Archive for the ‘Holidays and Traditions’ Category

postheadericon How to Carefully Open Presents Before Christmas

How to Carefully Open Presents Before Christmas

Want to look at your Christmas presents ahead of time to see if you got what you wanted? If you do than follow these steps to open them and put them back. Steps 1 Make sure you choose to do this when no one is around. Such as when they are at work, at school, sleeping, or gone out. If not possible, simply go into a room with a lock and hide under a blanket. 2 Go to where the presents are and choose a present you want to see….

postheadericon How to Carve a Skull in a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Skull in a Pumpkin

Two Methods:Printable Pumpkin Carving TemplateCarving a Skull in a PumpkinCommunity Q&A Is every ‘normal’ pumpkin sold out, but you don’t want a tiny one or one that looks like it has pimples? You can easily make a good looking skull/jack o’ lantern out of a pumpkin, no matter what it looks like. Steps Printable Pumpkin Carving Template To use this template, print it out and tape it to your pumpkin wherever it fits best. Try to pick a surface that is relatively free of blemishes, if possible. Then, use a…

postheadericon How to Carve a Cylon Pumpkin

How to Carve a Cylon Pumpkin

Three Methods:Cylon Pumpkin StencilCarving a Cylon PumpkinCylon pumpkin carved only (no paint)Community Q&A Cylons are an alien race from the Battlestar Galactica series. Even if your trick-and-treaters don’t know who the Cylons are though, this amazing cylon pumpkin will intrigue and amuse those calling on your house this Halloween. This sci-fi Cylon pumpkin sculpting will outdo the usual neighborhood carving, so have at it! Steps Cylon Pumpkin Stencil To use this template, print it out and tape it to your pumpkin wherever it fits best. Try to pick a surface…

postheadericon How to Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween

How to Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween

Halloween is one of the naughtiest but spookiest festivals in the world. Learn how to carve a pumpkin for your Halloween party below! Steps 1 Buy a pumpkin. You can get fresh and juicy pumpkins at any grocery shop while Halloween. 2 Make a hole in the pumpkin. Use a sharp knife or cutter. 3 Using a spoon, scoop out all the pulp from the hole you made in the pumpkin. 4 Think of an emotion you want to be on the pumpkin. Never forget, let your creativity fly away…

postheadericon How to Carve a Pumpkin

How to Carve a Pumpkin

Five Parts:Pumpkin Carving TemplatesChoosing a pumpkinDeveloping a designCarving the pumpkinLighting your carved pumpkinCommunity Q&A What would Halloween be without a carved pumpkin sitting on your porch or at the window looking out at all the trick-or-treaters? Make this Halloween special by carving your own pumpkin. Here’s how! Steps Pumpkin Carving Templates Happy Jack-o’-lantern Crazy Jack-o’-lantern Scary Teeth Jack-o’-lantern Missing Teeth Jack-o’-lantern Scary Jack-o’-lantern Nightmare Jack-o’-lantern Graveyard Jack-o’-lantern Witch Hat Jack-o’-lantern Haunted House Jack-o’-lantern Black Cat Jack-o’-lantern Part 1 Choosing a pumpkin 1 Visit an area to search for a pumpkin….

postheadericon How to Carve a Disco Ball Pumpkin

How to Carve a Disco Ball Pumpkin

Two Methods:Drilled pumpkin disco ballCD pumpkin disco ballCommunity Q&A A disco ball pumpkin is an unusual way to welcome those trick-and-treaters this Halloween––they’re bound to stop and look again. The disco ball pumpkin is also a really neat addition to a party table, as a centerpiece or decoration in your home. This tutorial offers two versions, both of which are easy and look spectacular when completed. Steps Method 1 Drilled pumpkin disco ball Just be sure you’re comfortable using an electric drill before embarking on this epic (but simple) pumpkin…

postheadericon How to Address Christmas Card Envelopes

How to Address Christmas Card Envelopes

Sending Christmas cards is a cordial way of extending holiday wishes and greetings to friends, family, and colleagues. When it comes to addressing the envelopes of your Christmas cards, you may want to follow and practice specific guidelines to demonstrate proper etiquette and respect; especially to those with honorable titles or to people you have lost touch with over the past year. Here are some guidelines to follow when addressing Christmas card envelopes to your friends and family. Steps 1 Address the envelopes in writing by hand. Your handwriting will…

postheadericon How to Care for a Tinsel Christmas Tree

How to Care for a Tinsel Christmas Tree

Whether your tinsel tree is a vintage treasure or a modern-made piece, tinsel trees often require a bit more care and keeping than their petroleum-based brothers and sisters. Below are some steps to follow when unpacking and re-packing your shiny tree. Steps 1 Carefully remove and replace branch sleeves. If the tree comes with sleeves for each branch, carefully slip the sleeves on and off, going with the direction the branches are laying. For instance, if all the tinsel and forks are pointing forward, slip the sleeve off in the…

postheadericon How to Care for a Living Christmas Tree

How to Care for a Living Christmas Tree

There is something very special about displaying a live and Living Christmas tree that provides a tree for you to plant on your garden after the holidays. Many buy imitation trees, because they do not enjoy throwing a live tree away. Planting a Living Christmas tree yearly will commemorate each holiday as a special year. Looking back when the kids have grown, along with the tree, they can read who celebrated the holidays at that date with the family and bring back cherished memories. With care and planning, your Christmas…

postheadericon How to Care for a Christmas Tree

How to Care for a Christmas Tree

Six Parts:Picking a Good TreeMaking Space in Your HomeMounting the TreeDecorating the Tree SafelyTaking Care of the TreeDisposing of the TreeCommunity Q&A When you choose to decorate your home with a real Christmas tree, there are steps you can take to keep the tree green, healthy and safe throughout the holiday season. If you love the characteristic aroma of an evergreen tree, then you need to take care of it at the source. It’s important that you know to to appropriately choose and care for your tree so that it…