Remodelaholic in Review: December 2016

We hope that you and everyone around you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. It is hard to believe that it is a new year, and that the celebrations of last year are all in the past. Many were sad to see 2016 go, others were eager to have a fresh start at a new year. We hope that you have many fond memories of the year and that you enjoyed all of the fun projects and inspiration that we shared. We always have so much fun finding and sharing DIY home ideas with you, thanks for ringing in the New Year with us by joining us for our December recap!

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We always love seeing the Christmas theme and look that Cassity creates in her home for the holidays. She shared her gorgeous Woodland Christmas Tree as well as her gorgeous Christmas Mantel Decorating that I want in my own home. We don’t have a mantel, but after her posts, I am going to figure out how to add one! Just look how stunning and perfecting Christmas.
Christmas Mantel With Pier1 @remodelaholic 7 Of 20

A trend that we saw on social media throughout the holiday was #lighttheworld. Did anyone else see the good cheer and service going around accompanying that hashtag? Cassity shared the Christmas spirit that is taking place in her home, the Christmas spirit that is created through #lighttheworld; 25 days of ideas for living more like the Savior did. It was small things that made a big difference, and there were even ways for kids to participate. Check it out and consider making it a tradition in your home.
Light The World

I love calendars and this gorgeous Free Hand-lettered 2017 Calendar Printable is no exception! Prefect for a Christmas gift or your first project for the new year. It would look gorgeous in any home, and you could really customize it in so many ways to fit your own personalities. I am eager to see how yours turns out. So if you create one, please share it with us. Send us a photo or message us on Facebook!
Hand Lettered Calendar 2017

This fun and spirited Candy Cane Wreath is another fabulous holiday project that even the kids can make with you! This wreath looks fantastic displayed and is sure to make any place feel a little more like a Christmas Winter Wonderland.
Candy Can Wreath tutorial using a sparkly bow

We always look forward to seeing the updates that Cassity adds to her home. My husband was especially thrilled to read the review of her latest addition, an Automatic Light Switch! He loves all things technology and when he finds something that works, he is ready to install it right away. If you are in need of a third hand, check our how convenient this light can be in your life!
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DIY Tutorials on YouTube

A highlight of DIY projects is sharing the outcome. We love creating tutorials and how-to’s of our favorite home projects that you can recreate for yourself! We hope that you find the inspiration that you are looking for and enjoy following along! Don’t forget to subscribe here to see all of our latest videos! Don’t forget to like and comment to let us know what your favorites are so that we can share of them in the future!

Check out the video tutorial for this super cute and super easy Muffin Tin Christmas Advent Calendar. Seriously, check this out! Adults and kids everywhere are falling in love with it!

Don’t want to sell your arm or leg to purchase Christmas tree decorations? Check out Decorating A Christmas Tree With Dollar Store Ornamants for $50! We always wait until after Christmas to purchase clearance ornaments and still spend more than $50, so I am eager to try this next year!

 Another incredible option for your tree is this Rustic Woodland Christmas Tree Decorating Tutorial. It is so much fun to give your home a theme at Christmas and this rustic woodland tree lends the perfect atmosphere for the season.

Have you been searching for the perfect way to bring a beach/cottage feel to your Christmas, specifically with your tree? This Youtube video on How to Make a Driftwood Christmas Tree Skirt; Beach Cottage Style is the answer you have been searching for. This gorgeous tree skirt will surely bring that beach feel you’ve been hoping to find!

Whether you have a mantel, or shelves, or a table that needs decorating, fall in love with this look, just as I did! How to Decorate a Christmas Mantel: with Pier1 is a great video for decoration inspiration. You could even turn these ideas into a table center. I love all the elements Cassity put together to create this look and I am sure you will too! 

 Start your new year with a gorgeous new calendar. Created by yours truly of course! Who can create something for your home better than you? Simply print the free calendar pages and put it together in a look that fits your style and your home! It’s a great Great Free Gift idea; DIY Printable 2017 Wall Calendar and would look great in a home or office!


We have so many amazing contributors on our team, each one is incredibly talented (as you can see from all of their posts below)! We love these ladies and all the awesome projects they create and share! Show them some love and click to visit their sites and follow them there.

Emily – Table + Hearth – How to Make a Coastal Style Rustic Driftwood Christmas Tree Skirt
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Ashlea – at This Mamas Dance Colorful Bathroom with DIY Reclaimed Wood and Pipe Shelves

Crystal The Weathered FoxDIY Plug-in Chandelier from Thrifted Hardwired Light
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Scott – Saws on Skates – How to Build a Catalog Inspired Corner Cabinet
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Jamie and Morgan – Construction2Style – How to Tile a Shower with Moroccan Fish Scale Tile
Moroccan Fish Scale Tile Shower Renovation @Remodelaholic Feat

SaraTwelve On MainMantel and Fireplace Makeover with Farmhouse Charm
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ColleenLemon Thistle – IKEA Hack: Easy DIY Live Edge Desk with Trestle Legs
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MadelineEllis & Page IKEA Hack: RAST Built-In Media Center
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Cyndy The Creativity ExchangeColor Spotlight: Benjamin Moore Newburg Green
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DawnAD AestheticFree Christmas Printable: Mrs. Claus Cookie Co.
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Dawn – AD AestheticNeutral Farmhouse Holiday Inspiration
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Holiday Inspiration

We had so much fun prepping for and celebrating Christmas! It is hard to take down all of the fun decorations, but there isn’t much better than watching the DIY gifts we worked so hard on be enjoyed and loved. We hope you got some great ideas from all the posts we shared, and hope that your holiday was filled with cheer!

12 DIY Christmas Gifts for Pets
12 DIY Christmas Gifts For Pets Maison Kuotidien Remodelaholic

10 DIY Christmas Activities for Kids
10 DIY Christmas Activities For Kids I Heart Crafty Things Remodelaholic

19 DIY Edible Christmas Ornaments
19 DIY Edible Christmas Ornaments Sweet Paul Remodelaholic

Red Velvet Holiday Loaf with Cream Cheese Drizzle
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30 Christmas Gifts to Make Your Tween
Heart String Art With Yar

11 Easy DIY Christmas Cards
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11 Delicious Holiday Treat Recipes
Christmas Light Cupcakes

20 Festive Christmas Porches You’ll Love
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21 Sentimental Gifts to DIY this Christmas
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24 Clever Christmas Storage Hacks
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Top Posts for Your Home

We always enjoy sharing great DIY projects, home inspiration, and useful tips for the home! Here are some of the top posts we shared in December!

Get This Look: The Fixer Upper Cargo Ship House Kitchen
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Friday Faves

Every Friday we share some of our favorite finds for the week. Check out and enjoy our favorites from last month!

Friday Favorites: Concrete Hearth and Pallet Snowflakes
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Friday Favorites: Library Wall, Necktie Christmas Tree, and a Huge Farmhouse Sink
Friday Favorites Remodelaholic

Friday Favorites: Pantry Storage and Holiday Favorites
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The Sweet & The Savory

Home + Food. They just go together right? We don’t think you can have one without the other, so here are some of our favorite dishes!

Bacon Corn Guacamole
Bacon Corn Guacamole

Creamy Pesto Pasta
Creamy Pesto Pasta

Honeycrisp Cranberry Cider
Honeycrisp Cranberry Cider


Guest Features

We always love finding awesome new bloggers and sharing their projects with you. (Want to be featured? Link up at the party and/or submit your project here.)

As soon as I saw the post for this Easy DIY Plywood Christmas Tree with Lights, I fell in love. It would be a cute way for my daughter to have a tree in her room! But it’s also the perfect alternative for a lot of people out there. Eliza from Best Friends Pizza Club is the one who created this gorgeous Christmas tree and was willing to share the how-to’s with us! 
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Our next guest, Hannah from We Lived Happily Ever After took us on A Festive Rustic Farmhouse Holiday Home Tour. Guys. For Christmas inspiration, you have to check out this house! It is gorgeous. Her home will inspire you even beyond the Christmas look. This is a behind the scenes tour you don’t want to miss!
16 Handmade Stockings On Rustic Mantel Made Of Reclaimed Wood A Christmas Home Tour By We Lived Happily Ever After Featured On @RemodelaholicOur final guest for the month, Sarah from The Created Home taught us How to Make Your Own Rustic Candle Outdoor Chandelier. This gorgeous piece is definitely one to enjoy and will transform the look and feel of your backyard! It’s beautiful, inexpensive, and can be created in just a day. Check out her tutorial and figure out where you can put the pergola to hand this from!
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