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How To : Make a ghillie suit full off jute twine

Check out this video for a tutorial on how to make a durable long lasting ghillie suit. A ghillie suit, or yowie suit, is a type of camouflage clothing designed to resemble heavy foliage. Grab some old volleyball nets, a couple boxes of floss, a camouflaged jacket and pants, ...more

How To : Make all-twine knotted rosaries

Making all-twine knotted Rosaries is actually quite easy once you know how. This video explains some of the "tricks of the trade" for making all-twine knotted Rosaries to freely give away to other people.

How To : Model wires (twining meshes) in Blender 2.4 or 2.5

This clip presents instructions on how to create 3D models of wires within most versions of Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you ...more

How To : Add hemp twine to accent your scrapbook photo

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to add hemp twine to accent a scrapbook photo. Users will only need a line of twine and tape. Put the twine on one side of the picture and tape the back to hold it. Now wrap the twine in a diagonal pattern (right and left). Then wrap i ...more

How To : Make a Peruvian macramé bracelet

Add a little South American flavor to your wrist by learning to make your own Peruvian bracelet. You'll need some heavy string and some macramé skills to craft your own Peru-style bracelet, but trust us—it's not hard. Just follow along with the video and see how easy it is. T ...more

How To : Make Perfect Poached Eggs, Every Single Time

Two slices of whole-wheat toast with lots of butter. Two eggs, poached to a firm yet custardy texture. The yolks should absolutely not be hard-cooked and the whites should be tender, not rubbery. That's my idea of the perfect breakfast. A golden, runny-but-not-liquid yolk, cre ...more

How To : Make a musical instrument from junk

This instructional video demonstrates how to make an exciting stringed instrument from simple junk materials. This is one of the projects from Nick Penny's book "Making Musical Instruments from Junk". This musical instrument is called a poptar, because of the unique sound it m ...more

How To : Make Greecian toga costume

All hail Caesar, it's costume time! OK, if you're a woman, or a girl and you're looking to make a cool toga costume, look no further as this video will show you what you need. Basically you'll want some white fabric, either cotton or satin or whatever you have in your sewing b ...more

How To : Keep Your Sandwiches from Getting Soggy

I'm a firm believer that a sandwich is the ultimate food. It's filling, but not heavy; it has carbs, protein, veggies, and sauces; and it's easily customizable. Add that all up and you've got the absolutely perfect lunch. Yet like most great things in life, there's a “but” th ...more

How To : Why You Should Never Throw Away Chicken Fat

Poor chickens. Bacon fat is revered (and justifiably so), and duck fat is a staple at most fine grocers. Marbles of fat make a steak divine, and goose fat is the holy grail of fatty goodness. Yet chicken fat is usually thrown away. If you're one of those people who roasts a c ...more

How To : Make a DIY Roasting Rack for Your Turkey

One of the golden rules to cooking a Thanksgiving turkey is to place it on a roasting rack before it goes into the oven. Missing this step and cooking it directly on the pan will burn the bottom of the bird, resulting in overcooked, dry meat. Don't Miss: Unlock Your Oven's Se ...more

How To : Roast a pig Hawaiian style

This video shows how to throw a Hawaiian pig roast. Remember, the most important part is to drink while you prep the pig and build the fire. Just do not burn yourself or undercook it. The longer you leave it in the ground, the better it is. Some people have asked for more det ...more

How To : Make a rabbit snare

Watch this video to check out how to make a home made rabbit snare. If you can't find stainless steel wire, brass or copper will work just as well. Make sure your string is very strong. Consider using a braided twine that is treated with a non-slip coating to prevent knot slip ...more

How To : Weave a switchback pattern hemp bracelet

This is the demo of preparing switchback pattern hemp bracelet. Its not a long process. In fact, it takes only 10 minutes to complete. The hardest thing is probably to make sure that each part of it is exactly the same size. Get a long piece of string and fold it into half. Gr ...more

How To : A square knot for hemp jewelry

This video explains to a jewelry maker how to make a square knot which can be used is hemp jewelry. The hemp twine varies in thickness and comes in a many of colors. There are many different stitches used to create hemp jewelry, however, the half knot and full knot stitches ar ...more

How To : Preserve & Dry Your Own Garden-Fresh Herbs at Home

Using fresh herbs can make a huge difference in almost any dish, but they're not always available everywhere. Depending on where you live, you can't always get them during the colder months. Personally, the problem I run into the most is not being able to use fresh herbs befor ...more

How To : Make a tribal hemp bracelet

To make a tribal hemp bracelet, first you need to prepare the hemp. Buy a natural colored hemp of 1mm thick(20lb twine). Cut one strand of hemp that is around six times the length. Cut a second strand of hemp that is twice the length of the first, or roughly 12 times the lengt ...more

How To : 6 DIY Gift-Wrapping Ideas for the Holidays

The possibilities are infinite when it comes to DIY gift wrap. Instead of the usual Christmas-themed wrapping paper, make your packaging look funky with old maps, music sheets, calendars, and other material to encase your loved ones' presents. You can also make the wrapping a ...more

How To : Make an atlatl deadly dart shooter

Headline: How to make an ancient spear throwing device -- the Atlatl Description: This device pre-dates even the bow-and-arrow, and can accelerate a spear to over 100 MPH, enough to pierce a mammoth's hide. Make Magazine describes how to make this weapon that is still used in ...more

How To : Tie a 7x5 Turks Head knot

In order to tie a 7 x 5 Turks Head Knot, you will need to begin by draping the rope or twine over the fingers of your outstretched hand. Fold your pink down, leaving your three fingers outstretched. Catch the string in front and hold it with your pinky. Now, grab the twine fr ...more

How To : Make an eco-friendly windchime out of keys

There are lots of different ways to make windchimes, but three parts are essential; you will need something to hang it with, something to hang it from, and something to make some noise. This how-to video from a Piece of Craft shows an eco-friendly wind chime made from an old s ...more

How To : Make DIY hemp bracelets

Hemp is a great and underutilized fiber for making all sorts of things. Watch this video to learn how to make a really cool hemp bracelet or necklace quickly and easily from twine, beads, and knots.

How To : Coil 550 parachute cord

Here is a technique for coiling parachute cord or any other thin rope / twine. Learn how to survive in the wild. You never know when you'll be stranded on a desert island, lost in the deep woods, or be a contender for Survival, the TV show. This series of videos, by Hedgehog L ...more

Save Money : Break Down Your Own Chicken

Here's a not-so-well-kept secret about the food industry: retailers love to take your money. And one of the ways they do that is by dividing food into smaller sizes and charging more. Have you ever noticed that a container of precut, washed broccoli costs more than a head of b ...more

How To : Make a basic macrame hemp bracelet

It is one of the easiest method to make a basic macrame hemp bracelet. First get out your hemp twine, if you do not want to use hemp there is a wide variety of colored cord you can chose from, the thicker the cord the bigger your bracelet. Cut off two long strands and take one ...more

How To : Cook a quick and easy perfect Thanksgiving turkey

Take the stress out of your Thanksgiving dinner showpiece when you roast up a moist, golden bird. Learn how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. You will need: 12-14 lb. kosher or self-basting turkey roasting pan with rack aluminum foil large plate instant-read thermometer ...more

How To : Make wilderness survival cordage

How to make rope, cordage, and twine from natural materials found in the wilderness. Learn how to survive in the wild. You never know when you'll be stranded on a desert island, lost in the deep woods, or be a contender for Survival, the TV show. This series of videos, by Hedg ...more

How To : Make a homemade bullwhip

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a homemade bullwhip. You will need: rope a stick, twine, and tape. First, place the rope on the stick so it's about 1 foot in, then use the twine to tie the two together. Wrap the twine all around the stick until the rope is attached comp ...more

How To : Make an aerial photo rig with a disposable camera

Get creative with an old disposable camera by setting up an aerial photography rig using akite! Get a new perspective by taking pictures from a bird's eye view. You Will Need: • A rotary tool • A rotary tool cutoff wheel • A wooden clothespin • A pushpin • A disposable 3 ...more

How To : Make a mini bow and arrow with a pen

We need a pen, thread or twine, small stick or wooden skewer, and scissors to make a mini bow and arrow. First open the pen and take the ink lead. Cut the thread 20cm. Tie up the string tightly on the tip of the pen and cut the notch on the other side of the pen. Then tie up t ...more

How To : Make a quick bow in the wilderness

John Campbell, from azbushman, demonstrates how to make a quick bow and arrow in the wilderness by collecting natural materials and constructing them with cord. He starts by finding seep willow (also called coyote willow) that grows in clumps near rivers. He cuts ten willow st ...more

How To : Debone a turkey

Mark Trick, a retail meat-cutting instructor, shows how to properly debone a turkey. Carefully peel the skin off the turkey. Make sure you do not tear the skin off. Flip the turkey upside down and cut the wings off by cutting towards the bone. To remove the body cavity, cut al ...more

How To : Make a Voodoo Poppet Doll

Find Your Base Material The base material for your doll can be anything 100% naturally made. Traditionally, sticks and twigs are used. Some people prefer to use corn husks, braided grass or similar items. The choice is yours, the only "rule" is that it be made of 100% natural ...more

How To : Tie a keyhole weave knot

In order to create a Key Hole Weave Knot, you will need: rope or twine. Begin by making a loop. Then, make a second loop next to it. Cross the loops, placing one on top of the other. Weave a free end through the loops. Next, weave the other free end through the loop. Pull the ...more

How To : Cook stuffed veal breast

Stuff veal to add moisture and substance to your meal. Veal should be cooked more like poultry than beef. Make your favorite stuffing and allow it to cool before addressing the veal. Be careful not to overstuff the veal breast. Finally, tie it shut with cooking twine, season a ...more

How To : Tie a double bowline knot step by step

In this Disaster Preparation video tutorial you will learn how to tie a double bowline knot step by step. Robert Segundo, knot tying expert, presents this video. This knot is stronger than the regular bowline knot. When you put a knot on a rope, its strength reduces. This knot ...more

How To : Make a Cuíca Brazilian percussive instument

A Cuíca (pronounced KWEE-kah) is a Brazilian friction drum often used in samba music. This 3 part how to video will teach you to make a Cuíca with household objects. You will need a plastic or paper cup, string or twine, a paper clip and cloth. This is a perfect project for ch ...more

How To : Graft an apple tree

Cityslipper shows you how he uses the cleft grafting method to make a less appealing green apple tree produce better tasting red apples. 10-12 inches long scion wood is collected from the good apple tree while it is dormant. Care is taken not to let the twigs dry out. Selected ...more

How To : Put on a tallit for Jewish prayers

This instructional video, produced by Jewish Pathways, demonstrates how to put on a tallit for Jewish prayers. The tallit (or tallis or tallith) is shawl used for Jewish prayer, worn while reciting morning blessings and well as in the synagogue on Sabbath and holidays. The ta ...more

How To : Truss a chicken like a chef

Check out this video cooking tip from The Chef's Toolbox in Australia. Watch this tutorial to learn how to truss a chicken like a chef. Trussing a chicken is easy with a little twine, see how to do it right here. Points to remember for trussing a chicken: A. Fill the cavity ...more

How To : Make a dream catcher

Make a dream catcher with things you can find around your house by following along with this how-to video! Join host Lisa Bleyaert as she shows you the steps to making this cool Native American piece of art! You will need a wire or thin branch, twine, beads, feathers, scissors ...more

How To : Cook a Perfectly Roasted Chicken

Upon reading the title for this article, I bet you secretly thought to yourself, "Yeah, I've got the perfect way to 'make' roast chicken: I go to the store, and I buy one!" Well, there's no question that there are some really tasty, convenient rotisserie chickens out there, al ...more

How To : Tie a rising sun knot

In this beautifully crafted video by Tiat presents the keyhole weave method of tying the rising sun. Grab about a yard of smooth decorative twine and you are ready to follow along. You will end up tying both the double coin and the ring of coin knots to make create the rising ...more

How To : Keep your tree from dying

First of all you have to check the root which has started circling. Then notice that there is a dark portion at the bottom of the trunk. You can prevent this problem by avoiding to plant too deeply and not to leave in the pot for too long. You have to plant it at the right dep ...more

How To : Make an edible bird house with your kids

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an edible bird house with your kids. You will need: bird seed, 1/2 c flour, 2 tbsp corn meal, scissors, twine, paper plate, ice cream cones, 1 pint milk, raisins, peanut butter, nuts, and graham crackers. Now, poke three holes into your p ...more

How To : Make Thanskgiving corn husk dolls

Corn is a Thanksgiving tradition, and corn husk dolls, like the ones in this how-to video, make great holiday decorations! So set a festive mood this Thanksgiving with a homemade craft. You will need 6 corn husks (dried from craft store), twine, scissors, and the step-by-step ...more

How To : Put up a camping tarp

Learn how to put up a tarp for shade and protection from the rain in this video. First, find two trees with a nice flat spot in between them. Throw a rope up over a limb at least fifteen feet or so high. Now, tie the rope off to itself or to a smaller limb. Next, secure the ro ...more

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