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Homemade for the Holidays: Decorations

Looking for ideas on decking the halls with homemade decorations this holiday season? Then try some of these books and programs to help add some sparkle to your abode.


Amazon Says: Martha's Homemade Holidays on dvd. Includes how to's on: Holiday baking, handmade ornaments, Christmas dinner, Hanukkah, gift-wrapping ideas, handmade gifts, and special featu more...
Amazon Says: Martha's Homemade Holidays on dvd. Includes how to's on: Holiday baking, handmade ornaments, Christmas dinner, Hanukkah, gift-wrapping ideas, handmade gifts, and special features. Has subtitles in english, fracais, and espanol. 200 minutes long. Standard version. less...
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Amazon Says: For over 30 years, Christmas with Southern Living 2016 has delivered holiday inspiration with the turn of every page. Whether your holiday tradition is to host casual family g more...
Amazon Says: For over 30 years, Christmas with Southern Living 2016 has delivered holiday inspiration with the turn of every page. Whether your holiday tradition is to host casual family gatherings or formal Christmas feasts, you will find carefully crafted menus and over 100 recipes developed with holiday cooking, baking, entertaining and gift giving in mind. You'll want to deck the halls as well, so will appreciate over 80 pages devoted to holiday decorating along with resources for achieving the same looks in your own home. Additionally, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Southern Living, this year's edition includes a special bonus section highlighting 50 candy and bonbon recipes collected from all five decades of the magazine. With over 200 all-new full-color photographs sure to inspire and delight, as well as lists, guides, tips, tricks and more, Christmas with Southern Living 2016 has everything you need to make your holiday memorable and spectacular. less...
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Amazon Says: Make this Christmas the best and brightest yet, with hundreds of gorgeous decorating ideas and delicious recipes. From holiday house tours and ways to deck the halls to handma more...
Amazon Says: Make this Christmas the best and brightest yet, with hundreds of gorgeous decorating ideas and delicious recipes. From holiday house tours and ways to deck the halls to handmade gifts and festive feasts, this beautiful book will help you celebrate Christmas in Country Living style. Create stunning wreaths, turn saltshakers into sparkling snow globes, craft Advent calendars from tiny envelopes, bake gourmet-store-worthy cookies, and more to make a truly happy holiday. less...
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Amazon Says: Fa la la la . . . MORE! Crafters couldn't get enough of the adorable projects in Fa la la la Felt, so here are over 40 new whimsical felt crafts to celebrate Christmas with ha more...
Amazon Says: Fa la la la . . . MORE! Crafters couldn't get enough of the adorable projects in Fa la la la Felt, so here are over 40 new whimsical felt crafts to celebrate Christmas with handmade style. Many of the same awesomely talented designers (and several new ones!) have returned to create pretty ornaments like Beaded Star Baubles, Sparkly Icicles, a Shining Star Tree Topper (and a partridge in a pear tree) to a pink poinsettia wreath, Yule log, snow bunny tree skirt, and lots of stockings to hang by the chimney with care; these holiday items will make your season merry and bright. less...
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Amazon Says: Get your crafty kid in the holiday spirit by giving the definitive guide to creating stylish, handmade gifts. Seventeen modern projects of varying skills levels run the gamut more...
Amazon Says: Get your crafty kid in the holiday spirit by giving the definitive guide to creating stylish, handmade gifts. Seventeen modern projects of varying skills levels run the gamut from pillows and barrettes to wreaths and ornaments, made using only paper or fabric. Your crafter will learn how to choose the best materials for each project, and the book's tips and tricks will make each project easier and more fun. less...
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Amazon Says: Overflowing with creative ideas for the holidays, 12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters Stuff includes dozens of recipes, projects, and ideas for bringing the excitement of th more...
Amazon Says: Overflowing with creative ideas for the holidays, 12 Days of Christmas with Six Sisters Stuff includes dozens of recipes, projects, and ideas for bringing the excitement of the season into your home. With full-color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, you will find 12 Family Traditions, 12 Homemade Gifts, 12 Christmas Cookie Recipes, 12 Christmas Decorating Projects, 12 Neighbor Gift Ideas, 12 Ways to Make Christmas a Breeze, 12 Quick and East Dinners for Busy Families, 12 Christmas Party Themes, 12 Days of Christmas for Your True Love, 12 Spectacular Christmas Treats, 12 Days of Giving Back, and 12 Christmas Brunch Recipes. Create delightful family memories with all-new recipes, crafts, and ideas from the enormously popular bloggers. less...
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Amazon Says: Celebrate a merry Christmas in an artfully decorated home! Crafters will feel the joy as they make 30 elegant yet incredibly easy projects out of the most affordable and acces more...
Amazon Says: Celebrate a merry Christmas in an artfully decorated home! Crafters will feel the joy as they make 30 elegant yet incredibly easy projects out of the most affordable and accessible materials. Deck the halls with a lacy air-dried clay wreath, a stamped muslin bag Advent calendar, festive felt stockings, sparkling paper ornaments, a glittered garland, and other items beautiful and bright.  less...
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Christmas Ornaments to Crochet by Barbara Christopher
Amazon Says: "There is a little something for everyone in this. I've been crocheting for years but have just decided to learn pattern. This is a great start. Easy to read and understand. I more...
Amazon Says: "There is a little something for everyone in this. I've been crocheting for years but have just decided to learn pattern. This is a great start. Easy to read and understand. I can't wait to have homemade ornaments on my tree this year!" —Thebohemianhousewife Create snowflakes, wreaths, stars, and other charming Christmas ornaments with this excellent guide. Easy-to-follow instructions explain how to make over 50 attractive decorations that can be worked up quickly. These delicate, handmade items are ideal for adorning gift packages, Christmas trees, and doors and windows, as well as for use as table centerpieces. Projects range from ornaments suitable for beginning crocheters to those requiring intermediate or advanced skills. In addition to specific directions for each item and close-up photos of completed projects, a general crochet tutorial offers helpful tips. less...
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Amazon Says: Start your holiday decorating with Creatively Christmas! Filled with over 35 hands-on projects, creative and easy craft, gift and decorating ideas for every skill level. Follo more...
Amazon Says: Start your holiday decorating with Creatively Christmas! Filled with over 35 hands-on projects, creative and easy craft, gift and decorating ideas for every skill level. Follow popular designer and lifestyle blogger Jennifer Rizzo on a rustic, vintage, handmade journey through the yuletide season. Enjoy an approachable and relaxed style to real Christmas decorating, ending with a tour of homes decorated for the holidays such as a restored country cottage, a vintage farmhouse, and converted polo pony barn. Learn how to make your own beautiful decorations, such as the Sparkly Doily Banner, Snowball Jingle Bells, Reindeer Tea Towel, and more. Grab a hot glue gun and pom-poms and enjoy page after page of glittery and festive projects. less...
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Amazon Says: Have yourself a Glittery Little Christmas -- with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful projects from the Craft Elves at Glitterville!  Following the success of Gli more...
Amazon Says: Have yourself a Glittery Little Christmas -- with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful projects from the Craft Elves at Glitterville!  Following the success of Glitterville's Handmade Halloween, Glitterville is back for the sparkliest holiday of all! Glitterville's Handmade Christmas is as bursting as a mantle-hung stocking with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful craft projects that will fill your home with sleighfuls of cheer. Hundreds of beautiful, easy-to-follow, step-by-step full-color photos and how-tos make the crafting fun and the results foolproof. From a Jolly Dolly Holly Wreath or a charming Glittery Village you can nestle into its own Sparkle Forest, to the frostiest Magic Snow and the jolliest pine-cone-bodied Glitter Gnome, "yule" find everything you need to make your home glisten and shine this holiday season! less...
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Amazon Says: Fans of nostalgia can craft their way through the holiday season with this newest volume by popular Christmas author Susan Waggoner. The 40 easy projects range from charming p more...
Amazon Says: Fans of nostalgia can craft their way through the holiday season with this newest volume by popular Christmas author Susan Waggoner. The 40 easy projects range from charming punched-tin votive holders, to Russian teacakes for holiday parties, to your very own edible gingerbread house (complete with miniature snowmen on the front lawn). Peppered with engaging facts about the holidays gone by, this is the perfect book for crafters who long for that vintage holiday look. less...
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Amazon Says: This latest Christmas book from Gooseberry Patch gives readers ideas for homemade holiday decorations, Christmas crafts and edible gifts with packaging suggestions - plus, an more...
Amazon Says: This latest Christmas book from Gooseberry Patch gives readers ideas for homemade holiday decorations, Christmas crafts and edible gifts with packaging suggestions - plus, an additional 40 pages of traceable shapes and designs at the end of the book. And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with delicious, heartwarming dishes from the Gooseberry Patch community of home cooks?Have Yourself a Homemade Christmas is also packed with recipes for comforting casseroles, party pleasers and family gatherings. Gooseberry Patch fans will enjoy the signature illustrations and large, colorful images throughout the book. With Vickie and Jo Ann's tips and tricks throughout the book, this colorful, well-illustrated book appeals to the entire family, emphasizing the best gifts, decorations and holiday meals.Have Yourself a Homemade Christmas includes everything you'll ever need to enjoy a homestyle Christmas:  Fun ideas for crafts and recipes that bring together the entire family and encourage creativity.Simple ideas for thoughtful gifts along with easy-to-follow instructions - plus many ideas use objects and ingredients you might already have at home.Traceable shapes, designs and cut-out labels are often included with craft and gift ideas.Holiday recipes for every occasion: Edible gifts for friends and family, plus packaging ideas, hassle-free recipes and simple, comforting casseroles, holiday party favorites, and Classic Christmas dinner dishes and dessertsColorful photos and images bring to life the ideas and recipes in the book and will inspire and excite readers less...
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Amazon Says: With such a massive range of festive patterns and designs in the craft stores, crafting with washi tape at Christmas is the ultimate joy of the season! In this super collectio more...
Amazon Says: With such a massive range of festive patterns and designs in the craft stores, crafting with washi tape at Christmas is the ultimate joy of the season! In this super collection of over 30 simple craft projects, author Kami Bigler of "NoBiggie" blog fame, shows you how to use washi tape in an array of ways to create fun and festive makes for the holidays. With quick and clever Christmas cards, pretty paper ornaments, embellished gifts, cute decorations, creative wrapping ideas and more, Washi Tape Christmas offers a wealth of creativity to get you crafting this Christmas. less...
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Best of Christmas Ideas, Second Edition by Better Homes and Gardens
Amazon Says: Deck the halls with tons of ideas and treats that make the season brightAdding a personal touch to Christmas makes the holiday season even more special. This all-new e more...
Amazon Says: Deck the halls with tons of ideas and treats that make the season brightAdding a personal touch to Christmas makes the holiday season even more special. This all-new edition of Best of Christmas Ideas is packed with easy and inspirational ways to help beautify and personalize your holiday season. You'll get ideas for festive decorating schemes, stunning themed trees, quick-to-make ornaments and cards, appealing gifts, and easy crafts.Projects that bring a handmade touch to holiday decor and, giftsStep-by-step instructions for craft projectsIdeas for holiday entertaining, including kitchen-tested recipesGorgeous color photos that offer inspiration and guidanceBest of Christmas Ideas is a treasure-trove of holiday merriment—a perfect source for creating unforgettable Christmas celebrations and traditions you'll be proud to share with family and friends. less...
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Amazon Says: Dress up your home in something fresh for the holidays! These quilts and holiday decorations from designer/blogger Amanda Murphy take Christmas in a bright new direction that more...
Amazon Says: Dress up your home in something fresh for the holidays! These quilts and holiday decorations from designer/blogger Amanda Murphy take Christmas in a bright new direction that updates the traditional reds and greens with blues, pinks, and whites. 18 festive projects include 9 quilts and 9 home decorations: seasonal pillows, a tree skirt, advent calendar, Christmas stocking, and more. • Create modern looks with favorite blocks like Flying Geese, Dresden Plate, and Hexagon• Use all your skills: piecing, appliqué, and hand embellishment • Make many of the quilts for any season with a simple change of fabrics less...
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Amazon Says: Novelty knitters and crocheters will love this collection of mini Christmas projects to knit and crochet ready for the festive season. more...
Amazon Says: Novelty knitters and crocheters will love this collection of mini Christmas projects to knit and crochet ready for the festive season. less...
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Amazon Says: Have yourself a colorful little Christmas! From popular designer Linda Lum DeBono, this handmade-holiday collection offers an exciting array of decorating ideas.Fill your slei more...
Amazon Says: Have yourself a colorful little Christmas! From popular designer Linda Lum DeBono, this handmade-holiday collection offers an exciting array of decorating ideas.Fill your sleigh with 21 fun and whimsical projects, including wall hangings, place mats, ornaments, stockings, table runners, a tree skirt, an Advent calendar, and moreIndulge in bright novelty prints; projects also work nicely in a more traditional paletteFind a host of cheery home-decor items and gift ideas for Christmas less...
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Amazon Says: With beautiful photographs illustrating easy-to-achieve ideas for decorating, giving, entertaining, and cooking, this sourcebook will help you have the kind of Christmas you h more...
Amazon Says: With beautiful photographs illustrating easy-to-achieve ideas for decorating, giving, entertaining, and cooking, this sourcebook will help you have the kind of Christmas you hope for—in the amount of time you actually have to get things done. Inside, you’ll find: - Festive ideas for decorating your home - Seasonal recipes, including gifts from the kitchen - Low-stress strategies for entertaining - Easy ideas for personalizing presents and gift wrap - Innovative ways to use—and reuse—holiday cards - Fresh approaches to displaying keepsakes - Imaginative ways to build new holiday traditions less...
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Amazon Says: In her newest volume, Susan Waggoner recaptures the magic of Christmases past with the vintage crafts projects readers have been craving. Inspired by the most sought-after tre more...
Amazon Says: In her newest volume, Susan Waggoner recaptures the magic of Christmases past with the vintage crafts projects readers have been craving. Inspired by the most sought-after treasures from the 1920s through the 1960s, Waggoner recreates a tempting array of decorations and provides step-by-step instructions that allow anyone to deck their halls with cellophane wreaths, glittered glass ornament balls, beaded bell garlands, and whimsical, tinsel-bedecked treat cups. Those pressed for time will also find quick crafts for every decade, along with style notes and decorating tips to pull it all together. Nostalgic bonus art throughout provides a host of images to use in greeting cards and photo holders. And to keep spirits merry and energy flowing, Waggoner includes a sampler of easy-to-make candy recipes, from Mackinac Island Fudge to old-fashioned soft caramels. Praise for Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: “If you're looking for nostalgia or a retro style, this is the perfect book to help you plan your Christmas decorations. . . . A well-thought-out themed book for any craft collection.” —Library Journal “Packed with an amazing amount of information and/or tips for having a fab retro holiday of your own.” —The Costco Connection less...
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Amazon Says: For “Farm Chick” Serena Thompson, Christmas means a house overflowing with ornaments, lights, and cherished treasures, and the aroma of baking cookies to welcome family an more...
Amazon Says: For “Farm Chick” Serena Thompson, Christmas means a house overflowing with ornaments, lights, and cherished treasures, and the aroma of baking cookies to welcome family and friends. Here, she shows us how to spread the magic of the season, with ideas for entertaining, decorating, tree trimming, charming crafts, and 17 recipes for yummy holiday sweets-plus tips for wrapping food and gifts. As in The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen, Serena weaves delightful stories of her family and friends throughout the book, calling forth nostalgic smiles that remind us of the importance of tradition at this special time of year. less...
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Amazon Says: Judy Balchin and Polly Pinder show how to make Christmas cards and tree and table decorations in 18 simple projects with step-by-step pictures and easy to follow instructions. more...
Amazon Says: Judy Balchin and Polly Pinder show how to make Christmas cards and tree and table decorations in 18 simple projects with step-by-step pictures and easy to follow instructions. Have a magical Christmas surrounded by your own creations! less...
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Amazon Says: As autumn turns to winter, why not bring a touch of nature indoors by creating a charming bark wreath bursting with red roses or a twig globe entwined with delicate amaryllis? more...
Amazon Says: As autumn turns to winter, why not bring a touch of nature indoors by creating a charming bark wreath bursting with red roses or a twig globe entwined with delicate amaryllis? In Beautiful Winter, author and florist Edle Catharina Norman shows how to use seasonal materials and flowers to put together 53 entrancing and easy to assemble home projects. From festive garlands to fun table decorations (including candlesticks made of apples), you'll find an array of unique ideas to inspire you. Illustrated with more than 55 full-color photographs, this book presents glorious decorations that will warm your heart on even the coldest winter day. less...
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Amazon Says: This Christmas, consider everyday objects from a new point of view, embrace a fresh color palette, or give your children’s handmade ornaments or special family heirlooms a n more...
Amazon Says: This Christmas, consider everyday objects from a new point of view, embrace a fresh color palette, or give your children’s handmade ornaments or special family heirlooms a new life. The inspiration is endless here, with one-of-a-kind trees that celebrate food, nature, fashion, folk art, typography, color, and art history. Each spectacular design is easily replicated, with step-by-step instructions for crafting coordinating ornaments, garlands, and toppers, plus advice on selecting the right tree, choosing lights, and more. Whether you have space for a towering fir or a sweet tabletop creation, whether your taste skews modern or traditional, quirky or sophisticated, there’s something for everyone! less...
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Amazon Says: Create a festive holiday with handmade Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more. With 20 projects geared toward a variety of skill levels, including a useful tutorial on techn more...
Amazon Says: Create a festive holiday with handmade Christmas stockings, ornaments, and more. With 20 projects geared toward a variety of skill levels, including a useful tutorial on techniques for beginners, crocheters of all types can join in on the fun. Edie Eckman’s passion for crafting is evident in these inspired designs that cover not only traditional stockings and tree skirts, but delightful twists on other Christmas traditions, like a sock-and-mitten advent calendar. Crochet a holiday full of joy for the whole family. less...
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Amazon Says: Making something with your own hands—whether it's a plate of just-baked cookies, a handcrafted stocking, a homemade wreath, or a hand-folded origami ornament—is a great more...
Amazon Says: Making something with your own hands—whether it's a plate of just-baked cookies, a handcrafted stocking, a homemade wreath, or a hand-folded origami ornament—is a great way to connect with the true meaning of Christmas. From holiday decorating to gift giving, A Homemade Christmas is chock-full of projects, recipes, tips, and helpful hints that are guaranteed to add a homemade touch to your holiday season. Open this charming volume to any page and discover a wealth of practical and easy-to-accomplish ideas for a homemade holiday: • create personal, distinctive holiday greetings • deck the halls with festive, handmade trimmings • cook simple but memorable homemade dishes • make unique, handcrafted gifts • share the joy of the season with friends and family Packed with inspiration and how-tos for ideas that are family-friendly and eco-conscious, festive and meaningful, A Homemade Christmas will put homemade back into your holidays! less...
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Amazon Says: Christmas meets Hanukkah for millions of mixed-faith families—who deck their trees with Stars of David and spin the dreidel under mistletoe. Here is a one-of-a-kind, amusing more...
Amazon Says: Christmas meets Hanukkah for millions of mixed-faith families—who deck their trees with Stars of David and spin the dreidel under mistletoe. Here is a one-of-a-kind, amusingly illustrated and endlessly entertaining guide to the joys—and oys—of celebrating Chrismukkah, the hybrid holiday. A veritable cornucopia of seasonal delights, this handy (and often hilarious) lifestyle guide walks us through all the Chrismukkah events, history, and lore. You’ll learn about hybrid holiday traditions in decorating (ornaments, wreaths, menorahs, dreidels); innovative tchotchkes (Chrismukkah cards, stockings, lights); and a plethora of menorah options (Godzilla or snowman, anyone?). Plus, the book includes rollicking games to play and songs to sing, along with easy-to-follow recipes for Latkes with Sugar Plum Fairy Sauce, General Saul’s Chicken, Mama Mia Matzah Pizza!, Blitzen’s Blintzes, and other Noel Noshes. Your yuletide happy hours will never be the same once you start mixing a Yule Plotz, Meshugga Nog, or Manishewitz Mulled Wine. Rounding out the mix are chapters on snazzy holiday hats and caps, interfaith dog and cat gift suggestions, and office-party dos and don’ts. It’s beginning to look a lot like Chrismukkah, and now we’ll all be ready to celebrate with style! less...
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