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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    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 tech lover's dream, these fun gadgets and tips will help you turn your house into the best Halloween house in the neighborhood.

    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!

    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...


    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...

    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...


    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.


    12 Stunning Christmas Light Displays You Have to See

    Holiday decorations add a glow to any home. Check out these outdoor Christmas decoration ideas to get in the holiday...


    12 Quirky Christmas Traditions You Should Try

    For some it's opening matching pajamas on Christmas Eve, for others it's attending midnight Mass and then driving around and...


    The Most Outrageous Christmas Light Displays of All Time

    If you thought your Christmas lights looked good, think again after seeing these outrageous displays.


    7 Christmas Inflatables Your Neighbors May Not Like

    Let's face it — not all holiday decorations are universally loved. Some decorations can actually be a real eyesore. Here...


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    How to Keep Christmas Tree Alive Throughout the Holiday Season

    If you put your tree up in November, there's always a chance your tree will dry out. Make sure that...

    14 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Yard

    Whether you dream of lush, green grass or a vegetable garden with a bounty of produce, there are things you...


    This Is the Best Time of Day to Return Christmas Gifts

    As the holiday cheer wears off, the last thing you want is to be stuck in a long line of...


    5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Workshop

    Want to maximize the time you spend in your workshop over the next year? Here are five workshop resolutions that...


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    The Top Power Tools Every DIYer Wants for Christmas

    A DIYer can never have enough power tools. Take a look at what our editors truly want for Christmas.


    Deals We Love: Christmas Tree Storage Bags

    The right Christmas tree storage bag is an organizational game changer. Extend the life of your artificial Christmas tree, and...


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    Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1988: The Perfect Christmas Tree

    In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite vintage issues. These...


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    10 New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

    Show your home some serious love in 2021 with these 10 easy home improvement New Year's resolution ideas.


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    9 Best Outdoor Light Projectors

    Turn up the holiday cheer with a Christmas light projector — an ideal way to brighten the outside or inside...

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    How to Put Lights On a Christmas Tree

    Believe it or not, there's a right way and a wrong way to string Christmas lights.


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    10 Things You Should Know About LED Christmas Lights

    You're probably thinking about what to give those on your holiday gift lists. But have you thought about upgrading your...


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    7 Tips for Wrapping Gifts Quickly (No Gift Bag Required)

    Time-saving tips and tricks to help you wrap gifts quickly this holiday season and beyond.


    11 Hilarious Christmas Decoration Fails

    Christmas time can be stressful. Lighten the mood by remembering you'll never fail at Christmas decorating as bad as these...


    DIY Holiday Gift-Wrapping Tips

    Spread some holiday cheer with these DIY gift wrap ideas – ribbon you can make in your shop, ingenious wrapping...


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    Christmas Storage Tricks You Should Know

    Take the hassle out of storing your holiday lights and other Christmas decorations with these simple, inexpensive tips.