You don't have to be a professional artist to make sweet crafty gifts out of the humble Sharpie pen. On a budget, you can easily make personalized yet visually pleasing gifts for your favorite people out of Sharpies and a blank canvas in the form of ceramic mugs, T-shirt, tote ...more
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There's nothing better than gulping down an ice cold beer to calm the senses and ease the mind. The holiday season can be very stressful as people scramble around trying to find the best gifts for friends and family. And we all know that gifts can be very hit or miss, but it's ...more
Video: . Here there are some DIY gift ideas perfect for the Christmas season. They are really easy to personalize depending on what your likes are. For the first idea you will have to make a little plushie first. I've chosen a one up Mario mushroom. Pattern here: http://shai ...more
The holiday season is here, and if you didn't already pick up a SCRABBLE set during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, then you still have time to buy the perfect gift for your lexical-minded friend. There's sure to be deals out there over the next couple of weeks, you just need to ...more
So it is Christmas Eve and you are just getting started on your Christmas gift shopping. Thankfully, even for the last-minute Christmas gift shopper, you have a good variety of options to choose from within driving distance or on the internet without worrying about shipping co ...more
While the holiday season offers a lot of festive joy in putting up holiday decor, shopping for Christmas presents, and baking cookies, it also offers up a lot of opportunites to spend money. So that means that by the time you've purchased the presents, wrapped them in tissue p ...more
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If you're on a budget this year, you can still gift your kids something special that they'll enjoy for years to come. Check out this video to learn how to craft animal hand puppets easily, with minimal sewing. Great for acting out childhood stories or to entertain during a ba ...more
Time is running out. Christmas is almost here, and you still haven't worked your way through that holiday shopping list yet. But don't worry, there's hope yet— thanks to social buying websites like Groupon, LivingSocial, SocialBuy, Eversave, Tippr and BuyWithMe. Sites like G ...more
Most of us have family who live far away in different states or even different countries. While we'd love to have all our family with us on Christmas, it's much more likely that we'll be giving them a call on Christmas and mailing them some gifts. Christmas presents headed fo ...more
Sure you can go out and buy that expensive gift for the person on your Christmas list, but wouldn't it be even better if you could make your own gifts? In this video you will get some great gift ideas, as well as how to make them, for that special someone on your gift list thi ...more
Need some wrapping paper? Want to go beyond the basic and bland Christmas wrapping paper in stores? There's one solution that's in everyone's pockets— money— cold hard cash— paper bills— money. We're talking George Washington (because Franklin might be a little extreme). Just ...more
This holiday season, get yourself a bunch of mason jars. With a little crafty effort and inexpensive supplies, you can transform an empty glass jar into an endless possibility of DIY gifts catered to your gift recipient's personality and interests. For the drinker in your lif ...more
If you happen to have a bunch of empty glass jars lying around your home, the gift-giving possibilities are endless. Love to bake? You can bake pies, cupcakes, cakes, and bread directly into the jar. Or you can mix the dry ingredients in the jar and include recipe instruction ...more
As we approach the holiday (i.e. gift-giving) season, don't forget to make sure to include the usual notes in your gifts indicating that they can be returned. Otherwise, you'll just cause the recipients to save your gifts until they can be properly regifted onto some other ung ...more
One good thing about having friends who are constantly on their phones and tablets is it's easy to figure out what to get them for Christmas. Everyone hates getting gifts that just sit around, so it's always nice to get something that improves an item you use on a daily basis. ...more
Hackers can be notoriously difficult to buy gifts for, so we've curated a list of the top 20 most popular items Null Byte readers are buying during their ethical-hacking studies. Whether you're buying a gift for a friend or have been dying to share this list with someone shopp ...more
Nothing says happy holidays like a homemade gift sent to someone you love. In this tutorial, learn how to paint a unique glass Christmas ornament that you can proudly display on your own tree, or offer to a loved one as a present. This video is easy to follow and you will le ...more
A talented confectioner shows you a traditional recipe to make French nougat. This candy is a great present to give people on your holiday gift list; or make it as a treat to bring to your next Christmas or holiday parties!
Learn how to wrap your presents in Furoshiki (cloth) to avoid using wrapping paper. Unlike wrapping paper (which usually can't be recycled) Furoshiki can be used again and again. With the economy the way it is, now is a good time to recycle and reuse, instead of wasting throw ...more
If getting Christmas presents ready ahead of time has never been your forte, be assured that it has never than easier than before to assemble together a last-minute Christmas gift for all your loved ones and favorite people (and maybe not-so-favorite people you are obligated t ...more
Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace and joy. Where others gather together to enjoy the holidays by singing songs, drinking hot cocoa, and watching old Christmas cartoon movies. But the holidays are also a great time to whip out your arts and crafts skills to not only m ...more
Get ready to impress your friends and family with a cool holiday paper project! Join in on the fun as Origami instructor, Michael LaFosse shows the step by step folds for an amazing holiday wreath! It's a perfect gift for your favorite teacher. Follow along with this video ori ...more
LEGOs are more than just a toy for young children— it's an emerging art form combining photography, stop-motion (i.e., brickfilms), and imitative models that portray today's pop culture as it is. It's something visual culture analysts are sure to be studying over the next deca ...more
Looking to wish upon a lucky star? Why spend all night waiting for a shooting star to fly by when you can make one yourself? In this tutorial learn how to origami a wishing star out of paper. These stars are very cool and make great decoration for any occasion. You Will Need: ...more
This is probably the least "Mathy" thing I will ever post. In my opinion, it's impossible to have architecture that isn't mathematical in some sense, so I am posting it anyway. Two years ago, I made a papercraft version of a cathedral in Christchurch New Zealand (It was severe ...more
The concept and structure of Christmas hasn't changed much since its inception. In its infancy, Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, an ancient Roman festival in honor of the deity Saturn (also held in December). The pagans had long w ...more
I have never been the most artistic person in the world, but never overlook a great piece of work when I see one. With George Lucas selling the Star Wars franchise to Disney for more money than I could make in ten lifetimes, it's safe to say the franchise has a lot of fans. S ...more
Christmas is just a few days away, which means everyone is out shopping for last minute gifts. But wait— you still need some Christmas cards! The stores are going to be packed and Hallmark's going to have huge lines— so now what? Luckily, WonderHowTo has some great videos to ...more
WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A holiday-themed cell phone photogr ...more
It's been done for ages, but for most of us, "regift" entered our vocabulary after the 98th episode of Seinfeld—"The Label Maker." In this episode, Elaine calls Dr. Whatley (played by Bryan Cranston) a "regifter" after he gives Jerry a label maker—the same label maker that Ela ...more
In this video, learn how to make beautiful and unique jewelry out of old plastic bottles. This process is surprisingly simple and will make really cool gifts or accessories for any outfit. Follow along with Elizabeth Gleeson as she shows you how to spruce up any outfit and be ...more
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
When it comes to Christmas gifts, stuff that comes from the heart and is handmade is nice, but often times we really DO want that new iPad. But it's a little bit different when it comes to Christmas cards. There's nothing better to light up your day than a personalized, handm ...more
If it's the holiday season and you're filled with the Christmas spirit, this video tutorial may be for you. If you're trying every way possible to cover your entire body with Christmas related things, this video will show you how to make better use of your nails. Check out the ...more
For the holiday season, a great knitting project is a snowflake design. It's perfect for handmade Christmas gifts. You can knit just one, or a row of them, or use them as full pattern on a sweater or blanket—or whatever project you choose. Here is the snowflake graph to follo ...more
These festive Christmas crackers serve as both party favors to hand out to guests and name plates on your dinner table. In vibrant colors of green and red, they simply scream out Christmas. Check out this crafting video to learn how to make these cute paper crackers. Learn h ...more
Sonnet with thecheapmoms.com gives a step by step demonstration in making Spicy Applesauce Ornaments. Fun for the kids and great gifts for the holidays. Spice up your Christmas tree!
With Christmas just around the corner, it's prime time to start thinking about what gifts you're going to get, as well as how to wrap them. Even a fancy schmancy iPad isn't going to look all that appealing if haphazardly wrapped in 5-year-old Rudolph wrapping paper, right? Gi ...more
These are great, personal gifts that you can hand out to friends this holiday season. Find a picture and a quote you like, then dress them up in a picture frame! All you really need is the frame, some paint, a few old magazines and some paper!
Christmas may not be until a few months from now, but it's never too early to start crafting for the holidays! If you're excited about the holiday season and can't wait to begin crafting gifts and cards for your loved ones, check out this video to learn how to make an accordia ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper Christmas stocking Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper Christmas stocking. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can als ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a paper Christmas tree Japanese style. Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own paper Christmas tree. Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed ...more
We realize Christmas is over, but there's no reason you shouldn't surprise a friend with a pretty gift for New Year's Eve! In many other cultures friends and family give each other presents to celebrate their new year, including during Chinese New Year. In this episode of Cra ...more
Making gifts for people is one of the best ways to save money and show them your care on Christmas. Why not take it a step further by making the box you put your present in? This video will show you how to make a simple wooden box out of scrap wood using a router. Part 1 of 2 ...more
If you've run out of time to shop, or just want to avoid the crowds at the malls, you can make your own delicious Christmas chocolate at home. You will need a baking sheet, wax paper, chocolate melts, sweet sherry and cherries. Make delicious homemade chocolates as holiday gif ...more
During the winter holidays, we want nothing more than to snuggle up into our Snuggie tents, put on Bing Crosby's "White Christmas," and sip a steaming hot cup of hot chocolate. But during those times we force ourselves to go outdoors (to, you know, go to work and stuff), we pr ...more
Diet Coke can be festive! After you drink all the Diet Coke, you can turn the empty cans into Christmas tree ornaments. Make sure you rinse all the cans and take the tabs off, and you'll also need a very sharp knife. Make soda cans into something cool!
Learn how to bake a scrumptious apple crisp with this cooking video. This apple crisp recipe is brought to you by Sarah Bacon on How2Heroes. Search How2Heroes on WonderHowTo for more cooking videos. Crispy, crumbly, warm and sweet. This is one Fall classic that can't be beat. ...more
This is a quick and easy project you can use to make a beautiful, vintage inspired gift tag that you can attach to all your Christmas gifts! All you need is some basic papercrafting supplies in muted tones and your favorite vintage stamps!
How to wrap presents like a pro. Watch this video to learn how to flawlessly wrap gifts this Christmas. All you need is a gift, scissors, wrapping paper and tape. You don't want to be giving gifts that have been wrapped messily this holiday season.
Get tips and advice on how to find Christmas gifts for your co-workers in this free video series on Christmas presents. Part 1 of 15 - How to Get Christmas gift ideas for co-workers. Get Christmas gift ideas for co-workers - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on e ...more
These boxes are great for small gifts, and you can make them at home. You will need a craft knife, a square ruler, a cutting mat, heavy paper (approximately 6 inche by six inches) and Dura-Lar paper or sheets of clear acetate. Make a home made gift box for Christmas or holiday ...more
This video shows you how to make coasters out of old dominoes. If you are wondering how to make Christmas gifts, or gifts for any occasion, this video will show you how. It’s eco-friendly to boot.
Got fudgy fingers that never succeed at tying anything properly? Well, this video's for you. Watch, and follow along as you're shown the right way to tie a Christmas bow. Your Christmas gifts and presents will be the prettiest ones around.
Dipping your home brewed mead bottles in hot wax gives it a great look and in particular they make them very attractive as Christmas gifts. Enjoy the ancient art of mead making!
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
In order to make a thank you card for Christmas gifts, you will need the following: Winter Woodland cartridge, glimmer misty, pop dots, adhesive, gingham ribbon, and pattern paper. To make the "Thanks Snow Much" Cricut card, cut the phrase from page 62. Cut it at 3 inches in ...more
Are you creatively changed? Pay to have your gifts wraped? This video with Shirley Frazier shows you step by step how to achieve beautiful bows. Bows perfect for enhancing a gift basket, single gifts, Christmas trees, or other creations. This is truly a easily to follow video ...more
It's Christmastime, which means presents! Not only are you going to unwrap gifts under the Christmas tree this holiday season, but you'll probably have to wrap a few for others. Watch this clear, step-by-step, video guide to gift-wrapping, to make sure your presents look perf ...more