Around the holidays we use pretty lights and candles for everything: We hang shiny white lights on our Christmas tree, dangle them outside along our windowsill, and add candles to floral centerpieces.
Every day of the week, WonderHowTo curators are hard at work, scouring the web for the greatest and most inspiring how-to videos. Every Friday, we'll highlight our favorite finds.
The hidden blade from Assassin' Creed is a super fun weapon to use, and Ezio a very distinctive and cool idea for a Halloween costume. IF you've come to the same conclusions, watch this video to learn how to make a DIY working hidden blade out of Knex that will not get you arrested, hopefully.
For anyone who's seen Battlestar Galactica, the Cylons are a terrifying force indeed, capable of enslaving humanity. If you like pumpkin carving and want to scare your sci-fi loving neighbors this Halloween try making this awesome Cylon Jack-o'-Lantern and letting the machines win.
It's cheap, it's easy, it's Star Wars! Filth Wizardry demonstrates how to transform two milk jugs into a Storm Trooper helmet just in time for Halloween. Click through for instructions. Plus, if you're in need of a lightsaber, she's got a quick project for that, too.
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.
The Easter Bunny, the Santa Clause of the 4th of July in unquestionably Uncle Sam, the lanky ol' icon of American patriotism. Watch this video to learn how to make a cool replica of his iconic top hate to wear to your next 4th of July party or other patriotic event.
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...
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.
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...
Add a party favor to your next hosted New Year's Eve bash. Ring in the New Year wearing personalized party glasses! It's a fun project for kids and adults.
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.
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.
Japanese style wrapping - or Furoshiki - let's you stop using paper, tapes and plastic when you wrap! Use reusable fabric instead. This method works for cylindrical objects and bottles.
Japanese style wrapping - or Furoshiki - let's you stop using paper, tapes and plastic when you wrap! Use reusable fabric instead.
Want to go as Pinhead from Hell Raiser for Halloween or your next themed party? This clip shows you how you can do a convincing make-up with little money and a lot of free time.
Judy, of A-BnC Parties and More, Inc., shows you how easy it is to make a decorative bow from #9 ribbon. All you need is the ribbon, a sharp scissors, some curling ribbon or a twist tie, and the know-how. Use these bows to decorate your wedding, placing them on chairs, canopies, etc., or as an accent to gift baskets.
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!
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.
Make a giant sandwich costume for under $40. Brought to you by the excellent prop masters at Indy Mogul.
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.
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.
Video: . If you're in the mood to hide eggs this upcoming easter here are 10 places inside your house where you can hide them, I gotta warn you though, it will get very messy!
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.
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.
Today we show you how to make horns for a costume. We specifically made horns for Maleficent, but you can shape and paint yours to like any type of thing.
In this holiday edition of So Easy a Guy Can do it, we show you a quick last minute gift idea, Cookies in a Jar.
Attention all veterans and active-duty military personnel—this coming Tuesday, November 11th, is Veterans Day, that time of year where the whole country thanks us for our service. For the most part, a simple thanks will do, but some folks like to go above and beyond and give us veterans free or discounted meals and discounts on merchandise in stores.
A fun way to create your own decorative eggs!
If you haven't walked into a department store or seen one of those millions of jewelry commercials airing over the last month, you might not know that February 14th is Valentine's Day.
Broken crayons kind of suck. They make it hard for you to stuff all your crayons back into your crayon box uniformly, plus then you have to ditch the wrapper and it all looks like a mess.
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.
Want to celebrate New Year's Eve, but haven't a clue how to do so? Maybe some of these New Year's Eve pa
For a few select princesses across the nation: Neiman Marcus is selling a $15,000 gingerbread house made of 381 pounds of gourmet gingerbread and 517 pounds of royal icing. Cooked up by Dylan Lauren, the famed Ralph Lauren's daughter and owner of Dylan's Candy Bar.
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:
Forget Christmas, it's all about Festivus these days. But what is Festivus? When is Festivus?
If you're looking for a last minute holiday project, try Not Martha's widely popular mini mug-perching gingerbread houses. Super cute, the project came out last holiday season, and this year Howcast offers alternative instructions for those who prefer to learn by video.
Christoph Niemann kneads up some whimsical holiday cheer for his New York Times feature Abstract City.
With Christmas coming up in a little more than a week, it's prime time to start thinking about how you'll be adorning your holiday table. While we know you're probably focused on getting together the perfect menu, what good is sumptuous turkey and beautiful sugar cookies if they're arranged messily on the table?