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.
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...
The spooky Halloween prop in this how-to video is a great addition to a haunted house or a front lawn display. Scare kids and trick-or-treaters with this surprisingly life-like for the undead looking zombie corpse. This prop may be a little time intensive, but the finished product is worth the effort. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a zombie corpse for Halloween.
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.
This is a visual demonstration of how to make a moving jaw for your werewolf mask. Watch Make a furry werewolf mask for some more ideas!
This is an amazing how to video on making fake whiskers using fishing wire and latex.
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!
The Easter Bunny, the Santa Clause of the 4th of July in unquestionably Uncle Sam, the lanky ol' icon of American patriotism. Watch this video to learn how to make a cool replica of his iconic top hate to wear to your next 4th of July party or other patriotic event.
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, popsicle sticks and a glue gun.
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.
Learn how to fold napkin into a Bishop's Mitre or hat with this tutorial. This is a perfect way to decorate your table when hosting a fancy dinner party. Impress your guests with your napkin folding skills with this easy Bishop's Mitre.
At your next Easter party fold your napkins to look like rabbits. This video will show you in simple steps just how to do that. Fold a napkin like a rabbit (Pliage en lapin).
Wouldn't it be nice if you could have a bowl that was able to keep your food cold during the party. This Table Preparation how-to video shows you how to make an ice bowl for as a table decoration. Watch and learn how easy it is to do freeze ice and use it to decorate any party table.
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.
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 sweet Ezio costume using some storebought materials and basic sewing skills.
In this video series, watch as makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to make a sexy nurse costume. Learn where to find the clothes, how to do the makeup, and how to present yourself as a sexy nurse. Let the experts at ExpertVillage remind you that the only thing better than a nurse, is a sexy nurse!
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...
Below, 10 step-by-step instructional videos for transforming yourself into a Na'vi being this Halloween. Step 1: Choose your favorite Avatar look from the list below. Step 2: Apply your chosen look. Step 3: For the dedicated fans with (more than a little) time on their hands, learn the Na'vi language and your transformation is complete!
This video demonstrates how to make a simple latex prosthetic for a mask or face piece. This process is a lot easier than the traditional method. Great for special effects or Halloween!
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.
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...
Want to go as Pinhead from Hell Raiser for Halloween or your next themed party? This clip shows you how you can do a convincing make-up with little money and a lot of free time.
The robes of the Jedi and Sith are great bases for all sorts of Star Wars costumes. If you have some DIY flair and want to make your own Star Wars costume for Halloween or cosplay watch this video to learn how to make your own Jedi or Sith robes, depending on your character.
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.
Lady Liberty's crown is one of the proudest symbols of America. If you are looking for a fun easy way to make your American Day (4th of July) attire more patriotic, check out this video to learn how to make a DIY Statue of Liberty crown to wear the big party.
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...
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 ...
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Halloween is the holiday to get creative. From goulish decorations, to creepy ideas on appetizers (à la "severed cheese fingers"? Search WonderHowTo for that one), to making a bloody shower scene in your bathroom (another one on WonderHowTo: Search "halloween party decor").
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.
In this video series, learn how to make an easy homemade zombie costume. Matt Cail shows you step-by-step instruction for making this Halloween costume. Learn how to transform old shirts and pants into a zombie costume. He shows you how to cut, apply dirt, and stain blood all over your clothing.
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.
A very quick and easy project to dress up some yummy candy canes. A great Christmas craft to do with kids. I 'cased' this idea from Marelle Taylor http://www.marelletaylor.com/ and thought they were cute and just had to give them a go! Watch the process and follow along with the text guidelines. These cute candy cane covers make a great party favor!
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!
The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets.
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...
Charlie Chaplin was the biggest star of his day, and his films hold up surprisingly well today. If you love the man and want to dress as him for Halloween or a costume party, watch this video to learn how to use makeup and props to transform yourself into Charlie Chaplin.
Whether you're building a lawn display or a haunted house for Halloween, this how-to video shows the process of building a creepy troll prop. These building tips can be used for any kind of humanoid prop building, if trolls aren't what you're going for. Check out this video prop-building tutorial and learn how to craft a Halloween troll prop.
Get ready to cook up a winning costume this Halloween. Turn this tasty treat into an awesome outfit with the help of Lisa Bleyaert in this how-to video. You will need a black long sleeve shirt, black leggings, black shoes, a utility knife, red foam board, a piece of paper, a marker, scissors, red sticky foam, white sticky foam, green sticky foam, duct tape, green glitter, gold glitter
Easter is just a few days away, and what does that mean for you? Eggs, and lots of them. What's the fun of Easter without some freaking eggs, right? I usually dig the plastic ones with money or chocolate inside, but hard-boiled eggs shouldn't be missing from the party.