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News : Home Improvement - Magic Crafts

This Web site and blog had some cool photos on it from ManaNation. And while it's not a video, he does do step-by-step how to build a Magic card castle in photos.

How To : Avoid the 10 biggest mistakes home sellers make

You'll sell your house faster — and for more money — if you avoid these common pitfalls. You will need a thorough housecleaning, and open mind, and some home improvements. Watch this video real estate tutorial and learn how to sell your house quickly.

How To : Create sunken or recessed ceiling panels

Want to turn an old ceiling into something new? Why not try a sunken or recessed ceiling look? Otherwise known as a coffered ceiling, create a more spacious feeling enviornment with this ceiling tutorial hosted by DIY home guru Ron Hazleton. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improve ...more

How To : Open a locked door with Barbara K

Have you ever been locked out of a room in your own home? Well Barbara K is going to show us exactly how to open a locked door in this video. This will let you get your bedroom door open when you have locked yourself out! Safety first! Problems with a locked door knob can lea ...more

How To : Create a homemade crosscut sled on your table saw

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. See how you can make a custom sled for safe and accurate table saw cuts for well under five dollars in scraps. Learn how to ...more

How To : Make healthy corndogs

Corn dogs are a great staple of boardwalks and summer. Unfortunately, they're also incredibly unhealthy. If you're on a diet but simply cannot live without corn dogs, make this healthier alternative from Rachel Ray. Try this healthy version of boardwalk corndogs, a fun party ...more

How To : Install a peephole on your door

Installing a peephole in your home's front door can give you and your family a sense of security knowing who comes to your door before they enter. In this video Barbara K will show us exactly how to install a peephole on your door. Safety First. Who is at the door? Who is rin ...more

How To : Make a picture frame from a recycled circuit board

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. If you have some junk piles of techno goodies, things you have no idea what to do with, like microchips, LEDs, switches, or ...more

How To : Make Danish woven fabric hearts

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. Danish woven hearts are part of every kid's childhood (or they should be). When weaving, your hearts ripped as you wove or ...more

How To : Sew basket liners without a pattern

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. A basket without a basket liner looks kinda naked, but sewing them can be a bit tricky, especially when you factor in those ...more

How To : Replace a doorknob in your home

Is your current doorknob sticky, wobbly, or just not cutting it out for you and your family? Well in this video Barbara K will demonstrate exactly how to replace any doorknob in your home. Safety first. Problems with a door knob can lead to more trouble. Locked in or cannot l ...more

How To : Hang stereo speakers anywhere in your home

Nothing enhances a home more than music. In this video Barbara K will demonstrate exactly how to hang stereo speakers anywhere in your home. Music everywhere! Thats what women want. Music in all parts of her house. She can do it. herself. DIY home improvement. Find the stud t ...more

How To : Turn an old window into illuminated wall art

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. Well, if you have a thing about windows, especially barn sash windows, then you can pass this cool art design for your home ...more

How To : Create flooring in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...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 : Make hand-printed fleece scarves

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. This easy no-sew, no-knit, hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list. An ...more

How To : Turn a wine bottle into an oil lamp

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. Turning a wine bottle into an oil lamp couldn't be easier. If you don't have the supplies on hand, a quick trip to the hard ...more

How To : Make a soda bottle rocket

Make a soda bottle rocket with tips from this how-to video from Make Magazine. This is a fun weekend project. Visit your local home improvement store to find all the parts you need to make your soda bottle rocket.

How To : Find the Best Black Friday Weekend Sales Online

Yesterday was the biggest shopping event of the year— Black Friday— the day after Thanksgiving. Most waiting in huge lines, getting swallowed up by commercialism on its biggest profit-turning day, and there's still tons of shopping to be had on Saturday and Sunday, with many s ...more

How To : Make a pinewood derby race car with Lowe's

In this instructional video brought to you by Lowe's, a leader in the home improvement retail business, host NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, demonstrates how to create and customize a pinewood derby car with the help of a Dremel tool. New and experienced enthusiasts in the pinew ...more

How To : Recycle cobblestone

Tim Carter demonstrates how to use recycled cobblestones. Cobblestone can be used to edge gardens, driveways and walkways. These paving stones make a great border. People recycle cans, paper and plastic bottles, but how about recycling building materials. Cobblestones that we ...more

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Model railroad scenery using extruded foam

Are your hobbies building model trains? Well, I hope you are building your own model sets the way you want to, but if you're stumped in the model railroading process, check out this nine-part video tutorial to see how to model railroad scenery using extruded foam. If you aren' ...more

How To : Completely make a foam boffer sword for LARPing

This four-part video tutorial will show you how to make a basic boffer sword for full contact padded weapons fighting and live action role-playing. This is inexpensive, easy to make, safe to fight with, and they work well for awesome LARPing. Padded weapons built to these spe ...more

How To : Install a dimmer switch for your home

Think your stuck with your one set lighting? Think again. Get more lighting options by installing a dimmer light. In this Ron Hazleton hosted home improvement video, learn how to remove a wall switch and replace it with a dimmer in just a few minutes time! Ron Hazleton is a D ...more

How To : Make lamp cords safe for children

Still need to child proof your home for your little one? Gets some tips here on how to prevent accidents with lamps and lamp tip overs in your home by using electrical receptacle covers, cord winders and surface mounted raceway. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. ...more

How To : Replace and install a kitchen sink with Lowe's

In this do-it-yourself home improvement video, brought to you by Lowe's, home improvement expert, and host Mike Kraft will lead you through the process of replacing and installing a kitchen sink in your home. Mike lists all the tools and materials you will need to complete thi ...more

How To : Repair concrete steps

Do you have broken concrete along the front of your house? No need to resort to repouring the concrete. In this video hosted by DIY home guru, learn how to repair, patch or restore broken, chipped or damaged concrete steps. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Every ...more

How To : Clean tile grout

Do you have grayed tile grout? Do you spend tons of money on clearners to only leave you displeased? In this video hosted by DIY home guru, Ron Hazleton, learn how to remove discolored, flaky or powdery grout & how to apply new grout and clean the faces of your tiles. Ron Haz ...more

How To : Install embossed acoustic ceiling tiles

Create some texture for your ceiling, by installing embossed acoustic ceiling tiles. Learn from DIY home guru how to install embossed acoustic ceiling panels over an existing ceiling using a track and clip system. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from ...more

How To : Stack molding for more detail

Would you like to apply stack molding on top molding but don't know how? Learn from this DIY home improvement guru how. Create interesting detail and character by making simple modling more elaborate. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from installing c ...more

How To : Remove and replace a sink

Need to remove and replace a broken sink? Do it yourself with help from this home improvement tutorial hosted by Ron Hazleton. Learn how to disconnect the water and drain lines and garbage disposal, then how to remove and replace the sink basket, install a new faucet, and inst ...more

How To : Make a sanding block for wood

Make a DIY wood sanding block for smooth surfacing with help from this video tutorial hosted by the can-do man, Ron Hazleton. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from installing ceiling fans, to replacing toilets, to patching holes in your walls... If it ...more

How To : Mix wood stains to create custom colors

Want to create a realistic or customized wood stain for your home? Learn how to get the exact color stain you need to match existing wood finishes or to create unique effects. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from installing ceiling fans, to replacing ...more

How To : Clean and wax a wood table

Not sure how to safely clean your wood table without ruining it? In this video tutorial, learn how to properly wipe off your table and how to protect it with a sealant called, Pastewax. This substance dries and does not attract dust making your table look shiny & new, like a p ...more

How To : Adjust & repair sliding patio doors

Do you have a stubborn sliding door? Does it stick or get off track often? Learn how to fix your sliding door problem with help from this video which teaches how to repair and adjust a sliding patio door for smooth operation. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Eve ...more

How To : Restore & protect outdoor wood furniture

Many spend a good amount on outdoor furniture... only to see it get ruined by the effects of weather or residue. In this video hosted by Ron Hazleton, learn how to restore and preserve outdoor furniture by cleaning, sanding and applying a stain and wood sealer to protect the w ...more

How To : Remove stubborn masking tape

Do you have a piece of stubborn masking tape stuck somewhere and you just can't get it off? Does it stare at you in the face, begging you to have a nervous breakdown? Ron Hazleton is here to save your day. In this video, learn how to remove old unwanted masking or duct tape fr ...more

How To : Install an invisible dog fence

Worried about your dog figuring out how to jump over your fence? In this video tutorial from Ron Hazleton, learn about the "invisible" dog fence some are installing which keep a pooch away with electrical signals. It's underground, out of sight, and actually works! Within this ...more

How To : Install a ceiling medallion

Bring some detail to your living room ceiling not only with crown molding, but a ceiling medallion! In this video, Ron Hazelton goes over how to install a ceiling madallion and tips and tricks to get it done quickly and efficiently. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement mast ...more

How To : Save water at home

Water saving isn't just eco-friendly, it's economical. Gardens, pretty as they are, can be a big drain on your water supply. Watch this video home improvement tutorial and learn how to save water at home.

How To : Lower the cost of home heating

Whether you use electricity, natural gas or heating oil, there are many practical steps you can take to reduce your overall heat consumption and energy bills. In addition, multi-fuel stoves and fireplaces are fast gaining popularity as alternatives to traditional heat sources. ...more

How To : Learn the basics of home plumbing

In this how-to video, learn about the secret life of your home's plumbing system, including how water flows into your home and how the drainage system flows into the main stack. Discover tips on how to improve your water pressure as well as how to clean out clogs. Watch this v ...more

How To : Improve air quality in a basement

Winter and springs rains may leak into your basement and cause damp and moldy air. This how to video shows you the DIY basics on making seasonal improvements to your home. Watch and learn how easy it is to keep the water out and the air nice and clean.

How To : Build and install a cheap dumbwaiter in your home

Home improvement expert Danny Lipford shows how to build and install a cheap dumbwaiter in your home in this video tutorial. Danny constructs a simple dumbwaiter using a garage door opener. Unlike expensive commercial models, this dumbwaiter only cost around $300, and it’s gr ...more

How To : Test the electrical wiring in your home

Lights not working, or appliances not working? Maybe it's the electrical system. This video home improvement tutorial shows how to test the electrical wiring in your home. Just make sure to turn the power off first!

How To : Tile a kitchen backsplash with the Home Depot

In this video, learn how to tile a kitchen backsplash. This video, hosted by the Home Depot will show you how to prepare and install this new improvement to your kitchen. This clip will walk your through a two-foot high backsplash with glass tile accents. You will also learn h ...more

How To : Build and install a retaining wall with Lowe's

In this installment of home improvement do-it-yourself videos, brought to you by Lowe's, host Mike Kraft, one of Lowe's home improvement experts, demonstrates a landscaping technique that shows you how to create a retaining wall with interlocking wall blocks, that features a r ...more

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