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
In need of a creative addition to your cookie exchange party or a tasty gift for friends and family? Look no further than our collection of irresistible cookie-in-a-jar recipes. Each holiday-ready gift takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and features layer upon layer of favorite cookie, brownie, or blondie mix-ins.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
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.