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 t ...more
Hanging Christmas Tree Ornaments
One of the more enjoyable parts of Christmas (other than opening gifts of course) is going out to find the perfect tree, struggle bringing it into the house, and decorating it. As the years went by, I realized that our tree looked exactly like every other tree in the neighborh ...more
This unique hand made decor can be used as a Christmas Tree ornament. They look lovely hanging in a window, or on a door. This Macrame pattern is flexible and you can make it in different sizes. Watch the video to see how to make it yourself. Video: .
Origami is simple and fun and our host proves that right off by displaying how little we actually need material wise, to make something unique and pretty. Just two swathes of patterned paper, put flush together and a paper clip. First folding your little construction into the ...more
Learn how to make a beautiful Christmas tree bauble ornament. Step 1. Gather your materials. Step 2. Cut two sheets of tissue paper in half at an angle. Step 3. Cut a length of curling ribbon. Step 4. Wrap the ball. Step 5. Tie up the gatherered paper with your piece of curli ...more
LEGOs are more than just a toy for young children— it's an emerging art form combining photography, stop-motion (i.e., brickfilms), and imitative models that portray today's pop culture as it is. It's something visual culture analysts are sure to be studying over the next deca ...more
Decorate your Christmas tree with wire this year! You don't need much - just some 16 gauge wire, a little 26 gauge wire, various pliers (like needle nose and round nose), colored beads and a good surface to hammer your wire on.
Sonnet with thecheapmoms.com gives a step by step demonstration in making Spicy Applesauce Ornaments. Fun for the kids and great gifts for the holidays. Spice up your Christmas tree!
This is a great craft project that you can use to make cute and festive Christmas ornaments out of polymer clay. You will also need cookie cutters, sanding paper, rubber stamps, a wavy blade, a straight blade, some makeup powders and acrylic paints.
Heidi demonstrates how to make a great holiday gift with your childs handprint. Great fun for the kids and a great gift idea. Easy way to add a personal touch to your Christmas tree.
In this video series, learn all about collecting those treasured Christmas tree ornaments. These unique objects remind us of some of the best times we have all year; and they come in so many colors, shapes, and sizes that they offer a world of collecting potential to the ornam ...more
Decorating your Christmas tree does not have to be an expensive ordeal. You can easily make personalized, unique ornaments for your tree by using things lying around your home, like toilet paper tubes, paper towels, wine corks, old newspapers, CDs (remember those?), plastic wa ...more
Photo ornaments are one of the cutest ways you can celebrate family love on Christmas, and they're also really cheap. Watch this video to learn how you can turn any photo into a photo ornament that can be presented to any member of the family.
One of the most annoying things about the holiday season is that it's almost impossible to make it through without at least one ornament falling off the tree and shattering. Even if you give the cat its own "special room" for the whole month, something is bound to happen. Rath ...more
'Tis the season for Christmas tree decorations and everybody's favorite board game— SCRABBLE! Okay, that was too ebullient on my part. I have to admit, as much as I love a good game of holiday Scrabble, I consider myself to be somewhat of a Christmas grinch. At least, when i ...more
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 y ...more
Cute Macrame Angel - decoration for Christmas Tree. Handmade ornament ideas. Can be used as a keychain. Video: . They look lovely on the Christmas tree, hanging in a window, on a door or in a row from the mantelpiece. This Macrame pattern is flexible in that you can make it di ...more
This video guide will help you to fold your own hanging origami crane ornaments to hang on a Christmas tree or in your windows. Perfect for beginners. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own fold ...more
Decorate your Christmas tree with duct tape! This tutorial shows you how to take two different colors of duct tape and turn it into a circular ornament for your Christmas tree. You'll also need a little bit of wire to hang it.
These are step-by-step instructions on how to fold a Japanese paper ball (Kusudama). These are very cool origami decorations and can be hung all around the house, and these paper balls are also an excellent decorations or Christmas tree ornaments. This modular origami model re ...more
Today you will learn how to make two different Christmas ornaments that you can hang from your Christmas tree. You will need decorative stamps, decorative hole punch, rubber stamp ink pad, styrofoam bowls, fake flowers, acrylic paint, ribbon and clips for hanging. This is a fu ...more
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.
The concept and structure of Christmas hasn't changed much since its inception. In its infancy, Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn (also held in December). The pagans had long w ...more
Edible decorations are the best kind of decorations—not only do they look good, they also serve a purpose. An edible centerpiece is a great way to entertain your guests and gives them something to tide them over while you're cooking if you're serving food. That's why this gas ...more
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. ...more
So we have to admit something. We're not entirely sure what this project is. It looks like one of those Sweedish straw ornaments you hang on the tree during Christmas, but then again it could also just be an abstract representation of the sun. Either way, we think it looks pr ...more
Save money on your Christmas decor this year by making your own Christmas ornaments! Create elegant decorations for almost no money at all by quilling Christmas snowflakes. All you need is a little bit of glue and plain printer paper. Attach a string to hang it up on your tre ...more
Some people put up their holiday decorations as soon as Thanksgiving is over. Some wait until Christmas Eve. Right now, the only thing in my whole apartment that would tip you off is a tiny little fake tree on the counter. I've been planning on decorating all month, but I have ...more
In honor of the new Astronomy World, I thought we should look at a few planetary icosahedrons. The icosahedron is the most round of the Platonic solids with twenty faces, thus has the smallest dihedral angles. This allows it to unfold into a flat map with a reasonably acceptab ...more
It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Since two of these posts were on polyhedral versions of M.C. Escher's tessellations, I thought we'd take a look at building a simple tes ...more
Last Thursday's post demonstrated how to Make Yin-Yang Pillow boxes, which were based on equilateral triangles and squares. The units for making these boxes were created by Phillip Chapman-Bell, who runs an amazing origami blog and has a spectacular flickr photostream. Using t ...more
Christmas is just around the corner, which means holiday wreaths are decorating many doors across the nation. While we're always fans of a practical DIY, we especially love the edible kind, which are great for last-minute decorations. We gathered the easiest, tastiest "recipe ...more
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!
Christmas decorations aren't cheap. From outdoor lighting to fir trees, decorating for the holidays can break the bank. That's where ingenuity comes into play, like hacking battery-operated Christmas lights, modifying lighting patterns and building Christmas tree ornaments fro ...more
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
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 de ...more
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. ...more
Purchasing mass-produced sets of ornaments during the holidays does save you time, but why have your tree resemble those of every house on your block when you can make your own, personalized Christmas ornaments? Watch this tutorial by Sandra Lee to learn how to add glittery d ...more
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. ...more
Upcycle all your old wine corks into a cute Christmas craft! Take six wine corks, some glitter (red, green and gold), some glue and a screw top wine cap for the base of the tree. Add tiny eyelets or buttons as ornaments!
The only thing better than eating a cupcake is eating two cupcakes, and the only thing better than eating two cupcakes is, as it follows, eating three. So imagine the way your kids' faces will light up when you bake them these gigantic Christmas tree cupcakes! Made of not one ...more
Christmas is almost over— all of the presents are unwrapped, all of the prime ribs have been eaten, the whole family's drunk off eggnog— and soon it will be time to forget about Christmas until next year. Once the party's over, you're stuck with cleaning up all the shredded w ...more
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. This isn't simply cutting out a cute snowflake design with scissors— this is folding paper, or ...more
Make some fun Christmas tree ornaments for this holiday season and impress your friends and family with your creative skills! FOr this project, you will need styrofoam balls, pipe cleaners, scissors, glue gun and snowflake stickers. Keltie Colleen from Mahalo gets in touch wit ...more
You can make Christmas ornaments with your children! You will need craft sticks or popsicle sticks, crayons or markers, non toxic craft glue, yarn, tissue paper or pom poms and safety scissors. Now, make your own Christmas tree shaped holiday ornaments.
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 betwee ...more
Spray the Styrofoam ball with a color that adheres to the scheme of the ribbon and ornaments. There will be white space when you make a Christmas ornament tree, and the color on the ball will help to conceal the space. Insert the rod into the base of your globe. This will giv ...more
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.
Floor cleaner? Really? Indeed! All you need are some clear glass ornaments, some Pledge Future Clean floor cleaner and your favorite fine glitter. Mix the floor cleaner and glitter together in the ornament, then let it dry and you have your own collection of glittery glass Chr ...more
This is a great craft project to dress up your plain Christmas tree ornaments! Take a basic round holiday ornament, measure it, and then use some sturdy white thread to crochet a lace cover with beaded flowers around it. A beautiful addition to any tree!
You've already got your clothing hanger plus scarf earring holder in place to organize your huge collection of earrings, but how do you deal with the leftover pile of bracelets and rings? Watch this video to learn how to make a jewelry display tree for rings and bracelets. Th ...more
Add an old-fashioned touch to this year’s Christmas tree by decorating it with popcorn-and-cranberry garlands. You will need: popcorn a tapestry needle heavy-duty sewing thread, waxing dental floss, or fishing wire fresh cranberries air-popper drop cloths narrow-gauge floral ...more
Your Christmas tree isn't the only place ornaments belong. Add ornaments to your cupcakes this holiday season as well by creating these adorable holiday ornament cupcakes. All you need is some icing, sprinkles, and imagination to create all varieties of sparkly Christmas ornam ...more
Your living room doesn't have to be the only place to put a Christmas tree this holiday season. In fact, you can adorn just about anything with a Christmas tree, from embroidery projects to stockings to even cupcakes. Check out this video to learn how to easily decorate a cup ...more
Add some pizzazz to your holiday celebrations! Christmas ornaments aren't just for the tree any more - this tutorial shows you how to take a collection of brightly colored ornaments and incorporate them into a spectacular and colorful holiday wreath.
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. Video: . Part 1 of 17 - How to Make angel Christmas ornaments. DIY Angel Christmas Ornament: Video Series | eHow. Click here to see the rest o ...more
During the holiday season, we're surrounded by naturally vibrant, jewel-toned colors. From your robust evergreen Christmas tree to the sparkling purple and red ornaments on it, bright and bold make the holidays beautiful. Take inspiration from the holiday season and create yo ...more
During the holiday season most of us have a Christmas tree up in our living rooms, filled to the brim with sparkly ornaments and twinkly lights. But the Christmas spirit tends to be a bit damper at work, where the most jolly it gets is making a makeshift post-it note Christmas ...more
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 a ...more
The holidays are here and all of us here at Phone Snap hope you're spending them under a nice warm roof with some yummy food and great company! For this week's Phone Snap challenge, we want you to utilize your cell phone to capture some holiday spirit. Whether it be the gifts ...more