Freezer-Friendly Holiday Cookies

These Christmas cookies don't mind waiting around in the cold one bit. Get a leg up on holiday preparations by taking advantage of Christmas cookies' affinity for freezing. Each Santa-special treat can freeze for up to three months.

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Steal This Home's Cottage-Style Decorations!

Warm and welcoming, cottage style is effortless and translates perfectly into the holiday season. Mix old and new for a flexible Christmas decorating style that you can make your own -- here┬┐s how Kelly, the blogger at Talk of the House, shows off her cottage style.

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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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Our Best Cookie-in-a-Jar Recipes

In need of a creative addition to your cookie exchange party or a tasty gift for friends and family? Look no further than our collection of irresistible cookie-in-a-jar recipes. Each holiday-ready gift takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and features layer upon layer of favorite cookie, brownie, or blondie mix-ins.

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Decorated Christmas Trees

The star of your Christmas decorations -- the tree! -- deserves extra attention. Here are four diverse looks you should consider for your tree decorating scheme.

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Pretty Christmas Wreaths

Deck the halls with these gorgeous winter wreaths that will bring holiday cheer to your Christmas decor. Christmas wreaths are often made with fir, but we share alternative wreath supplies that could inspire this year's front door.

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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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Decorative Tabletop Christmas Trees

These miniature versions of full-size trees make it easy to add Christmas spirit to any room in the house.


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    • Christmas Color

      Decorations with a consistent theme -- red and white -- make a graphic statement on this tabletop tree. To show off your ornaments, choose a tree with short needles and sparse branches, and don't be afraid to trim boughs to create display space.

    • Beaming Christmas Balls

      Tiny potted evergreens are easily dressed up for the holidays with miniature glass Christmas balls. Once the holiday is over, the mini trees provide fresh greenery all winter long.

    • Starry Style

      A rosemary topiary potted in a rustic wooden pail creates a charming homespun accent. Delicate starfish tucked within the branches mimic traditional stars for a Christmas theme.

    • Country Christmas

      A slight tabletop tree looks simply angelic trimmed with paper gift wrap bows and topped with a larger ribbon.

    • Paper Panache

      A curled paper tree could be the ultimate in easy decor. Simply glue long strips of colorful paper to a wooden dowel or stake and then roll the paper around a pencil. Gently unroll for a whimsical curl.

    • Visions of Sugar Plums

      Sugared fruit -- real or artificial -- is a pleasing treat to the eye when hung on a small tree. Fill the pot with additional fruit to continue the theme.

    • Snow Queen

      An all-white tree gives off stunning elegance. Get this look by weaving white lights onto a white tree and hanging simple-shape white ornaments, such as the stars used here.

    • Thinking Inside the Box

      A picket fence and watchful Santa make a charming centerpiece for the holiday table. Use the fence to corral your holiday collectibles into a pleasing display.

    • Tea Time

      Plant a tree in a teapot and use it to display a collection of miniature teacups. These ornaments are attached to the tree branches with ribbon threaded through the handles.

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      Who's Got the Button?

      Old buttons wired to a tree create a whimsical look. Get creative and use the same technique to wire beads or old earrings to a tree.

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      Staying in Character

      Get creative with a themed tabletop tree--if you can attach it, it belongs! We nestled pincushions and tape measures in the branches alongside spools of colorful thread.

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      Miniature Cedar Trees

      Pick up some miniature cedar trees (6 to 18 inches tall) at a florist or garden center and place them in decorative pots. Then cover the soil with Spanish moss or green moss and attach ribbons or tiny decorations to the branches.

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      Simply White

      Color-theme trees can make a great statement in a room. This tiny white tree stays simple with only the adornment of white and silver ornaments.

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      Ivy Topiaries

      Purchase live topiary trees from a florist, garden center, or grocery store. Since ivy branches lack the heft of pine trees, use lightweight decorations. Curls of sheer ribbon add to the holiday look but won't make the leaves droop.

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      Silver Spoons

      Three ingredients are all you'll need for these pretty trees: red plaid bows, silver spoons, and artificial red berries. Notice the tree topper made from a spray of three spoons wired to the top branch. Touches of gold in the ribbons add some sparkle to the trees.

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      Mini White Trees

      Three miniature white trees are unadorned with only a few tiny pink ornaments. This allows their shape to be appreciated and creates an airy feel to the room.

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      Cookie Trees

      Pretty cookie trees get a drizzle of snowy frosting. More white on the table, candles, and other decorations makes a harmonious scene for a centerpiece or sideboard.

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      Under the Tree

      Sparkling versions of a holiday tree disguise bottles of cider or wine in one fell swoop. Use pinking shears to cut three 17x17x8-inch triangles from felt. Glue together the edges (leaving the bottom open) and adhere sequins, glitter, or other embellishments.

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      Whimsical Winter

      Put a twist on the holidays by painting traditional holiday symbols in unconventional colors. You may like your new dotted Christmas trees so much you'll keep them up year-round!

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      Leafy Tree

      As paper-thin fresh bay leaves dry, their tips flip every which way. Turned upside down the curling leaves give a fairly good impression of a holiday tree. Pin them onto a form and top with a simple star and wait patiently for the curling to begin. Artificial berries at the base add a pop of color and texture.

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      Sweet Rosemary

      An aromatic alternative to pine, a rosemary tree brings the heady scent of the herb garden indoors for the holidays. In warmer climates, place your tree outside next to the door.

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      Pretty Paper Ornaments

      Gather all of your holiday-inspired scrapbook paper, crafts paper, and torn pages of old paperback books, then pick some festive embellishments and make these fun and simple paper ornaments. These paper ornaments range from vintage classic to makeshift modern and kid-friendly to crafter-challenging, so everyone will have a paper ornament to make this Christmas.
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