30 Ways to Decorate with Cranberries

by DIY Maven

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Oh, sure, you can string them and put them on the tree as garland, but there's so many more ways to use cranberries to decorate for the holidays. Here's just a few ideas from BGH:

Add them to glass cylinders for a festive nest for candles. (I particularly like how you can get varying heights using the same candles.)

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Fresh Christmas Decorating Ideas

by DIY Maven

 

Fresh Christmas Decorating Ideas

If you've reached your limit with Santa, reindeers and poinsettias, do not fret. There is a way to decorate for Christmas that doesn't conflict with your modern decor sensibilities. Canadian House and Home has assembled a jam-packed slideshow that will provide you with just about all

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36 Easy Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

by DIY Maven
36 Easy Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

For the past dozen years or so I’ve been making my Christmas cards. Sometimes they’re labor intensive, but they don’t have to be. Case in point: these suggestions from Scrapbooks Etc.     

A collection of different sized circle punches, some glue and a bow makes up this clever card.

created on: 11/25/08

A few strips of paper--or ribbon--and you have yourself a Christmas tree card.

created on: 11/25/08

A few snowflakes, either punched, stamped or purchased makes this...

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7 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

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7 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Maybe you haven’t had time to shop, or maybe a lack of funds has made braving the holiday shopping experience less than fun, or maybe you just don’t know what to buy those hard to buy for types. Don’t worry. Take a deep breath, read the list below and maybe you’ll find the perfect last minute gifts. Bonus: They’re more personal than the ubiquitous ‘gift card’ AND some don’t cost a thing!

  • Offer that favorite couple a free night of your babysitting...

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It's All About the Nog: Egg Nog Recipes and Ideas for the Holiday Season.

by Chris Gardner

Egg Nog is a dichotomizing phenomenon: egg nog fans tout its contributions to holiday cheer, and those with a distaste are avid and vocal nog haters.

Perhaps the source of the schism is the source: those who love it have experienced true, homemade egg nog (most likely with some Christmas "spirits" added), and those who hate must only know the nasty storebought options. I'd always been in the latter category until last December, when I experienced...

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