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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Snowflake Paper Die-Cut Wreath

Paper die cuts, dusted with ultra-fine glitter, make this snowflake wreath the perfect holiday accessory.

  • Ultra-fine glitters in assorted colors such as celery green, denim blue, blue violet, diamond dust, and turquoise
  • Paper plate; spray adhesive
  • 35 to 40 assorted die-cut snowflakes
  • 16-inch plastic-foam (such as Styrofoam brand) wreath form
  • 9 yards of 11/2-inch-wide white grosgrain ribbon Sequin pins

Instructions:

1. Pour one color of ultra-fine glitter onto a paper plate. Cover one side of a snowflake die cut with the spray adhesive, and then immediately press the glue-coated side into the glitter. Repeat until seven or eight snowflakes are glittered on one side. Pour the remaining glitter back into the container. Set this group of snowflakes aside. Continue working in this way, changing the glitter color with each group of snowflakes.

2. To assemble the wreath, wrap the plastic-foam form with ribbon, securing the beginning and end of the ribbon with pins. Randomly attach snowflakes to the front of the wreath with sequin pins, positioning the pins in the center of some snowflakes and in the points of others to create a pleasing arrangement.

Better Homes & Gardens Creative Collection Publications Holiday Crafts

A new holiday season is fast approaching, and you know what that means . . . it's time to get busy!

Don't know where to start? Let Holiday Crafts be your guide! Packed with 82 festive and fabulous ideas for gift giving and décor -- not to mention fun designs from Mary Englebreit and whimsical projects from Trading Spaces' Frank Bielec -- to help you make this year's holiday celebrations the best ever!

From Halloween to Hanukkah to Christmas, Holiday Crafts has ideas you'll love! Now available at your favorite newsstand -- pick up your copy today!

Featured in this issue:

  • Merry Berries -- Add a delightful dash of cheer to your holiday décor!
  • Fall Aglow -- Give thanks amid décor reflecting the bounty and warmth of the season!
  • The Halloween Scene -- Bewitch your guests with frightfully fun party treats!
  • Season's Readings -- Convey the spirit of the holidays with these creative messages!
  • Shimmering Ice -- Embrace winter's beauty with snowflake and icicle expressions!
  • Homespun Holidays -- Enjoy comfy, low-key decorations even after the holidays are over!
  • Hanukkah Accents -- Light up the festivities and family fun with these creative ideas!
  • Signs of Christmas -- Herald the holiday with these seven colorful cross-stitch designs!
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