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How To: Stuff balloons inside of balloons for party decor

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...

How To: Apply scary clown makeup for Halloween

In this video series, watch as professional makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to do scary clown makeup for Halloween. In this step by step makeup lesson learn how to apply the base paint, how to add triangles and fake blood, and really turn clowns into an evil thing. Take a walk down horror lane and pay tribute to IT and John Wayne Gacy Jr. thanks to the help of the experts at ExpertVillage.

How To: Create super hero cape party favors

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...

How To: Make an Irish themed gift basket for St. Patrick's Day

In this tutorial, learn how to make a beautiful traditional Irish themed gift basket for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Give this gift baskets to guests at your St. Patty's party or save one for that special Irish friend. You can make a game out of it and the winner will receive the basket, or even auction it off! Enjoy this fun and great looking gift at your next Irish get together.

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: 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: Fold napkins into silverware pouches

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.

How To: Make a DIY wedding flower centerpieces

A wedding budget can quickly get out of hand as your planning progresses. Things like centerpieces are a major cause of skyrocketing wedding costs. If you have a little time and want to easily trim down the cost of your wedding, think about making your own floral centerpieces. You'll learn how to with this simple tutorial from EZ Bouquet. You'll soon see how easy it is to make a beautiful floral arrangement in an open container and how to secure the arrangement in the base of the container. A...

How To: Tie a corsage bow

Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to create a corsage bow with this tutorial. This is a lovely little bow to add to any bouquet, present or use it as a decoration. Watch this how to video and you will be tying a corsage bow in no time at all.

How To: Create a sweetheart rose wristlet for a wedding

The video shows us how to create a sweetheart rose wristlet for a wedding. The things needed are wrist band, dragon leaves plumosa and some small spray rose. First apply some glue over some rough paper and then slide the elastic wrist band over the wrist. Then the dragon leaf is taken and is given a coat of glue using the rough paper and then the same is pasted on the wrist band upon the plastic backing. Then use some plumosa to add some attraction to the wrist band by pasting it on the drago...

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...

HowTo: Top 10 Avatar Halloween Costumes

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!

How To: Make a budget music note centerpiece

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 grass. Add balloons, a table name and table place cards for an economical musical themed music note centerpiece for your Bat Mitzvah, Bar Mitzvah, wedding, special event or party!

How To: French serve a catered dinner as a waiter or waitress

Are you a caterer? Maybe you're a new caterer recently employed as a waiter to help serve a huge dinner party… a dinner party requiring French service. Sounds simple, right? You go around and serve people food. But there's more to it than that. There's a whole technique to French serving, and this video will show how to French serve the right way, from proper foot placement, to bending your back correctly, to serving the food off the plate.

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 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!

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