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 Stockings

Add flair with our festive Christmas stockings you can make yourself. Craft a personalized Christmas stocking for someone you love using our easy step-by-step instructions. Grab a few ideas from our collection of unique Christmas stockings, where we have instructions for projects with felt; various kinds of fabric, buttons, ribbon; and even a bit of sewing for those who want to make embroidered Christmas stockings. Adorn your fireplace with bright pops of color with our colorful Christmas stockings, which range from single-color stockings to multicolor stockings with elaborate patterns -- whichever design you choose will brighten up your mantel or staircase. Make handmade Christmas stockings with ruffles or faux fur, or create a cool winter scene with our instructions for a cross-stitch stocking. For experienced knitters, we have detailed instructions for making pretty red-and-white knitted Christmas stockings from wooly yarn. You can even incorporate paper, tinsel, and scrapbook stickers into your stockings to give them a personalized touch.

Easy Handmade Christmas Stockings

Add a personal touch to your holiday decor with Christmas stockings you create...

Four Christmas Stocking Projects

A single stocking pattern and varied red-and-white fabrics allow personal...

Colorful Christmas Stockings

For most of us, no Christmas is complete without the tradition of hanging...

Winter Wonderland Stockings

Choose your size and cross-stitch a lovely winter scene, then assemble a...

Baby's First Christmas Stocking

This soft polka-dot stocking is perfect for your little one's first Christmas.

Colorful Santa Applique Christmas Stocking

This exquisite stocking -- complete with delicate beading, decorative stitches...

Bundled Candles

Light up the evening with this bright grouping of candles. It's easy to pull...

Diamond-Quilted Dazzler

The soft colors and quilted fabric of this standout stocking make a nice...

Christmas Elf Stockings

This year, recruit elves to decorate your stockings instead of fill them.

Flowered Felt Stocking

Add a modern twist to a yuletide with bright blooms and buttons on a felt...

Make a Blue Christmas Stocking

This stocking takes on a mod flair with a ruff of oh-so-soft white fake fur an...

Make a Holiday Stitched Stocking

Embellish a white felt stocking with red embroidery floss. Personalize this...

Make a Felted Wool Christmas Stocking

Modern meets vintage on this simple-to-sew stocking.

Christmas Stockings for the Whole Family

These stylish stockings will become instant heirlooms to be cherished year...

Sew Easy Stockings

Dress up store-bought stockings with antique lace, green felt leaves, a trio o...

Make a Holiday Joy Stocking

Create this stocking using cutout letters, ribbon, and a little creativity....

Make Folk Art-Inspired Stockings

Spread a feeling of warmth and nostalgia with folk art-inspired holiday...

Vellum Stockings

These paper stockings cleverly stow gift certificates, cash, or similar flat...

Make a Holiday Swirled Stocking

Designed for an experienced knitter, this stocking makes a beautiful Christmas...

Treasured Trio

Whether beaded, star-studded, or beribboned, these stockings are sure to add...

Make a Holiday Star Stocking

Embellish a simple stocking with tinsel and ribbon. Finish the festive...

Make a Holiday Photo Stocking

Celebrate your little one with a photo stocking, embellished with ribbon and...

Make a Holiday Santa Stocking

Use three kinds of paper, tinsel, and scrapbook stickers to incorporate a...

Make a Holiday Tea Towel Stocking

Use festive red-and-white tea towels to make Christmas stockings -- the perfec...


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