The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a p ...more
What do Hulu Plus, Pandora, and YouTube all have in common? Ads—and lots of them. Sometimes, an advertisement or two isn't a big deal, but when you're bombarded with them daily on your iPhone, they can get old really quick, and might even lead you to delete the apps entirely. ...more
Valentine's Day is a day for love, but it also just happens to be the time when every flower shop in town hikes up their prices. Chocolates are still relatively cheap, but I never understood why you have to give the gift of bigger love handles when something more creative gets ...more
To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann, and folded by YouTuber Germa ...more
All day I dream of eggs: scrambled, poached, over easy, hard-boiled, fried, baked, raw... Okay, the last one is a joke (unless you're Gaston, which means that you eat five dozen of them and you're roughly the size of a barge). But eggs are freaking good in just about any cooki ...more
You've got a great gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Awesome. Now, how are you going to present that lovely gift of yours? Wrapping paper? Cardboard box? Decorative bag? If any of those things are your answer—you're not trying hard enough. If you've got a small gif ...more
Do you want to spice up your relationship and say something romantic on valentine's day? How about saying "I love you" or "I like you" in Vietnamese? This will sound different depending on if a guy or a girl is saying to one another. For a girl to say "I like you" to a guy, sh ...more
Starting towards the end of January, all you see is pink and red hearts for a few weeks every year, and food is no exception. Heart-shaped cookies, candies, and cupcakes are everywhere, but it doesn't stop there—you can find heart-shaped food for every meal of the day. If you ...more
With Valentine's Day looming in our midst, it's high time to start thinking about what you'll be cooking up and crafting for your sweetheart. But instead of spending any money on anything, just keep one thing in mind—everybody loves cold hard cash, even as a valentine gift. So ...more
Valentine's Day is a day full of clichés. Roses, chocolates, and a nice dinner are always at the top of the list, and while there's nothing wrong with any of those things, how...boring. These traditions may be great for florists and the greeting card industry, but for those wh ...more
What better way to express to your sweetheart what love is all about than by giving her an origami rose? Origami roses, unlike the real flowers, last forever (as long as you don't sit on them accidentally) and look beautiful when attached to stems and turned into a bouquet. U ...more
If the whale tail cookies and edible undies weren't naughty enough, you've still got about 24 hours left before Valentine's Day to whip up one of F.A.T. artist Randy Sarafan's step-by-step clap-off bras. Inspired by the electronic singing panties and remote-controlled bras of ...more
Valentine's Day is right around the corner... which is the perfect excuse to ignite your inner cupid and bake a heart-shaped cake. If you have a heart-shaped cake or springform pan, you're all set. If not, don't worry—you don't need one! With a little ingenuity, you'll have a ...more
Craft a crazy three dimensional Slinky-esque heart shaped card. Perfect for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day.
Before Valentine's Day, hone your flower ballooning skills! In this tutorial, learn how to impress a significant other with a wonderful six petal flower balloon. Your Balloon Man, Mr. Fudge, is full of balloon tricks! Be sure to find other balloon videos on WonderHowTo from Mr ...more
Valentine's Day is almost here, and if you're like me, you're scurrying to do something special for your mate. The standard chocolates and flowers just isn't cutting it anymore, and you can only make so many homemade cards before it becomes banal and meaningless. So, what can ...more
Searching for a Valentine's Day gift? Great. That means you have someone to share V-Day with this coming Monday. And you want to get the best gift to show your love. But c'mon—no matter what you get, it's probably enough to woo your lover over, even if it's as simple as a batt ...more
Not sure what to do with that left over streamer paper from a party? Why not save it until Valentine's Day and fashion a bouquet of paper roses out of it? This tutorial will show you how to take that flimsy, colorful party paper and create cute, homemade flowers from it. Foll ...more
This video shows a step-by-step guide for making a Valentine's Day rose out of an empty Coke can (or soda of your choice). All you need is an empty Coca-Cola can (or other soda can), a knife, and a pair of scissors. Video: . Follow the instructions in the YouTube video above a ...more
There are so many cutesy pink, red, and heart-shaped desserts and drinks put out on Valentine's Day, but none of those really get you into a low-light mood. Instead, turn up the heat with one of these aphrodisiac cocktails for grown-ups. What all experts seem to agree on is t ...more
Tell the awesome person in your life how much you love him or her by writing a secret Valentine's Day message in invisible ink, which can then only be revealed by heating the paper over a flame or a hot light bulb. For a more direct approach, show your affection to your favor ...more
Whether you're ready for it or not, Valentine's Day is only a week away. Which means it's prime time to start thinking about gifts (sorry guys, $5 chocolates from the gas station won't do) and Valentine's Day dinner. Treat her to a scrumptious dessert she won't soon forget by ...more
That'd be Valentine's Day, fool. Instructables member Carleyy fuses together licorice laces to create long strands for knitting a pair of edible undies. If you want to get more squirrely, try knitting Carleyy's pattern with ramen noodles. Ouch, these have gotta hurt: Full ins ...more
Video: . Learn how to make a paper modular origami magic rose cube instructions. This is a great modular origami model made by 6 units. The cube (box) may transforming easy for few second into paper rose and vice versa. This is a nice origami figure that you can make for val ...more
This origami video tutorial shows how to make a box with a lid out of two sheets of paper. This fold makes a great gift box for small presents. This is relevant with the upcoming holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah and Valentine's Day all around us. It's also a good idea for add ...more
In the previous article, we learned how to set up our VPS, configure our PHP server, and developed an in-depth understanding of how the payload works. With all that taken care of, we can get into disguising our payload to appear as an image and crafting the note in the greetin ...more
This tutorial video will teach you how to make a tri-folding card that's great for birthdays, Valentine's Day, or any occasion! This card is extremely fun to make and receive.
Make your sweetheart's Valentine's day morning extra special by making heart-shaped fried eggs for breakfast. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make the eggs shaped like a heart.
Special effect makeup, at home and easy. Make fake cuts and slashes for your Halloween haunting! Or any other day of the year, especially Valentine's Day.
It's that time of the year again to add a little bit of sexiness to your wardrobe. So in celebration of Valentines Day, Rob and Corinne visit homemade underwear extraordinaire Clare Bare for lesson on how to make your own undies. Clare Bare's Underwear Pattern: http://www.thr ...more
Make a beautiful heart-shaped hard-boiled egg. Add it to a salad and surprise your Valentine! You'll need an egg, saucepan and cooker, drink carton, pair of scissors, chopstick, and elastic bands. Full instructions are shown in this short and simple video tutorial. Video: .
It may be cheesy, but whipping out an origami flower while you're at the dinner table can really make someone's day, whether it's made out of a napkin, dollar bill, or burger wrapper. It's great for showing your waitress how much you appreciate the service, or for breaking the ...more
This tutorial will show you how to achieve romantic curls. All you need is a curling iron and some helpful advice from Michelle Phan. Create pretty curls for Valentine's Day in no time. Music: 4 am "Kaskade" Atashi Datte Onaji Koto Omotteru yo "ROUND TABLE feat. Nino" I'm ...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
Baking extraordinaire Lily Vanilli has made some just-slightly-too-realistic-to-look-yummy bleeding heart cakes for people to give to their respective beaus on Valentine's Day. While it's pretty tricky to get your hands on one made by Lily herself, you can make one yourself if ...more
Snapchat is in the midst of a massive redesign — one that not everyone loves. Still, it's clear that this is a decision fueled by money, and Snap Inc. believes this redesign will help attract more advertisers. Even so, Snapchat has a few more tricks up their sleeves to make a ...more
Hot date for Valentine’s day & nothing to wear? Create a sexy, strapless, plunge mini dress in a few easy steps! You will need a few simple materials and fabric you like. Gianny L delivers another easy DIY fashion video. The sexy GiannyL demonstrates this DIY closet hack that' ...more
This tutorial it's step by step instructions, so it's very easy to understand it. Don't forget to like, comment and share this project :) Step 1: Watch the Video! Video: . Step 2: Gather Your Supplies! glue scissors 18 cm x 18 cm green cardboard 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm designed pap ...more
It's nice to have a drink on an airplane, whether you're taking a flight somewhere fun or for work. However, what's not so nice is the high prices and relatively bad quality of the liquor that's available. If that's what's holding you back from having a nice tipple, never fea ...more
Ditch the cheesy champagne, roses and chocolate this Valentine's Day and go D.I.Y. for your sweetheart. Blog Lavender and Limes posts a simple HowTo on sewing these oh-so-cute felt conversation hearts. You will need: A few color choices of both felt and embroidery thread Nee ...more
Hearts are fairly easy to cut out of paper, but origami hearts take a little more work, and that means more appreciation from their recipient. Even better, flying origami hearts. What better way to tell your loved one you care on Valentine's Day than with some bat-winged heart ...more
This is the first Learn With Me Show hosted by Vivien. This Valentine's Day Special Show teaches you how to make a pretty Ribbon Rose. All you need are some nice wide ribbons, some metal wire, some green sticky tapes and a pair of scissors.
Make your cakes look delectable and tempting by piping these easy floral chocolate shapes. You can make any designs you'd like, but check out the video to learn the technique. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, you can make dozens of these and toss them on top of cupcakes fo ...more
Valentine's Day is near, and Judy Topaz has the perfect project for you… a knitted heart. If you want to add a little bit of sweetness to your scarf, sweater or other knitting project, then this knitted heart will surely do the trick. Just make sure to choose a good yarn for g ...more
This origami chocolate bar, which is realistically divided into mini bite-sized pieces and has a Dairy Milk blue packaging, is a difficult fold, but so worth it. Give it to your sweet-toothed sweetheart on Valentine's Day for a treat without the calories. Just be careful that ...more
At its core, Valentine's Day is about love, the act of loving, and harmony. So it only makes sense to give your amor a heart-shaped token of your affection this Valentine's Day. Take a gander at this origami folding video to learn how to put together a small origami heart.
Learn another way how to make a friendship bracelet with hearts. Great gift for Valentine's Day! You need: 8 strands of embroidery floss, 40 inches long.. Video: .
This video will teach you how to make an incredibly cute Valentine's Day card. This card tucks in itself to serve the purpose of both envelope and card, although an envelope should still be used for mailing it. All your valentines will know that you love them when you make thi ...more
Drugstore valentines? Pssh, why would you want to get the same cards every other kid is passing around on Valentine's Day when you can make your own? This video shows how to origami a heart-shaped valentine, equipped with an arrow shot through the center of the heart. It's ju ...more
It's early afternoon, Valentine's Day, which means today's the day to show a little loving. So, if you've got someone special and you're fresh out of ideas, not to worry, there's still time. Here's the plan: skip out of work early, pick up a turkey baster, some vodka, a box o ...more
Remember those gold old days when you would craft bunches of red and pink valentines at home with your mom from construction paper and then tote them to school, bursting with excitement to see what pretty cards you'd receive in your Valentine's Day mailbox? Relive those tende ...more
The blood-soaked anatomical heart cake too Hannibal Lecter for you? Then take your basic heart-shaped cookie from G to PG-13. It's brilliantly simple. Flip a your cookie upside down, fill in some frosting, add a line of piping, and you've got edible whale tail, just in time fo ...more
In this video, we're instructed in the art of a Valentine sushi roll, a perfect little gift that's easy to prepare, and sweet even in non-Valentine's Day circumstances. Video: . With the main mix including crab, tobiko, tempura, and mayo, stirred together, we then add the rice ...more
There's nothing like a greeting card to turn a frown upside down. In this day and age of emails and text messages, making your own greeting cards for someone can mean so much. From Valentine's Day to Christmas, greeting cards are a way to thank, welcome, congratulate, and even ...more
The art of floral arrangement is a fun & valuable skill. Dana Plazyk lends useful tips and tricks on making simple flower arrangements. You'd never know that making a topiary would be so easy! Dana uses a wired rose petal garland to create a centerpiece which is perfect for a ...more
Now that Valentine's Day is only a month away, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to be surprising your sweetheart. While a bouquet of red roses and a box o' chocolates is always a good call, you can make your gift much more personal by adorning a package or a ...more
Make a heart for your love for the Valentine's Day! Difficulty: easy. WHAT YOU NEED: Printing paper (A4 or Letter) 3 minutes free time Video: .
If you have zero baking skills but still want to make something sugary and sweet for your sweetheart this Valentine's Day, invest in a heart-shaped metal cookie cutter. From there, you can easily whip up heart-shaped finger sandwiches made out of sliced strawberries and melte ...more
Paint your nails with hearts for Valentine's Day. This easy to follow video shows how to get a great Valentine's Day look with just five simple steps: 1. First paint your nails with your favorite red color. 2. Apply a second coat of red to one nail. 3. While the red polish is ...more
Whether it's for Valentine's Day or you simply want to send a note to someone in a unique way, a secret message inside of a seemingly untouched raw egg is the perfect way to go. Simply poke holes on both ends of the raw egg (make sure to make a bigger hole on the wider end) a ...more