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
This Christmas season, put your scrapbook supplies to work on these beautiful (and easy) ornaments.
Design by Erin Roe
SOURCES: Patterned paper: BoBunny Press. Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts.
Design by Leah Fung
Strips of patterned paper combine to form a pretty floral ornament. Experiment with different papers, lengths, and widths to get a variety of looks.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Making Memories (dot), Recollections (stripe). Paper flowers: Making Memories. Gems: JoAnns Stores.
Design by Erin Roe
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Punches: EK Success (border), Fiskars (snowflake). Chenille stems: Creatology.
Design by Erin Clarkson
Although this ornament looks sophisticated, it's a breeze to make. Simply string paper strips on a string and embellish with a beautiful bead.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket. Beads: Jewelcraft. Floss: DMC Corp.
Design by Johanna Peterson
This die-cut paper box is decorated with a bright red bow and a miniature gift tag. Floral patterned paper puts a hip twist on traditional holiday designs.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Making Memories. Dies, die-cutting tools: Lifestyle Crafts (tag), Cricut by Provo Craft (box). Curling ribbon, straight pins: Michaels.
Design by Leslie Lightfoot
Your seasonal decorating will take flight with this cute bird. A circle folded in half makes up the bird's bright body. Add looped patterned paper for the wings and tail.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Sassafras (dot), Creativity Inc. (floral, red on red), American Crafts (red spirals). Brads: Creativity Inc. Gems: Hero Arts.
Design by Lisa Truesdell
This ornament is as sweet as candy! Swirls of patterned paper and a cute button center form the scrumptious candy. White tissue paper ties up the treat in a pretty bow.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: October Afternoon (large dot, small dot), Pink Paislee (stars). Button: Buttons Galore. Tissue paper: Michaels. Circle punch: Fiskars.
Design by Michelle Spaw
Circles punched from pretty paper make an easy ornament. Fold the circles in half and glue sides together for a dimensional ball.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup (diamond), Pink Paislee (paisley), October Afternoon (all other). Twine, buttons: Jo-Ann Stores. Punch: Marvy Uchida.
Design by Erin Roe
Basic folds in strips of paper make this delicate striped ornament. A shining button center gives some glitter to your tree.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey. Buttons: Blumenthal Lansing. Circle punch: Fiskars. Flock: Martha Stewart Crafts.