A cornucopia is perhaps one of the best symbols of what Thanksgiving's all about. Usually filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers, a cornucopia represents a good harvest and a cause for celebration of plenty.
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 yuppie central, Martha Stewart's craft department, so all bones and other indigestible matter are completely faux.
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 you can tie this large fluffy bow in no time.
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 no time.
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.
In this video series, our expert will show you how to make a ghoulish goblin Halloween costume. You will learn how to pick the best black robe, how to use liquid latex to create laugh lines and warts, and how to apply goblin makeup. You will also get tips on how to add accessories to your goblin Halloween costume, and most importantly, how to act like a goblin.
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?
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.
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.
Liven up your parties by making your own fog machine, using items that you can find around the house.
"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."
Every Christmas, the fireplace mantel is transformed from a simple shelf to a center of tradition, beauty, and elegance. Watch Julie's tips on how to create an easy-yet-stunning mantel garland, complete with candles.
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!
Want to do something cool for Halloween or your next horror flick? Learn how to make fake blood splatter just like the professionals. Here is a cheap and easy way to make gun shots look real. Make blood splatter effects.
For 365 days of the year, our mothers show their love for us by driving us places, cooking us food, doing our laundry, and being our number-one cheerleader. But for one day of the year, we all get up early in the morning and show our love for our favorite women. Often, that means cooking breakfast or making brunch, or running to the store to grab a pre-selected bouquet of flowers.
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 Thanksgiving holiday wouldn't even exist without the original pilgrims. Find the time amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays to commemorate them by crafting this upturned pilgraim hat centerpiece.
This coming Friday, November 11th, 2011 is Veterans Day and everybody's celebrating! But only veterans and active military personnel can get the great deals being offered at restaurants and retail outlets across the country. If you need help locating some of those deals, below are all of the nationwide and local deals found across the Web. If you know of any more, share the spots in the comments below!
Blood, guts, gore- it's precisely what Halloween's good for (plus Halloween candy… especially deep-fried Halloween candy). If your running out of time to behead yourself, then try Instructables member gnatquill's "nice effective quicky if you've left it too late for Halloween".
Alice in Wonderland's colorful cast of characters offers a whole slew of options for Halloween! Lucky for us, WonderHowTo's tenebrism has compiled a thorough, Tim Burton-inspired guide for transforming into Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the White Queen, the Cheshire Cat, or the Mad Hatter. Below, a few of tenebrism's selected videos; be sure to click through for all top 15 make-up and costume looks.
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.
What a unique bow. Your gifts will be beautiful under the Christmas tree. Materials you will need are: plastic wrap, hot glue, LEDs, scissors, pliers duct tape, glue gun and glue, toothpicks and 3 volt batteries. First you take the plastic wrap and cut it about 5 times the size your bow is going to be. Take the end and push it together. Now make one side of the bow, push together, and make the other side of the bow. Keep going back and forth until the plastic wrap is at the end. The left over...
Decorating your home during the holiday season can be a fun and creative time. There are so many items that can be used to help create the right mood during a festive and joyous time. In this tutorial, you'll find out some tips for decorating your home during the holidays. Enjoy!
Michelina shows how to make Mexican Skulls with Sugar. You'll need a plastic skull mold, sugar, Meringue Powder, water, paste or powder food coloring, and powdered sugar. Add ingredients which would be 3 teaspoons meringur powder and r teaspoons water. Step Two: Mix ingredients. using your hands, make sure ingredients are well blended. Step Three: Fill your molds. Step Four: You'll need to wipe off the excess sugar. Make sure the top is smooth. Step Five: Flip your skulls over on a cut out pa...
The Flower god gets us all ready for the Chinese New year with a quick and very simple flower arrangement for a table centerpiece. You'll need some good luck bamboo, some ivy, little pieces of ginger and some passion flowers to accent the green. Take some of the ivy leaves and cover the centerpiece base. Cut them short at a sharp angle to cover everything. Next use the good luck bamboo to add height. Cut these at a sharp angle as well so that they will stay secure. The angles help it work as ...
Wrapping a gift is great but adding a giant bow to the top of it makes the present that much more appealing. In this tutorial, learn how to make a huge bow to put on top of gifts.. you can also use the bow as a decoration for a wreath, Christmas tree, wall decoration, etc. Making this bow is not as difficult as you would think and takes a little under five minutes to finish. Excite the recipient of your gift with a big, beautiful bow.
In order to decorate your presents during the holiday season, this quick tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful gift bow. Using a somewhat thick ribbon, determine the size of your bow and wind it around itself about 8-12 times, the more winds, the thicker your bow will be. Squeeze the loops of the ribbon together, making the ends overlap on the inside and fold it over. Then make two cuts on a diagonal through the center, making sure that you do not cut through. Unfold the loop and tie...
Need a pinata for Cinco De Mayo or special occasion? This week Meg of Decor It Yourself shows you how with some simple house hold materials. Piñatas are a fun Mexican tradition, and are as easy to make as any paper mache project. Check out this how-to video to get ready for your next fiesta!
This video sewing lesson will help your prep a pair of festive rabbit ears. Spring time is upon us so this week Rob and Corinne answer a viewer request and show us how-to make a fricken adorable pair of bunny ears!
Are you the one scraping sticky marshmallowed yams and congealed gravy off the dishes every Thanksgiving? Shame someone else into doing it this year. Avoid doing the Thanksgiving dishes.
Whether you're dressing up as a snow queen, maybe from Narnia, or just going for some sort of wintery look, this how-to video shows a way to make some stunning costume makeup. The cosmetics used to create this look are Coty Translucent Setting Powder, Matte Texture Cream, Sugar, Brows: Platinum Plus Pro Lash Mascara, MAC Pixel Paint, MAC Silver Fog Pigment, MAC, Dovefeather Eye Shadow liner, MAC Facsinating Eye Kohl, Dovefeather Eye Shadow, Platinum Plus Pro Lash Mascara, Makeup Forever White...
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 gore it up this Halloween with some gruesome make-up, shown in this how-to video! In no time you'll have some bloody scars that are sure to give everyone a fright! You will need tissue paper, corn syrup, spirit gum, a rubber scar, some make up (to match skin tone), make up sponges, fake blood, a cotton swab, and the step-by-step instructions in this video Halloween prep tutorial. Apply bloody scar face make-up for a Halloween costume.
How To Halloween presents Grim and Igor trying to build old fence panels for a Halloween graveyard in this how-to video. You will need four fence pickets, a saw, a drill, and some spray paint. Watch this video holiday preparation tutorial and learn how to make old fence panels for a Halloween haunted house.
Set a perfectly beautiful Thanksgiving Table! This step-by-step guide from Julie Mulligan shows you just what to do to create an unforgettable table this Thanksgiving Day! In this video, Julie teaches how to create candle holders using sunflowers and fruit.
In this CraftCat project learn how to make a festive table runner or wall decoration with easy to find supplies. Great for fall!
This is just a quick little DIY video on how to make a binder clip Christmas reindeer. Watch this video to see how to do it.
Arona Khan shows us a stylish way to gift wrap a bottle. The present might be obvious, but the presentation will give you bonus points with your loved ones. Wrap a bottle.
Make a gift tag using wrapping paper. Don't throw away those old bits of wrapping paper, make them into gift tags. Arona Khan shows us how. Make a gift tag using wrapping paper.
No Fairy Wings...No problem! Threadbanger presents the first installation of Halloweeny Wednesdays teaching you how to make fairy wings from some old coat hangers and stockings.