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A collection of handmade food gifts.

Handmade/Homemade GiftsChoosing the perfect gift for each person on our list means paying attention throughout the year and taking note of preferences. This is particularly true when making gifts.

 

Closeup of completed star

Button Star OrnamentThis craft can be made using collected buttons left over from old clothes to make a star to decorate your Christmas tree. I used wire from an old transformer, so this project cost almost nothing. You can use any other color of buttons.

 

The decorated reindeer Rice Krispie treats.

Reindeer Rice Krispie TreatsThis is a simple way to decorate Rice Krispie treats for Christmas. These cute reindeer treats are sure to bring anyone some holiday cheer.

 

The completed Birch Bark Snowflake

Birch Bark SnowflakeI like to use bark for crafts. This time I decided to make snowflakes from birch bark. You can hang these snowflakes on Christmas tree or use them to decorate Christmas gifts.

 

Finished Ruffle Christmas Tree

Ruffle Christmas TreeThis small Christmas made of organza and hot glue will perfectly decorate your interior. It's lightweight and durable, so you don't have to worry about dropping it. You can insert a Christmas garland inside.

 

Brussels Sprout Christmas Tree

Brussels Sprout Christmas TreeI thought this Brussels sprout stalk would make a fun table decoration. I was able to get the Brussels sprouts and cranberries on sale and the star and lights at the Dollar Tree.

 

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A planter made out of candy canes and a tin can.

Candy Cane PlanterHere is a cute planter made from candy canes and a recycled tin can. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Felt Candy Cane Ornament

Felt Candy Cane OrnamentThis felt candy cane ornament is simple to make. Hang it on your tree or have your kids decorate a felt christmas tree with felt ornaments. Learn how to make one in this step by step video.

 

Paper Doily Christmas Tree

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.

 

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Mini Doughnut Snowmen

Mini Doughnut SnowmenHere is quick winter treat that your kids will love, Mini Doughnut Snowmen. Check out this video and learn how to make these simple sweets.

 

Three Christmas tree treat holders made from felt.

Felt Christmas Tree Treat HoldersCreate these cute decorated tree shaped treat holders from felt. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

A bowl made of melted peppermint starlight candies, filled with M&Ms

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.

 

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Nativity Ornament

Nativity OrnamentMade from old wooden clothespins.

 

Acorn Elves

Acorn ElvesThese are acorns I gathered near Salem, Massachusetts this fall while on a trip there. They came from my husband's ancestor's property where they settled in 1634. I wanted to make some kind of keepsake out of them and found this idea. So Christmas decorations seemed like a fun idea. I also crafted with my 11-year-old granddaugheter and she had fun making them too.

 

Scrappy Quilt

Scrappy Christmas QuiltJust another fun technique for a quick quilt using Christmas fabric scraps. Just fabric, no batting or flannel!

 

Zig Zag Christmas Table Runner

Zig Zag Christmas Table RunnerThis table runner could be used for any holiday themed table runner. I had a lot of Christmas fabric so I made a Christmas themed one. It was a fun way to use up scraps other than making a traditional nine patch block, etc.

 

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Replacement Controller For Santa's Best Pixel Christmas Tree?I brought a 7ft Pixel tree made by Santa's Best about three years ago from a well-known TV retailer. It worked for one year, stored it for two years, and went to set up this year. About a third of the pixels light up. I checked and all strands have power. I think it might be the controller. I have reached out to the company and have not gotten a response. I am told the controller must be compatible with the model number on the remote which is listed as PIXEL-NM. Where can I go to get a replacement?

 

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Gift for Adult Stepchild Who Never Visits?Step child, age 31, always makes up excuses why she can't come to family events. She posted a comment on Facebook that she would not be celebrating Christmas this year to let her family know. However, she does go over to other places to have dinner, etc. with other people if her mother goes. They live together. We rarely see her.

 

A small Christmas gift in a hand.

Brainstorm: What have been your most memorable Christmas gifts?Tell us what your most memorable Christmas gifts have been. Is there something you have gotten that didn't cost much but made an impact?

 

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Readers Digest Patterns for Mr. and Mrs. Claus and Wisemen?Can you please provide the patterns for the Readers Digest Mr. & Mrs. Claus, as well as the Wisemen? Also, where is the best place to purchase the accessories for them? Thank you.

 

Santa putting a present into a stocking.

Brainstorm: What makes the best stocking stuffers?What makes the best stocking stuffers?

 

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Vacuum Plugged into Outlet with Christmas Tree Blew Lights?I plugged my vacuum into my pre-lit Christmas tree outlet and every last light bulb on my tree is blown. Is there anything I can do?

 

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Man looking at a broken light on an Artificial Christmas Tree.

Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Not WorkingYou plug the tree in but not all the lights are shining. This can be a frustrating situation, especially if the tree is only 2-3 years old. Often, a Christmas light tester is the easiest way to locate the problem area. This page is about pre-lit Christmas tree lights not working.

 

VIntage jewelry tree made by aunt.

Making a Costume Jewelry Christmas TreePerhaps you have seen one of these at a craft show, but it was too costly. You can make your own Christmas tree wall hanging, using your old costume jewelry or pieces from yard sales and thrifty stores. This is a page about making a costume jewelry Christmas tree.

 

A man repairing Christmas tree lights.

Christmas Lights Not WorkingThis page is about Christmas lights not working. Determining why you have strands of unlit lights can be challenging.

 

Peppermint Candy Bowls - edge view of larger crimped bowl

Making a Peppermint Candy BowlThis is a page about making a peppermint candy bowl. Hard peppermint candies are first on your supply list for making these pretty edible candy bowls.

 

Plastic Canvas Snowflakes

Making Plastic Canvas SnowflakesThis page contains tips for making plastic canvas snowflakes. Plastic canvas is a versatile material that can be cut into all kinds of shapes, including snowflakes.

 

Mr. and Mrs. SantaMade From Reader's Digest Magazines

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Made from Reader's Digest...This is a page about Mr. and Mrs. Santa made from Reader's Digest magazines. Cute decorations can be made by folding the pages of magazines.

 

Close up of Christmas tree with lights and gold and silver baubles.

Top Part of Pre-lit Tree Not Working?This 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.

 

Yo Yo Christmas Trees

Making Yo Yo Christmas TreesThis is a page about making yo yo Christmas trees. Christmas fabric yo yos can be used to make a variety of Christmas tree craft projects.

 

An array of neckties.

Making a Tree Skirt with NecktiesThis is a page about making a tree shirt with neckties. Men's neckties come in so many beautiful colors and patterns they are a great choice for your next craft project. One interesting choice is to craft a tree skirt using neckties.

 

Lighted Outdoor Christmas Wreath

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.

 

Bleach Bottle Santa

Making a Bleach Bottle SantaThis is a page about making a bleach bottle Santa. Clean plastic bleach and detergent bottles are great to use in craft projects. Make this cute Santa for the holidays.

 

Recycled Christmas Card Ornament

Christmas Card Ball OrnamentThis is a page about making a Christmas card ball ornament. You can make a lovely Christmas ornament from recycled holiday cards.

 

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Clay Pot Angels

Making Clay Pot AngelsThis page is about making clay pot angels. Terra cotta clay flower pots are a great starting place for many crafts.

 

Extended family having Christmas dinner

Asking Family to Not Exchange Gifts?This is a page about asking family to not exchange gifts. Gift giving for Christmas and other occasions can become quite expensive, especially in large families. There are other options.

 

Glass Christmas ornaments.

Repairing Glass Ornaments?This is a page about repairing glass ornaments. A treasured glass ornament is not easily replaceable.

 

Ceramic Christmas Tree

Shopping for Ceramic Christmas Tree Bulbs...This page is about shopping for ceramic Christmas tree bulbs and decorations. Finding the right size bulbs and ornaments for a tabletop ceramic tree can be a challenge.

 

Recycled Christmas Card Slippers

Recycled Christmas Card Slipper CraftRecycle your old Christmas cards into these cute little slipper decorations. This is a page about making a recycled Christmas card slipper craft.

 

Baby Food Jar Christmas Tree

Making a Baby Food Jar Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a baby food jar Christmas tree. Simply and easily create a delightful holiday display by reusing baby food jars to make a Christmas tree.

 

cardboard shipping box

Lightweight Gift Ideas for Sending Overseas?This is a page about lightweight gift ideas for family overseas. No one likes to spend more on postage than the value of the gift being sent.

 

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Yo Yo Christmas TreeCovering a Styrofoam or paper cone with seasonal fabric yo yos is a fun way to make a Christmas tree decoration to grace your table or to brighten up a room for the holidays. This is a page about yo yo Christmas tree.

 

A beautiful Christmas tree made from toothpicks.

Making a Toothpick Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a toothpick Christmas tree. Make a spiky toothpick Christmas tree decoration for you home.

 

three fabric pinecone decorations

Making Folded Fabric PineconesThis is a page about making folded fabric pinecones. A fun way to use up fabric scrapes can be making these faux pine cones to add to a wreath or other holiday decorations.

 

Christmas GiftS Being given to Elderly Dad

Christmas Gift Ideas for Elderly Dad?Choosing 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.

 

Christmas candy - red and white peppermint candies.

Christmas Candy RecipesThis page contains Christmas candy recipes. Whether they are just for you and your family or part of a gift to someone, these sweet treats are sure to be a hit this Christmas.

 

Paper Plate Snow Globe

Making a Paper Plate Snow GlobeThis page is about making a paper plater snow globe. A simple, inexpensive craft that can be customized to display a favorite holiday scene.

 

Finished Styrofoam Snowman

Making a Styrofoam SnowmanThis is a page about making a Styrofoam snowman. Snowmen and women are popular holiday decorations. Make some cute tabletop ones of your own easily using Styrofoam balls.

 

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Making Large Raffia Angels?Does anyone remember the paper raffia angels that were large enough to decorate with? Some were large enough that they stood at least 3 feet tall and were made of unrolled raffia. If you know where to find the instructions with pictures of the end product I would be grateful.

 

large tire snowman in desert yard

Making a Tire SnowmanThis is a page about making a tire snowman. Old tires can be repurposed to make a fun snowman for an outdoor holiday decoration.

 

A girl holding a gift from her grandmother.

Unique Gift Ideas for Grandkids?Grandparents often look to give their grandchildren gifts other than the typical clothes and toys. Think about more personal items that may cause them to think of you for years to come. This is a page about unique gift ideas for grandkids.

 

Dryer Vent Snowman

Making a Dryer Vent SnowmanThis page is about making a dryer vent snowman. With this flexible vent tubing you can create an adorable winter decoration.

 

A Christmas tree with dim lights.

Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Very Dim?Pre-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.

 

Group of adult friends blowing up balloons.

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.

 

Glass block gift wrapped as a package.

Glass Block Christmas DecorationThis is a page about glass block Christmas decorations. Glass blocks can be made into beautiful Christmas decorations.

 

A finished popsicle stick snowflake, painted white.

Making a Popsicle Stick SnowflakeThis is a page about making a Popsicle stick snowflake. Popsicle sticks or craft sticks are perfect for making these decorative snowflake designs.

 

Christmas Gifts

Giving Christmas Gifts to Adult Nieces and...This page is about giving Christmas gifts to adult nieces and nephews. Knowing when it is time to stop gift giving to someone you love can be a challenge.

 

Artificial Christmas Tree with lights

Pre-lit Tree Lights Keep Blinking?Troubleshooting 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.

 

Line of lighted jugs outside.

Milk Jug LightsRinse out your jugs and let dry. If it is windy in your area, you may want to put sand or rocks in the bottom of the jugs to keep them in place. Place one light into the mouth of each jug.

 

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Ideas for "Cheer Baskets"?I need ideas for creating "Cheer Baskets" for widows, shut-ins, etc in our community.

 

Christmas Wreath

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.

 

Putting glue on paper mache ball.

Making Paper Mache Ball Christmas OrnamentsIf you are looking for a homemade Christmas ornament project, this might be just the one. Cover inflated balloons with papier-mâché, allow to dry and then paint and decorate as desired. This is a page about making paper mache ball Christmas ornaments.

 

Pre Lit Christmas Tree

Setting Up a Pre-Lit Christmas TreeThis is a page about setting up a pre-lit Christmas tree. A pre-lit Christmas tree is supposed to be easy to assemble, an improvement over the traditional tree with separate light strings.

 

Bedspring Santa

Making a Bed Spring SantaThis page is about making a bed spring Santa. Finding uses for old bed springs can be fun.

 

Santa waving holding a bag of gifts.

Cute Christmas Gifts with Accompanying Sayings?This is a page about cute Christmas gifts with accompanying sayings. Simple things with personalized written expression can make meaningful holiday gifts.

 

Crocheted Christmas Card Ornaments

Crocheted Recycled Christmas Card OrnamentsAdding a crochet border to recycled Christmas cards is one way to create pretty, unique ornaments for the tree. This is a page about making crocheted recycled Christmas card ornaments.

 

A Christmas tree that has white flocking to resemble snow.

Homemade Christmas Tree Flocking?This is a page about homemade Christmas tree flocking. Instead of buying spray on flocking for your tree, or paying a lot for a pre-flocked one, make your own flocking at home.

 

Felt Penguin Ornament

Making Ornaments for a Felt Christmas TreeThis is a page about making felt ornaments. These ornaments are perfect for using on a felt Christmas tree.

 

Decorative Top Hat

Making Top Hat Table DecorationsThis is a page about making top hat table decorations. Make these adorable table top decorations for your next fancy party or event.

 

New Pre-lit Tree Keeps Blowing Fuses - tree lit up

New Pre-lit Tree Keeps Blowing Fuses?I 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.

 

old window decorated with snowmen painted on the panes

Making a "Let It Snow" Window FrameThis is a page about making a "let it snow" window frame. Old windows can be reused to make unique crafts for your home. Paint on a winter motif and you have an original holiday decoration.

 

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Creative Ways to Give a Child a Trip for Christmas?I need everyone to think deep into your imaginations. I have a trip planned for the end of January to bring our daughter to Great Wolf Lodge. This is a Christmas present for her.

 

Pre-lit pine garland on mantle.

Repairing Lights on Pre-lit Garlands?It can be frustrating to determine which bulb is causing the outage on your light string. This is a page about repairing lights on pre-lit garlands.

 

Tomato cage made into a light decorated Christmas Tree

Christmas Crafts Using Tomato CagesThis is a page about Christmas crafts using tomato cages. The tomato cage is not just for the garden. You can create some fun Christmas crafts using them.

 

Santa hat with gold thread snowflakes

Making a Santa Hat PurseThis is a page about making a Santa hat purse. Make a cute purse for the holidays from a Santa hat.

 

hands holding a wrapped gift

12 Days of Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about 12 days of Christmas gift ideas. Planning a special Christmas gift giving event based on the old Christmas song can be lots of fun.

 

Buffet at a church Christmas party.

Church Christmas Party Ideas?This is a page about church Christmas party ideas. Sometimes planning a Christmas party can be more challenging than it seemed when you volunteered.

 

Living Christmas Tree

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.

 

Homemade sock snowman.

Making a Sock SnowmanThis is a page about making a sock snowman. With some simple accessories, you can turn a plain sock into an adorable snowman. They are cute decorations for around the house and make great gifts too.

 

Snowman Place Setting

Making a Snowman Place SettingSpread holiday cheer all the way to the dinner table with a decorative place setting. This is a page about snowman place setting.

 

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Tree Ornaments Have Black Spots?What causes old glass Christmas tree ornaments to get black spots on them? As far as that goes, I have some that are only a few years old that are starting to get them, too.

 

Gift Ideas for a Youth Minister

Gift Ideas for a Youth Minister?This is a page about gift ideas for a youth minister. Finding just the right gift for your church's youth minister can be difficult.

 

Poured Paint Ornaments  - several colors of paint dripped down the inside of the ornament

Making Poured Paint Glass Ornament BallsPlain glass ornaments can be made fabulous with the addition of some paint poured directly inside. This is a page about making poured paint glass ornament balls.

 

Coat Hanger Cloth Wreath

Making a Coat Hanger Cloth WreathThis is a page about making a coat hanger cloth wreath. This coat hanger cloth wreath will make a wonderful Christmas decoration.

 

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Christmas Balls?I would like to know how to make the big Christmas balls, made from plastic cups and lights. I have seen them a few times and I think they are so cheery for the holiday. Any info on how to make them would be so much appreciated.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas for 16 Year Old Boyfriend?What should I get my 16 year old boyfriend for Christmas? I have no clue what to get him! Please help.

 

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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?

 

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