Season of Surprise: 8 Ideas to Add Holiday Sparkle

Sandra Lee helps a family celebrate their first Christmas with three healthy babies in the house.

  • Design Star runner-up Dan Vickery created these personalized toy boxes to store the triplets' toys. The clearly labeled boxes make it easy to keep the kids' toys separate and can also function as benches. Want to create your own? Get crafting with the step-by-step instructions.
  • These felt stockings, stitched up with shoelaces, are a snap to make and are a great no-sew holiday project to create with the kids.
  • Silver and flocked white trees surrounded by glass ornaments and glittering branches create a centerpiece for the family's breakfast bar. Strands of pompon ribbon suspended from the light fixture add the look of falling snow.
  • A gingerbread village on a bed of fluffy white batting creates a whimsical centerpiece that guests of all ages will enjoy. For safety, substitute flameless LED votives for burning candles.
  • Snow is the theme of this Christmas tree: large snowmen ornaments and flocked branches bring the wintery outdoors in.
  • The banister is covered with flocked garland, red ornaments and red berries to coordinate with the snowy tree.
  • Homemade gingerbread men add a sweet touch to the family's Christmas tree. The silver embellishments, called dragées, are molded sugar coated with a food-safe metallic finish.
  • Favorite photos of the triplets printed onto photo transfer paper, then ironed onto cotton squares, create a quilt that the family will treasure for many years to come.
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