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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: 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: Hang garlands and tinsel on a Christmas tree

Master the art—and it is an art—of hanging garlands and tinsel on your Christmas tree. You will need garlands and tinsel, craft wire, ribbon and a step ladder. Tip: Follow the six-six rule: Don't hang more than six strands per branch, and leave about six inches of space between tinsel decorated branches.

How To: Make craft foam Christmas ornaments

Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Making Christmas ornaments out of craft foam is easy by cutting out tree or wreath shapes and gluing down holly, bows and mini ornaments, all cut out of foam. Use craft foam to make simple Christmas ornaments with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts.

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: 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: 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 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: Make a Christmas countdown chain with your kids

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Christmas countdown chain. The materials required for this craft are: construction paper, paper cut into small circles, glue and marker (optional). Begin by cutting the green and red construction paper into even strips. Users may choose to write out the numbers or print them out onto paper. Then cut out the numbers into small circles and glue them in the middle of the strips. Alternate the color of the strips each day. Then put the edges of ...

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: Hang indoor Christmas lights

A presenter from The Home Depot gives you several tips and professional secrets on how to hang your indoor Christmas lights making this tricky process a little bit easier. She takes you through the selection of lights, planning and the installation of lights.

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...