Quick and Sentimental OrnamentsHere is a quick tip on how to make sentimental ornaments. Have your child select any "special" to them items and place inside clear plastic ornament. Add the year to the back of the ornament for memories.
Veggie and Cheese Christmas TreesThese tiny little Christmas trees make for cute little edible crafts. You can get creative with the types of veggies you use to make these, you don't have to stick with cucumbers and carrots. The little star topper is made from string cheese. Using slices of round cheese sticks helps to make equal sized stars!
Making a Christmas WreathThis is a page about making a Christmas wreath. Rather than buying your Christmas wreath this year try making one. It can become a family tradition and they also make a thoughtful gift. Let your imagination go and create a unique wreath for this year and beyond.
Pendant OrnamentsYou can turn any pendant into a Christmas tree ornament.
Holiday Swag DecorationMake a holiday swag decoration for your home. It can be placed indoors or outdoors.
Rudolph PlanterThis is a simple Christmas decoration I came up with. I used a snake plant in a plain planter and stuck a big red pom pom bow on it for the Rudolph nose. It might be a bit abstract, but I like it like that. You could add some big googly eyes if you like.
Minimal Cardboard Christmas Tree DecorationYou can make these simple and minimal themed Christmas tree decor pieces using just cereal boxes or any thin cardboard pieces you may have laying around. They are perfect to place on your mantle as decor!
Save Time, Money And Aggravation During the HolidaysAre you old-fashioned like me and still like to go to the store to see and feel the gift you are selecting? Do you still enjoy the process and thrill of finding that special gift, wrapping it, and giving it?
Fabric Wrapping PaperFabric is a great reusable wrapping paper solution. It is a sustainable and thrifty gift wrap choice. You have to spend a little more up front, but as long as you get most of the wrapping fabric back, you can continue to reuse it for years to come.
Giftbox Christmas Countdown CalendarIf you don't have a Christmas countdown already, this is a cute little project you can make! The supplies used are easy to get and inexpensive.
Hot Cocoa OrnamentsThese hot cocoa ornaments are an easy gift for kids to make for friends and family. Each ornament holds one serving of hot cocoa.
Making A Lantern Part Of Your Holiday DecorI love lanterns! You can use them inside and outdoors. I wanted to come up with a winter/holiday look that would carry through the New Year, this can be budget friendly with items you already have, along with nature items from outdoors. Here's how!
Toddler Safe Christmas OrnamentsHere are two effortless and easy ways to decorate some Christmas ornaments for toddlers/kids. Not only will these ornaments be easy to make, but they will look lovely against your Christmas tree! Especially with the gem stickers, they look as if they were bought!
Notepad Stocking StuffersI love recycling paper into usable things that I need. When I am thinking of gifts to give to others - my first thought is to ask myself whether this gift would make me happy. This little adorable memo pad certainly would make me happy ;)
Hang Wreath with RibbonHere is my do it yourself on how to hang a wreath with ribbon and no nails in your door! It is also really quick, taking only about 15 minutes. This is perfect if your door does not have enough clearance for a wreath hanger (applies to me), or you don't want to purchase a wreath hanger.
Handcrafted Christmas OrnamentsI am now finding so much scrap from doing crafts! But, I don't throw away anything. A scrap is another craft in the making. Wait and see! This was my easiest fastest craft and it's cute and cheap. Kids will love making these!
Making Accordion Christmas TreesI have a project that is simply made. With scrape pieces of wood and wrapping paper, you can make a vignette of trees or just make singles to be placed throughout your space.
Storing an Artificial Christmas TreeThis is a page about storing and artificial Christmas tree. If you would rather have an artificial Christmas tree, you will need to keep it someplace the other eleven months of the year. Keep your artificial tree looking nice and ready for next Christmas by storing it properly.
Paper Poinsettias WreathThis paper wreath with poinsettias is a beautiful way to celebrate the holidays. Find out how to make it in this short video.
Paper Doily Christmas TreeLacy paper doilies are glued in layers to create this delicate snowy tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Making a Pom Pom Christmas OrnamentThis video shows you the simple steps to making a Christmas ornament with pom poms.
Fabric Pinecone DecorationsThese Christmas pinecone decorations are a cute way to use up fabric scraps. Learn how to make them in this short video.
Peppermint Candy BowlsUse this festive candy bowl as a colorful centerpiece for your holiday table or give it as a gift with your own sweet treats. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Yo Yo Christmas GarlandThis video leads you though the steps to making a yo yo garland.
Mason Jar Ring Christmas OrnamentsCover Mason jar rings with holiday ribbon, add a cute little ornament such as a snowman, and you have a handcrafted Christmas ornament. This can be an inexpensive project, especially if you already have some of the supplies on hand.
Making A Lantern Part Of Your Holiday DecorLight is an important part of celebrating Christmas and the holiday season. Use a lantern as a festive decoration in your home.
Hanging Christmas Lights Without A LadderIf you are lucky enough to have Christmas light hooks installed by the previous owner, you too can improvise in the absence of an extension ladder. Follow the tip on this page to make a quick pole that will reach the existing hooks and aid in inexpensively hanging lights on your home.
DIY Hot Cocoa OrnamentsCreate a cute hot cocoa ornament that is also a gift. The kids will love helping to make these for friends, family, and teachers. The project containing supplies and steps follows.
Making Veggie and Cheese Christmas TreesMake these Christmas tree appetizers for your next holiday party. They are easy to assemble and taste delicious.
Christmas Decorating Using Tree TrimmingsCheck your local Christmas tree lot for free trimmings. They can be used to make garlands, wreaths, bulk up an old faux tree, and more.
Using Partially Burned Out Strands of Christmas LightsI have a long strand of mini lights with the middle third of the strand burnt out (blackened bulbs). There are too many to fix. Is it unsafe to go ahead and use the strand (just bury the blackened section out of sight in the tree)?
Repairing a Pre-lit Christmas TreeWe just got a 9 ft Christmas tree (National Tree Company) that has 4 sections and 10 different light settings. The 3 section is out of sync with the other 3 sections. When it is white the others are colored and vice versa. Is there any way to sync them?
Repairing Dim Lights on a Pre-lit Christmas TreeOur five year old, 10 ft Christmas tree's lights are about half the brightness they were last year. The bottom section is brighter than the rest of the tree, but overall the whole tree is dim. We contacted the company we bought the tree from and they suggested the transformer was going. We replaced the transformer, but they are still overall dim.
Using a Balsam Hill Christmas Tree Without the RemoteCan my pre-lit Balsam Hill Christmas tree work without the remote? Can I just somehow plug it into the wall and not worry about color changing and bypass the remote some? If so how? I lost mine and can't afford to order/buy one and I am stuck with a pretty tree with no lights.
LED Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Not WorkingI have been trying to troubleshoot our Home Accents 7.5ft pre-lit LED Christmas tree and need some help. We have had the tree for two seasons without any issues. The contacts between the sections is through the 'trunk ' of the tree and all seems to be OK and lock firmly and smoothly in place.
West Virginia Christmas CharitiesHow can I get help with Christmas for my 3 kids?
How to Remove Tree Sap from Just About...Spring and late summer are the prime seasons for sticky, gooey, tree sap. The stuff seems to ooze onto everything with ease. Getting it off, however, can be a whole different matter. Here are some sure fire methods for removing tree sap from just about anything.
Christmas Parade Float IdeasFloat construction requires a lot of planning to successfully display your theme. This page is about Christmas parade float ideas.
Need 50 Small Gift Ideas For 2 Secret SistersI need 50 small Christmas ideas for my 2 secret sisters at church. I had the daughter-then her mom moved in with her after it was too late to draw a name for her-so I adopted her also.
Creating a Christmas ListThis page is about creating a Christmas list.To keep Christmas shopping within your budget, it helps to make a list.
Repairing a Lighted Outdoor Christmas...This is a page about repairing a lighted outdoor Christmas decoration. Sometimes lighted outdoor Christmas decorations can be repaired rather than having to be replaced.
Ideas for "Cheer Baskets"I need ideas for creating "Cheer Baskets" for widows, shut-ins, etc in our community.
Mothball Christmas Display?I have seen mothballs that move up and down in water. I would like to make this for a Christmas display. Does anyone know how to do this?
Gift Ideas for CoworkersThere are several occasions when you may wish to give a coworker a gift. This page features gift ideas for coworkers.
Making Accordion Fold Christmas TreesA simple, inexpensive Christmas decoration you can create with scrap wood and festive holiday wrapping paper. This is a page about making accordion Christmas trees.
Repairing Glass OrnamentsThis is a page about repairing glass ornaments. A treasured glass ornament is not easily replaceable.
Christmas Countdown Gift IdeasThis is a page about Christmas countdown gift ideas. You can establish a Christmas countdown tradition in your family, whether you count down the 24 days before Christmas or a shorter period. Presenting a small gift each day is a common practice.
Pantyhose Reindeer Balloon GameIt is always fun to find a new game to play at a Christmas party. This is a page about pantyhose reindeer balloon game.
Novelty Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about novelty Christmas gift ideas. Novelty items make great inexpensive gifts and stocking stuffers for Christmas.
Caring for a Live Christmas TreeThis page is about caring for a live Christmas tree. Enjoying the fragrance and presence of a living holiday tree requires daily attention.
Jingle Bell Craft IdeasJingle bells are a great craft supply to have on hand for Christmas crafts. You can do a simple ornament with kids using a large jingle bell and ribbon.
Meaning of Army Boots Under a Christmas TreeWhen soldiers are deployed during Christmastime, families will place a pair of boots under the tree as a symbol of the missing family member.
This tradition also recalls St. Nicholas, who leaves presents in the boots of children left on the hearth.
Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Very DimPre-lit Christmas trees are a great way to not have the frustrating task of adding lights to your tree. But if the lights become dim over time you may need to do some troubleshooting. The main culprits are the transformer and/or the fuses.
Saving Seasonal and Holiday MagazinesSave your holiday magazines. They can be stored for seasonal reading on gardening, recipes, decorations, etc. One fun way to save them for the next Christmas season is to wrap your lights up around them. If you decorate early you now have them to refer to for the next family holiday events.
Decorating A Ceiling Fan with Reindeer AntlersFelt reindeer antler headbands can be used to create a cute ceiling fan decoration for the holidays.
Repairing the Hat on a Lighted Snowman Yard DecorationLast winter squirrels destroyed the hat covering on the lighted snowman decorating our front yard. The covering material remaining on the hat brim seems like hard plastic strands. Can anyone suggest a material and method to refurbish the snowman's black top hat?
Using Costume Jewelry as Christmas OrnamentsIf you find you don't wear your costume jewelry, you can use it as ornaments on a mini Christmas tree. This is a page about using costume jewelry as Christmas ornaments.
Making Christmas Goodie BagsThis is a page about making Christmas goodie bags. Christmas goodie bags are a fun alternative to larger gifts. It is also a good way to control spending on gifts.
20 Weeks Until ChristmasDon't let the holiday season sneak up on you, start planning early. This page has advice for what to do at 20 weeks until Christmas.
Using a Blanket as a Christmas Tree SkirtChristmas tree skirts can be pricey. Since they are only used once a year many thrifty folks like to fine a better decorating solution. This is a page about using a blanket as a Christmas tree skirt.
Buying Family Christmas GiftsOne solution to the difficulty of choosing gifts for members of your extended family is to choose a gift that is given to the entire family, rather than individual ones. This is a page about buying family Christmas gifts.
Food Gift Ideas for ChristmasRather than giving more stuff to family and friends it can be fun to make and give a variety of food gifts, from sweets to soup mixes. This page contains some food gift ideas for Christmas.
Using Seasonal Oven Mitts as Christmas StockingsSeasonal oven mitts can often be purchased inexpensively at discount stores or on sale. They can then be used as special Christmas gift stockings. This is a page about using seasonal oven mitts as Christmas stockings.
Multifunction Lights on Pre-lit Tree Only BlinkingI have a Home Accents 7.5' pre-lit LED tree with multifunctioning lights (clear, color, blinking). When I set it up, the tree would only blink clear and colored lights. The control box on the tree does not work to alter this.
Replacing the Lights on Outdoor Christmas DecorationsI have 3D reindeer from the 80s. The lights were a mess so I cut them off and need to replace them. What are the best and easiest lights to use? I have a lot of deer and a large village.
How to Prevent Pine Boughs From Leaking SapYou can control the oozing sap by dipping the cut bough end in hot wax. This is a page about how to prevent pine boughs from leaking sap.
Top Part of Pre-lit Tree Not WorkingThis is a page about top part of pre-lit tree not working. It can be difficult to find the cause for a partial loss of lights on a pre-lit tree. If possible checking with the manufacturer may be the best solution.
Sending a Christmas Letter QuizA quiz for friends and family members is a fun way to celebrate the Christmas season. This is a page about sending a Christmas letter quiz.
Using Fabric Christmas Bags for Green Gift WrappingWrap presents so the packaging is a gift as well. This is a page about using fabric Christmas bags for green gift wrapping.
Pre-lit Tree Lights Keep BlinkingTroubleshooting issues with pre-lit trees can be tricky. Even if you can find the problem the next step is to determine if it is repairable. This is a page about pre-lit tree lights keep blinking.
Benefits of Buying a Real Christmas TreeThis is a page about the benefits of buying a real Christmas tree. Despite what you may believe, buying a real Christmas tree is actually environmentally friendly. Here is some great information, dispelling a number of myths in the real vs. fake debate.
Christmas Gift for your Mail CarrierI think I found the most unusual gift this year for my mail carrier, Pete! While I was at the Post Office the other day, I bought him and his wife a book of stamps and put it in a very cute Christmas card. I think it will be his most unusual gift EVER! What do you think? They need stamps just like you and I.
Setting Light Colors on a Pre-lit Christmas TreeI just purchased a pre-lit tree from target last night. I got it all set up and plugged in. It seems like the top piece is on a different setting than the bottom two pieces. And I can't get them to match up. Any ideas? Like now, the top piece is multi-colored and the two bottom pieces are white.
Christmas Card Quote IdeasThis page contains Christmas card quote ideas. If you are creating your own Christmas cards this year, here are some quote ideas you could use inside the cards.
Tips to Simplify ChristmasThis page contains tips to simplify Christmas. Are you looking to avoid the chaos that comes with getting ready for the holidays? Here are some tips to simply everything from gift wrapping to Christmas cards.
Christmas is the 'Season of Giving'This is a page about how to make sure Christmas is the 'Season of Giving'. Sharing with the less fortunate and making sure you spread joy to others this holiday season will not only make your Christmas more fulfilling, but it will make those around you feel special too. Here are some wonderful tips to get you started.
Bring Wreath Inside at NightI bring my wreath inside at night because I don't want it to get wet from moisten air or spider webs from forming. Also, there has been a rise of thieves stealing holiday decor in the area.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Older Nieces and NephewsThis page contains Christmas gift ideas for older nieces and nephews. As your nieces and nephews get older, it can be harder to know what to get them for Christmas. Here are some ideas that may be helpful.
Christmas Ornament Gift TraditionThis is a page about starting a Christmas ornament gift tradition. Many families enjoy giving each person a new ornament every Christmas. If you don't already do this, it might be a fun tradition to start with your family this year.
Having a Thrift Store ChristmasShopping at thrift stores can be a good way to find inexpensive gifts for family and friends. Sometimes money is tight and having a thrift store christmas is the best way to celebrate the gift giving associated with Christmas.
Celebrating the Weekend After ChristmasSometimes family schedules don't allow celebrating Christmas with everyone you would like to be there. If this sounds like your family, try celebrating the weekend after Christmas to allow for everyone's busy schedules.
New Pre-lit Tree Keeps Blowing FusesI bought a 9ft Winter Wonderland tree a week ago. Initially it worked perfectly, so we went all out and decorated. The next day it blew its fuse. We replaced them and 2 days later it happened again. Again we replaced the fuses. This morning it's out again.
Helping People Who Are Alone During the HolidaysThe holidays are typically a joyous time to spend with friends and family. But for those who face spending them alone it can be a sad and lonely time. This is a page about helping people who are alone during the holidays.
Christmas Pajama TraditionA fun Christmas eve tradition can be giving the gift of pajamas and then modeling them for a holiday photo. This is a page about starting a Christmas pajama tradition.
Finding Plastic Snowflake Photo OrnamentsThere are many ways to display a photo in a Christmas ornament and the snowflake is a very popular design. Finding plastic snowflake photo ornaments to use as gifts is a great way to share some holiday cheer with others.
Thrifty Christmas Gifts for a Large FamilyLarge and multigenerational families can make gift giving at Christmas quite expensive. This is a page about thrifty Christmas gifts for a large family.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Elderly DadChoosing the perfect gift for an elderly parent is easy if you think about what they would really enjoy, such as special foods, a chore jar, books, and such. This is a page about Christmas gift ideas for elderly dad.
Make Your Own Gift Certificates for ChristmasHomemade gift certificates typically take the form of a coupon for a future service or activity such as lawn mowing, cleaning, dinner, a movie, etc. This is a page about make your own gift certificates for Christmas.
Helping a Needy Family This ChristmasMake each Christmas more memorable and charitable by helping out a needy family. This is a page about helping a needy family this Christmas.
Make a Tree Skirt With a Vinyl TableclothA seasonal vinyl tablecloth is a perfect item to convert into a pretty, even inexpensive, Christmas tree skirt. It is easy and quick to do. This is a page about how to make a tree skirt with a vinyl tablecloth.
Christmas Bath SaltsBath salts can make a great gift at Christmas time. This is a page about christmas bath salts.
Use Your Skills to Make Extra Christmas MoneyPut your crafting, baking, or decorating skills to work and earn some extra money for the holidays. This is a page about use your skills and to make extra Christmas money.
Giving Garden Bulbs as Christmas GiftsThis is a page about giving garden bulbs as Christmas gifts. A fun holiday gift for a gardening friend can be flower bulbs for indoor forcing or for planting in the spring.
Frugal Gifts For NeighborsIt is very thoughtful to give homemade or thoughtful purchased gifts to your neighbors during the holidays. This tradition can include those that have lived there a long time and the new family on the block. This is a page about frugal gifts for neighbors.
Sending Audio Christmas GreetingsA wonderful way to keep in touch at the holidays is by sending personal audio greetings to family and friends. This is a page about sending audio Christmas greetings.
Giving a Meal as a Christmas GiftThis is a page about giving a meal as a Christmas gift. A homemade meal made with love can be a meaningful holiday gift to many different people.
Christmas Gifts from Your KitchenSome of the best Christmas gifts come from the kitchen. Baked goods, canned foods and snacks all make great homemade gifts. Find ideas for Christmas Gifts from Your Kitchen in this page.
Giving Baked GiftsBaked goods make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays and other special events. Edible gifts are not only delicious and come from the heart but can also be inexpensive.
Poinsettia TreeThis is the most beautiful poinsettia Christmas tree I have seen this year. I took the photo in the dining room of our local hospital in Elizabethton, TN. The colors are so warm and vibrant!
"You've Been Elfed!" Christmas GameThis is a page about "You've been Elfed!" Christmas game. This seasonal neighborhood gifting game is fun for all who join in.
Rosemary Plant as Mini Christmas TreeI got this rosemary plant during the summer and brought it in for the winter. With a little trimming it became a wonderfully aromatic Christmas tree in the corner of my parlor. Double duty and lovely!