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How To : Make A Whistle From A Sycamore Twig

I will show you how to make a loud whistle from a twig from a sycamore tree. In fact they are so loud that they could be used in an emergency situation to attract attention from potential rescuers. The international distress signal is 6 whistle blasts in quick succession. The ...more

How To : Prune arborvitae, junipers, and chamaecyparis

In order to prune arborvitae, junipers, and chamaecyparis, you will need the following: pruning sheers/clippers. Be careful when you prune these, because you should not clip the old wood. Look for branches that are forking together. Try to cut lightly, cutting small amounts a ...more

How To : Use pitch tinder

John Campbell shows us how to use pitch wood to create a fire. This is a good method to use when you have dead pine trees available. Pitch wood can be found in the first three to six inches of a branch of the dead pine tree. This area is covered with pine resin. You want to pi ...more

How To : Indentify problems with the ash & golden rain tree

In this how-to video, you will learn how to identify and control problems with Ash and Golden Rain Trees. If there are discolorations in the tree branch, there may be a few problems. If you see a severe orange color, this will damage the tree. You can paint the tree with a whi ...more

How To : Arrange a dozen red roses for Valentine's Day

Making a rose arrangement is not difficult, but there is some skill to it. In this video tutorial from Fresh Flower Ideas, learn the tips and tricks of creating an arrangement with a dozen red roses for Valentine's Day. In this tutorial, a dozen red Freedom roses are used, but ...more

How To : Make a rustic box out of a log of applewood

If you're lucky enough to have a large backyard, or perhaps even a plot of land, then you probably have several trees on hand. If for whatever reason one or two of these trees needs to be cut down, don't just dispose of the wood! Check out this woodworking video to learn how ...more

Silver & Gold : DIY Modular Origami Christmas Ornaments

After becoming addicted to basic sonobe modular origami, I decided to make ornaments for relatives as Christmas gifts. I tried using fancy paper from stores like Paper Source, and cutting it to proper origami size, but I could never get the tight folds I wanted with non-tradit ...more

How To : Make a Simple Didgeridoo from PVC

Traditional Aboriginal didgeridoos are made from trees that have been hollowed out by termites. Finishing work to smooth out surfaces and decorate the didgeridoo would soon follow. Lucky for you, you don't have to spend lots of money or find a hollowed out tree to create a did ...more

How To : Prune pine shrubs or trees

In order to prune pine shrubs or trees, you will need the following: pruning sheers. Conifers can be pruned, whenever they aren't growing. Pruning when a plant is actively growing will retard the growth. Therefore, if you need to restrict the height of a tree or shrub, then y ...more

How To : Remove a turkey tail fan

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove a turkey tail fan. Get the tail fan and spread it out, then hold the secondary tail fans and cut the tail fans out. You will want to cut at the base of the turkey where the but is, skinning a little bit to get it out. The removal should ...more

How To : Install a star-drip irrigation system

A drip irrigation line is placed around the base of a tree in a ring. A section of the ring is cut open and made into a T shape with the addition of another piece of drip emmiter wire going from the ring outwards. The next end of the additional wire is bound to the ground with ...more

How To : Make a fish hook from a bush

The video is about making a fish hook for the winter bushcraft national winter tutorial. The first step is to take a small stick and cut it so as to make it thin. Then an angle is cut at one end of the piece. The angle cut can be according to the maker's wish. Then cut out the ...more

How To : Make a simple wooden bonsai pot

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a wooden bonsai pot. You will need pressure treated wood made of all weather oak. You will also need a strain brush and nails. Assorted plastic bins will also be needed. Drill holes into the bottom of the plastic bin. Next, cut ...more

How To : Choose a shade tree

When you head to your neighborhood gardening center to find a shade tree for your garden, the variety of choices can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many kinds of trees, and each of those trees has its own varieties. In this clip, Dave Epstein from Growing Wisdom will hel ...more

How To : Make a Christmas Tree Out of Recycled Paper

This tutorial shows you how to take several circles of recycled paper (from sixteen centimeters to four centimeters in diameter) into a lovely Christmas tree decoration. Fold each of them in half several times, cut a hole in the tip, then just stack and decorate! Video: .

How To : Fold a wave out of orgimai and create an icosahedron

Start with ten squares of paper in as many different colors as you would like, and then cut them into three equal rectangles. Then fold thirty small waves, and assemble into a twenty-sided polygon (icosahedron). Perfect for a geometric Christmas tree ornament.

How To : Make a Christmas tree ornament

Spray the Styrofoam ball with a color that adheres to the scheme of the ribbon and ornaments. There will be white space when you make a Christmas ornament tree, and the color on the ball will help to conceal the space. Insert the rod into the base of your globe. This will giv ...more

How To : Make coconut cream from fresh coconut

In this second episode of the Hawaiian "Jenna in the Jungle" series, Manis demonstrates how to climb a coconut tree. Watch this how to video and learn how to cut coconuts open to make fresh, rich coconut cream. Learn the benefits of coconuts and how to use them in the most sus ...more

How To : Decorate Christmas tree cookies with royal icing

Holiday cookies are a treat to eat and a pain to decorate. This how to video shows you how to decorate baked and cut Christmas tree cookies with royal icing. Decorating Christmas tree cookies involves a lot of intricate details so follow along.

How To : Make a bow out of ribbon

The days of asking mom to wrap your presents are over! In this tutorial, learn how to tie a perfect bow for your present out of ribbon. You Will Need: • A ribbon • A wire tie • Scissors Step 1: Pinch the ribbon and make a loop Hold the ribbon between your thumb and index ...more

How To : Identify aphids or whiteflies on your ash tree

County expert John White determines how to solve some pesky plant problems for the area. The first problem - cutter bees on Crepe Myrtle - is an obvious one, with the deep curved "bites" showing on most of the leaves. He suggests using an insecticide but then points out the si ...more

How To : Identify tree damage from a natural gas leak

In this how-to video, you will learn how to indicate if tree damage has occurred due to a natural gas leak. In this example, a Mexican Elder tree has been damaged by the gas leak. You can tell by the brown leaves. The plastic around the soil has trapped the gas in the soil, cu ...more

How To : Do simple bonsai styling

Graham Potter of Kaizen Bonsai shows Bonsai beginners how to make interesting trees from relatively available materials. He first details the history of the specific tree he will be working on. He points out that this specific specimen has small, compact foliage, branches that ...more

News : Anal-Retentive Miniscule Pencil Tip Carvings

Dalton Ghetti has been carving teeny, tiny pencil tip sculptures for 25 years. Mr. Ghetti, who owns about as many possessions as a monk, is aware how unusual his craft is. He started carving tree bark when he was a child and experimented with everything from soap to chalk bef ...more

How To : Build a retaining wall garden bed island

Chris from Backyard Gardening shows us how to build a raised island garden bed with retaining wall bricks. After drawing out the markings on the soil with spray paint, he loosened the sod with a special sod-cutting tool, which makes it easier to remove. Using a flat shovel ( ...more

How To : Repair your dysfunctional family with feng shui

This video is about showing you how to use feng shui in repairing your dysfunctional family and getting rid of the bad vibes that may be in your home, re-energizing the foundation of love. The family center is located on the left center of your home. The element for the family ...more

How To : Deal with yellow jackets

Nothing ruins a romantic fresh air picnic like the buzzing of angry yellow jackets—especially since, unlike the useful honey bee, they can use their stingers over and over again... Learn how to deal with bees without getting stung. This instructional video from Howcast offers ...more

How To : Recycle paper towel rolls

Stop throwing out the rolls when the paper towels are gone. There are dozens of good uses for them. You Will Need * Empty paper rolls * Imagination Step 1. Make gift boxes Turn them into gift boxes. Paper rolls are great for holding small items, plus they’ll keep the recip ...more

How To : Make a little house pop-up card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a little house pop-up card. First, draw a cute little house on a flat plain with trees around it, then decorate the house! After this, fold it in half so the house shows on the outside and cut the paper along the roof and on the bottom, n ...more

How To : Skin a deer with a golf ball

In this tutorial, we learn how to skin a deer with a golf ball. First, hang it up by a tree around its neck. From here, taper down from the shoulders until you reach the bottom. Then, cut each of the ankles right around the knuckle and slice it down the front like normal. From ...more

How To : Build a house out of trash for free

In this video, we learn how to build a house out of trash for free. First, find pallets from grocery stores and place nine of them together in 3x3 rows. Now, you will lay down a tarp that you can find over the plywood and start to add scrap pieces of plywood that you find arou ...more

How To : Make a ribbon tree

In order to make a ribbon tree, you will need the following: 50 2" pieces of ribbon, scissors, a hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, and a floral tree. Cut the ribbons into even 2 inch strips. This is a way for you to use up all of your left over ribbon, which is leftover from oth ...more

How To : Make natural long burning torches in the forest

In this tutorial, we learn how to make natural long burning torches in the forest. First, use a dead tree limb and rip off all the bark that is on it. Next, gather up the bark from the tree and tie it together with wire you carry with you. Also, gather up a dead stick and conn ...more

Goal : Bed and forest

Get Equipped Have (to USE) Six Wool Gloves Have (to USE) Four Ropes Have (to USE) Three Coffee Cups Get your work gear together an' get ready to build yerself a sawmill!Hint: Wool Gloves come from sheep, Ropes come from flax, and coffee cups come from the Inn. Build a Sawmi ...more

How To : Make sugar free peach cobbler with agave nectar

Brian and Cora from Volcanic Nectar show us how they make their agave peach cobbler with peaches from their own tree. First, the peaches are diced and put into a bowl. Then they add lemon juice, some agave, vanilla, and cornstarch mixed with water for thickening. They mix this ...more

How To : Identify if you are using too mcuh fertilizer

In this video, we learn how to identify common tree problems. If you use too much fertilizer you can find a burn scar that is left on the bark of the tree. You can avoid this by making sure fertilizer spikes are placed away from the tree. Tree splitting is also an obvious sign ...more

How To : Make a ribbon tree ornament

Jen Spencer teaches how to save money by making a Ribbon Tree at home. You can create this by using some of your ribbon scraps. Cut them into two inch strips, you'll need scissors, a hot glue gun, and a green floral tree. They come in a variety of sizes and also white. Fold th ...more

How To : Identify pecan problems

Master Gardener Valois Pearce advises how to identify problems with pecans. 1. Look for webworms. One control is to cut the branch off if you can. You can break the web with a strong blast of water. 2. Shiny leaves indicate there may be a problem with Aphids. 3. Check for Peca ...more

How To : Use a trash bag to supplement water in the desert

This video is about how to supplement water in the desert using a trash bag. You find a tree that is edible and not poisonous and you open the trash bag and place it over a few of the branches with leaves and seal the opening off. Then you take a little cord and tie off the co ...more

How To : Repot a juniper bonsai tree

In this video, Charles M. Teaches us how to re-pot a Bonsai tree. But before this, he explains how to make Bonsai soil. The ingredients to Bonsai soil are as follows: Potting soil, (from your local Home store) Hummus, Decomposed Granite, and a bucket. Take a couple of scoops f ...more

How To : Make glamorous Christmas decorations for cheap

This tutorial demonstrates how to make very cheap Christmas tree decoration using feathers and Christmas silver balls. Here a violet and pint feathers are used. The best way to buy feathers is to buy feather bows in which feathers will be fixed together using some wire or stri ...more

News : Do You Think It's To Early For Halloween?

You know I am so not ready for Halloween at all. No way summer is no where near over for me. I haven't even been camping yet. Summer always seems to fly by for me as it is the busiest time of year with craft shows and lots of visitors to our area. This year though at the fall ...more

How To : Make fire with a bow drill

Do you consider yourself a survivalist? Well, you can't be a survival expert if you don't know how to start a fire without a match or lighter. The bow drill is an ancient tool for making fire. The bow rotates the drill, and the friction produces enough heat to start a fire. Y ...more

How To : Design flower arrangements & what tools are needed

How to design flower arrangements and what tools are needed: There are a few tools that you will need to make flower arrangements. You will need a pair of cutters for cutting softer stem flowers and a more heavy duty pair of cutters to cut tree branches. A knife is also a goo ...more

How To : Make Icosahedral Planet Ornaments

In honor of the new Astronomy World, I thought we should look at a few planetary icosahedrons. The icosahedron is the most round of the Platonic solids with twenty faces, thus has the smallest dihedral angles. This allows it to unfold into a flat map with a reasonably acceptab ...more

How To : Build a trip wire snare

In order to build a trip wire, you will need the following: a knife, fishing line, a rope/string, sticks, and a large stone. Whittle a tree branch until you have sharp points on either end. Cut notches in the stick. Secure a length of string around a rock. Toss one end of the ...more

How To : Make a lighted holiday bow

What a unique bow. Your gifts will be beautiful under the Christmas tree. Materials you will need are: plastic wrap, hot glue, LEDs, scissors, pliers duct tape, glue gun and glue, toothpicks and 3 volt batteries. First you take the plastic wrap and cut it about 5 times the siz ...more

How To : Identify common tree problems

For new landscapes people tend to generally plant the new 'purple leaf plum' trees in a square shaped small plots. They also plant some small plants around it to make it look good. However when the tree grows older it needs to spread its roots. At that time these plants may tr ...more

How To : Create a raffia angel christmas ornament

This learning how to make a raffia angel. Once completed they can be used for gifts or a decoration on a Christmas tree. Supplies needed are: pipe cleaner, glue sticks/glue gun, scissors, wire cutters, pliers and embellishments. Wrap raffia around twice. Tie off, and leave som ...more

How To : Build a Native American wigwam

The wigwam was a shelter constructed by many Native American peoples in the eastern part of North America. With this video, you will learn how to construct a wigwam of your own using very basic materials. You Will Need • 25-30 green tree saplings • Knife • Cord or rope • B ...more

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