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
That favorite color combination -- red and white -- will make your home merry and bright for the holiday season. Try these ideas for a stylish twist on tradition.
Stylish glass vases hold candles for a centerpiece and look as festive as a candy cane. To make this centerpiece, tie the candles together with ribbon, leaving long ends. Hold the candles upright while pouring in enough layers of decorative red and white sugar to anchor them firmly.
Editor's Tip: Thread the ribbon ends through tiny Christmas balls for a touch of holiday sparkle.
Join colorful yet inexpensive tea towels to create this cheerful table runner. Measure and mark 5 to 7 equally spaced spots along each of the narrow edges where two tea towels meet. At each marked spot, attach a metal eyelet according to the package instructions. Thread ribbon through the holes to join the towels and form a single runner.
Raid your scrap bag to find leftover pieces of red and white fabrics for festive Christmas stockings -- the more patterns, the merrier! Add classic ball fringe to the cuff for a fun, retro detail.
Send your guests home with something to enjoy at the end of holiday parties. Place an attractive container of candy canes by the door, so guests can take one as they say their good-byes.
Old ice skates from a secondhand store become charming decorations, especially on a tree. The pom-pom trimmings are easy and fun for older kids to make from bright red yarn.
Whip together a holiday purse, using thick white felt and accents of red yarn. No fancy sewing skills are needed -- simply cut one length of felt and fold it over (you may want to line it with sturdier fabric cut to the same shape). Secure the edges with a buttonhole stitch, using red yarn on a large darning needle. Add more color with a flower made from red felt scraps and a button.