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Tonight marks the beginning of Kwanzaa, a seven-night celebration that honors African-American culture and heritage. (Did you see our contemporary black, red and green Kwanzaa tablescape idea?) If you still need to make some finishing touches to your holiday set-up or if you’re simply seeking inspiration, then you’ve come to the right place. These Kwanzaa projects incorporate the symbol of the holiday, while still offering a simple, contemporary update.

kwanzaa handmade corn husk vase

These corn husk vases are easy to create and will make stunning additions to your Kwanzaa tablescape. Corn represents the circle of life, and these vases are a creative way to share this custom during the Kwanzaa celebration. Get the Full How-To Here >>

kwanzaa handmade unity cup

The unity cup is used to perform the libation ritual during the karamu feast at Kwanzaa. During this traditional communion, the cup is passed from young to old as each drinks to honor their ancestors. Get the Full How-To Here >>

kwanzaa handmade banner garland

Greet your guests with the colors of Kwanzaa and a traditional holiday greeting, “Joyous Kwanzaa!” Cut triangles from red, green and yellow card stock and draw each letter in black. Attach each card-stock letter to ribbon by hot-gluing to bottom half of ribbon, and then fold ribbon over and secure with glue.

Find everything you need to host an unforgettable Kwanzaa celebration at HGTV.com.

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  1. pam stevenson says:

    Can you please stop with all the camera movement, not only is it irritating and nauseating, but it makes it challenging to get a good look at what you have done – and isn" that with objective of the show!!! Spend more time showing the "after" – HELLO!!!

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