Archive for the ‘Holidays and Traditions’ Category

postheadericon How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

How to Create Fruit Christmas Tree Displays

Liven up the holiday table this season with a three-dimensional fruit Christmas tree. Make one or many as the fruit off this tree will go fast. You may need to get it started as this tree is so pretty, your guests may be too intimidated to remove the fruit. Steps 1 Purchase a tree base. Determine the tree size before purchasing the Styrofoam cone at a local craft store. Consider either one large statement or several cute trees, located around the table or your home. 2 Select fruit. While this…

postheadericon How to Create Jack Sparrow Tribal Scene Eyeballs

How to Create Jack Sparrow Tribal Scene Eyeballs

Who can forget that creepy but cool tribal Eyeball makeup Captain Jack wore as the king/sacrifice in waiting in Pirates of the Caribbean 2? This is a fun twist on the typical Jack Sparrow costume this year. Grab an artsy friend to help you with the paint on your eyelid (unless you were born part owl and can keep one eye COMPLETELY open and the other closed). Steps 1 Pat a concealer or eye shadow base all over the eyelid, inner corners, and in a light semi-circle underneath. 2 Start…

postheadericon How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

Two Parts:Filling the SocksDecorating the SnowmanCommunity Q&A The holidays are a great time to create your own decorations, especially when you have someone to do it with. These cute snowmen decorations are inexpensive while easy and fun to make. Steps Part 1 Filling the Socks 1 Choose a white tube sock. You are welcome to use other colors, but white works best for snowmen. Avoid using ankle socks, they won’t work. 2 Fill the bottom of the sock with dry beans or rice until it is about 3/4 filled to…

postheadericon How to Create Glowing in the Dark Christmas Cards

How to Create Glowing in the Dark Christmas Cards

As many of you know, it is a long standing tradition to send Christmas cards in many countries. Quite a number of people display these cards on tables and around doorways during this festive season. This year make your cards stand out in an extremely fun way by adding a twist; make them glow with the spirit of the season. Steps 1 Purchase your Christmas cards. Be a little selective this year by buying ones with scenes that have some type of lighting involved. The examples are the star of…

postheadericon How to Create Custom Gift Wrap Using Photo Editing Software

How to Create Custom Gift Wrap Using Photo Editing Software

This article shows you how to make your own wrapping paper using your computer and favorite graphic editing software. Steps 1 Pick the image you want (ideally themed to match the gift or card). Make sure you own the rights to use the image. This example uses a little cartoon of a baby:thumb 2 Change size and resolution – approximately 1” square at 300 dpi works OK to fill an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet 3 If using Photoshop, make sure that Constrain Proportions and Resample Image are both checked,…

postheadericon How to Create Christmas Games

How to Create Christmas Games

Ten Methods:Hershey’s Kisses GameGift Wrapping RaceGift Unwrapping RaceSanta’s Beard GameMarshmallow RaceMake AntlersPass the ParcelChristmas Carols X-FactorHeadbandzRockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (RATCT)Community Q&A Jolly up your Christmas this year with some Christmas-related games that are fun, inclusive and likely to get even the most crotchety relatives giggling––at least a little! The games can involve prizes if you want but given it’s already a season filled with gifts, you might just like to play them for fun and to break the ice. Steps Method 1 Hershey’s Kisses Game 1 Divide everyone into…

postheadericon How to Create a Wintery and Snowy Christmas Tree Without Flocking It

How to Create a Wintery and Snowy Christmas Tree Without Flocking It

Four Parts:Planning and PreparingAdding Core DecorationsAdding Snow-Flocked DecorationsCreating Your Own Snow-Flocked DecorationsCommunity Q&A Snowy trees are a familiar sign to many around the holiday season. The crystal icy sparkling wonderland can inspire many to want to recreate this effect indoors for their holiday decorations. One option can be just go to a store in person or on the web and purchase what is called a flocked tree. Another way is to buy what is called spray snow or flocking snow but who wants to go through the hassle, mess and…

postheadericon How to Apply Day of the Dead Makeup

How to Apply Day of the Dead Makeup

Day of the Dead can be a very fun festival but can also be a great costume. With this bright and easy make up you can wow all your friends and look amazing. Steps 1 Start by applying a white base all over your face. Make sure to cover your entire face. Close your eyes and apply the white base to your eyelids 2 Apply mascara to both eyes. If you would like to curl your eye lashes. Do it now. 3 Apply eye shadow primer from your eyelash line…

postheadericon How to Create a Thanksgiving Place Card Holder

How to Create a Thanksgiving Place Card Holder

A turkey place card holder is a cute and handy item for the Thanksgiving table, to help guide the family and other guests to their seats. It’s a simple enough craft for children to make so that they can feel a part of the festive preparations too. Steps 1 Assemble the items needed to complete this project. These are listed below under “Things You’ll Need”. The items can be sourced from craft stores or craft sections in department stores. In addition, you’ll need to decide on the colors of the…

postheadericon How to Create a Thanksgiving Name Card Holder

How to Create a Thanksgiving Name Card Holder

The holidays are a great time for crafting with family and friends. This craft is inexpensive, easy for all ages to do, and a really neat addition to your Thanksgiving table! Steps 1 Decide on what color foam paper to use for the wings, tail feathers and feet. Be creative and use crazy colors or be classical and use brown, orange and red. 2 For the tail feathers-You will need 5 foam sheets. Trace your index finger on each different colored sheet and cut out. For the wings and feet-cut…