Christmas is just a few weeks away and the decorating has already begun. The centerpiece for most home during the holiday is, of course, the Christmas tree. But let's face it—that tree can be a big pain in the ass to decorate. You'll run out of tinsel, your lights will be too short, and a missing bulb with throw the whole thing off balance.
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.
Get all of the makeup and hair tutorials you need from Pursebuzz.com. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to style your hair like Kate Voegele's from One Tree Hill. This is the perfect rockers hair that mimics Voegele's, the singer-songwriter, musician, and actress from the Cleveland area. You pretty much just need two curling irons and some hairspray... 99 Times Kate Voegele.
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.
The holidays are a perfect time for all the family to enjoy each other and the presents around the Christmas tree! But if you have babies and toddlers, it can be dangerous for them to be around the tree, especially with small or glass ornaments. In this video you will get some tips for child safety around the tree.
In this video, learn how to plant a fig tree. Figs are perfect for summer and they grow wonderfully in warm environments like the West Coast. If you would like to grow your own figs, check out this video from Stark Silver Creek and you will get all the tips and advice you need to get your tree growing!
If you have ever wanted to learn Japanese or even just a few words in the language then this video is perfect for you to begin with. This video will show you how to write the word "tree" in Japanese in a fun creative way. The video takes a picture of an actual tree and redesigns it to become the word tree, but if you want to just learn how to write the word on it's own then a grab a piece of paper, pen and begin with making a horizontal stroke. Next, make a vertical line through the horizonta...
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.
There are many different trees to use when it comes to the art form of bonsai. Many of the trees can be found in mountain regions and are perfect for using bonsai. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to style a yamadori spruce tree. Good luck and enjoy!
Follow along as we are told how to prune a damaged tree branch. -A damaged branch on a tree can be really bad. It opens the tree up to diseases.
Greeting cards are getting more and more expensive these days, costing as much as $15 for four if you're getting the top quality ones from online boutiques. Stop spending precious moolah you could be using to purchase presents for your friends and family by making your own Christmas cards.
Want a simple and undemanding dessert recipe for Christmas? Why not try these no-bake chocolate-covered Rice Krispies Christmas trees? They're delicious and guaranteed to be a hit with all your friends and family. They're the perfect snack to make with your kids.
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.
Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures into shape with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In this episode, Ben shows you how to create a soothing pastoral scene in Photoshop.
Charles M., an attorney and bonsai cultivator, demonstrates how to transfer a field grown Japanese Black Pine that is ready for training. A 5-gallong nursery specimen was purchased and planted in the ground with a bonsai compound soil to keep its roots close and compact during trunk thickening. The tree was allowed to grow for three years, with the main foliage under four feet, but with two “sacrifice” branches allowed to shoot out without trimming. One sacrifice branch at the top of the tree...
Fatwood is an immense boon for any wilderness survival situation. It's a type of tree that has soaked up tons of nutrients from the ground and is perfect for starting fires. It can be broken down into kindling that will start fires for you time and time again. This video will teach you how to find fatwood and how to use it once you find it.
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.
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 shape of a tiny kite It gets very precise from there. Incorporating smaller and smaller folds, but with a close-up view and a step by step explanation, this video will ensure success. After creating your unique abstract ...
Ever wonder what tree is which in the bush, or what each tree is useful for? This video tutorial will show you how to identify the various trees that are useful in Bushcraft. Andrew Price explains the difference between the trees, like Ash, Beech, Holly, and Elder trees, and their uses. If you need to survive in the wilderness, this is a great way to do it.
Check out this video to learn this awesome Christmas Tree Nail Design - A perfect combination nail art pattern for the holidays ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbABQO5tmDU
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 folded-paper crane ornaments, watch this free origami lesson.
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 decade, and Chris McVeigh, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is sure to be studied for his LEGO mastery.
You've found the perfect tree—or so you think. As hard as we try to display an ideal tree each year, both plastic and pine can disappoint, especially when you're shopping on the cheap.
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.
Make sure this year’s live holiday Christmas tree is not only pretty, but safe, too. Here's how to safely put up a real, live Christmas tree. You will need:
Thinning, or pruning, is the most important step in getting the best fruit from your tree. In this tutorial from Dave Wilson Trees, you'll learn how to thin your own fruit trees as they look at the plum, peach, apricot, nectarine, aprium and pluot trees in their own orchard as part of their spring maintenance routine. Watch this video and learn how to keep your fruit trees healthy and bearing uniform, healthy fruit!
This is how my version of an origami Christmas tree turned out based on the instructions I posted awhile back. Cory also made a version from white glossy paper, which looks great. I opted for the green and brown look, but it wasn't easy.
Start with ten squares of paper in as many different colors as you would like, and then cut them into three equal rectangles. Then fold thirty small waves, and assemble into a twenty-sided polygon (icosahedron). Perfect for a geometric Christmas tree ornament.
How to prune small trees
Are you creatively changed? Pay to have your gifts wraped? This video with Shirley Frazier shows you step by step how to achieve beautiful bows. Bows perfect for enhancing a gift basket, single gifts, Christmas trees, or other creations. This is truly a easily to follow video anyone at any level of artistry can follow. A great active to envolve the whole family when wrapping those gifts, or tripping the tree. Full of tips, and where you can find all you need to achieve these great bows.
This five-part guide presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create a low-polygon model of a tree when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started making your own 3D trees, take a look!
Curtis Smith (Extension Horticulturist) and Rick Daniell (Bernalillo Co. Horticulture Agent) examine the bark of a poplar tree. The young bark is smooth and will furrow as it grows older. There are straight horizontal lines on the bark that look like sap-sucker damage but in this case, the markings on the poplar is the normal bark development of the poplar. They also look at and discuss Fall Web Worm cocoons which look like bird nests on a tree. Web worms do not do as much damage to the tree ...
watch this five part instructional modeling video to make miniature trees for dioramas, architectural models, and game terrain. You can use expensive artificial leaves, or you can use this more resourceful method. Go outdoors and collect small twigs and dried branches to add to the wire structures for a more natural look. This tutorial demonstrates how to make deciduous, coniferous, and several other types of miniature trees.
Each year an apple tree should produce three things: new growth, fruit buds on last year's and older growth, and fruit on those fruit buds formed in previous years. In order to keep an apple tree in balance and fruiting, one must prune. However, pruning is often done poorly. In this, the first installment of his series on practical apple tree pruning, Stephen Hayes of Fruitwise Heritage Apples looks at the general structure of the apple tree.
Woodland areas provide a personal forest where you can ramble about and relax. This video tutorial teaches you how to chop down a tree in your woodland area and what to do with trunk afterwards. First, you'll need to have the tools and proper safety equipment. Next, thin the trees to allow more light and encourage growth. Then use your chainsaw to cut a gap on the side of the tree that you want the trunk to fall. Finally, sned the tree by cutting off branches and reducing it to manageable 2 m...
Michael Weisner, an animator and a graphic designer, shows us in this video how to draw an olive tree using a piece of writing paper and a writing utensil. First, it should be taken into account that olive trees are grown in rocky soil, which other trees cannot be grown in and the soil around the base of the tree should be rocky ground. Next, proceed to the trunk of the tree, which is a curved and branching structure. After that, we are shown to move on to the leaves of the tree, which are cr...
This video explains how to prune an olive bonsai tree properly. the olive tree used in the video is an europaea tree bought from an exclusive bonsai tree company. The way the tree is pruned are by cutting the tree so that that it has an upward shape to stimulate vertical growth. It is explained that a process known as "cut and grown" are used with the olive tree because it makes the tree grow much faster and produce more fruit. Any branches or leaves that are unnecessary to the vertical growt...
The only thing better than eating a cupcake is eating two cupcakes, and the only thing better than eating two cupcakes is, as it follows, eating three. So imagine the way your kids' faces will light up when you bake them these gigantic Christmas tree cupcakes!
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.
John White, Dona Ana County Extension Agent, Teddi Peters, Master Gardener, and Southwest Yard and Garden demonstrate how to make a Christmas tree from a tomato plant cage for the holidays. The cage will already have a tree like form. Attach electrical tape around the prongs. Then, starting at the top, twist green holiday garland around the cage. Soon you will have something that looks like a tree. Add ornaments and Christmas lights to decorate your tree. You can use your new tree inside or t...