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How To : Make a DIY chic tube dress with Gianny L

Nothing says chic like DIY. With spring and summer just around the corner, this breezy and elegant tube dress is all you need to stay cool. See how to make a DIY chic tube dress in this video from GiannyL. This DIY closet hack is simple and easy, and the tube dress is a great ...more

How To : Make a hippie chic necklace

A funky hippie-chic necklace with a floral focal bead to help bring summer into your life. For this project you will need cord or thong, beads, a jump ring, eye pins, head pins, cord tips, jump rings, and necklace findings. Learn how to make this hippie chic necklace by watchi ...more

How To : Create a chic tatter skirt from fabric scraps

Just because your skirt is in tatters doesn't mean you look like a homeless hobo. In fact, when the tatters that comprise your skirt come from old but beautiful fabrics (instead of, well, just old and overused fabrics), you'll look both chic and money smart. Dig through your ...more

How To : Style a chic, simple hair bun

Xteeener wants to show you how to make the cool easy Updo Bun. Materials required: 1)Take some Bobby Pins depending upon the thickness of the hair you have. 2)Take some small Bobby pins to pin your bangs back. 3)Take a tiny hair elastic. Step 1: Take a big chunk of bangs from ...more

How To : Upcycle old clothes into chic wine gift bags

We all have a bag of old clothes somewhere, or old clothes lying randomly around the closet. You know, the t-shirt that's too ratty or that dress you got from Ann Taylor that looked perfectly in season a few years ago but now you can't bring yourself to wear anywhere. While y ...more

How To : Style a quick and chic chignon

Learn how you can create a chic chignon hair style with this tutorial. You will need long hair for this quick and easy hairstyle. Watch this video demonstration and you can create a chic chignon hair style in no time at all.

How To : Make a chic duct tape playing card holder

Are you still one of those boring folks who use duct tape only as it's recommended, i.e. for taping stuff together? Well, get ready to be enlightened - while organizing your life a little bit - by watching this innovative duct tape tutorial. You'll learn a novel use for duct ...more

How To : Sew an urban chic pattern lined hoodie

Plain hoodies are among the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. But while they're comfortable and chic, plain hoodies can also look a little dull, especially if all you're wearing is sweats or blue jeans with them. Spice up your hoodie and your overall look at the ...more

How To : Craft a cheap and chic popsicle purse for summer

You don't need to spend mad amounts of money to carry a chic purse. While every gal covets her Dior satchel and Chanel quilted purse, toting around a bag you made yourself speaks volumnes about your ingenuity and individuality. Watch this video to learn how to put together a ...more

How To : Create candyland chic Christmas candy trees

We can't guarantee that these candy trees will still be there the next day if you happen to have a few candy-obsessed kids running around the house! As short or as long as they last, these candy trees are a gorgeous compliment to your holiday decor. When untouched, these trees ...more

How To : Style a chic braided party half updo

This is a super cool hairstyle that involves the best parts of all worlds: braids, ponytails and poofs! In this video, learn how to create this hot party girl style that will have everyone wondering how you could have possibly done it yourself. This 'do may take you a little ...more

How To : Create a heroin chic makeup look

Logan demonstrates how to make a 'heroin chic' look using makeup applied with 192 and 290 brushes. He begins with highlighting powder. Shading is created by using processed powder. Eye definition is added with the 219 pencil brush to apply brown down eyeshadow. Next, blend dow ...more

How To : Sew your own retro chic circle skirt

Circle skirts are easy, and look good on nearly any figure. You can sew your own without needing a pattern at all - just pick your under fabric and over fabric, then follow along with this tutorial for a retro chic addition to your wardrobe.

News : Thrifty and Chic - PVC Pipe Mirror Frames

This is very similar to the PVC picture frame, but it's interesting enough to post it as well. I like circley [sic] patterns, and this little idea fits into that beautifully. This one also contains a better how-to than the picture frame article, so if you liked that concept bu ...more

How To : Layer clothing so you'll stay warm and look chic

Layering becomes a necessary skill to know during the fall and winter, when it's nigh impossible to get away with wearing just your favorite dress or t-shirt and nothing else. If you want to learn how to layer clothing so that you'll stay warm AND chic, check out this video f ...more

How To : Apply chic makeup for glasses

In this cool makeup how-to video, the awesome Michelle Phan shows you how you can still wear makeup and look great with glasses. In this video, you'll find out how you can makeup work for you even if you have to wear frames, and look chic and stylish at the same time! Just wat ...more

How To : Tie a Scarf 6 Chic Ways

A scarf is super versatile. It can be chic-looking and keep your neck warm at the same time. In this video, Sarah James, from HairThursday, shows you 6 different ways to tie scarves. Pull-Through Hang the scarf around your neck, then tie a loose knot on one side. Pull the opp ...more

How To : Play "Le Freak" by Chic on the bass

Le Freak by Chic is a popular song from the 70's and the epic bass player on the track was Bernard Edwards. The song for bass players is all about sticking in the pocket and grooving hard when it calls for it. In this excellent lesson you will learn how to play each section of ...more

How To : Create a geek chic duct tape layered wallet

Duct tape isn't only handy for taping your rear view mirror back when your drunken cousin knocks it off in a fit of intoxicated rage. In fact, duct tape is a excellent and cheap material for crafting. Just check out this video to find out for yourself. You'll be guided step-b ...more

How To : Make a chic fabric sleeve for your coffe cup

In this clip, you will get a double lesson. You will learn how to create a cute sleeve for your coffee cup out of fabric so you don't burn your hands as well as a homemade stitch marker with a fun heart design. The sleeve is not only stylish, but also saves all that cardboard ...more

How To : Craft an urban chic tote from waste fabric scraps

Chances are you have a pile of old, unused clothing lying somewhere in your house. You're sure as hell never going to wear any of it, but you also don't want to throw anything away just yet. So how do you eliminate the unsightly pile without completely tossing it into a trash ...more

How To : | 3 DIY Electronic Geek Chic Pieces for Him

Stand out from the high street fashion clones with stuff you’ve fashioned yourself. It’s easy to take old pieces of electronic junk and transform them into all sorts of fun ‘n’ funky geeky accessories. Like a totally useful tote bag, a what-on-earth-is-that wallet and a bedazz ...more

How To : Be French chic

Ever wondered why French women are so chic and stylish and fashionable? Here's why- some simple fashion and style rules that will bring out the femme in you. Be French chic. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : The Lazy Girls Guide To Have A Blog-chic Wedding

Here is yet another genius article by the hilarious and savvy ladies at practicalwedding.com. Ok. I admit it. I am a practicalwedding junkie. This article has tons of great tips so that you can have a picture perfect wedding without lifting a finger.

How To : Make a chic doll coat

Channel Pulip shows you how to make a holiday coat for a doll. You will need wool felt, with no crease, trimming, lace, ribbon or button. Cut out the pattern as shown. Sew together at shoulder with 4mm seam. Pin and sew sleeve on. Sew lace on coat bottom and sleeve bottoms. Se ...more

How To : Make a schoolyard chic scissors holder with kids

With inflation making even simple household wares like cups and pencil holders going for $10 a pop, it's easy to see how attractive making your own home essentials is. In this kids project, you and your kid will learn how to create a schoolyard chic scissor holder out of thin ...more

How To : Get a chic & sophisticated look with light makeup

In this video, we learn how to get a chic and sophisticated look with light makeup. First, you want to prime your face and then spray brush on a foundation that matches your skin tone or is slightly darker. Next, set your face with a powder and lightly dust your entire face. D ...more

How To : Make eco-chic wedding invitations

This how-to video demonstrates how to make unique earth-friendly wedding invitations that only look expensive. Learn about chlorine free paper, translucent velum, and how to use natural embellishments for your wedding invitations. Start making your own wedding invitations today.

How To : Create a SOHO chic makeup look for dark skin

Watch this instructional cosmetics video to create a casual chic makeup look for darker skin. This look is flattering in almost any setting. Use an orangy pink mango eye shadow and work back into with dark shades. This way you can where less makeup for summer days in the city. ...more

How To : Look Chic

This tutorial video will teach you how to keep your clothes looking great over time. Keeping your clothes chic long after they're new is a special skill.

News : Installing Chic Woven Wood Shades

Woven Shades are not just stylish and chic, but Eco-friendly made from renewable materials great for Mother Earth! Installing Woven Wood Shades Watch the video above for a step-by-step tutorial on how to install chic woven wood shades to complement any window in the home.

How To : Make 'Modern Boho' Work for Work

Most wouldn't think that "modern-boho" is appropriate for the office, but you can transform your gypsy garb into something professional and chic. In this video, Sydne Summer shows you how to do just that. Take cover If your maxi dress is sleeveless, cover up with a sheer long ...more

How To : Knot a Hermès Scarf in 21 Different Ways

Hermès is all about giving out the free goodies—this week I posted a tutorial for making your own papercraft "Kelly bag" and for years now they've created "knotting cards", a set of DIY illustrations presenting different ways to wear their iconic scarves. Typically list headl ...more

How To : Style your hair into a messy bun

This is no schoolmarm style. You'll instantly look chic with a messy bun. You Will Need: * Hair that hasn’t been washed for 24 hours * A brush * Bobby pins in the color of your hair * Hair spray * Dry shampoo or hair mousse (optional) * An elastic band (optional) Step 1: St ...more

How To : Create a shoebox & high heel cake

Luxaholics, fashionistas and Sex in the City fans... Here lies the information needed to make the perfect cake for your next chic birthday party or bachelorette party! Learn how to make a shoebox & high heel shaped cake with step by step instructions in this three-part video t ...more

How To : Make a psychedelic tie-dyed cake and cupcakes

Before this video we had no idea you could tye die cakes (sort of). While tie dying t-shirts, linens, and other wares requires several colors of fabric dye and scrunching up the fabric, tie dying cake involves no toxic chemicals. In fact, the "tie dye" is actually a few vibra ...more

How To : Make zebra-striped fondant for cake decorating

Plain white fondant looks elegant and classic on its own - just think beautiful wedding cakes and birthday cakes - but sometimes white on white just gets plain dull. For times when you crave a little more pizzazz in your life, or at least in your cake decorating, check out thi ...more

How To : 12 Innovative Ways to Reuse Plastic Cups

Don't add your plastic cup to the trash bin just yet. The sturdy plastic material of these ubiquitous containers makes them perfect to use as miniature DIY greenhouses for seedlings, smartphone sound amplifiers, Christmas ornament storage, and even packing material. If you ha ...more

How To : Resize a t-shirt and add interest by braiding it

Upcycling a too large t-shirt doesn't require that you have a degree from a fashion college or are an expert with the needle and thread. In fact, you don't need any needle at all to create the t-shirt project presented in this video. All you need to do is pick up a pair of sci ...more

How To : Create a film burn effect using Premiere Pro

Film burn was really annoying all those years ago when we used to have actual film and it used to actually burn. Now its acquired chic status, and people want it to add it to their digital films. This video will teach you how to create film burn effects using the Adobe Premier ...more

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