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What to Make This Weekend: Marbled Cards, Painted Ornaments + More

Can we just not talk about the fact Christmas is only three weeks away? Instead of stressing out about all the gifts you need to buy, give yourself a creative break. Mix up a holiday mocktail, snack on something unhealthy and DIY something super festive. Whether you’re in the mood to make a wall tree, ornaments to put on that really perfect tree or a fashion accessory for your tree (well, at least the skirt), these 10 DIY projects are just the thing to put off the shopping madness.


1. No-Sew Pizza Skirt: Nope, it’s not takeout — it’s the coolest (and most delicious) tree skirt ever. Use colored felt or cotton for the base and add all your favorite toppings… at no extra cost. (via Brit + Co)

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2. Peppermint Candy Balloons: Give your holiday party decor a non-traditional and totally girly spin with these DIY peppermint and present balloons. (via Studio DIY)

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3. Printable Gift Wrap: If you’re one of those people who already has presents to wrap (not judging, just so jealous), print off a few sheets of this black and pink paper. (via The Lovely Drawer)

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4. Fringe Wall Tree: Skip the tree this year and opt for a this small-space alternative instead. Throw on some pom pom garlands and maybe even a few of your very own DIY ornaments from this list. (via Brit + Co)

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5. Marbled Paper: How are those Christmas cards going? Haven’t started yet? Don’t stress — marble instead. It’s super addictive, and you’ll have a stack of cards set to send before you know it. (via Brit + Co)

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6. Free Printable Calendar: If you feel a little shiver of happiness when you get to go buy a new planner, you’ll love getting a head start on the calendar game with this pretty (and free!) printable. (via This Little Street)

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7. No Sew Cotton Clutch: A color blocked clutch is the perfect way to add some color to your outfit. This one is the perfect size for all the essentials you’d need to survive an office holiday party. (via Brit + Co)

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8. Zodiac Rhinestone Ornaments: Pull out the clay and make these sparkly zodiac ornaments for the superstars in your life. They’re also the perfect size for gift toppers if you want to add a personal touch to your wrapping. (via For the Makers)

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9. Salon Wall Christmas Tree: Add a “tree” to your entry or hallway with this Christmas-inspired salon wall. Mix up all kinds of artwork, ornaments and a garland to get that tree shape. (via Brit + Co)

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10. DIY Found Object Wreath: Get a totally unique and personalized wreath on your door this weekend. Gather up all kinds of bits and bobs — the more random the better — and simply spray with gold paint. (via Brit + Co)

What DIY decor pieces have you made for the holidays? We’d love to hear about your projects in the comments below!

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)