Adorable Melted Snowman Cocktail

Say goodbye Frosty and hello to the cutest holiday drink ever. Make this 6-ingredient melted snowman cocktail that you and Santa can enjoy.

View Video

The Christmas Traditions We Celebrate Every Year

Everybody loves a good Christmas tradition! These yearly activities tend to be the parts of the season that we look forward to the most. They allow for extra wallowing in all things Christmas. We invited four bloggers to share their own crafty Christmas traditions. With cake-making, holiday recipes, and sweet, sentimental decorating ideas, these classic, annual events give us another excuse to celebrate the holidays.

See More

Delightful Christmas Brunch Recipes

After gifts are opened, sit down to a delicious Christmas brunch the whole family will love. These delicious brunch recipes, including Christmas breakfast casseroles, cinnamon rolls, and pastries, are sure to make your Christmas morning memorable. Bonus: Almost all of these breakfast recipes are easy to make ahead.

View Slideshow

5-Minute Microwave Fudge

Making your own fudge has never been easier. With only five ingredients you have created the perfect holiday party favor or gift.

View Video

Flea Market Christmas Decor

Sure, you can find gorgeous used, vintage or even antique Christmas decorations at a good flea market. But the best flea market finds for Christmas might not be so obvious.

See More

9 Unexpected Places to Add Holiday Decor

From your kid's sports equipment basket to your stairs, here are 9 surprising places in your home to add a touch of holiday. There is no place exempt from a little cheer this Christmas season!

See More

Peppermint Jello Shots Just Rocked Your Holidays

Get the party started with these amazing peppermint gelatin shots your guests won't forget.

View Video
Popular in Holidays

Fun Card-Making Party for Valentine's Day

Get adults and children involved in a Valentine's Day card-making party that features easy crafts and sweet treats with a heart-shape theme.


    Everything in this slideshow

    • Create Simple Stations

      To host a party where crafts are involved, create stations -- with four to five people per station -- stocked with all the supplies that guests will need to finish their projects. We suggest the following supplies: decorative papers, doilies, rickrack, heart-shape punches, metal brads, ribbon, buttons, embroidery floss, scissors, glue, tape, spray adhesive, and fine-tip markers for writing messages.

      Editor's note: Create a separate area for the treats to keep sticky fingerprints from ending up on pretty paper creations.

    • Standing Triple Hearts

      To get the party started, teach your guests how to make a card that will stand on its own. To make this card, fold two or three 1-1/2-inch-high accordion folds in a long piece of card stock. Glue or tape hearts to the front of the folds as shown.

    • Layer Up

      Layering: That's the key to making this lovely card. Cut out different shapes from patterned paper. Arrange your shaped paper on a piece of card stock, and then punch a hole through the middle of all the layers. Fasten a metal brad through the hole to hold the layers together.

      Editor's tip: Before beginning the projects, make sure to size the cards to fit the envelopes. Or buy pre-folded cards and envelopes together.

    • Easy Elegance

      Cut a paper doily to fit inside the shape of your card stock. Apply a thin layer of spray adhesive on the back of the doily and press it down on the card stock. Then cut out a shape from patterned paper or ribbon and glue on top of both. Fasten two metal brads through the ends of the shape for a simple, elegant look.

      Editor's tip: Spray adhesive should only be used in a well-ventilated area, with plenty of newspapers underneath the doily to catch extra spray.

    • Hanging Hearts

      Making this elegant card is easier than it looks. Just punch holes in the center of four or five small hearts. Thread short lengths of rickrack through the holes, then knot to secure the rickrack. Use a metal brad to attach the cards.

    • From This Moment

      For sentiments in the cards, inspire guests by offering lyrics from classic and soon-to-be classic pop songs -- from Rodgers and Hart, the Beatles, Johnny Mercer, Shania Twain, or anyone else you can think of. One of our favorite examples is this Shania Twain lyric: "Right beside you is where I belong/From this moment on."

    • Punch Out Your Love

      Invest in a 1- or 2-inch heart-shape punch from a scrapbooking or crafts store. A precut stack of hearts encourages guests to dive right in.

    • An Easy Trick

      Editor's tip: To give the cards a designer look, use just four colors and no more than five or six materials.

    • Simple Flowers

      To make these pretty flowers, simply cut out three equal size paper hearts, and then fold them in half lengthwise. Attach the pointed ends together with a silver or brass brad. Create the stems using florist's wire.

    • 10 of 18

      Don't Leave Me Hangin'

      The front of this creative card hints at the surprise inside: a miniature clothesline hung with a load of patterned hearts. The tiny clothespins, available at crafts stores, are too delicate to mail, so deliver this one by hand. To learn how to make this card step by step, continue to the next five slides.

    • 11 of 18

      Step 1: Score and Fold

      Score and fold a 7-x-10-1/2-inch piece of card stock in half using a scoring tool and a ruler. Fold against the ruler and run a bone folder up and down the back of the paper to flatten the fold. (If you don't have a scoring tool or a bone folder, use a butter knife.) Score and fold a 5/16-inch-wide flap on both sides of the inside of the card.

    • 12 of 18

      Step 2: Attach String

      Attach string to the inside of the card by sandwiching an end in the right flap. Close the flap with 1-1/4-inch double-stick tape. Punch a small hole on the fold of the left flap and thread the string through. Close the flap with double-stick tape.

    • 13 of 18

      Step 3: Secure String

      Secure string at the back of the card with a heart-shape sticker.

    • 14 of 18

      Step 4: Punch Hearts

      Punch hearts from decorative papers and clip them onto the string with miniature clothespins.

      Editor's tip: Most paper and scrapbook supply stores allow customers to use the store's punches on paper purchased at the shop.

    • 15 of 18

      Step 5: Drop Them a Line

      The inside of this completed card reveals the clothesline holding patterned hearts, a perfect way to drop a line to someone you love.

    • 16 of 18

      Make Multiples

      Keep in mind that hosting a card-making party is a great time for your children to make valentine greetings for their classmates. Plus you'll be able to spend quality time with your kids.

    • 17 of 18


    • 18 of 18
      Next Slideshow Handmade Valentine's Day Cards

      Handmade Valentine's Day Cards

      Show your loved ones how much you care with a homemade Valentine's Day card made straight from the heart. Use buttons, bows, and embellishments to add sophistication and style to these Valentine's Day cards -- your special someone will love the homemade gift.
      Begin Slideshow »



    Loading... Please wait...