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Deck the halls with tons of ideas and projects that help make the season bright
Whether you incorporate handmade items as part of your decor, celebrations, or gift giving, adding a personal touch to Christmas makes the holiday season even more special. 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. So before you adorn your home or begin penning your Christmas cards, turn to this gorgeous book for
- Projects that bring a handmade touch to holiday d¿cor, gifts, and celebrations
- Step-by-step instructions for craft projects
- Ideas for holiday entertaining including kitchen-tested recipes
- Gorgeous color photos that offer inspiration and guidance
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.
Christmas Ideas features: Offers readers inspirational Christmas decorating ideas to help beautify their homes in a creative and personal way. Is dedicated solely to the season of Christmas, giving the book a clear focus. Packed with a variety of ideas and projects including: festive decorating schemes, stunning themed trees, quick-to-make ornaments and cards, appealing gifts to make, and easy crafts. Step-by-step instructions for craft projects are included in the back of the book.
What sets this offering apart? Committed to helping families enhance their holiday memories with decorations, crafts, and gift ideas that are both creative and personal. Dedicated to the Christmas holiday and recognizes the importance of tradition and nostalgia among its readers.
We Love Christmas!
Christmas is a magical time for all ages. Whether you love a traditional approach or like to mix it up from year to year, you'll find plenty of merry ideas inside this book for making your holiday a jolly celebration.
A completely revised edition of the 2009 title, Best of Christmas Ideas celebrates the season with hundreds of smart and fun ideas for food, dand#233;cor, parties, and celebrating with those you love. Organized into aspirational yet attainable themed holiday decorating stories, Best of Christmas Ideas offers readers inspirational Christmas decorating ideas to help beautify their homes inand#12288;creative and personal ways. This edition is dedicated solely to Christmas, giving the book a clear focus.and#12288;A wideand#12288;variety of ideas and projects, including stunning themed trees; quick-to-make ornaments,and#12288;cards, wrap, and tags; appealing handmade gifts.
About the Author
The iconic BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS brand is one of America's most trusted sources for information on cooking, gardening, home improvement, home design, decorating, and crafting. Today, the brand encompasses books, magazines, and digital media.
Table of Contents
You?ll love our simple handcrafted ideas that emphasize the timeless holiday hues of deep red and crisp white.
Merry and Bright.
Give traditional decor a fresh and fun new look with the addition of bright fl orals.
A nod to Nordic ways creates a cheerful stage for holiday entertaining. You?ll fi nd a smorgasbord of ideas for keeping everyone?s spirits extra bright.
Tradition with a Twist.
Add lime green to the classic holiday colors of red and forest green for a look that?s fresh and fun but still satisfi es your tradition-bound family.
A Warm and Cozy Christmas.
Warm the heart and soul with a casual soup supper that takes the chill off. Our recipes and decorating tips make it easy to gather the family for a day of good food and good fun.
Tradition with a Twist of Lime.
Decorator Shana Smith adorns her home in a unique palette of black, white, and lime green.
Deck the Halls.
Fresh, Fast and Fabulous.
Enliven holiday decorating by bringing fresh fl owers, berries, and greenery to your table.
With this trio of wreaths, you?re bound to fi nd a design to suit your Christmas scheme, whether it?s modern, traditional, or simply elegant.
Learn how to pick the perfect poinsettia (and keep it that way). Then discover wonderful ways to use this showy bloom as a festive seasonal accent.
Nature provides seasonal elements for trees and wreaths that can augment a warm and cozy theme.
These easy greenery and lighting ideas make your home as warm and inviting on the outside as it is inside.
Downright delectable, these sugary snacks and desserts are sure to delight.
Dazzle and delight your family and guests with these sinfully sweet (and deceptively simple) chocolate treats.
Presentation matters: These goodies are as tasteful as they are tastefully given.
Serving Up Style.
A holiday feast should also be a feast for the eyes. Get great, fast, and fresh ideas for setting a holiday table to remember.
Prepare the guest list; then use our monogrammed projects in shades of blue and green to make your party a success.
3 Seasonal Settings.
Take your pick from country, classic, and retro for handmade dressings on your Christmas table.
A favorite of all ages, jingle bells add a fun musical note to your decor.
Tinsel and beaded garlands aren?t just for trees. Use them to wrap your whole home with holiday touches.
Build your holiday color scheme on the crystalclear blues found in ice and snow. Just imagine snowfl ake trims on packages, wreaths made of clear blue and white balls, and stockings edged with icy beads.
Wrapping Up the Season.
Show your family and friends how special they are when you present them with a package worth remembering.