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How To: Make a Christmas card using Cricut Winter Woodland

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a Christmas card using Cricut Winter Woodland. The card is 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches and it has a picture of a deer and the word "Joy". On page 56 you will find the picture of a deer. Cut it out at 4 1/2 inches and the word "Joy" is on page 78. Cut it out at 1 1/4 inch. Use the snow flake punch to cut out a snow flake. From "The Winter Matstack" choose a paper that has some snowflakes on it. Then you can cut out thin strips of some or...

How To: Make candy cane reindeer for Christmas

Make Christmas candy cane reindeer for this holiday season and impress your friends and family with your creative skills! For this project, you will need candy canes, rhinestones, googly eyes, pipe cleaners and a glue gun. Keltie Colleen from Mahalo gets in touch with her resourceful side and shows you how.

How To: Fold an origami Christmas tree ornament

Origami is simple and fun and our host proves that right off by displaying how little we actually need material wise, to make something unique and pretty. Just two swathes of patterned paper, put flush together and a paper clip. First folding your little construction into the shape of a tiny kite It gets very precise from there. Incorporating smaller and smaller folds, but with a close-up view and a step by step explanation, this video will ensure success. After creating your unique abstract ...

How To: Make Your Own Photo Snow Globe

As the holidays draw closer and closer, stores are getting more and more crowded, and of course, many have put off their Christmas shopping until the very last minute. Why not avoid the mall rush this holiday season and make a personalized do-it-yourself snow globe to gift to those closest to you? This is also a perfect opportunity to put of those cell phone photos that you've been snapping to use! What You'll Need

How To: Build Star Wars Christmas Tree Ornaments Out of LEGOs

LEGOs are more than just a toy for young children— it's an emerging art form combining photography, stop-motion (i.e., brickfilms), and imitative models that portray today's pop culture as it is. It's something visual culture analysts are sure to be studying over the next decade, and Chris McVeigh, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is sure to be studied for his LEGO mastery.

How To: Make a festive Christmas garland from fresh greenery

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a festive Christmas garland from fresh greenery. You will need: fresh greenery, wire cutters, floral wire, pruning clippers, and gloves to do this. The base should be made of holly, and then you can use different firs that you can find. You can arrange this garland however you wish, placing them onto the wire and then cutting the wire when everything is hooked together. The great thing about this is that you can be creative and use whatever kind of green...

How To: Make a Christmas wreath out of recycled materials

The old frame of the wreath of a previous year containing only two old ornaments is used. Placed on the frame are plastic bags from the grocery store . The bags were green in color however colored bags may be used for creativity . Fluff and fold the bags and wrap them around the frame. Nearly a dozen bags are used. A boy is made using two pieces of the same cloth of a complimenting color to that of the wreath, to form a bow. The bow is attached to wreath and placed on the outside part of a do...

How To: Hang a Christmas Wreath Without Damaging Your Door

Whether you choose to hang an authentic or artificial pine Christmas wreath on your door, or an entirely different type, like ones made of paper waste or even food, chances are you've spent a year or two struggling with how to keep your decor hanging. With one easy to apply, quick to remove trick, you can skip the shiny wreath holder and any further damage to your front door.

How To: Make a cotton ball Christmas Santa with your kids

This is a great activity for children to develop some fine motor skills. The blueprints of the Santa can be found on the website. Just print it out and depending on how young the children are they can cut out the Santa or you can cut out the Santa. With the Santa cut out glue him on a piece of construction paper so there is a border. Use some glue and place little dots all round the beard of Santa. Have the children separate the cottons balls from each other. Now the kids should place one cot...

How To: 5 Awesome DIY Christmas Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

There's nothing better than gulping down an ice cold beer to calm the senses and ease the mind. The holiday season can be very stressful as people scramble around trying to find the best gifts for friends and family. And we all know that gifts can be very hit or miss, but it's pretty hard to go wrong giving someone a nice bottle of whiskey or a nice selection of beers.

How To: Wire your Christmas lights to flash in time to music

Want to replicate that cool effect when you can watch Christmas lights flash in time to music? It's easy! You'll need a set of speakers, an outlet adapter, excess power cord, a solid state relay and, of course, Christmas lights! Once you've gotten all your project pieces assembled, follow this tutorial so you can wire them up to your music.

How To: 5 Weird & Easy Ways to Water Your Christmas Tree

Christmas trees, once decorated and brightly lit, are the penultimate holiday decoration, but authentic pines loose their brilliance fast if you're not giving them any nourishment. Plus, they are major fire hazards without regular hydration. However, watering one requires a lot of sliding around on the floor, and it can be hard to tell how much water is in the bowl beneath the dark, prickly branches. But these 5 hacks can help!

How To: Draw a Christmas tree on MS Paint

The first step in drawing a Christmas tree in Microsoft Paint is to open up the program and click on the line button on the left hand side of the toolbar. Start with where you want the top of your tree to be. Click and pull down the cursor about an inch and a half on a 45 degree angle. Click again. Now take the cursor and go to the right about an inch. Click again. Repeat three more times making each 45 degree angle line a little bit longer than the last. It should zigzag angling towards the ...

How To: Decorate your Christmas tree like a pro

In this tutorial, we learn how to decorate your Christmas tree like a pro. Before you do anything else, put something together that is going to look good that you can place in your tree. Put in different types of flowers, bushes, and garland to make a pretty piece to place inside of your tree. Once you do this, you can shape the branches in the tree around this, then continue to place the elements from the main piece all around the rest of the tree. Add in a long string of matching ornaments,...

How To: Don't Like Traditional Christmas Trees? Try Out One of These 7 Festive DIY Alternatives

The concept and structure of Christmas hasn't changed much since its inception. In its infancy, Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn (also held in December). The pagans had long worshiped trees (as did other historical cultures) and would bring them into their homes and decorate them, something that influenced our modern holiday decorations. While certain things such as gifts and ornaments have b...

How To: Draw and color a beautiful Christmas tree

Here's a neat little demonstration video on how to draw a Christmas tree using a pencil, an eraser and pen. This tree will be drawn with a more realistic looking drawing style, compared to the simplified abstract stack of triangles that people normally draw Christmas trees with. British children's author Shoo Rayner, writer and illustrator of over 200 books, shows you how.

How To: Make a Christmas centerpiece with evergreens & flowers

This video will help you to make a Christmas centerpiece with flowers and evergreens. The materials required are a plastic centerpiece tray, floral foam, two candles, two candle cups and wired wooden pegs. Flowers like red carnations, white cushion chrysanthemums, red and white pixie carnations and roses can be used for this arrangement. Evergreens used are cedar, pine, princess pine, and variegated holly. The foam is placed in water in the tray. The candle cups with the candles are placed in...

How To: Make Christmas ornaments from pine cones

Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Make a Christmas ornament from a pine cone by wrapping the top with wire, applying hot glue to the edges and sprinkling glitter over the entire thing for a winter effect. Add holly to the top of a pine cone ornament with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts.

How To: Wrap a Christmas present professionally

We totally get it if you're a present wrapping procrastinator. Thinking about what presents to get your friends and family is hard enough, and then actually going to the store and shopping around for them for hours on end is exhausting. By the time you have everything in front of you, the thought of wrapping them is just painful.

How To: Decorate your Christmas tree

This is a video tutorial in the Hosting & Entertaining category where you are going to learn how to decorate your Christmas tree with big impact using ribbon. You begin the process by fluffing. Choose two beautiful ribbons. Try different ribbon combinations like metallic and satin or velvet and harlequin. The ribbon must be wired. Make a simple loop and twist the ribbons together. Wrap one loop around one piece of the tree branch. Then make another loop on the ribbons and wrap it around anoth...

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