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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Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Make your house the prettiest on the block with our creative ideas for outdoor Christmas decorations. Whether you're looking for outdoor lighting, winter wreaths, or Christmas door decorations and porch displays, this collection ensures that you make a holiday statement outside. We love looking at Better Homes and Gardens readers' decorated homes, and our collection of Christmas yard decorations brings together some of the best. Are Christmas lights and window decorations more your style? We have dozens of ideas for outdoor lighting, including large displays, garlands, and LED lights of all colors. Welcome holiday guests into your home with our array of pretty Christmas door decorations. Our ideas for outdoor Christmas wreaths range from traditional to modern, with budget-friendly twists and how-to tutorials. To boost your holiday curb appeal even further, check out our long-lasting outdoor Christmas decor that help you dress up your yard or front porch with pretty accents like reindeer and outdoor Christmas trees that last from fall through the holidays.

Pretty Christmas Wreaths

Deck the halls with these gorgeous winter wreaths that will bring holiday chee...

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Make the outside of your home as ready for the holiday season as the inside...

Outdoor Christmas Lights

Christmas lights are sure to illuminate your holiday spirit! Decorate your hom...

Creative Christmas Wreaths

Christmas wreaths don't have to be made from traditional evergreens -- in fact...

Outdoor Christmas Lighting: Surprising Ways to Decorate

A strand of Christmas lights is so last year. Bet you've never considered thes...

Christmas Garland: Create An Outdoor Display That Lasts

Wrap an all-weather DIY Christmas garland around your outdoor fence for an...

Outdoor Christmas Decorations: Front Porch Inspiration

It doesn't take a lot of bells and whistles to brighten your front porch at...

Happy Lighted Snowman

Light up the yard and the holiday season with this sturdy snowman's everlastin...

13 Expert Tips for Dazzling Christmas Lights

Better Homes and Gardens' Christmas Ideas Editor Ann Blevins offers advice for...

Winter Luminarias

Ordinary tin cans come alive with a unique piercing technique and candlelight.

Pretty Christmas Door Decorations

Once you've trimmed the tree, head outside to deck your front door for...

Easy & Inexpensive Christmas Wreaths

Make an elegant holiday wreath using simple supplies found at your local craft...

Holiday-Inspired Outdoor Decorating that Lasts

Dress up your front porch and yard with these holiday outdoor decorating ideas...

Holiday Wreaths of Colonial Williamsburg

Wreaths on the doors of Colonial Williamsburg homes have inspired holiday...

Three-Step Scarf Wreath for Christmas

The secret to this scarf wreath is the form underneath. See how you can create...

Easy Snowflake Wreath: Only 5 Supplies!

Create a pretty snowflake wreath with felt and a few cheap supplies. This craf...

How to Hang a Christmas Wreath (Two No-Fail Secrets!)

It's not a holiday home until you've hung a Christmas wreath. This quick video...

Christmas Yard Decorations from Better Homes and Gardens Readers

Outdoor Christmas decorations include more than just a string of lights on you...

Wheelbarrow Arrangement

Fill a wheelbarrow or wooden garden wagon with greenery, pinecones, and pots o...

Easy Christmas Wreaths

These easy Christmas wreaths would look great on your door, on a window, or...

Ice Luminarias

A walkway dotted with these luminarias warmly ushers guests into your home's...

Make Your Own Woodsy Container

Dress up your entryway for the holidays with this easy project.

Our Secret for a Gorgeous Christmas Front Door

Be the envy of the block this Christmas with our unbelievably easy tips for a...

3 Cheap Christmas Wreath Ideas

Upgrade a ho-hum Christmas wreath with wow-worthy embellishments like pinecone...

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