The holiday season is almost over, bringing the year to an end, and what better way to end it than with some tonsil hockey from the dime across the room on New Year's Eve? If you missed the opportunity to snag a kiss using the awesome mistletoe trick, then this is your last c ...more
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Bows are so beautiful. They make a great accessory and an awesome accent to any gift. The bigger the bow, however, the more likely it is to flop and not look as beautiful as it should. This tutorial will show you how to make a beautifully large holiday bow using wired ribbon s ...more
In this tutorial, Jane from Afloral.com shows you how to make may loop bow using double face wired satin ribbon. This is a beautiful bow for flower arrangements, presents, or decoration at a party. Watch this how to video and you will be able to make this fluffy, large bow in ...more
Valentine's Day is a day full of clichés. Roses, chocolates, and a nice dinner are always at the top of the list, and while there's nothing wrong with any of those things, how...boring. These traditions may be great for florists and the greeting card industry, but for those wh ...more
Ew, yes, you read right. Owl Pellets: masses of bone, teeth, hair, feathers and exoskeletons of various animals preyed upon by raptors, or birds of prey (re: spitballs of nastiness). For the lighter stomachs out there, have no fear, this Halloween party favor tutorial is from ...more
The hidden blade from Assassin' Creed is a super fun weapon to use, and Ezio a very distinctive and cool idea for a Halloween costume. IF you've come to the same conclusions, watch this video to learn how to make a DIY working hidden blade out of Knex that will not get you arr ...more
In this video tutorial, learn how to make a cardboard house with leftover cardboard that you may have sitting around from the holidays. You will need cardboard and plastic box rivets. Create several holes along one side of your first piece of cardboard. These holes will be us ...more
Dressing as an elf for Christmas is a great way for thin people to get into the holiday spirit. Watch this video to learn how you can make a DIY elf costume out of some old clothes, felt, and a little sewing skill.
The pastry chefs at Walt Disney World and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort have built a 16-foot gingerbread house each holiday season for more than a decade. Ellen, the Gingerbread Lady, has shown thousands of guests how she makes gingerbread houses. Now, she has a few tips for ...more
Easter is just a few days away, and what does that mean for you? Eggs, and lots of them. What's the fun of Easter without some freaking eggs, right? I usually dig the plastic ones with money or chocolate inside, but hard-boiled eggs shouldn't be missing from the party. When i ...more
This how-to video will show you how to make a cool and unique CD case frame for your dad on Father's Day, to make him feel all special inside. Nobody else will have a frame like this! This crafty project is a great way to recycle CD cases you no longer need, and doesn't cost y ...more
This is a lovely and elegant craft idea to add a little candle flair to your Thanksgiving dinner. Make a votive array which reads 'Give Thanks' by using cricut vinyl. This can be made for less than ten dollars, too, so it won't break the bank! Video: .
If you find yourself running out of boxes with piles of clothes still left to wrap, have no fear. Just watch this tutorial and follow along as you're shown how to gift wrap t-shirts with pretty wrapping paper and ornaments. You'll amaze with your pretty wrapping paper skills.
If you're planning on hosting a holiday party this year, you can't not have mistletoe hanging from a convenient doorway! This tutorial shows you how you can make your own festive sprig mistletoe out of artificial plants and some Christmas ribbon.
"Twas the week before Christmas and all around the house, no decorations were outside, my wife called me a louse. The columns though pretty, were tall, white and bare, it soon became clear that candy canes should be there." Check out this holiday video to see how to make holi ...more
The White Elephant gift exchange is a popular game to play at holiday parties, and there are several variations to the rules. This vidoe gives you a quick description of each, so you can decide which version is the best for your own party.
Jennisse uses an item called a Bowdabra which was purchased at Michaels to create beautiful holiday bow. First she uses a wire covered in gold and places it in the center of the Bowdabra. She uses two rolls of ribbon, making sure the wire on the sides is thick. Use a long piec ...more
Instead of the usual holiday wreath, why not try something different? Allen Smith shows us how to make a door swag that starts with an ordinary clothes hanger.
Choose ribbon in an appropriate color, texture and width. Are you trying to match the ribbon color to a particular gift wrap? Will the ribbon width give you the size bow you want? How will you be using the bow? Choose enough ribbon for the number of bows you want to make. For ...more
Have you run out of ideas to decorate your Christmas tree? Well, here is a fantastic video on how to make big ribbon bows. The video shows how to make bow ribbons in a single color and in a double color. It is quite interesting to see a strip of ribbon change into a wonderful ...more
This video shows a step-by-step guide for making a Valentine's Day rose out of an empty Coke can (or soda of your choice). All you need is an empty Coca-Cola can (or other soda can), a knife, and a pair of scissors. Video: . Follow the instructions in the YouTube video above a ...more
This video demonstrates how to make a simple latex prosthetic for a mask or face piece. This process is a lot easier than the traditional method. Great for special effects or Halloween!
Inject some Star Wars nerd into your holiday spirit: "My wife is a genius. She made these little beauties while making paper snowflakes with the kids. She saw our son Ethan making one that somewhat looked like a Storm Trooper. She then ran with the idea and made these masterp ...more
Jane from A Floral shows us how to make a bow using satin ribbon. You should first get a long length of ribbon from the spool. You should next determine how long you want the tails of the bow to be. It's okay to make them a little longer because you can cut them off if needed. ...more
In this video series, watch as professional makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to do scary clown makeup for Halloween. In this step by step makeup lesson learn how to apply the base paint, how to add triangles and fake blood, and really turn clowns into an evil thing. Take a ...more
Bows are a pretty accent to almost anything. You can put a bow in your hair, on your clothing, on accessories, around flowers, around your puppy's collar - anywhere - and they add a hint of adorable. In this tutorial, Nancy of Lady Bug Wreaths shows us how to make bows for beg ...more
This Hosting & Entertaining video tutorial will show you how to make a bow for any occasion. LeAnn Dolan, owner of Ecru Modern Stationer, shares her secret of creating a wonderful gift pack topper. For this you will need two pieces of ribbon of same color and of course the gif ...more
By using fake snow, you can create a lovely and festive snowy centerpiece. In addition to the snow, you will also need some candles, pine cones and nuts to round out the decoration. Best of all, the artificial snow is biodegradable!
Start this Chanukah off with a spin and learn how to make an awesome Milk Carton Dreidel, like the one in this how-to video. You will need a small milk carton, blue paint, a paintbrush, glue, a pencil, scissors, gold glitter, a styrofoam ball, a table covering, amd a plastic p ...more
Living in a small space doesn't mean you have to forego hosting a holiday get together! This tutorial gives you some great tips on how you can not only host a party in a small house or apartment, but how you can do it on a budget, too.
Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the star of Assassin's Creed, is one of the coolest protagonists in the history of games. His costume is a part of that, and if your want to reproduce it for Halloween or cosplay you've come to the right place. This video will teach you how to make a ...more
Below, 10 step-by-step instructional videos for transforming yourself into a Na'vi being this Halloween. Step 1: Choose your favorite Avatar look from the list below. Step 2: Apply your chosen look. Step 3: For the dedicated fans with (more than a little) time on their hands, ...more
You will need about 3 yards of ribbon. Make a loop and twist it. Continue making more loops and twisting them until you have 4 or 5 loops. Make sure to secure the bow in the center with a tie of some sort. Snip off the edges. Following this video you can make a pretty bow for ...more
This is a visual demonstration of how to make a moving jaw for your werewolf mask. Watch Make a furry werewolf mask for some more ideas!
Learn how to make sugar glazed fresh fruit with Allen Smith. He shows how ordinary fruit can be transformed into ornaments or a centerpiece.
Our holiday expert Matt Cail will show you how to make your very own elf costume, starting with the undergarments and tights, then on to the shoes, gloves and familiar elf hat. He also includes tips for elf makeup, ideas for the kind of presents elves like to give, and even te ...more
Martha demonstrates how to make ornaments with photos of your friends and family. They are a great way to decorate your Christmas tree. Make picture frame ornaments. Click through to watch this video on marthastewart.com
Sphere ornaments fashioned from holiday cards are simple to make and add a decorative touch to any Christmas tree. Materials needed are holiday cards, scissors, hole punch, paper fasteners, decorative thread. Make a paper sphere ornament. Click through to watch this video on m ...more
This do it yourself video demo shows how to create a scarecrow prop with wearable mask. With Batman bigger than ever, any of the characters from the movies are sure to be a hit costume. This scarecrow costume mask is easy to make, and can be used as just a Halloween prop decor ...more
Use a jar, CD shavings, Play-Doh, and water to craft a cool little snow globe.