In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make paper gift bows. Begin by cutting 12 one inch wide strips of paper. Then fold the strip over to itself to create a cone shape and tape it together to hold it. Do the same for the other 3 strips. This will be the bottom of the b ...more
Paper Christmas Bow
This video goes over traditional wrapping - using tissue paper, wrapping paper, ribbons and bows. But if you just can't get the fiddly bits right, or your gift is oddly shaped, then this video will also show you how to use a gift bag!
This tutorial arts and crafts video will teach you how to make really sweet bows from wrapping paper for Birthdays, Christmas or any occasion you can think of. This method also gives you a great way to have your bows coordinate with your wrapping paper, too!
Christmas may not be until a few months from now, but it's never too early to start crafting for the holidays! If you're excited about the holiday season and can't wait to begin crafting gifts and cards for your loved ones, check out this video to learn how to make an accordia ...more
If you love origami you'll love this project. Watch this video and see how simple and quick it is to make a 3D paper star.
A seasonal how-to for creating easy, perfect paper snowflakes. This is a fun Christmas craft this holiday season. To begin, start with a square sheet of paper. Fold the sheet corner to corner. Fold again to create a new triangle. Cut like crazy! For all sorts of patterns and i ...more
Got fudgy fingers that never succeed at tying anything properly? Well, this video's for you. Watch, and follow along as you're shown the right way to tie a Christmas bow. Your Christmas gifts and presents will be the prettiest ones around.
In this video, Betty Jean shows us how to make a Christmas bow and wreath. You will need a wreath the size you want, then open it and fluff it so everything is out and the green branches are facing outward. Next, choose a ribbon of your choice and poinsettias. Now, take your r ...more
Dana Plazyk shows how to make a beautiful ‘Christmas Bow’, in this video. All that is required to make this bow are the following:•A decorative Ribbon•Toothpicks•A rectangular piece of foamShe begins by making a whole twist, near one end of the ribbon. The twisted part of the ...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
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper Christmas tree. Start out with a square piece of paper, then fold corner to corner and open it, then fold it on the opposite corners and open it. Now, turn it over and fold it side to side on both sides. Now, the paper will automa ...more
Learn how to make an origami paper star for Christmas. Fun project to do with kids. This origami animation is brief and to the point. If you are looking for a no frills origami tutorial, this video is for you!
The Professor of Silliness returns with some paper. All you need to do is draw or fold a bow out of a piece of paper. You can then act out an old favorite amongst silent movie fans, "The Rent." You can say the lines yourself, or have someone hold up cue cards for the audience. ...more
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
This tutorial shows you how to make a lovely Christmas wreath out of cardstock, a few gems and some ribbon. You can include this as an embellishment to your handmade holiday cards, or include it in one of your scrapbooks.
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
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
This how-to video demonstrates building the simple paper clip bow designed by instructables.com. All you need is a paper clip and a rubber band. This little toy bow will keep you from getting bored in class or at work, as you shoot whatever you can find. Follow along with this ...more
This is a great instructional video on how to make a paper ribbon bow. This video teaches you step by step to make a nice paper ribbon bow. This will be very much useful for children work in school or even at home. You need color paper, scissors, gum, pencil and a set square. ...more
Looking for a fun, simple project to do with your kids this winter season? This cheap and simple art project won't cost you a dime. Learn to make Christmas snowflakes with paper, and pretty soon you'll have great decorations to hang up on the windows.
Got an empty bathroom tissue roll? Then you've got a gorgeous ornament for only a few pennies.
Here is an easy way to make a beautiful parol. All that you need is colorful papers, scissors, tape, stapler pin. Now take five sheets. Cross fold it and tear the extra paper, so that a perfect square is formed. Do it for all the five sheets. Now fold it cross wise, and again ...more
Before your guests enter the front door to your Christmas party and before they witness the beautiful swags of garland, lights, and the Christmas tree, the first thing they're going to see is your wreath. Make their first impression a good one by creating this easy rustic "No ...more
Interested in making a custom bow for a Christmas wreath? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this seasonal decorator's guide can present a complete and thorough overview of the process in just over five minutes. For complete, step-by-step instructions on making your own bows th ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Christmas style wreath bow. First, cut a piece of holiday ribbon and pin it into place. After this, make a bow out of the ribbon. Next, curl the ends of the ribbon and pin them into the wreath as well. Use your fingers to make curls and ...more
You don't have to be a scrapbooking wizard to make this! All you need are 32 brown paper lunch bags, and a small collection of paper crafting supplies. Make your own seasonal Christmas album, and record every day of the month!
This video shows how to make German paper stars for Christmas.Step 1. Measure and cut strips of paper.Step 2. If we are using shorter pieces of paper glue the strips together.Step 3. Weave the strips.Step 4. Starting with the upper left strip. Fold down. Repeat all the way aro ...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
Start with a stack of plain brown paper lunch bags. Then, follow the steps outlined in this video to make a beautiful Christmas keepsake scrapbook album. A great gift for a loved one, or keep it yourself as a memory of the year. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a beautiful mini Chris ...more
If you own the paper cutting craft device, the Cricut, you can make Happy Howlidays Christmas cards by using the Cricut Paper Pups cartridge. The Cricut machine is for crafters who want to cut out paper and graphics for scrapbooking and card making. The card shown will have a ...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
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 video, you'll be shown how to make Christmas crackers for the holidays. It's a cheap, easy and fun art project you can make with the kids. All you need is wrapping paper, some toilet paper tubes and glue and you're good to go!
Remember when you were just a wee little kid and there was nothing better to do on a snowy winter afternoon than cutting out paper snowflakes and unfolding them to see what beautiful shapes and designs would appear? This paper snowflake craft will bring back memories for some ...more
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.
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
The holiday season rushes by so fast that it helps to keep track of touching holiday memories with an advent calendar. Advent calendars also allow you and your family to congregate together each day and spend some quality time together counting down the days to Christmas and s ...more
First, cut out pattern pieces. You will need 8 leaf patterns in total. Now, put two leaf patterns together and attach to a leaf with glue. Add a wire in the middle of the wire and glue it closed. Now, stretch your petals to give fullness, you should have 13 petals in total. Wi ...more
Forget those boring evergreen wreaths with the thick red ribbon and the pine cones that everyone else has hanging in their homes. Make your own DIY upcycled wreath using newspaper, paper shopping bags, cardboard coffee cup sleeves, toilet paper tubes, or even that trashy paper ...more
This isn't your ordinary canoe. It might not be a canoe at all. But it's roughly shaped like one, only the ends have a small splash cover on the bow and stern decks not typically seen on canoes. But that's not the point, the point is you can recreate this cool paper boat with ...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.
Have a green Christmas this year! Instead of buying more mass produced holidy decorations, make your own! This short video shows you how to make your own Christmas garland of tiny stars using recycled paper. Any festive color will do for these stars!
What's Christmas without a tree topper? To make your own unique tree topper, try this paper plate angel tree topper. Decorate however you like with glitter and markers, and you'll soon have a special tree topper that no one else hads. This is a great project to do with your kids.
This tutorial shows you how to take several circles of recycled paper (from sixteen centimeters to four centimeters in diameter) into a lovely Christmas tree decoration. Fold each of them in half several times, cut a hole in the tip, then just stack and decorate! Video: .
Don't waste a bunch of money on new wrapping paper and bows. Recycle your old wrapping paper and use it to make decorative bows for your presents following these steps. You Will Need: • Wrapping paper • Scissors • Ruler • Tape • Newspaper (optional) Step 1: Wrap your pr ...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.
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.
This how-to video shows you how to make a Christmas card using the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. Use the cartridge to cut out a tree. Use card stock for the base of the card. Use the Cuttlebug tree texture to create a background for the front of the card. Tie some ribb ...more
Every Christmas tree needs a topper, but most of them are boring and generic. If you want something a little more unique, making it yourself is a great way to go, and a DIY Weeping Angel topper is a good twist on a classic, but not everyone is a Dr. Who fan. One thing that ev ...more
Although Christmas is a time to spend with family, a time to be happy and full of joy, sometimes it's nice to pull a prank here and there, especially since many will not be expecting them. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you 10 simple pranks and booby traps you can set up ...more
This holiday season, become a wrap artist! Learn how to make every Christmas present look festive, no matter what shape or size. Wrapping Christmas gifts can be quite the bore, but when you add a little artfulness, it could be more fun than ripping it off and finding your pres ...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
For as long as I can remember, I've always sucked at wrapping presents. No matter how careful I am, my gift-wrapping usually ends up looking like a toddler did it, so I'm always looking for easy ways to spruce up my packages. If you've got a lot of gifts to wrap, store-bought ...more
Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Making a Christmas candy wreath requires arranging red and green peppermints in a circle, gluing them together and then attaching a ribbon bow to the top. Create a wreath out of candy, attaching them to a paper plate for extra suppor ...more
It's Christmastime, which means presents! Not only are you going to unwrap gifts under the Christmas tree this holiday season, but you'll probably have to wrap a few for others. Watch this clear, step-by-step, video guide to gift-wrapping, to make sure your presents look perf ...more
Though the holiday season is just wrapping up, don't throw away your torn leftover gift wrap paper just yet. Whether for next year's holiday season or for year-round use, leftover gift wrap can be reused for a variety of creative and practical uses. For next year's holiday se ...more
Video: . Today I bring you my first Christmas themed video!Here there are some DIY ideas to decorate your room for the holiday season. They are really easy and affordable so I hope you like them! The first one is really really simple and you will need: A glass vase Golden gli ...more
Learn how to make a "Berry Christmas" wreath card with Stampin' Up! Making a wreath card is very easy and simple to make. Use whisper white paper cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and cut a whisper white 1 3/4" circle punch which will be used as the base for the wreath. Place the circle in ...more
Holidays can be challenging, especially around Christmastime—but not if you invoke your inner MacGyver spirit. In my latest "life hacks" guide, I show you 10 amazing tips and tricks that'll hopefully make your holiday season a little more merry. Video: . If you're in need of s ...more
It's been done for ages, but for most of us, "regift" entered our vocabulary after the 98th episode of Seinfeld—"The Label Maker." In this episode, Elaine calls Dr. Whatley (played by Bryan Cranston) a "regifter" after he gives Jerry a label maker—the same label maker that Ela ...more