ThreadBanger's Corinne visits with Luca of Lolibomb to learn how to make winter-inspired vegan beauty products in a DIY fashion. Way to save some money on gifts! In just fifteen minutes and a few easy steps, make an animal-friendly body butter for your best buds with these ingredients: cocoa butter, hazelnut oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, liquid glycerin, distilled water, and a vitamin E preservative of your choice. Add the body butter to a decorative jar and you have a great gift that m...
Take a look at the first place winner's tutorial on making a dress out of old tees for the Generation-t tee recon contest! Follow along with the steps in this fashion design video and make your very own quick and easy dress.
If you don't know exactly what goes on during Hanukkah, this series of videos will set you straight. Hanukkah is the most recognized Jewish holiday, right around Christmastime, and Chaim from Maoz Israel is going to show you some traditional customs that are performed during the eight days of Hanukkah 2010. Learn about the menorah, sufgaiyots, the mysterious dreidel and the traditional Chanukah songs.
Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast.
CONTEST ENDED: WINNERS ANNOUNCED This contest has ended and winners have been announced. To see who won, check out our quick winners post. Thanks to everyone for submitting their ideas!
Whether you've stumbled upon an interesting location you want to bookmark for later, need to remember where you park your bicycle or vehicle, or want to keep track of your favorite food truck locations, Apple Maps makes it easy.
The Disney Princesses are all great ideas for Halloween costumes if you want to look really pretty. If Jasmine is your favorite, watch this video to learn how to create an awesome makeup look to go along with your costume that will make you look like the actress that would have played her in the live-action movie.
Hosting a Halloween party and looking for some inspiration? ThreadBanger's Decor It Yourself is here to help with a few spooky ideas that can be thrown together at home and for cheap! Projects include eerie terrariums, adding red to the eyes in your portrait wall art, and bloody-ing up your shower curtain like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
Herbs are an incredible addition to your garden. This week, Meg talks about some of her favorite herbs and shows us how-to make a new moon herb tincture! Follow along with the advice in this video gardening lesson and start incorporating fresh herbs into your cooking!
This week on Threadbanger , we have T shirt reconstruction guru Megan Nicolay on the show. Just in time for summer, the author of Generation-T gives us one of her favorite t shirt lessons from her world renowned book.Learn how to make a halter top in minutes plus a look at some Threadbanger viewer creations.
Special Guest Threadbanger Ryan Moore shows us how to make a pair of summer shorts from an old pair of jeans and fellow threadbangers share their ideas and projects. This video sewing lesson is a quick and handy renewable fashion tip. Follow along with the steps and beat the heat.
There are few projects that are so simple, and so immediately rewarding, as learning to play a favorite song on the guitar. Not only is it a wonderful way to pass the time but, by learning to play your favorite songs and riffs, you'll be better able to articulate (and otherwise translate) your musical ideas into great-sounding songs. In this guitar lesson, you'll learn how to play "Girls Got Rhythm" by AC/DC. While this tutorial is geared towards intermediate players, guitarists of all skill ...
Looking to give a personalized gift for a birthday or for the holidays? How about a personalized bar of soap, specific to your friend or family's style? In this episode of ThreadBangers's Decor It Yourself, Meg visits Bobbie Thomas, an editor for the "Today Show" and learns how to make your own soap, and how to customize it to be just about any color, shape, or size!
This tutorial assumes you've already set up your Facebook account, and are looking for tips and ideas on how to create a profile. Create a page for yourself, your business, your favorite group or any other organization you want to spotlight.
School lunches are either super oily and disgusting (pizzas with a thick layer of oil on top or double cheeseburgers) or far too healthy for any kid to want to eat (lackluster salads with iceburg lettuce, tomatoes, and ranch). This causes a dilemma for kids who want to eat healthy without sacrificing taste.
Imagine… your friend is drinking an ice-cold soda out of his/her styrofaom cup, and everything's fine, until… it's starts leaking everywhere! It could be utterly hilarious, or disastrously evil, depending on who your target is.
Watch this video fashion design lesson to see who took second place in the Generation-t tee recon contest with how-to make a wrap shirt. All you need is two t-shirts and the steps, so follow along and get sewing.
Watch this fashion design lesson to see who took third place in the Generation-t tee recon contest with a how-to for making a no-sew fringe halter top!
This week Meg takes us back in time and shows us how to make an amazing Starburst mirror. Follow along with the home interior how-to video, and learn how to add a little vintage flair to your own home decor.
Running out of costume ideas for your next Halloween? How about a tutu-clad ballerina, french maid, pirate or fairy? Or if you're brave enough, why not wear a tutu to the supermarket? ThreadBanger shows us how to make a tutu out of an old petticoat, some tool, and ribbon... This project takes a while to complete, but once done, you'll be the bell of the Halloween ball! And isn't that worth any amount of sewing?
ThreadBanger pays homage to the movie "Fame" by showing us how to make the perfect "80's-tastic" duffel bag out of old umbrellas. With this thrifty idea, you will need a few umbrellas (broken is fine), scissors, a square pattern, a sewing machine, a zipper, and anything handy that will work as a strap. Use your new custom duffel bag to carry all your leotards or dance shoes in, or make a statement on your way to the video store to rent "FAME!"
A customized body form will allow your sewing projects to fit you perfectly. Need a body form but dont have the cash for one? Well this video episode of Threadbanger Projects shows you how to make a replica of yourself using your old scraps,some packaging tape and an old christmas tree.You'll have to see it to believe it!
Use all of your favorite Google apps on your T-Mobile G2! This clip will teach you how. Whether you're the proud owner of a a T-Mobile G2 Google Android smartphone or are merely toying with the idea of picking one up in the near future, you're sure to be well served by this official video guide from the folks at T-Mobile.
Don't have a matching chain to string your favorite pendant on? Looking for a good gift idea? This tutorial shows you how to weave a ribbon, scarf or extra cloth into a lovely chain. You can make this chain as long as you want!
Love the idea of a superhero MMO, but prefer the feel and controls of a first person shooter? You can actually set up your controls and targeting system in the game to make the interface behave more like your favorite FPS!
Cook book author, Susan McIntosh shares tips on how to get creative with grits and goes over different ideas for dishes that can combine grits with other delicious sides. Creamy Grits with Ham and Red-Eye Gravy, Pork with Mushrooms and Two-Corn Grits, Italian Sausage over Garlic Polenta, and Anniversary Shrimp and Grits are just a few available in her all-things grits cookbook: "Glorious Grits: America's Favorite Comfort Food".
Rachael Ray has quick and easy ideas for healthy snacks. Use wrap or flat bread. Use smoked mozzarella and a favorite sauce. The thin bread allows the pizza to cook in just a few minutes. Don't forget toppings like ham, arugula and olive oil.
There are few projects that are so simple, and so immediately rewarding, as learning to play a favorite song on the guitar. Not only is it a wonderful way to pass the time but, by learning to play your favorite songs and riffs, you'll be better able to articulate (and otherwise translate) your musical ideas into great-sounding songs. Before you can play a favorite song, however, you'll need to be in tune with it: In this guitar lesson, you'll learn how to tune a guitar down a half-step. For m...
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to test if a fertilizer has nitrates rather than urea or ammonia as its nitrogen source.
In this video from modernmom, Nancy Stone, a parenting coach teaches how to teach your toddler the days of the week. There's a few simple and easy tips to do this. Music and songs are some favorites. Also rhyming things with the days of the week is a great idea. Or make a calendar and have them trace the letters. Another example is to speak to them and say things like on Saturday we don't go to school and Sundays we go to church. Another thing to say is when they wake up work in the day of th...
This video shows the viewer how to make their own organic lip balm. This is a good idea as many commercial lip balms contain preservatives designed to preserve the balm – these preservatives can have detrimental effects. The ingredients used are 2oz of bee’s wax and 1oz of coconut oil. Grate the bee’s wax into a Pyrex boil, add the coconut oil and lower the Pyrex bowl into a saucepan of water. The water should be at a low heat. Gently stir the mixture until it has melted. Allow the mixture to...
Do you long for a Polynesian vacation? Do you wanna go back to your little grass shack in Hawaii? Well, if you can't afford that, you can at least have a stylish "staycation" at home with your own homemade tike bar. You'll learn to build one in this Decor It Yourself video tutorial.
Save the trees! Have a few extra wire hangers hanging around? Make your own retro Christmas tree for your next holiday season out of old hangers, wiring, and shiny tinsel. With help from ThreadBanger's Decor It Yourself, your new Christmas tree will be done in no time, standing tall and eco-proud!
Have you ever heard of wet felting? Well, it's the oldest form of textile making and relatively easy to work, thanks to this tutorial by ThreadBanger. Learn how to create a classic-looking beret for this winter season. No sewing required!
ThreadBanger give us a great recipe to make a unisex bomber hat using just a flannel shirt, white faux fur, a measuring tape, the bomber hat pattern, a sewing machine, and two and a half hours of your creative time. Add pom-poms at the ears to give it extra flavor! Super cool look for both dudes and ladies.
This week Corinne shows us how-to make a classic back to school accessory that can be worn by both the guys and gals. This quick and easy tie is sharp, and will start the school year off right. Just follow along with the steps in this how-to video and you'll be on an honor roll.
The Great Zenovka and her lovely assistant show us how-to make a cowl neck halter top. Just get an old t-shirt, follow along with this how-to video, and you're ready to go in style.
To kick off T-shirt Madness week, Threadbanger forum member ArtCrazed shows us how-to make an adorable purse out of two old tees! Follow along with the steps in this how-to video and learn how to refurbish some old clothes into something new!
This week Megan Nicolay returns to show us how-to make a sexy halter with a plunging neckline from her new book, Beyond Fashion. So get out the old tees and get to cuttin'.
You wanted more summer lessons, you got em. This week learn how to take an old mens shirt and turn it into a rockin new rockabilly swim suit. Just follow along with the steps in this video and take your new stylish suit to the beach.