Your house needs these wreaths ASAP.
Outshine last year's display with these magical Christmas decorations, guaranteed to make every room of your home look and feel like taking a walk through the North Pole. If too much of your wallet is going to Christmas gifts, we've got DIY ideas too.
$50 and up
The sparkly leaves on these birch trees will shine when lit up, resulting in a peaceful ambience in your home.
Count down the days to Christmas with this wool felt embroidered advent calendar with 25 numbered pockets for treats.
Set a sprightly tone indoors with this high-impact wreath crafted from a sweet seasonal favorite: peppermint candies.
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Santa won't skip your house when you display this invitation front and center outside of your front door!
$18 and up
Whether you place them on an outside bench or a living room couch, these tree pillows scream "Christmas" and will add a festive touch to your home.
These colorful jars will add a warm (and colorful) glow to your home on cold winter nights.
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What you'll need: Mason jars ($21, ); Red chalk paint ($7, ); Green chalk paint ($10, )
Kids will love reaching into these spacious cotton stockings on Christmas Day for gifts, and you'll love the way they look on your mantel all season long.
$10 and up
You can display this trio of trees as a centerpiece on your Christmas dinner table or on your mantel — both will stun this season.
Count down the days until Christmas with this one-of-a-kind DIY timepiece.
What you'll need: Wood glue ($12, ); Wood stain ($17, ); Color stain ($15, )
Deck out your Christmas tree with this plush tree skirt personalized with your family's name on the velvet border.
Make extra-special decorations a focal point by adorning them on a staircase banister, draping your favorites on doorknobs, or hanging them on the backs of your dinner table chairs.
Spread Joy: Paint wooden letters J and Y with red acrylic paint. Wrap a wooden letter O with green yarn; use hot glue to secure ends and attach a small bow and gems. To attach letters, arrange them facedown, then hot-glue small card stock strips from one letter to the next. To hang, hot-glue a loop of baker's twine to the back of the O.
Old St. Nick: Use our free template to cut a hat from felt; hot-glue to a 4" wood circle and add a pompom on top. Hot-glue two black-bead eyes, a 1/2" wooden circle nose, and wooden teardrop ears. From white faux craft fur, cut and hot-glue semicircle beard and two teardrops as a mustache. To hang, hot-glue a loop of ribbon to the back.
Festive Llama: Use our templates to make a green saddle, brown eyes, white hair, and a white nose from felt. Cut the body, back legs, and snout from white felt, then again from card stock. Mount each felt piece on top of a card stock piece for structure. Hot-glue the back legs behind the body, then glue the snout, hair, and eyes in place. Add white felt dots as eye highlights. Hot-glue on saddle and red pompom trim, followed by more pompom trim around the neck and ankles. To hang, hot-glue a loop of ribbon to the back.
If you're looking for a modern take on the traditional Christmas tree, you'll love this silver, leafless ornament holder. The stainless steel triangle comes with four rungs.
$30 and up
How cute are these mini pine trees with red and gold ornaments? They're the perfect size for a small coffee table.
Cut freehand stars out of cardboard and poke cloves through one star for an affordable, natural air freshener.
What you'll need: Cardboard ($13, )
Have your kids mail their wish lists to Santa from the comfort of your home with this bright red mailbox. He won't miss it!
This 16-piece holiday dinner set will put smiles on the faces of your guests. Seriously, it doesn't get more festive than this.
Washable burlap sewn into covers and stamped with paint-covered wooden letters will send the right holiday message.
What you'll need: Burlap ($16, )
Let Frosty give visitors a warm welcome this Christmas. Even better: this doormat is made out of dirt-trapping coir fibers, so guests won't trek snow inside.
Santa, led by his reindeer, takes off in his sleigh to deliver gifts in the display embroidered on this red wool table runner.
Got an old Scrabble game you never play? Transform the pieces into word ornaments with wire, beads, a drill and scrapbook paper.
What you'll need: Scrabble tiles ($6, ); Jewelry wire ($6, )
Safely illuminate your Christmas tree with these magical flameless candle ornaments.
$40 and up
These mini reindeer are dressed to impress in festive scarves. Prop them throughout your home to add some Christmas spirit.
A grouping of indoor wreaths adds a festive touch to your home.
Classic Colors: Paint select leaves of a magnolia wreath red, white, and green. Once dry, brush glue onto the tops of the white leaves and dust on glitter for added sparkle.
Snowcapped Village: To embellish a feathery wreath, make a couple of card stock houses and use pins to secure in the middle.
Bells and Bows: Update a boxwood wreath with a few jolly add-ons: Knot two 6" pieces of red ribbon, then wire a jingle bell to the center. Hot-glue a skewer to the back and use to push into place.
Hang these felt and fabric stockings by your doorway for added Christmas cheer.
To make the stockings, print templates and cut all shapes out of corresponding felt and fabric. Sew the front and back of the stocking shapes together with a ¼" seam; turn inside out. For the cuff, cut an 8" x 16" rectangle from matching felt, sew ends together with ¼" seam, then turn inside out and slide over the top of the stocking. Tuck 3 inches of the cuff inside the top of the stocking; hot-glue in place. Glue together a ¾" x 10" strip of matching felt to form a loop and hot-glue to the stocking. From cotton batting, cut out a head shape slightly smaller than the felt pieces. Sandwich the batting piece between the head shapes and hot-glue the layers together. For the scarf, cut a 6" x 48" rectangle and stitch together on long sides; turn inside out (use selvage as edge on short ends to avoid fraying). After attaching the body features (see below), wrap cotton scarf twice and tie.
Deer: Arrange facial features in this order: ears, antlers, cheeks, nose. Then, for the eyes, layer the eyelashes behind the white eye shape and use ¾" buttons for the pupils. Hot-glue everything in place.
Fox: First, hot-glue the outer ear shapes to the back of the head. Next hot-glue the cheeks, nose, and eyes, including ½" buttons for pupils. Finish by attaching the belly and inner ear fabric shapes with hot glue.
Owl: Start by hot-gluing the ears in place. Then layer the eye shapes (including ¾" buttons for the pupils) and beak and hot-glue in place along with the belly. Crease wings with an iron and glue to sides under cuff.
Handcrafted from artificial greenery and bright berries, this garland will last season after season.
1. Use needle-nose pliers to bend ⅛" armature wire into the 8" letters that spell out your chosen word or phrase. Cover the letters with green floral tape.
2. For each letter, cut a 3" piece of wire and wrap it with floral tape. Then, bend one end into a small loop (1" or less in diameter) and secure it with floral tape to the back of the letter toward the top. (For letters like J, T and Y, you'll need a loop on each end at the top.)
3. Pull the small sprigs off an Artificial Juniper Pine Garland and, working bottom to top, use floral tape to secure them at the stem to the front of each letter form to create a base. Then, use hot glue to fill in the front and sides of each letter with more greenery. (The sprigs should overlap slightly.)
4. Hot-glue faux or dried berries (available at craft stores) to each letter. Once completely dry, thread a length of 2" to 3" red ribbon through the loops to hang.
What you'll need: Green floral tape ($7, ); Pine garland ($31, )
Craft a pretty topper, then arrange boxes at the foot of the bed so you'll wake up to a holiday display every morning.
Sweet Medallions: Flatten a few printed cupcake liners, then cut them to create concentric circles; attach with double-sided tape. Finish with a round piece of glittery paper in the center.
Easy Evergreens: Make green card stock cones with our easy evergreens template and hot-glue each onto a straw. Make small x's on the top of the box and push in trunks.
Balls of Tinsel: Snip a 6" section from a festive garland and knot it into a ball shape. Secure at the bottom with hot glue, then stick it on the top of your package with extra-large glue dots.
Shiny Shapes: Use needle-nose pliers to bend colorful 12-gauge aluminum wire into a tree or star, then slip onto ribbon or yarn instead of a bow.
To turn store-bought bows into a jolly wreath, attach a loop of floral wire (for hanging) around a 16" Styrofoam wreath form. Then, hot glue gift bows to the front and sides of the form. Keep it festive with a classic red-and white combo or mix in powder blue for a wintry look.
What you'll need: Styrofoam wreath ($9, ); Gift bows ($9, )
Disguise an unsightly tree stand with DIY adorned felt.
What you'll need: Red felt ($16, )
All you need is a colorful scarf, wire wreath frame and 10 minutes of your time to make a decorative Christmas wreath. Plus, the scarf is still usable (no gluing or cutting required!)
Keep a tally of your kids' changing interests by making these easy DIY "wish list" ornaments each year.
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