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How To: Make styrofoam and fabric Christmas ornaments

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Styrofoam and fabric Christmas ornaments. First, shape the Styrofoam into a ball and then grab the fabric you want to place around it. Place the ball into the fabric, then tie it at the top with a ribbon and some string. After this, you will be able to decorate the fabric with bows and glitter, whatever you want to use. You can attach a hook to the string in the middle if you would like to hang this on a string. Be as creative as you would like, just mak...

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: 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: Spruce Up a Boring Christmas Tree with This Cheap, One-Ingredient Flocking (AKA Fake Snow)

Winter weather always looks so pretty on postcards. A blanket of fluffy white snow, icicles hanging from the trees, little woodland creatures scampering about...it's like a picture straight out of a storybook. But in the real world, after a day or two it usually looks more like this: If you want the beauty of freshly fallen snow without dealing with any grey slush or shoveling, artificial snow (aka flocking) is the way to go—especially when it comes to decorating your tree. You can always buy...

How To: Make a giant holiday wreath for Christmas

Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Making a giant holiday wreath involves gluing a large ribbon bow to the top of a wreath, gluing down small presents, holly sprigs and trinkets and wrapping the excess ribbon around the greenery. Create a large Christmas wreath, adding any items that go with the holiday spirit, with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts.

How To: Geekify Your Christmas Tree with This Dr. Who 'Weeping Angel' Tree Topper

So you've chosen the ideal Christmas tree for your place and decorated it so that it's mathematically perfect, but something's missing. It's not quite complete without a topper, but all of the traditional ones are soooo boring. What's a geek to do? If you're a fan of the newer Doctor Who show, Cynthia has the perfect solution for you with her DIY Weeping Angel tree topper, which you can make out of an old Barbie doll, some modeling clay, a plastic bottle, and spray paint. The first step in th...

How To: Do a handprint Christmas project with your kids

In this Family video tutorial you will learn how to do a handprint Christmas project with your kids. Paint your kid’s hand with a thick layer of white paint, place it over green construction paper, press it and gently lift it. If the child doesn’t like painting of the hand, you can cut out the outline on white construction paper and paste it on green paper. After the paint is dry, dip a finger of the child in black paint and put an impression on the hand print for Santa’s mouth. Then dip the ...

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 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 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: Make mini Christmas wreaths out of pipe cleaners

How to make mini Christmas wreaths out of pipe cleanersIn this video we are about to see how to make mini Christmas wreaths out of pipe cleaners. To start with we get colors of pipe cleaners. Now take them of equal length and twists their ends together so that they don’t come off. Start braiding from the attached ends. The art of braiding is very easy. Just take the middle over the left and the middle over the right. Repeat the process till the end of the pipe cleaners. Leave out a small port...

How To: Create a raffia angel christmas ornament

This learning how to make a raffia angel. Once completed they can be used for gifts or a decoration on a Christmas tree. Supplies needed are: pipe cleaner, glue sticks/glue gun, scissors, wire cutters, pliers and embellishments. Wrap raffia around twice. Tie off, and leave some string to hang the angel. Cut a small part of the bottom until the ends are even. Gather a few strands on either side and braid them to make the arms. Tie these off with a piece of raffia. Put a dot of hot glue in the ...

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 Christmas ornaments from CDs

This video from Educational Art Institute shows us how to repurpose old CDs for use as Christmas ornaments. There are many different ways to do this. One idea is to use glue applied onto the CD in any pattern or design and add one or more colors of glitter. If you don't like the mess of glitter, then glitter glue is a great alternative. They come in many different colors and are easy to apply. In both of the above cases you can also add sequins for more decoration. If you are going to decorat...

How To: Make a glitter Christmas ornament

Here is a tutorial about how to turn a normal glass bulb into a glittery Christmas ornament. Make beautiful glass ornaments with clear glass bulbs (you can buy this at any craft store), glitter and reinker. All you need are the previous materials, a funnel and a paper towel. This is a cheap and easy way to make beautiful ornaments for Christmas. Fun holiday craft!

How To: Make a Santa face Christmas craft

Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Making a Santa Claus face involves gluing different colored poms together for the head, beard and hat, gluing googly eyes to the face and decorating the hat with smaller white poms. Create a crafty Santa Claus face with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts.

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.

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