Friends and family will adore these handy handmade Christmas gifts -- including dishware, vases, and other home accessories -- that are just as fun (and easy!) to make as they are to give. Start one of these simple Christmas crafts today so you can check everyone off your holiday gift list.View Slideshow
Be creative by decorating your Christmas tree with a favorite theme that suits your decorating style or your family's personality. We were inspired by a local festival of trees and have included tips for bringing the looks inside your own Christmas home. Bonus: We've included lighting tips to make your tree shine.View Slideshow
Christmas wreaths don't have to be made from traditional evergreens -- in fact, we encourage you to mix it up with eucalyptus leaves, boxwood, lotus pods, and even items that don't come from nature, such as peppermint candies and pom-poms. These fun-to-make creative designs show you how to make Christmas wreaths with unexpected shapes, dazzling colors, and out-of-the-ordinary materials.View Slideshow
Get ready for the Christmas season with our clever tricks to simplify the holidays. Including crafty Christmas wrapping ideas, must-try ideas for hosting guests, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that Christmas shortcuts, our tips for the holiday season are guaranteed to make your life easier.View Slideshow
Turn a simple sugar cookie into a masterpiece this Christmas. Whether you like your sugar cookies soft or crisp, simply decorated or frosted with intricate designs, these sugar cookie recipes are sure to sweeten up your holiday season.
Turn your favorite sugar cookies into 3-D works of art with easy-to-make cookie stands. To make 3-D stands, simply use frosting to attach small triangle-shape cookie wedges to a round sugar cookie base. Attach frosted cookie trees to the round cookie using the triangle cookie as a prop to hold it up.
Christmas Sugar Cookie Tip:
For your Christmas tree's gold star, top a small star-shape cookie with gold leaf and attach with frosting.
Deck out Santa's reindeer with just a bit of glitz and sparkle for this showstopping sugar cookie recipe. Just brush with a thin layer of royal icing, then pipe an elegant design. A shake of extra-fine edible glitter on piped embellishments adds just the right amount of holiday shimmer.
Want the ultimate Christmas sugar cookie? Simply mix together two Christmas powerhouses: rich, smooth eggnog and crunchy-sweet sugar cookies. For extra irresistible flavor, top with coarse sugar for a glimmer of holiday sparkle.
A surprise is wrapped up in every bite of these pretty Christmas sugar cookie packages: warm and nutty toasted almonds. With just a few simple frosting techniques, you can easily wow any guest with these mini Christmas gifts.
Santa will be delighted when he sees these sugar cookies left by the tree. Tangy raspberry preserves sandwiched between sweet vanilla sugar cookies create a heavenly dessert that looks gorgeous and tastes delicious.