Hot Holidays Posts

How To: Carve a Jack-o'-lantern with a Dremel rotary tool

In this Halloween-time how-to from the people at Home Depot, we learn how to carve a pumpkin using a Dremel rotary tool. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this DIY guide can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute. For all of the details, and to get started creating your own pumpkin carvings with a Dremel rotary tool, take a look.

How To: Dye and marble Easter eggs

During Easter, everybody stocks up on the eggs because dying eggs is a great Easter activity. But there's something else you can try… dying and marbling. Watch this video recipe to learn how to dye and marble Easter eggs. A new twist to Easter eggs.

How To: Arrange a Chinese New Year flower table centerpiece

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 ...

How To: Tie a large gift bow

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.

How To: Make a decorative bow for anything

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 beginners with detailed instructions, step by step. Nancy's ingenious tips make bow-making a breeze!

How To: Tie a ribbon bow

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 your friends gifts and they will love it.

How To: Make a homemade menorah for Chanukah

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a homemade Menorah, shown in this how-to video. You will need self hardening clay, gold paint, a paint brush, a table covering, and a plastic plate. Follow along with this video holiday activity tutorial and learn how to make a menorah for Hanukkah. Make a homemade menorah for Chanukah.

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 you can tie this large fluffy bow in no time.

How To: Create basket liner

Kirsten designs a pattern and using designed templates and cloth to sew together a holiday cheer and great style for hanging over a basket on Easter. In this project stabilizing a hooping is essential. Create basket liner.

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: