Category: DIY

Halloween Party Favors – It’s BOO time!

These Halloween party favors will hold your favorite snacks.

One of my good friends has a lovely blog called Molly Mel.  Regina often shares some of her favorite seasonal themed ideas with me so that I can feature them on my blog.  These adorable Halloween Party Favors are super easy to make and will give your party guests something to take home with them. This…

Indoor S’mores – A Rainy Day Treat

Indoor S'mores

These Indoor s’mores are the perfect rainy day treat to make the kids feel as though they are on a camping trip, no matter what the weather is. Today is National S’mores Day!  When the weather is raining cats and dogs outside, thoughts of camping are normally not at the front of the mind. But…

Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Tag

This DIY Valentine's Day Gift card is simple to do and needs just a few tools and supplies. Today's featured project from my friend Regina at mollymel.blogspot.com

Dress up your gifts with this easy DIY Valentines Day Gift Tag. Valentine’s day is almost upon us. For many that means candy treats, home made Valentine’s day desserts and gift giving. ;Do you give gifts on Valentine’s day? \If you do, this easy DIY Valentines Day Gift Tag will add a decorative touch to your…

Gingerbread House Tutorial

Time for some festive fun with this gingerbread house tutorial. Did you know that December 12 is National Gingerbread House Day? Making Gingerbread houses has always been one of my favorite Christmas memories.  My daughter and I would make one each year and it was always one of the highlights of the Christmas season.  She is…

Round Up of Gingerbread Houses

Need some inspiration for your Gingerbread house this year? Try one of these festive 17 designs. alwaystheholidays.com

Gingerbread Houses for your Inspiration. One of my favorite things to do when my daughter was young was to make a new Gingerbread house each year for Christmas.  Our biggest challenge was finding a place to put it so that our German Shepherd dogs (who happen to love the taste of gingerbread houses) would not…

DIY Light Bulb Santa Ornament

This adorable lightbulb Santa ornament is easy to make and will look great on your Christmas tree - alwaystheholidays.com

This DIY Light Bulb Santa Ornament can be made from burned out bulbs. A lot of my time during the holiday season is spent in making Christmas ornaments and other holiday seasonal decor.  I find it so rewarding to make something instead of buying it, and love to share my creations with my readers.  This…

DIY Marshmallow Snowmen

Cute DIY Christmas Project – Marshmallow Snowmen These DIY marshmallow snowmen are so cute and are not just a sweet treat. Add a decorative tin the way I did and you also have a cute Christmas decor project. They have sort of a Nightmare Before Christmas look to them. I love doing projects where the…

DIY Autumn Floral Bow Tutorial

DIY Autumn Floral Bow

Do It Yourself Autumn Floral Bow I love making floral bows with wire edged ribbon.   I use them in so many ways – for basket vignettes, for door wreaths in each season and also for all my special Christmas gifts.  They are so easy to make, and store bought decorations with bows already made cost so…

Thanksgiving Oreo Turkey Cookie Place Card Holder

Oreo Turkey Cookie Place card Holder

Dress up the kids table at Thanksgiving with this Oreo Turkey Cookie Place Card Holders. This adorable Oreo Turkey Cookie will do double duty at the Thanksgiving table by showing the kids where they should sit.  Imagine how delighted to see their names poking out of one of these cute little guys? One of my favorite memories…

Quick and Easy Halloween DIY Projects

These quick and easy Halloween DIY projects will add some seasonal decor to your home but won’t break either the time or the money bank. This is such a busy time of the year.  And the expenses associated with the upcoming holidays means that I don’t want to spend a lot of either money or…

Halloween Party Idea – Pumpkin Drink Holder

This Halloween pumpkin makes a super drink holder for your holiday party.

It’s happy hour – Time for some cocktail recipes, or a fresh bottle of beer – Halloween style!  Of course, you can just use a regular ice bucket for your party drinks but this cute DIY idea features a pumpkin instead. The pumpkin makes a great decorative touch to your party table and works as a…

DIY Halloween Scrap Wood Ghosts

The local home stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s often have scrap pieces of 4 x 4 timber.  This size is just perfect for making cute decorative pieces like these DIY Halloween scrap wood ghosts. These DIY Halloween Scrap Wood Ghosts are a Fun Project. Always the Holidays is a participant in the Amazon Affiliate…

5 Tips to Set the Mood for a Halloween Party

Good Halloween parties rely on plenty of atmosphere to be successful.  It’s not enough to simply send out invites and hope for the best.  A great Halloween party needs to set the mood in just the right way. Do you want to set the mood for a Halloween Party?  Follow these tips for an eerie…

Spooky Mummy Cake Balls

mummy cake balls

Add a Whimsical Look to Your Halloween Table with these Mummy Cake Balls. Dontcha just love this time of the year?  For me, it’s a time to dust off my cake decorating supplies and skills and have tons of fun in the kitchen making adorable and festive Halloween treats.  These mummy cake balls are so…

Autumn Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins

scrapbook paper pumpkins

DIY Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins. These DIY scrapbook paper pumpkins are simple to do and require only a few supplies.  If you are someone whole loves to scrap book, this project will appeal to you!  I love holiday projects that are easy to do, are not intended to last long (so they don’t need to be…

How to Host a Halloween Cookie Exchange

How to Host a Halloween Cookie Swap

This Halloween, plan a Cookie Exchange. Every Christmas, people get together for cookie exchanges.   But this fun idea does not have to be limited to just the festive holidays.  Why should cookies be limited to just the winter?  I’ve put together some tips for hosting a Halloween cookie exchange. There are dozens of great Halloween…

17 Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

17 creative holiday gift wrap ideas - alwaystheholidays.com/

Wrap your Gifts in Style with one of these Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas. If you wander through the stores during the holidays, you will be overwhelmed with all of the choices for holiday gift wrapping.  You can buy supplies for wrapping,  of course, but if you take the time to come up with a…

Make Your Own Thanksgiving Cornucopia Centerpiece

DIY Baked Thanksgiving Cornucopia

DIY Thanksgiving Cornucopia. Time to decorate your table in style. Sure, you can purchase a cornucopia, but why not try making one in the oven.  It’s easy to do if you use frozen bread dough. To Make the centerpiece, you will need the following supplies: Disposable 12-14″ aluminum pizza pan Nonstick cooking spray Baking Sheet…

Best Christmas Wreath Ideas

Round up of 11 great Holiday wreath ideas

Decorate your Door with A Festive Christmas Wreath. From Halloween through Christmas, it seems that many doors have a wreath of some sort decorating the entry.   Some of these wreaths are simple, and some are very ornate. Some are store bought for lots of money and others are easy DIY projects. This lovely Christmas wreath…

Easy DIY Block Christmas Tree

DIY Block Christmas Tree Project

Child’s Block Christmas Tree Imagine how cute this Christmas Tree would be in an nursery or child’s playroom?    The block Christmas tree uses child’s toys, building blocks and some small holiday odds and ends. The project is so easy to do.  To make it you will need the following materials: A large piece of wood…

DIY Cinnamon and Nut Wreath

DIY Cinnamon Nut Wreath.

Make your own Cinnamon and Nut Wreath This is the time of the year when most homes have wreaths on their front doors. But before you add your Christmas themed wreath, how about this Cinnamon nut wreath? The wreath is fall themed and has a combination of walnuts, brazil nuts and pecans, as well as…

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

DIY Indian Corn Cakes

Indian Corn Cake Centerpiece This do it yourself project for Indian Corn cakes will really brighten up your Thanksgiving table.   The cakes are authentic looking and are easy to make. To make this project, you will need: 1 yellow cake mix 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts 9 inch baking pan 1 can of vanilla frosting…

DIY Pine Cone Christmas Trees

DIY Pine Cone Christmas Trees

Fast and Easy Pine Cone Christmas Trees These do it yourself Christmas Trees are my favorite kind of project.  They make use of things in the house and garden and require very little in the way of anything that needs to be bought at retail.  The grand total for these three trees cost me $2…

DIY Clay Pot Candle Holders

DIY Clay Pot Candle Holders

Make Your Own Terracotta Pot Candle Holders Gardeners will love these Christmas candle holders. The main part of the design is made by recycling old terracotta pots. I love to recycle common household items into craft projects.  Clay pots are a really fun item to upcycle.   (See my clay pot love bug candy dish for…

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments

DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments These Christmas cookie ornaments do double duty. They can be made as Christmas cookies and also used to decorate your tree with a few extra steps. Ingredients: 1/2 cup of butter at room temperature 1/3 cup of butter flavored shortening 1 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of honey 1 egg 1/2…