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Enjoy the magical holiday season with Christmas crafts, homemade gifts and DIY home decor. Check out our favorite links around the blogosphere!


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Skip the mall madness and trim your tree with homemade ornaments! Salt dough ornaments are easy to DIY and can be crafted into any size or shape your heart desires. All you need to make the dough is salt, water and a little flour. Add a generous application of glitter for trinkets that are truly merry and bright! [Apartment Therapy]

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Don't let a low-ceiling get you down. Before you break out the power tools to lower or hoist a ceiling, check out ShelterPop's easy DIY allusions and magic tricks to get the job done. Remember, seeing is believing. [ShelterPop]


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What's better than having a beautiful glass chandelier in your home? Getting one for a fraction of the price! Thanks to crafty instructions, there's no need to buy when you can DIY. Using cord sets from IKEA and $2 glass bubble balls, you can make a trendy chandelier – for only $70. [Curbly]


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If you're still scrambling for a Christmas gift, warm up to the idea of chocolate. Make someone's holiday with a hot chocolate-themed gift basket. Check out Design*Sponge for homemade recipes and instructions for one tasty present. [Design*Sponge]


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Staying in the food category, homemade vanilla extract also makes an excellent gift that recipients can enjoy all year long. Plus, it's budget-friendly and takes only 10 minutes to whip up. [ReadyMade]


Photo: Young House Love

Folding screens can hide objects you wish to conceal, divide an area, as well as add a pop of color to plain walls. While store-bought screens can cost $100 to upwards of $300, you can construct one yourself on the cheap with bi-fold doors. See how the Young House Love couple created a folding screen for only $32. [Young House Love]



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