Holidays

From decorating to hosting to organizing, the holidays can be overwhelming. Family Handyman is here to help with our favorite holiday tips for your home.

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    What is a Maypole and Why Do People Dance Around It?

    Every year on May 1, dancers weave ribbons around a maypole. But why?

    14 Inexpensive DIY Valentine Wreaths for Your Front Door

    Welcome visitors to your home this Valentine's Day with a festive wreath. Get out the craft supplies and try one...


    15 Valentine Gifts Made With Scrabble Tiles

    If you're looking for a meaningful Valentine's gift this year, try getting creative with some Scrabble tiles. If you don't...


    What is a May Basket and Why Do People Hang Them on Doors?

    Perhaps the sweet tradition of giving May baskets is ready for a reboot.


    DIY Valentine Heart Garland

    For a simple DIY Valentine's Day decoration, try making a paper heart garland. It's an easy project and you can...

    9 Father’s Day Crafts Kids Can Help Make

    These fun Father's Day crafts are guaranteed to make Dad smile. Plus, they're easy enough for the kids to make!


    DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

    Nothing beats a handmade gift on Mother's Day. Whether you have days or minutes to work on it, these DIY...

    30 Amazingly Easy DIY Gifts for Mom

    Get Mother's Day right with an awesome DIY gift for mom.


    15 DIY Pranks to Pull on April Fool’s Day

    This one's for all of you jokesters out there. If you're ready to pull some fun-spirited pranks on friends and...


    Holiday Bathroom Decor You Have to See to Believe

    Holiday decorations don't need to be confined to the living room and the outdoors. There are holiday decorations for just...


    When to Order Your Gifts for DIYers to Ensure They Arrive Before Christmas

    When to Order Your DIY Gifts to Ensure They Arrive Before Christmas

    Last-Minute Halloween Home and Yard Décor

    Though the spooky holiday is quickly approaching, you'll still have plenty of time to create these Halloween decorations.


    30 Tips for the Perfect Labor Day BBQ

    Gather everyone around for one more cookout of the summer this Labor Day, and keep these tips in mind to...


    Gift Buying Guide For The Pro In Your Life

    Check out our 2018 holiday buying guide to help you find the perfect gift for the pro in your life.


    18 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Garage

    Forget New Year's resolutions for yourself—will they last beyond January anyway? Make some resolutions for your garage instead and enjoy...


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    How to Keep Your Tree from Dying Before Christmas

    Don't worry about your tree starting to fade on Christmas Eve.

    Outrageous Homes Decorated with Holiday Lights

    These are stunning Christmas light displays you've got to see


    12 Utterly Creepy Halloween Yard Decorations You Need This Year

    Give your home's facade a haunted makeover with these truly terrifying Halloween yard decorations.


    10 Ways to Make Your Smart Home Even Scarier This Halloween

    Whether you've been looking for an excuse to purchase your first smart home device, or your home is already a...


    The Cheapskate’s Guide to Christmas Decorating and Gift Buying

    Save money this Christmas without sacrificing your love for decorating, gift giving and shopping!


    12 Splurgy Home Upgrades from Walmart’s Labor Day Sale

    Save big at Walmart this Labor Day. Enjoy major price drops on home decor, cleaning products, tool sets, tech gadgets...


    20 Best Gifts for the Car Lover on Your List

    Do you have a friend or family member who loves their car but doesn't have a garage? If so, and...


    White House Holiday Décor Through the Years

    Did you know there's always a theme with the White House holiday decorations? Here are some of our favorites through...


    New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

    Easy tasks that will make you happier, healthier and even wealthier!

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    10 Things You Can Do With a Jack-O-Lantern After Halloween

    Just because Halloween is over doesn't mean your jack-o-lantern should be thrown away! Check out these clever ways to repurpose...


    15 Alternatives to Ordinary Wrapping Paper

    Move over traditional wrapping paper—there are plenty of creative ways to wrap gifts that go beyond the store-bought roll of...


    Don’t Be a Griswold This Christmas

    Nothing's ever gone perfectly for the Griswolds, but these Family Handyman tips could've set them straight. Not that Clark would've...


    13 Holiday Decorating Ideas for Minimalists

    Get in the holiday spirit without sacrificing your love for minimalist design.


    15 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Handy

    Bet you didn't know these celebrities can actually build stuff.