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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Theme Wreaths for the Holidays

Show off your hobbies, collectibles, or color preferences in a unique themed wreath for the holidays.

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    • Fish-Bobber Wreath

      Honor a favorite pastime with a playful wreath outfitted with dozens of fishing bobbers of various sizes.

    • Pretty Patched Wreath

      This soft and cozy wreath is a quilter's delight and the perfect way to use up scraps from other holiday projects.

    • Apples

      Fruit is a natural for holiday decorating, and this design is perfect for country- or Williamsburg-style homes. Fresh apples add aroma and texture, but faux fruit will last longer and give a similar effect. Tuck bits of Spanish moss between the apples to fill in the gaps.

    • Seaside Wreath

      Create a nontrational Christmas wreath with an oceanside aura. Make this refreshing beach-theme wreath using ordinary seashells and ball ornaments. See the next slide for how-to directions.

    • Seaside Wreath How-To

      Using hot glue, adhere deer moss or Spanish moss to a twig wreath. Randomly place seashells of various sizes around the wreath, and add dried flowers and ball ornaments in coordinating colors to finish.

    • Santa's Tea

      Teatime is the theme in this wreath dressed in red sheer ribbons. Teacups, teabags, and a container of cookies have been wired on to make a conversation starter for your hall. This is also a great way to give a themed gift without placing items in the usual gift basket.

    • Golf Wreath

      Garage sale clubs add a whimsical note to a grapevine wreath dressed only in greenery and white ornaments that are the perfect stand-ins for golf balls.

    • Baby Love

      This wreath is fun to make as a gift for a holiday newborn. Simply tie on tiny booties, toys, and baby bottles to decorate a wreath the new mom and dad will love.

    • Nascar-mania

      We started our wreath with an 11-inch garden tractor tire; however, you can also make it on a wreath form painted black. Next, wire and hot-glue toy race cars and red ribbons to the base. Finish off the look with a black-and-white checkered bow.

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      Baking

      Cookie cutters make wonderful wreath and tree decorations, yet they've been used here to make a sculptural wreath. Once the shapes are hot-glued or wired together, simply add a bow at the top and hang on a kitchen door.

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      Red

      The theme here is red accented with purple. The variety of sizes and textures -- from mottled to shiny -- give this wreath its personality. Using several sizes also makes it easier to cover the gaps and make a wreath that looks full and elegant.

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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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