In this tutorial, learn how to take funky items from around your home like a picnic basket, an easel, a backpack and other fun things and turn them into creative gift baskets. In this clip, learn how to accessorize the perfect gift box for a creative friend or family member. The recipient will love these personality specific, interesting presents!
Gifting is hard work!
So many gift givers are mislead into believing that it's only the gift that matters, so the gift bag or wrap can be cheaply purchased at the gas station an hour beforehand and then thrown together in a slapdash manner.
Debbie Quintata shows us how to make a gourmet spa gift basket. By starting with a planter as a gift basket container you can start filling it with your pamper spa items fit for friends, family, co-workers or anyone who deserves a gift basket. Suggestions to fill your basket include a high quality towel, body spray, relaxing music, linen, a simple white tea cup, box of relaxation tea, candle, body bar of soap, and a engraved rock. Very simple and a great gift for anyone, including yourself. S...
We realize Christmas is over, but there's no reason you shouldn't surprise a friend with a pretty gift for New Year's Eve! In many other cultures friends and family give each other presents to celebrate their new year, including during Chinese New Year.
Gift or loot bags make great little additions to any party - people always appreciate receiving something special when they leave a get together.
Are you playing through Dark Souls and having flash backs to all those times you died in Demon Souls? IGN is here to help you with several tips and tricks on surviving. This guide shows you good spots to grind, what gift to pick for your character, and where to get the Sorcerer's Catalyst item that will allow you to cast magic in the game, even if you aren't a magic user.
A great gift to offer someone for Valentine's Day is something you make yourself. In this tutorial, learn how to make a celebrity style keepsake box using decoupage techniques. This box can hold anything from gifts to precious items to little trinkets.
I love the holidays, but man am I sick of receiving oversized sweaters as Christmas presents. As well as people think they know us, their gifts often say otherwise. Instead of stocking up on useless items and articles of clothing you'll never wear, it's high time to create a wish list that's easily sharable amongst family and friends, and it's incredibly easy to do on Android.
As we approach the holiday (i.e. gift-giving) season, don't forget to make sure to include the usual notes in your gifts indicating that they can be returned. Otherwise, you'll just cause the recipients to save your gifts until they can be properly regifted onto some other ungrateful chump.
Julie Auclair introduces authors of a book called "Celebrate Green." This book shows you how to throw a baby shower the "green" way. Guests do not realize that some of the gifts they give can be harmful, toxic, or not recyclable. You start with the three "R's", reduce, reuse and recycle. You use these to determine if a gift falls into one of these categories. They have added the three "G's", which are "good for people," "good for the planet," and "good for the community." They begin with the ...
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use the ancient Japanese art form of origami to make a butterfly. This is a fairly simple design that's good for beginners, taking only a few minutes to learn. But the results are impressive, making for an elegant decorative item or small gift.
While the holiday season offers a lot of festive joy in putting up holiday decor, shopping for Christmas presents, and baking cookies, it also offers up a lot of opportunites to spend money. So that means that by the time you've purchased the presents, wrapped them in tissue paper and wrapping paper, and send them off in a box, your wallet is probably shedding a tear.
Choosing the right gift for your friend or girlfriend is obviously the most important part of gifting, but you can make your gift extra special by wrapping it in a lovely package.
It's been done for ages, but for most of us, "regift" entered our vocabulary after the 98th episode of Seinfeld—"The Label Maker." In this episode, Elaine calls Dr. Whatley (played by Bryan Cranston) a "regifter" after he gives Jerry a label maker—the same label maker that Elaine gave Whatley.
Watch this video to learn how to make a posh pom-pom from an old sewing pattern. It's an easy & original embellishment for a package, and since it's made from a previously used item it's eco-friendly.
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.
Dawn is all ready to show you how to make an adorable lollipop candle using just a few basic craft supplies and some handy items from Stampin' Up. With a tea-light candle, lollipop stick and cellophane bag you can turn an ordinary candle into the perfect gift. Learn how to use the Stampin' Up stamps and accessories to customize your lollipop candle to fit any occasion. Dawn's video will even cover tips on how to match your ribbon to the color of your stamp ink. These lollipop candles are the ...
How to hack Yoville! Yoville cheats, tricks, hacks. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to gift trick with WPE on Yoville (08/27/09).
Most people don't ask for gift cards, but they're always a popular gift choice for notoriously hard-to-shop-for people—or the time-constrained gift-giver. While most gift cards are attached to certain stores, many folks will get a prepaid Visa or MasterCard card that allows them to make purchases wherever those companies are accepted.
In this tutorial, we learn how to wrap a gift the easy way. To begin, lay the wrapping paper down on a flat surface. Next, lay your gift down upside down on the middle of the paper. Next, fold the paper over half the gift, then tape it. After this, measure the other side to meet in the middle, and make a crease. fold it over the middle and tap it. Now, fold in the sides. To do this, fold in the edges first, then push the top layer down, and bring the bottom layer up. Tape this. Now, turn the ...
Are you stumped about the perfect gift to bring your mom? How about a beautiful paper purse? Moms love artwork from their kids, and they especially love practical items like purses. If you can't afford a real purse (if you're a kid), the next best thing is to make her a real one!
Baby showers are a great time to bond with your girlfriends and help out new mommies. In this tutorial, learn some helpful tips to ensure your baby shower goes smooth and everyone has a fantastic time: especially the guest of honor!
The Wizard101 Test Realm. You can play in it, but beware of scammers, beggars, and spammers! There's nothing worse than getting bombarded with these annoying requests.
If you're anything like us, then you find it pretty ridiculous that whenever you purchase a gift card, you have to shell out nearly twice the amount of the gift card in order to put it into a neat, pretty gift card holder.
This video shows you how to make a rustic gift basket. For this project, you will need the following: an oval metal pail, crinkle paper, chocolate bars, cutting board, cookies, dried fruit, crackers, almonds, smoked salmon, cheese, caramel corn, grapes, a standard cello bag, sharp scissors, ribbon, and a knife.
One of the best gifts that someone with an iPhone can receive is a paid app, hot new movie, bestselling album, gift card, or anything else in iTunes, Books, or the App Store that costs money. Even if it's a small $0.99 game that you heard a friend talking about, a gesture like this can go a long way. Gifting apps and media is now easier than ever, even if you don't have an iOS device yourself.
We thank and bow down to whoever invented gift cards. A great way to give your recipient what he/she wants without having to slave over whether the turquoise cashmere sweater or the navy blue cashmere sweater looks best, gift cards are the way to go for procrastinators.
What's a better way to give a gift to a magician than to present it in a gift box made of playing cards? This video tutorial will show you how to make this playing card gift box, fold after fold. So, get out that deck of cards, count out 21 of them, and start bending and folding for the perfect card gift box.
Make beautiful presents using materials around the house with simple gift wrapping techniques. Learn how to wrap presents with aluminum foil, wax paper, cheesecloth, and more in this free arts and crafts video series.
This tutorial shows you how to create something to give as a gift or keep for yourself that can be used and cherished as a handmade keepsake. I show you how I stamp and foil the bookmark, then ink it to give it a real distressed and vintage feel, finishing off with ribbon. Step 1: Items Used
One good thing about having friends who are constantly on their phones and tablets is it's easy to figure out what to get them for Christmas. Everyone hates getting gifts that just sit around, so it's always nice to get something that improves an item you use on a daily basis.
Pokemon's Darkrai is one of the most coveted levels of the game. With this tutorial, learn how to find Darkrai in a few easy steps, as well as secure a Membership Pass and a Mystery Gift in Pokemon Platinum. So grab your Nintendo DS and follow along!
Get tips and advice on how to find Christmas gifts for your co-workers in this free video series on Christmas presents.
Wondering what to give your sister for Christmas? Learn tips on great gift ideas that will make your sister happy in this free video series on gift giving.
A gift is doubly special when the box it arrives in is also a gift. In this video, we'll see how to transform a single sheet of paper into an elegant gift box. This project isn't ideal for beginners, but if you have a little origami experience this shouldn't be too challenging.
When thinking about buying a gift for a friend, it's always the gift itself that's most important, right? But no matter how great your gift selection is (yay for Kindle readers), if it's wrapped sloppily your recipient will think you put little effort into your present.
In this video, we learn how to wrap a gift. You will need: scissors, your gift, tape, and wrapping paper. First, place your gift down on the rolled out wrapping paper upside down. Measure out the paper so you have enough, then cut the paper from the roll. Next, you will fold the edges of the paper down, then center the gift on the paper. Bring the sides of the wrapping paper into the middle, then tape it. If you have too much paper on the edges, cut it carefully with the scissors. Now, push d...
Don't get us wrong: We adore gift boxes, as they let us both conceal a gift and make the gift look more appealing by wrapping up the box in pretty wrapping paper and smacking a bow on top, but there's one big gripe we have about them. They either come in Small, Medium, or Large. So if your gift doesn't exactly fit one of those predesignated sizes, then the box is either too small in areas or too large, which is a pain.
Making gifts for people is one of the best ways to save money and show them your care on Christmas. Why not take it a step further by making the box you put your present in? This video will show you how to make a simple wooden box out of scrap wood using a router.