Wreaths traditionally go smack dab on your front door, but that doesn't mean you can't get a little creative with them. Turn a wreath into a table centerpiece by laying it down, sticking a candle in the center, and adorning the wreath with ornaments and ribbons.
Every Christmas tree needs a topper, but most of them are boring and generic. If you want something a little more unique, making it yourself is a great way to go, and a DIY Weeping Angel topper is a good twist on a classic, but not everyone is a Dr. Who fan.
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.
Diet Coke can be festive! After you drink all the Diet Coke, you can turn the empty cans into Christmas tree ornaments. Make sure you rinse all the cans and take the tabs off, and you'll also need a very sharp knife. Make soda cans into something cool!
The holiday season is here, and most people have already started counting down. Advent calendars are a very traditional way to keep track of how many days are left, but most of the ones you see are either boring, made for little kids, or just plain ugly.
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.
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...
Make some candy Christmas trees as decorations this holiday season! All you need is some Styrofoam cups and a collection of your favorite Christmas candies, like gumdrops or peppermints. You can use hot glue to attach the candies, or toothpicks if you want to eat them later.
Got an empty bathroom tissue roll? Then you've got a gorgeous ornament for only a few pennies.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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...
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.
Decorating for the holidays can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work if you let it get out of hand. Keep it simple and try and use as many things as you have around the garden, like tomato cages.
Ashamed that you gave into the convenience of an artificial tree? Fool people into thinking you chopped it down yourself. You need an artificial tree, pinecones or sprigs of pine, and an aerosol can or satchel of pine or evergreen scent. Tip: Use natural decorations!
The days leading up to Christmas are arguably the most exciting days of the year, as they're filled with Christmas present shopping, baking Christmas cookies, and decorating ye olde Christmas tree and the house. Start a new tradition this year by counting down to Christmas with an advent calender.
Whether you want to admit it or not, children tend to derive the most joy from the holidays during their Christmas present opening feeding frenzy. But if you want to engage them in something other than, well, greed, this holiday season, teach them the joy of crafting by making this origami Santa Claus.
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 ...
Start by fluffing your Christmas tree to make it look fuller, and then string on the lights (use one hundred lights per foot in height of your tree). Then weave some ribbon through the branches of your tree. Beautiful and festive!
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...
Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! To make a Christmas ornament from cinnamon sticks, wrap a bundle of them with sparkly star wire, thread ribbon through the wire and tie a bow at the top. Create ornaments from simple materials with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts.
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?
If you feel your Christmas tree looks naked without some fancy schmancy star or topper on the highest of its boughs, then this pretty Christmas tree bow topper project is perfect for you.
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.
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.
No, not Charlton Heston. The only pudding he ever made was steak and kidney. I'm talking about Heston Blumenthal, world famous chef and pudding lover, and the man behind the "Heston"— a plum pudding with an orange hidden within, brought to you by Waitrose (see video below).
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.
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...
In this great, short video, you'll learn how to make plastic cup Christmas ornaments that are great for children! All you need is some plastic cups, an oven, and some permanent markers! Just don't leave those cups in the oven for too long!
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.
Make every Christmas a personalized one. This tutorial shows you how to start with some basic clear glass ball ornaments, and then add a few different modifications, decorations and crafts to turn them into your own personal Christmas tree ornaments.
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.
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.
Have a green Christmas this year! Instead of buying more mass produced holidy decorations, make your own! This short video shows you how to make your own Christmas garland of tiny stars using recycled paper. Any festive color will do for these stars!
Here's your chance to get creative during the holidays, especially if you're a "DIY" person. Why buy a small Christmas Tree for your desk when you can make your own for a fraction of the price and have fun as well. For further instructions refer to the video tutorial. Merry Christmas!!!
Learn how to make a gold angel for the top of your Christmas tree in this free holiday crafts video from a Christmas ornaments expert.
Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! To make a candy cane Christmas tree ornament, wrap red and green pipe cleaners around criss-crossed candy canes, curl the ends of the pipe cleaners and glue small bells to the front. Hang up a handmade candy cane ornament by one of the candy hooks with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts.