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How To: Play an easy version of Big Star's "Thirteen"

Want to know how to play a simplified version of Big Star's "Thirteen" on your acoustic guitar? While this free video lesson is best suited for intermediate players, guitarists of all skill levels can play along given a little time effort. For more information, and to get started playing this Alex Chilton classic on your own guitar–a song famously covered by Elliott Smith—, watch this how-to!

How To: Fold a traditional origami paper star box

Need a place to store a few odds and ends? How about all of those little origami stars you like to make? In this video, you'll learn the folds for making a traditional origami paper sat box, perfect for all of your folded stars, or anything else! You'll start out folding this star box with the what's called the "star base."

How To: Fold an origami 3D omega star

If you like folding paper stars and think they're a cinch, this omega star should give you quite a challenge. This omega star is an intricate fold that looks beautiful when complete. Perfect atop that pine tree in your living room (during holidays hopefully). This step=by=step video takes you through each fold of the paper origami 3D omega star, so pay attention.

How To: Fold miniature 3D origami lucky stars from long paper strips

The smaller your origami gets, the harder it is to fold, but not in the case of the lucky stars. The miniature 3D stars are easy to fold, and you just need a long strip of paper. You could buy pre-made strips of paper, or cut your own with scissors, box cutter or paper cutter. On you fold these mini stars, you'll have to fluff it out for that 3D look and feel.

How To: Use the camera tools in SketchUp

If you've ever wondered how to get more precise views of your model, The Sketchup Show episode #12 is for you. Alex covers the three basic "camera" tools in SketchUp, and explains how you can manually adjust view settings for the height and field of view of your SketchUp camera.

How To: Play the "Star Wars" theme song on the piano

Want to know how to play the Star Wars theme on your piano or keyboard? Learn how with this free video piano lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, Jedi pianists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing this classic John Williams theme on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Fold an origami modular dollar 5- or 6-point star

You're going to need a little money to make this pointed origami star, but not that much, unless you Mr. Moneybags or something. To keep this cheap, you can use dollar bills — five of them, which means five dollars. You can use five dollar bills, but that would mean you'd have a twenty-five dollar paper star, and unless you plan on selling it for fifty, you might just want to use some fake bills. Anything that is rectangular in shape will do. You can make a 5-pointed star or upgrade to the 6-...

How To: Build Star Wars Christmas Tree Ornaments Out of LEGOs

LEGOs are more than just a toy for young children— it's an emerging art form combining photography, stop-motion (i.e., brickfilms), and imitative models that portray today's pop culture as it is. It's something visual culture analysts are sure to be studying over the next decade, and Chris McVeigh, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, is sure to be studied for his LEGO mastery.

How To: Get all 8 of the hidden stars in Braid

Braid is a pretty short game. If you've beaten it and want some more gameplay, you really need to get the 8 secret stars, some of the best-hidden and most rewarding collectibles in recent gaming memory. This video helps you find them in three stages of spoilerdom: the first only tells you what levels to look in, the second the first step to getting each star, and the third a step-by-step guide to grabbing each one.

How To: Make a Star Trek Red Shirt costume for Halloween or a Star Trek event

No one in their right mind would ever volunteer to be one of the Red Shirts, the security officers from Star Trek who so often died during the crew's away missions. Well, it is a pretty easy-to-make and easy to recognize costume, so it might be a good choice for your next nerdy Halloween party or other get-together. This video wills show you how to make a Red Shirt shirt of a long-sleeve shirt and paint.

How To: Make an origami star from a magazine page

Convert old magazines into luck with this video guide! This video tutorial will show you how to create lucky stars from strips of old magazines using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For a step-by-step overview of the entire folding process, and to get started creating your own lucky stars, watch this free video origami lesson.

How To: Fold an origami star with five intersecting tetrahedra

Feeling ambitious? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a 3D star with five intersecting tetrahedra using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own paper awe-inspiring paper stars, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Crochet a 10 point star

This is a crochet super star featuring 10 points to the star. This video will take you through this crochet tutorial teaching you what to look for and how to make it. Going step by step, you will be great. This is a wonderful afghan, doily, table setting, baby mat and more. Good luck and enjoy this crochet tutorial.

How To: Use the star tip to decorate a cake or cookies

Decorating Tips demonstrates how to use the star tip to decorate a cake or cookies. Use a medium consistency icing and position the bag at a 90 degree angle. Hold the tip 1/4 of an inch above the surface of the cake or cookie. Use the count squeeze, stop squeezing and stop to create a delicate star look with a size #13 star tip. With a size #18 star tip, shorten the count and put the icing stars right next to each other to fill in a cake. Use different colored icings as accents. You can also ...

How To: Make a faux suede looking card with Stampin' Up!

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category which will show you how to make a faux suede looking card with Stampin' Up! Take the creamy caramel card stock and punch out a large star using the large star punch. Now use the bone folder to curl the star you punched out. Flip the star over and repeat on the other side as well. You will see the edges coming apart. Then peel the star apart and what you will get is a piece of card stock that looks like suede and is really soft. Now you can ...

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