Christmas Gifts: 20+ Cute and Clever Ideas to Try

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.

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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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Genius Christmas Hacks

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.

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Christmas Ornaments

Give new life to your holiday tree by creating handmade Christmas ornaments. Explore hundreds of fun and festive ideas, including Christmas tree ornaments kids can make. Each one offers a unique accent for your tree -- no two are exactly alike. So whether you prefer whimsical, natural, or traditional holiday decor, you don't have to start from scratch. We have a number of ideas for decorating a plain ornament, including glitter, trims, and even stickers. But don't stop at your tree! Personalized Christmas ornaments also make great gifts; try one of our easy-sew or budget-friendly photo ideas that share the year's memories.

Easy Christmas Ornaments

Transform simple supplies into outstanding homemade Christmas ornaments with...

20 Ways to Dress Up Plain Christmas Ornaments

Wake up your Christmas tree with creatively embellished ornaments. Start with...

Pretty Paper Ornaments

Gather all of your holiday-inspired scrapbook paper, crafts paper, and torn...

Genius Christmas Hacks

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Make a Trio of Pinecone Gnome Ornaments

Scraps of felt, wooden balls, and wool roving dress up plain pinecones to make...

Make a 19th-Century-Inspired Ornament

Modeled after decorations in turn-of-the-19th-century style, these papier-mach...

Beaded Snowflake Ornaments

Light will dance on these wintertime snowflakes made from a variety of...

Felt Christmas Ornament

It's so easy to make a felt Christmas ornament! Cheap materials and a cute...

How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments

Vintage salt dough ornaments are a cheap, old-fashion addition to your...

How to Decorate a Tree with Ribbon

There are just two elements to this eye-catching tree: A strand of lights and ...

Beautiful Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Adorn your Christmas tree with beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments made by...

Christmas Ornament Crafts

Keep these handmade Christmas ornaments for yourself, or use them as...

Adorable Baby Shoe Ornaments

Craft this easy ornament in no time at all. It's perfect for baby's first...

Make a Felt Mitten and Ice Skate Ornament

Personalize your evergreen with these playful felt mitten ornaments, perfect...

Crafty Christmas Tree Topper Ideas

A Christmas tree isn't complete without a pretty tree topper. Whether it's a...

More Easy Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make

Kids can show holiday spirit with their own handmade ornaments.

Easy Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make

With a little crafting glue, glitter, ornament balls, and paper, you can make...

Easy Christmas Tree Skirts and Garlands

These tree skirt and garland ideas are simple ways to make your Christmas tree...

Felt-Covered Christmas Ornaments with Flair

Follow our basic steps for these felt-covered ornaments trimmed with...

Decorated Christmas Trees

The star of your Christmas decorations -- the tree! -- deserves extra attentio...

How to Make Christmas Ball Ornaments

Some inexpensive materials and a bit of creativity help you transform basic...

Cheap DIY Ornaments for Christmas

Use felt scraps to make pretty DIY Christmas ornaments. This cheap craft will...

New Life for Old Christmas Ornaments

Turn scratched and worn Christmas ornaments into like-new holiday treasures...

Decorating with Christmas Ornaments

Try these creative ideas for decorating around the house with Christmas...

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