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Recently, we made a solemn vow to make as many holiday-related goodies as we possibly could — a funny little ritual we undertake every year, only to find ourselves stressed and sticky with super glue on Christmas Eve. So, this year, we're taking control of our creativity and choosing only awesome projects that are also insanely easy. Want to make your own garland from a collection of cool vintage ornaments? Of course you do! And what about chic coasters you can use for cocktails and give to your friends? That's a definite yes. Since we want you all to feel crafty-but-not-crazy, too, we thought we'd share our top picks for simple-and-stylish holiday DIY projects. We found inspiration from local bloggers and big design guns, and their tips all have one thing in common: You can actually pull them off in just a couple hours. We think they're the perfect holiday accessories for your home — click through to get inspired!
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Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read