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4 Festive DIYs That Will Fill You With Holiday Pride

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    For the most part, we're totally decking the halls and ho, ho, ho-ing our way through the holidays. However, sometimes our inner Scrooge can go aggro at the over-commercialization of the season (anyone else draw the line at Walgreens' eggnog-scented candles?). So, to make spirits bright once again, we thought we'd go the slightly less "manufactured" route with some jolly DIY time.

    And, since Valerie Killeen of Shelterblack's O.C. abode has already demonstrated some serious handicraft skills, we enlisted her help to create four homespun holiday trimmings for us. From a sick succulent Christmas tree and gorg straw ornaments to the cutest reindeer cupcake, ever, these babies will have you feeling like Santa's little elf in no time.

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