Hot Holidays How-Tos

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...

How To: Make paper Christmas gift bows

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make paper gift bows. Begin by cutting 12 one inch wide strips of paper. Then fold the strip over to itself to create a cone shape and tape it together to hold it. Do the same for the other 3 strips. This will be the bottom of the bow. Glue the 4 pieces together. Do the same thing as the first 4 strips and create a second and third layer on the bow. Finish by making a small cylinder and glue it to the center of the bow. This video will benefit thos...

How To: Make a sequined sakura (cherry blossom) ornament

Celebrating Christmas in Japan this year? Make your own sakura X-mas ornaments. This video will show you how it's done. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this clip can present a complete overview of the process in about 7 minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Make an Irish themed gift basket for St. Patrick's Day

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.

How To: Make a CD case frame for dad on Father's Day

This how-to video will show you how to make a cool and unique CD case frame for your dad on Father's Day, to make him feel all special inside. Nobody else will have a frame like this! This crafty project is a great way to recycle CD cases you no longer need, and doesn't cost you a dime!

How To: Make a lighted holiday bow

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...

How To: Make a bow for any occasion

This Hosting & Entertaining video tutorial will show you how to make a bow for any occasion. LeAnn Dolan, owner of Ecru Modern Stationer, shares her secret of creating a wonderful gift pack topper. For this you will need two pieces of ribbon of same color and of course the gift box. First wrap the gift box with one piece of ribbon around all four sides, tie a knot at the center of the box. Then with the other piece of ribbon, make plenty of loops wrapping them at the center till the whole len...

How To: Decorate a home during the holiday season

Decorating your home during the holiday season can be a fun and creative time. There are so many items that can be used to help create the right mood during a festive and joyous time. In this tutorial, you'll find out some tips for decorating your home during the holidays. Enjoy!

How To: Decorate your house during the holiday season

The holidays are one of the busiest and most frustrating times of the year. It can be a pain for some, but others welcome the holidays and everything that comes with it. Including the numerous items and trinkets that can used to decorate their home. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to decorate your house during the holiday season. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make a Decorative Ribbon Bow

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.

How To: Make a woven heart basket for Valentine's day

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!

How To: Make Mexican sugar skulls using a mold

Michelina shows how to make Mexican Skulls with Sugar. You'll need a plastic skull mold, sugar, Meringue Powder, water, paste or powder food coloring, and powdered sugar. Add ingredients which would be 3 teaspoons meringur powder and r teaspoons water. Step Two: Mix ingredients. using your hands, make sure ingredients are well blended. Step Three: Fill your molds. Step Four: You'll need to wipe off the excess sugar. Make sure the top is smooth. Step Five: Flip your skulls over on a cut out pa...

How To: Make a wee leprechaun craft project

Family Fun Video demonstrates how to make a leprechaun craft project. To make the leprechaun, you'll need a small paintbrush, a ruler, green craft foam, green paint, pink paint and a skin tone acrylic paint, a black permanent marker, tacky glue, a toilet paper glue, a decorative button and four brown pipe cleaners. Trace a circle onto craft foam with the toilet paper tube and make a larger circle for the hat brim. Cut them out and set them aside. Paint the tube green and then add face, hands,...

How To: Make candy bouquet for Easter

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...

How To: Make a four-leaf clover pendant for St.Patrick's Day

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a four leaf clover pendant. Start off with contact paper and place it on a smooth flat surface, such as a large plate. Trace a four leaf clover shape onto the paper using a pencil or pen. Fill the entire shape in with glue. Once it dries, you can color the pendant with a green marker. Finally, you can peel off the contact paper. The four leaf clover shape will come right off with it. Viewing this video will show you the fastest and easiest way ...

How To: Make a vibrant holiday bow

Jennisse uses an item called a Bowdabra which was purchased at Michaels to create beautiful holiday bow. First she uses a wire covered in gold and places it in the center of the Bowdabra. She uses two rolls of ribbon, making sure the wire on the sides is thick. Use a long piece of the ribbon to make longer legs on the bow. Facing down, she places it into the Bowdabra, twist the end, and make sure the ends are the same size. Press down the center of the Bowdabra making it tight, lift the wire,...