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3 Templates for DIY Holiday Projects

Our three templates will help you make elegant stars from paper bags, a wreath from metallic gold scrapbook paper and a "pine" cone forest to adorn your mantel.
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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Midwest Ties

Every gift idea in this gallery comes direct to you from someone on our team. We saw it. We tried it. We loved it. And we’re sure you will, too. Happy holidays, from our crew to yours.
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How to Make Paper Bag Star Decorations

With just a gluestick and scissors (and spray paint, to glitz them up), you can turn ordinary paper bags into foldable, 3-D stars to top trees or hang as ornaments. Here’s how.
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9 Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day

Get your girl gang together to celebrate on February 13 with brunch, ice skating or a movie marathon.
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Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

Try maps, recycled book pages, paper bags and other alternatives to wrapping paper for a special and eco-friendly touch this season.
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Holiday Home Decorating Ideas

A Twin Cities floral shop inspires creative seasonal decor with its annual idea home.
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9 Unique Ways to Celebrate New Year's Eve

This New Year’s Eve, you could watch the good ol’ ball plummet again. Or you could ring in 2019 at a gathering that drops something quirkier.
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8 Ways to Spruce Up Your Christmas Tree

With a pro designer's quick tips, your Christmas tree can look just like it's from, ahem, a magazine.
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DIY Valentine's Day Envelopes

Customize your Valentine's card envelopes with an artistic touch using watercolor resists, paper doilies — even a brown paper bag.