Fun-to-Make Christmas Holiday Crafts

Spruce up your holiday home with these clever handmade Christmas decorations. From cute ornaments and creative wreaths to cozy pillows and festive garlands, these oh-how-pretty holiday crafts will make your home merry and bright.

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Steal This Home's Cottage-Style Decorations!

Icy Christmas garlands are a cinch to make (and cost just a few bucks!). Here's how to create a frosty icicle garland for your own home.

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Christmas Garland and Swag Decorating Ideas

Decorate your home for the holidays with these festive Christmas garland and swag ideas. We have the classic garlands for banisters, mantels, windows, and doorways. Plus, we give you a little modern twist -- adding them to dining chairs and chandeliers to transform your everyday spaces into a winter wonderland.

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Decorated Christmas Trees

The star of your Christmas decorations -- the tree! -- deserves extra attention. Here are four diverse looks you should consider for your tree decorating scheme.

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Pretty Christmas Wreaths

Deck the halls with these gorgeous winter wreaths that will bring holiday cheer to your Christmas decor. Christmas wreaths are often made with fir, but we share alternative wreath supplies that could inspire this year's front door.

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Genius Christmas Hacks

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.

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Clever Gifts for the Gardener

Great for those with outside interests, these garden gifts made Better Homes and Gardens' top list in our December 2012 issue -- and they fall between $6 and $60.


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    • Self-Watering Terra-Cotta Containers

      These self-watering containers make plant maintenance easy -- a wick in the top pot draws water from the bottom pot -- and are put together in a sleek and practical design.

    • Nylon Gardening Gloves

      Breathable knit and flexible nylon make these gloves comfortable and durable.

    • Windowsill Grow Box

      Grow a spice garden on your windowsill with this steel MicroGreens box, which comes with two crops of seeds.

    • Ornament Frames

      Pressed leaves are an ideal fit for these ornament frames, which allow a changeable display between glass.

    • Set of Seed Sticks

      Grow your own herbs easily and fuss-free with these seed sticks. Tuck the seed-embedded sticks into soil, then water regularly for results.

    • Denim Work Apron

      This denim work apron is both stylish and sturdy, great for holding tools while working in the garden.

    • Terrarium Bottle

      Grow your own terrarium in a repurposed wine bottle with this simple kit.

    • BrazelBerries Peach Sorbet Blueberry Shrub

      When you order this blueberry shrub, you'll get a jar of jam to gift now. The shrub will arrive in spring for garden planting.

    • Gardening Shears

      Snip blooms in the garden or at the kitchen sink with these shears.

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      Glass Camp Lantern

      Made of glass, this modern take on a camp lantern holds a single tea light.

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      Our Favorite Personal Luxury Gifts

      Pamper yourself with Better Homes and Gardens' top picks in personal luxury, including soaps, teas, candles, and other comforting items from the December 2012 issue. Only spend a little or splurge a lot with items between $10 and $110.
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