DIY: Fabric-Covered Clock

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Refresh and brighten your home this month with this easy DIY project. We started with a simple wood clock base and added some beautiful abstract-patterned fabric (“Painterly Splash” by Alethea and Ruth) to create a one-of-a-kind home decor piece. The brushstrokes have a modern, painterly touch while the gray and coral tones add a soothing splash of color to any room. And the possibilities are endless—instead of fabric, you could use leftover wallpaper, wrapping paper, or even your kid’s artwork.

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Printable: New Year’s Resolutions

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Are you throwing an intimate gathering or a big soirée this New Year’s Eve? We designed a colorful New Year’s Resolutions printable for you to download and print for your party, no matter how many guests you have coming over. This printable is designed to be used by both adults and kids with questions like “I Want To Learn,” “I Want To Go,” and “I Want To Be.”

You can set up a table next to the cocktails with enough printables for each guest. Throw some colorful confetti and noisemakers, along with pens, so your guests can starts dreaming up where they want to go and what they want to learn for the new year. You can also use these at each place setting if you’re hosting a dinner party on New Year’s Eve. Throw some gold confetti on the table and scatter some pens to invite your guests to participate in creating their resolutions.

Supplies:
• White card stock
• Pens

Steps:
1. Download our free New Year’s Resolutions Printable and print on white card stock.
2. Distribute to guests at your New Year’s party!

Photos: Melissa Fenlon


More Holiday Card Display Ideas:
• DIY Holiday Card Display: Paint-Stirrer Mobile
• DIY Holiday Card Display: Fabric-Covered Cork Board
• DIY Holiday Card Display: Christmas Tree Pinboard

More from Minted:
• New Year Photo Cards
• Holiday Photo Cards
• Non-Photo Holiday Cards

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DIY: Recycled Holiday-Card Garland

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

New Year’s Eve has never been a massive affair for us—usually we end up at home watching movies or playing board games with friends and family, snacking on chocolate fondue. We don’t put away Christmas decorations until New Year’s Day, so it still feels a bit like Christmas. When I’m tidying up I never quite know what to do with holiday cards, so this year I thought it would be neat to turn them into a garland for New Year’s Eve. I think I’ll even keep it up the rest of January to keep the mood festive for a few weeks longer. Happy New Year!

DIY Recycled Holiday Card Garland | Julep DIY Recycled Holiday Card Garland | Julep

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DIY Holiday Card Display: Magnetic Picture Rails

Written by Melanie Blodgett of  You Are My Fave

Since the Christmas cards and holiday cards keep arriving, display them at home on these easy-to-make magnetic picture rails. Then, once the holidays are over, swap out the cards for some favorite family photos and keep using the display year-round.

DIY Magnetic Holiday Card Display DIY Magnetic Holiday Card Display

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Printable: Coloring Wrapping Paper

Written by Kersey Campbell of  And We Play

To me, the holidays are just so much more magical with kids involved. I thought it would be fun if the kiddos had their own wrapping paper to wrap their gifts in (with mom’s help of course). This printable wrapping paper is the perfect thing to make your child feel special and also keep their hands busy for a while. Basically a Christmas miracle!


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DIY: Easy Portrait Gift Tags

The second I place Christmas gifts under the tree, my kids immediately ask me which ones belong to them. To make the packages easy to identify and to add some fun to the wrapping, I’ve come up with a plan to top the gifts with simple portrait tags. Here’s how to make your own.

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DIY: Chocolate Mushrooms

Written by Kathleen Ballos of  Snowdrop & Co

I’ve always admired the beautiful meringue mushrooms on Christmas yule log cakes—they’re so fluffy and delicate-looking! As much as I love them, I’ve never gotten around to making them myself. The holiday season is just so busy that I can’t seem to find the time to bake meringues on top of everything else. When I saw this round ice cube tray at the dollar store though, I immediately knew it was just the shortcut I needed. Make your own chocolate mushrooms this holiday season—with this trick, they only takes a few minutes!

DIY Chocolate Mushrooms | Julep DIY Chocolate Mushrooms | Julep

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DIY: No-Sew Fabric Gift Bag

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

Half the fun of gift giving is presenting your in a prettily wrapped package. This year, I decided to make fabric gift bags that are made from repurposed materials and can be used again and again. I have a rather large-sized bin filled with scrap fabric, which is perfect for this project. Red-and-white patterned fabric and fusible hemming tape are all you need to whip up this no-sew gift bags. They take less than 10 minutes to make and you can fill them with holiday goodies and gifts.

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DIY: No-Sew Fabric Gift Bag | alice & lois for minted

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DIY: Printable Reindeer Mask

Written by Kersey Campbell of  And We Play

If you’re looking for a fun holiday activity to keep your kiddos busy, they’ll love this fun reindeer mask craft. It’s really easy to make and you probably already have all of the supplies to make it around the house. That’s what I call a win-win craft.

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DIY: Modern Organic Wreath

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

‘Tis the season for creating simple, one-of-a-kind holiday decorations for your home. For the past few years we’ve made handmade wreaths and fell in love with the process—gathering bunches of evergreens, eucalyptus, and berries from our local florist (or foraging the materials!) to use (Tip: We like collecting scraps from the Christmas tree lot!).

While circular wreaths are classic and festive, today we’re demonstrating a modern take that incorporates driftwood from the beach to create a more organic, natural-looking shape.

DIY Modern Organic Wreath | alice & lois for minted
DIY Modern Organic Wreath | alice & lois for minted

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