It's that time a year when winter storms begin causing havoc across the United States, and when "rotating outages" are common to help sustain the electrical grid during intense cold periods. That means pretty much anybody with snow and ice in their backyard can succumb to powe ...more
How to Winter
When temperatures drop and hit new lows during the cold, winter months, it's hard not to crank the heat up. That means increased energy bills each month, no matter if you rely on gas, electric, or another fuel for heating. Instead of resorting to blankets, coats, and layers u ...more
Using dry beans and and some scraps of cotton fabric, you can make your own DIY microwavable heat pack which can be used to relieve sore muscles, warm your hands when stepping outside into cold weather, heating up your pillow case on a freezing night, and more. In lieu of dry ...more
Christmas decorations aren't cheap. From outdoor lighting to fir trees, decorating for the holidays can break the bank. That's where ingenuity comes into play, like hacking battery-operated Christmas lights, modifying lighting patterns and building Christmas tree ornaments fro ...more
When it comes to winter weather, the garage should not be neglected, especially if you have a room directly above it. Neglecting to properly insulate and seal your garage doors will create a constant rush of cold air inside, making the garage really cold, in turn making the fl ...more
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
The weather outside might be frightful, but heating bills are downright scary this time of year. Heat is absolutely essential during the winter season, but it's also really expensive. If you aren't blessed with a fireplace or unlimited disposable income, fear not, because you ...more
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Giveaway Tuesdays has officially ended! But don't sweat it, WonderHowTo has another World that's taken its place. Every Tuesday, Phone Snap! invites you to show off your cell phone photography skills. Submit your best shot to our weekly competition for a chance to win an awes ...more
How do you stay toasty warm for the winter season without having to overexert your heating bill? First thing's first—wear a lot of layers. An extra layer of tights, a thick pair of socks, an additional sweatshirt or a wool beanie on your head can go a long way in retaining yo ...more
This how-to video shows you how to open your in-ground pool after it has sat there all winter. Make sure to remove water on top of the cover, any debris, and tubing securing the cover. Open your in ground pool and get it ready for summer. Check the skimmer, filter, and pump be ...more
Just in time for the holiday festivities, iOS developer Tristan Kennedy has created a snowy HTML widget for your jailbroken iPhone's home screen called SnowScreen. Simply apply the widget and you'll have a falling snow animation layered over whatever wallpaper you already have ...more
Just like it's hard to fall asleep when it's too hot in bed, it's difficult for some to fall asleep when it's really cold. Avoid this unpleasant scenario by investing in a heated mattress pad so that by the time you are ready to check out for bedtime, your bed and blankets are ...more
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! So you can make some awesome stuff with it. Yes, snow is icy cold and a pain to shovel, but it's also what classic holiday memories are made of. Build a snowman or a snow penguin. Or if you're feeling ambitious, build a huge snow cave yo ...more
Getting your pool ready for summer is very important as the water will not be circulating for a few months. This instructional how-to video shows you how to close down your in-ground pool for winter. Start by removing debris and properly cleaning the liner. Don't forget to rem ...more
My least favorite aspect of the winter season is how my fingers always turn into stiff, numb digits, unfeeling and seemingly incapable of making even the slightest movement. Yes, that might sound overdramatic, but if you hate wearing gloves like I do, you probably know exactly ...more
Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a star stitch hat or winter cap. This crochet method creates an intricate rotating pattern. Use any type of thread and crochet needle to complete this project. This star stitch pattern creates a complex crochet weave for warm y ...more
Berets are as much of a staple as thick wool trenchcoats during the winter: they're soft, cozy, and look great no matter what you wear with them. And throwing one on your noggin' instantly injects you with a bit of French flavor. Add chicness to your holiday dressing by learn ...more
For those who live in climates where winter actually feels like winter, a good pair of boots is a must. When you're trudging through the snow to chisel the ice off your windshield, the last thing you want is for your feet to be unprepared. Wet socks are bad enough when the wea ...more
GIMP is a useful and versatile graphics editing program. If it's wintertime, Christmas is coming up, or you just want to add snow to your GIMP image, here are two separate layering techniques you can use to create a very realistic snow effect. Part 1 of 2 - How to Create a rea ...more
Though feeling cold during the winter is pretty unavoidable, you can definitely prevent the torment of having flaky, dry skin during the cold winter months. If you spend a lot of time indoors, use a humidifier if possible and avoid overusing the indoor heater. Take shorter sh ...more
Winter is already here, and when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, he tends to nip on your wallet, too. That's right—between holiday parties, gift-giving, heating bills, and all the required snow and wet-weather gear you need, the winter months can get pretty expensive. So ...more
I hate being cold. That's why I live in Los Angeles. But, there are plenty of folks who are experiencing some pretty chilly temperatures this year, despite global warming, and one of the worst places affected is the garage. C'mon, who has a freakin' heater in their garage? St ...more
Whether you're dressing up as a snow queen, maybe from Narnia, or just going for some sort of wintery look, this how-to video shows a way to make some stunning costume makeup. The cosmetics used to create this look are Coty Translucent Setting Powder, Matte Texture Cream, Suga ...more
Turn on the ceiling fan indoors during the cold winter season. Though it may seem counterintuitive, spinning the blades clockwise on a low setting actually recirculates warmer air trapped near the ceiling towards the floor. To stay warm, you can also use the oven frequently t ...more
A lot of you are enjoying a nice winter snowfall right now. Some of you aren't enjoying the snow at all, especially if your car's stuck in it or you have to grab the snow shovel, yet again. But perhaps you'll change your distaste for snow when you try out some tasty homemade s ...more
Just because you need to assemble an outfit for work doesn't mean it has to look all boring and aging. As long as you stay mostly covered up and don't pull out your neon-colored cheetah print stockings, you'll do just fine accessorizing and dressing fashionably. Check out thi ...more
How To : 5 Easy Ways to Use Your Touchscreen Devices in the Winter (While Keeping Your Fingers Warm)
Winter is coming... and if you don't get that Game of Thrones reference, it's okay, you're still cool in my book. Winter (or the zombie apocalypse) officially starts on December 21st, and if it isn't already cold where you are, it's going to be. That means bundling up in warm ...more
During the winter the humidity goes way down and the air outside is nippier, not to mention indoor heating sucks all the living moisture from your skin and hair. This means that hairstyles have to survive both dryness and extremes of hot and cold. Check out this hairstyling v ...more
Crochet a scarf for winter! Learn how to crochet a scarf in this free crocheting lesson from an experienced crochet artist. Part 1 of 20 - How to Crochet a scarf for winter. Crochet a scarf for winter - Part 2 of 20. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Croch ...more
This tube top is the literal way to transform your winter wardrobe into your spring/summer wardrobe. Using a bland turtleneck which you are sure to have in stock from all those Christmas presents from older relatives, you can create a breezy tube top that's perfect for going t ...more
In this automotive maintenance video you will learn how to change tires. You don't need a flat tire to need to change them. If you live anywhere with changing weather you should learn how to change your tires from winter to summer and back. Make sure you read your owner's manu ...more
A simple science experiment, yet totally satisfying. And the best part is you can go outside and try it right now (if conditions allow). You will need: freezing cold weather and a bottle of bubbles. Previously, HowTo: Make Instant Fog.
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a Christmas card using Cricut Winter Woodland. The card is 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches and it has a picture of a deer and the word "Joy". On page 56 you will find the picture of a deer. Cut it out at 4 1/2 inches and the ...more
Knitting, ladies and gents, is not just for grannies who have too much time on their hands. In fact, knitting is fun and quite addicting once you get the basics down. Don't believe us? Then take a gander at this video to learn how to knit a simple warm scarf that'll keep your ...more
It's really no wonder why Christmas is the most popular and widely celebrated holiday of the year. Your whole family gets a chance to spend some much needed quality time together—and not just gorging on food like at Thanksgiving. But in all seriousness, that's not the reason a ...more
Design Sponge has posted some very pretty, tiny terrariums and air plants to brighten up these cold winter months. Buy them through Etsy seller Tortoise Loves Donkey or make your own. Scroll down for Design Sponge's terrarium how-to. Video: . Design Sponge's Terrarium HowTo. P ...more
These baby sweaters are small enough to fit onto a doll, which makes them all the more cute and cuddly when you throw them on your little baby. During the fall and winter the weather takes a significant dip, so make sure your little one covers up in style by making this croche ...more
Want to know how to make a cool winter nails look? Just follow this video tutorial to see how to paint winter, ice and snow inspired nails. This nail polish look is a great decoration for the winter season and is not super bright, but very girly and tender.
What would Christmas be without snow? A very sad and dreary one indeed. While you can't always have snow on Christmas (this is especially hard if you live in California), you can make the snow fall indoors - via winter wonderland Christmas decorations.
Are you feeling the need to for a little more warmth this winter? Why not crochet yourself a nice, warm scarf? In this video, Teresa shows you how to crochet a beautiful galaxy stitch scarf, perfect for a holiday gift for one of your loved ones.
The next time someone calls you a frigid b*tch, say thanks smugly because it's a total compliment when you're wearing this Frigid B*tch winter costume makeup look. Whether you're going to a holiday costume party or just want to freak out your friends something awful, check out ...more
In this video Darren Alff shows you how riding a bicycle trainer in the winter can help prepare you for a long distance bicycle tour in the summer.
Tired of run-of-the-mill makeup? This eye-catching Winter Wonderland look is great for pageants, dance recitals, or for the truly brave, just for day wear. The cosmetic products used to create this look are N.Y.C Yellow Concealer, Clinique Super Powder Double Face Make Up # 10 ...more
Stay warm and look chic this winter with a few simple scarf-tying tricks. You will need a rectangular scarf or a pashmina. Tip: If you are using a pashmina as a scarf, fold it in half width wise first. When tying the scarf, experiment with the placement of the knot until you f ...more
Hunter boots, also called Wellingtons, are super comfortable almost knee-high boots that are fully waterproof for those rainy fall or snowy winter days. If you happen to have a pair, check out this fashion vid to see what clothes and accessories to pair with these babies. The ...more
Want to play "Winter Wonderland" on your ukulele? See how it's done with this free video ukulele lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the ukulele, players of all ski ...more
Dave explains how to tie up ornamental grasses to prepare them for winter and ensure they add interest to the winter garden. Make your ornamental grasses the focal point of your winter garden with the tips from this video.
In this video, we learn how to crochet a headband for winter. You will need yarn and a size 10 crochet hook to do this. To start, make a slipknot, then hook your needle into it. Start making a simple chain stitch, after you finish this row, stick your needle into the first sti ...more
This video shows how to make a winter holiday Jack Frost Manhattan cocktail. You will need peppermint schnapps, Makers Mark whiskey, and sweet vermouth. Put some ice cubes in a tall glass. Use a small (ox) measuring glass and pour 2 ounces of whiskey into the glass. Add 1 ounc ...more
Some anglers mistake winter flounder for summer flounder or fluke and sometimes even for halibut. To catch winter flounder, you can use a very basic rig with only a hook line and sinker in addition to the clams. Check out this how-to video for more tips on catching winter flou ...more
This video shows the artist as he demonstrates under painting the backround in a snowy winter landcsape. The series does take you through all the steps from start to finish needed to complete an oil painting of a winter scene. Part 1 of 4 - How to Paint a winter scene in oils. ...more
Dave and Rolf Briggs talk about ways to handle the winter moth problem.
Wintertime hair tends to be dry and brittle. Whether you want to disguise the damage or just want a simple hairstyle to wear to school or work, check out this hairstyling video for tips on how to create several different looks.
With the weather getting colder and colder this winter season, you may need to update your winter clothing with some new, warm sweaters. If the weather is just a little too chilly for your taste, then layer yourself up with this fashion tip. See how to make a lux short-sleeved ...more
Need to bike around in cold weather to get to places? Winterize your bike by adding plastic zip ties around your tires to add more traction when you are biking through ice and snow. Avoid the dreaded scenario of having to defrost a frozen lock by using hand sanitizer, muscle ...more
In this video, viewers will learn how to dress warm for winter and look cute. These video tips allow users to be able to wear skirts,shorts and dresses from the summer. Wear tights underneath and then wear a pair of leggings on top to have 2 layers of insulation. Then wear som ...more
In order to make the side step Christmas card, using Cricut, you will need the following: card stock, cutter/trimmer, adhesive, rhinestone, ribbon, and a bone folder. Use the Winter Woodland cartridge to cut out the parts. The snowflake can be found in the layers section. Whe ...more
Still using the same lightweight, oil-free lotion during the winter as you did last summer? Then are you really surprised to hear that your flaky, dry winter skin is coming from your incorrect moisturization habits? The shift from warmer, more humid days to dry and cold immedi ...more
We know that many stores are already rolling out with their cheery spring campaigns, and some retailers are even pushing out swimsuits, but let's face it: Winter is still full upon us. But rather than sulk away with the winter blues, have fun enjoying the season by creating t ...more