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 who want to break the mold, it takes some creative thinking.
Hosting your own party for Halloween this year and want to really set the tone for the party? Some people have one of those smoking punch bowls that are somewhat like a smoking cauldron. Looking to make the same effect? Well you will need to get some dry ice, but regardless of that, you should probably watch this video first to get the tips on making the proper smoking punch bowl with the right tips for safety and more.
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 product is worth the effort. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a zombie corpse for Halloween.
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.
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!
This is an amazing how to video on making fake whiskers using fishing wire and latex.
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 so that it doesn't wilt. Soon, your gift will be the talk of the party and no one will ever want to open it - it will be too perfect!
The Easter Bunny, the Santa Clause of the 4th of July in unquestionably Uncle Sam, the lanky ol' icon of American patriotism. Watch this video to learn how to make a cool replica of his iconic top hate to wear to your next 4th of July party or other patriotic event.
Celebrate your Jewish heritage this holiday season by creating a Star of David with this easy instructional video. Make a Star of David by following along with this easy instructional video. Materials needed to complete this project include blue paint, a paint brush, ribbon, popsicle sticks and a glue gun.
The hidden blade that Altair uses to murder his victims in Assassin's Creed is a great costume piece, and if you don't mind working with metal then you should be able to use the instructions in this video to make a really cool one.
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 sweet Ezio costume using some storebought materials and basic sewing skills.
In this video series, watch as makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to make a sexy nurse costume. Learn where to find the clothes, how to do the makeup, and how to present yourself as a sexy nurse. Let the experts at ExpertVillage remind you that the only thing better than a nurse, is a sexy nurse!
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, learn the Na'vi language and your transformation is complete!
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!
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.
Want to go as Pinhead from Hell Raiser for Halloween or your next themed party? This clip shows you how you can do a convincing make-up with little money and a lot of free time.
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.
Lady Liberty's crown is one of the proudest symbols of America. If you are looking for a fun easy way to make your American Day (4th of July) attire more patriotic, check out this video to learn how to make a DIY Statue of Liberty crown to wear the big party.
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 probably already have around the house, including the boxy jacket and clunky shoes. He also offers tips on getting your Halloween makeup just right, including the green flesh and gruesome facial stitches, as well as the ...
Halloween is the holiday to get creative. From goulish decorations, to creepy ideas on appetizers (à la "severed cheese fingers"? Search WonderHowTo for that one), to making a bloody shower scene in your bathroom (another one on WonderHowTo: Search "halloween party decor").
In this video series, learn how to make an easy homemade zombie costume. Matt Cail shows you step-by-step instruction for making this Halloween costume. Learn how to transform old shirts and pants into a zombie costume. He shows you how to cut, apply dirt, and stain blood all over your clothing.
A very quick and easy project to dress up some yummy candy canes. A great Christmas craft to do with kids. I 'cased' this idea from Marelle Taylor http://www.marelletaylor.com/ and thought they were cute and just had to give them a go! Watch the process and follow along with the text guidelines. These cute candy cane covers make a great party favor!
Charlie Chaplin was the biggest star of his day, and his films hold up surprisingly well today. If you love the man and want to dress as him for Halloween or a costume party, watch this video to learn how to use makeup and props to transform yourself into Charlie Chaplin.
Whether you're building a lawn display or a haunted house for Halloween, this how-to video shows the process of building a creepy troll prop. These building tips can be used for any kind of humanoid prop building, if trolls aren't what you're going for. Check out this video prop-building tutorial and learn how to craft a Halloween troll prop.
Get ready to cook up a winning costume this Halloween. Turn this tasty treat into an awesome outfit with the help of Lisa Bleyaert in this how-to video. You will need a black long sleeve shirt, black leggings, black shoes, a utility knife, red foam board, a piece of paper, a marker, scissors, red sticky foam, white sticky foam, green sticky foam, duct tape, green glitter, gold glitter
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 setting up your decorations for Halloween, you want to make sure that you create a good spooky atmosphere. A simple effect is putting up signs warning away trick or treaters and "all ye who enter". In this video you will learn how to make an awesome yard sign for Halloween that'll help create the mood for any great decoration set up outside!
You can create some lovely and cute cloth pumpkins to decorate your house for Thanksgiving! All you need is some scrap material in fall or pumpkin colors, and a few rolls of toilet paper. Wrap the fabric around the toilet paper, tuck and secure!
You can create a really beautiful set up on your home using C9 bulbs. Line your roof line or accentuate your gables, and you can customize the lights as you wish. Use multicolored bulbs, and always be careful when splicing your wire. Set up outdoor Christmas lights on your roof using C9s.
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. Start with a loop that is crossing over the top. Take another loop and cross it over the top so you make an X. Scrunch it together as tight as you can. Flip the satin over to one side, dull side down and shiny side up. ...
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 decoration or in a haunted house. Check out this video tutorial and learn how to make a spooky and wearable Scarecrow costume.
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 Ruby e/s, Rapture e/s, True Gold e/s, Retro e/s, Mac Gesso e/s, Mac Blacktrack Fluidline, Diorshow Mascara, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in "Zero," Mac Quartz Lipliner, Mac Viva Glam I Lipstick, and Mac Cult of Cherry Lipgla...
In this video series, watch as makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to make a Druid costume and do Druid makeup. Learn how to find the robe, apply the Celtic lettering to the forehead, find props, and how to distinguish a Druid costume from a monk costume. The Druids don't have to be forgotten, let the spirit of Stonehenge fill you with its mysterious power and take you back to the land of dragons, runes, and human sacrifices...and have a great Halloween costume.
Matt Cail shows you how to make a great yet in-expensive werewolf costume. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a werewolf costume for Halloween.
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 arrested, hopefully.
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.
While the song might have come out a little past Michael's prime, the video for "Jam" featured one of his classic looks, with the bandoleers of bullets around his shoulders and waist. Watch this video to learn how to start making a DIY Halloween costume of this classic outfit.
"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."
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.
Liven up your parties by making your own fog machine, using items that you can find around the house.