Don't know what to get your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Why not something sweet? In this how-to, we get a step-by-step process on how to turn a regular old chocolate bar into a sparkling 24-carat bar of gold! Materials you will need include chocolate candy, gold leaf, and a paint brush. The finished project also makes for a great goody for a gift bag or perhaps a pirate-themed birthday party!
So you've mastered the melt and pour technique—now it's time to really soup up your soap with everything from festive colors to fruit seeds.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a bow. First, take some fabric, it should be double the size that you want the bow. Now, fold this up in half horizontally, then fold it in half vertically. After this, sew the ends together on the bottom of the fabric. Turn this inside out, then bring it to the middle and turn around. Bend this in the middle, then bring the sides up. Shape this until you see the bow form, then sew along the middle to hold it down. When finished, you can use this however...
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.
Check out this quick little DIY video on How to Make a Binder Clip Christmas reindeer.
The ability to tie a ribbon bow is a basic skill that can dress up any drab looking gift box.
Alleviate your holiday shopping stress with this handy shipping deadline cheat sheet. It's all about organization (or the willingness to shell out extra for speedy delivery rates).
Japanese style wrapping - or Furoshiki - let's you stop using paper, tapes and plastic when you wrap! Use reusable fabric instead.
You don't have to stress out about hosting the perfect family Thanksgiving dinner! You can make a fun and engaging centerpiece just from things you can find around your house, and this video shows you how to make a fun turkey centerpiece, or flowers on a gourd.
In this video series our paint and costume expert, Matt Cail, walk you through every step of creating your mime Halloween costume from the paint to the pants to the gloves.
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!
The hidden blade that Altair uses to murder his victims in Assassin's Creed is a great costume piece, and if you don't mind working with metal then you should be able to use the instructions in this video to make a really cool one.
Celebrate your Jewish heritage this holiday season by creating a Star of David with this easy instructional video. Make a Star of David by following along with this easy instructional video. Materials needed to complete this project include blue paint, a paint brush, ribbon, popsicle sticks and a glue gun.
Instead of the usual holiday wreath, why not try something different? Allen Smith shows us how to make a door swag that starts with an ordinary clothes hanger.
While the song might have come out a little past Michael's prime, the video for "Jam" featured one of his classic looks, with the bandoleers of bullets around his shoulders and waist. Watch this video to learn how to start making a DIY Halloween costume of this classic outfit.
Choose ribbon in an appropriate color, texture and width. Are you trying to match the ribbon color to a particular gift wrap? Will the ribbon width give you the size bow you want? How will you be using the bow?
Easter is just a few days away, and what does that mean for you? Eggs, and lots of them. What's the fun of Easter without some freaking eggs, right? I usually dig the plastic ones with money or chocolate inside, but hard-boiled eggs shouldn't be missing from the party.
Learn how to make this scary, furry werewolf mask for $35.00! For some helpful blueprints, go to: http://gryphus.googlepages.com/werewolfmaskblueprint.jpg
Our expert will make sure you look the part of Kris Kringle from the underwear to the beard. Part 1 of 18 - How to Make a Santa Claus costume.
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.
If you grew up dying eggs for Easter, you've no doubt used or at least seen those boxed kits that turn your eggs neon colors. Admittedly, they're easy—just plop a dye tablet into some water, dunk the eggs, and wait for them to dry.
The Thanksgiving holiday wouldn't even exist without the original pilgrims. Find the time amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays to commemorate them by crafting this upturned pilgraim hat centerpiece.
This coming Friday, November 11th, 2011 is Veterans Day and everybody's celebrating! But only veterans and active military personnel can get the great deals being offered at restaurants and retail outlets across the country. If you need help locating some of those deals, below are all of the nationwide and local deals found across the Web. If you know of any more, share the spots in the comments below!
Alice in Wonderland's colorful cast of characters offers a whole slew of options for Halloween! Lucky for us, WonderHowTo's tenebrism has compiled a thorough, Tim Burton-inspired guide for transforming into Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the White Queen, the Cheshire Cat, or the Mad Hatter. Below, a few of tenebrism's selected videos; be sure to click through for all top 15 make-up and costume looks.
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.
Do you have a big, old red long-sleeved shirt from an ex-boyfriend or family member that you wouldn't mind appropriating? Watch this video to learn how you can make a sexy Star Trek mini dress out of that old shirt and geek out properly this Halloween.
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.
Shiho Masuda Teaches you to make 3-D origami star using recycled materials. The materials required are leftover wrapping paper, ribbons, two 3. 25" cardboard squares, ruler, scissors, glue, double sided tape and an X-acto knife. She cuts out 8 6"x6" squares from paper and glues them back to back to make four double sided squares. The four pieces are folded into 3"x 3" squares and stuck together with double sided tape. The 2 cardboard pieces are covered with paper and 12" ribbons are taped to ...
Whether you're dressing up as a snow queen, maybe from Narnia, or just going for some sort of wintery look, this how-to video shows a way to make some stunning costume makeup. The cosmetics used to create this look are Coty Translucent Setting Powder, Matte Texture Cream, Sugar, Brows: Platinum Plus Pro Lash Mascara, MAC Pixel Paint, MAC Silver Fog Pigment, MAC, Dovefeather Eye Shadow liner, MAC Facsinating Eye Kohl, Dovefeather Eye Shadow, Platinum Plus Pro Lash Mascara, Makeup Forever White...
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, ...
Check out this how-to video for a very nifty (and very thrifty) Halloween idea.
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.
Make this Valentine's Day one to remember! Well... because you forgot. But don't worry, you can still make that heart pitter-patter for your love by saving face and getting some last minute Valentine gift ideas on the cheap. There's no reason to shop at Hallmark or buy expensive jewelery—just use your heartwarming ingenuity to make those cheeks blush.
Finally, just in time for Halloween, a HowTo that gets you closer to the God of disgustingly amazing, edible body parts, Thai artist-baker Kittiwat Unarrom. Unfortunately, Claire at Poopscape's dough organs aren't edible like Kittiwat's, but they do make a wonderfully dark centerpiece for your Halloween festivities this year.
Ew, yes, you read right. Owl Pellets: masses of bone, teeth, hair, feathers and exoskeletons of various animals preyed upon by raptors, or birds of prey (re: spitballs of nastiness). For the lighter stomachs out there, have no fear, this Halloween party favor tutorial is from yuppie central, Martha Stewart's craft department, so all bones and other indigestible matter are completely faux.
Create a creepy undead look for a Halloween zombie costume with the little help of makeup and the steps in this how-to video. The cosmetics used for this look are: MAC - Pure White Paint Stick, Laura Mercier - Translucent Powder, MAC - Feline Pencil, MAC - Feline Pencil, MAC - Flammable Paint, MAC - Beauty Marked e/s, MAC - Fascinating Pencil, MUFE - Smoky Lash mascara, Guerlain - Kiss Kiss Lip Lift, and MAC - Pure White Paint Stick. Learn how to apply zombie makeup for Halloween by watching ...
Every Christmas, the fireplace mantel is transformed from a simple shelf to a center of tradition, beauty, and elegance. Watch Julie's tips on how to create an easy-yet-stunning mantel garland, complete with candles.
Is it the midnight hour before Thanksgiving and you've suddenly realized you've spent so much time worrying about the food that you have no table decorations? Don't fret; simply check out this video to learn how to prepare simple last-minute centerpieces using a vase, fruit, and candles.
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.
This video shows you how to make a rustic gift basket. For this project, you will need the following: an oval metal pail, crinkle paper, chocolate bars, cutting board, cookies, dried fruit, crackers, almonds, smoked salmon, cheese, caramel corn, grapes, a standard cello bag, sharp scissors, ribbon, and a knife.