Archive for the ‘Holidays and Traditions’ Category

postheadericon How to Create a Festive Holiday Wreath

How to Create a Festive Holiday Wreath

Festive looking wreaths are great anytime, but they’re especially wonderful around the Christmas holidays. Steps 1 Lay old newspapers down to put the wreath on, in a well lit up work area. Plug in the glue gun or have glue squares heating on a low setting on the stove and lay spoon out. Lay all the pine cones, in different sizes, near the work area. Have the nuts in a bowl near-by. Cut ribbon and prepare your bow ahead, nothing too big works best. 2 Place the wreath on the…

postheadericon How to Create a Dark Knight Joker Costume for Halloween

How to Create a Dark Knight Joker Costume for Halloween

Since Cesar Romero hit our television screens in 1966 as one of Batman’s arch enemies the Joker has grown to become one of the most identifiable super villains. The dark knight joker costume will be forever held in legend due to the passing of Heath Ledger. The perfect fancy dress for halloween is the popular joker outfit as it can look incredible when done properly. Steps 1 Purchase the following items to form the costume: White face paint, red lipstick/face blood, hair gel, plain trousers/pants, hexagon shirt, waistcoat, plain black…

postheadericon How to Create a Christmas Atmosphere in a Bedroom

How to Create a Christmas Atmosphere in a Bedroom

Five Parts:Preparing your roomDecorating from the topDecorating the bottomDecorating the walls, door and windowsAdding other decorations to the roomCommunity Q&A Put a bit of Christmas cheer into your own bedroom, and enjoy the personal feel of the holiday season. You can decorate your room by merely hanging snowflakes above the bed, or if you are really keen, consider making the decorative effect even more elaborate. Steps Part 1 Preparing your room 1 Clean out your room. Take any unnecessary furniture out for during the holidays. Store it in an attic…

postheadericon How to Create a Christmas List for a Letter to Santa

How to Create a Christmas List for a Letter to Santa

Kids love to write letters to Santa. But when it comes to just writing him the list of the presents you’d like to receive, a little more thought needs to be done. This article will give you some advice on how you should approach the situation, so you know what to write down in your letter. Steps 1 Think about the toys you’d like to receive for Christmas. Perhaps you know a few without even looking, and can write these down without much help. 2 Look through catalogs from within…

postheadericon How to Create a Christmas CD As a Gift

How to Create a Christmas CD As a Gift

Then again, its Christmas time! We all love receiving gifts, but what about giving? You probably don’t want to spend a fortune of money on Christmas gifts, but you still want to buy something nice. If everything you just read is true you’ve come to the right place! Steps 1 Set up a work area, since the gift is DIY (do it yourself). This will help you concentrate on what you’re doing. Another optional but good thing to do is put on some music to relax yourself! 2 Buy all…

postheadericon How to Create a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

How to Create a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Three Methods:Entire TreeCenterpiece VersionAny PlantCommunity Q&A Did you leave your tree shopping until the last minute? Doomed to the most pathetic tree left in the parking lot or worse still, to a mere branch of a tree? Ah, stop being glum. You are about to restore some hope to the world… A Charlie Brown Christmas tree is a tree that is made from either what looks like the runt among all the Christmas trees in the lot or from broken parts of trees others have already taken away. It is…

postheadericon How to Cosplay As Velma from Scooby Doo

How to Cosplay As Velma from Scooby Doo

You want to be Velma from Scooby-Doo for Halloween? If so, keep reading. Steps 1 Find some big black glasses. In the cartoon Velma is often seen searching for her glasses in crucial times, so they’re an important accessory. Take your own if you already wear glasses. If you don’t you can buy a cartoony pair at a costume shop or a more realistic one in shops specialized in selling accessories. 2 Find a brown bob wig, or style your hair into a bob. You can mimic a bob haircut…

postheadericon How to Cosplay As Noodle from Gorillaz for Halloween

How to Cosplay As Noodle from Gorillaz for Halloween

Do you love Noodle, the guitarist from the virtual band Gorillaz? Cosplaying as Noodle can help you make a great Halloween costume, even if you’re just doing it for a convention or gathering! Your friends will be impressed with your Noodle costume, especially if they are Gorillaz fans themselves! Steps 1 First, take an assessment and see which Noodle you look most like: Phase 1- Short, no bangs, radio hat; Phase 2- Taller, skinnier, bangs cover eyes; Phase 3- (Cyborg Noodle) army cap, woman’s body, bangs cover one eye. (Normal…

postheadericon How to Cope With Post Holiday Syndrome

How to Cope With Post Holiday Syndrome

After spending a wonderful holiday over the Christmas and New Year period, some people feel blue and find that it’s difficult to function normally in their daily rhythm. As defined by the DSM IV, holiday blues, holiday depression, or post-Christmas blues, these commonly used terms depict the mental distress occurring after the winter holidays and festival season. This article is focused on experiencing the “blues” since this term suggests mild mental distress, a commonly occurring phenomenon when dealing with daily life stress and change. Below are some suggested steps to…

postheadericon How to Cope With Being Forced to Attend the Office Christmas Party

How to Cope With Being Forced to Attend the Office Christmas Party

Here it comes around again, the office Christmas party… and you don’t want to be a part of it this year. Yet, when you let them know you can’t make it, you’re leaned on rather heavily and informed that unless you’re in hospital dying, you’re expected to show up at the office Christmas party. At this point, it’s all about coping. Steps 1 Set an early time limit on leaving. While you’re obliged to turn up, you’re not obliged to stay for the whole party. In fact, make it absolutely…