Good Housekeeping Christmas Crafts will be filled with fun, festive and creative craft, baking and decorating ideas. Projects will have a broad appeal and range from simple to more advanced. Aesthetically, the color scheme will look “merry and bright” with crisp whites punctuated by pretty reds and greens. Occasional touches of pink, tangerine and celadon will add a contemporary freshness. Staying true to what readers expect of a Good Housekeeping title, holiday hacks will be sprinkled throughout the issue to share helpful tips and alleviate holiday stress.
Deck the Halls… • …and windows, doors and walls! Beautiful decorations for every room.
Put a Ring on It • This year, try a fun twist on the traditional evergreen wreath.
Great Lengths • Create charming garlands to dress your mantels, banisters, doorways and Christmas trees.
Nature’s Bounty • Bring in greenery from the yard—and even groceries from the market—to brighten your home this season.
All Through the House • Add festive flourishes indoors and out, from your front door to the garden shed.
Oh, Christmas Tree! • Inventive ideas for the centerpiece of the holiday home.
Your Tree, Your Way • Let your tree be as unique as you are, whether you love a traditional look or one that’s more unexpected.
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (TREE) • Four fun tabletop designs that let your heart be light!
Whimsical Trimmings • DIY ornaments add a personal touch to any tree. Gather the kids and try some of these adorable ideas!
All That Glitters • Glass ornaments aren’t just for the tree anymore, use their characteristic sparkle to enliven your holiday crafts!
Brown-Paper Packages • Tied up in strings—or any way you choose—this eco-friendly gift wrap option is anything but ordinary.
Hooray for Holiday Baking! • Delectable recipes & pretty packaging ideas guaranteed to make spirits bright.
Visions of Sugar (Cookies) • Ensure your spot on the nice list—permanently—when you leave Santa a plate of these exquisite confections.
CLASSIC SUGAR COOKIES & ROYAL ICING • Use these basic recipes to create your dough, then cut and decorate your cookies with any of the fun ideas in this chapter.
HOW TO FLOOD LIKE A PRO • Mix up a batch of Royal Icing. Thin out half with a few drops of water until it looks like honey, then pop thick and thin icings into two separate piping bags.
DECORATING: A SHORT & SWEET GUIDE • These methods work their magic in minutes and are fun to do with kids or groups.
TREAT YOURSELF • If you’re looking for a more nutritious way to indulge in sweets this season, try healthy ingredient swaps like this one:
Candy Cane Lane • Infuse your holiday baking with one of the season’s most iconic flavors.
A VERY MERRY GATHERING • What’s red and white and full of Christmas spirit? A peppermint-themed winter party!
Gifts From the Heart • How you prepare your treats before you give them away is just as important as the love you put into making them.
Cutting Edge • Cook up a batch of cute crafts using cookie cutters.
Fa La La La—Ha! • In honor of National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day—celebrated annually on the third Friday of December—try one of these DIY ugly-sweater designs.
Make It Merry • Transform ho-hum sweaters with holiday bling and join the party. After all, crafters just want to have fun!
Good Housekeeping Christmas Crafts