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 s ...more
Break out the tux and bring back the fun by planning a great party or event, filled with everything from piñatas, napkins, Christmas trees, & birthday cakes to Halloween masks.
Birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, dinner parties, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, and holidays - what would life be like without them? Hosting and entertaining is a great way to have a ball and spend time with the ones you love.
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In this tutorial, Jane from Afloral.com shows you how to make may loop bow using double face wired satin ribbon. This is a beautiful bow for flower arrangements, presents, or decoration at a party. Watch this how to video and you will be able to make this fluffy, large bow in ...more
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.
Chances are you will have a poinsettia plant in your house before the end of the holiday season, whether it's due to them being on sale at the local grocery store or you receiving them as a hostess gift. Learn how to turn these festive plants into beautiful, eye-catching arra ...more
Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to make a pew bow with this step by step tutorial. This is a great addition to any church event such as a wedding or christening. Watch this how to video and you will be tying pew bows in no time.
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 ...more
If you're planning on hosting a holiday party this year, you can't not have mistletoe hanging from a convenient doorway! This tutorial shows you how you can make your own festive sprig mistletoe out of artificial plants and some Christmas ribbon.
Judy demonstrates how to make a very tall, simple, yet elegant centerpiece for weddings and other events. You first need a tube and a base that it will fit into. Placing the tube in the base, use a hot glue gun to secure the tube into the base. You can then fill up the balloon ...more
Have you run out of ideas to decorate your Christmas tree? Well, here is a fantastic video on how to make big ribbon bows. The video shows how to make bow ribbons in a single color and in a double color. It is quite interesting to see a strip of ribbon change into a wonderful ...more
"Twas the week before Christmas and all around the house, no decorations were outside, my wife called me a louse. The columns though pretty, were tall, white and bare, it soon became clear that candy canes should be there." Check out this holiday video to see how to make holi ...more
Need a lavish way to present you napkins at your next big dinner feast? May we suggest napkin swans? Folding a mere dinner napkin into a beautiful swan )or peacock) can take you just minutes, and completes and dinner table. The idea behind the fold is to shape it so that one e ...more
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, p ...more
This video teaches you how to fold a napkin into a flame. Fold a napkin into a flame (Pliage en flamme). Click through to watch this video on gourmandia.com
Judy of A-BnC Parties and More, Inc. demonstrates two methods to show you how to curl ribbons. For the first she uses a pair of scissors, on the second, her fingernails. This is helpful in making decorations, finishing off balloons tails, putting final touches on wrapped prese ...more
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.
Buying flowers for a wedding can be very expensive. This how to wedding videos shows you how to make your own wedding flowers to save money on the big day. Learn to make buttoniers for the groom and groomsmen using carnation flowers. Don't forget to add the baby's breath and g ...more
Ever been impressed by fancy gift wrap but didn't know how to create it on your own? This video will show you how to make that perfect decorative bow. In this tutorial you will go step by step about how to use normal ribbon to create a special bow. You'll take two separate len ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to set a table for a dinner party. On the left side of the plate should be your forks. First will be the tiny fork, then salad fork, then dinner fork. On the right side will be spoons. The soup spoon, dinner spoon, and knife. At the top should be ...more
This nifty tutorial will tell you how to create a buffet supper, a classic American tradition. This video will teach you what foods to offer, how to arrange them, and more. Arrange a buffet supper. Click through to watch this video on archive.org
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 wh ...more
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 piec ...more
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? Choose enough ribbon for the number of bows you want to make. For ...more
The White Elephant gift exchange is a popular game to play at holiday parties, and there are several variations to the rules. This vidoe gives you a quick description of each, so you can decide which version is the best for your own party.
Boxing a table doesn't mean getting into the ring, but it does require a certain degree of skill to successfully complete. Boxing the tablecloth is a great technique for any occasion or party, and every caterer should know these moves. First, drape the cloth over the table. N ...more
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to create super hero cape party favors. First, take a plastic red table cover and remove it from the package. Next, open it up and fold it in half twice, so you end up with a rectangle. Then, take scissors and cut a large triangle shape out of th ...more
Folding napkins takes precision, but a simple napkin rollup is the easiest of them all. You don't need to be a professional caterer or waiter to get this method down. Watch and learn how to make a nice, snug, rolled napkin with silverware inside. It's the most common way to pr ...more
If you're looking to try out waitressing, either for parties, catered events or at a restaurant, the one thing you're going to have to have down is serving and clearing the food off the table. This video will show you some tips to serving several hot dinner plates at the same ...more
Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the star of Assassin's Creed, is one of the coolest protagonists in the history of games. His costume is a part of that, and if your want to reproduce it for Halloween or cosplay you've come to the right place. This video will teach you how to make a ...more
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? If you missed the opportunity to snag a kiss using the awesome mistletoe trick, then this is your last c ...more
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. ...more
In this Hosting & Entertaining video tutorial you will learn how to fold a cloth napkin into a flower. First fold the napkin in half. Then lift one corner and fold it back up to the center fold line and do the same for the other corner also. Now fold the center point back up t ...more
Start this Chanukah off with a spin and learn how to make an awesome Milk Carton Dreidel, like the one in this how-to video. You will need a small milk carton, blue paint, a paintbrush, glue, a pencil, scissors, gold glitter, a styrofoam ball, a table covering, amd a plastic p ...more
Rebecca Robeson shows you how to remember which side of the plate to put the fork, knife and spoon. To set a table the correct way, follow these steps: The word 'fork' has four letters, as does the word 'left'. So, the fork goes on the left. The word 'knife' has five letters, ...more
Watch a simple video that shows you how to make a sphinx napkin fold. Interestingly, it looks more like an Egyptian pyramid than the Sphynx! This classic yet stately place setting is sure to add life to any table. Make a sphinx napkin fold. Click through to watch this video on ...more
You will need about 3 yards of ribbon. Make a loop and twist it. Continue making more loops and twisting them until you have 4 or 5 loops. Make sure to secure the bow in the center with a tie of some sort. Snip off the edges. Following this video you can make a pretty bow for ...more
Have a balloon arch for your next party. It doesn't cost that much when you make it yourself. This how to video shows you how to make a balloon arch for an event decoration. The event could be a wedding, a birthday party or any holiday gathering.
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. Make a Santa Claus costume - Part 2 of 18. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a Santa Claus costume - Part 3 ...more
Bows are a pretty accent to almost anything. You can put a bow in your hair, on your clothing, on accessories, around flowers, around your puppy's collar - anywhere - and they add a hint of adorable. In this tutorial, Nancy of Lady Bug Wreaths shows us how to make bows for beg ...more
Judy of A-BnC Parties and More, Inc. shows you how to make an economical do it yourself music note centerpiece. Three music notes are attached to wooden dowels which are added to a budget Just Add Sand centerpiece base. The centerpiece is accented with two pieces of onion gras ...more