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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One Christmas Ornament, Five Ways

Simple supplies and techniques combine to transform cheap crafts-store ball ornaments into stunning decorations.

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    • Easy Handmade Ornaments

      Raid your hobby closet and try out these creative ways to transform a clear crafts-store ball ornament into something worth saving (or giving as a gift).

    • Rub-On Ornament

      Use Christmas designs, monograms, or stickers to create an easy and elegant ornament. Apply rub-on transfers to a clear ornament, pressing lightly to be sure your transfers are secure to the ornament.

    • Decoupage Ornament

      Embellish an ornament by covering it with decoupage glue, then adding bits of punched patterned paper. Brush remaining glue over the ornament and gently smooth to seal the paper. Allow the glue to dry before hanging.

    • Patterned Paper Ornament

      Cut out strips of your favorite patterned paper and stuff them into a clear ornament. Top with a color-coordinated ribbon for a designer effect.

    • Painted Ornament

      Wash the inside of your ornament and let dry. Coat the inside with metallic acrylic paint in the color(s) of your choice. Allow each coat of paint to dry completely before adding another (use two or three colors for maximum effect). Then, apply a rub-on sticker and color-coordinated gem to the outside.

    • Card Stock Ornament

      Have an abundance of card stock scraps? Roll scraps and put them in a clear ball for a stunning tree accent. Use rub-on letters to add a cheery thought to the ornament. Top it off with a ribbon hanger.

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      Easy Christmas Ornaments

      Transform simple supplies into outstanding homemade Christmas ornaments with our easy crafting ideas. Clever embellishments, quick-to-make shapes, and beautiful designs come together to make this collection of easy Christmas ornaments.
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