Fun-to-Make Christmas Holiday Crafts

Spruce up your holiday home with these clever handmade Christmas decorations. From cute ornaments and creative wreaths to cozy pillows and festive garlands, these oh-how-pretty holiday crafts will make your home merry and bright.

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Steal This Home's Cottage-Style Decorations!

Icy Christmas garlands are a cinch to make (and cost just a few bucks!). Here's how to create a frosty icicle garland for your own home.

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Christmas Garland and Swag Decorating Ideas

Decorate your home for the holidays with these festive Christmas garland and swag ideas. We have the classic garlands for banisters, mantels, windows, and doorways. Plus, we give you a little modern twist -- adding them to dining chairs and chandeliers to transform your everyday spaces into a winter wonderland.

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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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A Golden Holiday

Go for the gold to create holiday hues that will soothe, surprise and sparkle.

Influenced by golden yellow, green takes on a tart look. This formally arranged mantel holds traditional evergreens, but it's a trio of just-shy-of-ripe Bartlett pears that puts an interesting spin on the color wheel.

Their yellow hue is picked up in the scalloped edges of the stockings, tailored from matelasse pillow shams. Hand-thrown cachepots and the arrangement's showpiece, a square wreath, also carry out the pear-green scheme.

Accent with White

This neutral-toned seating area is dressed for the holidays with a mouth-watering color combo of berry and honey. A large wreath of gilded lemon leaves draws the eye toward the windows.

To make an equally rich wreath, spray clusters of fresh lemon leaves, still on their stems, with gold paint. Let them dry, then insert the stems into a plastic-foam wreath form until it's densely covered.

Almost touching the ceiling with a topper made from cranberry glass, the living room tree is decorated with a mix of old and new traditional ornaments. The amber lights bathe new and old ornaments in a light similar to candle glow. A garland of red, green, and gold glass trinkets strings all the colors together.

A tried-and-true color combination for the holidays, red and gold tell a new story with more intense tones. Reds are juicier -- running the gamut from cranberry to grape -- and gold has a strong influence from brown, giving it an amber cast.

In a dining room suited for entertaining, an opulent scene is set by ruby-red decorations matched in wattage by shiny metallic gold. Twin centerpieces anchor the tablescape: glass hurricanes surrounded by rings of roses, anemones, and dusty miller.

And Highlight with Sunlight

This sunroom's minty freshness comes from its palette of soft sage, heather, and spruce on a field of snow white. Glass icicles, mirrored ornaments, and a variety of white Moravian stars lighten and brighten the dark fir tree. A white statice wreath looks dusted with snowflakes.

Wrapped gifts broaden the color scheme to include this year's hot color: yellow-green. It can be as tangy as lemon-lime soda or as soft as sage leaves.


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