Advent Calendar Use ordinary grocery-store matchboxes to count down the days till Christmas. Just hot-glue the tops of empty boxes to one another to form rows (start with nine boxes for the base, and decrease by two until you have a single box). Cut wrapping paper to cover each section; secure with hot glue. Next, hot-glue the rows in a pyramid shape as shown. Use number stamps (available at craft stores) to mark the boxes 1 through 25, then fill with candy and trinkets.
Finally, kids can play with their food at the table! Make this tasty game—including the cute H and O pieces—yourself using our simple sugar cookie recipe.
Ever wonder what to do with those burnt out but colorful bulbs? Put them on display of course!
Easy craft project: make a garland of pinecones and hang them on your fireplace for a homey rustic feel.
Hosting a dinner party? Try this unique idea: place the event's menu on the back of chairs to give your guests a heads up of the food to come.
Start a new tradition this year! Start with ordinary glass ball ornaments and start filling with unique objects or paint images directly on for an ornament with true meaning.
By adding white amaryllis in birch-bark vases you'll be adding a simple spin on Christmas traditions.
Put salt shakers to work as miniature snowy scenes. Just nestle sisal trees and miniature deer atop the iodized seasoning.
Stash wrapping paper scraps inside small metal frames to make festive ornaments that also look great atop presents!