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!
"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."
Judy, of A-BnC Parties and More, Inc., shows you how easy it is to make a decorative bow from #9 ribbon. All you need is the ribbon, a sharp scissors, some curling ribbon or a twist tie, and the know-how. Use these bows to decorate your wedding, placing them on chairs, canopies, etc., or as an accent to gift baskets.
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.
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 no time.
An interesting party decor idea is to place balloons inside other balloons. This can be accomplished easily by first inflating a large balloon. Using a small stick, push a second, smaller balloon inside the larger one and then inflate the smaller balloon while it is inside the larger one. You can then tie up the second balloon, leaving the smaller one inside the large balloon. This can be repeated with multiple small balloons, so your balloons will have a unique and interesting look. This tut...
Set a table that’s tres chic by folding your napkins French style. Learn the art of napkin folding, perfect for entertaining guests!
Lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly shares tips for setting the table for a dinner party, either casual or more formal. For a casual dinner party he recommends using only a water glass and a non-specific wine glass. The plate goes in the center with a napkin in a ring placed on top of the plate. Two knives are placed to the right of the plate and two forks to the left.
By using fake snow, you can create a lovely and festive snowy centerpiece. In addition to the snow, you will also need some candles, pine cones and nuts to round out the decoration. Best of all, the artificial snow is biodegradable!
It's not too late to start crafting some great Thanksgiving decorations with the kids. Make this year's celebration one to remember with these decorative craft ideas from Mahalo's Jaala Pickering. Your children are sure to have fun making these, and so will you!
Get ready to gore it up this Halloween with some gruesome make-up, shown in this how-to video! In no time you'll have some bloody scars that are sure to give everyone a fright! You will need tissue paper, corn syrup, spirit gum, a rubber scar, some make up (to match skin tone), make up sponges, fake blood, a cotton swab, and the step-by-step instructions in this video Halloween prep tutorial. Apply bloody scar face make-up for a Halloween costume.
Carving pumpkins is a seasonal tradition in many families. Learn how to carve shapes into a pumpkin freehand or using a stencil. f you can, it's fun to pick your own pumpkin at a pumpkin patch. You can also get a fresh pumpkin at a market or farm stand. Choose a pumpkin with a bright orange color that has no bruises, soft spots, scars or mold. The stem should be attached and be dried or slightly brittle. You will need a long thin knife, an ice cream scoop, a poking tool and a saw knife. A beg...
If you've found yourself visiting a few too many fast food restaurants, you've probably forgotten the beauty that napkins can amount to when given the proper fold and tuck.
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 end looks like a long, languorous tail-feathers of a peacock, but it could look like a swan, too.
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, as does the word 'right'. So, the knife goes on the right. The word 'spoon' also has fiver letters, so it goes alongside the knife. Remember that the safe side of the knife, the dull side, faces out to anyone sitting nex...
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 present silverware at restaurants.
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 clip, the Napkin Lady shows you how to take an ordinary cloth dinner napkin and fold it into the shape of a brassiere. This clip is quick and easy and you will have everyone at the table laughing in just a few simple steps. This bra napkin design is also great for bachelorette parties, showers and anywhere else where you need a little lighthearted napkin folding!
Embrace your inner Martha Stewart - and impress friends with your stylish panache at your next dinner party - by folding your napkins into a silverware pouch. Not only is it an easy and beautiful way to present your silverware, but it is also a nice way to avoid having to place silverware all perfectly on the table.
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.
Nothing decorates a dinner table better than a napkin swan. It's cute and it makes dinnertime feel like a celebratory event. So, if you want to learn how to make a napkin swan, just follow the folding instructions in the video. Follow along and see what your napkin swan looks like!
In this tutorial, we learn how to fold cloth napkins into silverware holders. First, grab a dinner napkin and take the end to fold it in half. Now, fold it in half again so you have a small square. Now, fold the corner down half way and fold it down again. Then, flip it over and repeat this. Then, fold the top over and flip it over again. After this, place your silverware inside of the napkin and you will be ready to set your table! This takes just a few minutes and makes the look of any dinn...
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.
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.
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 to the center fold line. Flip the napkin over and repeat these steps. Then open up the center fold and fold the protruding triangles back up to the center point of the napkin. You now have a square folded napkin. . Now fo...
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.
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 the material. When finished, open up the cover and it will be in the shape of a cape! Then, cut out some "s" for Superman signs and tape it on the back of the cape. Then, tie string around the top so it can be worn and you...
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.
This video tutorial shows you step by step how to fold a cloth napkin into a chicken. No, it's not a live chicken, it looks like one you would buy at the grocery store. Just grab your napkin and follow along to impress your friends at the dinner table.
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!
A picture is worth a thousand words. Watch this video to learn how to fold a napkin into a heart. Fold a napkin into a heart.
For a few select princesses across the nation: Neiman Marcus is selling a $15,000 gingerbread house made of 381 pounds of gourmet gingerbread and 517 pounds of royal icing. Cooked up by Dylan Lauren, the famed Ralph Lauren's daughter and owner of Dylan's Candy Bar.
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. ...
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.
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.
Folding a napkin into a rectangle is demonstrated in the following video. This will really impress your guests. Fold a napkin in a rectangle (Pliage en rectangle).
The Thanksgiving holiday wouldn't even exist without the original pilgrims. Find the time amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays to commemorate them by crafting this upturned pilgraim hat centerpiece.
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,...
Lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly takes the hassle out of centerpiece designing.