Plan on getting a head start this year for the holidays? I know it’s not even Halloween yet, but if you’re like me, I always get caught scrambling near the end of November. I’m always exhausted and never really ready to enjoy them when they do come. So this year I promised myself I would be a little more prepared. Too early for you? Then perhaps bookmark them for the upcoming season. I’m loving some of them! The cardboard Christmas tree is perfect for a holiday away from home — just fold and pack. The baby moccasins might take some time to make and are so adorable for a special little one, the paper stars would be perfect to decorate a gift, adorn a tree, or hang from the ceiling in front of a window. Here’s 20 awesome “do now” DIYs for the holidays:
Paper Stars 1 of 19A great idea to top gifts with or hang from tree or ceiling!
Get the instructions at Home by Linn
Pretty See-Through Mason Jars 2 of 19Use for tea lights, this version of the painted mason jar looks like stained glass.
Get the instructions at Lilyshop
Stick Hobby Horse 3 of 19A perfect handmade gift for a little one.
Get the instructions at chickabug.com
Makedo Christmas Tree 4 of 19Perfect for a holiday away from home, just fold and pack
Get the instructions at instructables.com (Photo/Author Makedo)
Paper Garland 5 of 19Make some beautiful paper garlands for all the indoor doors!
Get the instructions at Sweet Paul Magazine
Geometric Tags 6 of 19Embellish a gift with these lovely geometric clay tags or ornaments.
Get the instructions at Creature Comforts Blog
Handmade Moccasins 7 of 19An adorable little gift idea for that special someone.
Get the instructions at domesticreflections.blogspot.com
A Little Scandinavian 8 of 19Make a Decahedron Himmeli Mobile (a little Scandinavian holiday inspiration).
Get the instructions at Aunt Peaches
Recycle Sweater to Mittens 9 of 19Make your own mittens from an old recycled sweater.
Get the instructions at A Beautiful Mess
Plant Some Bulbs 10 of 19I always forget to do this and end up buying them, but this year I plan to plant some bulbs! Love these planted in old tins.
Inspiration from http://johanna-vintage.blogspot.com
Origami Stars 11 of 19Get started on making some adorable origami stars to string about.
Get the instructions at minnamayblog.com
Paper Ornaments 12 of 19Make some lovely ornaments for the tree.
Get the instructions at A Lovely Lark
Rustic Snowflakes 13 of 19Gather twigs now for this fun fall craft.
Get the instructions at littlethingsbringsmiles.com
Set Up A Wrapping Paper Station 14 of 19Set up a handy wrapping station (this one brilliantly hiding behind a closet door)!
Get the instructions at armelleblog.com
Origami Star 15 of 19A charming DIY ornament template by Jun Mitani.
Get the instructions at http://uponafold.com.au
Wrap It All Wine Totes 16 of 19Make these 70's inspired macrame wine bottle totes.
Get the instructions at designsponge.com
Vintage Book Flowers 17 of 19Add these book-inspired vintage book flowers to a gift.
Get the instructions at bhg.com
Star Garland 18 of 19Make this adorable garland using cardboard stars (with holes punched in the center and jute string).
Image from kotiliesi.fi
DIY Holiday Paper Decorations 19 of 19Beautiful paper garland downloadable templates from House and Home. (Author: @Sarah Hartill Photographer: Michael Graydon).
Get the instructions at houseandhome.com
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