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
To be honest, these Christmas ornaments look more like sea urchins than stars to us. Either way, these festive ornaments are beautiful and cheap alternatives to purchasing standard ornaments at the store. Give each ornament character by using a different color or pattern paper ...more
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
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!
Finally purchased a tree from the tree lot but in serious lack of pretty ornaments? Not a problem. You can make a bundle of these Finish 8-pointed star ornaments quickly, and they look quite impressive. The Finnish star ornament can be made in any size from tiny sized tree or ...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
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
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
In this tutorial, we learn how to make Styrofoam and fabric Christmas ornaments. First, shape the Styrofoam into a ball and then grab the fabric you want to place around it. Place the ball into the fabric, then tie it at the top with a ribbon and some string. After this, you w ...more
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.
Broken glass Christmas ornaments? Evergreen wreath falling apart? Before you throw away or donate Christmas decorations you no longer need, see if you can reuse or recycle them for better use year-round or for next year's holiday season. Christmas ball ornaments can be used t ...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: .
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
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.
Got an empty bathroom tissue roll? Then you've got a gorgeous ornament for only a few pennies.
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. T ...more
This week's post on creating 6-sided Kirigami Snowflakes got me interested in seeing whether I could use the process to create tessellation snowflakes using the method. I still haven't succeeded, but I did decide to make some ornaments based off a few of the tessellations by M ...more
Rosie O'Donnell shows you how to make photo balls using your favorite pictures. Fold your pictures into a ball shape to turn them into an ornament. Make a photo ball ornament wtih Rosie O'Donnell. Click through to watch this video on blip.tv
In this great, short video, you'll learn how to make plastic cup Christmas ornaments that are great for children! All you need is some plastic cups, an oven, and some permanent markers! Just don't leave those cups in the oven for too long!
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
'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 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 ...more
Nothing says happy holidays like a homemade gift sent to someone you love. In this tutorial, learn how to paint a unique glass Christmas ornament that you can proudly display on your own tree, or offer to a loved one as a present. This video is easy to follow and you will le ...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
This unique hand made star ornament can be used as a tree ornament. They look lovely hanging in a window, on a door or somewhere else.. This Macrame pattern is flexible and you can make it in different sizes.. If you want it can be used as a keychain or other purposes.. Video: .
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a long paper box with heart ornament Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own long paper box with heart ornament. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follo ...more
To use this tutorial, you will need the Tim Holtz Rosette Flower die, and then your favorite craft paper and maybe a few beads for accent. These can be used as hair ornaments, as gift extras and even as Christmas ornaments.
Using an inflated balloon, some string and glue, you can make yourself a hanging string ball ornament for your living space. Simply hang an inflated balloon upside-down from the ceiling, and then cover the hanging balloon with glue covered in string. Allow for the string to dr ...more
In order to make a snowflake wreath ornament, you will need the following: a snowflake punch, adhesive, foam, rhinestones, card stock, a hole punch, a circle cutter, scraps of paper, and ribbon. Punch out 17 white snowflakes and 17 blue snowflakes for each side of the ornamen ...more
To create a Christmas ornament in Illustrator is very simple if you follow the steps below. Before starting the process one should ensure that all project files used in the tutorial is available. First by holding the shift key draw an oval, then go to gradient and create a new ...more
This video demonstrates how to make gorgeous paper flower ornaments for home decoration, special occasions, or gifts. These are made using Japanese papers, and f you hang them in the window, the light reflects through the translucent paper. You can even use them to hold photos!
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
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
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.
This versatile paper accordion book can be used as a holiday tree ornament, a personalized card, a wedding favor, a gift, or a photo holder. If you enjoy scrapbooking, card making, or making personalized stationary, you will love this crafts project. Learn how to cut, fold, an ...more
Sphere ornaments fashioned from holiday cards are simple to make and add a decorative touch to any Christmas tree. Materials needed are holiday cards, scissors, hole punch, paper fasteners, decorative thread. Make a paper sphere ornament. Click through to watch this video on m ...more
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.
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
Imatfaal's awesome post on Escher's tessellations on Polyhedra reminded me of some ornaments I made this summer. I made some of Escher's square tessellations onto cubes and then reprojected them onto spheres. I actually used a 60 sided Deltoidal hexecontahedron since that net ...more
A beach ornament can be made by filling a clear Christmas ornament with red confetti, small sea shells and a bit of sand or glitter. Create a beach-themed ornament for the Christmas tree with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts.
This learning how to make a raffia angel. Once completed they can be used for gifts or a decoration on a Christmas tree. Supplies needed are: pipe cleaner, glue sticks/glue gun, scissors, wire cutters, pliers and embellishments. Wrap raffia around twice. Tie off, and leave som ...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
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
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.
You can make these stars out of wrapping paper scraps, designer paper or any other festive paper that catches your eye. Turn them into 3-D crafts that you can hang from your tree, attach as extras to gifts or use as decorations.
This video from Educational Art Institute shows us how to repurpose old CDs for use as Christmas ornaments. There are many different ways to do this. One idea is to use glue applied onto the CD in any pattern or design and add one or more colors of glitter. If you don't like t ...more
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
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
Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! To make an angel Christmas ornament, use pre-made wings or simply white feathers as a base, glue a looped pipe cleaner down as the halo and then attach a body and head out of colored poms. Create an angel ornament, using another orna ...more
You really NEED to be VERY PATIENT, VERY BORED or HAVE TOOO MUCH TIME to do this project... I actually don't know how I made it!!!... It took me 3 days to finish it! All you need besides time is a lot of origami paper and string or glue.
The Concrete Jungle guide to making concrete moulds and ornaments as a hobby or business is presented here. This is a short excerpt of a longer film. Mixing the concrete is presented. It is important to get the correct consistency to make the ornament successfully. Other featu ...more
Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! To make a Christmas ornament from cinnamon sticks, wrap a bundle of them with sparkly star wire, thread ribbon through the wire and tie a bow at the top. Create ornaments from simple materials with instructions from an experienced cr ...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!