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, over doors, over the mantle or even on Christmas trees.
In this tutorial, we learn how to design Christmas holiday winter nails. First, purchase acrylic nails and paint them a burnt orange or copper color. Now, take a very small and pointed brush and dip it into red nail polish. Draw a candle onto the acrylic nail, then paint green around it to make holly and yellow above it to make a flame. Set this aside and let it dry, then continue to decorate the rest of your nails with either the same design or something else Christmas related. Apply to your...
In this two-part cooking tutorial, learn how to make delicous & easy, tradition Christmas pudding with Sue McMahon, cookery editor at Women's Weekly. To make this pudding you will need the following ingredients: mised dried fruit, brown sugar, plain flour, white bread crumbs, shredded suet, two medium eggs, mixed spice, ginger, Guiness, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and brandy. Set a light to your pudding and wow your next holiday party with this beloved Christmas classic dessert dish.
We understand if you prefer using fake evergreen sprigs and styrofoam berries in your house for Christmas decor rather than the real things, which tend to dry out in 1-2 weeks. But if you're lucky enough to have some really greenery growing outside your self, consider mixing real with fake for an everlasting display.
This recipe almost exactly replicates Heston Blumenthal's famous English recipe. Even if you can't find a candied orange, this tutorial shows you how to make one yourself. You will need, apart from the candied orange, a grated carrot, a grated green apple, three eggs, mixed dried fruit and beer or cider.
This tutorial demonstrates how to make very cheap Christmas tree decoration using feathers and Christmas silver balls. Here a violet and pint feathers are used. The best way to buy feathers is to buy feather bows in which feathers will be fixed together using some wire or string. Now an inch long section of feather is cut from two different bows of violet and pink and the ends are glued. It is left to dry for a few seconds. Some copper wire and the silver ball are taken. Connect the wire to t...
Don't be the Grinch Who Starved Through Christmas just because you're a vegan and your meat-loving family won't budge to make any dish other than buttered green beans for you.
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 the key.
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 Christmas tree ornaments!
No, not Charlton Heston. The only pudding he ever made was steak and kidney. I'm talking about Heston Blumenthal, world famous chef and pudding lover, and the man behind the "Heston"— a plum pudding with an orange hidden within, brought to you by Waitrose (see video below).
Sally the ragdoll from The Nightmare Before Christmas was a fragile, excellently realized character, and makes a fantastic Halloween costume (especially when paired with a Jack Skellington). In this video you'll learn how to do perfect, and we mean perfect, makeup for a Sally costume using only basic storebought products.
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.
Fondant is one of a pastry chef's favorite substances because it's so versatile. You can use fondant to coat a cake with an even, smooth surface, you can shape fondant into little adornments like fish and ladybugs, and you can even employ fondant to decorate cookies.
Jason Hill's breakfast casserole is one of many egg recipes you should add to your collection. The ingredients are eggs, sausage, mushrooms, olive oil, milk, dry mustard, sea salt, sourdough bread, cheddar cheese, green onion, black olives and butter. Try it as one of your Christmas recipes or make when you're feeding a crowd. Just make the night before and it will be ready Christmas morning. Learn how to prepare this breakfast casserole by watching this video cooking tutorial.
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.
The days leading up to Christmas are arguably the most exciting days of the year, as they're filled with Christmas present shopping, baking Christmas cookies, and decorating ye olde Christmas tree and the house. Start a new tradition this year by counting down to Christmas with an advent calender.
Now that Thanksgiving is less than a week away, the holiday season is in full swing. And that means you're probably busier than ever, what with all the decorating, cookie baking, and present buying and wrapping.
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, but offers up very specific icons to work with.
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 event out of it, you can throw a Christmas wreath-making party, but before you start pouring the hot chocolate and turning up the holiday music, you need to know how to make a Christmas wreath.
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without the spicy, warm aromatic smell of cookies and gingerbread-scented cupcakes baking in the oven. Along with the scent of pine needles on your Christmas tree and freshly fallen snow, festive baked goods instantly propel our senses into the season and remind us of fond childhood memories.
Kids and former kids all grew up dreaming about perfect Christmases filled with snow, toys, and of course, Christmas cookies and treats! Christmas is not Christmas without a sprinkling of holiday goodies like cookies, candies, and pastries.
Handmade Christmas decorations make a great family activity. Learn how to make popcorn Christmas garland to hang on the Christmas tree in this free holiday craft video.
Learn how to clean up after Christmas and pack away Christmas decorations in this free home organization video series.
What's the perfect Christmas drink for this holiday season... a candy cane martini. This festive winter drink is perfect for all of your holiday parties, even if it's Christmas in July that you're celebrating, or even Hanukkah. Watch as Art of the Drink's Anthony Caporale as he teaches you how to make this Candy Cane Christmas Martini.
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.
In order to make a miniature baby doll bottle to be used in a dollhouse, you will need the following: orange paint, white paint, a paintbrush, and a light bulb from a string of white Christmas lights. The light bulb must be a standard light bulb. It can't be a replacement bulb, because it needs to be clear. The wires do not need to be removed.
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 lovers!
There is perhaps no better a Christmas novelty (and spur-of-the-moment purchase at drugstores during the holidays) than Christmas baby booties. Bright and cuddly, they're both comfy and stylish, and keep little toes warm during Christmas celebrations.
Don’t throw out those beautiful holiday cards you received! Recycle them into something useful. You will need:
Learn how to set the table for Christmas dinner in this free series of holiday etiquette videos from our catering expert.
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.
Get tips and advice on how to find Christmas gifts for your co-workers in this free video series on Christmas presents.
Learn how to make henna design Christmas ornaments and decorations from an expert in this free holiday crafts video series.
Learn how to make fabric Christmas decorations and ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree, with expert craft tips in this free holiday video series.
Wondering what to give your sister for Christmas? Learn tips on great gift ideas that will make your sister happy in this free video series on gift giving.
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 decorations.
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 video to find out how to draw a cool looking Christmas tree on your fingernails. Tis the season right? Enjoy!
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play the Christmas classic "Christmas Time is Here" by Vince Guaraldi on piano. This helpful how-to video contains detailed instructions that are great for beginner pianists who have some knowledge of music theory. You'll be playing "Christmas Time is Here" as well as Vince Guaraldi himself in no time.
Looking to make this Christmas a DIY Christmas? Why not make your own Christmas tree skirt, customized to fit your personality and home decor! Nothing says it’s Christmas like a beautiful Christmas tree. Now you can decorate the area below with a handmade Christmas tree skirt that you can be proud of.
Personalized Christmas greeting cards are, in our opinion, the best Christmas cards. Sure, we love storebought presents (let's be honest here: Would you prefer an iPad or a hand-knitted scarf?), but when it comes to cards, homemade is best.