Modern holiday craft projects
Warm up a modern home for the holidays, with not a garland in sight
But when their friend Paige Russell, a ceramist, asked to help deck their place for the season, they were thrilled. “We love Paige’s homemade sensibility,” Nadia says. “She shows us how warmth can still be modern,” adds David. Just call Paige their holiday fairy.
Wrap the floss around the front of the card seven times, so that it lies in a different bottom notch with each loop. Cut the floss and attach the end to the piece of double-sided tape. Print a holiday greeting using a date/number stamp and ink pad.
Get it: Large teapot ($145) and cup ($20) from the Spout collection by Paige Russell.
How to: Punch stars out of card stock using a star craft punch. Sprinkle them along the runner, and intersperse miniature trees among candles. Porcelain and wood beasts, inspired by Old World ceramic collectibles, double as placecards—Paige writes the names on them with a colored pencil. A small bowl of nuts sits forkside at each place setting, accompanied by a nutcracker (and a metal jack, just for kicks).
How to: Plan your design on paper (figuring out how many snowflakes you want, and where), then mark it on a wall. Punch circles out of card stock with a circle craft punch. For a wooden or textured wall, place thumbtacks where you want the dots to be, put a piece of removable double-sided tape on each tack, and place your dots. For smooth surfaces, put a piece of tape on the back of each dot, and place.
Get it: Supplies for all these projects (craft punches, card stock, tape) from craft stores like Michaels.
How to: Print a lyric from each album on white paper, then mount it on foam board with double-sided tape. Trim sides. Attach a strip of foam board high on the back of each album cover with double-sided tape. Hang each on a wall with a single small nail (under the center of foam strip). Place lyric cards next to the albums with double-sided tape.
Get it: Find old albums at flea markets, antiques stores, or on eBay.