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How to Embed Items into Homemade Candles

If you're making candles for Christmas gifts, embellish them by embedding decorative items. You’ve likely seen a candle that has some object lodged inside it, such as shells or wax chunks. Gel candles, [more…]

How to Add a Crackle Finish to Homemade Candles

That crackle finish on candles you see in stores, is easy to replicate on your homemade candles. Add a crackle finish to create some visual interest on an otherwise plain candle. Your homemade Christmas [more…]

Free Candle Molds from Everyday Household Containers

Homemade candles are budget-friendly Christmas gifts, but save even more money by using household containers as candle molds. Free candle molds are everywhere in your house, if you know where to look. [more…]

How to Make Hand-Milled Soaps

Scented homemade soaps make great Christmas gifts. If you prefer not to use caustic chemicals while making soap, then hand-milled soaps are your answer. The only special tool that you really need is a [more…]

How to Make Melt-And-Pour Soaps

Melt-and-pour soaps are so easy to make that you'll always have a stash of ready-made, homemade gifts on hand. To make melt-and pour soap, you begin with soap base from a craft store. Simply cut off the [more…]

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet

Homemade friendship bracelets are inexpensive Christmas gifts that children can make and give. Colorful friendship bracelets are made by tying patterns of knots in colorful thread. They are safe to wear [more…]

How to Make Decorated Barrettes

Making beaded barrettes is a great craft project for little girls. They can give the finished barrettes to their friends for Christmas. This would be a great holiday craft project to do with your Brownie [more…]

How to Make a Beaded Picture Frame

Give an old or scratched picture frame a brand new look by covering it in beads. A beaded picture frame is a budget-friendly Christmas gift that's perfect for children to make. If you don't have old frames [more…]

How to Make a Whimsical Wire-Scroll Photo Holder

A beaded, wire-scroll photo holder is an inexpensive, homemade gift for anyone on your Christmas list. Experiment with different colors and combinations to create a personalized present, and add more wires [more…]

How to Make a Beaded Bookmark

For the readers on your Christmas list, a beaded bookmark is an attractive, homemade gift that's sure to be appreciated. Make this beaded bookmark as simple or as extravagant as you wish, depending on [more…]

Clay Bead Project for Children

In this Christmas craft project, children make round, single-colored clay beads for garlands, as Christmas tree ornaments, or as jewelry for gifts. Use polymer clay, which you can find in craft stores. [more…]

How to Make a Five-Pointed Paper Snowflake

Folding and cutting paper snowflakes is a common holiday craft idea that everyone, young and old, can enjoy. Creating a paper snowflake with an even number of sides is fairly easy, but you can really impress [more…]

How to Make a Six-Pointed Paper Snowflake

One of the easiest, most common, and most enjoyable of holiday crafts is cutting snowflakes out of paper. Folding your paper to create a standard six-pointed paper snowflake is a little more difficult [more…]

How to Make an Eight-Pointed Paper Snowflake

One of the easiest, most common, and most enjoyable of holiday crafts is cutting snowflakes out of paper. Folding your paper to create a standard eight-pointed paper snowflake is pretty easy, as long as [more…]

How to Make Blown Easter Eggs (Pysanky)

The ancient Ukrainian form of decorating eggs, pysanky,starts with a blown egg — that is, an egg shell with all the gooey insides removed. Although you may never aspire to spend time decorating eggs as [more…]

Great Tips for Decorating Easter Eggs

Decorating Easter eggs can be fun for kids of all ages. Although dipping hard-boiled eggs in dye is a standard process, you certainly aren't limited to dip-dyed Easter eggs. Here are some of the many ways [more…]

How to Make a Christmas Candy Garland

Kids love to help make these candy garlands to decorate the home for Christmas. The garland can be draped on the Christmas tree, over a mantel or a doorway, or any other place where you would like a colorful [more…]

How to Make Cinnamon Stick Votives

Christmas is a great time to get kids involved in holiday craft projects. Help them make these inexpensive glass votives decorated as gifts for their teachers. The cinnamon sticks used to decorate the [more…]

How to Build Your Gingerbread House

After you have baked your gingerbread according to the gingerbread template and created the icing, you are ready for the fun part — putting your gingerbread house together. So put on your hard hat and [more…]

How to Scent Your Home with Christmas Cheer

Because smell is a powerful sense, you can use this simmering concoction to decorate the air for Christmas! You may bring this to room temperature, cover, refrigerate, and use again. Eventually the scent [more…]

How to Make Sugar-Frosted Fruit for Your Christmas Party

Sugar-Frosted Fruit is simply fresh fruit that’s coated with egg white and then coated with sugar. The fruits are crystallized and look beautiful mounded in a glass bowl or on a pedestal. They can be eaten [more…]

How to Make Gilded Walnut Christmas Ornaments

With little time and effort, you can turn a simple walnut into beautiful Christmas ornaments. This project is a fun activity for kids at Christmas time. They can give the ornaments as gifts or keep them [more…]

How to Make a Popcorn Cranberry Garland

Popcorn-cranberry garlands can be used to decorate your Christmas tree, but don’t stop there. Drape the garlands over the bushes and trees in your yard and the birds will thank you; the garlands last however [more…]

How to Make a Cranberry Kumquat Ice Wreath

A cranberry-kumquat ice wreath is a lovely outdoor Christmas decoration for your home. The only requirement for this project is that the temperature outside be below freezing. This ice wreath is beautiful [more…]

Shopping List for Tree-Trimming Party

For this tree-trimming party, you gather friends and families for a kid-friendly Christmas craft evening. The menu offers delicious appetizers and eggnog in to heighten the Christmas cheer. Set up craft [more…]

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