Make your holidays extra special with delightful DIY gifts, crafts and decorations.
Spread Christmas cheer to your friends and family with homemade presents, beautiful centrepieces and delightful ornaments. We've got more than 30 ideas to inspire your holiday crafting.
Simple and beautiful, these fingerless gloves are a stylish gift for those on the go. They keep hands warm but your fingers free. Plus, this beautiful pattern knits up quickly.
More easy knitted gift ideas:
- Celtic pillow case
- Erie hat knitting pattern
- Stylish winter headband
- Adorable penguin hat
Homemade retro trivet
Trivets are a simple and stylish gift any cook would love to receive. Scour your favourite thrift or fabric store for some adorable retro-inspired fabric, or customize to match their kitchen style.
More quick-sew gifts:
- Mary Jane slippers
- Leather luggage tag and earbud fob
- Pinafore apron
- Cute dog collar
- Pretty tea towel
More DIY gift ideas
These super-quick gift ideas are simple and stylish. You can even customize them by writing their name in a beautiful script.
Suede and gold wrap bracelet
Festive DIY decorations
Glittery homemade banner
Break out the glitter for this elegant banner. The best part is you can customize it with your own message or favourite Christmas carol lyric.
More great decor ideas :
- Crochet snowflakes
- Advent calendar
- Pretty plaid Christmas stocking
- Cute Christmas countdown elves
- New rustic wreath
DIY your tree
Wire copper holiday ornament
Make this elegant ornament for your family or for yourself. The simple shape and beautiful copper make it a timeless present that will hang with pride on any tree.
More ideas :
- Felt Christmas tree ornaments
- Quilted reversible Christmas tree skirt
- Cookie garland
- Festive bird ornaments
For your table
Snow globe centrepiece
Showcase your favourite Christmas figurine front and centre with this simple and beautiful snow globe centrepiece.
More stylish table decor:
- Copper pipe candelabra
- Free downloadable placecards
- Bowtie centrepiece
- Dainty holiday themed candle holders
- Gold gilded mason jars
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Channel your inner Hillary, Beyonce or Eleven this Halloween.
While dressing up as your favourite monster or scary character is a classic Halloween costume, we recommend channeling your favourite independent woman this year. And there were many women to choose from. Whether you go for the Hollywood route (Rey, anybody?) or prefer to channel a real woman (hey, Hillary) there's no shortage of smart, strong, multi-dimensional women to dress up as this year.
Here, our best bets for your 2016 Halloween costume.
If you were awake at all during 2016, you heard that Beyonce released an incredible musical and visual album titled, Lemonade. The fan-favourite look? That yellow Roberto Cavalli number, hands down.
Can't afford to pick up the Cavalli designer dress? (Us too.) Instead, pick up a yellow sundress (bonus points for ruffles), an old baseball bat, and make sure your hair is super curly. And then channel your inner Queen B.
If there was a girl power movie of the summer it was definitely the Ghostbusters reboot. Our fave? Kate McKinnon's character Holtzmann.
You're going to need a boilersuit or coveralls for this one—we recommend shipping in the men's department. Then, pick up some orange electrical tape and get to DIY-ing.
The lady on everyone's mind this time of year is Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton—and we're in the final stretch of whether she makes history.
While you could don any old pantsuit to channel Clinton, why not pick the power red suit she wore for the first presidential debate?
Stranger Things ruled our TVs this fall, so it's no surprise that Eleven (Elle to friends) is a major contender for Halloween costume of the year.
Make sure to wear a pale pink dress and a blue windbreaker—plus if you can get a very blonde wig that would be good too. But the most important part is those Eggos.
It's safe to say that Daisy Ridley's Rey stole the Star Wars show last year. We can't wait to see where this character goes.
Pick up a pair of cargo pants and push them up to your knees. Pair with a cold shoulder shirt in beige, add a belt and some strategically assembles scarves for your Rey costume.
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