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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: Frame a sports jersey

Want to hang that sports jersey proud above your bed, but framing is too expensive? Save some money by framing it yourself and learn from a master. In this step-by-step video tutorial by Vivian Kistler, learn how to frame your basketball, baseball, soccer, or football jersey without leaving your house. Vivian Kistler is an MCPF (Master Certified Picture Framer) and GCF (Guild Commended Framer) and has traveled worldwide giving seminars on picture framing and has written over 28 books on the s...

How To: Make paper look antique in 5 easy steps

This video gives tips on how to make paper look antique in 5 easy steps. Step one is to smear the paper with the oil of olives. Step two is to place the paper in the microwave for more than 2 minutes. The video demonstration set the microwave at 2 minutes 30 seconds. Step 3 is to pull the paper out of the microwave after cooking for more than 2 minutes. Step 4 is to roll the paper. The video demonstration used a rolling pin to roll the paper on a counter top. Step 5 is to make the paper dry. ...

How To: Prepare the mixture for paper mache

In this video, we learn how to prepare the mixture for paper mache. First, take a cup of flour and a cup of warm water and mix it together until well combined and a paste is made. Add in more water or flour if needed to make the right consistency. After you have done this, continue to mix until there are no flour lumps left in the mixture. Once you are finished, use this to dip your newspaper into so you can correctly make your paper mache. Make sure it's not too thick or too thin so you have...

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 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 a 3D paper city

Learn how to make a three dimensional city from a sheet of paper. Start with a flat drawing of a city scape and a sharp X-acto knife. Cut along each vertical line of each window. Cut along each horizontal line of each window. Be very precise and do not cut past the end of the line. Cut out arches of doorways. Make incisions along horizontal lines of buildings. Cut along horizontal lines of stairs. Do not cut along any dotted lines. Once done cutting, begin folding. Fold along dotted lines. Cr...

How To: Make a Papercraft Rolex Watch

UK-based artist Matthew Nicholson is a man of many talents: designer, photographer, professional free runner and papercraft engineer—and in the latter of which, he generously posts free downloadable DIY kits for your folding pleasure.

How To: Make watermarks in paper for security

Don't fret too much if your watermark is barely noticeable when you're finished with this project - the less obvious it is, the better a job you've done. Watermarkers are present in many types of paper, especially the monetary kind. If you hold up a ten dollar bill you'll see a watermark of Thomas Jefferson's face on the right, proving the bill is real.

How To: Make a paper hat to wear on your head

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fold a paper hat. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Begin by folding the paper horizontally in half. Then fold it vertically in half. Now open the fold and fold down the top corners to the center to form a triangle top point. Then fold the bottom flap over the edge of the triangle point. Do the same on the other side. Now open the bottom to shape the hat. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in making origami, and w...

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 folded paper hat out of spare newspaper

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a folded paper hat out of newspaper. First, take your newspaper and fold it in half length wise. Next, take and fold the corners into the center, pressing the creases down. Next, take the bottom corners and fold it up to hold the paper into place. Flip the paper over and fold it up on the other side as well. Now, fold the corners in on both sides and fold the paper up one more time on both sides. Open up the middle and you will be left with an easy paper...

How To: Make a Post-it note and pen holder

This tutorial paper craft video will teach you how to make an exceptionally cute post it note holder that also holds a pen. This is a cute idea for the office or for at home, and your friends and family will surely be impressed by your skill with paper products.

How To: Make a paper flower ball with origami

With this guide, you'll learn how to make a folded-paper flower balls with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own decorative flower balls, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Make a circle shaped card

This is a video about how to make a greeting card in circle shape. First take the card and fold it into half. Next take the colluzle and place it on the card. Mark a circle using colluzle on the card. Cut the card on the marking and leave some space at the folding of card. Take the design paper to place on the card. Next cut the design paper in round shape. Make sure that the shape should smaller than the card you have already prepared. Next stick the design paper to card. Next take one ribbo...

How To: Make papier-mâché

In elementary school, we all experienced the wonders of papier mâché, that wonderfully malleable mixture of paper and glue (or maybe paper, flour, and water). Once it hardens, it's a homemade work of art. And homemade papier mâché is art on the cheap, allowing your imagination to soar without breaking your budget.

How To: Fold a two-piece jet paper airplane

Watch this instructional paper craft video to fold a paper airplane called the two-piece jet. The two-piece jet airplane is a sharp, fast flyer. This is an intermediate origami project. You will need two pieces of origami paper to fold the two-piece jet. Fold a two-piece jet paper airplane.

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