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Holidays are knocking on our doors. Halloween, Thanksgiving Day, the major holidays in autumn and finally Christmas. If you are a DIY enthusiast, you have already planned everything you have to do. You have probably even made a checklist of all gifts, decorations, food and drinks you will need for each of the gatherings.

Nevertheless, we prepared a list of the most interesting DIY ideas for those who have not yet decided which DIY projects to include in their celebrations. We also hope that the experienced design lovers who planned everything in advance will get inspired nonetheless.

The list includes projects specific to a certain holiday, as well as those suitable for the autumn and winter holiday season in general.

Autumn votives

autumn votives

Decorate your votive holders with artificial autumn leaves by tying them around holders with a string. Place battery-powered candles into the holders and you get a simple, yet beautiful decoration.

Welcoming wreath

autumn votives

For this project, you will need an old and vintage-like tray. Paint the inside of the tray with chalkboard paint. Then, decorate the tray with autumn branches, leaves and berries. Finally, write a welcoming note on the tray and hang it on the door.

Mug warmers

autumn votives

Who does not like dressing up their mugs, especially during cold months? You can surprise your guests with personalized mug warmers, or you can give them as a gift. There are hundreds of knitting tutorials knitting tutorials , but we hope you will love the ones we chose. There are so cute that those of you who cannot knit will start learning it the moment they see them.

No-carve pumpkin decorations

autumn votives

Spray the pumpkins with white spray. When they are dry, map out autumn leaves you have previously found, onto the pumpkins to see how the pattern will look like. Apply the coat of decoupage glue on the place you will put the leaf and then apply another coat on the leaf itself. You can place finished pumpkins near the door, or on the stairs.

Tree-shaped napkin rings

Print out the template at 200 percent in any colour you like. Cut through the dotted line. Bring ends together and slide slits into each other so that a ring is formed. Roll up a fabric napkin and place it inside the ring. Since they are Christmas-themed napkin rings, choose Christmas napkins, such as those beautiful ones with a reindeer at Peterís of Kensington at Peterís of Kensington.

Hazelnut-caramel bars for Thanksgiving Day

Before you start making the dessert, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Beat 1 stick of butter and 1/3 cup of brown sugar using a mixer for about 2 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and beat again. Pour the mixture onto the pan and bake it for about 20 minutes.
In a bowl, pour 1/3 cup of light corn syrup, 2 tablespoons of heavy cream, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1 stick of butter and 2/3 cup of brown sugar. Boil it for about 1 minute. Add 1 1/2 cups of hazelnuts. Pour it over the previous baked crust and bake all together for 15 minutes.
Let it cool for 1 hour, refrigerate it and cut into pieces.

Pinecone hanging

For this decoration decoration , you will need 8 pinecones and 8 ribbons. Choose the ribbon of your choice and glue it to the base of the pinecone. Collect all the ribbon ends, place them at varying lengths and tie them all together. You can use this hanging indoors, or as a front door decoration.

All 7 projects we show you are extremely easy to create. But they do make all the difference, we are sure you agree.

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