Christmas Decorating

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5 Ways to Refresh Vintage Holiday Decor

Easily revamp vintage holiday decor pieces to put a new spin on this year's festive look!

Santa Claus holding Christmas cards for the mail.
Creative Ways to Display Holiday Cards

Display the warm messages from your loved ones in fun and festive ways this season with these ideas.

A rustic Christmas decor display with an old crate and vintage iceskates.
How to Get Your Yard Decorated for the Holidays in One Weekend

You don't need to commit a lot of time to get festive curb appeal.

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Creative Ways to Decorate with Holiday Lights

Decorate with holiday lights in ways you've never thought of to really get into the spirit of the season.

A white fireplace and mantel with Christmas decor including a garland and candles.
DIY Holiday Decor for Your Mantel

Here are eight wonderful do it yourself ideas for your home holiday mantel decor, including lights, ornaments, signs, and greenery.

A nativity scene.
How to Create and Display a Nativity Scene

A nativity scene is easy to create yourself.

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Make a Star Tree Topper with Christmas Lights

Create a great holiday memory by making decorations.

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10-minute Holiday Decorating Ideas

You don't need to spend lot of time to achieve a festive feel in your home. Here are 14 ways to get it done quickly.

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How to Cross Stitch a Christmas Stocking

Learn how to cross-stitch Christmas stocking to personalize your holiday decorations. Cross-stitching is an old form of embroidery that makes use of X-shaped stitches to form an image. The fabric commonly used for this needlework is called aida. Follow the steps below to make a Christmas stocking using

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How to Make a Centerpiece with Ball Ornaments

A holiday centerpiece can be easy and cost-effective to make. You can make a centerpiece with ball ornaments to transform your holiday table into a special festive landscape that can be further enhanced with a holiday-inspired table cloth. Tools and Materials Large glass bowl or vase Multi-colored ball

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Decorating for Christmas: How to Dress Up Dining Room Chairs

When decorating for Christmas, make sure that you do not forget to dress up your dining room chairs to make an impact and complete the festive atmosphere. Although simple to do, when you dress up your dining room chairs for the holidays, you will add an elegant holiday look to your dining room. Tools

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath with Dried Flowers

Making a Christmas wreath with dried flowers can festively adorn your front door. Dried flowers are simple to work with and come in a variety of holiday and seasonal rich colors. In addition, Christmas wreaths are popular selling items at craft shows and holiday fairs. You Will Need Styrofoam wreath

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath with Roses

A Christmas wreath made with roses can offer an elegant, rich look to any holiday decor. While a Christmas wreath made with roses looks dramatic, it is simple to make and can be very cost effective, but still look expensive. Tools and Materials Styrofoam wreath form Silk ribbon Crafting glue Crafting

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath with Silk Poinsettias

A Christmas wreath decorated with silk poinsettias will provide your front door with an inviting holiday look. Poinsettias are a staple during the Christmas holidays, and when combining their beauty and color to a Christmas wreath, the look becomes even more inspiring for the holiday season. You Will

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How to Make a Pom Pom Christmas Wreath with Yarn Scraps

If you need a new Christmas wreath for your door, and just happen to have a lot of yarn scraps, you can make a pom pom Christmas wreath. Even your children can join in this activity. Its an easy to do project that takes a minimum of talent and supplies. You Will Need Scraps of Yarn Scissors Styrofoam

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Decorating for Christmas: How to Plant a Living Wreath

Decorating for Christmas can even be more wonderful if you learn how to plant a living wreath. Living wreaths add beauty during the holiday season. Hung on your door, a wall, fence, a gate, or wherever you chose, your guests will be sure to notice this beautiful creation. So many families have traditions

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How to Make a Pinecone Christmas Wreath

Many people hang a Christmas wreath on their door during the holidays, usually one made out of pine needles. Although this is a popular option, using a homemade wreath out of pinecones can add a special touch to the home this Christmas. Parents can make Christmas special by creating this homemade Christmas

A tangle of multi-colored Christmas lights.
How to Tell the Difference Between Indoor and Outdoor Christmas Lights

Which ones can stand up to a white Christmas?

A brick house at night with Christmas lights.
How to Attach Christmas Lights to Brick

Having a brick façade doesn't have to keep you from showing off your holiday spirit.

A tangled string of Christmas lights.
4 Creative Ways to Recycle Old Christmas Lights

Keep the lights glowing in creative ways.

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5 Display Ideas for Outdoor Christmas Lights

Outdoor Christmas lights are developing into a unique suburban art. There are many styles of lights that

A house covered in Christmas lights.
How to Make Your Christmas Lights Flash to Music

How do you turn your house into a holiday spectacle?

White Christmas lights against a blue background.
How to String Christmas Lights

Keep your holidays safe with these tips on connecting Christmas lights.

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The Mexican Folklore of La Flor de Noche Buena: The Poinsettia

Every year around Christmas time, families get together to pay tribute to the past, honor the present,

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Ornaments Make Holiday Decorating a Family Affair

Dressing up your family's home for the holidays doesn't have to be a chore. As a parent or grandparent,

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About Battery-Operated Christmas Lights

If you're like most people, the hardest part about decorating for the holidays with indoor and outdoor

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How to Wire LED Christmas Lights to a Dimmer

Cut your power consumption by wiring LEDs to a dimmer.

How to Replace a Bulb on a String of Christmas Lights

String lights have a handful of busted bulbs every year.

A beautiful faux fireplace
Build a Faux Fireplace to Complete Christmas Decor

Make one for the holidays, or make it permanent.

Colorful Christmas lights.
How to Convert Mini Lights into Solar Christmas Lights

Solar Christmas lights can make decorating much easier.

A pair of boxes decorated as presents.
Wooden Gift Box Decor

Decorate your home with holiday cheer thanks to this charming beginner-friendly project.

A handful of white Christmas lights.
Common Christmas Light Fixes

Nothing ruins the holiday spirit like a broken set of Christmas lights. Here's how to repair them.

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Don't Have a Fireplace? Hang Your Stockings Here

Just because you don't have the perfect fireplace mantel for your stockings, doesn't mean you have to panic!

A tangled string of large-bulb Christmas lights.
How to Calculate the Voltage of Christmas Lights

Do you have a mystery string of Christmas lights with no indication of voltage? Don't worry, we've got a way to help.

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How to Replace a Bulb on LED Christmas Lights

Repair and replace your LED holiday lights.

A rustic Christmas tree made from pallets.
Make a Rustic Upcycled Wood Christmas Tree

This rustic Christmas tree will be a warm addition to your holiday décor, and chances are you won't have to spend much on materials.

A house with an impressive array of Christmas lights.
Outdoor Christmas Lighting Safety Tips

Show off your holiday spirit without catching the house on fire.

Outdoor Christmas lights.
The Right Way to Install Christmas Lights

Take these instructions-and some common sense-with you when you go outside.

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Troubleshooting Christmas Lights: String Faults

Homeowners all over the world celebrate Christmas by decorating their homes in strings of Christmas lights.

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How to Animate LED Christmas Lights

LED Christmas Lights might look great by themselves, but there are many different things that you can

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Make Your Own Icicle Christmas Lights

Icicle Christmas lights can be expensive. With these simple steps you can create your own icicle lights

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LED Christmas Lights: A Voltage Guide

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are becoming more and more common nowadays, and are even used to make LED

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Installing and Wiring an LED Christmas Tree

LED Christmas tree lights give a much better, purer light than the older incandescent types. They’ve

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How to Make a Fireplace Mantel Scarf or Runner for Christmas

A fireplace mantel scarf or runner is a lovely Christmas touch in your living room. Stockings hung on