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
Seasonal greenery and fresh flowers add simple elegance to Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating. These fresh ideas will have your home looking its best, naturally.
A family living room's relaxed attitude is fostered by subtle color and well-worn materials. Greenery and fresh flowers add just the right note of festivity against the backdrop of white tones and pale wood.
If you haven't looked at the options in artificial trees recently, you might be surprised by the quality and breadth of styles available. Plus, permanent trees can be used repeatedly, avoid allergy issues, and are sturdy enough to showcase lots of heavy ornaments.
Faux snowdrifts fill goblets and all manner of glass containers, providing resting spots for natural pinecones. Add cut greenery and silvery candlesticks to complete the winter-wonderland effect.
Beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree are part of the decorations until the moment they are opened. Select wrapping papers with your color scheme in mind for maximum impact. Sprigs of greenery add an elegant but inexpensive touch.
Fill a basket with hydrangea blossoms for a charming vignette in a forgotten corner. Such unexpected details surprise and delight the eye.
Fresh white flowers and natural greenery enhance a collection of white pottery. They also lighten the dark sideboard hutch and invigorate the room with their fragrances.
Editor's Tip: Rethink your collections. Rather than splurging on new decor for a fresh scene, work with what you have. Showcase your traditional pieces in different settings and combinations.
When using natural greenery decorations, add nut or acorn accents for variety. Windows sport nut garlands that add welcome contrast to white and green. Stockings made from vintage-look tea towels do the same.
Editor's Tip: Candlelight adds elegance to any occasion. Keep all flames safely away from foliage and other flammable materials, and never place them beneath overhanging items.
Sophisticated in its simplicity, an all-white room looks festive for the holidays. A small fir tree and wreaths hanging from favorite collectibles surround the multipurpose daybed.
Salvaged architectural fragments add character to this room where antiques are treasured. Dress them up with simple wreaths or swags of fresh-cut greenery.