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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: Properly drop bridal veils

Drop veils are the sheerest veils offered. They drop over your head. There is no comb and no gathering at all. They are attached with hat pin. The veil is draped over the head and if you had a head piece the veil is draped over that as well. Then you take the hat pin and you just weed it in and out between the hair and the veil several times. Now after the ceremony all you have to do is remove the pin and the veil is removed without ruining the hair. To measure for the drop veils take a piece...

How To: Host an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party

AMICLUBWEAR created a tutorial on how to host a tea party based on "Alice in Wonderland". The video begins with a step by step instructional on how to make tissue paper "flowers" as decorations for your tea party. The tissue papers are layered in opposite colors, after which the tissue paper is accordion folded and tied together using a pipe cleaner. Afterwards, the tissue paper is carefully extended layer bay layer and shaped into a flower. Next, there was a tutorial for making the "EAT ME" ...

How To: Design an exotic bride's bouquet for a wedding

TheFlowergod teaches you how to design an exotic bride's bouquet for a wedding. You will first need a stand for the flower bouquet, which you can make out of plastic or wood. Place the longer stem flowers inside so you have a working station. For this bouquet you will be working with a few ferns as the base and then flowers with similar colors, like red, yellow, purple. The whole bouquet should say warmth and pleasant weather. Once you are done with the designing, you simply extract the bouqu...

How To: Make a wedding centerpiece with tea lights

Watch this video tutorial to see how to make a named couple centerpiece with tea lights. This names couple centerpiece can be either for a couple's engagement or a wedding ceremony. This centerpiece will be accented with romantic tea lights in glass holders. Just watch this party arrangement lesson.

How To: Make a decorative ribbon

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.

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: 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 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: Customize a pinata buster stick

In this tutorial, we learn how to customize a pi–ata buster stick. First, choose a couple streamer colors that match the theme of your party. Next, roll the streamer around the stick, covering the entire stick. Tape down the end on both sides so the streamers stay on. Next, wrap a different color streamer around the stick and tape that down as well. You can also add on ribbon around the stick to make it more decorative. When finished, make sure everything is taped down at the end and you will...

How To: Make a professionally styled diaper cake

If you're looking for a great gift to give to a soon-to-be mother, a diaper cake is a great idea. Not only can it be customized to make a cool looking gift, but it gives the potential parrent(s) some much needed diapers. So in this tutorial, you'll see how to put together a professionally styled diaper cake in no time at all. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Make a pew bow

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.

How To: Wrap an oddly-shaped present

If you've ever experienced the frustration that comes with wrapping a gift that doesn't fit neatly into a box, then this video is for you. You won't need much else besides the usual - scissors, wrapping paper, tape, and some ribbon.

How To: Identify different types of dinner glassware

Don't know much about the dinner table? You know the basics: you eat from a plate, you use silverware to shovel it in and you drink from glassware. But what about if you're at a fancy dinner? Would you be able to distinguish a juice cup from a champagne glass? A white wine glass from a martini glass? If not, these two videos will show you which ones are which.

How To: Design a head table flower centerpiece for a wedding

This is a short, very fast paced (6x normal speed) demonstration of how to arrange a floral and green head table piece. The 54 seconds shows the designer how to complete an arrangement from beginning to end. It is difficult to see what the shape of the base is, but it is fresh flowers going into the design. The designer places long greens into the center of the base, adding some long white stemmed flowers. Red carnation heads are then placed around the base along with some additional greenery...

How To: Throw a Harlem rent party to raise money

Originating in Harlem in the 1920s, a rent party is a fun way to stave off eviction. You will need a place to party, food and drink, musical entertainment, paying guests, party flyers, a hat to collect donations, and lots of beer. Fact: The going rate for a Harlem rent party admission was usually 25 cents, plus extra for the homemade concessions sold in the kitchen or hallway.

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.

How To: Fold a cloth napkin into a flower

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...

How To: Make rustic themed gift basket

This video shows you how to make a rustic gift basket. For this project, you will need the following: an oval metal pail, crinkle paper, chocolate bars, cutting board, cookies, dried fruit, crackers, almonds, smoked salmon, cheese, caramel corn, grapes, a standard cello bag, sharp scissors, ribbon, and a knife.

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: Tie a balloon onto a ribbon without clips for a party

You can tie a balloon and ribbon together in one step when decorating a party room or event. Whether for a birthday party, bar/bat mitzvah, anniversary or holiday, this one-step process saves you time and avoids using plastic or other clips. Thus it is friendlier to the environment. So start watching this how-to video to learn how to tie a balloon onto a ribbon.