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How To: Crochet a miniature holiday Christmas tree

Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a miniature holiday Christmas tree. Use any type of thread and crochet needle to complete this project. You will also need a tapestry needle to sew the Christmas tree into a hanging ornament. Add small embellishments with red yarn to create the illusion of tiny crocheted Christmas lights.

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: Craft quilled Christmas decorations

In this tutorial, we learn how to craft quilled Christmas decorations. First, you will need to take paper and cut it into thin strips that are all the same size. After you do this, you will need to take a think stick and wrap the paper around it all in the same place. Once finished, you will need to take this circle of rolled paper and place it into a stencil that has a bunch of circles on it. Shape these circles into teardrops and then glue them together with other pieces to shape into a sno...

How To: Make a Christmas tree from sheets of rolled newspaper

This video demonstrates how to make a christmas tree out of newspaper. The author suggests that you start with 3 full sheets of newspaper and have scissors and scotch tape ready to use. Begin the tree making process by rolling the newspaper tightly and then using the scissors to create multiple cuts on one end of the roll. After doing so the newspaper roll should achieve a frayed look on one end. Pull on the frayed side to elongate the other newspaper that was rolled inside previously and the...

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 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: Booby Trap a Christmas Gift

Although Christmas is not a time for pranks and booby traps, but rather quality time with the family, why not have a little fun at the expense of your loved ones? Here's a simple yet effective way to booby trap a Christmas gift. You'll need the help of a balloon, but the end result will be hilarious. Just wait until Christmas morning and everyone is eager to open their presents. That's when the fun begins. Merry Christmas!!!!

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 a Christmas card wreath

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.

How To: Make a miniature Christmas wreath

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...

How To: Create a simple Christmas card using Cricut

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a simple Christmas card using Cricut. First, you will need to take your card stock and fold it in half to create your basic card, pushing hard on the crease. After this, place a green holiday print on top of the front of the card and adhere it down. Next, cut out a bell shape outline, then cut out a piece of white paper in the same shape. Apply the white paper down first, then place the bell frame over the top of it. Push down a stamp sentiment on the ...

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 paper Christmas tree with kirigami

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper Christmas tree. Start out with a square piece of paper, then fold corner to corner and open it, then fold it on the opposite corners and open it. Now, turn it over and fold it side to side on both sides. Now, the paper will automatically fold into it's shape because of the creases you made. Now take each of the four flaps and flatten them out with your finger. After this, cut your trunk out of your tree at the bottom, then cut slits on the side o...

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 a mini dollhouse Christmas tree angel orgnament

In this demonstration garden of imagination shows how to make a doll house Christmas tree angel topper ,which is less expensive and easy to be made at home .First she inserts a round bead in an eye pin which is for the crown of the angel and followed by crystal ball .after that small glass wings are inserted and then followed by a flower crystal which will be inserted upside down so it will look like an angel skirt and then inserts a bottom of an earring for the base and fixes tightly as it s...

How To: Make Hershey's Kisses candy mice for Christmas

"Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse." Some mice will be stirring this holiday in your house when you make these adorable Hershey's Kisses candy mice. Bite-sized and really damn cute, don't be surprised if none are there for Santa when he comes swooping down the chimney.

How To: Make a Cheap Desk Christmas Tree!

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!!!

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: 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 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: Make a homemade Christmas vine wreath

Get creative this holiday season and make your own Christmas wreaths! Stop buying Christmas decorations when you can make these items the DIY way: Yourself! In this video, watch as one crafty person demonstrates how to make a homemade Christmas wreath with vines and other materials from a backyard for no cost!

How To: Decorate a poinsettia design Christmas cake

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!

How To: Make christmas trees from a tomato plant cage

John White, Dona Ana County Extension Agent, Teddi Peters, Master Gardener, and Southwest Yard and Garden demonstrate how to make a Christmas tree from a tomato plant cage for the holidays. The cage will already have a tree like form. Attach electrical tape around the prongs. Then, starting at the top, twist green holiday garland around the cage. Soon you will have something that looks like a tree. Add ornaments and Christmas lights to decorate your tree. You can use your new tree inside or t...