Kids & Parents

Crafting a Cozy Holiday

I always know the Holidays are here when my Creative Services office is covered in glitter, fake snow and smells like a hot glue gun.

We start in early November, making and assembling all the decorations that will go up for the winter season.

It is one of the best parts of my job, because I LOVE the Holidays.

If you are like me, and like to make things or even if you haven't but always wanted to try, DPPL has got you covered.

While Pinterest is a great source for inspiration, I've always preferred getting my how-to's from a book. Let's just say, the 4th floor is my favorite floor in the whole building.

Also, in case you didn't know, DPPL also has a great collection of magazines, many of which have holiday issues with an endless array of projects.

Not sure where to start?

Try a few of these books and magazines for a little holiday how-to...

Christmas Joys

Christmas joys : decorating, crafts & recipes

by Country Living

From snowglobes to advent calendars, this book has hundreds of inspiring projects you can complete to craft yourself a beautiful and personal holiday home. 

Ugly Christmas Sweater party

Ugly Christmas sweater party : Christmas crafts, recipes, activities

by Brandy Shay

Throw a party where everyone shows up wearing their ugliest holiday sweaters. Use this book as a great resource for ideas and ways to make your own "ugly" sweater.

Winter Cocktails

Winter Cocktails

by Maria del Mar Sacasa & Tara Striano

So this may not be the kind of crafting you had in mind but it may be just the thing if you find yourself entertaining over the holidays. Besides, 'craft cocktails' are so on trend right now!

We love to craft christmas

We love to craft Christmas : fun stuff for kids--17 handmade fabric & paper projects

by Annabel Wrigley

Don't forget the kids! They will like to get involved with these great ideas for 17 fun and modern Christmas crafts. 

beautiful winter

Beautiful winter

by Edle Catharina Norman

If you don't want to decorate with one specific holiday in mind, why not just focus on simple crafts for the winter months. These projects use seasonal materials in a way that keeps your home feeling festing long after the new year.

Donna Hay magazine

Donna Hay magazine

I've always been a fan of Donna Hay's magazines. The photographs are incredible. Her holiday issue is no different, bursting with mostly recipes for holiday entertaining or gift-giving. 

Mollie Makes

Mollie Makes magazine

If you haven't read a copy of Mollie Makes, you are missing out. It is one of my all time favorite resources for whimsical and clever crafts. With every project I am like...'why didn't I think of that!' The holiday issue is brimming with possibilities for gifts you make make for your loved ones this season.

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