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
Entertaining guru Jennifer Sbranti shows us how to set the tone for an elegant holiday party with sparkling silver and glimmering gold.
An elegant affair with lots of shimmer and sparkle is the perfect excuse to break out the good china.
Ornamental china with hints of silver and gold set the scene for a swanky holiday soiree. Create your own decorative plates by adorning glittering rhinestones to plain plates.
Simple white napkins pop with a matte silver napkin holder.
Choose clear glasses and goblets with a hint of shimmer, such as this fancy, silver-rimmed glass.
Line buffets and drink displays with decorative metallic garlands and metallic votive candleholders.
Tip: Dust bowls of pinecones or modern potpourri decorative balls with gold glitter for some extra decoration.