Free Craft Templates from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

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.

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May 2023: DIY Pet Bed

diy pet bed with cat

Carson Downing

A stylish cat bed is a design-savvy way to incorporate your feline friend into your living space. But the fancy ones often come with a heft price tag. This simple DIY pet bed looks just as good for a lot less. It's also an easy way to create a hideaway for your kitty that you won't want to hide away.

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April 2023: Easter Templates

easter templates bhg

Carson Downing

Pair best-loved Easter classics—bunnies and brunch—with punchy decorations for a cheery celebration. String marbled paper butterflies together to create a garland that's a perfect brunch background, or build your own bunnies from toothpicks and paper cutouts that can be inserted into sweet treats. Or put patterned cardstock to use to make 3-D egg ornaments. Whether you're going all out, or sticking to just a few of these Easter DIY projects, they're sure to egg-cite your guests.

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January/February 2023: Valentine's Day Cards

DIY Valentine's Day card templates BHG Jan Feb 2023

Kelsey Hansen

Feel like a kid again with easy DIY cards that play off classic childhood crafts, including weaving, string art, and collage. Create a sweater heart with a piece of cardstock, a loom, and your favorite yarn. Or make embroidered flowers and shapes inspired by Valentine's Day. We also have instructions for a simple collage card made with letters and shapes snipped from thin, semi-translucent vellum. Pick your favorite look or try all three to give to the loved ones in your life.

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December 2022: Paper Poinsettias

diy poinsettias holiday mantel

Carson Downing

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.

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November 2022: DIY Napkin Rings

DIY Napkin Rings

Kelsey Hansen

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.

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October 2022: Pumpkin Stencils

leaf-themed pumpkin carvings
Kelsey Hansen

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.

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