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
Be different! Make unique, personalized gift toppers and tags for your friends and family. Create a homemade gift tag, or use our free gift tag downloads to make Christmas gifts look extra special.
Maount a plain tag on kraft paper for a neutral background. Then add a tree shape (cut from paper or purchased at a scrapbooking store) to the front with hot glue.
Create a wintry symbol on a basic gift tag with the familiar shape of a snowman. Stack fuzzy white pom-poms to form the body, and find twigs to make a hat and arms fit for Frosty.
A meaningful tag makes a gift more special. To assemble this homespun version, gather a grouping of old family photos and recipe cards. Mix and match and place in a row. Laminate them, leaving enough space between the cards for folding accordion-style.
Use a mix of related stamps to give your hand-stamped papers a designer look. Fashion a matching tag with the stamp mounted on contrasting paper.
Lucky recipients will burst into song when they receive a trio of stacked gift boxes adorned with rhinestone-studded tags. Hot-glue round white tags atop green cardstock circles, then add gems around rub-on letters.
Personalize basic white tags with a pretty representation of the recipient's name. Use colored markers to write the name and add pretty designs to the tag. This project is perfect for the kids, too!
Keep gift-wrapping simple this year by using white paper and making tags yourself. Use rubber stamps, twine, rickrack, pom-poms, and cutouts to dress up plain shipping tags.
Plain cardboard tags from a stationer's store give you lots of gift tag options. Decorate them with holiday stickers, stamps, or scrapbooking embellishments. We decorated ours with a colorful ribbon and layered two tags for an added color punch.
This bundled-up snowman gift tag makes an impressive presentation. Iridescent glitter and metallic gold detailing provide a bit of glitz, but twig arms and a classic pom-pom hat ensure the tag is suitable for homespun wraps.