Country Sampler Christmas Decorating 2017

Have a jolly DIY holiday with the newest issue of Christmas Decorating! Dress your home in fun and festive style with the all-new creatively inspired ideas in this issue.

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Make It a Great Outdoors!

Use fun lights, whimsical door hangers and handmade signs to fill your outdoor spaces with holly jolly joy.

Instant Holiday!

12 quick & easy touches to add holiday sparkle to your home.

Good as Gold

For this year's Christmas dinner, set a shimmering table that blends natural elements with metallic touches and DIY details.

Snow Day!

Add a dusting of snow and a sprinkling of glitter to turn your home into a winter wonderland.

Let It Shine!

Forget about just decorating the Christmas treeā€”use retro lights and new alternatives to add a warm and colorful glow all around your home.

All-Your-Own Ornaments!

Make these DIY delights to decorate a personalized tree or to embellish garlands or gifts. Create treasured family time by crafting some of the quick and easy ones with your kids!

Make a Sweet Treat

Decorate high and low with the classic look of a holiday favorite -- gingerbread.

Turn Everyday Items into Holiday Decor

Shop your own home or the local thrift store for budget-friendly goods to transform into charming Christmas decorations.

New Takes on Christmas Trees

Give your holiday decorating a fun new spin with these DIY alternative trees.

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Lush & Luster

This Midwestern homeowner turns to the outdoors to enhance her favorite holiday pieces in a decorating style that's both rustic and classic.

Christmas Chic

A well-known blogger calls on her love and passion for decor to turn her home into a winter wonderland at Christmas.

Handmade Holidays

A creative homeowner joyously employs her artistic eye, handcrafted festoons and country collections to craft the merriest of interiors.

A Candy-Colored Carolina Christmas

A garden shed gets festively reimagined as Santa's workshop and Mrs. Claus' bakery during the holiday season.

Star Bright

A longtime collector of vintage Shiny Brite ornaments keeps the winter blues from showing up at her house by filling it with luminous decor meant to evoke joy.


Web Surfing

Check out these treasures and treats from cyberspace.

Cool Crafting Finds

Make it easy to create and decorate with some of the new materials and tools available today.

The Season's Best for Christmas

We've made gift-giving easy for family, friends and even yourself with this selection of great country-style merchandise.