This is a lovely idea to decorate for the holidays, and it also makes a wonderful gift to give. This uses a special pin technique to keep the project in place, and also uses glitter for a little extra added glitter.
Christmas is the time to splurge— not just with presents and food— we're talking decorations. It's that time of year when verdurous fir trees take up half of your living room, when waving elf figurines silhouette your front windows, when Rudolph flies from the rooftops, Santa ...more
"Twas the week before Christmas and all around the house, no decorations were outside, my wife called me a louse. The columns though pretty, were tall, white and bare, it soon became clear that candy canes should be there." Check out this holiday video to see how to make holi ...more
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.
This is a lovely craft project you can do with kids - make a bunch of acorns that you can use as fall or winter decorations. You will need: small foam balls, mod podge, brown acrylic paint, glitter and brown yarn for the cap.
With the new year just around the corner, it's a time we all reminisce about the year that was. In the midst of families fighting over white elephant presents and the financial stress that comes with holiday gifting, you may also be dealing with the stress of hosting parties a ...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
Turn a basket into a holiday decoration that you can use to hold goodies, napkins or other holiday items. This tutorial shows you how to take a plain wicker basket and attach fall-themed artificial plants and other embellishments to create a fall or Thanksgiving themed basket. ...more
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.
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.
Learn how to make 5-fold symmetry snowflakes. This video tutorial shows the five-fold symmetry technique of folding and cutting paper snowflakes for winter holiday decoration of gift cards.
This video tutorial shows how to make a paper snowflake. Learn how to quickly fold and cut a six-fold symmetrical snowflake for winter holiday decoration or card-making.
Popcorn garland is a classic holiday decoration for your Christmas tree. Try these tips to make stringing your popcorn garland easier, and see alternative decorations to add sparkle to your garland.
We can't guarantee that these candy trees will still be there the next day if you happen to have a few candy-obsessed kids running around the house! As short or as long as they last, these candy trees are a gorgeous compliment to your holiday decor. When untouched, these trees ...more
Scrabble Bingo of the Day: LUMINARIA [n] A votive candle set into a small, decorative paper bag weighted down with sand and placed in a row with others along a walkway, driveway, or rooftop as a holiday decoration. They are most popular in New Mexico and in neighboring southw ...more
Martha shows Carson Kressley of Queer Eye how to make a gingerbread house. Warm, spicy gingerbread and sweet, sturdy royal icing serve as the brick and mortar for this classic holiday decoration. Gingerbread houses are actually quite easy to construct, especially if the ginger ...more
Everyone knows how to make paper snowflakes, but the kind you learned to cut in kindergarten can get a little boring. However, they are free DIY holiday decorations, and they don't have to be a generic snowflake design. They can be anything you want, from nerdy math kirigami t ...more
Christmas trees, once decorated and brightly lit, are the penultimate holiday decoration, but authentic pines lose their brilliance fast without any nourishment. Plus, they are major fire hazards without regular hydration. But watering one requires a lot of sliding around on t ...more
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 ...more
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. These crafty Christmas ...more
The edible turkey doesn't have to be the only turkey on your Thanksgiving table this holiday season. We know that when it comes to turkey day, food is probably the most important attraction. But it's also vital to create a welcoming atmosphere for your guests, which means add ...more
Is it the midnight hour before Thanksgiving and you've suddenly realized you've spent so much time worrying about the food that you have no table decorations? Don't fret; simply check out this video to learn how to prepare simple last-minute centerpieces using a vase, fruit, a ...more
Learn this fun holiday craft that's great for kids! This pinecone placards make a great Thanksgiving decoration for the table. Follow along to learn how to make Martha Stewart's cute Thanksgiving turkey pine cone placards. All you need are pinecones, corn husks, and stems of g ...more
Watch this how to video as Bon Appetit Magazine shows you how to prepare candy brittle. Candy brittle is great for decorating all you holiday desserts. Incorporate your favorite candies such as candy canes and gum drops into the brittle for an added treat. Make candy brittle f ...more
Watch this how to video as Bon Appetit Magazine shows you how to prepare chocolate curls. Chocolate curl are super easy to make and they look great on holiday desserts. Use white or dark chocolate and a vegetable peeler to make the curls. Make chocolate curls for cake decorati ...more
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 ...more
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
Valentine's Day is super stressful. From getting a gift that's personal but not TOO personal (like Spanx because she always complains about her muffin top, for instance) to picking out a bouquet of her favorite flowers, you probably have a lot on your plate. Make your dessert ...more
Candy corn doesn't have to be reserved for Halloween alone. The fun, sugary fall treat can also be eaten and used for decorations for that much beloved other fall holiday, Thanksgiving. Take a gander at this video to see how to craft a cute - and very fragrant - candy corn wr ...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
Forget Christmas, it's all about Festivus these days. But what is Festivus? When is Festivus? On December 23rd, people around the world are standing up against Christmas and having a "Festivus for the rest of us"— a new holiday created by Frank Costanza on Seinfeld in 1997. ...more
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
It's not too late to start crafting some great Thanksgiving decorations with the kids. Make this year's celebration one to remember with these decorative craft ideas from Mahalo's Jaala Pickering. Your children are sure to have fun making these, and so will you! Check out all ...more
This video helps the holiday table settings add a fun and colorful theme to each holiday. Using white plates and table cloths, along with clear glass settings, will help to bring out the colors and details of the decorative additions to the table. Having scented candles or oth ...more
When decorating for the holidays, try using as many natural materials as you can. The choices are virtually endless, from the grocery store to the garden. Some of the most effective Christmas decorations you can make are garlands. You can hang Christmas garlands over windows, ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to go green this holiday season. You will get some helpful tips and advice on how to turn your old, outdated or broken Christmas ornaments into brand new Holiday crafts! You can make new ornaments, decorations, wrapping and accessories out of these ...more
This isn't your grandma's paper snowflake! Get creative and add a new dimension to your winter decorations. You will need two 8 by 8 inch pieces of white paper, a pair of scissors, a stapler, string, glitter, glue and iridescent cellophane. This is a fun holiday craft project. ...more
When you're baking your cookies this holiday season with the children, try something that's both beneficial to your family and your guests— cookies that also act as sweet party favors. Dani tells you what to do in order to transform your Christmas cookies into beautiful holida ...more
If you need to decorate your house fast for the holidays, then supersized decor is the way to go. Yeah, you could buy those tacky big Christmas ornament balls fastened with big red ribbons at the store, but if you're looking for elegant Christmas decor then making it is the wa ...more
Need some affordable Christmas decorations? This is an instructional video that gives step by step instructions on how to make a paper snowflake. Viewers will learn how to make easy to make decorations for the holidays. You will need scissors, plain white paper, a stapler and ...more
No matter how big or small your Christmas tree might be, you can use this tutorial to make an attractive and festive holiday tree! You will need Christmas lights, wire and your favorite ornaments, tinsel, ribbon and other holiday decorations.
Traveling for Christmas? You don't have to forego holiday decorations just because you're celebrating from a hotel room! This tutorial shows you a few tips, like window decals and tabletop Christmas trees, that you can use to maintain the festive spirit while traveling.
This is a project even beginning seamstresses and sewers can accomplish! Make a lovely set of double-sided napkins with a holiday flair. This craft can be used as a holiday gift, a home decoration or for use when entertaining guests.
It's the holiday season, which means that more likely than not your kitchen will soon be rife with the sweet, nostalgic wafts of cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar cookies, and gingerbread. If you're going to be baking this holiday season, why not amp up your Christmas cookies by learnin ...more
Due to the sour economy, folks have started cutting out or toning down unnessary expenditures. Miniaturize your Christmas tree - though not your Christmas spirit - by crafting this modular origami Christmas tree to adorn your home this holiday season. Festive and cute, it can ...more
This week, Etsy How-Tuesday presents Virginia Griswold. Today we're going to learn how to make ornaments out of teacups, or any kind of small porcelain object you can find. Use recycled porcelain to create holiday decorations. You'll be drilling through the cup with a dremel.
Improve you crocheting skills by creating fun holiday decorations. This how to video is a tutorial that will show you how to crochet a Christmas wreath. Crochet small or large wreaths to decorate your house with.
Is your garage a little more cluttered than it should be? Well, it's time to get organized! And Lowe's is here to help! In this video, Mike Kraft gives some great tips for shaping up your garage or basement, in a neat and organized room that you can finally walk through. Star ...more
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. When you combine tomato cages with a few other unlikely objects, an ...more
What would Halloween be without its fair share of spooky goblins and wicked green witches! Get into the spooktacular mood of the macabre holiday by baking and decorating these evil green witch cupcakes with your kids. In this Halloween video segment, you will learn how to cre ...more
Wreaths and poinsettias are traditional Christmas greenery used as home decorations during the holidays, but did you know you can use them in cake decorating as well? We're not talking nomming on a wreath (ew), but rather decorating cupcakes with wreath and poinsettia shapes. ...more
This tutorial features the Peachy Keen stamp line, and shows you how to punch out, color and use your own embellishments. These make great accents, decorations and gifts, especially for the holiday season. All you need besides the stamps are your favorite paper crafting supplies.
Coffee as a table decoration? You bet. You're probably used to having coffee in a cup as a hot drink or a cold latte, but coffee - rather, coffee beans - has so many uses than just for food. If you're in need of a quick holiday centerpiece, you need little more than coffee be ...more
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 mate ...more
In this video, learn how to make a Christmas paper lantern decoration perfect for the next holiday season! Include this festive addition to your next Christmas gathering and show off your do it yourself Xmas spirit to your guests! You can use any paper suitable to your tastes, ...more
Paper lanterns are a cool decoration. Why not make one yourself and get your kids involved? Your kids will love making these cool looking lamps and they will be fun to hang around the house or for a party or holiday. Follow along with this step by step tutorial and learn how t ...more
This is a great food project for the holidays. Melt some chocolate, make a piping tool, draw your chocolate decorations, and refrigerate. You'll have plenty of chocolate goodies to last you for at least a month. That is, if they're not all eaten up by then.
So, you've made the change to fluorescent light bulbs? What should you do with those old energy wasting bulbs? Decorate your tree with it! Learn how to turn lightbulbs into Christmas ornaments with GiannyL! Create beautiful Christmas ornaments and decorations with old recycle ...more
Corn is a Thanksgiving tradition, and corn husk dolls, like the ones in this how-to video, make great holiday decorations! So set a festive mood this Thanksgiving with a homemade craft. You will need 6 corn husks (dried from craft store), twine, scissors, and the step-by-step ...more