The Holidays Are Here–Get Crafty!

by Intern Courtney

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we’re officially in the throes of the Christmas season. If you’re looking for some great DIY gifts and decorations, we’ve got you covered. The holiday season is a perfect time of year to get crafty–so grab a cup of nog, and lets get started!

When you’re wrapping presents this holiday season, don’t throwaway the odds and ends of your paper. Instead, use those remainders as materials for your DIY wrapping paper wreath!  At you can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to create an adorable paper wreath that’ll last way longer than a needle-dropping fresh one.


A homemade candy Christmas tree can make a cute centerpiece or a sweet gift. With a little construction paper, glue, candy, and ribbon, this can be your festive DIY masterpiece. Go to for an easy-to-follow how-to guide.

Homemade ornaments can be festive decorations for your pad or gifts for friends and family. Martha Stewart is famous for her DIY creations, and on the crafts section of her website, you can find several ornament ideas and detailed instructions. A few of my favorites include: Pipe-Cleaner Snowflakes, Candy Cane Mice, and Peppermint Ornaments.            



This holiday season, amaze your friends with your mad DIY skills. If you’re not the crafty type, head to the always-festive BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair, where you can find more than 200 vendors selling handmade jewelry, specialty foods, cards, handbags, posters and much more! December 10th and 11th at 82 Mercer St. (between Broome and Spring), New York, NY.

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