Category Archive

Christmas trees

DIY glittery baby doll part Christmas ornaments

I’m all over adding whimsy to traditional Christmas decorating, but how about a little macabre action too? Here’s how to make your own bedazzled baby doll part ornaments for seasonal sparkle with a dark sense of humor…

Break out your Christmas tree early and use it as a Halloween tree!

You’ll be seeing more from this Halloween-themed apartment later in the week, but I wanted to tease you with this great idea…

Homie holiday decor: A peek into your homes

I put out the call for our Homies to send us their holiday decorations. Damnit, I want to see how y’all offbeat the holidays. And WOW did I get some amazing peeks into your homes. We’ve got alien-head tree-toppers, Mid-century Christmanukkah decor, beer ornaments, and trees that are both sideways AND upside down!

Makeshift ornaments personalize your tree on the cheap

This is my first Christmas away from home, and while my family suggested I bring some of their ornaments with me, I thought it would be nice to leave them there for their tree. When it came time to decorate, though, my partner and I realized we didn’t have any sentimental crap for the tree at all. So how do you make a tree special when you haven’t yet collected sentimental ornaments? You use the keepsakes you have around the house!

DIY glittery Death Star holiday tree topper

This year, my fiance and I welcomed our very first full-size Christmas tree into our lives! I took advantage of the opportunity to craft this Death Star tree topper. AND IT WAS SO EASY. And now you can do the same thing, if you want!

Use a garland to display your favorite ornaments

Homie Colleen, who showed us her renovated house in Minneapolis and her apple cider caramels, has brought us a great idea to kitty-proof your Christmas.

Tricks for storing holiday decorations so you can actually use them again

I love Christmas decos — it’s a chance to hide all the bits of the house I don’t like. But by March or April I really have to take them down again. Luckily, I’ve gotten really good at putting those decorations away so I can use them again next Christmas — no more broken baubles on the slate floor.

A Beastlie, shotgun shells used in decor, and Darth Vader snowflakes in this week’s reader photos

Start your week with our collection of interesting articles on the web and photos from our readers. In these Clicky Links you’ll find lots of sites to waste a little time on.

Click through, too, to find our links on submitting YOUR stuff to Offbeat Home!