Glass Block Christmas DecorationThis is a page about glass block Christmas decorations. Glass blocks can be made into beautiful Christmas decorations.
Organizing Wrapping PaperThis is guide about organizing and storing wrapping paper so it's in good shape when you need it. Having wrapping paper on hand can save you money and time when you need to wrap a present.
Tree Ornaments Have Black SpotsWhat 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.
Christmas Gag Gift IdeasThis page contains Christmas gag gift ideas. You don't have to wait until April Fool's day to give someone a gag gift. Christmas can be a fun time to trick your friends or family.
Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas for CouplesThis is a page about Christmas gift ideas for couples. Deciding on a gift for a couple may require some thought to have it be something both people will enjoy.
Ideas for "Cheer Baskets"I need ideas for creating "Cheer Baskets" for widows, shut-ins, etc in our community.
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.
M&M Candy Christian PoemYou can type out in colored fonts and attach to a goody bag. Red is the color of the blood Jesus gave to forgive our sins so we can be saved.
Making a Cardboard Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a cardboard Christmas tree. Interested in an eco-friendly alternative to a Christmas tree? Want to expand your recycling efforts? How about making a cardboard Christmas tree? Not only will you have a unique tree, but the making of it will be a fun activity for the whole family.
Repairing Glass OrnamentsThis is a page about repairing glass ornaments. A treasured glass ornament is not easily replaceable.
Military Themed Christmas TreeThis is a page about military themed Christmas tree. Creating an annual theme for your Christmas tree can become a great family tradition. Honor family members who are or have served with a military theme.
Organizing Your Christmas Card ListThis is a page about organizing your Christmas card list. Putting together your Christmas card list is an annual ritual. Organizing your Christmas card list will speed up this task and ensure that your cards are done early.
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.
Celebrating the Twelve Days of ChristmasThis page is about celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas. The Twelve Days of Christmas is a popular holiday song.
Gift Idea: Fill a Tote With Useful ItemsFor Christmas this year, I decided to do something different than the usual gift cards. I bought laundry baskets or clothes hampers or storage totes for each person I was going to buy for. In the case of the kids, I bought inexpensive toy boxes.
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.
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.
Craft Ideas for Small Ivy BowlsI am looking for Christmas gift ideas using small ivy bowls. I have about 30 of them and I would like some simple ideas for making up Christmas gifts. I have been looking on the web but have not yet found anything that I think I can do. Can you help?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homemade Christmas CrackersChristmas crackers are a common holiday tradition in numerous countries. When pulled apart, they make a popping noise and a small gift is revealed. Making them at home is easy and a great kid-friendly activity.
Novelty Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about novelty Christmas gift ideas. Novelty items make great inexpensive gifts and stocking stuffers for Christmas.
Making a Poinsettia PinThis pretty felt poinsettia pin is fun and easy to make. The necessary supplies and instructions follow.
Poinsettia Craft IdeasPoinsettias are the ubiquitous holiday flower. This page contains craft projects for making poinsettia magnets, wreaths, window decorations, pillows, and more.
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.
DIY Animated Christmas Hearth ShirtGo all out for an ugly sweater party and make your own uniquely designed shirt. The instructions needed to create this DIY animated Christmas hearth shirt are found below.
Making Veggie and Cheese Christmas TreesMake these Christmas tree appetizers for your next holiday party. They are easy to assemble and taste delicious.
DIY Christmas Tree HatThis Christmas tree hat can be made from things that you probably already have at home. The tree trimmings can be from your tree or from a local tree lot. Use recycled cardboard to make the hat circle and then decorate. The whole family can wear them on Christmas morning. Get in touch with your inner child and celebrate the season.
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.
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.
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.
Making a Felt Stocking Filler BagThis easy to make felt stocking filler bag makes a great gift itself or it can be filled with sweet treats.
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.
How to Make a Mitten Desk BuddyUsing a single white mitten, you can make this cute snowman pen or pencil holder. Change up the color and make other examples of this desk buddy. Learn how to make a mitten desk buddy in this page.
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.
Holiday Veggie or Fruit TreeA festive holiday centerpiece can be created with vegetables or fruits for family gatherings and parties. This page contains holiday veggie or fruit tree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Homemade Christmas CraftsThis page contains homemade christmas crafts. Homemade Christmas crafts are a fun and inexpensive way to decorate your house. They also are great gifts for someone special. Here are some fabulous homemade craft ideas!
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.
Gift Ideas for CoworkersThere are several occasions when you may wish to give a coworker a gift. This page features gift ideas for coworkers.
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.
Cardboard Christmas Napkin RingsThese cardboard Christmas napkin rings are as fun to make as they are to use. Your family and friends will appreciate your extra effort to set a festive table for the holidays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
"Home for the Holidays" Christmas Parade Float IdeasThis is a page about "Home for the Holidays" Christmas parade float ideas. Ideas for a parade float based on this popular Christmastime song.
Decorating an Artificial Christmas TreeThis is a page about decorating an artificial Christmas tree. Artificial trees have some advantages over fresh ones, especially if they are pre-lit. The actual adding of seasonal decorations, however, is basically the same as with a fresh tree.
Making a Quick Jingle Bell Lapel PinThis is a page about making a quick jingle bell lapel pin. This fun little pin only requires a few supplies to make and then you will be ready for the season.
Finding Help with Christmas PresentsThis is a page about finding help with Christmas presents. Churches, as well as public and private agencies often distribute gifts at Christmas.
Snowman Soup and Poem GiftThis is a page about snowman soup and poem gift. This cute tasty hot chocolate gift is sure to please around the holidays.
Reusing Bows on Christmas GiftsThis is a page about reusing bows on Christmas gifts. The stick on bows used on many Christmas gifts, if attached a bit differently, can be removed and reused.
Santa's Magic Key PoemThis is a page about Santa's Magic Key poem. For those of us who don't have a chimney this cute poem lets Santa know we left a key.
Homemade Christmas Tree FlockingThis 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.
Making a Santa Suit For a PetThis is a page about making a Santa suit for a pet. Let your pet join in the fun of Christmas by dressing him or her up as Santa.
Christmas Craft Ideas for ToddlersThis is a page about Christmas craft ideas for toddlers. Finding Christmas crafts geared to toddlers allows your little ones to help create decorations and more.
Christmas Gift for 16 Year Old Hunter BoyfriendMy boyfriend is 16 and he hunts. He has so many knives and hunting gear that it's out of the question. I don't like getting guys clothes and picture frames and he hates the movies. I need something to get him for Christmas.
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.
Christmas Tree HatMake this cute, fun, and festive Christmas tree hat. I was able to make this hat for my daughter with leftover tree trimmings that fell from our Christmas tree. The rest of the supplies I already had on hand (i.e. cardboard, hot glue, and decorations).
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.
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.
DIY Wire Star Christmas Tree TopperWant a custom one of a kind Christmas tree topper? You can make your own with craft wire. This worked perfectly because I couldn't find a light enough topper for our 2 ft tree that I bought last year for 90% off.
DIY Animated Christmas Hearth ShirtUgly Christmas clothes have been popularly funny for years. You can make this video animated fireplace top for under $10. My best friend throws an ugly Christmas attire contest every year. We realized we were spending at least $60 on our outlandish tops, trying to outdo each other when shopping for these items. I came up with this top for this year's party and it was such a hit.
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.
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.
Hershey's Kiss MiceThese cute little mice are easy to make and are a perfect little gift for someone special!
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.
Christmas BirthdaysIf you have a child whose birthday falls during December, it's easy for it to get lost in the shuffle of Chistmas. My son was due 12/26, but he came early on 12/5.
Hanging Christmas Lights Without A LadderWe don't have an extension ladder, just a standard ladder and we're not really looking to spend $100's on the extension ladder just to hang Christmas Lights. Luckily our home has hooks already in place from the previous owners.
Stress Free Holiday BakingI am in my 60s, and have been baking since I can remember. Every holiday season, I churn out many dozens of cookies for gifts for neighbors, friends and relatives. People ask for certain types every year.
Pendant OrnamentsYou can turn any pendant into a Christmas tree ornament.
Free Tree Trimmings For The HolidaysOften where you purchase Christmas trees, they also trim them for you. The great thing about this is the trimmings are free for the asking. They make great arrangements, wreaths, garlands and, my personal favorite, artificial tree and garland filler! I have a older tree that needed a little help! By cutting and tucking my limbs between the openings making this a great filler for my tree, garland and other arrangements for free!
Thrift Store Dishes for Food GiftsWhen I have homemade baked goods to give away as gifts, I go to a thrift store and find a pretty dish and put my goodies on it to give. I let them know they can keep the dish,too
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.
West Virginia Christmas CharitiesHow can I get help with Christmas for my 3 kids?
Meaning of Army Boots Under a Christmas TreeWhat does it mean when someone puts Army boots under the Christmas tree?
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 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)?
Finding a Christmas CharityIts 3 days before Christmas and I have no money to get my son anything for Christmas. I have reached out to many of the agencies who offer Christmas donations to low income families, but I am past the application deadline or they simply do not have anymore toys. Does anyone know where else I can apply this late? We don't even have a tree.