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How To : Gift wrap a t-shirt if you don't have a box

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.

How To : Make a door swag

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.

How To : Tie a bow using #40 satin ribbon

Jane from Afloral.com shows you how to make a bow using #40 satin ribbon with this tutorial. This is a beautiful ribbon for a present, a flower arrangement or just as a decoration. You will also learn how you can attach this bow to a flower wreath. Watch this how to video and ...more

How To : Screen print holiday snowflake gift wrap with Etsy

This week, Etsy How-Tuesday presents Kari aka ikyoto and Stella aka lookcloselypress of The {NewNew} York Team. Today we're going to learn how to screenprint our own snowflake gift wrap for the holidays. Kari and Stella remind us that recycling paper bags is a great source for ...more

How To : Make a skeleton costume for Halloween

In this series of spine chilling costume videos, our Halloween authority tells you how to create a glow-in-the-dark skeleton costume that would have scared the Dickens out of Charles himself. Part 1 of 14 - How to Make a skeleton costume for Halloween. Make a skeleton costume ...more

How To : Make a bow using wired ribbon

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

How To : Make a bow for any holiday

In this video, with hostess Candy, we are taught how to construct a hair bow for any occasion. With a mellow manner, Candy reveals that we need very few materials, just a ribbon and a clip, and, from there, shows us, distinctly and helpfully, each fold necessary to achieve the ...more

HowTo : Top 10 Avatar Halloween Costumes

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

How To : Make your own festive sprig of mistletoe at home

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.

How To : Make a Coca-Cola Can Rose for Valentine's Day

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

How To : Dress up your poinsettia with golden fabric wrap

Chances are you will have a poinsettia plant in your house before the end of the holiday season, whether it's due to them being on sale at the local grocery store or you receiving them as a hostess gift. Learn how to turn these festive plants into beautiful, eye-catching arra ...more

How To : Make a lifesize Halloween zombie corpse prop

The spooky Halloween prop in this how-to video is a great addition to a haunted house or a front lawn display. Scare kids and trick-or-treaters with this surprisingly life-like for the undead looking zombie corpse. This prop may be a little time intensive, but the finished pro ...more

How To : Make a Santa Claus costume

Our expert will make sure you look the part of Kris Kringle from the underwear to the beard. Part 1 of 18 - How to Make a Santa Claus costume. Make a Santa Claus costume - Part 2 of 18. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a Santa Claus costume - Part 3 ...more

How To : Make a DIY Star Wars Jedi or Sith Halloween costume

The robes of the Jedi and Sith are great bases for all sorts of Star Wars costumes. If you have some DIY flair and want to make your own Star Wars costume for Halloween or cosplay watch this video to learn how to make your own Jedi or Sith robes, depending on your character.

How To : Apply scary clown makeup for Halloween

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

How To : Make a paper sphere ornament

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

How To : Make a bow using satin ribbon

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

How To : Apply sexy pirate makeup for Halloween

It's true, Halloween is basically the time for girls to dress slutty. Check out this how-to video for a sexy pirate look. The demonstrator used these cosmetics: Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Mineral Veil, Nars Laguna Bronzer, True Gold e/s, Mac Blackground Paintpot, Black R ...more

How To : Make a Frankenstein costume

If you are looking for a great Halloween costume idea, why not try dressing up as Frankenstein's Monster? This video series will help you put together a costume that would make Boris Karloff proud! Matt Cail shows you how to make a great yet inexpensive costume from items you ...more

How To : Make a silk bow

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a bow. First, take some fabric, it should be double the size that you want the bow. Now, fold this up in half horizontally, then fold it in half vertically. After this, sew the ends together on the bottom of the fabric. Turn this inside o ...more

How To : Build a gingerbread house with Walt Disney World

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

HowTo : Make Your Own Star Wars Snowflakes

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

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