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How To: Make a reindeer Christmas hat

When the weather outside is frightful, we have a holiday hat your kids will actually want to wear. This video shows how to make a beautiful reindeer hat. Your child will lead the pack in true Rudolph style with this cap whose fanciful antlers are made from a pair of basic knit gloves. This is a fun Christmas craft project! Make it with your kids at their holiday party.

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: 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...

How To: Make a scallop Christmas tree card with Stampin' Up!

Dawn from "Stampin' Up" shows how to make an adorable Christmas card. She uses cardstock and several shapes to create this cute Christmas tree. A scallop circle hole-punch makes this craft a breeze - you could easily make enough of these cards for everyone on your list. A triangular base and six or seven scallop punches cut into quarters are all that is needed for the body of the tree. A star punch and some small circle punches bring this little tree to life. Your friends and family will want...

How To: Make a Christmas tree skirt

Looking to make this Christmas a DIY Christmas? Why not make your own Christmas tree skirt, customized to fit your personality and home decor! Nothing says it’s Christmas like a beautiful Christmas tree. Now you can decorate the area below with a handmade Christmas tree skirt that you can be proud of.

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: Decorate a Christmas cake with choir boys

This cake decorating how-to video goes over how to create a unique and spectacularly decorated Christmas cake. Follow along and learn how to make a scene of handmade choir boys on your cake using regal ice from a craft shop. Regal icing is very versatile, don't just decorate your cake with choir boys made out of icing. Get creative and add more to your cake.

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: 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 USB Christmas lights

This video covers the steps for creating USB Christmas lights. Take battery powered Christmas lights and convert them to USB powered to decorate your office. Take apart the battery casing. You have to rewire this. You also need to cut open a USB cord and do some soldering.

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: Make your own retro tinsel Christmas tree

Save the trees! Have a few extra wire hangers hanging around? Make your own retro Christmas tree for your next holiday season out of old hangers, wiring, and shiny tinsel. With help from ThreadBanger's Decor It Yourself, your new Christmas tree will be done in no time, standing tall and eco-proud!

How To: Origami a dove & turn it into a Christmas ornament

This origami video shows how to make a simple dove-like bird. I then go on to show you how to turn it into a hanging decoration. This would be great as a Christmas tree ornament or some other holiday decoration to represent peace. This simple project is a great holiday craft. All you need is paper, your hands, and origami skills! Voila! A custom holiday decoration.

How To: Make a Christmas table centerpiece from an antler

Danielle Proud shows you how to make a beautiful Christmas table centerpiece for your Christmas dinner! Your guests will be amazed at how incredible your table looks. This amazing display catches light and looks simply magical. All you need is an old pair of deer or elk antlers, some sticky-backed crystals, and a little time and creativity! First, take your antlers and sand them until they are smooth and the color you like. Then, take different sized crystals, even different colors if you pre...

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 a Christmas lantern decoration

In this video, learn how to make a Christmas paper lantern decoration perfect for the next holiday season! Include this festive addition to your next Christmas gathering and show off your do it yourself Xmas spirit to your guests! You can use any paper suitable to your tastes, including beautiful foil papers, newspaper (which can be spray painted) or felt papers.