Hot Holidays How-Tos

How To: Make a bow using satin ribbon

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. ...

How To: Make a Druid costume for Halloween

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.

How To: Arrange a dozen red roses for Valentine's Day

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...

How To: Make a handcrafted snowman ornament

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make your own hand-crafted snowman. You will need two Styrofoam balls, tooth picks, a white sock, plaid fabric, orange pipe cleaner, black fabric paint, pins, hot glue or tacky glue, twigs, buttons, red baby socks, and any other decorations you want. Place a tooth pick to connect the two balls. Insert the balls into the sock and cut the excess. Next, pin the sock to the balls. Cut the scarf from the plaid fabric and wrap around the snowman. Now, cut...

How To: Make a Star of David with popsicle sticks

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.

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.

How To: Tie a corsage bow

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.

How To: Get Free Food and Discounted Deals on Veterans Day 2011

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!

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: 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: Arrange a Chinese New Year flower table centerpiece

The Flower god gets us all ready for the Chinese New year with a quick and very simple flower arrangement for a table centerpiece. You'll need some good luck bamboo, some ivy, little pieces of ginger and some passion flowers to accent the green. Take some of the ivy leaves and cover the centerpiece base. Cut them short at a sharp angle to cover everything. Next use the good luck bamboo to add height. Cut these at a sharp angle as well so that they will stay secure. The angles help it work as ...

How To: Make a bow using wired ribbon

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!

How To: Build a gingerbread house with Walt Disney World

The pastry chefs at Walt Disney World and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort have built a 16-foot gingerbread house each holiday season for more than a decade. Ellen, the Gingerbread Lady, has shown thousands of guests how she makes gingerbread houses. Now, she has a few tips for making a little Disney Magic in your own home. Watch this instructional video to learn how to build your own gingerbread house.

How To: Build a Halloween troll prop

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.

How To: Make a lifesize Halloween zombie corpse prop

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.

How To: Make a cowboy costume for Halloween

Need a last-minute costume for Halloween or a party? Well yee-haw, pard'ner, you can slap together a cowboy outfit in no time. Watch this how-to video to learn how put a cowboy costume with items you have around the house. All you need for your costume is: jeans, flannel shirt, cowboy boots, belt with buckle, bandana, cowboy hat, and a few other things.

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