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.
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.
Finally purchased a tree from the tree lot but in serious lack of pretty ornaments? Not a problem. You can make a bundle of these Finish 8-pointed star ornaments quickly, and they look quite impressive.
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...
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...
Greeting cards. Everyone hates buying them, they're way overpriced, and the majority of them go right in the trash after they're opened. So why do we still buy them?
Christmas is The holiday of the year for many bakers, as the festive occasion offers more than enough excuses to bring out their best cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and yummy desserts. All red and green and Christmas-themed, of course. Christmas allows those creative juices to flow, but offers up very specific icons to work with.
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!
Show your Christmas spirit with an awesome decorative cake that will make anyone with any ounce of Martha Stewart in them, drool. In this two-part video, learn how to ice and decorate the cake to make a poinsettia flower Christmas design. Flaunt your creative skills with the best Christmas cake on the block!
Don't spend all your hard-earned money on store-bought Christmas decorations this year. Spend it on cheap paper and make your own Christmas decorations, like this origami snowflake.
Looking for something to do with all of those old books you have? If you have a bunch of old novels or textbooks collecting dust in your home, have a look at this video.
A little fondant and royal icing can go a long way to transform an ordinary cookie into something truly spectacular. At no time is this more true than Christmas, when cookies magically evolve into spectacular creations of snowflakes, Christmas trees, and gingerbread men.
In this video, you'll learn how to create and decorate a miniature boxwood Christmas tree. It's a fun and easy project you can do with your kids for the holidays. All you need are a few branches from a boxwood bush and some decorative materials to get started!
Got fudgy fingers that never succeed at tying anything properly? Well, this video's for you. Watch, and follow along as you're shown the right way to tie a Christmas bow. Your Christmas gifts and presents will be the prettiest ones around.
How to wrap your presents in Furoshiki (cloth) to avoid using wrapping paper. Unlike wrapping paper (which usually can't be recycled) Furoshiki can be used again and again. This is an eco-friendly Christmas solution that comes from folding techniques used in Japanese art similar to origami.
Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! A Christmas card wreath is a great way to display holiday greeting cards, and it is made by gluing overlapping cards into a circle and adorning it with a ribbon bow and trinkets. Make decorative use of holiday greeting cards with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts.
The equipment that you need is pliers, beads, beading wire, tinsel, some miniature flowers and a plain wreath. Twist a section of beads onto the wire, 5 beads make a nice grouping. Twist the 5 beads onto a single wire to make a bunch. Make enough bunches to cover the wreath. Fold a piece of tinsel between your fingers. Wrap the beading wire around the tinsel to hold it firm. Fluff the tinsel to give it some depth. Wrap the bead bunches and tinsel wraps around the wreath. Wrap the miniature pa...
Time is running out. Christmas is almost here, and you still haven't worked your way through that holiday shopping list yet. But don't worry, there's hope yet— thanks to social buying websites like Groupon, LivingSocial, SocialBuy, Eversave, Tippr and BuyWithMe.
It may finally be dying down a bit, but there are still plenty of cat lovers addicted to Grumpy Cat, who has surpassed her internet meme stardom to move onto books, calendars, and even a soon-to-be film. For those of you who just can't get enough of the crotchety-faced Tardar Sauce, make this Christmas a Grumpy Christmas with this free printable paper ornament of Grumpy Cat.
Does your desk need some holiday flare? Do you have an extra USB port on your computer? Then check this out. This video will show you how to make a USB-powered Christmas light set that will spruce up your desk and not require an outlet.
Make a fun and inviting Christmas wreath this holiday season and impress your friends and family with your creative skills! For this project, you will need a pre-made wreath, wire edged ribbon, glue gun, scissors, and additional accoutrements like decorative berries and cinammon sticks.Keltie Colleen from Mahalo gets in touch with her resourceful side and shows you how.
It's the most eco-friendly way to decorate a tree this holiday season - an e-tree! The iPhone or iPod Touch app Christmas Delight lets you pick out your tree and then decorate it however you want. When you're done, turn it into an e-card for friends and family!
It's time for the holidays, and you're full of Christmas cheer, all ready to make some homemade decorations. Well, get out your modeling sugar and check out these two video tutorials on how to make a snowman and Christmas tree with modeling sugar paste.
You can use ribbon as a tree decoration! This tutorial shows you how to take a spool of wide ribbon (use wired ribbon for best results) and use it to create a unique and eye catching holiday decoration for your Christmas tree.
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.
You've got the basic recipe. Now learn all the different ways you can decorate those holiday sugar cookies like a pro.
Now that Thanksgiving is less than a week away, the holiday season is in full swing. And that means you're probably busier than ever, what with all the decorating, cookie baking, and present buying and wrapping.
This is a fun and easy project you can do in an afternoon. Why spend money on expensive ornaments when you can go green to decorate your Christmas tree this year? All you need is some festive paper and thread.
Want to be more like Carson Williams this Christmas? Well, that means having a highly decorated house, full of Christmas lights and other holiday decorations, but that's not all... having your Christmas lights synchronized with your favorite holiday jingle or Yuletide tune is the key.
Fed up with your boring ol' traditional holiday wreath? Ditch the greenery and go extra festive this year with this felt ball wreath HowTo, courtesy of Norwegian craft blog Pickles.
With gumpaste, anything is possible in the cake world. Gumpaste allows a cakemaker to mold intricate parts and cake accessories of all shapes, sizes, and theme. In this two-part cake decorating tutorial, learn how to make an adorable little Santa Claus using gumpaste for the perfect Christmas themed cake. Impress your next Christmas party with a stylish cake that's both delicious & creative.
This video shows you how to turn your napkin into a star for a perfect Christmas table. It is as simple as napkin origami. Make a pretty napkin origami star for your table next holiday season.
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.
Christmas sweaters are one of those anomalies that everyone complains about, yet so many are sold every year that someone has to like them (kind of like fruitcake). Whether you're keeping tradition for tradition's sake, or secretly you actually enjoy ugly sweaters (we won't tell anyone), why not at least make this year one to remember?
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...how beautiful would a Christmas tree be, though, without any ornaments? If you've finally hit the tree lot and picked out the perfect grand fir, make sure it shines bright by decorating it with several of these intricate lacy snowflake decorations.
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...
Imagine this: You're bored at family Christmas dinner and you need something to keep you from falling asleep. Nothing a little origami won't fix! In this video, learn how to fold a napkin into a Christmas tree!
Have your Christmas tree up finally but have very little time to adorn it? Not a problem. Instead of resorting to those cheap shatterproof ornaments you can get at any drugstore, put a more homespun - and beautiful - touch on your tree this year by crafting your own ornaments. Check out this video to learn how to make paper flower ornaments.
You can take a carton of plain glass (or plastic) Christmas ornaments and then add your own personal touch as a gift or holiday decoration. Fill the large globes with things like garlands or tinsel, and or add paint and glitter to others.
Death to sticky bows! You can learn how to tie your own christmas bows on your presents this year. Watch this video for the proper technique on tying a ribbon around a present, curling the ribbon and tying a flawless bow. These gift wrapping tips will help you this Christmas.