Candles floating in a luminous vase filled with water, surmounted on a bed of evergreen sprigs and pinecones...what could be a more beautiful natural celebration of Christmas than this inexpensive centerpiece?
Got some candles? What about a few ornaments and candle holders? Then you're ready to create an amazing holiday arrangement in less time than it takes to steam rice.
Got a vase? How about a candle and some fake snow? Then you've got yourself a frosty good centerpiece for your holiday table. Check out this holiday decor video to learn how to put together a wintry scene.
Wreaths traditionally go smack dab on your front door, but that doesn't mean you can't get a little creative with them. Turn a wreath into a table centerpiece by laying it down, sticking a candle in the center, and adorning the wreath with ornaments and ribbons.
You don't need to be Michelle Obama to have a house full of jaw-droppingly beautiful Christmas decor. All you need is a little ingenuity and the tips from this Christmas decorating video.
Whether you'd like to think about it or not, the moment a Christmas tree or boxwood sprig is cut, it begins to die. This means that maintaining its beautiful dark green hue as well as the fragrant Christmasy smell requires work on your part.
We understand if you prefer using fake evergreen sprigs and styrofoam berries in your house for Christmas decor rather than the real things, which tend to dry out in 1-2 weeks. But if you're lucky enough to have some really greenery growing outside your self, consider mixing real with fake for an everlasting display.
What would Christmas be without snow? A very sad and dreary one indeed. While you can't always have snow on Christmas (this is especially hard if you live in California), you can make the snow fall indoors - via winter wonderland Christmas decorations.
What's the easiest way to turn a plain old poinsettia plant you can get for cheap at the grocery store into a dazzling centerpiece that any hostess would appreciate as a gift? Add a beautiful gold foil wrap to the pot.
Is your Christmas tree looking a little too "I got everything from Target" generic? Then it's time you learn some decorating tips from interior designer Rebecca Robeson.
If you're lucky enough to have a large, winding staircase, there's no reason not to dress it to the nines for this holiday season. Make sure that your party guests' jaws drop to the floor once you open the door by decorating your staircase with this gorgeous golden splendor themed garland.
What would Christmas be without snow? Well, it would be a Christmas in California. But jokes aside, snow is one of the most recognized symbols of the holiday season and its natural beauty, so why not incorporate it into your holiday decorating?
Got a fireplace? Then you'll be doing it injustice if you don't festoon it and dress it to the nines for the holiday season. But don't take the easy way out and purchase cheapo plastic ornaments and fake greenery at the store. Instead, check out this video to learn how to make it simply drip with glamour.
We totally get it if you're a present wrapping procrastinator. Thinking about what presents to get your friends and family is hard enough, and then actually going to the store and shopping around for them for hours on end is exhausting. By the time you have everything in front of you, the thought of wrapping them is just painful.
No matter how big or small your Christmas tree might be, you can use this tutorial to make an attractive and festive holiday tree! You will need Christmas lights, wire and your favorite ornaments, tinsel, ribbon and other holiday decorations.
Start by fluffing your Christmas tree to make it look fuller, and then string on the lights (use one hundred lights per foot in height of your tree). Then weave some ribbon through the branches of your tree. Beautiful and festive!
You can use ribbon as a tree decoration! This tutorial shows you how to take a spool of wide ribbon (use wired ribbon for best results) and use it to create a unique and eye catching holiday decoration for your Christmas tree.
Time is running out. Christmas is almost here, and you still haven't worked your way through that holiday shopping list yet. But don't worry, there's hope yet— thanks to social buying websites like Groupon, LivingSocial, SocialBuy, Eversave, Tippr and BuyWithMe.
If you're baking cupcakes for Christmas, don't just take the easy route and spatula on some canned frosting from the store! Make your cupcakes truly spectacular this holiday season by decorating them with fondant.
We didn't think it could get any better than cupcakes laden with buttercream icing until we saw these dark chocolate ganache-dipped cupcakes. Dripping in rich, velvety layers of ganache, these cupcakes are then topped with iced on Christmas shapes like trees and snowflakes for a festive flair.
What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Well, it would be a very Christmas indeed, because without Santa there would be no presents (which, for many little kiddies, equals no joy on Christmas morning).
Wreaths and poinsettias are traditional Christmas greenery used as home decorations during the holidays, but did you know you can use them in cake decorating as well? We're not talking nomming on a wreath (ew), but rather decorating cupcakes with wreath and poinsettia shapes.
Stuck for entertainment ideas for your kids this holiday season? Why not help them out with a Christmas-themed scavenger hunt? In this video, you'll be shown how you can get your kids in the holiday spirit with a few art supplies and the promise of an exciting scavenger hunt.
Love to fold awesome origami designs? Then there's no better way to spend a holiday afternoon with a cup of hot chocolate and this easy and gorgeous Christmas craft.
While it's true that Christmas wreaths are traditionally meant to go on your front door, you needn't think so inside the box when it comes to the donut-shaped Christmas decor.
This is a great craft project that you can use to make cute and festive Christmas ornaments out of polymer clay. You will also need cookie cutters, sanding paper, rubber stamps, a wavy blade, a straight blade, some makeup powders and acrylic paints.
If you have a DSLR, you can take some interesting photographs of Christmas trees and holiday lights this year. Here are six different ways to achieve a special effects look for your Christmas photographs by adjusting the settings on your camera.
Decorate your Christmas tree with duct tape! This tutorial shows you how to take two different colors of duct tape and turn it into a circular ornament for your Christmas tree. You'll also need a little bit of wire to hang it.
All you need for this craft is a pile of wire coat hangers! This is a great gift or craft for anyone who lives in a small place, like a dorm room. All you need is some tape, a garland and tiny ornaments!
This is a great Christmas DIY tutorial that shows you how to take a plain white tablecloth and use a star stencil, gold gel pen, glitter paint, felt scraps and a hot glue gun to add a festive holiday border.
This video shows you a few quick ideas to create a stunning table setting for your Christmas hosting this season. Incorporate colored glassware, napkin rings, centerpieces and even small treats at each place setting to really get into the festive holiday spirit.
If it's your first Christmas, you might be wondering what the best way to decorate the tree is. While every tree and set of decorations will be different, this tutorial shows you a few basic principles (such as always put the Christmas lights on first) to decorating a lovely and festive Christmas tree.
By adding a pointed or curled toe to your Christmas stocking instead of a rounded toe, you can turn it into an elf stocking! This tutorial shows you how to add toes with small or exaggerated points to your Christmas sewing project.
Get into the Christmas spirit this holiday season by crafting! But don't worry - we're not talking about super complex and time-consuming crafts like crochet scarves or those fugly Christmas sweaters your grandma used to knit for you.
Whether you want to admit it or not, children tend to derive the most joy from the holidays during their Christmas present opening feeding frenzy. But if you want to engage them in something other than, well, greed, this holiday season, teach them the joy of crafting by making this origami Santa Claus.
Stars are symbols of hope and light during the holiday season, probably the reason why lots of folks dress the top of their trees with this single most important holiday emblem. So what better origami project to fold this Christmas than an origami star?
Upcycle all your old wine corks into a cute Christmas craft! Take six wine corks, some glitter (red, green and gold), some glue and a screw top wine cap for the base of the tree. Add tiny eyelets or buttons as ornaments!
Have a green Christmas this year! Instead of buying more mass produced holidy decorations, make your own! This short video shows you how to make your own Christmas garland of tiny stars using recycled paper. Any festive color will do for these stars!
This is a fun and easy project you can do in an afternoon. Why spend money on expensive ornaments when you can go green to decorate your Christmas tree this year? All you need is some festive paper and thread.
Everyone loves getting Christmas cards, and it's even better when they're handmade. This tutorial shows you how to make an elegant card that evokes feelings of winter in a snow covered forest, and expresses the seasonal Peace on Earth message.