Gifts That Give Back

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Deck the halls this Christmas by repurposing items you already have on hand. Getting creative with your existing decorations and accessories lets you give your home a new and festive look this holiday season without spending a lot of money.

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Cute Needle-Felted Snowman Ornament

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Speedy Christmas Decorating

No time for Christmas decorating? Last-minute party prep? Check out these speedy ideas for decking your halls in style. With glittering Christmas trees and easy Christmas garland ideas, there's no way you won't impress Santa.


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    • Gold-Dusted Trees

      Deck the halls with extra sparkle. These glittering gold Christmas trees are both easy and eye-popping. All you need is a set of three or four sequin trees (available at your local superstore) and large glass covers.  

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    • Cupcake Liner Garland

      Baking isn't the only thing cupcake liners are good for. Round up your favorite patterns and colors, fold each in half, then staple together for a garland that's as good as gold.

    • Mason Jar Candleholders

      Any holiday bracelets hiding in your stash? Bust them out to wrap around Mason jar rims for the cutest candleholders you've ever seen. Fill each with water, then top with tea lights. Ahh, easy ambiance.

    • Glitzy Glassware

      Create a splashy showcase for your favorite Christmas ornaments by piling them into a large glass jar. Sticking to an analogous color scheme gives it a trendy, ombre look. Tape a black and white photo to the inside of the jar for a sweet, personal touch.

    • Cranberry-Studded Centerpiece

      Cranberries and fresh-cut amaryllis. Who knew a Christmas centerpiece could be so easy?

    • Homemade Reindeer Art

      Shh, we're about to let you in on a little secret: Christmas cards are one of the simplest ways to create seasonal art for your home. Tape them to the fridge or frame them and nestle them on the wall -- either way, they're an easy-peasy way to gussy up for Christmas.

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    • Tiny Trees

      Miniature trees -- vintage or new -- add magic to a room. We use pipe brushes, dipping them in different shades of green then poking them into a base, such as plastic foam, which will not only be easy but also doubles as snow! Miniature reindeer toys bring the forest to life.

      Cute Christmas Tree Ideas
    • Poppy Pink Wreath

      Welcome holiday party guests with a pop of pink. This silky ribbon pairs perfectly with a store-bought horseshoe wreath. Use hot glue to adhere.  

    • Tie a Bow Like a Pro (Really!)

      Watch and learn: We'll show you how to make a bow that's (almost) as pretty as the present!

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      Window Ornaments

      Add Christmas cheer to a room by hanging paper ornaments from your windowsill. Alternating colors and patterns keeps things jolly and playful.

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      Golden Centerpieces

      All that glitters is gold. Fill glass containers with on-hand ornaments, such as these shiny beauties, for a ritzy way to welcome Christmas.

      Tip: Be extra careful when tipping the glass container upside down -- you don't want the ornaments to come tumbling down!

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      Earthy Garland

      Bring the outdoors in by stringing fragrant pinecones and pine leaves onto a piece of yarn. Hole-punched paper ornaments and stars add pops of color. Secure each end of the string to the wall using office pins.

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      Dress for Dining

      One of the easiest ways to decorate for Christmas? Add flair to your already-existing table setting. Decorate each plate a different way: shiny ornaments, playful ribbon, and even pinecones!

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      Glimmering Candle Display

      Let it snow, let it glow. Wrap three tall candles in decorative paper. Using twine, tie a gift tag with memos like "joy" or "peace" onto each. Snatch a cake stand for the base, then sprinkle with faux snow and spray-painted pinecones.  

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      Poinsettia Tree

      Transform bare branches into a cheery Christmas display. Arrange branches in a large container, anchoring them in a mini ornaments and a real or faux pomegranate. Then string on the minis for a display that's as easy as it is dazzling.

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      Glass Jar Globes

      Who needs a snow globe from Santa when you can make your own? Impress the big guy with these trinket-filled jars. Sprinkle a little faux snow (or even sea salt!) into each, then top with ribbons, lace, and all the pretty fixings.

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      Nostaglic Photo Display

      A fireplace mantel mimics the function of a Christmas tree when festooned with ribbon, beads, and nostalgic photos. Decked in blue and white, this display can last all winter long. Simply remove the Christmas-theme ornaments and leave the snowflakes and photographs in place.

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      Silver and Gold Basket

      Ring in the holiday like the song: with silver and gold. Go shiny or matte -- either way, all eyes will be on this gorgeous, ornament-filled centerpiece.

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      Holiday Wall Greeting

      Create a holiday greeting on a ledge with large wooden or paper letters. Adhere one of the letters with sepia-tone photos to give the greeting a personal pop.

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      Ornament Centerpiece

      Red and green aren't the only holiday colors we love. Pink and white ornaments dress up the dining table when you place them in a large decorative bowl or vase. Blue makes them stand out even more.

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      Instant Candle Glamour

      Add some bling to a plain candleholder by painting it with glitter and pinning an antique brooch to the rim.

      Editor's Tip: Create a similar look by adding a small ornament or jingle bell. Just be careful it doesn't dance too close to the flame!

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      Sparkling Lights

      When in doubt, add lights! Wrap them around a mantel, doorway, or string them like a garland along the wall -- either way, they'll brighten up your home in a flash.

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      Paper Towns

      Skip the flammable cotton snow and use paper town cutouts to create your Christmas village. White lace and mini wreaths (available at your local crafts store) fancy it up.

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      Dressed Up Doorknob

      Tie a bit of velvet and a sprig of holly onto a doorknob for a fun holiday touch. Satin ribbon streamers tipped with little sleigh bells from a crafts store would look great, too.

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      Fresh Family Tree

      Show off your special family photos by entwining them between the branches and berries of some holiday sprigs and greenery.

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      Must Try: Gorgeous Gingerbread Display

      Make everyone's favorite holiday cookie -- the gingerbread -- the center of attention in this gorgeous gingerbread display. See how it's done!

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      Holiday Decor that Lasts from Thanksgiving to Christmas

      Keep your decor fresh throughout the holiday season with our easy tips and ideas. We show you how to transition your holiday decor from Thanksgiving to Christmas with a few simple updates.
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