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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: 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: Make a Frankenstein costume

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 ...

How To: Make a scary light up pumpkin that blasts a truck horn

Warning: this video does not demonstrate the actual instructions for making this spooky Halloween LED light up pumpkin that blasts a truck horn. Check out for more information and a complete build process. Learn how to make it with the text and image process step by step. Halloween fun!!

How To: Tie a bow using #40 satin ribbon

Jane from 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: Make a gorgeous spa pamper gift basket

Debbie Quintata shows us how to make a gourmet spa gift basket. By starting with a planter as a gift basket container you can start filling it with your pamper spa items fit for friends, family, co-workers or anyone who deserves a gift basket. Suggestions to fill your basket include a high quality towel, body spray, relaxing music, linen, a simple white tea cup, box of relaxation tea, candle, body bar of soap, and a engraved rock. Very simple and a great gift for anyone, including yourself. S...

How To: Assemble a puppy dog pumpkin

How to create the puppy dog pumpkin, Good Boy. It's not very difficult, just saw off the top gourd stem and turn the bottom pumpkin upside down. I used some toothpicks to help level the bottom pumpkin. Carve out the eyes, mouth and legs. Gouge the rind off but leave the rest of the flesh on the dog's chest, eyes and tongue. Paint areas if desired. I used a button nose held by straight pins and funny eyes glued on. The ears are attached by toothpicks into the head pumpkin. Just look for unusua...

How To: Throw the perfect Halloween party

This "how to" video segment from the style channel shows how to throw the perfect Halloween party and how to make a special holiday cocktail. Halloween is fun for kids, but can be a great party time for grown ups too. It's a great time to serve some fancy drinks, like the black widow (mixed with black vodka, pomegranate liquor, and cranberry juice). Watch this video hosting tutorial and learn how to throw a great Halloween party and make a black widow cocktail.

How To: Make a Chanukah milk carton dreidel

Start this Chanukah off with a spin and learn how to make an awesome Milk Carton Dreidel, like the one in this how-to video. You will need a small milk carton, blue paint, a paintbrush, glue, a pencil, scissors, gold glitter, a styrofoam ball, a table covering, amd a plastic plate. Follow along with this video holiday activity tutorial and learn how to make a dreidel for Hanukkah out of a milk carton. Make a Chanukah milk carton dreidel.

How To: Make a Homemade Christmas gift basket

In this video series, our expert will teach you how to make homemade christmas gift baskets for any occasion. Get step-by-step instructions for picking the best basket, packaging material and gifts for a gift basket. Learn how to add theme items, pampering spa gifts and even food to your gift basket, and get tips for wrapping up a gift basket with cellophane and ribbons.

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: Apply sexy vampire makeup for Halloween

This how-to video shows off an extreme look for Halloween, if you want to be a glammed up, sexy vampire. For an optional accessory, try Lestat on your arm. The cosmetic products used to create this look are: Bare Escentual mineral foundation - Fairly Light, NYX White e/s, MAC Copperplate e/s (contouring), MAC Paint - Flammable, NYX Sunrise e/s, MAC Beauty Marked e/s, Revlon Colorstay liquid eyeliner in black, Ben Nye Cosmic Violet e/s, black kohl eyeliner (nameless brand), DUO Adhesive glue, ...

How To: Make a Halloween Scarecrow prop with usable mask

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.

HowTo: This Ain't No Twilight Vampire Makeup

Soft and sexy vampires are a dime a dozen these days. If you're tired of the soft, romanticized Twilight look, go for hardcore, traditional blood and gore. Max Sparber's nasty, blood-caked DIY vampire makeup is a relatively simple process and calls for few supplies.

How To: Make candy bouquet for Easter

We are shown how to make a delectable piece of art given by the author of Delectable Art. It's an Easter candy bouquet. Its a great gift to give during the Easter season following the candy giving tradition of Easter. The supplies needed to make this are: cellophane wrap (four different colors are used), scissors, floral wire, ruler, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, decorative Easter mug, sterofoam, clear scotch tape, glue and glue gun, floral tape and the candy of your choice. Directions on...

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.