Decorate a Book

How To : Make a book out of recycled material

Make your own book out of recycled material. You can use thick cardboard pieces for each page. Find some strong tape to make an outer binding. Tape each page of the book down with masking tape. You can then reenforce it by glueing down strips of brown paper bag. Decorate your ...more

How To : Make triple tier Christmas tree cupcakes

The only thing better than eating a cupcake is eating two cupcakes, and the only thing better than eating two cupcakes is, as it follows, eating three. So imagine the way your kids' faces will light up when you bake them these gigantic Christmas tree cupcakes! Made of not one ...more

How To : Decorate vampire bat cupcakes for Halloween

We wouldn't be surprised if everyone and their mothers dress up as vampires this Halloween. After all, with the media storm of TV shows, movies, books, and merchandise crowding every bit of our lives, there's no getting away from the popularity of vamps. So it only makes sens ...more

How To : Make birthday cupcake cakes with jelly beans

Do you have a cupcake fan in your house who's having a birthday soon? Then he/she will just die over these cupcake cakes, each of which contains not just one, but three cupcakes stacked high and proud to form a multilayered "cake." The great thing about this food project is t ...more

How To : Decorate a chocolate moose-shaped cupcake

Have you ever read the children's book "If You Give A Moose A Muffin"? The book is among one of a series that explores all the fantastical fun a kid can have when she/he tempts an unexpected animal with a yummy dessert. While you won't find us asking for a moose anytime soon, ...more

How To : Make an iPod shell case from duct tape

Don't have the extra cash to spend on a shell case to protect your iPod? In his ongoing duct tape tutorial adventures, DuctTapeStuff reveals a cheap way to make a shell case for your iPod out of duct tape and a few minutes of your time. This tutorial on how to make a shell ca ...more

How To : Make a cell phone case from duct tape

Need a new cell phone case and have a creative urge? With just scissors and duct tape, make yourself a crafty new protective cell phone case in just a few minutes. This tutorial on how to make a cell phone case out of duct tape is just one of many videos from DuctTapeStuff, y ...more

How To : Make a folder for school from duct tape

Spend an afternoon creating a new way to carry your papers at school by following this fun tutorial on how to make a folder out of duct tape using only a ruler, some scissors and of course, duct tape. With your new duct tape folder, you can carry your papers and show your crea ...more

How To : Make a skateboard style wallet from duct tape

DuctTapeStuff really knows his way around a roll of duct tape. Watch as he makes a "skateboarder wallet" in just a few minutes, the perfect fashion accessory to go along with your "skater jeans". Don't want to loose your nifty new wallet? Add a ring and a carabiner to keep it ...more

How To : Make a coin pouch from duct tape

Can't stand all that pesky change jingling around in your pockets? DuctTapeStuff shows us how to take care of that problem by building an inventive, origami-style coin pouch out of duct tape. Silver not your color? Pick up duct tape in different colors to build one that suits ...more

How To : Make a tri-fold wallet from duct tape

Don't have the cash to spend on a brand new leather wallet? Why not make one out of duct tape? All you need is a pair of scissors and a roll of duct tape (specifically the "thinner" "cheaper" kind, as DuctTapeStuff explains makes for an easy-folding wallet). By following these ...more

How To : Make a pencil case from duct tape

Need something to carry all those loose pencils and pens floating around at the bottom of your book bag? DuctTapeStuff shows us how to build a nifty pencil and pen case out of duct tape in just a few minutes. This tutorial on how to make a pencil case out of duct tape is just ...more

How To : Make luggage tags & bookmarks from duct tape

In a rush to the airport with no luggage tags and have a roll of duct tape lying around? DuctTapeStuff saves the day with this tutorial on how to create luggage tags from duct tape. The second half of this tutorial features a fun, creative way to make your own bookmark for you ...more

How To : Build a samurai katana sword out of cardboard

The katana (also known as the samurai sword) originated in Japan's Muromachi period (1392–1573). These curved blades are known worldwide for their elegance and craftsmanship. But if you can't afford your own antique model you can create your own reproduction using junk you've ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Make a book mark out of foam

Take a colored foam and cut it to a bookmark shape. Mostly the bookmarks are tall rectangles. Decorate the foam bookmark using markers. Now design it for looking more beautiful. Use stickers to add additional decoration. Collect stickers from a craft store that offers a large ...more

How To : Make a box book spinner greeting card

This spinning 3D greeting card may look complicated, but don't let that deter you from trying this card design out. A little hard work means a lot to those you will be giving the card to. This video will show you the steps to making this beautiful spinner card, which is a love ...more

How To : Paint a macaroni picture frame with your kids

Here is a rainy day activity brought to you by Bayard books! Watch this how to video to learn how to use dry pasta, glue, paint and a wooden picture frame to create a beautiful piece of art. You kids are sure to love this fun activity. Use the macaroni picture frames to decora ...more

How To : Alter a children's book into a scrapbook

This video scrapbooking tutorial shows how to make an altered book using a children's board book. This craft project is simple, as there's no need to build a book from scratch; all you need to do is decorate. Learn how to make a scrapbook from a kids' board book by watching th ...more

How To : Make your own memo book with paper bag

This video teaches the viewer how to make a memo book with a paper bag. For this craft you will need two paper bags, memo paper, adhesive, ribbon, and scissors. To begin, you'll need to cut off the bottom of the bag and discard it. She explains where to make decorative edges o ...more

How To : Use silk rose petals for fun projects

The art of floral arrangement is a fun & valuable skill. Dana Plazyk lends useful tips and tricks on making simple flower arrangements. Silk rose petals are often spread down the aisle by flower girls...but they have many other uses! They are perfect for decorating many items ...more

How To : Decorate movie popcorn cupcakes

A trip to the movies simply isn't complete without a nice big tub of buttery popcorn. Salty and crunchy, it's the perfect complement to the much more sugary treats offered at movie theater concession stands, and tastes great when washed down with a can of Coke. If you're a bi ...more

How To : Decorate koi-shaped cupcakes with Karen Tack

Preserve the modesty of your fresh batch of Devil's food cupcakes by sheathing them in layers of icing and shaping them into fun animal shapes! While we love plain cupcakes, decorating cupcakes for special events like holidays and parties helps get your food in line with the t ...more

How To : Make a box tops holder

Box Tops are a great way to help your kids school generate more money. A formula can could help you keep your box tops neat and Tidy. Take paper off of can then tape paper to the side of the can. Then you can decorate as you please to match the decor of the room your putting i ...more

How To : Host an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party

AMICLUBWEAR created a tutorial on how to host a tea party based on "Alice in Wonderland". The video begins with a step by step instructional on how to make tissue paper "flowers" as decorations for your tea party. The tissue papers are layered in opposite colors, after which t ...more

How To : Make decorative graffiti letters from duct tape

This is a tutorial on creating graffiti letters from duct tape to decorate and stick anywhere you like. Not your everyday graffiti, but if you have a lot of duct tape lying around the house, this project's an interesting way to spend an afternoon and stay out of trouble. Start ...more

News : 10-Year-Old Girl Imitates Banksy

When children's book author Aaron Zenz took his family to see the highly acclaimed Banksy documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, his 10-year-old daughter Gracie was immediately inspired to become a street artist. Aaron quickly explained that "while the art was fun and the st ...more

News : All Raw Cheesecake

Just because my kids can't eat white flour and sugar doesn't mean they never get treats. This cheesecake is a favorite in our family and is often used as birthday cake. You can decorate it with fruit such as sliced strawberries to give it a more festive look. The recipe is tak ...more

How To : Use the Cricut Expression to make a gift bag

Mona from Cup Cakes Creations demonstrates the use of a Cricut Expression machine to make gift bags. She starts with the smaller gift bag found on page 115 of the instruction book. It gives the option of putting holes in the bag. She sets the machine to cut two 5-1/2" bags out ...more

How To : Prune plants

Learn how to cut back plants in your garden effectively to encourage new growth and remove dead and diseased branches. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to prune plants. You Will Need * An illustrated gardening guide * Gardening gloves * Gardening shears * Gardening clip ...more

How To : Make a Book Marker

Do you like to read? well, here's an idea for you to make your own book-markers easy, cute and fast. Step 1: Get All the Materials All you need is: Some crafting paper Glue Scissors Thread Paper punch Corrugated cardboard And whatever you want to use to decorate it a little ...more

How To : 9 Cheap Interior Decorating Tips

To add a splash of unexpected color to your living space, paint the side of your door a vibrant color, or repaint an old piece of furniture to a bright new hue. Sometimes interior decorating, especially if you want to do it on a budget, is simply a matter of elevating what you ...more

How To : So, You're a Steampunk… Now What?

Let's say that you've got the look down, and you have your Steampunk props all ready to go. Congratulations! You're a Steampunk! But now what do you do with yourself? You can sit there, patting yourself on the back, but that gets lonely after awhile. Your props will look nic ...more

Mess-Free Muffins : No Mixing Bowl Required

In my opinion, the greatest food hacks are the ones that help you cut way, way down on dishwashing. That's especially true when it comes to baked goods, which usually involves dirtying up a couple of mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons, some kind of stirring implement, and ...more

News : 7 Tips for Organizing Your Room

Today I'm going to show you 7 easy ways to organize your room. They are really simple and cheap so I hope you find them useful! Video: . USE WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE The first thing you need to remember is to use what you already have, for example: space! There can be some usef ...more

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