Download and print our free templates to create crafts featured in the magazine.
Each month, we celebrate the season with DIY decorations and craft ideas you can make at home. Here, download and print templates from Better Homes & Gardens magazine to create custom home accents and tabletop accessories.
December 2022: Paper Poinsettias
Think beyond the foil-wrapped red poinsettia. We give this holiday classic a remake with crepe paper. The material mimics poinsettia bracts so well, you almost can’t tell these tree decorations aren’t the real thing. Follow our template for folding (once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to churn them out quickly), then add a dab of glass glitter to the center and use tape-wrapped florists wire to attach to the tree.
Carry a poinsettia theme through your decor with homemade paper poinsettias, used as accents on a tinsel garland, gift toppers, or wreath ornaments. Stored loosely wrapped in tissue paper in a waterproof box at the end of the season, they’ll last for several holidays to come.
November 2022: DIY Napkin Rings
Step up your table-setting game with stylish napkin rings made of paper, clay, or yarn. These simple DIY projects invite color and texture to your fall party or Thanksgiving celebration. Download our free template for a cork-paper leaf napkin ring and painted and waxed paper leaf napkin ring. Then use our instructions on page 122 of the November 2022 issue of Better Homes & Gardens to complete this DIY table decor.
October 2022: Pumpkin Stencils
Greet visitors throughout the fall season with carved pumpkins. Our free pumpkin stencils include houseplant designs, honeycomb and bee shapes, etched autumn phrases, and late-season blooms, like sunflowers.
To make a carved pumpkin last longer, soak it in a solution of 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water before you cut. Keep the top and stem intact and cut a hole at the bottom or back of the pumpkin for cleaning out and adding a light.