Homemade cookies are a terrific gift. With a simple bakery box and some ribbon, the package will be as pretty as the contents.
If you recently unearthed your silver from storage hoping to use the pieces to set your holiday table, you may have been a bit disappointed at how tarnished all those spoons and forks look.
Christmas is coming up, but you've been so busy scoping out presents for friends and family, organizing your annual holiday cocktail party, and working hard for your holiday bonus to pay much attention to decorating your house. What do you do if you're in a bind and just don't have the time to decorate? Watch this video to learn how to make a quick holly felt garland for the holidays.
Around the holidays we use pretty lights and candles for everything: We hang shiny white lights on our Christmas tree, dangle them outside along our windowsill, and add candles to floral centerpieces.
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 present.
If you've ever watched "The Nutcracker" before, then you know that one of the most whimsical and (physically) memorable characters of the ballet production is the King himself, the Nutcracker.
The holidays are one of the busiest and most frustrating times of the year. It can be a pain for some, but others welcome the holidays and everything that comes with it. Including the numerous items and trinkets that can used to decorate their home. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to decorate your house during the holiday season. Good luck and enjoy!
This video helps the holiday table settings add a fun and colorful theme to each holiday. Using white plates and table cloths, along with clear glass settings, will help to bring out the colors and details of the decorative additions to the table. Having scented candles or other types of fragrances will highlight and compliment the holiday table theme you have set. The table decorations you will see don't need to match, they only need to flow in with the theme you have arranged. This video wi...
Bring a little joy and festivity to this holiday season, check out this do-it-yourself video to see how to make a festive holiday wreath, perfect for creating that festive atmosphere around your house during Christmas. At home on your front door or in a hallway, this cheerful Christmas wreath decoration is a cinch to make and sure to liven the Christmas spirit.
Make your holidays DIY and save yourself some money. Follow this video to learn how to make two types of holiday wreaths. Learn from Meg as she shows us how to make a mossy Christmas wreath, held together by little mushrooms for a personal touch. She also gives us some great tips on making a cinnamon stick covered wreath. Perk up the kitchen with the spicy aroma of cinnamon for the holidays.
With Christmas coming up in a little more than a week, it's prime time to start thinking about how you'll be adorning your holiday table. While we know you're probably focused on getting together the perfect menu, what good is sumptuous turkey and beautiful sugar cookies if they're arranged messily on the table?
Add some pizzazz to your holiday celebrations! Christmas ornaments aren't just for the tree any more - this tutorial shows you how to take a collection of brightly colored ornaments and incorporate them into a spectacular and colorful holiday wreath.
Who better to get holiday décor tips from than a professional event designer? Andrea Correale from Elegant Affairs gives you some cheap holiday tips fro decorating your homes just in time for Christmas. Make it a stylish holiday this year— on a shoestring budget!
Decorating your home during the holiday season can seem difficult, but with the right help, it can be done. In this tutorial, you'll find out some helpful tips and advice on how to decorate parts of your home using certain holiday items that you can display. So good luck and enjoy!
Decorating your home during the holiday season can be a fun and creative time. There are so many items that can be used to help create the right mood during a festive and joyous time. In this tutorial, you'll find out some tips for decorating your home during the holidays. Enjoy!
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!
If you like folding paper stars and think they're a cinch, this omega star should give you quite a challenge. This omega star is an intricate fold that looks beautiful when complete. Perfect atop that pine tree in your living room (during holidays hopefully). This step=by=step video takes you through each fold of the paper origami 3D omega star, so pay attention.
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.
Need to spruce up (or wreath up) your trailer for the holidays? For this Christmas in your trailer park, let Jolene Sugarbaker show you how to make a classic trailer park Christmas craft... the wreath. This video will show you how to turn ordinary dryer sheets into a festive holiday wreath.
Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Learn how to make this fun Christmas craft! Making a giant holiday wreath involves gluing a large ribbon bow to the top of a wreath, gluing down small presents, holly sprigs and trinkets and wrapping the excess ribbon around the greenery. Create a large Christmas wreath, adding any items that go with the holiday spirit, with instructions from an experienced craftswoman in this free video on Christmas crafts.
What would Christmas be without snow? Well, it would be a Christmas in California. But jokes aside, snow is one of the most recognized symbols of the holiday season and its natural beauty, so why not incorporate it into your holiday decorating?
One of our favorite parts about the holidays is the decorating. There's nothing that makes you feel moer Christmasy than waking up on Christmas morning to the fresh scent of pine from your glittering Christmas tree and garland swags adorning every doorway.
In this video, we learn how to make holiday brunch ahead of time. Simple holiday brunch can take the pressure off and let you relax with your loved ones. Everything can be done a day ahead to let you do last minute tasks in just minutes. An overnight bread, cheese, and egg custard can sit in the fridge overnight so all you have to do in the morning is pop it into the oven. Try looking for coffee cakes that only take a few ingredients. Also, if you are making a salad, shred the lettuce ahead o...
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.
Want to impress your friends and family at the next holiday or Christmas party? Learn how to make these fun, non-alcoholic holiday drink recipes with expert party tips in this free holiday video series.
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.
Got a vase? How about a candle and some fake snow? Then you've got yourself a frosty good centerpiece for your holiday table. Check out this holiday decor video to learn how to put together a wintry scene.
No matter how big or small your Christmas tree might be, you can use this tutorial to make an attractive and festive holiday tree! You will need Christmas lights, wire and your favorite ornaments, tinsel, ribbon and other holiday decorations.
You can use ribbon as a tree decoration! This tutorial shows you how to take a spool of wide ribbon (use wired ribbon for best results) and use it to create a unique and eye catching holiday decoration for your Christmas tree.
Living in a small space doesn't mean you have to forego hosting a holiday get together! This tutorial gives you some great tips on how you can not only host a party in a small house or apartment, but how you can do it on a budget, too.
Tulips are graceful and elegant flowers that come in a variety of colors, making them a good choice for holiday decorating. This video shows you how to make holiday arrangements using bundles of 10 and 20 tulips, as well as a few ideas for floating candles.
Make some candy Christmas trees as decorations this holiday season! All you need is some Styrofoam cups and a collection of your favorite Christmas candies, like gumdrops or peppermints. You can use hot glue to attach the candies, or toothpicks if you want to eat them later.
This is a wonderful gift to give away for the holidays! Find a clear glass jar and the ingredients for your favorite cookie. Gently layer all your ingredients in the jar, and then attach a recipe tag to the neck.
Turn a basket into a holiday decoration that you can use to hold goodies, napkins or other holiday items. This tutorial shows you how to take a plain wicker basket and attach fall-themed artificial plants and other embellishments to create a fall or Thanksgiving themed basket.
There's no better time than the holidays to whip up a batch of beautiful decorative bows. This instructional video teaches you how to tie your own bows for embellishing any holiday themed item. Once you've mastered this technique feel free to experiment with other sizes and styles. These are the bows that we use to attach to wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, swags, potted plants, and a variety of other floral arrangements. Learning how to make your own professional crafter's quality bow like t...
When the weather outside is frightful, we have a holiday hat your kids will actually want to wear. This video shows how to make a beautiful reindeer hat. Your child will lead the pack in true Rudolph style with this cap whose fanciful antlers are made from a pair of basic knit gloves. This is a fun Christmas craft project! Make it with your kids at their holiday party.
Here's a quick and easy way to add some Christmas flair to your home this holiday season. These mini wreaths will be a huge hit.
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.
In this video, Julie Mulligan shares ideas, tips, and tricks on creating your own beautiful flower arrangements this holiday season. Follow along with Julie as she teaches you how to decorate your fireplace mantel, create unique place card holders, and create the same kinds of fabulous arrangements you'll find in her Designer Flowers collection, such as a Julep Cup Arrangement, an evergreen arrangement, a holiday wreath, and the Amazing Flower Snowman!
Learn how to make a cookie tree with expert tips on a unique holiday cookie, in this free recipe video series on making your own holiday cookie tree.