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How To: Make a squash fold-out mini book

The narrator starts by explaining what a squash book is. A squash is designed to keep photos, journalling or what ever you like. To start we require a 4x4 pattern paper and 3x3 chipboard. We then glue the chipboard onto the pattern paper. We then cut the corners of the pattern paper. We then fold the flap in and glue down. We repeat this to form another cover. Next we grab a 6x6 pattern paper, we then complete a series of folds. One diagonal, half horizontal and half vertical folds. We repeat...

How To: Stain white paper to look antique

This video demonstrates how to stain a white sheet of paper and make it look antique. You'll need two tea bags (an extra one if the other tears open. Place the paper to be stain on a tissue or newspaper to avoid a mess. Take half a tumbler of hot water and dip a tea bag until the color becomes dark orange. Take out the tea bag and gently wipe all over the sheet of paper and also dab gently on the applied parts for a darker stain in some regions to look natural. Repeat this process by turning ...

How To: Make a Japanese paper orb

Kirigami is a variation of origami where the artist is allowed to make small cuts in the paper (from Japanese "kiru" = to cut, "gami" = paper). This allows more complex designs, such as these Japanese paper orbs! They are fast and fun to make and can be hung from your ceiling as original home decor. Learn how to fold them in this narrated video demonstration.

How to Make: Christmas Sparkly Poinsettia Lattice Card

This card is so easy to make and very eyecatching with its sparkle, not to much but just enough to give it a good twinkle. This cardmaking tutorial shows you how to make a gorgeous Sparkly Poinsettia Christmas Lattice Card, ideal for someone special. This card looks like it is a tricky one but infact it is quick and easy to put together.

How To: Fold a geometric origami salt cellar

Want a super awesome way to serve your salt and pepper that's not in your run-of-the-mill salt and pepper shakers? Then try popping your table seasonings into this awesome geometric salt cellar. It has four different compartments for you to place whatever you like tossing on your food.

How To: Make a bear pop-up card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a bear pop-up card. First, draw a big bear face on a 4x6 card. After this, fold the card in half so the face is in half. From here, use scissors to cut along the mouth line up until you reach the nose. After this, bend that flap up and down so it's creased and will flip both ways easily. After this, open the card back up and push the nose of the bear into the top. Then, close the card again and the nose will pop up from the page, enjoy!

How To: Make a pop-up concertina money card

In this video, we learn how to make a pop-up concertina money card. To start, you will first need to take a piece of paper and measure your money on the inside of the paper. Then, cut this out in a strip and cold your money in half lengthwise. After this, measure the depth out from the center using a ruler. Then, fold the paper in half and on the sides where you marked. Then, you will cut three holes in the middle of the paper and these will hold the money in. Stick the bill in the middle of ...

How To: Make a shadow box frame

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a shadow box frame. First, grab a regular picture frame and remove everything from the frame. Next, remove the metal pegs that are around the sides. From here, grab a piece of card stock and draw the outline of the glass onto it with a pencil. Then, extend the edges of the box out on the paper. From here, you will cut it out and then bend it into a box. From here, add the picture and anything else you want inside of the box. Stick double sided tape insid...

How To: Make a decorative tissue box cover

In this video, we learn how to make a decorative tissue box cover. First, you will need to get a piece of paper in your choice of color and set your tissue box on top of it. Use different colors of paper to trace out the edges of the box and then you will tape them all together. Make edges off the paper when you trace them so they fold over. When finished, you will put this onto the tissue box. You can also decorate this with any accessories that you would like to add a personal touch to the ...

How To: Make an origami dollar heart

This video shows viewers how to create a heart out of a simple dollar bill. First, you should take the dollar bill and fold a triangle from one corner to the bottom edge of the bill, repeating this step on the next closest edge. Then, create a pyramid-like fold to make a smaller triangle in the paper. This is repeated on the other corners of the bill as well. Next, fold the bill in half and take the small pieces of the bill which are not part of the triangle and fold it over to create a squar...

How To: Cut acrylic on the Cricut Expression

In this video, we learn how to cut acrylic on the Cricut Expression. First, you will need to have an acrylic cutter installed on your Cricut Expression. Now, place the acrylic on the mat and insert the mat into your machine. After this, choose the type of cut you want, then make sure the blade depth is at six and the pressure is at maximum. Now you can start to cut the acrylic, and when it's finished, it will pop back out of the machine and be finished! You can then use the acrylic for what p...

How To: Hack the HTC DROID ERIS smartphone's cardboard box into the Android Bot logo

This is actually quite amazing. If you own an HTC DROID ERIS cell phone, then that cardboard container it came in can be turned into that tiny, but terrific Google Android Bot. The Android Bot logo is known across the world now, and it's odd that their box can be broken down perfectly to recreate it. Was this on purpose, or accident? Anyway, Nextraker found the secret, and he's going to show you how it's down. With just a few basic cuts, you too can have your own little green Bot.

How To: Make a paper flower pot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper flower pot. First, fold your paper into a triangle then crease and unfold. Next, fold the paper in half to make a rectangle, then crease and unfold. Do this on the other directions, making creases for each. Now, flip the paper over and make a triangle, then crease and unfold. As you unfold, push the sides in, the squish down to make a square piece. Fold the open end of the square base to the opposite corner, then fold a triangle from the top in t...

How To: Make mini paper square boxes

In this tutorial, we learn how to make mini paper square boxes. First, grab a piece of paper and fold two ends in so they touch in the middle. After this, fold the bottom up so it covers the triangles and they meet at the middle. Crease the edges, then cut down the edges on both sides where the crease is. Next, fold the sides in so you have a shape that looks like a sword. After this, fold the sides up, then fold the other sides in. When finished, push the creases in and you will form a box, ...

How To: Make paper look 200 years old using coffee

In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper look like it's 200 years old using coffee. First, take a regular piece of copy paper and then use a paint brush to paint a cup of coffee over the entire piece of paper. Use a blow dryer to dry the paper, then brush several more coats onto the paper until the brown looks like it' realistic. To finish, use distressed marks over the paper, then use a blow dry to dry off the entire thing. To finish, apply a couple more coats of coffee to the paper, the...

How To: Make a stencil

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a stencil. The materials needed for this project are: contact paper, scissors and a pencil. Begin by drawing the design, shape letter or number on the contact paper. Make sure to draw the stencil on the back of the paper and make it reversed. When finished drawing, carefully cut out the design. To use it, simply peel off the invisible paper and place it onto the surface of the artwork. Then trace over it. This video will benefit those viewers ...

How To: Fold a paper plane in less than 30 seconds

Looking for something to toss at your teacher but don't have much time while her back is turned? No problem! You can assemble this paper airplane in the time it takes for her to write her name on the chalkboard. In 30 seconds or less you will have a totally flyable airplane to send flying through your chemistry class.

How To: Fold card embellishments from tea bag sized paper

With just eight little pieces of paper, each the size of tea bags, you can make a card embellishment to make your greeting cards more beautiful and elegant. This video series provides you with four different techniques for folding a card embellishment from tea bag bits of paper. The stars and other designs are perfect for any card or scrapbooking flair, also it could be great for Christmas decorations. Check out all four videos for all four techniques.

How To: Do the Cuttlebug 'smoosh' technique

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to do the Cuttlebug 'smoosh' technique. For this project you will need a brayer, ink pad, an embossing folder and a Cuttlebug. Ink the brayer well and with it apply the ink on the embossing folder. Make sure the ink is applied thoroughly on the whole surface. Get the Cuttlebug ready, place the card stock inside the embossing folder, place a couple of ‘C’ plates in the Cuttlebug, put the embossing folder with one more ‘C’ plate ab...

How To: Make a bowl from recycled paper

In this video, Liz Grotyohann demonstrates how to make decorative bowls from recycled paper. The materials required for the purpose a bowl shaped mold, a blender, a basin of water, a tray, a paper making tool, a sponge, some cloth and any kind of household waste paper like paper bags or junk mail. Liz prefers to use compressed packaging material and lines the bowls with old maps. She wets the map and covers the bowl with it. Pieces of brown paper are put in a blender with water and blended to...

How To: Make an envelope for a 3 x 3 card

Sending loved ones letters in the mail isn't what it used to be, especially with e-mails and text messages playing a big part. But for those who still do so, you may have a problem trying to fit certain sized cards into enevelopes. This video focuses on 3x3 cards specifically and how to make an envelope for them. Enjoy!

How To: Make a boring paper clip into a really fun spinner

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a plain paper clip into a spinner. The materials required for this spinner are a paper clip and a pair of pliers. Take the paper clip and straighten it. Now use the pliers to bend the tip of the clip at 90 degrees. Then bend it 90 degrees to left side and start bending the wire into a circular shape. The shape will look like a pretzel. Now bend the end tip of the wire 90 degrees to the opposite direction of the first bend. You should end up wi...