Stem Cut

How To : Propagate house plants with stem cutting

Propagation is a great way to get the most out of your house plants, by providing new plants for future use. Here we demonstrate stem cutting, for use on all climbing and trailing plants such as Devils Ivy. Propagate house plants with stem cutting. Click through to watch this ...more

How To : Cut silk flower stems for floral arrangements

If you've worked with silks, you know that sometimes stems are hard to cut. In this video tutorial, Dana Plazyk of Flowers by Design shows you some simple techniques and special tools to get the job done! See how to design and cut silk flower stems for floral arrangements.

How To : Use a stem cutter

In this flower arranging tutorial, Sandy from Afloral.com shows you how to use a stem cutter for fresh flowers. A stem cutter makes it possible to cut very thick stems and large bunches of stems at once. This is a very helpful tool when you are doing large flower arrangements. ...more

How To : Craft a duct tape rose

A bouquet of fresh roses is wonderful but real roses soon fade and die. Make a rose that will last forever, or at least a lot longer that a freshly cut one. Give your rose to someone special or use it as a decoration. Give that special someone a rose that will survive without ...more

How To : Make Paper Flowers from Old Books

Make flowers that don't fade and also expresses your love of books! What You'll Need Pages from a book that you don't mind cutting up Button Needle and thread Glue gun Pencil Optional: Tissue or colored paper Safety pin Wooden skewer or chopstick Make Flower Outlines Fin ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Prepare bok choy for Chinese food

How to prepare bok choy for Chinese food Bok choy comes in a variety of sizes. To prepare the bok choy there are three different types of cuts you use, sliced, domino, and diced. To slice, cut with a meat cleaver at a 30 degree angle cutting off 1/8 inch thick slices starting ...more

How To : Make a french spiral bouquet

To make a french spiral bouquet you first start with straight stemmed flowers such as roses. It is very important that you rid the stems of foliage such as leaves as well as removing all the thorns. You can do this by using a gardening glove or washcloth and sliding it down th ...more

How To : Propagate your favorite houseplants

John White discusses how to propagate houseplants. You will need a potting mix called a “soilless” mix, which contains only vermiculite, perlite and peat moss. In addition you will need a sharp knife, a pruner and a weeding hormone to help induce root growth on the cuttings. P ...more

How To : Make a calla lily hand tied bridal bouquet

This tutorial by the Floral Design Institute demonstrates how to create a hand-tied Calla bridal bouquet. The key to creating this bouquet is to make sure your flowers are properly prepared. The flowers should be fully hydrated (in water for at least two hours). Take each flow ...more

How To : Chop an onion without crying with a few tips

In order to chop an onion without crying, you will need the following: a spoon, a cutting board, and an extremely sharp knife. Make sure that your knife is sharp. A sharp knife is essential. If it isn't sharp, you will need to sharpen it first. Turn the spoon upside down and ...more

How To : Prune a privet hedge with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to prune a privet hedge. Steps: 1 Use loppers to remove one-third of the older stems, so sunlight can penetrate the hedge's interior. 2 Find long stems that grow out of hedge, and snip them close to the ground. 3 Where one ste ...more

How To : Make a wedding bouquet

Trish Horrington shows how to make a wedding bouquet. Trish covers which roses, tools and tips are needed to accomplish the bouquet. Cutting the lengths of the stems as well as breaking off the ivy are covered in this fabulous instructional video. Make a wedding bouquet. Click ...more

How To : Make a Vietnamese salad with Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow joins Chef Lee Gross in the kitchen for a mouth-watering Vietnamese salad, a healthy, quick Vietnamese salad that has a great crunch and lots of refreshing flavors. This video recipe was made for Paltrow's website: GOOP. This wonderfully crunchy salad is a mus ...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 : Make a panzanella salad with crab and avocado

This week's recipe is a Secret Ingredient team favorite. Not only is it a brilliant use for leftover bread, it's a lively salad of peppery arugula tossed in roasted tomato vinaigrette, topped with toasted goat cheese and generously garnished with Whole Catch™ Wild Caught Crab. ...more

How To : Pit and dice an avocado

Check out this short video tutorial from Rouxbe on how to pit and dice an avocado. This video will support your cooking experience and will provide you with additional relevant information during your culinary time pitting and dicing avocados. To cut an avocado, first remove ...more

How To : Stop severe bleeding [signed] (British Red Cross)

This video is designed to help deaf people, or those with hearing impairments, learn how to do basic first aid. Specifically, this video deals with sever bleeding and how to stop it, and is taught in sign language. Everyone gets cut every once in a while, but sometimes those ...more

How To : Make a 3D lemonade cup card with Stampin' Up!

Dawn Griffith creates a cute card with a 3D lemonade glass embellishment from start to finish. Create a template by making a rough sketch of an 8 ounce paper cup onto a piece of white cardstock and cut it out. Take the template and either trace it onto a piece of vellum cardst ...more

How To : Stop severe bleeding (British Red Cross)

Everyone gets cut every once in a while, but sometimes those cuts can be more serious than expected. It could turn into severe bleeding, and there's a certain way to deal with this type of bleeding in a victim. How would you treat someone who was bleeding severely? Your main ...more

How To : Make a bridal bouquet with The Knot

To start off making your bouquet, you must start by crossing the stems instead of going straight up and down. The crossing action will give you a round bouquet. Choose the size of the bouquet to match the bride and to match the dress. If it's a big dress with lots of action, y ...more

How To : Make a eurpoean hand tied bouquet

This is a demonstration of making a hand tied bouquet.Keep all the required articles nearby on the table.Take a few stems of lemon grass and bind them with a wire to form a single bunch.Tie the aspedestra leaves in a loop with wrapping a wire to the stem.Now take the stems wit ...more

How To : Make Art Out of Everyday Objects

After taking a beginner’s art class at my local community college I realized two things: one, art supplies are extremely expensive, and two, I am not talented at painting. Although my painting skills are comparable to those of a five year old, I still enjoy art and being creat ...more

How To : Make Sure Your Dinner Party Is a Success

Holiday dinners can be the same every year, but many are starting to switch it up, making new traditions and getting a new dining experience for everyone at the table. It’s not unusual to see sweet potatoes on an Easter dinner menu or lamb at Thanksgiving dinner. Some people ...more

How To : Put together a rose bridal bouqet

Weddings are very expensive and one way to say a little is to make or have you maid of honor make the wedding bouquet and the bridesmaids’ bouquets. You need a straight handle bridal bouquet holder and a stand to hold the bouquet holder in place while you work on it. You wil ...more

How To : Identify problems with snails & slugs

Snails and slugs can really be a problem sometimes if you are a gardener. They feed on plants and can be considered pests, sometimes even getting inside your house. They are identified by their tell-tale slime trails. A bad infestation can be very hard to deal with. However, s ...more

How To : Cook classic Mexican style breakfast chilaquiles

Looking for a simple way to spice up breakfast? Join Todd Coleman, Saveur magazine's food editor, as he makes this south-of-the-border breakfast classic originally created to use up day-old tortillas. Todd makes his own crisp chips using 365 Everyday Value® Organic Corn Tortil ...more

How To : Cook with long stem artichokes

Oceanmist presents a way to cook with long stem artichokes, which will provide you, the customer and consumer, more bang for your buck. To begin preparing the artichokes, you want to cut off the bottom of the stem, and then peel the stem with a vegetable peeler until you reach ...more

How To : Make an Asian coleslaw salad with peanut dressing

Sometimes an ordinary coleslaw just doesn't do it, so that's when you try out different ethnic recipes. And this Asian spin on slaw is sure to be added to your list of favorites, from the dressing to the actual salad mix. Check out the recipe for this delicious Asian coleslaw ...more

How To : Prune rosebushes

Pruning a rosebush removes old and dead growth, improving the health of the plant and making room for new buds. You Will Need * Long-sleeve work shirt * Long pants * Safety glasses * Garden or work gloves * Bypass pruning shears * A pruning saw * Hair elastic or clip (optional ...more

How To : Make an eye-catching boutonniere

When you need an eye-catching boutonniere for a special occasion, you don't have to spend a fortune at the florist. Make your own! You Will Need * A small flower * Scissors or wire cutters * One bunch baby's breath * One piece floral greenery * Green flower tape * ¼-inch silk ...more

How To : Make a paper rose with construction paper

In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper rose with construction paper. First, take a piece of pink paper and cut a thin strip out of it. Next, take that strip and fold it in half twice. Now, cut the paper in half so you have several strips of paper. Now, fold in the strips ...more

How To : Clean and cut an artichoke

This helpful tutorial video demonstrates how to properly cut and clean an artichoke before cooking it. Learn how to do it quickly and easily with minimal fuss. The video covers both the flower and the stem. - First, use a large knife to cut off the stem of the artichoke. You c ...more

How To : Prepare, cook, and serve an artichoke

Follow along as Chef David Musial gives us instructions on how to cook and serve an artichoke. -First, start by taking off some of the lower leaves. -Then, cut the stem off. This will make it easier to sit on the plate. -If you only want half of the artichoke, leave the stem ...more

How To : Make your own wreath from scratch

In this video, Meg will show you how to make your own wreaths. You’ll be creating two scenes on your wreaths : a woodland and an aromatic one. You’ll need 2 cardboard rings (one slightly smaller) cut in wreath forms, green moss, a hot glue gun, a knife, some pretty fabric, and ...more

How To : Make a corsage

Why justify the cost of buying a corsage from your local florist? Make an affordable corsage yourself that reflects your personal style. You Will Need * Flowers * Leaves * Scissors * Wire cutters * Floral wire * Floral tape * Baby’s breath or other filler * Colored elastic tap ...more

How To : Remove the seeds from a chile pod

Corinne Trang, author of Noodles Every Day, offers a helpful tip on how to easily get the seeds out of a chili pod and still be able to get perfectly round, thin slices. First, cut the stem off with a knife. Next, curl the pod between two fingers and watch as the seeds just p ...more

How To : Deseed chilies like a chef

Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to deseed chilies like a chef. Deseeding pepper chillies for recipes is easy with a little know-how, see how to do it right here. Points to remember for Deseeding Chillies: ...more

How To : Cut a pomegranate open

Ever wanted to enjoy the sweet taste of pomegranate but were confused about how to actually get to the fruit? Use this simple method to cut open your fruit. Take a small, sharp knife such as a paring knife or pocketknife. Slice a thin round off the top, stem end. This will lea ...more

How To : Trim artichokes

Ian Knauer, a food editor at Gourmet and Test Kitchen demonstrate how to trim artichokes. First, remove the inedible leaves towards the base of the artichoke by peeling them off or snapping them off. Once the leaves are peeled off you'll see pale green and yellow leaves. Next, ...more

How To : Cut a mango for mango salsa

The user "MJenks13"(Susan) from Youtube shows an easy trick that you can use to cut a mango for a delicious Fruit Salsa. You will need a mango fruit and a knife. It's ideal that the mango is ripe, so that it has a stronger flavor and the pulp is easy to cut. Mango fruits have ...more

How To : Keep cut flowers fresh

The key to keeping fresh cut flowers perky for a week or more without floral preservatives (which contain biocides that kill bacteria and fungus) is to keep the water fresh and the stems free of air pockets so they can continue to draw up water.

How To : Carve Polyhedral Pumpkins

Halloween is coming up, so many of you may have a need or desire to carve a pumpkin and turn it into a Jack O' Lantern. This week we are going to explore carving our pumpkins into interesting geometric shapes. In this post, we will carve the pumpkins into spherical versions of ...more

How To : Detect the freshness of a mango

The ‘Mango’ is a favorite fruit for most of us, undoubtedly. However, choosing the right mango is of utmost importance, if one wants to savor its taste to the best! This video shows how to check for the freshness and choose the right mango. Always pick up a mango which is redd ...more

How To : Design flower arrangements & what tools are needed

How to design flower arrangements and what tools are needed: There are a few tools that you will need to make flower arrangements. You will need a pair of cutters for cutting softer stem flowers and a more heavy duty pair of cutters to cut tree branches. A knife is also a goo ...more

How To : Prepare broccoli

This is a quick and easy way to prepare healthy broccoli. On your chopping board, lay broccoli crowns upside down. Cut around the broccoli in its flower heads using a knife holding up the stem/stalk. (Set aside flower heads). Cut out the stem to get the edible white part of th ...more

How To : Cut a mango with a few well-placed cuts

It's irresistibly exotic and lusciously juicy; it's also got that enormous pit that sometimes makes the mango seem like more trouble than it's worth. Tame this tropical teaser with a few well-placed cuts. You Will Need * A mango * A cutting board * A paring knife * And a bowl ...more

How To : Cut a cantaloupe

A subtly sweet melon, cantaloupe is a refreshing summertime snack. See the different ways to cut a cantaloupe, from chunks to slices. You know your cantaloupe is ripe when it: yields to slight pressure, has yellowish skin, has a fresh aroma at the end where the stem was attach ...more

How To : Arrange a flower wedding corsage

In this video, we learn how to arrange a flower wedding corsage. First, grab a white flower and cut the stem off of it, then wrap floral tape around it. From here, grab a pink flower and do the same process. Next, grab baby's breath and other small leaves and add them to the p ...more

How To : Cook an artichoke

Victoria Walsh from Chatelaine TV will show you how to cook an artichoke in this very simple video. To begin you want to make sure to remove any dried leaves from the artichoke, and then proceed to clip the rough ends of the remaining leaves on the artichoke. Next, you want to ...more

How To : Tips for Keeping Your Flowers Fresh & Long-Lasting

Someone just gave you a bouquet of freshly cut flowers... how do you enjoy them for as long as possible before they start wilting and drooping? First things first, keep them cold in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. If you don't have the time or the space to do that, ju ...more

How To : Roll Your Own Cigars at Home

Cigar Rolling Instructions: Separate Leaves Separate your dried tobacco leaves into those designated for filler, binders, and wrappers, saving the most pristine for your wrappers. The filler leaf is usually a blend of different types of tobacco, but if you’re growing your ow ...more

How To : Make raw Mediterranean kale

In order to prepare raw Mediterranean kale, you will need the following: kale, pine nuts, olives, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and red bell pepper. You will need to chop the kale into really fine pieces. Remove the stems. You can reserve them for vegetable juice. Cut the kal ...more

How To : Clean and cut a whole pineapple

Chef Dan Bobo explains the proper way to clean and cut a whole pineapple, putting safety and cleanliness first. The first step is to wash the pineapple. Then, you can start cutting it: First, try to find the flattest side of it by rolling it over the table. Then, hold it firml ...more

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