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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.

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, learn the Na'vi language and your transformation is complete!

How To: Make an Irish themed gift basket for St. Patrick's Day

In this tutorial, learn how to make a beautiful traditional Irish themed gift basket for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Give this gift baskets to guests at your St. Patty's party or save one for that special Irish friend. You can make a game out of it and the winner will receive the basket, or even auction it off! Enjoy this fun and great looking gift at your next Irish get together.

How To: Make a Decorative Ribbon Bow

Looking to give your party a more decorative atmosphere? In this video, Judy of A-BnC Parties and More, Inc. shows how easy it is to make a decorative bow with ribbon, a sharp pair of scissors, some curling ribbon or a twist tie, and the knowledge held in this how-to. One can use these bows to decorate your wedding, place them on chairs, canopies, or even add them as an accent to gift baskets. Take your party decor to the next level with help from this free tutorial.

How To: Make a vibrant holiday bow

Jennisse uses an item called a Bowdabra which was purchased at Michaels to create beautiful holiday bow. First she uses a wire covered in gold and places it in the center of the Bowdabra. She uses two rolls of ribbon, making sure the wire on the sides is thick. Use a long piece of the ribbon to make longer legs on the bow. Facing down, she places it into the Bowdabra, twist the end, and make sure the ends are the same size. Press down the center of the Bowdabra making it tight, lift the wire,...

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 scary skull for Halloween

This how-to video series shows how to make a Scary Skull, just in time for Halloween. Starting with a Linberg skull kit, these steps will help you transform the new-looking model skull into a creepy rotting pirate skull. Check out these video holiday decorating tutorials and learn how to make a scary skull for Halloween. It's a great addition to a Halloween lawn display or haunted house.

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 product is worth the effort. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a zombie corpse for Halloween.

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: Apply bloody scar face make-up for a Halloween costume

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: Make werewolf stilts

Here is a three part video series which explains the function and parts of constructed stilts, and how to turn them into werewolf stilts by adding fur and padding for your comfort! Make sure to check out the mask - Make a furry werewolf mask!

How To: make a homemade snow globe

A snow globe with Elvis. If you don't dig Elvis, choose your own campy figurine. Very groovy. I will admit. I am slowly trying to get in touch with my feminine side. Amie is helping me. Like when I chose 'how to give a massage' as clip of the day on Valentine's day.

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: Apply vampire makeup

If you want to invoke that fear this Halloween, watch these videos on how to apply classic vampire makeup to your face. Our experts will walk you through this easy, step-by-step transformation process, including Halloween makeup tips for the foundation, powder, highlights and contours, eyeshadow, bloody lips, vampire fangs, and finishing touches.

How To: Make a Druid costume for Halloween

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.

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: 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 a zombie costume for Halloween

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.

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.