Gifts That Give Back

Embrace an attitude of gratitude this holiday season with gifts that bring joy to the people in your life and give back to those in need.

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Christmas Wreath from Flea Market Finds

Transform flea market finds, like discarded picture frames, into this crafty christmas wreath in three simple steps.

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Amazing Online Shops You've Never Heard Of

On Cyber Monday, venture into unchartered retail territory. These favorite online vendors, recommended by our editors and bloggers alike, offer one-of-a-kind gifts and decor from around the globe.

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Decorate with What You Have for Christmas

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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How to Make a Diorama Christmas Ornament

Set the scene on your tree with this mini diorama box ornament that you can make yourself.

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Cute Needle-Felted Snowman Ornament

One look at this snowman and you have to make it. An adorable ornament that you need on your tree.

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Celebrating St. Nicolas Day? Our Awesome Ornament Picks

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More Easy Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make

Kids can show holiday spirit with their own handmade ornaments.


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    • Name that Ornament

      Plain ornaments can be personalized for the kids with simple letter stickers found at a crafts store.

    • Vintage Paper Ornaments

      These paper trims take their cue from vintage decorations. Rickrack, ribbon, scraps, rhinestones, and other embellishments turn them into dimensional gems for the tree.

    • Puffy Pom-Pom Ornaments

      These yarn balls bring to mind ice-skating parties and warm hats. Make the poms using a pom-pom creator (available at crafts stores) and colorful acrylic yarn. Or, wrap scads of yarn around the middle of a paper-towel roll, slip off the yarn, and tie at the center. Clip the loop ends and fluff.

    • Photo Ornaments

      Snap candid shots of friends, then turn the photos into ornaments. Hot-glue lace and ribbon around the edges of the pictures. Wrap the cut ends to the backs of the photos, finishing them with more glue to prevent fraying. Attach a hanging loop to the back of each photo ornament.

    • Peppermint Stick Starburst Ornament

      This starburst of peppermint sticks explodes with color. Lightly coat a foam ball with red acrylic spray paint. Press peppermint sticks about 1/2 inch into the ball. Remove the sticks, add a dot of glue into each hole, and then replace the sticks.

    • Pushpin Ornament

      This sparkly ornament is made from common pushpins. Insert clear pins in a circle around the middle of a foam ball, then add rows to cover the ball. A bent silver pipe cleaner forms the hanger.

    • Mini Present Ornament

      Hide a sweet snack in mini packages that double as ornaments. Glue strips of felt to papier-mache boxes with snug-fitting lids; embellish with ribbon and trim. Use an awl or nail to punch a hole in the lid. For a hanging loop, insert ribbon ends through hole; knot ends inside the lid at the base.

    • Magnificent Music Notes Ornament

      Decoupage classic holiday tunes onto plain ornaments and decorate your tree in song.

    • Newsworthy Christmas Ornament

      The writing's on the walls of this miniature house ornament made from newspaper-covered chipboard. Modify the size and window placements of the pattern and enlarge the newsprint on a photocopier to create a variety of houses.

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      Christmas Ornament Crafts

      Keep these handmade Christmas ornaments for yourself, or use them as one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season. Each of these 20+ Christmas ornament crafts is easy to make and perfect for this year's Christmas decorating.
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