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How To: Carve a smiling or scary Jack-O'-Lantern for Halloween

Carving a pumpkin is an American Halloween tradition. It may seem intimidating, but it's really quite simple. If you need help to create the perfect Jack O Lantern, read on! This page will show you how to carve a pumpkin, step by step. If you want your Halloween guests greeted at the door by a smiling or scary Jack O Lantern, you'll follow the steps below. Select your pumpkin, assemble a few basic tools, and get ready to have some creative fun.

HowTo: Make a Mac-o'-Lantern

Outfitted with a glowing MacBook sleep indicator, this Mac-o'-Lantern gives new meaning to the phrase "sleepy hollow." Interested in making your own? The folks at Evil Mad Science Laboratories offer a complete write-up of the build process on their blog. Be forewarned, however, that, unless you use a smaller-sized pumpkin, people may just assume that you've stuffed a Mac Mini in there!

HowTo: Ghoulishly Gruesome Organ Platter

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.

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!

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.

HowTo: Top 15 Alice in Wonderland Halloween Costumes

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.

How To: Celebrate National Boss's Day to Get What You Want by "Managing Your Boss"

Boss's Day is on October 16th, and this year it falls on a Saturday— what better of a day to celebrate Boss's Day? More than likely, you won't be working in the office this weekend, and if you are, you probably don't feel like celebrating and thanking your boss for being so kind and fair. So, forget the cake and ice cream and instead, take the chance to develop a good relationship with your boss, because hating or kissing up to your boss just isn't the way to go.

How To: Be Ke$ha for Halloween

Ke$ha has become proved to us over the last year or so that there is room for more than one space-diva at the top of the music charts. Her looks are fast becoming iconic, and if you want to dress as her for Halloween you've come to the right place because this video will teach you exactly how to do it.

How To: Make a silk bow

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...

How To: Make a spooky smoking punch bowl for your Halloween party

Hosting your own party for Halloween this year and want to really set the tone for the party? Some people have one of those smoking punch bowls that are somewhat like a smoking cauldron. Looking to make the same effect? Well you will need to get some dry ice, but regardless of that, you should probably watch this video first to get the tips on making the proper smoking punch bowl with the right tips for safety and more.

How To: Create a spooky Halloween sign for your front yard

When setting up your decorations for Halloween, you want to make sure that you create a good spooky atmosphere. A simple effect is putting up signs warning away trick or treaters and "all ye who enter". In this video you will learn how to make an awesome yard sign for Halloween that'll help create the mood for any great decoration set up outside!

How To: Make a cute DIY 4th of July centerpiece

The 4th of July is when Americans celebrate our independence. Why not celebrate yours by making this cute 4th of July centerpiece decoration instead of buying one at the store? This video will show you how a jar, some candy, and other basic supplies become a great decoration.

How To: Trick your Trick or Treaters on Halloween

In this video, we learn how to trick your trick or treaters on Halloween. You will need strong tape and a glove to do this trick. First, loop the tape and place it on as much surface area of the glove as you can (on the palm). Now, put the glove on your hand and wait for the trick or treaters to come. Now, take one piece of candy from the basket, making sure it's touching your hand. After this, place your hand in the bag and push it off, picking up other pieces of candy. Once you do this, you...

How To: Make holiday brunch ahead of time

In this video, we learn how to make holiday brunch ahead of time. Simple holiday brunch can take the pressure off and let you relax with your loved ones. Everything can be done a day ahead to let you do last minute tasks in just minutes. An overnight bread, cheese, and egg custard can sit in the fridge overnight so all you have to do in the morning is pop it into the oven. Try looking for coffee cakes that only take a few ingredients. Also, if you are making a salad, shred the lettuce ahead o...

How To: Make a holiday wreath on a budget

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a holiday wreath on a budget. You will need: branches, round wire frame, Next, buy some holiday flowers, and ribbon. First, start to arrange your branches with some wire and mix different types of branches together. After this, start to add in the flowers and some holly to the branches as well. Tie these tight in different bunches so that you have a more secure bundle. After this, start to wrap them around the round metal frame that you have, then situat...

How To: Make easy custom ornaments from clear bulb ornaments

In this video, we learn how to make easy custom ornaments from clear bulb ornaments. First, you will need to grab your clear ornament, then grab some glitter glue and pour it into the middle of the bulb. Continue to fill in different colors into the bulb, then wipe off the top and shake it so the colors cover the entire bulb. The more you shake it, the more the colors will mix. After this has dried, place the clips back into the middle of the bulb, then you can hang this on your tree. This is...