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Hanukkah Decorations and Treats

With December comes those big holidays many of us look forward to. Maybe you celebrate Christmas, maybe it’s Hanukkah, or maybe it’s something completely different like Festivus (Seinfeld fans will understand). If you are planning to celebrate Hanukkah this year, or maybe you are hosting the festivities at your house, you want to have your house decorated in the Hanukkah spirit.

star of david garland

Star of David Garland
You can buy this cute blue and white Star of David garland, or even make it yourself.

Star of David Wreath
Let everyone know you’re celebrating Hanukkah with a Star of David wreath.

dreidal app plate

Dreidel Appetizer Plate
Don’t be surprised when all your guests ask where you got this plate.

tea light menorah

Tea-Light Menorah
See how to make this simple, cute glass tea-light holder set. It’s a classic take on the menorah.

dreidel gift box

Dreidel Gift Box
Use these festive gift boxes shaped like dreidels to hide small treats or candy.

dreidal garland

Dreidel Garland
Make this paper dreidel garland to decorate the mantel, window, or doorway.

pumpkin challah

Pumpkin Challah Bread
Turn the classic Challah bread into a new favorite by adding pumpkin!


Spiced Apple or Pear Fritters
Make plenty of these, they will be gone before you know it.


Curried Sweet Potato Latkes
Spice up those plain potato latkes.

mandel brot

Mandel Brot
Think of this like the Jewish biscotti. Mandel means almond and Brot means bread in Yiddish.

nutella sufganiyot

Nutella Sufganiyot
This delicious Jewish doughnut just got better with some Nutella!

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Winter Decorations for the Holidays

Yeah, we know, Thanksgiving hasn’t even passed and we’re already talking about December. But c’mon, it’s called “the most wonderful time of the year” for a reason! Who doesn’t love the holiday decorations? There’s Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza and just winter in general. We love getting in the spirit with lights, garland, ornaments, and DIY decorations. Here are some of our favorite decorating ideas to help get you in the holiday mood.

40 Christmas Decorating Ideas
40!? I can’t even think of 10. You will have more ideas than you know what to do with. Ideas include using old Christmas cards, and getting the kids to help decorate. (Lifehack.org)

DIY Woodland Sign

Make this fabulous DIY Winter Woodland Sign for the upcoming holidays! Tutorial by Blooming Homestead for www.livelaughrowe.com #diy #woodland

Make this fabulous DIY Winter Woodland Sign for the upcoming holidays! Tutorial by Blooming Homestead for http://www.livelaughrowe.com #diy #woodland


DIY Stocking Hangers

stocking hangers


10 Inventive Christmas Tree Themes

By Toni Kami

By Toni Kami


Snowman Door

snowman door


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Decorate for Fall and Thanksgiving

Fall means Thanksgiving, and with this season comes the changing of the leaves, the browns, reds, oranges. You see more dark colors, a more earthy-woody feel. For those of you who love doecorating in conjunction with the season, we’ve got some great ideas to help you get started. We’re going to include table decorations for Thanksgiving, cute mason jar lights, and mantle pieces, among others. So grab your Michael’s loyalty card and start making a list of all the items you’re going to need to decorate for fall.

Magnolia Wreath
wreath fall

Burlap “Give Thanks” Banner


DIY Thanksgiving Sign

thanksgiving sign

Autumn Leaf, Mason Jar Candle Holder

mason jars

21 Festive Wreaths to Make for Thanksgiving


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DIY Halloween Party Decorations

At Just Like Family, we’re excited for Halloween! We can’t wait! We’ve already posted about costumes, and Halloween treats and drinks. Now we’ll cover party decorations you can make at home. These decorations will bring your party up from “eh” to “OMG”. People will be asking where you bought your decorations. And don’t be surprised if they’re stunned to hear that they’re all homemade! Save these projects, I bet you’ll be getting asked for instructions on how to make each item from your partygoers.


Headless Horseman Door Greeter
We’re starting out with a bang. This headless guy will greet your party guests and set the tone for the night.


Candy Corn Pinata
This is a great activity for kids (and adults who love to hit things).


Haunted Terrarium
This decoration is more understated than the previous two, but it’s a great table-piece.


Halloween Chair Decoration
This one is easy, all you need are coffee filters, string, and a Happy Halloween sign.


Halloween Welcome Sign
If you’re not up for making the headless horseman, try this cobweb welcome sign.

Instructables and CountryLiving

Head in a Jar
This one may freak out some of your guests, so create with caution.


Banister Owls
Cute little owls to watch over your yard…or guests.


Witch’s Broom Halloween Place Card Holders
These cute place cards are great if you’re planning a sit down Halloween party.


Hanging Foam Bats
Hang these cute little guys from the trees or in your dining area or living room.


Jack o Lantern Luminaries
Light the path to your door for guests and trick or treaters.