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
Red and white are a foolproof color duo for the holidays. Make your home merry and bright by decorating with this season's cheeriest colors.
Red and white conjures images of barns and simple living. Give a hallway or foyer country charm with red and white accents. Top a dresser or table with a red floral runner and evergreen swag. Lean a red ladder or quilt rack against a wall and hang stockings from the rungs. The addition of a berry wreath, red tinsel trees, and a white chair topped with a package and ice skates will have you holiday-ready in no time.
Brighten a drab basement corner or plain white wall with a snowy setup. A red felt wall hanging with big snowflakes match the crafts-foam snowflakes hanging from the ceiling. Place a red chair topped with patterned rain boots for a holiday look.
A single red ornament can have big impact when pinned to the back of a white chair. For a special touch, hang the ornament with satin ribbon.
Bring your home seaside with this beachy wreath fit for any season. Glue shells of varying sizes to a foam wreath. Hang it with a beautiful satin ribbon in a subtle shade of red.
Make a mantel or table sparkle with this trio of dark red martini glasses. Simply tie a white ribbon with red trim at the base of the stemware and insert a tea light into each glass.
Store-bought scarlet tulips pop amid a bed of fragrant evergreen sprigs tucked into a troughlike urn. The display sits atop a ceramic tray.
These presents are almost too pretty to open. Using papers in matte, glossy, and sparkly finishes, build piles of picture-perfect packages outfitted with customized name tags.
Put your feelings about the season in writing. With acrylic paint and a brush, scrawl an exuberant "Joy" across a silver-frame mirror. White sponge-painted snowballs add a frosty finish to the looking glass, which amplifies the shimmer of discount-store glass candleholders and a crystalline cylinder overflowing with shiny orbs showcased on the sideboard.
Post Noel-theme notes on a ribbon swag suspended above a kitchen window. After creating the tags on the computer, adorn them with fluffy pom-poms and striped hanging cords.