What better way to say "Happy Birthday" to a friend than by having his gift and card explode in his face? If you're the prankster in your group of friends then this is the perfect way to commemorate another candle on the birthday cake. Check out this paper design tutorial to ...more
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Making balloon art for a baby shower is explained easily and clearly. The step-by-step directions will have you making your own creations in no time. The various products needed are also clearly explained and demonstrated. Become the envy of your friends by throwing the best p ...more
Want to make a next-level origami gift box? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a hexagonal sonobe paper gift box using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your o ...more
These cards have cute little gifts that pop up when you open them. It seems hard to do because you will have to measure, but once you start, you will see how easy it is! Don't be afraid of the ruler!... Try to make Pop Up Cards! It is so much fun! Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a c ...more
What's a better way to give a gift to a magician than to present it in a gift box made of playing cards? This video tutorial will show you how to make this playing card gift box, fold after fold. So, get out that deck of cards, count out 21 of them, and start bending and foldi ...more
Make a money holder, demonstrated using CTMH products. Money makes an all-purpose gift, but this cute card makes it feel less tacky to give. Watch this video card-making tutorial and learn how to craft a money holder gift card.
Choose ribbon in an appropriate color, texture and width. Are you trying to match the ribbon color to a particular gift wrap? Will the ribbon width give you the size bow you want? How will you be using the bow? Choose enough ribbon for the number of bows you want to make. For ...more
Homopolar motors tend to be typecast as simplistic in nature, and that's true for the most part. The bare minimum requirements are a battery, conductor, and magnetic field, but when it comes to Valentine's Day, they're nothing short of complex. At least, when it comes to the ...more
When teaching your kids the art of crafts, it's good to throw in something useful every once in a while, something they can actually use and not just have fun with. A bag is the perfect solution. Everyone has a need for a bag, even kids. They can store all of their other paper ...more
It's important that whatever wonderful gift you have to give is encased in an equally wonderful gift bag. This tutorial paper design video will teach you to make your very own super cute paper bags with various products.
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
For as long as I can remember, I've always sucked at wrapping presents. No matter how careful I am, my gift-wrapping usually ends up looking like a toddler did it, so I'm always looking for easy ways to spruce up my packages. If you've got a lot of gifts to wrap, store-bought ...more
Last year and the year before that, I gave some suggestions on DIY holiday gifts that you could make for family and friends, and this year, I wanted to follow up with even more Christmas gift ideas. Since pretty much everyone now has a smartphone, there's probably at least on ...more
Barbabella shows how to make a modular origami hexagonal box lid with star design. Fold a two-sided square sheet of paper to form a triangle, unfold it and fold it in the opposite direction. Using the guidelines fold the paper on three sides forming a small triangle and leave ...more
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
Watch this video to learn how to make a posh pom-pom from an old sewing pattern. It's an easy & original embellishment for a package, and since it's made from a previously used item it's eco-friendly.
This video tutorial will show you how to create a very cute envelope holder. This envelope is great for holding cards and candy on special occasions. Your family and friends will surely enjoy this cute and manipulated piece of paper.
Stampin' Up Dawn shows how to use Stampin Up to create original gift card holders and sleeves in this craft tutorial. The tutorial shows how to create the Bashful Blue gift card holder. However, it should be noted that the Certainly Celery card does not utilize the scalloped e ...more
Here's a good christmas idea. How to make christmas homemade jewelry from recycled parts; get expert tips and advice on tools and techniques for hand made jewelry in this free instructional video series. Part 1 of 26 - How to Make Homemade jewelry Gifts from recycled parts. Ma ...more
In this video, you will learn how to create a custom gift bag. Before you watch, you will want to download the pdf template for the bag, by visiting artycrafty.wordpress.com. First, you will print the template out onto decorative craft paper, which should be A4 letter-sized. N ...more
Video: . Learn how to make a paper origami gift bag with/without handles tutorial. In case you need a small giftt bag you can make this one easy. In this video tutorial i will teach you how to make a small paper bag with size approximately width10cm x height 15cm What do you ...more
Do you want to know what's better than a bouquet of a dozen red roses? How about a bouquet of bacon roses? Or, if you aren't a meat-eater, a bouquet of hand-crafted origami roses or ones made of duct tape that won't wither away within a couple of days? For this Valentine's Da ...more
Learn how to make your own soap from scratch. Making your own soap allows you to combine a little bit of creativity, a little bit of cooking, and a little bit of science into something you can use everyday. Homemade soap also makes a great Christmas Gift!
In this video series, our expert will teach you how to make cat toys for your pets. You will learn how to create a variety of cat toys from household items like balls of paper, tin foil, strings or socks. An excellent idea for a homemade Christmas gift. Part 1 of 15 - How to M ...more
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
A gift is doubly special when the box it arrives in is also a gift. In this video, we'll see how to transform a single sheet of paper into an elegant gift box. This project isn't ideal for beginners, but if you have a little origami experience this shouldn't be too challenging.
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
Learn how to make a sixties flower power hippie chick soap. A groovin' soap for any retro sixties chick for Christmas.
Any old box can provide the template for making a gift box. Trace the pattern out onto the desired material, and then cut it out. Watch this video paper design tutorial and learn how to hand make a fancy gift box.
Learn how to make gifts by burning designs onto small wooden objects or other things like cork and dried gourd. This method is cheap and easy.
Learn how to make a paper origami vase, pen or pencil holder and paper gift box (3 models in 1 tutorial). Video: . Design, video tutorial by Ventsislav Vasilev (Origamite) Background Music: Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John performed by Teofila Vasileva (piano) What ...more
This homemade cake mix can turn your least kitchen-savvy friend into a star baker. And you’ve done 90 percent of the work, which is the greatest gift of all. You will need: 2 cups of sifted cake flour 1 tbsp. espresso powder 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt a widemouthed 1- ...more
Building a snow globe is a fun indoor project for a cold winter day. You will need: a glass jar with a lid a small, rust-proof ornament or figurine white glitter aquarium silicone sealant distilled water 1/8 tsp. glycerin small block of wood or bowl for base one hard-boiled w ...more
Make a Christmas Gift Card Holder Materials • (Elegant Eggplant) craft paper, cut 4 ¼” by 11” • “Whisper White” paper cut 1” by 7 ½” for belly band; remainder for making decorations • Sticky strips • “Sparkle and Shine” jumbo wheel, stamp pad and “Elegant Eggplant” ink • Ch ...more
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
Gift or loot bags make great little additions to any party - people always appreciate receiving something special when they leave a get together. In this video, learn how to go green and make cool bags out of items you probably already have around the house. These bags are ad ...more
This video teaches how to make a gift box for Fathers' Day out of chipboard or cardboard. Learn how to fold, cut, trim, and decorate a gift box in the shape of a tool box for Dad. Make a cardboard Fathers' Day tool box gift box. Click through to watch this video on jumpcut.com
In this video series, our expert will teach you how to make homemade christmas gift baskets for any occasion. Get step-by-step instructions for picking the best basket, packaging material and gifts for a gift basket. Learn how to add theme items, pampering spa gifts and even f ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to make a beautiful traditional Irish themed gift basket for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Give this gift baskets to guests at your St. Patty's party or save one for that special Irish friend. You can make a game out of it and the winner will recei ...more
This how to video shows you how to take an inexpensive dog collar and embellish it with fabric and ribbon. Every cat or dog needs a designer collar. Learn how to make one yourself without it costing too much. Makes a great homemade Christmas gift.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a mini gift card envelope with Stampin' Up!. First, take a piece of card stock that is red and white. Score this 3/4" on both sides, then turn on the 6" side and score at 1 1/4" and 3 3/4". Once finished, fold this up and cut along the si ...more
With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper gift or party favor box using origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own folded-paper gift b ...more
Using just paper and a paper punch, this how-to video shows how to a make a card in the design of a piece of film strip. This card is especially appropriate for movie lovers, and is really simple to make.
In order to decorate your presents during the holiday season, this quick tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful gift bow. Using a somewhat thick ribbon, determine the size of your bow and wind it around itself about 8-12 times, the more winds, the thicker your bow will ...more
With this guide, you'll learn how to make a folded-paper gift box with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own colorful paper gift boxes (w ...more
Video: . Learn how to make a paper origami gift bag with own logo design (branded paper gift bag). The final size of the paper bag is with width: 18cm and hight:15cm. You can use this bag to put a book, tablet, cards and etc. What do you need: Two printing paper (A4 or Lett ...more
This video will teach you how to make your very own gift box that can be used to give someone anything from presents to cards. Your friends and family will absolutely adore this super cute gift box that you'll make by hand.
A quillow is a blanket that, when folded, can serve double duty as a pillow. You will need fabric for the front and back as well as some batting and regualr sewing notions. This is a great Christmas or holiday gift even a beginner can make!
It doesn't take fancy materials to make a greeting card. Random recycled household materials can be transformed into a thoughtful little card. Watch this video card making tutorial and learn how to make a greeting card out of a toilet paper roll.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make paper gift bows. Begin by cutting 12 one inch wide strips of paper. Then fold the strip over to itself to create a cone shape and tape it together to hold it. Do the same for the other 3 strips. This will be the bottom of the b ...more
This cute project makes a great holiday gift - a tiny hand sewn book bound with buttons. You will need some pattern or designer paper (2 3/4 inches by 5 3/4 inches), about twenty pieces of smaller white paper (2 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches), and basic paper crafting tools.
This project requires very little sewing experience. If you can do a basic whip-stitch, cut fabric and use an iron, you can do this. This is a great gift idea and you can use up those old fabric scraps, trims and beads. The best thing about it, is that you can customize the bo ...more
This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to make a multi-layered embossed floral gift card. Take a piece of 11 x 8 1/2 inch Stampin' Up card stock and fold it in half. Next you punch out layers of colored paper of rose red, very vanilla, re ...more
Leah for May Arts Ribbon shows how to make a flower loop bow. The following items are needed for it: Needle and thread, scissors, May Art Ribbons and a ruler. Buttons or flowers may also be needed to put on top of your bow as per your selection. The bow which Leah is making h ...more
Plant gift baskets are a great way to show you care about someone. Learn how to make plant gift baskets with tips from a florist in this free gift basket decorating video series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a plant gift basket. Make a plant gift basket - Part 2 of 15. Click thr ...more
All you need is some stiff paper, like craft paper or card stock. Then follow this video to fold two pieces (make sure they are roughly the same size) into a lovely and easy gift box. Then wrap it and stick it under the tree!
This video shows the method to make a gift card holder with "Stampin' Up." First, we use the Movers and Shapers to cut a heart shape on a paper. We use the add-ons cut by the Movers and Shapers to punch windows. Next, we use the Big Shot machine. Next, put a piece of Whisper W ...more
The art of floral arrangement is a fun and valuable skill. Dana Plazyk of Flowers by Design lends useful tips and tricks on making simple flower arrangements. A Mothers Day Gift Basket is a great place to gather gifts to give mom on her special day. Make this Mothers Day Gift ...more
Once you've mastered the basics of soap making, undoubtedly you will want to add some creative touches to your own soaps. Learn how to make your soap unique by splashing colorful chunks and slivers in it. This is perfect for christmas gift. Time to show your creativity once a ...more
This video tutorial shows how to make a gift box out of designer paper. Learn how to fold, stamp, and decorate this adorable gift box.