Christmas Inspiration

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Admire the snowy weather from inside with some of the best Christmas inspiration-from recipes, to decor, to gifts!

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On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, and Vixen! Spread holiday cheer this season with this one-of-a-kind reindeer card. Download our printable templates for the reindeer's antlers, head and body, plus the pop-up card base. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

12 Handmade Cards to Wish Everyone a "Merry Christmas"

On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer, and Vixen! Spread holiday cheer this season with this one-of-a-kind reindeer card. Download our printable templates for the reindeer's antlers, head and body, plus the pop-up card base. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

Rather than tucking mistletoe in a doorway, make family meals warm and fuzzy with an overhead centerpiece. Wrap a wreath frame with fresh eucalyptus and faux mistletoe (toxins in the real berries can harm kids and pets), and attach ornaments with floral wire. #christmas #holidayideas #christmasideas #wintertodo #marthastewart

8 Easy Ways to Holiday Up Your Home

Rather than tucking mistletoe in a doorway, make family meals warm and fuzzy with an overhead centerpiece. Wrap a wreath frame with fresh eucalyptus and faux mistletoe (toxins in the real berries can harm kids and pets), and attach ornaments with floral wire. #christmas #holidayideas #christmasideas #wintertodo #marthastewart

We're sharing some of our favorite family-friendly presents and must-have gifts that everyone will enjoy and cherish this year. #marthastewart #holidaygifts #holidayideas #christmasgifts #giftsforher #giftsforhim

14 Holiday Gifts the Entire Family Will Love

We're sharing some of our favorite family-friendly presents and must-have gifts that everyone will enjoy and cherish this year. #marthastewart #holidaygifts #holidayideas #christmasgifts #giftsforher #giftsforhim

Our experts share four ideas to help you create a cheerful and safe holiday at home with your immediate family. #christmas #holidayideas #christmasideas #wintertodo #marthastewart

Four Ways to Make an Immediate Family-Only Holiday Feel Special

Our experts share four ideas to help you create a cheerful and safe holiday at home with your immediate family. #christmas #holidayideas #christmasideas #wintertodo #marthastewart

Rickrack—wavy cotton trim—is easily manipulated into seasonal symbols. Glue rickrack designs to blank cards, and use them as holiday greetings: Cut and paste strips of green for a Christmas tree, or trim segments of white for a snowflake. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

12 Handmade Cards to Wish Everyone a "Merry Christmas"

Rickrack—wavy cotton trim—is easily manipulated into seasonal symbols. Glue rickrack designs to blank cards, and use them as holiday greetings: Cut and paste strips of green for a Christmas tree, or trim segments of white for a snowflake. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

When decorating your home for the holidays, consider these festive and easy touches. Classic in inspiration and modern in execution, they bring cheer to nearly every room in the house and are as easy to create. #christmas #holidayideas #christmasideas #wintertodo #marthastewart

8 Easy Ways to Holiday Up Your Home

When decorating your home for the holidays, consider these festive and easy touches. Classic in inspiration and modern in execution, they bring cheer to nearly every room in the house and are as easy to create. #christmas #holidayideas #christmasideas #wintertodo #marthastewart

The art of handmade holiday cards is a treasure for the creator and recipient alike. This season, try your hand at one of our many handmade holiday card ideas, including button snowmen, accordion-folded photos, embossed, and glittered. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

12 Handmade Cards to Wish Everyone a "Merry Christmas"

The art of handmade holiday cards is a treasure for the creator and recipient alike. This season, try your hand at one of our many handmade holiday card ideas, including button snowmen, accordion-folded photos, embossed, and glittered. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

Send snail mail with a delight inside: Cut a piece of paper so it's sized to line an envelope, from base to tip. Then trim the top flap by inch so the adhesive strip shows. Slide the liner in, lift it up to brush glue onto the envelope, and lay it in place. Stick a coordinating cutout on the note for a dapper delivery. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

12 Handmade Cards to Wish Everyone a "Merry Christmas"

Send snail mail with a delight inside: Cut a piece of paper so it's sized to line an envelope, from base to tip. Then trim the top flap by inch so the adhesive strip shows. Slide the liner in, lift it up to brush glue onto the envelope, and lay it in place. Stick a coordinating cutout on the note for a dapper delivery. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

Luckily for yarn-card enthusiasts, the winter holidays offer plenty of symbols to play with: wreaths, snowmen, fir trees, snowflakes, mittens, candy canes, and more. Experiment with yarn in different colors, weights, and textures, even on the same card. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

12 Handmade Cards to Wish Everyone a "Merry Christmas"

Luckily for yarn-card enthusiasts, the winter holidays offer plenty of symbols to play with: wreaths, snowmen, fir trees, snowflakes, mittens, candy canes, and more. Experiment with yarn in different colors, weights, and textures, even on the same card. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

Any bold, seasonal line drawing can be turned into a stamp for embossing cards. These are two examples of cards Martha created to send out last holiday season. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

12 Handmade Cards to Wish Everyone a "Merry Christmas"

Any bold, seasonal line drawing can be turned into a stamp for embossing cards. These are two examples of cards Martha created to send out last holiday season. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

Photo cards are great for family updates, but they can feel like a mass mailer. For personal pop, strategically dot on craft glue, sprinkle with glitter, tap o the excess, and let dry. Fill a sky with stars or snowflakes, bedeck a tree, or encrust a pet's collar—and lend a handmade feel, fast. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

12 Handmade Cards to Wish Everyone a "Merry Christmas"

Photo cards are great for family updates, but they can feel like a mass mailer. For personal pop, strategically dot on craft glue, sprinkle with glitter, tap o the excess, and let dry. Fill a sky with stars or snowflakes, bedeck a tree, or encrust a pet's collar—and lend a handmade feel, fast. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

With the right tools, you can tailor your tree project to suit your space—which means that it is time to break out your best-crafting supplies. Our experts share six DIY Christmas decorating ideas that will help you deck your halls with nontraditional Christmas trees. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

Six Ways to Create a Nontraditional Christmas Tree for Your Home

With the right tools, you can tailor your tree project to suit your space—which means that it is time to break out your best-crafting supplies. Our experts share six DIY Christmas decorating ideas that will help you deck your halls with nontraditional Christmas trees. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

Make your mantel look amazing with a colorful assortment of vintage and inexpensive evergreens. The bottle‐brush variety are readily available online and at crafts stores; the miniature ones were plucked from a model train set. #christmas #holidayideas #christmasideas #wintertodo #marthastewart

8 Easy Ways to Holiday Up Your Home

Make your mantel look amazing with a colorful assortment of vintage and inexpensive evergreens. The bottle‐brush variety are readily available online and at crafts stores; the miniature ones were plucked from a model train set. #christmas #holidayideas #christmasideas #wintertodo #marthastewart

Decorate the outside of your home with these beautiful evergreen stars that are so simple to make and will easily add some holiday cheer to your home. Follow our step-by-step tutorial for this Christmas craft. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

How to Make Festive Evergreen Stars

Decorate the outside of your home with these beautiful evergreen stars that are so simple to make and will easily add some holiday cheer to your home. Follow our step-by-step tutorial for this Christmas craft. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

As this card opens, a tree made from pleated paper rectangles pops out, like a small gift. Although it can be glued into any size greeting, it is especially attractive in a tall, slender card that mimics a pine tree's natural dimensions. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

12 Handmade Cards to Wish Everyone a "Merry Christmas"

As this card opens, a tree made from pleated paper rectangles pops out, like a small gift. Although it can be glued into any size greeting, it is especially attractive in a tall, slender card that mimics a pine tree's natural dimensions. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

A three-part card delivers a pair of favorite photos, plus a simple greeting. For best results, use color photocopies or computer-paper printouts, which will make for a thinner stack than actual photographs. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts

12 Handmade Cards to Wish Everyone a "Merry Christmas"

A three-part card delivers a pair of favorite photos, plus a simple greeting. For best results, use color photocopies or computer-paper printouts, which will make for a thinner stack than actual photographs. #marthastewart #christmas #diychristmas #diy #diycrafts #crafts