Easy Embellished Holiday Lampshades
Playful polka dot ribbon and beaded trim add a festive touch to plain lampshades.
Materials and Tools:
paper chandelier shades (1 for each bulb)
wide polka dot ribbon
narrow red ribbon
red beaded trim
hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. For each lampshade, cut four polka dot and four solid red ribbon strips that are slightly longer than the shade.
2. Alternating between polka dot and solid ribbon, attach ribbon strips to shade with a small amount of hot glue. Conceal ribbon ends by gluing them inside shade.
3. Rough measure beaded trim by loosely wrapping it around bottom of shade and cut. Attach trim to bottom of shade with hot glue and cut off any excess.
4. Place shades on fixture and, if desired, drape chandelier with faux greenery and berries.
Personalized Toy Box Bench
Design Star runner-up Dan Vickery creates personalized toy boxes that do double duty as a clever kid-sized bench.
12 Tips for Holiday Entertaining Success
Host Sandra Lee shares 12 expert tips to make holiday decorating and entertaining a snap.
Cold Cloisonne Holiday Painting
Karen Robbins is an art teacher who works in a variety of media. She loves creating artful pieces using the cold cloisonne process. In this segment, Karen makes a lovely holiday ornament cloisonne painting.
Silver Tinsel Christmas Wreath
Shatterproof ornaments make this a sparkling and fun holiday wreath that can weather the elements and will look good for many years to come.
Polymer Clay Frame With Snowballs and Santa
Add decorative touches to an ordinary picture frame to create a personalized holiday gift.
Peppermint Stripe Christmas Centerpiece
Easily create a sweet centerpiece to add sparkle to your holiday table.
Make a Modern Paper Wreath
This paper leaf wreath is a modern take on the magnolia or herb wreaths you often see around the holidays. Best of all, the neutral color scheme means you can display it indoors all winter long.
How to Make a Pumpkin Ponytail Holder
A glass artist shows how to create this glow-in-the-dark craft for a perfect Halloween hair accessory.
Square Feathered Holiday Wreath
Add a non-traditional touch to your holiday decorations by creating your own square wreath covered in pheasant and brightly colored feathers.
Turn Christmas Tablecloths Into Holiday Dish Towels
Bring retro holiday patterns to your party with dish towel favors made from vintage Christmas tablecloths.
We're serving up the latest news, gorgeous style, crafty DIY projects, clever entertaining tips and more. Consider these your design digests.