Learn how to make your own flelt Christmas ornaments out of leftover materials and decorations.
Make it easy to find presents under the Christmas tree by color coding the gift wrap to suit the recipients.
Use pretty, self-adhesive gift tags instead of normal name tags to help identify guests at a large party.
Learn to make your own bows out of ribbon. This simple technique works great for gift wrap, baskets, and decorations for Christmas or any other occasion.
Decorate a miniature Christmas tree for a charity or use it as a unique gift for a kid in your life.
Get lots of inspiration for advent calendars, including a fun knitted string of lights, from PoppyTalk, a design blog dedicated to inspiration.
Collect all of your Christmas cards and other items of memorabilia and make them into a scrapbook using a hole punch and book rings.
Get lots of tips for hosting your own cookie swap party this Christmas.
Try our recipes for classic holiday candy-making that include: fondant candy, fudge, cream pull candy, caramels and English toffee.
Use polymer clay to create an advent calendar house. Start with an empty house on Day 1 and add a new piece to it every day until Christmas, and you’ll end up with a beautifully decorated house.
Make fun and easy Christmas cards that have a removable ornament to be hung on the tree. With minimal waste and maximum re-usability, these cards are rather “green”!
Check out the gifts that we think will be well-received for the 2008 Christmas season. We give you lots of ideas for all kinds of hard-to-shop-for people on your list.
Use Shrinky Dink plastic to make your own Christmas tree decorations. Simply trace or draw an image, punch a hole, color and shrink!
Celebrate Christmas or other occasions by making your own traditional English party crackers. Filled with goodies, these fun favors will really make your party “pop”!
Thank the host or hostess of the next event you attend with a thoughtful gift. Read our list of suggestions from traditional hand towels to unique oil lamp projectors. Don’t arrive empty-handed!
Create a beautiful, custom tree skirt from the bottom of an old bridesmaid dress.
Visit AuntJoy.com to have her design your own custom Christmas stockings. Pick the fabric, design and colors.
Start a family tradition with a new custom photo Christmas ornament each year. Soon you’ll turn your tree into a mini photo album of your lives!
Paint plain wooden wreaths or other Christmas shapes to make a unique party invitation. Embellish the front and then write the party information on the back with a paint pen.
Make your own luminaries by using aluminum foil and a printed pattern to make your design. Simply use an ink pen or a stick pin to poke the holes. Wrap the finished product around a recycled jar and instant luminary!
Use our template to print your own customized Christmas gift labels using basic mailing labels.
Learn to make two styles of fun and easy handmade Christmas cards — one with a spinning snowflake and another with a build-your-own-snowman kit.
Paint fun images by using a handled sponge brush to blot paint onto paper. Try making fall trees, snowmen or turkeys depending on the season.
Enjoy the cooler weather with hot spiced cider, or make batches of mulling spices for gifts this winter. Our recipe worksheet and tag template make it easy!
Use our easy technique to decorate cupcakes with colorful, swirled icing in colors to suit any occasion.