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Creative Bug for the Holidays: Décor and Entertaining

The holidays are filled with eating, drinking, and being merry! When planning your home décor or putting the final touches on a holiday soiree, crafting unique decorations will keep you in the festive spirit all winter long.

The Niles-Maine District Library has an online resource called Creative Bug, which includes more than 1,000 arts and crafts video tutorials taught by recognized design experts and artists. Creative Bug also gives you a list of what materials are needed for each project.

Explore all the videos Creative Bug has to offer to make entertaining and home decor something your guests talk about for years to come.

Here are a few crafting ideas to take your holidays to the next creative level!

  • Holiday Card Display
    Make this super adorable card display by using paint stirrers from the hardware store and hot glue!
  • Holiday Party Hair-Do
    Why not use the holidays to do something fun and playful with your hair? Learn how to do an easy braided hairstyle that will take you from day to night in a snap.
  • Holiday Party Makeup
    With all the holiday parties to attend, why not learn how to accomplish the perfect cat eye or how to apply a new, bold lip color.
  • Paper Holiday Village
    Create an delightful tiny village using paper to create the buildings. Decorate your village with holiday cheer and color.
  • Gingerbread House and Cookies
    What are the holidays without candy and icing gingerbread house and gingerbread cookies? Learn to make the gingerbread from scratch and how to construct and decorate your charming holiday house like a pro.
  • Mini Holiday Hat Garland
    If you’re new to knitting and want a quick and easy holiday craft with these miniature hat ornaments. Learn how to add color to your hat, finishing it off with a wide range of embellishments.

What are you waiting for? Log on to Creative Bug now and create your free profile. Simply go to, click on the RESEARCH tab and select the letter C from the menu, and scroll down to Creative Bug.

Happy crafting!

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