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Money Origami, Flower Edition: 10 Different Ways to Fold a Dollar Bill into a Blossoming Bloom

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 paper receipt for the transaction. The reason was simple—the copper coins used as currency at the time were heavy.

How To: Make cute clip on earrings

This video is for women who have sensitive skin that is prone to keloids. Have you ever wished for some cute clip on earrings? Now you can make your own! This tutorial video will teach you to make your own clip on earrings. Make cute clip on earrings.

How To: Wrap a Stone - Easy Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to wrap a Stone easily (Make Cabochon using Macrame knots). With this style you can make your own amulets, pendants or necklaces, also you can wrap a coins or anything else. It's easy to make and suitable for kids and beginners. I hope you will find this helpful!

How To: Use zig-zag stitch as an overlocking stitch

In this tutorial, we learn how to use a zigzag stitch as an overlocking stitch. First, put your fabric under the sewing machine and place the edge close to the needle. Sew the side of the fabric and when you are done, you will have the overlocking stitch. This will stop your edge from being raw and there won't be any frays on the side, which will reduce unraveling. This is very easy to do and just takes a few minutes. Make sure you prepare your fabric before you do this stitch and you will be...

How To: Fold an origami crane like Scofield's on Prison Break

Some watch Prison Break for the nail-biting drama, others tune in for the origami cranes. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper crane à la Prison Break protagonist Michael Scofield using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own tough-guy paper birds, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Make beaded hoop earrings

Jewelry is one of those major accessories that can help make or break an outfit. From rings to bracelets, jewelry can help describe so much about an individual and what their sense of style can be described as. Sometimes the jewelry can be fun and playful that it doesn't matter how shiny it must be. This tutorial shows you how to make one of those fun and playful pieces of jewelry: beaded hoop earrings. Their nice, fun to look at, and can be fun to make. Enjoy!

How To: Make paper tissue flowers

Decorating using tissue paper is an inexpensive and it is much prettier than streamers. To make tissue paper flower, all that you need is tissue paper of your color. Have two shades of color for contrast to make it more attractive. Cut the tissue paper into half. Take eight sheets and cut them half which gives you sixteen sheets. Take six to eight of those and lay them on top of each other and make corners match up. Now take the tissue paper and fold it over half inch to one inch and then fol...

How To: Knit an English knit stitch

This video will show you how to make a knit stitch using the English method. Anything you knit is made up of knit stitches and purl stitches. So, you once to learn this stitch you are on your way to mastering the craft. The English method means that you will be holding the working yarn with your right hand. Knitter who use this style of knitting are often called, "throwers".

How To: Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to this guide: Materials, Making the Rings, Weaving the Rings, and Making the shirt.

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: Sew knitted pieces together using a whip stitch and other stitches

Tie loose ends together - in the literal and original sense sense of the phrase - by sewing together the ends and/or hems of your knitting projects like a pro. Whether you're fusing together two pieces of wool-knitted cloth to form the back of a beautiful winter sweater or just want to join patchwork knits into a rasta-cool beanie, knowing how to stick pieces together is integral for a tidy project.

How To: Quilt a 45 degree angle

Watch this short quilting video to cut a 45 degree angle precisely. When sewing quilts with large triangle patterns, cutting your fabrics precisely can be vital to the geometric vitality of your quilt. Follow these instructions to keep your colonial quilt from drifting off center.

How To: Create an amazing 3D paper design

This video shows us how to create an amazing 3D design using a single sheet of paper. You will need: cutter printed template of the 3D design. Procedure: Download the template using this link. Print the template. Cut all the solid lines on the template. Fold all the broken lines on the template as shown. Arrange the paper in such a way that it looks like the 3D design shown on the video. Follow these steps and you will have your very own amazing 3D paper design!

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