Get Festive Holiday DIY Ideas Hop and Giveaway

I know it sounds early, but I just sat down last night with the family to organize thoughts and the “to do” list for the upcoming holiday season. Between hosting events, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, our days are packed through to the end of January starting next weekend.  I love this time of year, but if I don’t start organizing now, it could get ugly… and that defeats what I love about it.

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Now on with my story….

We just put up a “Thankful Tree” over the weekend too, I’m pretty excited… it’s sharing thanks right on the wall, pretty cool. I’ll share a picture later. I’ll share a picture later. But for today I’m going to share some ideas of these we do around the holidays, DIY projects you can easily jump into also.

Holiday ideas to inspire your creativity:

Tis the season to get creative
Tis the season to get creative


Get your creative thinking caps on

and let the festive season begin with all kinds of fun holiday DIY projects. I’ve joined together with a fantastic group of creative bloggers to share a variety of holiday inspiration with you. You’ll find craft tutorials, handmade gifts, recipes and piles of holiday cheer. No matter what you celebrate this season, let the creative ideas inspire you!

Winter Holiday Hop - Creative DIY Inspiration for the Holidays
Carla Schauer Designs
Dawn’s Craft Place
Windham Design Studio
Creativity Stirs the Soul
Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom
The Johanson Journey
Eileen Hull
The Country Chic Cottage
Laura Kelly Designs
Handmade by Hilani
Beth Watson Design Studio
Mel Designs

Once you get your fill of fun creative ideas to make, enter this giveaway…

The Winter Holidays Hop Sweepstakes!

There are two prizes to up for grabs!

  1. 1 winner will receive 2 Sizzix dies designed by Eileen Hull valued at over $35.
  2. A 2nd winner will receive a goodie box filled with a variety of crafty materials valued at over $50.
Enter to win two Sizzix Dies by Eileen Hull
Prize 1 – two Sizzix Dies from Eileen Hull
Holiday Hop prize pack - assortment of craft supplies
Prize 2 –  assortment of craft supplies
How to enter:

Leave a Comment telling me what holiday creativity you are planning or what holiday festivities are you most excited about or if there is a project are you most excited to try. Share your holiday inspiration and you could receive one of the great prizes we’re giving away!

The Rules:

You must be 18 years or older and a US resident with a US shipping address to enter. No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries. Winner/s will be randomly selected after 7pm EST on Monday, November 19th, 2012. If you are selected to receive a prize, you will be notified via email and you will have 48 hours to submit your shipping address or a new winner will be selected.
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Share in the creative inspiration!

Check out the project ideas below or link up your own winter holiday DIY tutorials:


  1. Sheila S. says

    The vintage inspired wall art and the ornaments caught my eye…LOVE to see I’m not the only one already obsessing over Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. says

    Ooops! I forgot to mention which projects inspired me most. It was hard to choose as they ALL were great, however, the colored popcorn #24 and #4 – Eileen’s suitcase really tugged at my me. I am a paper crafter at heart and always will be:) Thanks so much for hosting this hop, I had a terrific time. Happy Holidays to ALL!

  3. nicole says

    my daughter is going to draw our christmas card this year! she is SO excited now that we have a craft area set up JUST for her! i’ll be making all handmade gifts this year!

  4. says

    I am excited about Thanksgiving festivities – we’ll be hosting our first “Friends Thanksgiving” at our first house we just purchased. I hope to do many creative things under the roof of this house. :)

  5. Linda says

    Ohhhh, so many to choose from, so many talented people. I can’t pick just one so will list some of my favs – #2 Vintage Inspired Wall Art; #4 Eileen Hull’s suitcase; #12 White Chocolate Fudge mmmmm; #20 Beth Watson’s snowman; #25 DIY Birch Birch Candles; #29 Cupcake Lines Ornaments; #30 Thanksgiving Flower. Just a few!!!!

  6. Julie A. Shearer says

    I like most all of the projects I have seen . There is one I really want to try for the Holidays. I love making a wish list from playing cards . TFS and a chance to win .

  7. melissa says

    Hi Jen! I saw the reindeer footprints and that is what brought me to your page! I love using paint on canvas and this year will be our daughters 1st christmas so we will have to start this craft soon! Thanks again for the idea. I will definitely check out more crafts on your page!

  8. Heather! says

    I am planning to make pine cone Christmas tree centerpieces for my family and friends for the holidays! It will be so much fun…I can’t wait!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  9. Jane says

    I am challenging myself to design a new holiday door decoration for the front of our house. We always have a traditional wreath but this year the colors of our house have changed. Repainted the outside of house shade of light yellow with white trim and black shutters. Here is the challenge–use something other than a round wreath and instead of traditional red/green/gold color ribbon another color bringing in the front door which is now a pretty shade of rose color. Not a pastel but deeper shade of rose. My thoughts are using white iceskates with greens or a large half basket or even painting some small wooden skis X with ribbon and greens in center. I love these challenges. Any advice? Happy Thanksgiving from New Hampshire.

  10. Jill L says

    I am making St. Lucy crowns with my little girls’ club at church. Really need to find some holly leaves die cuts otherwise I’ll be cutting out a whole lot of them by hand.

  11. carol y l says

    I would like to make the easy glittery snowballs. Those would be alot of fun to make with my daughter and the grandkids.
    I am also going to try to attempt some Christmas pins. I like the look of old pins and would like to make maybe a Christmas tree. We also usually do glitter on pinecones each year, which the little ones enjoy and decorated paper chains.
    Popmpoms with holiday colors is something I bought yarn for to make with the kids also.

  12. JoAnn F. says

    I love doing crafts with my grandson & making ornaments for the Christmas tree!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  13. Janet Marcotte says

    We havent been home the last two years at Christmas and this year we will. So my plan is decorate the whole house this year. I have missed decorating since we were gone. I have been on the hunt for crafts for my daughter and I to do to add to our decorations. Cant wait!

  14. Laurie Emerson says

    We are going to make a snowflake tree. We came up with the idea after making snowflakes in our classroom. I teach first graders and a lot of them have never seen snow so I showed them how to make their very own snowflakes. One student wondered if you could make a whole tree out of snowflakes so I decided why not? It is going to be so much fun and I admit that I am still trying to figure out how to do it.