Gifts for Birthday

How To : Create a birthday origami rose and leaf ribbon

Using strings to tie little brown packages is SO Julie Andrews circa "The Sound of Music" era. Get in touch with the fun experimental quality of modern gift wrapping by watching this beginner origami tutorial. You'll see how to create an origami rose, accompanied by a separat ...more

How To : Make your own bath bombs

Add some fizzle and sizzle to bath time with a homemade bath bomb. Bath bombs make great holiday or birthday gifts. You will need: 1 c. baking soda 1/2 c. cornstarch 1/2 c. citric acid 2 1/2 tbsp. sweet almond oil 1/8 c. distilled water 6 drops of the essential oil of your ch ...more

How To : Create a Father's Day collared shirt and tie card

These adorable cards are perfect for gifting your daddy-o on Father's Day, but you should by no means limit yourself to just that one holiday. These collared shirt and tie cards are also suitable for your dad's birthday, or even for your boyfriend on his birthday. With strong ...more

How To : Wrap Christmas or holiday presents creatively

This holiday season, become a wrap artist! Learn how to make every Christmas present look festive, no matter what shape or size. Wrapping Christmas gifts can be quite the bore, but when you add a little artfulness, it could be more fun than ripping it off and finding your pres ...more

How To : Fold an origami box with a lid

This origami video tutorial shows how to make a box with a lid out of two sheets of paper. This fold makes a great gift box for small presents. This is relevant with the upcoming holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Valentine's Day all around us. It's also a good idea for add ...more

How To : Knit a winter holiday scarf with your fingers

In need of a cheap present for your budget... learn how to make a homemade gift for any holiday or occasion, or just for your greedy self. In this video, Sajata-E will show you how to knit a complete scarf using only your fingers. Throw away those knitting needles, because yo ...more

How To : Make DIY customized soap

Looking to give a personalized gift for a birthday or for the holidays? How about a personalized bar of soap, specific to your friend or family's style? In this episode of ThreadBangers's Decor It Yourself, Meg visits Bobbie Thomas, an editor for the "Today Show" and learns ho ...more

How To : Make Raven Symone's padded journal

Raven Symone shows us how to make a padded journal using your favorite fabric. You will need a pair of scissors, a composition notebook, a yard of fabric, ribbon, cotton stuffing, and hot glue. If you love to write poetry like Raven Symone, or you want to give a cool gift to y ...more

How To : Make a long pyramid gift box

Watch this instructional arts and crafts video to make a charming pyramid shaped gift box. Fill this gift box with candies or other small surprises to give a personalized, yet affordable gift to a friend, teacher or boss. You can use store bought wrapping paper or use recycled ...more

How To : Avoid credit card debt

Living within your means can be done. You don't want to be a slave to the credit card company, do you? Learn what to do to stay out of credit card debt. This how to video will give you the tips. Credit card debt is a slippery slope. You Will Need * Budget * Debit card * Willp ...more

How To : Make an orchid basket for Mother's Day

If you've ever had a hard time finding a gift for your mom on Mother's Day, this tutorial may be what you need. In this video, you'll find out how to make an orchid basket easily using some very beautiful flowers. These cannot only be used for Mother's Day, but can be used as ...more

How To : Properly dispose of old electronic gadgets

The bad thing about Christmas and Birthdays, is the fact that with new gifts, means old junk. Old iPods, video game consoles, and televisions can;t be just thrown away like that. They contain dangerous parts that can be toxic and bad for the enviornment. So in this tutorial fr ...more

How To : Make tea tree oil soap

Making soap is a great activity and proves great results to give as gifts or to adorn your bathroom with. In this video from Soap Making Resources, learn how to make a tea tree oil soap that's gentle on your hands and smells great! Give the gift of handcrafted soap next holida ...more

How To : Make a Father's Day wallet out of cardstock

Here is a video tutorial on how to make a wallet out of cardstock. This wallet has four pockets to hold gift cards as well as a place to hold money. This type of card is great for a Father's Day, birthday, or graduation gift. You will need a large piece of cardstock and some d ...more

How To : Craft a superhero Batman bat signal box and favor

If you have a little boy who's a fan of comics and superheros, then Batman is probably idol #1. After all, the tortured, redeemed hero has a really cool black cape and some killer upper body strength. Treat your little man to the most awesome birthday ever by crafting this Ba ...more

How To : Put a chopped bloody finger in a box

Want to scare the socks off your friend? Give them a bloody finger in a box for a gift... your bloody finger! To complete this prank you will need a small jewelry box, a cotton base, scissors, and ketchup! This trick is great to add to a spooky Halloween party... or: your litt ...more

How To : Make a bright pink bow out of fondant

There's nothing that says "I'm a present" than something wrapped in a bow. Whether you're gifting someone a gift bag or boxed good, adding a bow on top always makes that gift extra special and also pretty. So if you have a friend or family member who's got a birthday coming u ...more

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How To : Make an easy Bali bead & silver chain bracelet

Creative Jewelry Making teaches the at home crafter how to make their own Bali bead and silver charm bracelet. This is not a video for jewelry making pros; it would be simple enough for a novice and can be completed in about half an hour. These are the tools you will need to c ...more

How To : Make a homemade giftbasket

Learn how to make your homemade gift basket exciting by creating plumes with Debra Paulk. This method for adding spice to your gift basket is simple, cheap, and makes your gift basket look professionally made. These baskets are great for birthdays, a loved one, someone in the ...more

How To : Make a simple origami CD case for beginners

Whatever happened to the mix tape? A few years back, there wasn't a better and more meaningful gift to give someone than a mix tape full of jams specially tailored to his/her tastes. But with MP3s and internet streaming being the most popular forms of music listening these day ...more

How To : Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

In the mood for a treat but can’t decide between salty or sweet? Why choose when you can have the best of both worlds? Chocolate covered pretzels are a mouth-watering snack perfect for satisfying even the most wicked cravings. They are a huge hit at parties and get-togethers, ...more

How To : Make a pop-up pocket money card

To make this pop-up card, you just need two sheets of card stock. This pocket pop-up card is made specifically to hold money, which works great for birthdays and holidays, especially Christmas. This super simple pop up pocket card is easy to make, and it doesn't just have to h ...more

How To : Make a paper Hershey Kiss holder for gifts

This tutorial describes how to make a Hershey Kiss holder. This is a quick and easy project that you can make to use as little gifts in your kids' lunches, for co-workers, party favors, place-holders at holiday meals and more. It requires just three to four things. To start o ...more

How To : Make a big ribbon bow

Have you run out of ideas to decorate your Christmas tree? Well, here is a fantastic video on how to make big ribbon bows. The video shows how to make bow ribbons in a single color and in a double color. It is quite interesting to see a strip of ribbon change into a wonderful ...more

How To : Make 2-colored friendship bracelets

Give your Best Friend a gift from the heart this year for her birthday or for Christmas by making her a friendship bracelet! Start by taking eight piece of string or yarn. Then take two strings, loop one around the other and pull it up to the top to make a single knot at the t ...more

How To : Turn old clothes into wine gift bags

Not sure what bottle of wine to get your wine-loving friend for their birthday? Don't sweat it. Get them a wine bag, and save money by making it yourself from old clothes!! Why spend money on wine gift bags when you can craft your own from stuff you already have in your closet ...more

How To : Make an edible 24 carat gold bar with gold leaf

Don't know what to get your sweetheart this Valentine's Day? Why not something sweet? In this how-to, we get a step-by-step process on how to turn a regular old chocolate bar into a sparkling 24-carat bar of gold! Materials you will need include chocolate candy, gold leaf, and ...more

How To : Get free stuff on your birthday

Weird gifts from friends and family aren't the only things you can score on your birthday. With a little advance planning, you can get lots of freebies. You Will Need * Time to sign up for various birthday clubs * Proof of your birth date Step 1 Many chain restaurants offer a ...more

How To : Make a corsage out of candy

Tired of the same old flower corsages? Check out this video on how to make a one of a kind candy corsage for your next outing! These make a great gift for prom, holidays, even birthdays for that special little girl in your life. You Will Need • Assorted 3-inch lengths of ribb ...more

News : The Basics of Facebook Privacy Settings

Just how private is your Facebook profile? To some extent, that's up to you. Many Facebook users share and poke their days away, never knowing about the plethora of custom privacy settings that lie just a click away. Facebook's privacy menus can look a little complicated to th ...more

How To : Make Cute, Tiny Origami Books

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a miniature origami book. It is very simple and cute. You will be able to turn the pages of this book, and write in it. The books are small and cute, depending on the paper you use. You will not need origami paper for this project, ...more

How To : 9 DIY Gifts That Are Perfect for Beer Lovers

We all know the saying “diamonds are a girl's best friend,” but what about a man's best friend? While you may think dogs are the answer, I'd venture to guess it's actually the trusty and loyal bottle of beer. Beer was with you for every celebration, every break up, and was th ...more

How To : Brighten Up Your Baked Goods with DIY Sprinkles

Sprinkles are a gateway to excitement, whether it's a birthday party with friends or an ice cream sundae by yourself. It may seem like these colorful creations can only come from the grocery store, but it's actually pretty easy to make beautiful sprinkles in your own kitchen. ...more

How To : 11 Crazy Useful Things You Can Do with a Candle

Originally made using whale fat, candles first appeared over 2,200 years ago as a means of illumination. From the 1st century up until the 19th century, candles were primarily made using beeswax or tallow, and aside from providing light, were used as a method of keeping time. ...more

How To : Make 24-Hour Sangria in 5 Minutes or Less

The best sangria I ever had in my life was made by a Spanish friend for my birthday party. The ingredients included a giant box of Franzia red, one bottle of Bombay Sapphire Blue, one cup of sugar, a liter of 7-Up, and some cinnamon sticks. She put everything but the 7-Up in a ...more

How To : Sushi Cakes Look Too Delicious to Be Real

I'm a sucker for sushi, both in its traditional forms and its modern fusion creations. When the infamous sushi burritos surfaced, I'm not ashamed to admit that I waited in a ridiculously long line for what is essentially an uncut sushi roll. (As for whether it was worth it or ...more

How To : Improve Your Memory by Daydreaming

When you're trapped at your desk before a jumble of data just waiting to be categorized, or zoning out during an important meeting, your mind wanders and, chances are, you feel a little guilty because of it. Yet you shouldn't try to reign in that distracted thinking. Instead, ...more

News : Have a Little More Christmas in Your Steampunk

Religion is one of the most-ignored topics when it comes to Steampunk, which is surprising given how important religion was in Victorian England. Even the hot-button issues of race and gender are confronted with a greater awareness than religion. Christmas would seem to be th ...more

2019 Gift Guide : Must-Have Accessories for iPhone Owners

Whether for the holidays, a birthday, or some other special occasion, if the person you're shopping for is an iPhone user, there are plenty of gifts you can snag for them. Apple's latest few cycles of iPhones have been really expensive, meaning your iPhone-owning friends and f ...more

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