2012 Holiday Crafts Contest

Holiday Crafts Contest winner

(Jonathan Newton / THE WASHINGTON POST)

Rachel Yang’s book for collecting children’s letters to Santa Claus wins this year’s contest.

Meet the Judges

Jura Koncius

Jura Koncius, a staff reporter and home expert, helps you choose everything from paint type to the best designer fabrics at a discount.

Nicholas Bell

Nicholas Bell is a curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and organizer of the museum’s “40 Under 40: Craft Futures” exhibition.

Liz Seymour

As editor of the Local Living section, Liz Seymour keeps a close eye on the latest home design trends in the Washington area and nationally.

Holiday decorating advice

Decor-taining for the holidays

Decor-taining for the holidays

As entertaining season begins, it’s time to spruce up your dining room and plan your menu.

Trees chic crafts tips

Trees chic crafts tips

Jill Yutan, whose 13 needle-felted trees won The Post’s Craft Contest in 2010, shares her advice.

Get organized before the holidays

Get organized before the holidays

We offer our best organizing tips to decrease the stress and mess this holiday season.

Memories stitched togther

Memories stitched togther

Stitch DC founder Marie Connolly talks handmade holiday gifts and the best age for kids to start crafting.