Christmas is now only about a week-and-a-half away!!  Can you guys believe it??  I’m swamped with classes ending, final projects and final exams, new pieces I’m trying to update my Etsy with, and a brand-new venture I’m trying to make live before the holidays end.  Not to mention holiday packages, baking, and cards – and they all have to be done by Friday!!  I feel mild panic setting in…

But a great thing about the holidays is that there is so much craftiness afoot.  Check out what I’ve noticed lately…

Make it a fun and festive holiday with Make and Be Merry DIY Projects Roundup (3 pages of them!) from ReadyMade Magazine.

DIY Louis Vuitton Girly Girl Button Down shirt is pastel-sweet, with a lace collar to match.  Check out Runway DIY for all the details!

This DIY has me totally LOL’ing…especially since I’m such a shoe-a-holic myself!  Chictopians LipglossandBlack have posted their DIY Shoeaholic Christmas Stocking how-to…and who’s dying to make over their old stockings into something this fashionable??

Burdastyle is doing a daily giveaway this December – and I am remiss in not telling you guys about it!  Check out their blog to enter every day, for great prizes including a brand-new Brother serger, thread collections, kits, and books that will make DIY’ing your wearables a breeze.

I just found a new DIY Youtube channel!  Natalie’s Creations on YouTube will give you lots of projects to tackle, including that infamous Prada dress from a bunch of t-shirts and a manicure inspired by robins’ eggs.  Check it out!

DIY Holiday Accessories – namely, headbands – are a must to make for your New Year’s Party.  And you know they’re cool since they’re coming from former Threadbanger Meg (posted on Craftzine).

The In(ner) Sole of Cutie Boots and her latest DIY: a leather strap panja, inspired by a piece from  Chic and affordable, and a little bit edgy!

I’m itching to try this project: DIY Neon Jimmy Choos…with just a little bit of spraypaint, courtesy of Cheap Chic Obsession.  I have been coveting a bright yellow pair of pumps forever…and just can’t find any pretty ones in my pricerange!  Spraypaint to the rescue once again!

AND, if you’re still needing to get your craft on…I’ve also started a collection of Holiday projects in my Pinterest, where I’ve collected lots of ideas for alternative trees, ornaments, sweets, and wreaths – so please check them out and follow my boards on Pinterest if you’d like to see more!

If your project was featured above, feel free to grab a button and share the DIY!

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If you have a DIY how-to or tutorial that you’d like to see featured on Chic Steals, please email me at carlyjcais at chic-steals dot com – and I’ll try to squeeze it in to one of my Links of the Week posts! (Tutorials/how-to’s with steps and photos included please! So everyone can share in the DIY goodness:-)



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