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How To: Make a Cricut get well card

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to make a Cricut get well card. Cut out the shape of a dog out of white at 4". Then cut out the ears and nose out of brown also at 4". Cut the dog again in brown at 4" for the background. Now assemble the dog as shown in the video and glue on two Google eyes. For the card base take a 10" x 7" card and fold it in half. Take out a brown sheet at 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" and a striped mat. Now apply glue on the card and assembl...

How To: Make a homemade Diwali greeting card

For this Diwali, try making your own homemade greeting card for family members and friends. You don't need much to make your own card for Diwali (aka Divali, Deepavali or the festival of lights). Even children can make DIY cards with some raw or unused materials. Diwali is a five-day festival, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, and usually occurs from mid-October to mid-November.

How To: Make buttons from paper scraps

This video shows how to make buttons from paper scraps. You need some patterned paper scraps left over from scrapbooking. The best working surface is a Teflon sheet. You also need some shiny glaze product, a pin, and a punch, for example a circle punch, but square, hearts or flowers will do just as well. You need scissors too. Cut or punch out several button shapes. Use a small hole punch to make two holes or four holes in the centre of the button. Use the pin to clear the glaze nozzle. Add t...

How To: Make a pop-up book

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a pop-up book. First, take a piece of paper and fold it in half. From here, take another piece of paper that is the same size and fold it in half. Then, cut small slits in the middle where you folded it. Then, fold these slits into the middle and pop them out from it. Then, fold the paper again and it will be a stand for the middle. Add glue to the middle and then place what you want to pop up onto this. Let it dry and then fold it down. Then, glue the m...

How To: Make a shadow box to display baby shoes

Got precious items you want to keep safe, but are too beautiful to keep wrapped in storage? Then a shadow box is the perfect way to both preserve your item and show it off. Shadow boxes are boxes are enclosed cases used in dioramas that are designed to let light pass in only through one angle so the object will less likely be damaged by light.

How To: Make a paper cap from a half sheet of newspaper

The man on the video explain how to make a cricket cap from just a half sheet of newspaper. You start off with a half sheet of news paper, and fold the sheet in half, and then fold it again into a quarter. Then it shows you to fold down the two tops sides as if you were making a "roof". Then you are to fold the roof to the mid point of the base. You are then told to open the whole sheet of newspaper again, fold in both of the long edges to about 4 cm. You are then to fold the sheet in half wi...

How To: Make Flavored Envelope Glue (And Make Sending Snail Mail Fun Again)

Not a lot of people send letters anymore. It could be because our laptops, smartphones, and tablets have taken over and we communicate electronically now. Or, it could be because envelope glue tastes terrible. If you were considering sending out nice, handmade Valentine's Day cards this year, but were so disgusted by the thought of licking all those envelopes that you changed your mind, you're in luck.

HowTo: Build a Papercraft NSX Super GT Race Car

Is your love of race cars exceeded only by your love of elaborate papercraft? Do you have easy access to industrial-size printers and a surfeit of clean cardboard? If you answered yes to all of the above, odds are you're the Seiko Epson printer corporation, who recently set about assembling an impressive 1:1-scale 3D cardboard replica of a Honda/Acura NSX Super GT race car for the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon:

How To: Make a name card placard with a Cuttlebug

This video card making tutorial shows how to make a name placard, great for social functions. Also demonstrated are how to use a Cuttlebug embossing machine and how to replicate the stamp kissing technique. Watch this instructional video and learn how to make a name card placard.

How To: Craft a duct tape tie

You have paisley ties, you have striped ties, now try a duct tape tie. Duct tape comes in a variety of colors and with the help of one of your boring old ties as and outline, you can have an imaginative new tie that you can be sure no one else has.

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 newspaper tree

The Professor of Silliness returns with some paper. Watch this instructional video to make a tall tree out of newspaper. You need an old newspaper, masking tape, and scissors. Simply lay out the newspaper pages from end to end and tape them together. Then roll it up at a diagonal, starting from one corner, and pack i it into a compact tube. Use tape to keep the tub intact Use the scissors to cut vertical lines half way down the newspaper tube. Pull out the inner most layer and turn your recyc...

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: Build a realistic M16A2 paper gun

This thorough tutorial video series demonstrates how to make a beautiful, realistic paper M16A2 gun. This tutorial is broken up into 8 videos, so be sure to click through all of the chapters for the full tutorial. Paper guns are fun to make and can look very realistic (and perform basic operating functions, too!). Learn how to fold the M16A2 gun out of paper with this paper gun tutorial.