Gingerbread Decorating Lynda Reeves and House & Home production manager Bonnie Cook demonstrate how to decorate gingerbread people with a tasty vanilla glaze [recipe](http://www.houseandhome.com/food/recipes/vanilla-cookie-glaze-recipe)...
Catch the holiday spirit as House & Home editor-in-chief Suzanne Dimma opens up her fashionably festive home and shares family memories. Discover three charming DIY Christmas tree alternatives — perfect for small spaces — including a miniature tree, a magnolia arrangement and chic birch poles with twinkle lights. Plus, Lynda Reeves shares her friend’s [Mexican Wedding Balls recipe](http://www.houseandhome.com/food/recipes/mexican-wedding-balls-recipe) — shortbread-style holiday cookies with a sweet cherry inside. Bake these up to serve at seasonal events or to give as Christmas gifts.
**Miniature Tree Supplies**
* Miniature artificial tree
* Burlap or Fabric
* Small scale ornaments
**Magnolia Arrangement Supplies**
* Cylindrical vase
* Magnolia branches
* Branches with red berries
**Wrapped Birch Poles Supplies**
* Birch branches/poles
* White C7 sized Christmas lights cord – [Studio Specialties](www.studiospecialties.ca)
* Variety of colours and shapes of C7 sized bulbs
* Staple gun