Create a holiday haven that will sparkle all the way through December 25 with festive Christmas decorating ideas. Plus, bake delicious Christmas cookies and serve a memorable dinner friends and family will love. With the season of giving in mind, we've collected our best homemade Christmas gifts to make one-of-a-kind presents for your friends and family. Sharing Christmas recipes is also a popular way to celebrate, and our collection of Christmas cookies includes classic cookies, cookies the kids can make, and new recipes that are sure to become family favorites. The Christmas tree is always a key part of the festivities, and we can help you pick the perfect tree as well as decorate it with beautiful lights and handmade Christmas ornaments. Our ornament ideas come in every size and material, including felt ornaments, kids' ornaments, and glass ball ornaments. And why wait to celebrate? Our clever Christmas crafts are fun to start at any time and can be turned into gifts or pretty decorations for your celebration. Curious about the holiday's beginnings? The Christian holiday has some European origins -- like the Christmas tree and candy canes -- but Santa Claus came from an American poet. Learn more about the meaning of Christmas. Get ready for the holiday with pretty decorations -- garlands, swags, and centerpieces, plus outdoor decorating ideas that start with Christmas wreaths and sparkling Christmas lights.

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How to Make DIY Handprint Ornaments

This fun Christmas craft for kids will preserve their hand or footprint in an ornament for years to come. We'll show you how to make your own DIY handprint ornament with homemade salt dough.
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Make a DIY Winter Mesh Wreath

Put a wreath on it! With our easy technique, you can make a DIY mesh wreath in under an hour.
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Make A Beaded Christmas Tree

Wood bead garlands swoop into a space-saving Christmas tree that’s as much art as holiday necessity. 
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Make Gorgeous Wood Plank Christmas Tree Signs

These rustic wooden signs incorporate the homey texture of reclaimed wood to create a DIY Christmas decoration with nostalgic appeal.
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Make Felt Christmas Cookie Ornaments

Covered with creamy felt “frosting” and dotted with bead sprinkles, these delicate Christmas cookie ornaments might make your mouth water for the real thing.
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DIY Wood Bead Wreath

Only 12-inches in diameter, this wreath injects a big wow factor on open shelves, in niches, or on a narrow slice of wall.
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Chipboard Christmas Village

Tall and narrow, short and squat, and brimming with character, the houses in this Christmas village avoid the cookie-cutter mentality.
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Make a Gift Bow From Cardboard

Tie up a brown paper package with a corrugated bow, and soon it will be one of your favorite things.
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Holiday Decorating Ideas

Wreaths, garlands, mantel decor, and centerpieces set the stage for your festive holiday haven. Our quick and easy quiz will help you find Christmas holiday decorating ideas (plus other seasonal ideas), customized for your style and skill level.