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
Find a gingerbread house to fit your taste and skill level. Any one would make a perfect handmade holiday gift.
This simple gingerbread house is great for the younger ones in a holiday crowd.
Pick your favorite colorful candy and you're ready to go with this house.
Cereal, miniature marshmallows, and other candies let you make grandmother's house in snap.
Use the following gingerbread houses as decorating inspiration for your festive and edible homes.
This romantic Victorian gingerbread house is finely detailed and sure to impress everyone. Add details to suit your taste.
This stunning scene is a work of art. Build the ark sturdily -- we wouldn't want to lose any of the animals!
This suburban-style gingerbread ranch house is just the thing for fans of retro and easy living.
This stately Georgian home features decorative piping.
Make this charming gingerbread farmhouse (featuring heavy bands of piping across the roof), complete with a gracious front porch.
Gingerbread cookie dough or your favorite shortbread would work well for this adobe home. Make window boxes with pretzel sticks and candies.