Holidays

This page is dedicated to crafting for special events, birthdays and holidays.

Glitzy Easter Egg Will Spark a Smile

We are Egg-xited to bring you this Egg–stra-special Easter Egg.
    Create a sparkle to an eye and a smile to a face when you learn how to make this shiny Easter Egg. They are simpler to make than you might think and can be quite elegant. Sure to brighten any day.


Hatch your creativity and have some homemade fun.

So get cracking and made some eggs – Easter Eggs that is!

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Be sure to check out the reasons we selected eggs for our theme this Easter.

Egg-stra-special Easter Egg Card

   Letting your loved ones know how special they truly are with our fun Easter egg themed card. The design could be used for any season.

   The primary technique used is iris folding. We added rubber stamps yet you could ask to kids to do some coloring or other artwork. The sentiments are added by hand for a more personalized and homemade touch. You could print them out on a computer and then pasted them as desired on the card for a classier feel.

So get cracking and made some eggs – Easter Eggs that is!

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Egg-stra-special Easter Egg Card

Lucky Card is as Precious as Gold

   It is time to spread the luck of the Irish with this easy to make greeting card.

   Finding a four-leaf clover is considered lucky yet they are hard to find. Finding a good friend is even harder and much more fortunate.

    Definitely a thought you need to share with every good friend as they are as precious as a pot of gold. They will find a four-leafed clover among the shamrocks on this card.



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We have the fun graphics and heart felt sentiments all designed for you. Just print, cut and glue and your project is all complete.

Foxy Peek-a-Boo Greeting Card

      The front of this foxy card is hand stamped with a fun and simple heart designed to complement the Valentine’s day theme. Patterned cardstock would be another great option. The front also features a peek-a-boo heart shaped window with the word “You” visible.

     Opening the card reveals the full inside sentiment “You are a Fox!”. Under the greeting, you will find a cute little fox made from adhered shape layers. The fox design is based on hearts.



While the card was designed for Valentine’s day it is easily adapted for a birthday or any time. Check out

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Lovely Victorian Lace Heart ❤️ Ornament

Enhance your décor with this romantic lacy beaded ornament that has a Victorian feel to it. Hang it in a window and when the sun catches it, it will sparkle and glisten in the sunshine. It is reminiscent of the twinkle in your eyes when you first fell in love.

Perfect for Valentine’s day or any day you want to put a little love in your heart. ❤️

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Check out these Valentine’s Day and Heart Inspired DiY Projects

Simply Heart Card for Valentine’s Day

     Sweet and simple Valentine’s Day card is all heart. You do not need to have a special paper punch nor an expensive cutting machine to make this greeting card. Just check out our Heart Template

     The card base was embellished with rubber stamps and then embossed. ❤️ Alternately you could use printed card stock instead of plain card stock or use stickers.
     The sentiment on the sash could be printed on a printer if you do not have a sentiment you like.
     Another heart themed stamped design finished off the inside of my card yet you can use any of the ideas suggested above for the outside.
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Simple Heart Template

This video has two different methods for creating a smooth heart shaped template require no special tools. Both are simple and quick. One of the techniques is particularly flexible in the depth and length of the points. Make them any way your heart desires. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Template is perfect to use for paper crafts including greeting cards or for sewing appliques or any heart themed project.

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Have a Ball
Humorous Winter Greeting Card

You are sure to have tons of fun making these greeting cards. They are perfect for a winter birthday or to make any day special. This humorous card is sure to put a smile on the recipient’s once the inside sentiment is revealed. This step by step project includes 2 different interiors based on the same theme plus a simplified version is included. Be sure to check out the bonus project made from the scraps of the greeting card.
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Whether You Call Him Tonttu, Tomte, or Gnome, Be Sure To Welcome This Adorable Elfish Creature into Your Home

Tonttu is a small creature from Finnish mythology. He lives in and protects the home. It is very important to treat him with respect otherwise he may become mischievous. Occasionally he can be found in the forest. Perhaps he has been treated poorly and is looking for a new home to look after – maybe yours! Some cultures may call him a gnome or tomte. I just call this elf-like creature cute. This tonttu is easy and quick to make. His spirit is ready to inhabit your home.

Slippers make a great gift!

Giving slippers as a gift? Worried about tripping on those loose laces? Put your fears to rest with this quick and simple solution. Fix them before they are even worn. Your recipient may never realize you did this but you will have peace of mind that you prevented a trip and fall hazard.

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Adorable Santa Skirt Purse

Adorable purse is full of Christmas spirit. It is in the shape of a skirt with materials that look like they came from Santa Claus’s red suit. The perfect fashion accessory to add some fun to your holiday wardrobe. Make this purse with either a purchased Christmas hat or stocking. Add a chain shoulder strap and a belt complete with buckle and you can be stepping out in festive style.

Definitely a must have for any fashionista!

Recycled CD Snowflake Ornaments Glisten in the Light
Easy & Inexpensive

Glistening snowflakes make this ornament especially cool. Pun intended. Upcycling old compact discs is also very cool. You can use old dvds as well as cds. The snowflake theme extends the use of these ornaments well beyond Christmas for the whole winter long. The contrast makes the snowflakes really stand out.
They are quite elegant yet very simple to make. In fact, if you can color you can make these. You likely have everything on hand to make these and since recycled cds are the base, the ornaments cost practically nothing to make.

Country Paid Ornament with Glitzy Snowflake

Casual laid back country style meets sparkly and glitzy glamour in this fun Christmas tree ornament. Plaid is all the rage right now and gives that relaxed homey feel. Sophistication is added via shiny rhinestone crystals in the shape of a snowflake. The snowflake will twinkle as it catches and reflects light.
This ornament is wonderful well after Christmas as it can enhance your home décor all winter long. It is surprisingly simple and quick to make. It is also very addictive.

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Fabulous Faux Stained Glass Christmas Ornament

Love the look of stained glass? If you can color, you can make this ornament. Coloring between the lines is child’s play as the lines are raised making it pretty much fool proof. Yet you can fool your friends into thinking you spent tons of time on this super quick ornament. It won’t weigh down your tree branches as it is light as a feather.
Adding foil to the back will give it a different and equally fabulous look.
Foiled Faux Stained Glass
Foiled Faux Stained Glass
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Santa’s sleigh has become one sweet ride with this yummy craft made from candy bars and candy canes. These sweet sleds are great gifts for office co-workers, teachers, hair dressers or any person you want to feel special. Of course the kids lover them too.
They are easy to make and since they come together quite quickly you can make some extras just to have on hand for that last minute gift giving. It is also a sweet way to use paper scraps. Only problem is that they are almost too cute to eat.

Super Simple Shiny Stamped & Embossed Ornament

Super simple ornament is easy to make. It starts off with a purchased wood ornament. Stamp it with a sentiment and emboss it. It is really that simple. Be sure to watch the video for crafting tips.

You can choose to decorate just one side or make it double sided. Whether you decide to duplicate the design on each side or pick different designs for each side, it is totally up to you. This ornament makes a wonderful gift tag and is a gift in itself. What could be better than a handed crafted gift that keeps on giving every year! These ornaments are so quick and additive you will want and will have the time to make a bunch.

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Corky the Reindeer

This cute and simple reindeer ornament is created from a recycled bottle cork. It take only a few minutes to craft. Be sure to watch entire video for a technique variation.

The Perfect Gift

Create the perfect gift for the person that has everything including a great sense of humor. This little lint brush for your belly button makes a wonderful stocking stuffer. Giving a gift card? Why not put this little gem on top of the real present – the gift card where the recipient can pick out the ideal present for themselves? It is guarantee to bring a smile no how you use it and isn’t a smile a great present for both of you?

Frosty the Snowman Ornament

Frosty snowmen make such cool ornaments. Pun intended. Not only are they great for Christmas but these ornaments can stay up all winter long. Hopefully this snowman ornament will inspire you to get outside this winter and have a ball making some real snowmen. You can make this cute snowman ornament without batting an eye. His white color actually comes from a quilt batting scrap.

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Brighten Your Holiday with a Shining Stars Ornament

Bring a shining star into your life. It is perfect to brighten the darkest of winter nights. The winter solstice, which occurs around December 21st, is the longest night of the year. To see a bright shining star on a dark winter night gives hope of the coming spring time and more light. What better way to indicate the coming of the light of world in the birth of our savior? Celebrate the Christmas season with this sparkly star ornament which will shimmer and shine when lights from your Christmas tree hit it. A fireplace mantel or a window are other great places to hang this ornament.

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Do you hate to throw out old CDs or DVDs? We have turned ours into cute beaded Christmas candle decorations. The old compact discs are great at catching the light as are the transparent plastic beads we used. This decoration features a candle stick with two different flame ideas. The candle stick is surrounded by a Christmas wreath complete with red holly berries courtesy of some round red beads. They are surprising simple to make and real eye catchers when they sparkle in the light.

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Santa’s Jolly Belly Ornament

Santa Claus is known for his jolly round belly. You can recreate the roundness and cheerful spirit in this easy and quick ornament. Our no paint method minimizes any mess. Kids can get in the act as the only skills needed are coloring and gluing. Adding a smile shape will accentuate the roundness of Kris Kringle’s belly. You will be smiling too as you watch the kids’ faces beam with pride and a sense of accomplishment.

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Chris Moose

Adorable Christmas Moose Ornament is sure to bring a smile to your face. Simple as winding a ball of yarn. Then add some features and Chris’s fun loving personality comes alive.

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Bead a Snowflake Ornament

Learn how to design a beaded snowflake ornament. Snowflakes are great ornaments as not only do they look great on your Christmas tree but they can be used in your home decor throughout the winter season. Perfect to hang in a window as they sparkle when they catch the light.

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Twinkle Twinkle Star Santa

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Santa sparkles and shines in the light just as a real star shines in the night sky. This Santa Claus is so easy and fun to make you’ll want to craft several of them. Not only will they look great on your Christmas tree but anywhere else. How about a row hanging from you fire place mantel? He will stand on his two legs as long as he has sometime to lean against.

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Santa Goes Nuts

See how Santa goes crackers in this super simple craft that takes less than 5 minutes to make.

This ornament is a would be Santa Claus who went a little nuts and turned out to look more like a toy soldier from the Nutcracker Suite Ballet.

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Rejuvenating Fallen Glitter Ball & Glitter ornament ideas

Do you have a glitter ornament where all the glitter has fallen to the bottom? Why throw it out when you can watch our video and save money? This video will teach you how to fix and add the sparkle back into your ornaments. Be sure to watch to the end to see some glitter balls design ideas!
Floor wax is not recommended as it only lasts one season.

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Sparkling Beaded Wreath Ornaments

Quick and easy Christmas wreath ornament will sparkle and shine when the lights hit it. Check out how to make this ornament and get inspiration for tons of holiday ornaments and decor at Holidays at MainelyDiY.com
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Glitzy Ornament Creature

Is it a Red Nosed Deer or a Chris Moose? You choose your creature. It’s fun to make this adorable ornament. Be Sure to check out Fiery Red Ornament for basic instructions.
Floor wax is not recommended as it only lasts one season.

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Fiery Glitter Ornament

Want a glamorous and glitzy Christmas tree? You can when you learn the basics of making a glitter Christmas ornament. Go beyond the basic by choosing a faceted ball and it will make your project red hot! Once you learn how to make the basic method, check out upcoming videos which will show you how to kick it up several notches.
Floor wax is not recommended as it only lasts one season.

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Red Nosed Reindeer from Clothes Pins

Red Nosed Reindeer
Dark Red Nosed Clothespin Reindeer
You will enjoy making these adorable little red nosed reindeer ornaments from clothespins. Choose to go with the natural color or move to the dark side. Let these cute little guys jingle their way into your heart.

Butterfly Angel

This Butterfly Angel is another super quick and easy craft. Be sure to watch the entire video for tips and variations. Make it for Christmas, for the Angel in your life, or just to have Angel in your life.

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Party Angel

Add a bit of shine to your holiday decor with this surprisingly simply to make Party Angel. Since she is quick to make you could have one at each place setting at next your dinner party. Your guests would be delighted if you let them take one home as well.

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Candy Cane

Learn how to make this cute Candy Cane. Why is it Simply Sweet? Simple as in it’s an easy to make ornament. Sweet because there no calories so you can enjoy this treat with your eyes this holiday season.

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Presenting an Iris Folding Gift Package

Learn how to make a pretty gift package design. This iris folding video shows step-by-step instructions. Need a template? Check out our iris folding template design page

Nature Candle

Create a stunningly beautiful candle from the great outdoors. Perfect seasonal table centerpiece as the theme is easily changed. Great for any holiday. My kids used this technique for their Wedding decor.


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Santa’s bag

Cute gift bag has detachable greeting card

Lacey Wreaths

Great for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and every holiday. Special tips are included for heavier center figurines.
Tri-beads Chenille


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Snow Trees

Learn to get a dimensional effect with a single rubber stamp.

Cards to Die For

Learn to add a little pop and dimension to purchased die cuts or laser cuts. You can also use your own die cuts.

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The Face of Snow

Face it snow is coming, so why not warm up someone’s heart and bring a smile to their face with this card

The Face of Snow
The Face of Snow

Scrappy Tree

Learn to make a tree greeting card with scraps

Thanksgiving Pumpkin

Why not give thanks with this cute little pumpkin ornament? It is done in single crochet.

Floral Christmas Ornament

Elegant ornament is beautifully simple to make


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3D Trees

These 3 dimensional trees are made using a teabag folding method. To see our instructional video please click on the library button or one of the tree images.
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A Star is Born

Learn how to make a pointed star with one single cut on a piece of paper. Seriously only ONE cut. Watch to end to see the home decorating idea.

Glitzy and Glittery Pine Cone


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Learn how to make one of these fabulous pine cones.   They are simpler to make than you might think and can be quite elegant.Pine cones are great fall and Christmas decorations.   Be sure to watch the second video for exclusive tips on choosing the best materials for this project.
Pine cone
Fall Pumpkin
Celebrate autumn with our pumpkin. Pumpkins are a great idea for both October’s Halloween and November’s Thanksgiving. It starts off with the magic butterfly variation of our magic circle.

Easy gift bow with recycled material

There is no need to store a bunch of gift bows when you can easily make them as needed with materials you have on hand. So up cycle your old magazines, brochures, catalogs and calendars with this simple technique.

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