Hot Holidays Posts

How To: Wrap a bottle

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.

How To: Make a sexy nurse costume for Halloween

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!

How To: Set up a haunted house

In this series of spooky videos about how to scare the heck out of your friends and neighbors, our haunted house expert tells you everything you need to know about setting up your own haunted house. Matt Cail, designer and director of the University of Washington's campus haunted house, shares the tips and advice he gained from putting the fright to university students. He begins by discussing goals for a haunted house then tells you how to achieve them with the seasoned advice of someone who...

How To: Make a pom-pom bunny

Jennifer Murphy shares her technique for making pom-pom bunnies. Materials needed are yarn, waxed thread scissors, feltfelt glue (such as Beacon's), hemostat, tiny black beads, pink embroidery floss, needle, heavy thread, chenille stem, paper cupcake liners

How To: Make blood splatter effects

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.

How To: Make a metal monogram

This video shows how to make a metal monogram. Using monograms to dress up an album to make the perfect holiday gift. The technique is simple. The finished piece is truly a piece of art. Make a metal monogram.

How To: 5 Homemade Gifts for Your Favorite Lady on Mother's Day

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.

How To: Make a Cute Lemon Bear for Valentine's Day

If you're one of those people that would rather make a Valentine's Day gifts than buy them, then this fun little project is right for you. Impress your special someone with this homemade bear. All you really need is a large lemon or orange. There's not much instructions to make this project because the results will vary, but use the example in the image to guide you, and watch the video below.

How To: Enjoy New Year's Eve Fireworks Anywhere & Anyway Possible

For most people, New Year's Eve means watching the ball drop in Times Square. It means celebrating the New Year with friends and family. Countdown parties, clocks, confetti... passing out before the clock strikes midnight because you drank too much. But there's one more thing, and it's something we usually only see one other time each year— fireworks.

News: Holiday Greetings from Zero Gravity

The crew from NASA's International Space Station wish planet Earth a heartwarming Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. (Check out flight engineer Cady Coleman's hair. Zero gravity is awesome.) For the nostalgic, the legendary Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the Moon, wishes the world Merry Christmas in s live television broadcast from lunar orbit, December 1968:

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 masterpieces."

How To: Wrap an oddly-shaped present

If you've ever experienced the frustration that comes with wrapping a gift that doesn't fit neatly into a box, then this video is for you. You won't need much else besides the usual - scissors, wrapping paper, tape, and some ribbon.