This is how my version of an origami Christmas tree turned out based on the instructions I posted awhile back. Cory also made a version from white glossy paper, which looks great. I opted for the green and brown look, but it wasn't easy. I tried making a really small version ...more
How to Make an Origami Christmas Tree
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
One of the most impressive and unique ways of crafting a Christmas card is via origami folding techniques. Using a few simple triangular folds, you can easily make the boughs of a beautiful Christmas tree out of paper, ready to be assembled onto a card. Take a gander at this ...more
Get into the Christmas spirit this holiday season by crafting! But don't worry - we're not talking about super complex and time-consuming crafts like crochet scarves or those fugly Christmas sweaters your grandma used to knit for you. Check out this video to learn how to fold ...more
There's no better symbol for Christmas than the evergreen Christmas tree. A symbol of the preserverance of life and light during the dark and short winter days when everything else is dead, the tree is a beacon of hope. Check out this crafting video to learn how to craft an o ...more
Based off these instructions posted up by Justin Meyers of Scrabble World. I made it out of Glossy Photo Paper so it is really shiny.
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
You know that big yellow book that's always sitting there in your closet collecting dust and sometimes acting as a nice door stopper? It's called a phone book. Yes, ladies and gents, there was a time when we flipped through pages to find a store's phone number rather than Goog ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper Christmas tree Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper Christmas tree. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed ...more
You need a square piece of paper (preferably green) to fold this Xmas tree. You can also add sticker ornaments.
This icosidodecahedron can serve as Christmas tree ball!! Easy folding, even easier assembly. Barbabellaatje has been providing us with origami instructional videos for the past year. Always exciting to see a new origami video from this Dutch artist. This origami video demonst ...more
Origami Christmas tree stars. Decorate your Christmas tree with two different kinds of stars with these origami tricks.
Why buy an expensive tree topper when you can fold your own lovely Christmas tree fairy or angel? This also makes a great ornament! Start with a piece of origami paper, 18 cm by 18 cm, and follow the folding instructions in this video.
Thanksgiving. It's sadly over. But happily replaced by the Christmas season! My apartment complex is already full of the Christmas spirit. Wreaths are tacked up on wooden doors, windows contain strands of bright and colorful lights, and there's even a few nearly decorated con ...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
During the holidays, usually one of the hardest decisions you'll ever make when decorating your tree is whether you want to top it all off with a star or an angel. If an angel is your tree topper of choice this year, why not make it extra special by making it yourself? Check ...more
Imagine this: You're bored at family Christmas dinner and you need something to keep you from falling asleep. Nothing a little origami won't fix! In this video, learn how to fold a napkin into a Christmas tree!
In this How to we will create pretty stars that make a great Christmas tree ornament. Fold them from transparent paper and they'll be great window decorations too! Either follow the video instructions or use the printed diagram :) About the Model traditional design Material ...more
After becoming addicted to basic sonobe modular origami, I decided to make ornaments for relatives as Christmas gifts. I tried using fancy paper from stores like Paper Source, and cutting it to proper origami size, but I could never get the tight folds I wanted with non-tradit ...more
Love folding origami? Then what better shape to fold for Christmas and the New Year than a star? A symbol of divinity as well as light and life during the dark days of winter, a star also makes great decor for Christmas trees and garlands. Take a look at this video to see how ...more
Stars are symbols of hope and light during the holiday season, probably the reason why lots of folks dress the top of their trees with this single most important holiday emblem. So what better origami project to fold this Christmas than an origami star? Take a gander at this ...more
Is it going to be an origami angel or a star that'll top your Christmas tree this yearj? If you're going with an angel, then why not personalize it a bit by making it yourself? Check out this cool origami video to see how to fold an easy origami angel 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
While it's true that Christmas wreaths are traditionally meant to go on your front door, you needn't think so inside the box when it comes to the donut-shaped Christmas decor. Check out this crafting video to learn how to make a dual-colored origami wreath that you can hang a ...more
Love to fold awesome origami designs? Then there's no better way to spend a holiday afternoon with a cup of hot chocolate and this easy and gorgeous Christmas craft. Take a look at this origami tutorial to learn how to build a simple origami Christmas wreath that's easy to ma ...more
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.
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
Giving money as a last minute gift gets a more personal touch when folded into festive shapes. Learn how to fold dollar bills into a t-shirt or Christmas tree shape by watching this video origami tutorial.
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
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
A tree skirt can protect your floor from needles and sap, and can add an extra holiday touch to your Christmas decorating. This tutorial shows you how to make an easy tree skirt out of felt - no sewing machine required!
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
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
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
You've probably seen Christmas tree-shaped cupcakes before, but how about tiered Christmas tree cupcakes? So rather than getting only one cupcake during your nomming session, you'll have three! Luscious little vanilla and sour cream cupcakes are used to build a holiday center ...more
Is your Christmas tree looking a little too "I got everything from Target" generic? Then it's time you learn some decorating tips from interior designer Rebecca Robeson. Check out this Christmas decorating tutorial to learn how to create a magnificent Christmas tree done in a ...more
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. Give you shining star some R and R this year and put together this easy, extravagant bur ...more
Make sure this year’s live holiday Christmas tree is not only pretty, but safe, too. Here's how to safely put up a real, live Christmas tree. You will need: a fresh tree a tree stand water a ceiling hook a piece of wire tree lights blue masking tape LED tree lights heavy-gaug ...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
A video from http://www.donpower.me that shows how to draw a simple Christmas tree. This video is basically for kids. The presenter in this video, shows how using simple crayons a Christmas tree can be drawn in not time. The short duration of this video (0:59 seconds) is proo ...more
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 ...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
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
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 wit ...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.
If it's the holiday season and you're filled with the Christmas spirit, this video tutorial may be for you. If you're trying every way possible to cover your entire body with Christmas related things, this video will show you how to make better use of your nails. Check out the ...more
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!
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.
The first step in drawing a Christmas tree in Microsoft Paint is to open up the program and click on the line button on the left hand side of the toolbar. Start with where you want the top of your tree to be. Click and pull down the cursor about an inch and a half on a 45 degr ...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!
If you have a DSLR, you can take some interesting photographs of Christmas trees and holiday lights this year. Here are six different ways to achieve a special effects look for your Christmas photographs by adjusting the settings on your camera.
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.
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Norman Mier explains how to prepare through-hole components for installation using lead-free solder.
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
It's the most eco-friendly way to decorate a tree this holiday season - an e-tree! The iPhone or iPod Touch app Christmas Delight lets you pick out your tree and then decorate it however you want. When you're done, turn it into an e-card for friends and family!
All you need for this craft is a pile of wire coat hangers! This is a great gift or craft for anyone who lives in a small place, like a dorm room. All you need is some tape, a garland and tiny ornaments!
In this how to video series, learn how to string Christmas lights on a Christmas tree from expert Matt Cail. Matt will show you how to test Christmas tree lights, how close to an outlet to put a Christmas tree, how to untangle Christmas tree lights, where to start stringing Ch ...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
'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
This holiday season, don't go the old-fashioned route when decorating for Christmas, stay in the present. To see how to joyfully adorn in the present, and no I did not say "presents," just check out this video on how to decorate a Christmas tree in a contemporary style. Timot ...more