Decorative dragonflies are usually associated with little girls' shams and pink backpacks also plastered with iron-on hearts and happy faces. But you don't have to be ten years old to enjoy the dainty beauty of these winged creatures.
There's a lot of paper-art, paper-craft, paper-design on the web, but rarely do you see something that truly transcends the material. Stunning paper chandeliers by Dutch artist Paula Arntzen.
Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto's medium of choice is none other than your simple household table salt, fragile and completely ephemeral. Yamamoto creates beautiful installations with the medium, salt being a strong symbol in Japanese death culture (as well as several other cultures around the world: Hinduism, Catholicism, Egyptian and Aztec mythology).
Ryan Palser is an artist. His Fallout 3 weapons (the AER-9 laser rifle and the A3-21 plasma rifle) are so finely crafted, you've gotta ask yourself: how is it that somebody spends that much time and skill on a make-believe weapon, a prop? Palser must be one of the biggest Fallout 3 fans ever. Fantastic work.
Somehow delicious desserts in gnarly packaging always warrant a head turn. It's a delightful anomaly: apply extreme culinary mastery to create something that tastes great, but looks like a heap of horror. As we're approaching Valentine's day, here's another example of stomach-churning dessert to share with your sweetie (if your sweetie is the Zombie loving type). Expertly crafted by Helga Petrau-Heinzel, a collection of hyperrealistic human entrails made with marzipan (ew. ew. ew.):
Korean artist Cheong-ah Hwang creates three-dimensional paper art by layering pieces of cut paper upon pieces, decoupage-style. The paper bird is fantastic, as well as her Obi Wan Kenobi & more. Scroll down for process photos.
12 amazing dog-shaped cakes via Odee.
You don't have to go the boring route with Christmas lights this year. Try hacking them, or better yet see if you can replicate this Tron-themed optical illusion made by WonderHowTo favorite Brusspup. Good luck... looks like it took some serious time and patience to get it right. More from Brusspup:
After stumbling across artist Sarah Frost's legion of scrupulously folded paper guns, our interest here at WonderHowTo was instantly piqued. After all, our library has 300+ paper gun tutorials, and we're fascinated with the surrounding subculture.
In this tutorial, we learn how to color a sugar crafted lily petal. Insert your paste onto a green wire, then cover the paste with clear edible glue. Then, place the piece into yellow sugar sprinkles. After this, create your petals out of gum paste and push down on the edges to create a petal shape and feeling. Next, apply the glue onto the center of the flower and add this onto the piece that you just made, wrapping it around. After this, wait for it to dry and you will have a beautiful lily...
In this how-to video, you will learn how to make your own hand-crafted snowman. You will need two Styrofoam balls, tooth picks, a white sock, plaid fabric, orange pipe cleaner, black fabric paint, pins, hot glue or tacky glue, twigs, buttons, red baby socks, and any other decorations you want. Place a tooth pick to connect the two balls. Insert the balls into the sock and cut the excess. Next, pin the sock to the balls. Cut the scarf from the plaid fabric and wrap around the snowman. Now, cut...
Mission 24 is yet another one of the branching-off points in StarCraft 2's lovingly crafted campaign game. This video will show you how to beat the Shatter the Sky level with expert commentary to guide you.
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.
Love soda pop? Then you'll certainly have a good time folding this easy/intermediate origami soda pop bottle. It's the perfect conversation piece to add to your tabletop and can be crafted within a matter of minutes.
Combine lathering up and exfoliating in the shower with these salted watermelon slices. Crafted to resemble and smell like deliciously scented watermelon taffy, these melt and pour soaps are piled with sea salt to give your skin a good, thorough scrub.
Christmas means decorating trees with store-purchased ornaments and tinsel, decorating stairwells with store-purchased garlands, and decorating the exterior of your house with store-purchased lights. These days everything you need can be puchased pre-made somewhere, and while that saves us time, what happened to the good ol' days when we crafted ornaments out of popsicle sticks and strung cranberries on a string?
Want to scare the living daylights out of all your friends and family this Halloween? Then dress up like a clown or a doll. Either one will do. Watch this makeup tutorial to learn how to get a "sexy" doll/clown look that's reminiscent of those creepy dool eyes crafted so exquisitely they make the doll almost look...alive (cue spooky music).
Ana Maria, an art student and origami expert, delicately explains and exhibits how to fold an origami cicada. The only material required is a perfectly square piece of paper, which is also known as origami paper. There are only seven easy steps or folds to create the paper-crafted bug; all of which are shown in plain detail by the artist. Every fold has another fold or edge to use as a guideline, so this simple creation should result in being very neatly accomplished.
According to a study released 6/24/08 by PLoS Medicine, watching a video in an STD clinic waiting room can reduce the risk for a new STD by almost 10%. In a large multi-center intervention trial, Dr. Lee Warner from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention and a team of researchers at different institutions in the U.S. studied the effect of a carefully crafted, 23-minute waiting room video on the risk for new STDs among 40,000 patients in 3 STD clinics in the country. This is brought to...
Two ladies are discussing how to prepare to decoupage a wooden bangle bracelet. They are using a broad wooden bangle crafted from birch wood that can be purchased at a local craft store and printed tissue paper, for example, one in an animal print. This is part one of a three part series.
Tune into this hot dog how-to video and watch host Scott Herbert get frank about his passion for Chicago-style hot dogs. Also, learn the secret to a frosty root beer float that's especially sweet when made with Whole Foods Market's 365 Everyday Value root beer crafted with cane sugar, not high fructose corn syrup.
News: Apple Releases iOS 14.6 for iPhone, Introduces Voice Unlock After Restart, Apple Card Family, Podcast Subs & More
Apple released the latest version of its iPhone OS, iOS 14.6, today, Monday, May 24. This latest update (build number 18F72) introduces new features like unlocking your iPhone with Voice Control after a restart, Apple Card Family support for up to five people, and subscription support for shows in Podcasts.
In this beautifully crafted video by Tiat presents the keyhole weave method of tying the rising sun. Grab about a yard of smooth decorative twine and you are ready to follow along. You will end up tying both the double coin and the ring of coin knots to make create the rising sun. But, fear not, the demonstration is clear and simple to follow.
Crochet a little special something for the little ones in your life! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to crochet an adorable cow finger puppet. These small items would be perfect as party gifts, gift wrap toppers, or stocking stuffers! Warm the hearts (and fingers) of those you love with a special hand crafted finger puppet.
Adorn any headband, broach, pair of earrings, or pendant with these adorable handmade paper flowers! Learn how to make these precious accessories step by step using this two-part video tutorial as a guide. Step out in style & unique to your friends by dressing up regular store-bought accessories with your own hand crafted creations!
If you're interested in creating a dosimeter using simple tools, take a look at this video. Using a digital camera, a plastic scintillator, and some tape a radiation dosimeter can be crafted allowing for radiation information to be collected with simple materials.
By using the Sweet Treat cups, cardstock and a few extra crafting supplies, you can incorproate delicious jelly beans (or any other small, autumn-colored candy) into a crafted paper turkey. This is a great little decoration to put on the kids' table this Thanksigving season!
We're betting that after baking this spaghetti and meatballs cupcake you'll accidentally bite into it expecting savory meat, spices, and palate-warming spaghetti.
Have you ever been curious about how a guitar goes from a couple slabs of wood, to a beautiful hand crafted instrument? In this two-part video series, learn how these precious instruments are made from start to finish. In two parts, witness the adding of kerfing, inlaying the tail wedge, the installation of the binding, and construction of the back, the soundboard, the fretboard, and the bridge.
Here is a quick video on how to make encased stringers for glass beads. This is a great way to add fancy stringer decoration to your glass beads. These lampworking instructions demonstrate how to add thin ropes of color and pattern embedded in the molten glass bead. Use this technique to make finely crafted glass jewelry such as beads for necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Try a quilting experiment to make a radical change to your hand crafted quilt. In this video, the original quilt was much larger, and has been cut down to groups of 9 blocks. See how a different swath of fabric is sewn right through the center of the quilt.
Watch this video tutorial on how to make a card organizer. You will need one large pice of cardstock to make this paper box. Use double stick tape to hold the joints together. When finished, you will enjoy having this homemade box to keep your hand crafted greeting cards.
This is a video puzzle tutorial on how to solve the Right Brain Teaser made by Channel Craft, which some people would call the game device of cruel torture.
This video tutorial shows how to decorate a hand-crafted cover for a basic composition notebook. Learn how to spruce up a dull notebook with craft paper.
Check out this series of metalworking videos showing blacksmithing techniques to create a hand crafted fiber optic lighted chandelier. This video shows the forging and hot bending of the arms for the chandelier.
These Mediterranean fig tree desserts are what Fig Newtons wish they could be. Crafted out of puff pastries wrapped around figs and then stuffed with mascarpone cheese, these babies are a wonderfully delicious way to end your meal. Also, spices like nutmeg and cinnamon add a sweet flavor as well as antioxidants to the dessert dish.
Expand your crafting horizons and learn how to make this cute little box creation! In this video, learn from Angie Kennedy of My Chic n Scratch (and who is also a certified Stampin' Up! demonstrator] how to make a scallop hugs box,. This mini hugs box is perfect to give to someone you'd like to hug! Make an impression with this adorable hand crafted gift idea!
Remember those delicious candy necklaces from childhood? Well, in this tutorial, learn how to make a healthier alternative.
In this video a Peruvian Inka necklace is begun by selecting and washing precious stones. The stones begin as varied sizes and irregular shapes. These stones are then coarsely ground down to the desired size and shape. Finer grinders are used to get the exact shape and make the stones smooth. The polishing of the stones comes next. After much polishing these stones are ready to be placed in handcrafted Peruvian Inka necklaces. Each of these tedious steps are shown in abbreviated video clips o...
If you have ever thought about making a paper-bag album for artist trading cards, this is the video for you. Ozsomenurse captures this in a simple video saving you money. The required materials are easy to acquire. They are all available at your local craft store. This video provides very descriptive and easy to follow instructions. The finished product is a cute, hand-crafted album for your artist trading cards.