This post is a list of favorite sources of inspiration and instruction for do-it-yourself projects! Here are some fun looking crafts that I've come across that look easy to make for holiday gifts/decorating:
We have a tree skirt that is red and black and so cute in a prairie sort of way and since our living room in the house we lease is some kind of peach-bandaid-nude, it may work; but, if it doesn't, Martha Stewart's latest issue of Living has this pattern in warm red and orangy family and it works well together. I may try it right away; our tree is up and naked.
These decorative pillows are really cute and make use of glorious old or new concert t-shirts. I'm showing my kids how to make these for friends to give as gifts. They are in the fabulous ReadyMade mag - the concert t-shirt how-to is here.
Finally, the gorgeous Button Ring how-to in Craftzine! This publication has easy to follow instructions and contributors from just about everywhere. These will make lovely vintage-y treasures!