Gifts to Make

Pom Pom Mini-Trees DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Mini-evergreen trees in candy-land colors are just so cute, cheery and festive. They can be used for place cards, cupcake toppers, or general holiday decorations on a windowsill or a mantel. Here is an inexpensive (and fast!) version inspired by those beautiful bottlebrush trees.

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Chocolate Necklace DIY

Today I’m partnering with Lindt to bring you the DIY for these fun little holiday party necklaces. I’m a big fan of making festive decorations that your guests can wear (remember these and these?) These necklaces are even more awesome because they double as favors (or hang them on each chair for a dinner party for your guests to enjoy later.) Lindt LINDOR Truffles are perfect for these because their packaging is so shiny and colorful like jewels (I love the LINDOR Truffles and how they melt in your mouth!) They also make great gifts for co-workers and neighbors and can double as holiday garlands around the house. Last month I went to the Lindt Chocolate factory in New Hampshire where I got to see the process and high Swiss standards of their Master Chocolatiers. I’ve been a fan for years so it was really impressive to see. Click through below for the full instructions!

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DIY Ornament Clusters

I’m obsessed with these ornaments from Martha Stewart’s new collaboration with The Home Depot. First of all they are shatter proof, so important if you have kids or pets (or if we’re being honest here, clumsy adults) living with you. Secondly the colors are spot on and so modern. It’s so hard to find good greens and blues like these. This wrapping idea is inspired by Martha’s series of holiday how-to videos. Each video is has great DIY ideas for holiday decorating. Martha’s instructions are clear and it’s helpful to see her create the DIY on camera. I really loved the video on making Ornament Clusters and decided to top off a few gifts using Martha’s techniques. You’ll just need a few things to get started…. (PS – Shop the Martha Stewart Living holiday collection by clicking here!)

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Printable Monogram Napkin

by Alix Sorrell

Impress your guests this year with some personalized monogram napkins. These napkins are so easy to make and will add that extra special touch to the table to make your guest feel right at home. Either sew your own napkins or dress up linens you already have or bought from the store.

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Printable Cheesy Gift Wrap

by Alix Sorrell

As someone who is obsessed with cheese, I was REALLY excited to find out October 9th is National Moldy Cheese Day! Moldy or not, these wrappers are the perfect way to dress up that hunk of cheese you were planning on bringing to a dinner party or giving away as a small (and cheesy) thank you gift! You can print out the labels on Sticker Paper or regular paper. Punch out the labels with a 1.5 inch punch to seal your wrap. You’re friends will be impressed with such a professional cheese-monger presentation!

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Printable Cheesy Gift Wrap Template