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How To : Make a cute and cheeky "ugly" Christmas sweater

Well this certainly isn't your grandma's woolen reindeer sweater. While all of us dread getting the handmade clothing item during the holidays, you certainly won't dread wearing this cheeky and ugly - though ugly in a good, cute way - Christmas sweater. Emblazon the sweater w ...more

How To : Make a woven origami star for Christmas

The treetop isn't the only place where you should place a Christmas star. Make your entire Christmas tree shine bright this holiday season by crafting this dual-colored woven origami star. Attach it to a string to turn it into a Christmas ornament that can be brought out year ...more

How To : Fold a Christmas ornament out of origami paper

This isn't quite origami, since you will need some kind of tape or glue to hold it together, but this will still make a lovely Christmas star ornament you can hang on the tree! Better yet, Post It Notes are perfect for making these origami stars.

How To : Do a retro Christmas makeup look with MakeupGeek

This beauty video demonstrates how to do a retro Christmas makeup look . Marlena, aka MakeupGeek, is a freelance makeup artist living in Michigan. Marlena says "Makeup isn’t just paint for the face, something to cover blemishes, or even something fun to do in my spare time- i ...more

How To : Host your first Christmas dinner

Hosting your first holiday dinner? These tips & tricks will help you pull together a fabulous party without losing your holiday spirit or mind! You Will Need: • Adequate seating and tableware • All the family's favorite foods • Christmas ornaments or bunches of red and gre ...more

News : 5 Bourbon-Spiked Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas just wouldn't be the same without cookies. Besides the gifts, it's the one thing that keeps the family (not to mention Santa) coming back each year. As with any family gathering, there's bound to be some chaos this holiday season, but as long as you've got a good sup ...more

How To : Decorate a Christmas cake

Sue McMahon, Cookery Editor of Womens Weekly, shows how to decorate your Christmas cake, in this video. She begins by turning over a rich plum cake to have a smooth surface for the decoration. Next, she pours some brandy over the cake to moisten it. She uses apricot glaze and ...more

News : Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: Christmas Chaos

If you take two flat mirrors and place them front to back and look at them, you can see an infinite number of reflections. While this is a self-replicating pattern and can be somewhat mesmerizing, it isn't anywhere as interesting as looking at the chaotic scattering of light t ...more

How To : Hang a Christmas Wreath Without Damaging Your Door

Whether you choose to hang an authentic or artificial pine Christmas wreath on your door, or an entirely different type, like ones made of paper waste or even food, chances are you've spent a year or two struggling with how to keep your decor hanging. With one easy to apply, q ...more

How To : Recycle Christmas cards into Christmas crafts

Don’t throw out those beautiful holiday cards you received! Recycle them into something useful. You will need: Christmas cards scissors or a paper cutter glue cardboard ribbon or string potpurri You can recycle your Christmas cards into Christmas postcards, gift cards, napk ...more

How To : Fold a simple open top Japanese origami gift box

With Christmas just around the corner, it's prime time to start thinking about what gifts you're going to get, as well as how to wrap them. Even a fancy schmancy iPad isn't going to look all that appealing if haphazardly wrapped in 5-year-old Rudolph wrapping paper, right? Gi ...more

How To : Make Holiday Decorating Easier with a Glue Gun

You've probably tried just about every method of hanging your holiday decorations: nails, thumbtacks, sticky hooks, and, in desperation, even tape. Each method can leave a host of complications when removed, though, from chipping paint to visible holes. Your holiday adornment ...more

How To : Craft a turkey greeting card for Thanksgiving

We know that Thanksgiving isn't the likeliest of holidays on which to send greeting cards. With Christmas in such close promixity, Thanksgiving usually gets relagated to being solely a food holiday where the turkey is the main attraction. But why not light up your friend's fa ...more

iPhone Text Bomb Your Friends : The Ultimate SMS Prank

The very first text message was sent on December 3rd, 1992 by Neil Papworth, an engineer for Vodafone, and it simply said "Merry Christmas." He may have jumped the gun on the whole Christmas thing, but you trying coming up with the first text message in history! Today, there ...more

News : DIY Papercraft Architecture with Lighting

This is probably the least "Mathy" thing I will ever post. In my opinion, it's impossible to have architecture that isn't mathematical in some sense, so I am posting it anyway. Two years ago, I made a papercraft version of a cathedral in Christchurch New Zealand (It was severe ...more

News : What's More Eco? Fake or Fir?

Think you're more green by going artificial? Think again. The New York Times reports that the most definitive study shows you would have to use your artificial tree for 20 years before it has less impact on the environment than a real tree. "'You’re not doing any harm by cutt ...more

How To : Make holiday hershey's kiss chocolate mice cookies

Your mice (not to mention little ones with a sugar craving) will be stirring the night before Christmas with these irresistable mouse cookies made from oreo cookies, hershey's kisses, maraschino cherries, and a bunch of other chocolatey goodies. While finding mouse around you ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Make a beautiful Christmas advent calendar

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 wit ...more

How To : Make your own decorative Christmas wreath

Of all of the different Christmas decorations, the Christmas wreath is one of the most well-known and inviting. While you can find many different Christmas wreaths available online, there's something special about knowing that you made your own, and if you want to make an even ...more

How To : Play Vince Guaraldi 's "Christmas Time Is Here"

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play the Christmas classic "Christmas Time is Here" by Vince Guaraldi on piano. This helpful how-to video contains detailed instructions that are great for beginner pianists who have some knowledge of music theory. You'll be play ...more

How To : Watch Christmas movies for free online

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. Take a breath and pencil in an hour or two to yourself - or with ...more

How To : Decorate a festive Christmas tree cupcake

Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, how delicious are your branches...and ornaments...and crowning star. Of course, we're not talking about any old Christmas tree here, but rather a cupcake decorated to look like one! It's really much simpler than you think. Take a look at ...more

How To : Create a delicious Christmas candy centerpiece

Kids and former kids all grew up dreaming about perfect Christmases filled with snow, toys, and of course, Christmas cookies and treats! Christmas is not Christmas without a sprinkling of holiday goodies like cookies, candies, and pastries. So create your own versin of a wint ...more

How To : Make festive gingerbread cupcakes for Christmas

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without the spicy, warm aromatic smell of cookies and gingerbread-scented cupcakes baking in the oven. Along with the scent of pine needles on your Christmas tree and freshly fallen snow, festive baked goods instantly propel our senses into ...more

How To : Make a 3D origami Christmas star

Almost Christmas... so time to make this 3-D origami Christmas star! If you still can't make the origami Christmas star after watching this video you'd better focus on completing about 1000 cranes first... With origami, practice makes perfect.Merry Christmas to all you origami ...more

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