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3 Holiday DIY Projects

Between taking down the Halloween decorations, preparing the turkey for Thanksgiving and finishing all the shopping for Christmas, maybe you'll find some free time. If you do, getting in touch with your creative side is a wonderful idea. And if you have children, include them for a fun family activity. Get in the holiday spirit with these three holiday do-it-yourself projects we've collected in one place.

Get creative this holiday season with these do-it-yourself projects.

Holiday pillow covers

Give your pillow protectors a rest for a month! These adorable burlap pillows are so festive and unique that no one could help but notice them. To make things easy, the blog has the template for the "LOVE" and "JOY" cutouts available for download.

Difficulty: Easy to Medium

What you'll need:

  • Burlap fabric
  • Fabric of your choosing
  • felt tipped marker
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine

Where to find the tutorial: The SITS Girls

Falling snowflake garland

This project is perfect for your big holiday party and it's so cute that it wouldn't surprise us if Zooey Deschanel had these hanging from her bedroom ceiling. The tutorial shows you how to make the garland, and then you can attach it to anything: Balloons, decorations, gifts, or even your Christmas tree.

Difficulty: Easy

What you'll need:

  • White balloons
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Paper
  • Snowflake punches
  • Scissors
  • Small helium tank

Where to find the tutorial: Oh Happy Day

Christmas snow globes

The perfect gift for anyone on a budget, snow globes are a traditional holiday decoration that people absolutely love. In addition, one of the best parts of making your own is getting to choose your own jar. In fact, this is the most customizable project on our list: Pick your own figurines, scene and more.

Difficulty: Medium

What you'll need:

  • Some type of a jar
  • Figurines
  • Oil-based enamel paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Epoxy
  • Distilled water
  • Glitter
  • Glycerin

Where to find the tutorial: Martha Stewart