The ReadyMade party scenes are divided into five categories: paper, wood, plastic, fabric, and metal. Each section gives a slew of cool items to purchase or projects to inspire some hands-on creations. Some favorites on the DIY list: Embroidery Hoop Clock (wood), Microfilm Bow (plastic), Tin o' Succulents (metal). We'll post full how-to's on these projects next week.
More holiday stuff and home ideas below:
How to Stain Wood, p. 32: A handy step-by-step for a first timer. On a Roll, p. 34: Modern ideas for reusing wrapping-paper tubes. We love the "wreath" made from cut ends of tubes. Guest Quarters, p. 39: How to build a convertible daybed for $900 (it looks cool, complete with lots of storage, but honestly we'd rather just go buy one...)