7+ Holiday DIYs To Try Throughout The Year

Diply 20 Oct 2018

If you're addicted to crafting, chances are, you're always working on at least one project that revolves around a holiday. Whether it's Halloween, Christmas, St. Patrick's Day, or The Fourth Of July, if there are DIYs for it, you're doing them.

Even though the batch of fresh crafts below don't cover every single holiday out there, it does showcase some of the biggies. I'm sure it'll be easy for you to find something to add to your never-ending list of must-do projects!

1. DIY Plaster Bones

Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart is the queen of arts and crafts for a reason! She's someone you can always rely on for a fun and creative ideas, especially during the holidays.

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And if Halloween is the holiday you're in need of inspiration for, these DIY plaster bones are the perfect candidate.

Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart

To make some for your spooktacular design plans, you'll need newspaper, a roll or two of masking tape, tea bags, and plaster cloth.

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2. DIY Candy Corn Thread Cones

Sadie Seasongoods | Sadie Seasongoods

Sadie Seasongoods sees potential in things everyone else considers useless junk. Take these clearance thread cones as a perfect example of her creative upcycling abilities.

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While most shoppers saw nothing more than a standard roll of thread, Sadie saw festive Halloween decor.

Sadie Seasongoods | Sadie Seasongoods

Instead of using it for its intended purpose, she decided to give the cones a few coats of paint, transforming them into adorable, decorative candy corn accessories.

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3. DIY Cheesecloth Spiderwebs 

Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart

There are two things that have the ability to make any space appear haunted: creepy looking dolls and white drapery. Dolls, especially old ones, are more often than not possessed, and white drapes take all of the color and personality out of a room.

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So, if you want to make your living room or front porch look uber scary for Halloween, accessorize with thrift store dolls and tattered cheesecloth.

Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart

Head over to Martha Stewart to find out how to make the latter.

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4. DIY Fall Marquee Letter Pumpkins

YouTube | Hallmark Channel

Craft pumpkins are a DIYers best friend because they're affordable (if you know where to look), versatile, and can last for as long as you need them to.

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If you've been looking for a way to put your stockpile of foam pumpkins to good use, I'm happy to report that you've finally found it.

YouTube | Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Channel posted a fun video tutorial that anyone can follow in order to recreate these show-stopping marquee letters for their front porch.

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5. DIY Holiday Dioramas

Fresh American Style by Annie Selke | Fresh American Style by Annie Selke

Dioramas may not have been your favorite assignment to work on while you were in school, but for adults who love to craft, they're a holiday favorite.

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Annie Selke of Fresh American Style came up with the prettiest way to turn glass containers into dioramas for a Christmas-inspired tablescape.

Fresh American Style by Annie Selke | Fresh American Style by Annie Selke

I think an idea like this would be a great alternative for traditional wreath-making or gingerbread house-building get-togethers.

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6. DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath

Live Love DIY | Live Love DIY

Speaking of wreath-making, you can't celebrate any holiday without at least one wreath hanging somewhere in or around your home. It's a rule, but don't bother looking it up. Just take my word for it.

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Anyway, whether you're in need of a fresh holiday wreath because you've never owned one, or the one you do own has seen better days, this version by Live Love DIY is going to be a hit wherever you choose to display it.

Live Love DIY | Live Love DIY

Well, what are you waiting for? Head over to the blog and fill yourself in on all of the crafty details.

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7. DIY Light-Up PVC Candy Canes

Hometalk | Amanda C, Hometalk Team

You can't spell Christmas without candy canes! OK, obviously you can spell it without them, but the holiday is greatly improved by the presence of this festive, minty-fresh treat.

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To accent your home with the prettiest candy canes on the block, hit up your local hardware store and stock up on PVC parts.

Hometalk | Amanda C, Hometalk Team

You're definitely going to want to follow the step-by-step tutorial Amanda C. put together over on Hometalk.

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8. DIY Wire Hanger Christmas Tree

Hometalk | The Cofran Home

Wire hangers may not seem very useful when it comes to holiday decor, but they're actually extremely versatile, and can be used to create a variety of crafting projects.

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Hometalk user The Cofran Home used an assortment of wire hangers to make an adorable, mini Christmas tree.

Hometalk | The Cofran Home

Pretty neat, right? And I bet no one will ever be able to guess what they used to make it.

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9. DIY Easter Egg Coloring Hack

Skip To My Lou | Skip To My Lou

To make coloring Easter eggs simple and less messy, fill wide-rimmed drinking glasses with your food coloring mixtures on a surface that's free and clear of clutter.

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Next, grab an egg and place it inside a whisk.

Skip To My Lou | Skip To My Lou

Use the whisk to dip your eggs into the food coloring and again to remove them. This method means you can avoid sticking your fingers or a spoon into the glass to fish out the eggs!

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10. DIY Marbled Easter Eggs

Mom Luck | Mom Luck

Coloring Easter eggs with food dye the traditional way is fun, but if you've ever wanted to take things to the next level, Mom Luck can show you the way.

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Basically, instead of hard boiling your eggs and then dipping them in food coloring, you're going to boil and gently crack the eggs.

Mom Luck | Mom Luck

Once they're covered in small cracks, place the eggs inside sandwich bags and add a few drops of food coloring. Massage the bags until the dye has completely covered the eggs and then allow them to sit for at least 30 minutes. After all is said and done, you'll be able to remove the shells to reveal beautifully marbled egg whites!

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11. DIY Copper Leaf Easter Eggs

Lily Ardor | Lily Ardor

If you'd prefer to avoid dying eggs all together, perhaps this idea by Lily Ardor will become your new go-to decorating method. The only material you'll need for it is leafing paper.

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Doesn't the copper make these eggs look so chic and modern?

Lily Ardor | Lily Ardor

There's absolutely nothing wrong with tradition, but that doesn't mean you can't think outside the box and break away from it!

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12. DIY Faux Chocolate Bunny Decor

Sew Many Ways | Sew Many Ways

Karen of Sew Many Ways found a shade of spray paint that perfectly replicates the look of milk chocolate. "Earth Tierra" by Krylon is the perfect product to use if you want to give your Easter decor a deliciously authentic look.

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Karen used this paint to transform a simple ceramic bunny into an accessory that looks good enough to eat.

Sew Many Ways | Sew Many Ways

So basically, if you love Easter, stocking up on Krylon's "Earth Tierra" is a must!

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