63 Christmas Cookies You Might Want to Try

ROW 1: 5 Ingredient Funfetti Shortbread Bites // Butter S Cookies // Candy Cane Cookies    ROW 2: Chai Spiced Thumbprint Cookies // Cherry Almond Amish Sugar Cookies // Chewiest, Crackliest Molasses Cookies    ROW 3: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Sticks // Chewy Orange Spice Cookies // Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookies (V)

 

ROW 1: Chocolate Cranberry Cookies // Chocolate Espresso Shortbread Cookies // Chocolate Sea Salt Rugelach    ROW 2: Chocolate Shortbread Sandwich Cookies // Cinnamon Stars // Cinnamon Tahini Cookies    ROW 3: Cookie Butter Biscotti // Copycat Thin Mint Cookies // Cranberry Macarons

 

ROW 1: Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread with White Chocolate Glaze // Crispy Chocolate Cookie Cutter Cookies // Death by Chocolate Brownie Cookies    ROW 2: Drop Style Christmas Sugar Cookies // Easy Lace Cookies // Eggless Fruitcake Cookies    ROW 3: Eggnog Gingerbread Thumbprint Cookies // Elephant Ear Cookies // Fried Rosette Snowflake Cookies

 

ROW 1: Gingerbread Cookies with Ombre Buttercream // Gingerbread Spiced Snowflake Sugar Cookies // Healthy Eggnog Sugar Cookies    ROW 2: Holiday Wreath Meringue Macarons // Lemon & Cardamom Gingerbread Cookies // Linzer Cookies    ROW 3: Maple Glazed Oatmeal Cookies // Maple Pecan Meltaways // Mexican Hot Chocolate Sugar Cookies (V, P)

 

ROW 1: Mini Christmas Tree Cookies // Mocha Swirl Meringue Cookies // New York Cheesecake Cookies    ROW 2: No-Bake Mint Chip Cookies // Orange and Chocolate Star Cookies // Orange Cranberry Cream Cheese Thumbprint Cookies    ROW 3: Peanut Butter Cutout Cookies // Pecan Pie Cookies with Butter Pecan Frosting // Peppermint Ganache Sandwich Cookies

 

ROW 1: Peppermint Meltaway Cookies (GF) // Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies // Raspberry Lemon Snickerdoodles    ROW 2: Red Velvet Sugar Cookies // Rosemary and Fig Rugelach with Caramelized Walnuts // Salted Lavender Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies    ROW 3: Salted Toffee and Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies // Santa’s Whiskers Cookies // Soft Amaretti Cookies

 

ROW 1: Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies // Spice Cookies with Coffee Glaze // Sweet and Savory Rugelach    ROW 2: Three Ingredient Brown Sugar Shortbread // Tutti Frutti Cookies // Vanilla Bean Marshmallow & Pink Peppercorn Shortbread Cookies    ROW 3: Vanilla Sandwich Cookies with Vanilla Bean Marshmallow and Dark Chocolate Ganache // Chai Coconut Oatmeal Cookies (V) // White Chocolate Candy Cane Drop Cookies

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36 Holiday Ornaments to Buy or DIY

 

1/ Alabaster Ornaments
2/ Clay Cat Ornament   3/ Etched Mercury Finial Ornament
4/ Friendly Face Ornament   5/ Glittered Northern Star Ornaments, Set of 3
6/ Gopi Shah Decorative Holiday Bell   7/ Heart Brass ornament, Set of 4
8/ Kelaoke Tassel Ornament   9/ Mercury Glass Letter Ornaments

 

1/ Metal Rainbow Ornament
2/ Mid-Century Pastel Car Ornaments   3/ Mid-Century Ranch Ornament
4/ Plumb Bob Ornaments, Set of 4   5/ Painted Nutcracker Ornament
6/ Pastel Retro Deer Ornaments, Set of 4   7/ Raw Wood And Wool Reindeer Ornaments, Set of 3
8/ Shiny-Brite Tiered Ornament   9/ Wood Swedish Horse Ornaments, Set of 3

 

1/ DIY Boho Tassel Ornaments
2/ DIY Cinnamon Dough Ornaments   3/ DIY Chinoiserie-Inspired Salt Dough Ornaments
4/ DIY Clay Rainbow Ornaments   5/ DIY Heirloom Wool Ornaments
6/ DIY Indigo Marbled Ornaments   7/ DIY Leather Bird Ornament
8/ DIY Line Drawing Ornaments  9/ DIY Marbled Star Ornaments

 

1/ DIY Matisse-Inspired Ornaments
2/ DIY Modern Ornaments   3/ DIY Paper House Ornament
4/ DIY Terrazzo Ornaments   5/ DIY Wooden Ball Ornaments
6/ DIY Paper Christmas Stars   7/ Printable Retro Ornaments
8/ DIY Terracotta Clay Ornaments   9/ DIY Wood Burned Monogram Ornaments

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31 Days of Alcoholidays

 

‘Tis the season for stress, procrastination, and heavy pours in your rocks glass. This year I’ve taken the usual 25 cocktails of the Alcoholidays and upped it to 31 – a full month of tasty libations, if and when you want one. Want even more? Check out recipes from years past: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25 Advent Calendars to Buy or DIY

 

Half of November is gone already, so if you include an advent calendar in your holiday traditions it’s time to start thinking about this year’s. Here are 25 you can buy or DIY – no judgement either way! The Tree Advent Calendar is what we’ll be using to countdown the days in my home this December.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas To You and Yours

Lianne Nixon

With the exception of one post next week, I’m closing up shop until January! Wishing you all a fantastic end of the year, no matter what holiday(s) you’re celebrating or not celebrating. I hope you’re surrounded by warmth and comfort and love and know that it means the world that you allow Design Crush to be the tiniest part of your life.

xo,
Kelly

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DIY Christmas Decor Roundup

1/ DIY Wintery Garlands with Citrus Peels
2/ DIY Braided Rope & Ribbon Wreath
3/ DIY Colorful Christmas Village
4/ DIY Colorful Wood Christmas Trees
5/ DIY Cozy House-Shaped Luminaries
6/ DIY Eucalyptus Garland Christmas Card Display
7/ DIY Felt Foliage Party Garland
8/ DIY Festive Mini Banners
9/ DIY Foraged Diamond Garland
10/ DIY Giant Paper Holly Garland

 

11/ DIY Gingerbread Gift Tags
12/ DIY Gingerbread Village Centerpiece
13/ DIY Hanging Eucalyptus Wreath Centerpiece
14/ DIY Hanging Holiday Lanterns
15/ DIY Holly Berry Surprise Ball
16/ DIY Letters to Santa Mailbox
17/ DIY Minimal Christmas Village
18/ DIY Modern Christmas Terrarium
19/ DIY Painted Bead & Brass Garland
20/ DIY Painted Block Garland

 

21/ DIY Paper Holiday Houses
22/ DIY Paper Magnolia Leaf Garland
23/ DIY Paper Poinsettia Flowers
24/ DIY Festive Pom Pom Garland
25/ DIY Reindeer Gift Box
26/ DIY Sequin Christmas Tree
27/ DIY Stocking Hanger Box
28/ DIY String Lights Garland
29/ DIY Swedish Candle Wreath
30/ DIY Tin Bell Garland

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20 Alternative Christmas Trees

Some Decembers an actual tree just isn’t feasible. Maybe you’ll be gone most of the month and it doesn’t seem worth the trouble. Maybe your place is on the small side and space is at a premium. Maybe money is tight and every dollar is going toward your bills. No matter the case there are plenty of options for making your home holiday ready! Have a look at the twenty options below for inspiration and DIY projects that think outside the tree. (Sorry, I had to.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Agate DIYs for the Holidays

 

Agate is one of those things that never really goes out of style. Case in point: I still remember the brown agate drink coasters we had on the coffee table when I was a kid! The banded stone has been back in the spotlight for a few years and I’ve been looking for a project that would make it the star. Here are three different ways to use agate and birch slices in your holiday season in three super easy DIY projects. I love how they all turned out and can’t wait to add them to my own festivities and gifts!

 

 

Supplies
birch slices (with pre-drilled holes)
agate slices
superglue
• permanent metallic marker
• string
• needle nose pliers

 

 

All three of these projects start the same way, by matching up the birch and agate pieces. Once you’ve done that work quickly to place a few drops of superglue on the wood before affixing the stone and pressing together firmly. Because we don’t need the pre-drilled hole for this gift topper, go ahead and cover it with the agate slice. I really like this DIY because sometimes a plain kraft box looks so nice on its own but needs something extra – the gift topper is a sweet little extra that the recipient can keep.

 

 

 

For this colorful birch and agate place card repeat the first few steps from above. Once the two pieces are firmly attached to one another use your permanent metallic marker to write out each guest’s name. I chose to follow the natural shape of the stone with my letters.

 

 

 

 

Again follow the first few steps outlined above, this time leaving the pre-drilled hole in the birch accessible. You may need to use a small nail or skewer to clear any wood pulp debris from the opening before threading the string and tying a knot. (Use a pair of needle nose pliers if you need a little help pulling it through.) I used 6-inch lengths of single-strand white thread to make it as invisible as possible.

 

 

 

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