With more than 400 submissions, we saw some fascinating gingerbread houses (ranches, cottages, and tree houses) inspired by your favorite Christmas songs, paintings, books, and time periods. Take a look at our favorite entries.
When moisture condenses and freezes on a window, some say that Jack Frost has stopped by, leaving the lacy pattern as a souvenir. Grace your panes with paper snowflakes, attaching them with poster putty. Or make a wreath of snowflakes by sticking them one at a time to a wall with poster putty. Kids can happily occupy themselves cutting out dozens of paper snowflakes. Then adults can step in with thread and tape, and together you can watch your family's own gentle blizzard materialize.
Christmas can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be! With just a little bit of time, some creativity, and a few supplies, you can make these decorations, gift ideas, ornaments, and more, each for less than $15.