Kids' Christmas Ornament: Cute Alien Spaceship

Craft an ornament that is out of this world. Bonus: It started with a recycled plastic container!

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Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Side Dishes

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2015 Christmas Gift Guide from Better Homes and Gardens

Our holiday gift guide is like having elves of your own! We've hand-picked every product here, for everyone on your list. Your holiday shopping just got merrier!

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Snowman Jars You Can Make in Bulk for Christmas Gifting

Add a frosty flare to your mason jars with this holiday craft that you can make for anyone on your gift list.

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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers

Overwhelmed with Thanksgiving dinner preparations? Get a head start by making delicious and easy appetizer recipes now. By doing a little cooking ahead of time, you can avoid the hassle on Thanksgiving Day. Our make-ahead appetizers include recipes that can be prepared the day before or up to six months ahead of the holiday.

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Nature Inspired Holiday Decor

With the holiday season upon us, it's that time of year again when we transform our homes from the everyday and fill it with our festive favorites. As much as we may love our seasonal favorites, bringing the beauty of nature indoors for the holidays can give an organic, all-natural aesthetic.

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How to Prep Your Guest Room for the Holidays

Welcoming guests this holiday season? Maxwell Ryan of Apartment Therapy has three easy-as-can-be ways to warm up their guest room.

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Memorial Day Quilt Block

Pick some of your favorite fabrics to make these interlocking flag blocks.

This memorial flag with the Stars and Stripes border is a classic example of quilting patriotism at its best.

Download the free patterns for this project (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software).

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How to Construct This Block

Make BBB unit (4 times). Sew D to C and add E (6 times). Join two CDE units to make a square (3 times). For Rows 1 and 3, sew A to BBB unit; add CDE unit. For Row 2, sew BBB unit to CDE unit; add BBB unit. Sew the three rows together to complete the block.

To Make a Bed Quilt

This quilt is designed to be a twin-size quilt measuring 69 x 93 inches. We have used a 3-inch plain border and the 3-inch Stars and Stripes border as sashing strips as shown.

Stars and Stripes Border

This border is 3 inches wide and has a 3-inch repeat. For each star unit, sew A to A (4 times). Rows 1 and 3 -- sew B to AA; add B (2 times). Row 2 -- Sew AA to B; add AA. Sew Rows 1, 2, and 3 together to make one star unit. Make star units for the desired length of the quilt. Add a CCC unit to each corner.

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