Check out this video to learn how to make some easy fabric ornaments for Christmas. Decorating will be a snap, not a pain, when you take advantage of the scraps you have lying around from past projects. Let your holiday spirit out! Learn how to make easy "no sew" fabric ornam ...more
Watch this instructional video to learn how to make an origami paper Milky Way ornament. With one piece of origami paper and a pair of scissors, one can form a beautiful ornament that is sometimes used for Tanabata, the Japanese festival of stars. This and other paper ornament ...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
Let our expert, Tom Wright, show you how to blow glass Christmas ornaments. He shows you how to make a traditional ball ornament, a candy cane ornament, and a icicle ornament. So, take some time, and learn how to blow glass Christmas ornaments today! Part 1 of 16 - How to Make ...more
A little behind on your Christmas decorating. No problem. Instead of heading out to the store to pick up whatever fugly ornaments you can find, why not make your own personalized ornaments instead? Check out this crafting video to learn how to make a no-sew fabric egg Christm ...more
This how to video covers ornaments on the piano. Learn how to play trills, turns, grace notes with ease. Watch this tutorial and you will be reading music and playing common ornaments on the piano in no time.
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While this ornament gift card holder is indeed intended for Christmas gift giving, it can be easily modified into an egg or heart shape for Easter and Valentine's Day, respectively. Check out this paper crafting video to learn how to make this adorable gift card holder.
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!
This beautiful geometric box, which reminds us of midcentury abstract expressionist paintings, is a wonderful handmade way to showcase a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart. Take a look at this simple origami video (suitable even for origami folding neophytes) to learn h ...more
Got an hour or two free this winter holiday? Then that's all the time you need to craft several of these pretty no-sew red velvet Christmas ornaments. Made of silver and white fabric scraps and silver sequins, it''ll shine bright on your Christmas tree and is super easy and qu ...more
In this video, we learn how to make easy custom ornaments from clear bulb ornaments. First, you will need to grab your clear ornament, then grab some glitter glue and pour it into the middle of the bulb. Continue to fill in different colors into the bulb, then wipe off the top ...more
The video is a straight forward Photoshop tutorial on how to create a Christmas ornament. The video shows you how to do this with very simple shapes, gradients, and a few layers. All you have to do is keep up the simple instructions. The finished product is very pleasing to th ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a beaded snowflake ornament for the holidays.
These make great embellishments for scrapbooks, garlands, presents or even as jewelry! All you need are some festive holiday beads or faux pearls, some flexible, thin wire to string them on, a sharp wire cutter and several pairs of various jewelry pliers.
These little holiday crafts make a cute addition to any gift or stocking stuffer. Make a tiny soldier ornament - all you need is a wooden clothespin, some popsicle sticks, a pom pom hat, gold ribbon, red, blue and black paint, and a little bit of glue.
These ornaments make a great embellishment to any Christmas gift or present, and are easy to make out of scrap fabric. You can also use them as a tree decoration! All you need, besides a few sewing notions, is some heavy cardstock.
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper low box with heart ornament Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper low box with heart ornament. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow ...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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make models and ornaments with salt dough. First, grab a baking sheet and place aluminum foil over it. Now, grab some gloss sealer, salt, food coloring, flour, ribbon, glitter, cookie cutters, and buttons. To make the dough, combine flour with ...more
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to fold a hanging origami ornament from Ana Maria, an Origami artist. You will need four sheets of rectangular paper of two different colors. Take one sheet and fold it diagonally. Flip the paper over and fold back along ...more
Martha demonstrates how to make ornaments with photos of your friends and family. They are a great way to decorate your Christmas tree. Make picture frame ornaments. Click through to watch this video on marthastewart.com
Beth Johnson explains how to use Needlework Finisher to turn cross stitched pieces into ornaments. Needlework Finisher comes out of the bottle as a thick, white liquid, but turns into a clear plastic coating when dry. No special equipment is required, and Beth demonstrates how ...more
Got some candles? What about a few ornaments and candle holders? Then you're ready to create an amazing holiday arrangement in less time than it takes to steam rice. Check out this video to learn how to create a sparkly holiday centerpiece. Decorating doesn't have to be expe ...more
Got lots of pretty cookies to share with friends and family during the holidays? While it's true you could hand them off in tins as is, it's so much more fun to experiment with packaging and favor ideas. If you're throwing a party, you can hang them as ornaments on trees, giv ...more
This video tutorial shows how to make ornaments out of polymer clay. Learn how to decorate and design ornaments out of polymer clay for Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine's Day and other holidays.
The holidays are upon us, guys and gals, which means it's time to start thinking about how you'll set your table to look inviting and beautiful for the festive season. While you can always go out and purchase a wilting pre-made floral centerpiece at your nearest supermarket, y ...more
It may finally be dying down a bit, but there are still plenty of cat lovers addicted to Grumpy Cat, who has surpassed her internet meme stardom to move onto books, calendars, and even a soon-to-be film. For those of you who just can't get enough of the crotchety-faced Tardar ...more
Check out this fun arts and crafts project for the holidays with this tutorial from Crayola. Learn how to make paper ornaments with your kids using Crayola products. You will need paper or paper shapes, hole punch, scissors, string, your favorite markers, cookie cutters, erasa ...more
This is a video tutorial on how to make a Christmas card ornament with paper. Learn how to make this seasonal Christmas greeting card that also doubles as holiday tree ornament.
When you were a kid, did you have dreams of sugar plums dancing in your head while not even a mouse was stiring and all the stockings were hung up with care? Yup, thought so. Celebrate those times when Christmas morning was magical and Santa Claus always knew what you wanted b ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make your own hand-crafted snowman. You will need two Styrofoam balls, tooth picks, a white sock, plaid fabric, orange pipe cleaner, black fabric paint, pins, hot glue or tacky glue, twigs, buttons, red baby socks, and any other deco ...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.
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
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
Gift cards are such a life saver. After all, we all have those hard to buy for friends and family for whom only something they pick out by hand will do. But how do you package a gift card to look like an actual gift? Check out this crafting video to learn how to make an ornam ...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
What reminds you of Christmas the most? For us, it's the sweet scent and beautiful clustered shape of holly berries. These bright red berries also look great as part of Christmas decor. Check out this crafting video to learn how to pin sequin holly berries onto a styrofoam Ch ...more
This video demonstrates how to make a holiday punch needle ornament. First choose an ornament design and fit cross stitch fabric to a small embroidery hoop. There are designs on the CyberSeams website that can be traced onto the fabric. Put the fabric with the traced design in ...more
In this video you learn to make a spooky tree with decorations for a Halloween lawn ornament. They start you off with getting a branch that has limbs going off to look like a dead tree. Next they spray it with glossy black paint. They found an urn to put the tree in but you ca ...more
Photo ornaments use a combination of applique fabric and stitches to create a great frame for pictures. This project is fast, fun, and made entirely in the embroidery hoop! This instructional embroidery video will take you through all the necessary steps - Soon you will be emb ...more
Christmas doesn't have to be all red and green. In fact, unless you want your Christmas tree to look like every other Christmas tree out there, you should probably avoid the color pair altogether. Instead, opt for a candyland theme these year, starting with these homemade orn ...more
Jen Spencer teaches how to save money by making a Ribbon Tree at home. You can create this by using some of your ribbon scraps. Cut them into two inch strips, you'll need scissors, a hot glue gun, and a green floral tree. They come in a variety of sizes and also white. Fold th ...more
Have a steampunk Christmas this year! This tutorial shows you how to use a collection of brass and steel buttons and gears to create a series of neo-Victorian ornaments. These are great to use yourself or include in gifts to friends and loved ones.
Nothing brings joy around the house around Christmas time like home made crafts. In this video, Katrina and Sloan show their viewers how to make candy cane reindeer Christmas ornaments using simple materials such as glue, pipe cleaners, small pompoms, googley eyes, and a candy ...more
Shiho Masuda Teaches you to make 3-D origami star using recycled materials. The materials required are leftover wrapping paper, ribbons, two 3. 25" cardboard squares, ruler, scissors, glue, double sided tape and an X-acto knife. She cuts out 8 6"x6" squares from paper and glue ...more
Learn how to make henna design Christmas ornaments and decorations from an expert in this free holiday crafts video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make henna design Christmas ornaments. Make henna design Christmas ornaments - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on e ...more
This is a lovely idea that allows you to celebrate the whole year on your Christmas tree! These cute handmade paper ornaments feature a tiny calendar surrounded by flowers, beads, accents and symbols of the season the month falls in.
You really don't need to have a bunch of cash to have a beautiful Christmas tree. In fact, all you need are a few pins, a few syrofoam balls, and some creativity to spice up your douglas fir. Check out this crafting video to learn how to build a pretty gold and green lattice ...more
This tutorial shows you how to make a snowflake out of washers and other bits of hardware to make it look like a steampunk Christmas ornament. This only takes a few minutes, and is an easy accent to any gift or tree.
Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Christmas ornaments for the birds are pine cones wrapped with wire, lathered with peanut butter and sprinkled with birdseed. Create a bird-friendly Christmas ornament to hang outside with instructions from an experienced craftswoman ...more
Hallmark Christmas ornaments are a great collectible item for the whole family to enjoy. Learn how to maintain, store, repair, and buy Hallmark ornaments in this free video series about Christmas collectibles. Part 1 of 20 - How to Collect Hallmark ornaments. Collect Hallmark ...more
Celebrating Christmas in Japan this year? Make your own sakura X-mas ornaments. This video will show you how it's done. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the process in about 7 minutes' time. For more information, including detailed ...more
Work along with Laura and her friends in this how-to video as they make a beautiful bluebird ornament! Just follow Laura's step by step instructions and you'll have your very own ornament in no time. They're the perfect holiday gift! Watch this video activity tutorial and lear ...more
In this video clip series, learn how to make beautiful Christmas decorations, gingerbread men, Stars of David, santa ornaments and much more. Make Christmas ornaments - Part 1 of 14. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make Christmas ornaments - Part 2 of 14 ...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
These paper design projects make perfect kid's activities, or an activity for the whole family. These eco-friendly ornaments are made from recycled scrap strips. When you're done, you can hang them to decorate your home!
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!
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
This video from Garden Time shows you how to make dried fruit ornaments for the birds outside your home.