How to Make Festive Bows

Need a fun gift-wrapping idea? Learn how to tie a bow (or three) to make your next gift gorgeous. We'll show you how to make a classic, layered, or rosette bow.

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Three-Step Christmas Centerpieces

Create a striking holiday centerpiece in just three steps. We have a special secret for the step one: How to lay the table runner.

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Creative Christmas Tree Themes

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.

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Turn a simple sugar cookie into a masterpiece this Christmas. Whether you like your sugar cookies soft or crisp, simply decorated or frosted with intricate designs, these sugar cookie recipes are sure to sweeten up your holiday season.

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Deck a Christmas Staircase in Two Steps

It's so simple to decorate your staircase for Christmas! Get our damage-free, two-step plan to ensure that the holiday spirit extends from first floor to second.

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Creative Christmas Wreaths

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.

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Christmas 101 Our Best How-To Ideas

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home and garden plus recipes and entertaining ideas.

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12 Styles of Christmas

We love all 12 color and style themes for the holidays -- but which one is your favorite?

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    • White Christmas

      Come home to a white Christmas. The quickest way to lighten things up is to simply replace red items with white on your decorating list. For example, out with the red poinsettia, in with the white.

    • Classic Red

      Tasteful, classic design readily adapts to seasonal changes. It's a great way to make holiday accessories blend into a room's decor. The fabric used to make the stockings on this mantel is a classic red toile; the look enhances the traditional feel of this cottage.

    • Warm Green & White

      A soothing, subtle mix of soft white and sage greens creates a holiday look that's both easy on the eyes and easy to accomplish. And it looks great throughout the winter -- most elements can stay in place until March.

    • Old Fashioned Tree

      Fill your tree with holiday classics. Glass ornaments, beaded garlands, and tiny lights have a homey look that can also appear elegant and luxurious.

    • Northern Lights

      The rich traditions of Scandinavian holiday celebrations have created a refined look of rich contrasts: Almost everything is a color play with white. The lines are simple and elegant to emphasize the tones.

    • Perfect in Pink

      Sometimes a room's regular decorating colors or style can set the tone for its holiday style. This living room incorporated pink and white holiday trimmings that suit the room and contrast delightfully with the snowy landscape outside.

    • Simply Christmas

      The look of simplicity can be the perfect starting place for a holiday decorating scheme. It's a natural for country-style homes, yet the look could easily fit into a more contemporary scheme. Keep colors, decorations, and clutter to a minimum for a style you'll treasure.

    • Glowing with Gold

      Using gold in your holiday decorating makes other colors, especially greens, more vibrant. Add wreaths, ornaments, and amber-colored lights to create a warm gold tone in your home this season.

    • Joyful Color

      Have some fun by creating a holiday tree using themed decorations. Stars are the stars of this holiday home, with star ornaments, paper stars, and tin stars. The scene's been punched up with bright colored ribbons and gift wrap.

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      Snowy White

      Take a color scheme of mostly white and you can add most any other color for a punch of interest. This room's white is accented with green and yellow pillows. Likewise, the tree is primarily white; only the packages below show the hint of color -- also in green and yellow.

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      Red and Green

      Give a red room even more holiday style by hanging green wreaths on every window. These have the added embellishment of decorative plates hung inside each wreath circle. Wide red ribbon decorates each wreath and loops them up in varying heights.

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      Over the Top

      Exhibiting a unique personality, this tree borrows from several themes. Silver platters are mixed with tiny lamps, candeliers, teapots, picture frames, and traditional glass ornaments. As a finishing touch, feathers burst from the tree with wild abandon.

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      Pretty Christmas Living Rooms

      Don't stop at the Christmas tree -- extend your Christmas decorations through the whole living room. These Christmas decorating ideas will have your space overflowing with cheer, whatever your decorating style.
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