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How To : Mod Christmas lights into stereo party lights

Kip "Kipkay" Kedersha is known for his intriguing and clever how-to and prank videos, even when he teams up with MAKE Magazine. He will show you how to tweak, hack, mod, and bend any technology to your hacking needs. No electronic device, gadget, or household item can stand th ...more

How To : Make USB Christmas lights

This video covers the steps for creating USB Christmas lights. Take battery powered Christmas lights and convert them to USB powered to decorate your office. Take apart the battery casing. You have to rewire this. You also need to cut open a USB cord and do some soldering.

How To : Fix Broken Christmas Lights Faster with a Lighter

The most annoying thing about Christmas lights is when one bulb blows, the whole string stops working. There's no easy way to tell which one is out when it's a huge strand, so it can take forever to fix. Mehdi Sadaghdar figured out that zapping the Christmas lights with a pie ...more

How To : Hang indoor Christmas lights

A presenter from The Home Depot gives you several tips and professional secrets on how to hang your indoor Christmas lights making this tricky process a little bit easier. She takes you through the selection of lights, planning and the installation of lights. -It's easier to ...more

How To : Make Christmas lights in Illustrator

Learn how to create a string of 3D, multi-colored Christmas lights and turn them into a custom pattern brush that you can draw with along any path. Make Christmas lights in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Make electric igniters from Christmas lights

This video shows us how to make quick and cheap ematches from Christmas Lights. • First we need to break the top of the Christmas bulb tubes without damaging the filament inside. • You can use a file for this procedure. Rub the tip of the bulb on the edge of the file till it ...more

How To : Hang outdoor Christmas lights

In this video, we learn how to hang outdoor Christmas lights from the experts at Home Depot. First, you want to start out the planning process, and figure out where you want lights to be hung out. Then, decide how many lights you need and what kind you want to use. Then, go an ...more

How To : Play Coldplay's "Christmas Lights" on piano

Learn to play Coldplay's "Christmas Lights" in this tutorial for the piano. The chord progressions to this December 2010 single from Coldplay are eagerly demonstrated on Yamaha M06 in this enthusiastic video tutorial.

How To : Make DIY USB powered Christmas lights

Does your desk need some holiday flare? Do you have an extra USB port on your computer? Then check this out. This video will show you how to make a USB-powered Christmas light set that will spruce up your desk and not require an outlet.

How To : Wire a pumpkin with Christmas lights

Halloween is just around the corner! Check out this instructional decorating video that demonstrates how to use Christmas tree light bulbs to illuminate a jack-o-lantern pumpkin. This tutorial explains how to prepare typical Christmas lights for elucidating a pumpkin. Follow t ...more

How To : Model a strand of Christmas Lights in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates the process of creating a model of a strand of Christmas lights in Blender 2.5. The tutorials covers modeling and how to use array and curve modifiers to create a strand of lights that will automatically lengthen as needed. Whether you're new to the Blen ...more

How To : Make a Christmas tree centerpiece

During the darkness of the winter months some bright and spirited holiday decorations can really add holiday cheer to a home. This Christmas, try making this festive tree and light table piece because you can never have too many decorations. Step 1: Clean and dry baby food ja ...more

How To : Fill in Ugly Bare Spots on Your Christmas Tree

You've found the perfect tree—or so you think. As hard as we try to display an ideal tree each year, both plastic and pine can disappoint, especially when you're shopping on the cheap. Whether you use an artificial or authentic Christmas tree, sometimes you discover gaping, b ...more

How To : 18 Useful Things You Can Do with Cardboard Tubes

Don't toss out those cardboard tubes just yet. Whenever you have one leftover from a roll of paper towels, toilet paper, or wrapping paper, hang on to it, because it's got some great DIY potential. Cardboard tubes of all sizes can be handy for a variety of uses, from storing ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: Create a redstone calculator in Min ...more

How To : String lights on a Christmas tree

In this how to video series, learn how to string Christmas lights on a Christmas tree from expert Matt Cail. Matt will show you how to test Christmas tree lights, how close to an outlet to put a Christmas tree, how to untangle Christmas tree lights, where to start stringing Ch ...more

How To : Build a High Efficiency Enchanting Setup

Notes: My guides are setup like old Lego instruction booklets; picture intense/text lacking. Just remember you're building from the ground up, each step is a layer to go onto the previous layer. Any stone block can be replaced with blocks of your choice. Mycelium is used in ...more

How To : Host a New Year's Eve Party on a Budget

If you want to avoid the hassle of going out on New Year's Eve, you can always host your own New Year's Eve celebration at home—and it doesn't have to cost a lot, either. A few basic tips: Host your party after dinnertime so guests don't expect full entrees. Limit your guest ...more

How To : Make a Mini Accordion Fold Scrapbook

An accordian fold scrapbook is a great way to make use of minimal space. If you've got a bunch of pictures you'd like to organize all in one album, expand your spatial possibilities by creating accordian fold pages rather than regular turnable pages. This accordion fold style ...more

How To : Decorate your Christmas tree in ten easy steps

No matter how big or small your Christmas tree might be, you can use this tutorial to make an attractive and festive holiday tree! You will need Christmas lights, wire and your favorite ornaments, tinsel, ribbon and other holiday decorations.

How To : 9 Easy DIY Holiday Decorating Ideas

Want to add a little holiday cheer to your living space without breaking the bank? Get a clear glass bowl, fill it with extra Christmas ornaments or clementines, and you have an instant holiday-themed centerpiece for your table. Ta-da! Illustrated below are 8 more DIY holiday ...more

How To : Crochet a miniature holiday Christmas tree

Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a miniature holiday Christmas tree. Use any type of thread and crochet needle to complete this project. You will also need a tapestry needle to sew the Christmas tree into a hanging ornament. Add small embellishments with red y ...more

How To : Make christmas trees from a tomato plant cage

John White, Dona Ana County Extension Agent, Teddi Peters, Master Gardener, and Southwest Yard and Garden demonstrate how to make a Christmas tree from a tomato plant cage for the holidays. The cage will already have a tree like form. Attach electrical tape around the prongs. ...more

How To : Make a miniature baby bottle

In order to make a miniature baby doll bottle to be used in a dollhouse, you will need the following: orange paint, white paint, a paintbrush, and a light bulb from a string of white Christmas lights. The light bulb must be a standard light bulb. It can't be a replacement bulb ...more

How To : Make Holiday Decorating Easier with a Glue Gun

You've probably tried just about every method of hanging your holiday decorations: nails, thumbtacks, sticky hooks, and, in desperation, even tape. Each method can leave a host of complications when removed, though, from chipping paint to visible holes. Your holiday adornment ...more

How To : Make a Borax Crystal Snowflake

If you're tired of using the same old ornaments on your Christmas tree year after year, then it's time to experiment with borax snowflakes. It's not only a fun decoration to make, it's a great science project to try out with family and friends. All you need for to make DIY cry ...more

News : Meticulously Crafted Tron Optical Illusion

You don't have to go the boring route with Christmas lights this year. Try hacking them, or better yet see if you can replicate this Tron-themed optical illusion made by WonderHowTo favorite Brusspup. Good luck... looks like it took some serious time and patience to get it rig ...more

How To : Make a three dimensional paper design

This handy instructional video teaches the budding paper-design-enthusiast how to construct a three-dimensional paper word design. All you need is paper, an Exacto knife, a ruler, and a pen. Now you can make any word you've ever wanted to make stand up do it more quickly and e ...more

How To : Trim and decorate a festive Christmas tree

If it's your first Christmas, you might be wondering what the best way to decorate the tree is. While every tree and set of decorations will be different, this tutorial shows you a few basic principles (such as always put the Christmas lights on first) to decorating a lovely a ...more

How To : Decorate a Christmas tree in a contemporary style

This holiday season, don't go the old-fashioned route when decorating for Christmas, stay in the present. To see how to joyfully adorn in the present, and no I did not say "presents," just check out this video on how to decorate a Christmas tree in a contemporary style. Timot ...more

How To : 11 Festive Party Hacks for the Winter Holidays

Are you expecting a lot of guests for an upcoming holiday party? To make your home smell like the holiday season, simmer orange peels, cinnamon sticks, cranberries, and cloves with water on a stovetop for several hours to make your indoor space smell really good. You can also ...more

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