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.View Slideshow
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.View Slideshow
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.View Slideshow
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.View Slideshow
You'll love these creative ideas for adding ribbons and bows to embellish your favorite Christmas wreath.
For a wreath that's appropriate all winter long, add a few icicle florist's picks and snowflake-shape ornaments threaded onto an icy-blue satin ribbon. Loop the ribbon around the top center of the wreath, tying it at the back, and then add a matching bow with long tails to the bottom.
The ribbon on this wreath becomes the decoration when it's wrapped around the entire wreath about eight times. The double bow at the top hangs down just enough to fill the center section.
Sometimes a fresh evergreen wreath is so gorgeous, it's a shame to cover it up. Let the greenery standout, garnishing with only a few pinecones for texture and one fabulous bow made from red-and-white striped rope.
This wreath features a knot of red satin at the top, forming a wide cuff around the greenery. It's a new look that creates color and interest but avoids the look of a traditional bow.
Traditional red velvet adorns this wreath. Make sure the bow is crisp and fresh -- wired ribbon will allow you to adjust the bow and tails to the desired curves.
Red-and-white plaid ribbon underscores the country theme of this apple wreath. It is wired at the two o'clock position.
Abandon a bow altogether and go with a large, loosely tied knot instead. This country wreath of black wire needs only a frost of black-and-cream checked ribbon.