This video shows a step-by-step guide for making a Valentine's Day rose out of an empty Coke can (or soda of your choice). All you need is an empty Coca-Cola can (or other soda can), a knife, and a pair of scissors.
If you're looking for a new twist for creating Jack-o-Lanterns, Allen Smith has come up with the Jack-O-Lantern totem pole. Watch his demonstration to learn how to make your own!
Here's a bunch of ideas from Threadbanger.com for all you slackers who waited until the last minute to make a Halloween costume.
If you find yourself running out of boxes with piles of clothes still left to wrap, have no fear. Just watch this tutorial and follow along as you're shown how to gift wrap t-shirts with pretty wrapping paper and ornaments. You'll amaze with your pretty wrapping paper skills.
In this video series, watch as professional makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to do scary clown makeup for Halloween. In this step by step makeup lesson learn how to apply the base paint, how to add triangles and fake blood, and really turn clowns into an evil thing. Take a walk down horror lane and pay tribute to IT and John Wayne Gacy Jr. thanks to the help of the experts at ExpertVillage.
Valentine's Day is a day full of clichés. Roses, chocolates, and a nice dinner are always at the top of the list, and while there's nothing wrong with any of those things, how...boring. These traditions may be great for florists and the greeting card industry, but for those who want to break the mold, it takes some creative thinking.
This is a visual demonstration of how to make a moving jaw for your werewolf mask. Watch Make a furry werewolf mask for some more ideas!
Bows are so beautiful. They make a great accessory and an awesome accent to any gift. The bigger the bow, however, the more likely it is to flop and not look as beautiful as it should. This tutorial will show you how to make a beautifully large holiday bow using wired ribbon so that it doesn't wilt. Soon, your gift will be the talk of the party and no one will ever want to open it - it will be too perfect!
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
The perfect craft for storing Valentine's cards and candies. Watch this video to learn how to make a simple and sweet present for your Valentine. It's easy to do with your kids, and perfect for holding the many cards and candies your kids will come home with. The woven quality gives it a unique look, and will make your kids the envy of the classroom!
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!
This video demonstrates how to make a simple latex prosthetic for a mask or face piece. This process is a lot easier than the traditional method. Great for special effects or Halloween!
Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to create a corsage bow with this tutorial. This is a lovely little bow to add to any bouquet, present or use it as a decoration. Watch this how to video and you will be tying a corsage bow in no time at all.
Whether you're building a lawn display or a haunted house for Halloween, this how-to video shows the process of building a creepy troll prop. These building tips can be used for any kind of humanoid prop building, if trolls aren't what you're going for. Check out this video prop-building tutorial and learn how to craft a Halloween troll prop.
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!
This is a tutorial on how to make your own mask without having to make it from scratch. Start with a basic blank mask shape and layer epoxy putty on top to shape features.
In this video series, our expert will show you how to make a ghoulish goblin Halloween costume. You will learn how to pick the best black robe, how to use liquid latex to create laugh lines and warts, and how to apply goblin makeup. You will also get tips on how to add accessories to your goblin Halloween costume, and most importantly, how to act like a goblin.
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.
Sometimes tragedy inspires comedy. Point fingers at those responsible for the oil spill catastrophe this Halloween with Instrutables member frenzy's easy instructions for making your very own (and very sardonic) BP Oil Spill Clean Up Costume.
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!
Make brand-new treats out of your leftover candy canes. You will need:
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!
Living in a small space doesn't mean you have to forego hosting a holiday get together! This tutorial gives you some great tips on how you can not only host a party in a small house or apartment, but how you can do it on a budget, too.
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.
Making a rose arrangement is not difficult, but there is some skill to it. In this video tutorial from Fresh Flower Ideas, learn the tips and tricks of creating an arrangement with a dozen red roses for Valentine's Day. In this tutorial, a dozen red Freedom roses are used, but you can use whatever grade and type you want. You will also need sprigs of babies breath, leather leaf, and tree fern. To begin, clean off the stems and the rest of each rose. Add once piece of leather at an angle in th...
Setting up a haunted house for Halloween doesn't have to be expensive. This how-to video offers some tips for adding spooky touches to your haunted house. Instead of buying everything from a Halloween store, thrift stores and tag sales are a great place to pick up decorations to modify yourself. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to get props ready for a Halloween haunted house.
Use a jar, CD shavings, Play-Doh, and water to craft a cool little snow globe.
This is a really easy arts and craft project that's a great way for the whole family to get together. Because this craft project calls for the use of a glue gun, kids should only do this project along with their parents. You'll use items you already have around your house, and if you don't, you can probably buy them at the local dollar store or arts and crafts store. If you've been looking for a craft project to help bond with your kids, this may be it! http://www.myartsandcrafts.com/article2...
Dani Spies has thrown this party platter together in honor of Oktoberfest but you could use the idea for any party you are attending or throwing!
The holiday season is almost over, bringing the year to an end, and what better way to end it than with some tonsil hockey from the dime across the room on New Year's Eve?
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.
Jane from A Floral shows us how to make a bow using satin ribbon. You should first get a long length of ribbon from the spool. You should next determine how long you want the tails of the bow to be. It's okay to make them a little longer because you can cut them off if needed. Start with a loop that is crossing over the top. Take another loop and cross it over the top so you make an X. Scrunch it together as tight as you can. Flip the satin over to one side, dull side down and shiny side up. ...
Charlie Chaplin was the biggest star of his day, and his films hold up surprisingly well today. If you love the man and want to dress as him for Halloween or a costume party, watch this video to learn how to use makeup and props to transform yourself into Charlie Chaplin.
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!
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.
Learn how to shape and decorate cupcakes with heart-shaped patterns for your loved one with these simple tips and decoration ideas. These hearty cupcakes make a perfect Valentine's Day gift, or for any special day where a little love is needed.
Learn how to make this scary, furry werewolf mask for $35.00! For some helpful blueprints, go to: http://gryphus.googlepages.com/werewolfmaskblueprint.jpg
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.
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.
David Adams' Pac Man themed pumpkins are so cute, you're definitely going to want to preserve them as long as you can!