Sand Painting

How To : Make a sniper rifle movie prop

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a sniper rifle movie prop. First, go to this website to get the blueprints: Sniper. After this, draw your gun out onto a poster board and cut it out, you will do this for around 6 of these poster boards. When you are finished, use the hot ...more

How To : Build a simple float frame for your painting

Building a frame for your paintings can save you money and provide one more creation of which to be proud. Normally recommended for abstract paintings, basic float frames offer a professional feel to your art. This video demonstrates how to build a very simple float frame, whi ...more

How To : Make a DIY whiteboard for under $5

This video will teach you how to make a white board at half the cost and a better quality than you can buy and it will last a lot longer. You start with an 8x10 piece of Plexiglass with only surface scratches and spray paint. Try not to touch the side that you're going to pain ...more

How To : Fix a sticking bifold door

A sticking bifold door can really cramp your style, and access to your linen closet or pantry. To fix the problem, you'll have to take the door off the hinges, and take a sander to it. Phillips Woodworking shows you how to sand down the sticking part, and cover it up with some ...more

How To : Make custom drawer pulls

A great way to add some color and fun to your room is to trade in your boring old knobs for some custom creations, like in this how-to video. You will need drawer pulls, spackle, a spackle knife, shells, jewels, a plastic frog, sand, acrylic paint, a small paint brush, a plast ...more

How To : Make old cabinets look like new

Cabinets are usually the most prominent feature of a kitchen and greatly determine the room's overall décor. Peeling paint, nicks and scratches, or a dull, dirty finish can plague older cabinets and really sap the pizzazz out of the living space. On the other hand, a fresh coa ...more

How To : Layer paint with collage and stencils

This instructional video demonstrates how to paint, collage and stencil using a layering technique. Experiment with as many layers as you want. Make sure each layer is completely dry before beginning the next layer. Make sure u apply the paint in order - Acrylic, spray paint, ...more

How To : Layer mixed media with collage

This instructional fine arts video demonstrates how to collage with sand paper, paint and other mixed media. The term collage derives from the French "coller" meaning "glue". Before you throw anything away, consider its potential for patterned or textured collage material. Alm ...more

How To : Make a Halloween Jason hockey mask

Jason Voorhees might be one of the scariest horror villains, and that's why he would make for a great Halloween costume. For this project, you will need a hockey mask, white spray paint, black spray paint, clear spray paint, an artist's brush, red, black, and brown acrylic pai ...more

How To : Make a decorative box out of recycled materials

Newspapers, magazines, and cardboard often end up in the recycling bin or the trash, but you can also give them a new life as a lovely decorative box. You will need a brush, sand paper, scissors, a knife, newspaper or magazines, glue, latex paint, paper, and cardboard. Watch t ...more

How To : Use a Clay Bar When Detailing a Car

Using a clay bar will help produce a show-car paint finish. Watch the video for a complete demonstration, and check out the steps below. Wash Car It is very important to wash car before using the clay bar. This will remove dirt to prevent it from scratching the paint surface. ...more

How To : Paint your rims

Jennifer is showing us how to paint rims. You can use Dupicolor paint bought from Auto Zone and costs five dollars. First, you must sand and wipe your rims to ensure a smooth clean coat. Other items you will need are duct tape, newspaper, and a jack. The first step is to place ...more

How To : Make a soda can pipe

This video explains how to make a bong pipe out of a soda can. You will need an empty soda can and a piece of sandpaper. Remove the metal cap tab from the can and bend it until it breaks. You will need the piece with the two sharp ends later. On the side you drink out of, flat ...more

How To : Make a window planter

Looking for a new DIY project? Follow the steps in this video to get a great view of big blooms and colorful posies with box planters hung beneath your windows. You Will Need: • 2 8’ boards of 1” x 8” lumber • Hand or table saw • Tape measure • Marking pencil • Drill • ...more

How To : Paint with acrylics

Aspiring artists? Try your hand at painting with acrylic paints with this instructional video. Follow these tips & be on your way to creating a personal masterpiece. You Will Need: • A painting surface • Acrylic paint • Brushes • Gesso • Fine sandpaper • A medium • A p ...more

How To : Paint with oils

Looking to appease your creative side? Paint with oils! You Will Need: • A variety of colored oil paints • Sable brushes • A stretched canvas • Gesso • Fine sandpaper • An easel • A palette • Linseed oil • A palette knife • Mineral spirits • Turpentine • Lint-free ...more

How To : Paint your kitchen cabinets

Need a change? Brighten up your kitchen and give your cabinets a new look with a fresh coat of paint. In this tutorial, learn how to paint your kithcen cabinets a fast and efficient way. You Will Need: • A screwdriver • Grease-cutting cleanser • A sponge • Wood putty • A ...more

How To : Sand wood

Sanding is an important step when preparing wood for painting or staining. You Will Need * Sandpaper of varying grits * A random-orbit finishing sander * A sanding block * Safety goggles * A dust mask * And a shop vacuum * A pencil WARNING: Always wear safety goggles when ope ...more

Inventables : A Store for Superheroes & Hackers

Founded by Zach Kaplan, a "serial entrepreneur" with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Inventables is a futuristic online hardware store based out of Chicago. The company sells innovative materials at much smaller quantities than typically available—largely to artists, invento ...more

How To : Prep your walls for wallpaper

In this tutorial, we are shown how to prep your walls for wallpaper, which is very easy! Preparing your walls only takes a few minutes and makes applying the wallpaper easier and look a lot better. You will need: rags, soapy water, wallpaper stripping knife, and sandpaper to d ...more

How To : Make your own easy garden lanterns

Michelle Gervais shows us how to make easy garden lanterns in this tutorial. First, grab an empty can and fill it with sand up to the top, then fill it with water. Put the can in the freezer and let it sit overnight. Next, grab a leaf template and place it on a piece of white ...more

How To : Make an accurate boomerang

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to make an accurate boomerang. Material required are 4-6mm thick ply wood or hard board or paper-mache, saw and some spray paint. Search for and download boomerang plans from the internet. The boomerang has three protrusi ...more

How To : Remove scratches from your car with wet sanding

Final Touch TV shows viewers how to remove scratches from the car with wet sanding. This is for fine scratches that may be on your vehicle. First, you need to use 3,000 grit sand paper with a block and scuff up the clear coat first with this. You should dip your block in some ...more

How To : Repair a chip in a procelain sink

You can buy a porcelain patch kit to fix chips in your porcelain sink. You used to have to take two steps to repair it starting with a filler followed by a glaze to make it shiny. The video teaches how to use patch kits that you paint on like nail polish. To apply the patch yo ...more

How To : Patch drywall on your own

Chuck Miller gives us a great tip for patching a small hole in drywall, such as a hole from an outlet box. Cut a small piece of scrap drywall about an inch longer than the hole in each direction. Score the back of this piece to reflect the shape of the hole, and peel away the ...more

How To : Patch a hole in a hollow core door

Ron Hazelton shows you how to fix a hole in a hollow core door in less than an hour. 1) Make a bevel around the hole. 2) Shove a piece of crumpled paper into the hole. 3) Fill the hole in with expanding insulated foam. When it's dry cut the extra off. 4) Cover the hole with p ...more

How To : Create a land mine prop

Check out this video from Chemical Reaction Tutorials (CRTutorials). If you love filmmaking, prop making, editing and everything else that goes along with making movies, then you'll want to see what Adam has to say about land mines. Adam explains how to create a land mine pro ...more

How To : Build a breakaway tombstome prop

Are you doing a graveyard shot and decided it would be cool to throw someone through a tombstone? This video tutorial will show you how to make a breakaway tombstone. It can also be used to make a cool fake graveyard. You will need foam insulation, a tape measure, sand paper, ...more

How To : Wetsand your car

Wet sanding is a process used to remove some of the finish from a car's paint job. This instructional series of videos will show you how to wet sand your car. Pretty soon, you'll be an automotive expert and wet sanding like a pro. Part 1 of 5 - How to Wetsand your car. Part 2 ...more

How To : Make a paper mache watermelon

These paper mache techniques are solid and will help you with other paper mache projects. (In case you don't want to make a paper mache watermelon). Materials needed: * Plenty of Newspapers * Flour, water and salt to make the paper mache and a bowl to mix it in * Two plastic ...more

How To : Repair car paint damage

In this how-to video series, learn how to repair car paint damage from Doug Jenkins and his crew of mechanics and car restoration experts. They will teach you all the steps you need to know to repair paint damage such as paint chips. They will demonstrate how to sand out car p ...more

How To : Apply and spray primer surfacer on your car

In this video Donnie Smith shows you how to apply primer surfacer. In addition to the visual instructions on the video, you can follow along with the instructions below from Donnie himself. After watching this video, you'll be an expert on primer surfacing! The repair has alr ...more

How To : Assemble a model rocket for launching

In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you will learn how to assemble a model rocket for launching. This video will show you how to do this using the Estes Alpha model rocket. For this project you will need the rocket kit, masking tape, glue, sand paper, a knife, scissors and a ...more

How To : Turn an old door into a desk

Danny Lipford and Allen Lyle demonstrate how to turn an old door into a desk. First, remove the door hinges. Then, fill the biggest part of the voided hardware holes with wood and seal them with bonding adhesive. Don't leave too much excess bonding adhesive on the door or else ...more

How To : Install brick edging to your flower beds

If grass is creeping into your flowerbeds or you just want a more finished look to your landscaping, try installing brick edging. This landscaping video and text tutorial from the DIY Network will show you the necessary steps to installing brick edging to your flower beds. St ...more

How To : Refinish wood floors with a drum sander

Hardwood floors in older homes can be hidden treasures. You may not realize it, but under the dark finish, scuffs and scratches is probably a beautiful hardwood floor just waiting to shine through. Sanding off the old finish gives you a chance to get down to the bare wood and ...more

How To : Replace exterior columns with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to replace your exterior columns. Steps: 1. Cut cedar to width and length to create proper size column. 2. Apply two coats of exterior-grade primer to the interior surfaces of the boards. 3. Join together the cedar boards to f ...more

How To : Make a Simple Didgeridoo from PVC

Traditional Aboriginal didgeridoos are made from trees that have been hollowed out by termites. Finishing work to smooth out surfaces and decorate the didgeridoo would soon follow. Lucky for you, you don't have to spend lots of money or find a hollowed out tree to create a did ...more

How To : Install Laminate Flooring on Stairs

Installing Laminate Flooring on Stairs Laminate flooring can be installed on a flight of stairs, and this process can also be used when installing laminate on a floor and having to drop down a step to a sunken room. I will describe how to prepare and install laminate floorin ...more

How To : Restore a headlight

Wipe headlights clean. Double tape around the headlights. Use two layers of tape around the headlight lens to protect the paint. Insert the backing plate into the drill. Attach the foam interface pad. Use a spray bottle of water to lubricate and keep headlights clean while san ...more

How To : Paint any piece of wood furniture

In this Home and Garden video tutorial you will learn how to paint any piece of wood furniture. The video is from CR8everydaycrafts.com and is presented by Jen Grant. You will need yellow and red color general finishes paint, aging wax, sand paper, a piece of soft cloth and of ...more

How To : Design and put together a scrapbook layout page

This video demonstration shows the process of putting together a scrapbook layout page. Demonstrator Debbie's theme is "Being Grateful." While replicating this exact page might be difficult, watch this video scrapbooking tutorial to pick up some ideas for painting, inking, san ...more

How To : Mend Wall Holes Bigger Than Nails

Do you know how wonderful toothpaste is? Here's the scoop. If you've hung pictures or other thing on the wall that required a molly or anchor bolt, and you have to move them and you have holes exposed in your wall. Well "FEAR NOT", toothpaste to the rescue. You will need house ...more

How To : Paint a car bumper

In this online video series, learn how to paint your car bumper, from car painting expert Marcel Porter. This experienced auto technician will show you how to sand your car bumper, how to mix the primer for your car and how to apply the primer, how to prepare the car paint and ...more

How To : Make a DIY guitar cut-out for a party centerpiece

A-BnC Parties and More, Inc. demonstrates how to construct a do-it-yourself music guitar cut out for your musical theme party centerpieces. The guitar is accented with guitar strings made from black yard, heavy black card stock and clear push pins. Judy shows how to take a pla ...more

How To : Make decorative picture frames

In this video series, our expert will demonstrate how to make decorative picture frames. You will get easy to follow step-by-step instructions on how to sand a picture frame, add distress marks and paint a picture frame to use as a home decoration. Part 1 of 5 - How to Make de ...more

How To : Use a random orbit sander

In this series of instructional videos, expert Jon Olson demonstrates how to use a random orbit sander, including tips on how to create bevels, replace discs and brushes, empty the dust bag and general cleaning, care and basic maintenance of the tool. He also covers tool safet ...more

News : How to Block Sand Primer Surfacer

There are a lot of do's and don'ts when it comes to block sanding the primer surfacer on your car. In fact, this can make the difference of creating a show quality paint job and a less that average paint job. To learn some of the do's and don'ts, watch the video below. Video: ...more

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