Allrecipes and Better Homes & Gardens are teaming up to help you have a very happy holiday.
Pretty votive candle holders (pictured above) are easy to create in multiples, making them great hostess gifts for a busy holiday season. To make, wrap silver votive holders with blue velvet ribbon (or the color of your choice) and attach mini frosted pinecones for a natural, wintry touch.
Snowflake Candle Holder
This one-of-a-kind gift is deceptively easy to make. Simply affix adhesive snowflake decals--available at craft stores--to a clear glass cylinder. Slip a white pillar candle into the cylinder, and you're done!
Holiday Tea Towel
A hand-stamped tea towel is a unique and long-lasting gift that lets you showcase your creativity. Visit BHG.com to get step-by-step instructions. Tip: Use a large, ready-made stamp available at a craft store.
Set an amaryllis bulb in a terra cotta pot and tie a wide red bow around the pot. Add a sprig of ivy and a Christmas ornament to dress it up for the holidays. Download care instructions and a pretty gift tag at BHG.com
Give the gift of a winter poem or a cheerful holiday scene in a decorated frame. Get instructions for this easy craft at BHG.com.
Colorful paperweights are sure to dazzle your holiday hostess--and they’re practical, too! Start with a glass paperweight kit, available at crafts and hobby stores or online. Decorate with holiday-theme scrapbook papers, gift wrap, or an old Christmas card. Finish with thin foam letters adhered to the paper with craft glue to spell out a happy holiday message.
Fill your holidays with ho-ho-ho!