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How To : Craft a pretty light bulb terrarium

If you're running low on time and short on money this holiday season, there is a way to still give your friends and family presents without having to resort to cliche $5 Russell Stover chocolates from the drugstore. Check out this crafting tutorial to learn how to craft a pre ...more

How To : Craft a pretty origami Amaryllis (kusudamas)

The Amaryllis flower, also known as the Belladonna lily, is, as its second name suggests, an extremely beautiful and lithe plant native to the Southwest region of South Africa. Recreate the delicate beauty of this flower by watching this tutorial. This versatile Amaryllis mod ...more

How To : Craft a pretty Christmas tree bow topper

If you feel your Christmas tree looks naked without some fancy schmancy star or topper on the highest of its boughs, then this pretty Christmas tree bow topper project is perfect for you. Give you shining star some R and R this year and put together this easy, extravagant bur ...more

How To : Craft a pretty jordan almond flower wedding favor

Jordan almonds are muy delicious, so why not treat your wedding guests to a yummy treat by giving them jordan almonds as wedding favors? And we're not just talking about the normal, boring route of placing a bunch in bags and tying them with a ribbon. Check out this video to ...more

How To : Craft a pretty origami butterfly mobile

Origami butterflies are truly beautiful, but what exactly do you do with them once you've made them? While individually they look pretty on your desk, once you have several they become more of a clutter inducer and dust collector than a piece of art. Check out this origami tu ...more

How To : Make a tiny fondant ladybug

Unlike fondant lions, which are a lot friendlier to human use than real lions, fondant lady bugs are just as charming as the real things. Watch this video to craft these tiny pretty ladies. The ladybug and the flower it sits on are both very tiny, so they're nice as petite de ...more

How To : Make an easy Mother's Day lace flower brooch

Your mother puts up with your crap the entire other 364 days a year and constantly toils away making the most scrumptious meals and treats for you, so can you really even justify not making something for her in return on Mother's Day? Luckily, you don't have to be Martha Stewa ...more

How To : Craft adorable yarn cards with Martha Stewart

Whoever said that pretty has to be complicated hasn't taken a glimpse at these adorable cards decorated with glued-on yarn motifs. A simple craft for kids and adults, yarn art creates homespun cards that evoke a whimsical, old world charm. Learn how to make yarn cards by watc ...more

How To : Make a crocheted swirling bag with Kathy Merrick

It's flattering enough to be complemented on your pretty bag. So how awesome would it be to get compliments on a bag you made yourself? Not many people endeavor to craft a homemade bag (for fear of loose ends, things falling out of random holes, etc.), even though it's actuall ...more

How To : Sew a digital display decal for your car

This film explains how to sew a digital display for use as a car accessory. It was created by our very own Steve Spencer as part of a competition that Scion held called "Craft My Ride." Steve has been working on this during nights and weekends and its pretty fun stuff. He used ...more

How To : Make an extra large crochet fan for right handers

Fanning things out always seems to add a flirty, attractive effect: fanned out, lush eyelashes make cartoon cayotes' hearts leap out of their chests and their eyes get as big as saucers, while fanned out, cut pieces of paper make pretty snowflakes. Fanning things out, especia ...more

How To : Make an extra large crochet fan for left handers

Fanning things out always seems to add a flirty, attractive effect: fanned out, lush eyelashes make cartoon cayotes' hearts leap out of their chests and their eyes get as big as saucers, while fanned out, cut pieces of paper make pretty snowflakes. Fanning things out, especia ...more

How To : Fold a super easy and quick origami seashell

This seashell origami craft is amongst the easiest you will ever fold. Yet just because it's quick and simple to make doesn't mean it's not pretty. If you're a fan of all things ocean and aquatic life, then these little seashells would be adorable pieces to place on your tabl ...more

How To : Use decorative paper napkins to make tile coasters

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. With the help of some 4-inch square ceramic tiles, turning decorative paper napkins into a set of very polished-looking coa ...more

How To : Craft a paper rose from streamer paper

Instead of throwing away the streamers from your latest party, why not be eco-friendly and recycle it as a lovely folded flower? In this tutorial, learn how to make cute homemade roses from left over streamers. That thin, colorful paper can be used for more than decoration and ...more

How To : Craft a modern 3D Christmas tree card

The holidays are all about giving and glitz and glamour, so combine them all together by crafting this cute modern Christmas tree card. A very geometric 3D Christmas tree stands out from its red background, adorned with sparkly glitter dots. To learn how to craft this pretty ...more

How To : Create fuzzy socks using a knitting loom

Looms are to crocheters/knitters what easels are to painters: you don't necessarily need them for every project, but they help you accomplish your work faster and more easily. The knitting loom will guide your needle and yarn with dexterity to where it needs to go. In this tu ...more

How To : Make handmade paper envelopes

Everyone loves the personal touch of a homemade greeting card, so why send such a beautiful gift in a plain white envelope? To maintain the crafty beauty of your card, why not make a custom envelope to go with it? In this tutorial, learn how to make a very easy homemade envelo ...more

News : Make your own vintage-inspired brooch bouquet

This tutorial is brought to you by http://oops-im-in-love.blogspot.com "This was originally going to be a test run but it turned out SO good that I had to share it with you because I think it's the perfect DIY for a brooch bouquet! Must have: green pipe cleaners (77 cents a p ...more

How To : Fold a sweet origami flower with Jo Nakashima

We're not quite sure what kind of flower this is - perhaps an iris? - but we do know it's really pretty! Craft a couple to make an everlasting boquet or just make one as a sweet present to give to a loved one by watching this video and getting the how-to. This origami tutoria ...more

How To : Make tissue paper stars

Who’d have thought that crumpled paper was good for anything but the trashcan? With this easy technique, you can transform tissue paper into pretty pieces of art. This is a fun kids craft project. You will need cardboard, double sided contact paper, tissue paper, and scissors. ...more

How To : Fold a heart from a drinking straw

This is a video how to fold a heart from drinking straws. It requires a pair of normal drinking straws(Try not to use hard straws,eg:fastfood restaurant straws are pretty hard!) You can purchase specially made straws from craft shops in many colors!

How To : Make hand-rolled chocolate truffles

You will be sure to win over anyone with some decadent homemade chocolate truffles. These are so impressive and rich and the best part is they’re surprisingly easy. Chef Alex will show you a few professional tricks to make this a sensational dessert. Things You'll Need: * 1 ...more

How To : Craft a recycled ruffled lace brooch with a button

Need a way to dress up your plain white tee fast? Instead of wearing jewelry or adding a sparkly blazer, how about pinning on a pretty brooch? Take a gander at this crafting tutorial to see how to craft a ruffled lacy brooch with a cute button in the center.

How To : Make a five petal paper flower with Stampin' Up!

This art and craft video shows us how to make a five petal paper flower with stamping up. One can make this pretty card easily by following the instructions which is given clearly in the video. One can come become aware of various modern craft materials like different papers, ...more

How To : Craft Lady Gaga's solar system orbital headpiece

Have you ever found the stars at night so pretty you wish you could just grab them with your fingers and move them just a little closer? Well, now you not only get to have the stars right next to you, but also a whole planetarium! Check out this fashion DIY video to learn how ...more

How To : Decorate flip flops

This video demonstrates how to decorate flip flops. This is a great craft to do with children. Not only do they have fun, but then they have something pretty to wear that they designed.

How To : Craft a 3D Finnish star Christmas paper ornament

Finally purchased a tree from the tree lot but in serious lack of pretty ornaments? Not a problem. You can make a bundle of these Finish 8-pointed star ornaments quickly, and they look quite impressive. The Finnish star ornament can be made in any size from tiny sized tree or ...more

How To : Create a glow-in-the-dark raver makeup look

Glow-in-the-dark stars, paint, stickers, and even fabric are pretty commonplace, but glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow? Using glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow, xsparkage will show you how to craft a raver look that will truly stand out as you dance under black light. Super bright with ora ...more

How To : Origami a sunflower

Origami! Fun pastime & skilled craft. Watch this origami how to video to learn how to fold the origami sunflower. This is a pretty difficult flower to fold. With origami, practice makes perfect. So practice those origami folds and you will have a beautiful sunflower.

How To : Make a sliding knot necklace for heavy pendants

The phrase "you can never have too much of a good thing" isn't particularly true when it comes to jewelry. While we love our bohemian tree pendants and dangling chandelier earrings, we don't like the fact that they weigh five pounds and pull down on our ears and/or necks. So ...more

How To : Craft a Victorian flower rosette card

Rosettes are embellishments that have been around for hundreds of years, but since the Victorian era they have been especially cherished for their feminine, fuffled shapes and pretty lacy designs. Check out this greeting card video to learn how to create a rosette card just i ...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 : Craft a very easy origami gift box for beginners

Don't get us wrong: We adore gift boxes, as they let us both conceal a gift and make the gift look more appealing by wrapping up the box in pretty wrapping paper and smacking a bow on top, but there's one big gripe we have about them. They either come in Small, Medium, or Larg ...more

How To : Make a fondant bow for cupcake and cake decorating

A lot of girly accoutrements we let go of in childhood: pigtails, Barbies, our beloved Easy Bake Oven. But there's something about bows that makes them eternally pretty, whether you're five or fifty. But these days, rather than putting bows in our hair, we're more about attach ...more

News : Eeek!! FREAKS!

Via Motionographer: "Ben West wrote, directed and did the animation for this warming mockumentary promoting the 2008 Australian Directors Guild Conference. Ben’s witty script, combined with a bit of Christopher Guest meets Chris Cunningham is a refreshing change of pace from ...more

How To : Do sand writing as a children's sensory activity

Shelley Lovett from Childcareland demonstrates sand writing as an early childhood learning activity. All you need for this activity is a baking sheet that is approx one inch deep and some sand. Colored sand makes it more fun for the kids. Shelley says the cheapest place she ha ...more

HowTo : Dumpster Dive For Gold

Dumpsters make great swimming pools and skateboard ramps, but when they're full of trash, they're pretty valuable, too. You can get a surprising amount of free booty dumpster diving. If you're a penny pincher who values low cost (re: free) functionality, check out Apartment Th ...more

How To : 5 Adorable Ways to Decorate Your Winter Tights

Chase the winter blues away by adding bright splashes of color to your boring winter tights. Using inexpensive nylon tights, fabric paints and basic craft supplies, you can do pretty much anything to transform your neutral-colored tights into something more colorful and fun. ...more

How To : 5 Weird & Easy Ways to Water Your Christmas Tree

Christmas trees, once decorated and brightly lit, are the penultimate holiday decoration, but authentic pines loose their brilliance fast if you're not giving them any nourishment. Plus, they are major fire hazards without regular hydration. However, watering one requires a lo ...more

Killer Cupcakes : 6 Cute & Creepy Halloween Desserts

While it's true that the once ubiquitous cupcake no longer strides the culinary landscape like a mighty colossus, it is still a force to be reckoned with, especially when certain holidays roll around, like Halloween. It makes sense. Not only are cupcakes the ultimate convenie ...more

News : Get Steamdrunk with Steampunk... Wine?

It wasn't that long ago that we started seeing a variety of beers catering to the Steampunk crowd, so why not some wine? I was at home last night, minding my own business, when one of our friends brought over a bottle of wine that practically screamed "Steampunk!" I mean, I s ...more

How To : Detect Script-Kiddie Wi-Fi Jamming with Wireshark

Due to weaknesses in the way Wi-Fi works, it's extremely easy to disrupt most Wi-Fi networks using tools that forge deauthentication packets. The ease with which these common tools can jam networks is only matched by how simple they are to detect for anyone listening for them. ...more

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