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How To: Create the farthest flying paper airplane

In this video, we learn how to make the farthest flying paper airplane. First, you will lay the paper flat and fold in two sides on the top. Then, fold it in half and keep folding the plane in. After this, you will see the wings become smaller and smaller. Once you fold this up until you cannot fold it in anymore, you will be able to throw this and make it fly! This will be really thin so it will go further and further. This will fly across the room easily and make everyone jealous they don't...

How To: Tie a slip, slide and lark's head knot for jewelry

Knotting techniques are essential to learn for cord, leather, or even wire jewelry. A professional looking knot serves functional purposes, and can eliminate the need for clasps, closures, or attaching pieces. Learn how to tie a slip, slide, and lark's head knot by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To: Make a paper flower mistletoe kissing ball

To make a paper flower mistletoe kissing ball, cut leaf petal shapes out of green paper. Apply glue to white wire berries and attach them in between four paper petals. Wrap the ends of the petals with wire to secure the bouquet. Adjust the leaves as desired. Snip the excess wire with wire cutters. Insert the mistletoe bouquet into a Styrofoam ball. Repeat until the ball is completely covered in mistletoe bouquets. Attach a red bow to the top of the mistletoe ball. Finally, add string to hang ...

How To: Make a crane from a folded sheet of computer paper

Down on your luck? Drowning in printer paper? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a lucky paper crane or swan using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper birds, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Origami a tetrahedron with one piece of paper

Check out this how-to video if you want to origami a tetrahedron with a rectangular shaped paper. Maybe you are an expert at origami or maybe you don't know the first thing about origami; either way, check out this fun, origami instructional video for mastering a tetrahedron with a rectangular shaped paper.

How To: Origami a tetrahedron

Are you interested in the Japanese art of paper folding, Origami? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to origami a piece of paper into a triangular pyramid, also known as a tetrahedron This technique is also great for making a triangle for other origami models.

How To: Make a homemade wallet

Making your own homemade wallet can be a fun and rewarding hobby. Get your sewing machine out and you can add your own style and personality to your wallet. Learn how to make a homemade wallet from a professional seamstress in this free sewing and crafts video series.

How To: Crochet a puffy spike crochet square

The author of this video explains how to combine a puff stitch and a drop stitch while crocheting a six by six inch square. She goes step by step, first showing how to create a slipknot, and then by showing how many slipknots will be needed in each chain across the square, which make the foundations. She then shows how to make a slipknot of a new thread of yarn, and how to insert it on the hook, into the original chain while creating the puff stitch. The chains are repeated, as are the puff s...

How To: Origami an eagle plane

Fold a paper-plane designed by Joost Langeveld. Origami! Fun pastime & skilled craft. Watch this origami how to video to learn how to fold this eagle plane. With origami, practice makes perfect. So practice those origami folds and you will have a beautiful plane. On my website (http://www.joostlangeveldorigami.nl) there are also diagrams (and a printable explanation) for this plane.

How To: Cut a Nestability Die in a Cuttlebug machine

While embossing machines are marketed to be used brand specifically, all those Nestability dies and embossing folders are completely compatible with a Cuttlebug embossing machine. Make the most of your stamping materials without having to purchase to much of everything. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to use Nestability dies and embossing folders to make die cuts with a Cuttlebug embossing and die-cutting machine.

How To: Emboss on metal to make a metal craft embelishment

Terri Sproul shows how to use a really cool technique to make an embellishment for a card. You first need to find a roll of aluminum that is self adhesive. Work on the back of the aluminum, the side with the adhesive. Use a stamp to lay out your design on the back, by stamping the image on the back. Then you must trace the outside of the image. Use alcohol inks to add color to the aluminum. Then she cuts the image out with her scissors. Then she uses a glue dot to place the piece on a card sh...

How To: Tie four basic knots in jewelry design

To tie the overhand knot, make a loop and pass one end of the string through the loop and tighten by pulling both ends. To tie a double overhand knot, make a loop and pass one end of the string through the loop twice before pulling both ends to tighten the knot. To tie a surgeon's knot, take the left string and bring it over and around the right string twice. Then take the right string over and around the left string and pull both ends to tighten, leaving a complete loop of string below the k...

How To: Origami a paper envelope without glue or tape

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to Origami a paper envelope without glue or tape. Take a piece of paper and fold it in half hamburger style. Fold the open edge of the top sheet of paper back on itself so it reaches the closed edge. Repeat this step again. Give it a good crease, open it up and fold the open edge back to the middle crease and fold it back along the middle crease. This becomes the bar of the bar envelope. Now fold the other open edge of the paper so that ...

News: 50 FREE Papercraft Robot Downloads

One of the greatest things about the internet? Free papercraft downloads. Enjoy Botropolis' collection of 50 fun robots. Just download, print, and assemble. My top ten favorites below. Wall-E. Robocop. Optimus Prime. R2-D2. The Terminator. Poseable Toy Robot. Retro Bot. Godzilla. Poco Bot with 6 rotation points. Robot Owl.

How To: Quilt as you go

This quilt as you go method is really becoming popular and this video shows how you can get in on the action. It's a simple method and you'll see your craft coming together quickly before your eyes. You'll need some backing, many pieces of fabric - widths can be different, but they'll need to be the same length. Check out the quilt as you go method and show off your new found skill! Quilts are a lovely craft and make for an even better gift!

How To: Make a Revealing Flower

This video tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful Revealing Flower. The awesome thing about the Revealing Flower is that you will be able to open and close the petals. It will take 90 pieces of paper. Do not use printer paper. (you might as well use Post-Its) You will also need glue. Here's the video tutorial:

How To: Knit a Spiral Ruffle Scarf

These lovely scarves have different names. I call it the Spiral Ruffle Scarf. It's easy to make and looks great in either a fine or a medium weight yarn. I made mine with softball cotton yarn and size 8 needles. Here are the videos and written directions:

How To: Make a bezel to set a stone or gem for jewelry

A bezel setting is a simple band of metal that simply wraps around the stone or gem. While bezels settings can be purchase premade, making them uniquely ensures a perfect fit, for even the most unusual gemstones. Learn how to craft a bezel setting by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.