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How To: Make a napkin swan (or napkin peacock)

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.

HowTo: Make Your Own Star Wars Snowflakes

Inject some Star Wars nerd into your holiday spirit: "My wife is a genius. She made these little beauties while making paper snowflakes with the kids. She saw our son Ethan making one that somewhat looked like a Storm Trooper. She then ran with the idea and made these masterpieces."

How To: Make double bows

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a double bow with Sandy. First, take two satin ribbons of different colors and place one on top of the other. Leave a long tail, then make a large loop and scrunch it in. Make a loop on the top and a loop on the bottom. Each should get a half a twist and be opposite of the one you made before it. Practice with a single ribbon before you do this one. After you have six loops, create four more to make a bigger bow. When finished, you will have six large lo...

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: Plan a kid safe, very green baby shower

Julie Auclair introduces authors of a book called "Celebrate Green." This book shows you how to throw a baby shower the "green" way. Guests do not realize that some of the gifts they give can be harmful, toxic, or not recyclable. You start with the three "R's", reduce, reuse and recycle. You use these to determine if a gift falls into one of these categories. They have added the three "G's", which are "good for people," "good for the planet," and "good for the community." They begin with the ...

How To: Throw a cheap block party for the neighborhood

Throwing a block party is a great way to meet your neighbours! Block parties are perfect for hot summer nights when no one wants to be stuck indoors. These parties are fun and easy to throw, even on a budget. Check out this video for information on how to throw a rockin' party for your neighborhood without spending much money.

How To: Remember what sides of the plate cutlery goes on

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...

How To: Set the buffet table at your dinner party

Clinton Kelly, the lifestyle expert, shows the right way to ‘Set your Buffet Table’ for a buffet party, in this video. He suggests that all the serving dishes and utensils are laid on the buffet table, the night before the party. This will throw some light and give ideas as to how to place the dishes on the table. You could place the plates on one side of the table, the food at the center and the napkins to the other side. You should also decide the heights of the various serving platters, co...

How To: Design a bubble bowl centerpiece for a wedding

This is a time lapse version of Flowergod episode 28. In this episode the Flowergod designs a bubble bowl centerpiece for a wedding. The demonstration focuses on color and flower choice as it relates to theme, floral depth and composition, and the overall shape and balance of the piece. Flowergod discusses techniques for arranging and concealing stones while emphasizing the bowl, as well as some general do's and don'ts for any floral arrangement. This centerpiece features white hydrangea, whi...

How To: Make a basic single holiday bow

There's no better time than the holidays to whip up a batch of beautiful decorative bows. This instructional video teaches you how to tie your own bows for embellishing any holiday themed item. Once you've mastered this technique feel free to experiment with other sizes and styles. These are the bows that we use to attach to wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, swags, potted plants, and a variety of other floral arrangements. Learning how to make your own professional crafter's quality bow like t...

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 tall balloon centerpiece for weddings & events

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 balloons with air, using an air pump and tie pairs of balloons together. Twisting together four balloons, place the cluster of balloons around the base of the tube. Repeat with an additional 8 balloons and place this cluster at...

How To: Make a towel cake for a bridal shower or event

Learn how to make a towel cake for a bridal shower with this video! To make a towel cake start by folding a towel into a flat square. Then take a second towel and fold it in half. Lay the half folded towel on the table. Lay the towel that is folded into a square on the middle of the towel folded in half. Fold one end of the half folded towel over the folded towel and tuck it under. Then take the other side of the towel and fold it over and tuck it under making a larger folded towel square. Ta...

How To: Apply zombie makeup for Halloween

Create a creepy undead look for a Halloween zombie costume with the little help of makeup and the steps in this how-to video. The cosmetics used for this look are: MAC - Pure White Paint Stick, Laura Mercier - Translucent Powder, MAC - Feline Pencil, MAC - Feline Pencil, MAC - Flammable Paint, MAC - Beauty Marked e/s, MAC - Fascinating Pencil, MUFE - Smoky Lash mascara, Guerlain - Kiss Kiss Lip Lift, and MAC - Pure White Paint Stick. Learn how to apply zombie makeup for Halloween by watching ...

How To: Make a Halloween Scarecrow prop with usable mask

This do it yourself video demo shows how to create a scarecrow prop with wearable mask. With Batman bigger than ever, any of the characters from the movies are sure to be a hit costume. This scarecrow costume mask is easy to make, and can be used as just a Halloween prop decoration or in a haunted house. Check out this video tutorial and learn how to make a spooky and wearable Scarecrow costume.

How To: Make werewolf stilts

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!

How To: Make a Frankenstein costume

If you are looking for a great Halloween costume idea, why not try dressing up as Frankenstein's Monster? This video series will help you put together a costume that would make Boris Karloff proud! Matt Cail shows you how to make a great yet inexpensive costume from items you probably already have around the house, including the boxy jacket and clunky shoes. He also offers tips on getting your Halloween makeup just right, including the green flesh and gruesome facial stitches, as well as the ...

How To: 5 Homemade Gifts for Your Favorite Lady on Mother's Day

For 365 days of the year, our mothers show their love for us by driving us places, cooking us food, doing our laundry, and being our number-one cheerleader. But for one day of the year, we all get up early in the morning and show our love for our favorite women. Often, that means cooking breakfast or making brunch, or running to the store to grab a pre-selected bouquet of flowers.

How To: Make a Cute Lemon Bear for Valentine's Day

If you're one of those people that would rather make a Valentine's Day gifts than buy them, then this fun little project is right for you. Impress your special someone with this homemade bear. All you really need is a large lemon or orange. There's not much instructions to make this project because the results will vary, but use the example in the image to guide you, and watch the video below.