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The completed goodie bag.

Christmas Goodie BagsSanta or elf "long johns" are filled with small candies for Christmas. I made these for my daughter-in-law's special needs students.

 

Three versions of the wreaths.

$1 Store WreathI bought the wreath forms at Dollar Tree to make these three similar but different Christmas wreaths.

 

Vintage Ancestor Ornament

Vintage Ancestor OrnamentMaking these for Christmas for each of my five children using vintage "1960s" pictures of my husband's family and my family.

 

A wreath made from pine cones.

Pine Cone WreathI saw this on Pinterest.

 

A plate of Candy Cane Rice Krispie Treats

Candy Cane Rice Krispie TreatsThese festive treats are super simple to make and really delicious. They make perfect gifts or a great addition to a holiday party.

 

The completed glitter stars with small red ball ornaments attached.

Stars from Fishing Line and Hot GlueI figured out how to make beautiful stars from fishing line and hot glue. Thanks to the glitter and beads, the stars shine perfectly. You can hang them on a Christmas tree or use for decoration.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

Paper Plate Snow Globe

Making a Paper Plate Snow GlobeThis video shows you how to make a snow globe out of paper plates.

 

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A headband that looks like reindeer antlers and ears with a decorative bell.

Christmas Reindeer HeadbandMake these adorable Christmas headbands for a festive air to any holiday party. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments

Felt Christmas Tree With OrnamentsA felt Christmas tree is a cute decoration and perfect for the little ones in your life. Learn how to make your own in this step by step video.

 

Bon Bon Cookies

Cherry Bon Bon CookiesMany families have a special recipe that they make every holiday. Our family makes bon bon cookies every year

 

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A Christmas wreath decorated with small bows and colorful berries.

Decorated Christmas WreathBought plain wreath clearanced at craft store and decorated myself with my other craft supplies. Also just learned how to make these bows with my fingers. I'm not very talented with different types of bows.

 

Reaching the upper branches of a Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree Ornament Hanger For Hard To Reach BranchesI've been using this yardstick and BBQ fork for years to assist with hanging Christmas tree lights, ornaments, garland etc. on the hard to reach top branches of my Christmas tree. I used to try to hang things on the high branches by standing in a chair and leaning to reach the tall areas. The yard stick with the BBQ fork taped to the end of it is easy to use and handle when trying to manipulate strings of lights or whatever, right where you need it.

 

Little yarn ornaments shaped like gnomes.

Gnome OrnamentsThese were so fun to make. I had everything on hand. Ideas for making hats and gnomes on Pinterest.

 

The completed spool tree.

Spool Christmas TreeMade from fabric and old wooden spools

 

Stockings hung on a branch as a Christmas decoration.

Christmas DecorationBought wood stockings, painted them, used lace, twine, buttons, beads. All materials I had on hand.

 

A strand of white snowflake lights next to a strand of colored lights.

Changing The Color Of LED BulbsThe LED string lights I had were too cool for my taste and I also wanted to change to colored lights, so I colored each individual bulb with a permanent marker. It took some time to color each bulb, but I liked the end result. (I saved the snowflakes that were on the lights for another project.)

 

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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.

 

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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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Looking for Christmas Help In New Jersey?I am currently a single mother of 5. Unexpectedly I found out as I was giving birth on November 2nd that I was having twin boys. i am currently out of work and would love to give my kids a decent Christmas. The other 3 are girls, ages 7, 11, and 13. If anyone knows somewhere that will help in Cumberland County, NJ, please let me know ASAP.

 

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Light Settings on Christmas Trees?I've just purchased a Homebase prelit Christmas tree. There are 8 light settings but I can't find a way of choosing one of them. It keeps going through the cycle of all 8. Help!

 

Santa putting a present into a stocking.

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

 

An alarm clock next to presents.

Brainstorm: Last Minute Christmas Gift IdeasLet's brainstorm together! What are your go-to last-minute gift ideas?

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Three medicine bottle carolers.

How to Make Medicine Bottle CarolersGet creative with empty medicine bottles and make as many of these cute carolers as you like. This is a page about how to make medicine bottle carolers.

 

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.

 

A tangled strand of Christmas lights.

Storing Christmas LightsThis is a page about storing Christmas lights. Those long strands of lights for your tree or home are easy to deal with right out of the packaging but can become tangled and a mess unless stored properly.

 

Stockings hung on a fireplace mantle.

Stocking Stuffer IdeasFinding the perfect yet inexpensive stocking stuffers can take some thought. Look here for great ideas for thrifty stocking stuffers. This page contains stocking stuffer ideas.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

bottles of coffee syrups

Uses for Coffee SyrupsThis is a page about uses for coffee syrups. Flavored coffee syrups are not just for coffee, use them to flavor other foods as well.

 

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Cookie press cookies being decorated on a drying rack.

Original Mirro Cookie Press Recipe?Aluminum Mirro cookie presses were sold with recipes for holiday shaped cookies. You can find a copy of the originals online.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Felt Killer Hornet Ornament

Felt Killer Hornet OrnamentNothing says 2020 like an infestation of killer hornets! Do we even dare to ask "What's next?!"? You can make a single hornet or a whole swarm to adorn your tree.

 

Popsicle Stick Tree Ornament

Making Popsicle Stick Christmas OrnamentsPopsicle or craft sticks have long been used to make a wide variety of crafts. This is a page about making Popsicle stick Christmas ornaments.

 

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.

 

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.

 

woman handing an older man a gift

Inexpensive Christmas Gifts for Assisted...This is a page about inexpensive Christmas gifts for assisted living residents. For a resident living with supportive services, there are a variety of inexpensive things you can find for gifts.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Close up of thoughtful young happy Asian teenage girl smiling while holding gift box

Christmas Gift Ideas for Older Nieces and Nephews?This 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.

 

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.

 

Candy Bar Christmas Tree

Making a Candy Bar Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a candy bar Christmas tree. Rather than giving a box of candy for the holidays try making this creative candy 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.

 

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.

 

Brown paper bag puppet.

Making a Paper Bag Santa PuppetThis is a page about making a paper bag Santa puppet. Making paper bag puppets is a fun activity for you and the kids to work on.

 

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.

 

Gifts That Fit in an Envelope

Christmas Gifts That Fit in an Envelope?This page is about Christmas gifts that fit in an envelope. A small sized gift can mean a lot to those you love.

 

Vanity Lightbulb Snowman - finished ornament

Recycled Vanity Lightbulb SnowmanRecycle those globe vanity lightbulbs into a cute snowman or other character. This page shows you how. This is a page about recycled vanity lightbulb snowman.

 

Pasta Angel Ornaments

Making Pasta Angel OrnamentsThis page is about making pasta angel ornaments. Using different kinds of pasta you can create special ornaments for gifts or your tree.

 

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Turkish Cardamom Cookies?I had a recipe years ago called "Turkish Cardamom Cookies". As I remember they were a bar type cookie with about a teaspoon of cardamom in them and lots of butter. Would anyone have the recipe?

 

Striped elf legs over a pile of presents.

"You've Been Elfed!" Christmas Game?This is a page about "You've been Elfed!" Christmas game. This seasonal neighborhood gifting game is fun for all who join in.

 

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 candy cane puzzle gag gift.

Candy Cane Puzzle Gag GiftThis is a page about candy cane puzzle gag gift. While putting the candy cane back together may be out of the question the candy bits will still taste great.

 

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.

 

Photo of a pink sparkle ball Christmas Decoration.

Crafts Using Plastic Drinking CupsIn addition to variations on the sparkleball type crafts there a many other projects that begin with plastic drinking cups. They lend themselves to lighted crafts. This is a page about crafts using plastic drinking cups.

 

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.

 

paving stone snowman

Making a Paving Stone SnowmanThis is a page about paving stone snowman. Using paving stones from your local garden center or big box store you can make a cute snowman home or garden decoration.

 

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.

 

Heart cookie cutter with red bow.

Making a Cookie Cutter Poem and GiftAnyone receiving this gift of cookie cutters and cute poem is going to love it. This is a page about making a cookie cutter poem and gift.

 

finished reindeer 1

Making a Wine Cork ReindeerThis is a page about making a wine cork reindeer. A recycled wine bottle cork is perfect for making this diminutive reindeer.

 

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Making a Squeeze My Cheeks Santa?This is a page about making a squeeze my cheeks Santa. The Squeeze My Cheeks Santa generally dispenses chocolate kisses.

 

A girl with a present on Christmas morning.

Christmas Morning TipsThis page contains Christmas morning tips. When the wait is finally over, enjoying family traditions can make this time very special for children and adults alike.

 

A family taking a selfie with a new selfie stick at Christmas.

Novelty Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about novelty Christmas gift ideas. Novelty items make great inexpensive gifts and stocking stuffers for Christmas.

 

Marshmallow Polar Bears - melting bear in a cup of hot chocolate

Making Marshmallow Polar BearsGet out your stash of marshmallows, in all three sizes, to make these cute tasty hot chocolate toppers. This is a page about making marshmallow polar bears.

 

Handmade Christmas Wreath Holiday Card

Making a 3D Christmas Wreath and Tree Holiday CardThis is a very cute holiday card to make for someone special. I like the 3D appearance of this card from the wreath to the Christmas tree. This card was made with items I already had at home.

 

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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 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.

 

Rainbow Pinecone Ornaments - two versions of the ornament

Making Rainbow Pinecone OrnamentsPaint pinecones in rainbow colors. Add a twine loop for hanging, a bow, and a bell if you like. These are easy and fun to make holiday ornaments.

 

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.

 

Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments

Making a Felt Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a felt Christmas tree. Make your little one this cute felt tree so that she or he too can help decorate for the holidays.

 

finished snowman

Making Glove SnowmenThis is a page about making glove snowmen. Using a small white knit glove you can make this cute snowman decoration for the holidays.

 

Hershey Kiss-mas Trees - on the mantle

Making Hershey Kiss-mas TreesColorfully wrapped Christmas Hershey Kisses become the stands for cardstock trees. Use them to decorate for the holidays and enjoy a chocolate treat later.

 

Crochet Angel

Making a Crochet AngelA crochet angel can be used as a special gift or decoration and can be made for the holidays or anytime. This page is about making a crochet angel.

 

Christmas Angel Crafts

Homemade Christmas Angel CraftsThis is a page about homemade Christmas angel crafts. Angels are a popular craft motif no matter what your crafting medium.

 

Fill and Chill Ornaments

Ideas for Filling Clear Plastic OrnamentsIf you don't have a lot of space for gardening at your home, consider planting vertically. This wooden vertical garden doubles as an open fence and would be good to add privacy or camouflauge a less pretty part of your yard.

 

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.

 

paper doily in shape of fan

Making Doily Fan OrnamentsThis is a page about making doily fan ornaments. Paper doilies can be used to make pretty Victorian style fan ornaments.

 

Glass Christmas ornaments.

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

 

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.

 

red painted sled with cross member and ribbon pull tied on

Making a Popsicle Stick Wooden Sled OrnamentThis is a page about making a Popsicle stick wooden sled ornament. Popsicle sticks are excellent craft supplies to have on hand for you and the kids to use for making cute ornaments.

 

A mouse made from two Hershey's Kisses.

Making Hershey's Kiss MiceThis is a page about making Hershey's Kiss mice. In just a few minutes you can make these really cute mice using Hershey's Kisses.

 

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