1. Be sure you’re logged into your Facebook account, then go to the About Timeline page by clicking here.
2. Get Timeline
At the bottom right of that page, click on “Get Timeline.” If you don’t want to edit anything and would like to publish it right away, scroll back to the top of that page and click “Publish Now” and you’re done. If you’d like to edit, go to the next step.
3. Scroll Down and Edit
Scroll down on your timeline and edit or remove any items you don’t want shown. Do that by holding your cursor over the upper right of an item you want to edit, and then click on the icon that looks like a pencil — it will have a label that reads Edit or Remove.
4. Make Changes
From the resulting drop-down list, you can change the date of the item, add a location, hide it from the timeline, delete the post altogether, or report it/mark it as spam..
5. Highlight and Expand Your Best Posts
If you’d like to “feature” any of the posts, click on the star icon to the left of that pencil icon, and that item will be expanded all the way across the page, made larger for all your friends to see.
6. Publish Now (or Wait until Dec. 22)
Once you’re satisfied with all the edits you’ve made, either scroll back to the top of your Timeline and click “Publish Now,” or do nothing and it’ll be automatically published on December 22, 2011.