Epic Holigay Grab Bag: 100+ DIY Projects, Recipes, and Inspiration for the Season

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‘Twas the holigay season, and ‘straddlers all ‘cross the land
knew winter was coming when our holigay content went up as planned.
They organized cute parties for ten, hundreds, or more,
And found present ideas from gift guides galore.

Then somewhere in Slack, there arose such a clatter,
As I got excited for the holidays to matter.
I’ve been ready for this since October started,
And it only got worse as Thanksgiving departed.
In fact, I was so excited for the season to come,
That I went looking for seasonal projects for everyone,
And as visions of Pinterest swirled in my head,
I set out to share them, and wrote this for you in bed.

Now queermos! Now ‘straddlers! Now commenters and lurkers!
On crafters and bakers from all faiths and backgrounds!
To the kitchen to cook! To the living room to sew!
Now get on my level! Get festive, you all!

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Despite my predilection for Santa, there’s stuff in here for Christmas, Hanukkah, and just-plain-winter festivities. Have no fear: your experiences are here.

Crafts & DIY

Because We Love You

+ Faux Leather Christmas Collar

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+ Striped Stockings

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+ Lizz once gave you a guide to making different fun kinds of menorahs! Memembah?

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+ Make a sock dog and these other cute gifts this year and everyone will fall head-over-heels for you. Promise.

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Gender-Neutral Probably Queer Snow People and Their Flakes

+ Coffee Filter Snowflakes

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+ Sock Snow People

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+ Stenciled Snowflake Mug

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+ Snow Person Jar

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Put a Wreath On It

+ Simple Wreath

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+ Rudolph Wreath

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+ Felt Ball Wreath

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+ Pine Cone Wreath

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+ Santa Tulle Wreath

+ Ribbon Wreath

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+ Christmas Card Holder Wreath

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+ Ornament Wreath w/ Optional Santa Belt

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+ White Burlap Wreath

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+ Curly Paper Wreath

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+ Wood Slice Wreath

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Will You Light My Candle

+ Hanukkah Tin Can Luminaries

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+ Blue Ice Crystal Candle Holder

+ Snow Person Luminary

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+ White Christmas Luminary

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Klub (Rein)Deer

No, but like, seriously. All reindeer imagery makes me wish I was at Klub Deer. It makes Christmas a whole lot more queer for me, so I advise this path for you as well.

+ Printed Napkins

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+ Sharpie Pillows

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+ Framed Reindeer Silhouette

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+ Glitter Deer Head

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+ (Or This Glitter Reindeer Art.)

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+ Reindeer Pillow

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+ Giant DIY Christmas Tree

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+ Pine Cone Christmas Tree

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+ Christmas Mugs

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+ Colorful Wood Forest

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+ Christmas Light-Up Marquee

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+ Merry and Bright Wall Art

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+ CHRISTMAS LIGHT BALLS.

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+ Wire Trees

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+ Christmas Tree Shelf

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The Festival of Crafts

+ Hanukkah Matchboxes

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+ Handmade Celebration Crackers

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+ Paper Stars

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+ Stick Stars

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Snow Globes

+ Snow Globe Necklace

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+ Dreidel Snowglobe

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+ Mason Jar Snowglobe

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Things With Strings

+ Ornament Garland

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+ Paper Dreidel Garland

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+ Paper Scroll Garland

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+ String Lights Dreidel Garland

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+ Glitter Bow Garland

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+ Mini Mittens Garland

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+ Marshmallow Snow

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Getting Hung

+ Glitter Galaxy Ornaments

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+ Gold Straw Ornament

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+ Neon Pink Accent Ornaments

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+ Acorn-Topped Ornaments

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+ Skate Ornaments From Twigs

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+ Yarn Ball Ornaments

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+ Etched Wood Ornaments

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+ Glitter Ornaments

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+ If you wanna make dip mix, milk flavor, or hot cocoa ornaments, you need to head on over here and get cookin’.

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Carmen is the Digital Editor at Ms. , Managing Editor at Argot, a Contributor at Everyday Feminism, and Co-Host of The Bossy Show. She previously served as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor, and Social Media Co-Director at Autostraddle. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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