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How To: Build parachutes with household materials

In this video, we learn how to build parachutes with household materials. You will need: a long string, Mylar, mesh, plastic, scissors, tape, and a weight. To get started, you will first cut your plastic or mesh into a circle or octagon shape. Then, take your string and cut it into several pieces. Then, tape the strings onto your material all around. After this, tie your weight to the strings so it's fully secured. Now, go to somewhere high and throw down your item! The parachute will help ke...

How To: Make an amazing lamp out of strings

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make an amazing lamp. The materials required for this project are a balloon, wool string and liquid glue. Begin by blowing up the balloon and wind it with wool string. Wrap all around to cover the surface of the balloon. Then cover the entire balloon with some liquid glue and let it dry for 24 hours. Once it's dried, carefully let out the air of the balloon and remove it from the dried yarn string. Now add a light source. This video will benefit th...

How To: Make a beaded watch band with a non-loop watch face

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a beaded watch band with a non-loop watch face. Begin by cutting 2 pieces of the stringing materials to approximately 10 inches. Then put one end of the string through the hole of the watch face and pull it to about halfway. Now users will have 2 strands to work with. Users may choose to making a double strand watch band by putting beads on both strings, or a single strand watch band by running both strands of string through a single bead. Fin...

How To: Make a toy parachute

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a toy parachute. The materials required are: lightweight fabric, ruler, scissors, string, 4 hole button and a toy army man. Begin by measuring a 10x10 inch square on the fabric and cut it out. Fold over each of the 4 corners and cue a small hole. Measure and cut 2 lengths of 36 inch string. Take the string and tie it to one end of the hole on the fabric. Run the other end through the button hole and tie it to the diagonally opposite hole on th...

How To: Make a gorgeous paper flower

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a paper flower. This video provides all the materials that are required in order to make the paper flower. The materials required include: colored tissue paper, scissors, and 10 cm of colored string. Begin by cutting the tissue paper to preferred size. Fold 1cm on the tissue paper, flip it over and do the same on the other side. Continue this until you've reached the end. Tie one end of the string onto the middle of the tissue paper and fold t...

How To: Do a Japanese stab stitch binding

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the traditional Japanese stab stitch binding to make books. Stab Stitching is used mainly for office documents and in essence is two or more very strong, long staples that bind together loose sheets up to 25mm thick. The video provides all the materials required to make a book. The materials include: filler paper, two sheets of card stock(must be same size as paper), string, pencil, ruler, ice pick, X-acto knife, needle(must be same thickness a...

How To: Make a hemp bracelet

The Hempdiaries believes that you too can create a bracelet using hemp and jewelry accessories. The narrator first begins by showing you what the two mandatory materials you will need which are hemp and a dowel rod. To begin he shows you how set the dowel rod between your knees to provide a foundation for the string and then an arms length of two pieces of string folded in half. Tying the string around the dowel rod he shows you how to begin the flat pattern for the hemp bracelet and that thi...

How To: Make a powerful bow for under 5 dollars

This is a tutorial that will show you how to create a powerful bow and for under $5. The material you'll need is 1 curved pipe, poly poli string, tape, scissors, and a knife. First you want to cut a slit and a hole on each end of the pipe and then add some tape underneath it to prevent it from splitting. Next, you want to line up the string with the pipe and cut it at that length. Also, you want to tie a knot at both ends of the strings and attach it by using the slits you made in the pipe. T...

How To: Make beaded jewlery

The author of this video demonstrates how to make beaded jewelry by using simple household items. The materials she uses are assorted beads, crimping beads, string, leather, and earring hooks. First, the author plans her design before she starts creating any jewelry. Once she has decided what she wants to make, the author cuts off a piece of string that is the desired length of the item. Then, she adds a clasp to make sure all the beads she plans to add stay in place. Next, she slides the des...

How To: Use a big eye needle when jewelry making

In this video, we learn how to use a big eye needle when making jewelry. This is a great tool when using stripping material. The needle is made of the eye and will work with ribbon or thread. First, open the eye of the needle, then thread the material through the opening of the hole. Next, string your beads over the point of the needle and then onto the material. Continue to do this for all the different beads you want to add, then your bracelet will be complete in a few short minutes. This m...

How To: Lay a wooden floor at home

Want to lay a hardwood floor yourself? It's easy. Provided, that is, you have all of the following materials: wood panels (preferably with built-in foam underlay), plastic sheeting, duct tape, tapping blocks, a hammer, a crowbar, a straight edge, a miter square, a pencil, string line, some spacers, and a saw. For complete instructions on putting it all together and installing your own custom wooden floor using panels, watch this free DIY guide.

How To: Make four kinds of friendship bracelets

Looking to master the art of friendship bracelet making? In this tutorial video, Sherr Bear goes over four different kinds of friendship bracelets, and then goes on to teach the most simple kind, what she calls the "spiral" also known as the "Chinese Stiarcase". Materials you will need include scissors and three to five different colors of string (or what is sometimes called "floss" at stores).

How To: Craft a potato container car with your kids

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a recycled potato container car. The materials required for this project are: a recycled potato chips, half of a skewer stick, 4 recycled plastic soda caps, glue and a sharp pencil. Users may also need paint, brush and string. Begin by peeling off the label of the container and poke 2 holes on each side of the container. Then apply glue onto 2 of the caps attach them onto the ends of a skewer. Now put the skewers through the holes of the car a...

How To: Tie the Diamond Ring decorative knot

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie a diamond ring knot. The name refers to the similar appearance of an actual diamond ring. The Diamond Ring knot is the fusion of an Overhand Knot and a tying technique called circling. Begin by making a loop; put one end of the string through the loop and pull it to form a pretzel shape. Continue putting one end the string through the loop. Eventually it will build up and it will just need to be tightened. This video tutorial will benefit those...

How To: Make a Peruvian macramé bracelet

Add a little South American flavor to your wrist by learning to make your own Peruvian bracelet. You'll need some heavy string and some macramé skills to craft your own Peru-style bracelet, but trust us—it's not hard. Just follow along with the video and see how easy it is.

How To: Make a standard blanket from crocheting

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a standard blanket from crocheting. First, you will start your crochet by positioning the material into your hand. Then, you will need to tuck in between your ring and middle finger and around the others. The fingers will control the tension in the string. Now, start the first stitch by rotating the string around the finger. Then, grab the back one and pull it over the front. Use your finger to pus up and then you have your first stitch. put it on your h...

How To: Make a Mediterranean blue bracelet

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Mediterranean blue bracelet. The materials required for this project are: memory wire, Mediterranean Czech glass bead mix, 4mm sea side mix Czech fire polish round beads, wire cutter, super glue, bead stopper and 2 3mm memory wire end caps. Begin by cutting 3 1/2 clamps of wire and glue one memory wire end cap to the end of the wire. Then string the beads. Users may decide to make a repetitive pattern with the beads or randomly string the be...

How To: Make a natural & inexpensive Christmas wreath

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a natural and inexpensive Christmas wreath. The materials required for this wreath are: some greenery, garden wire, pair of pliers, ball of string, scissors and ribbon. Begin by cutting the wire into 120 cm and bend it in half. Now weave the strands together and bring the ends to each other. Hook them and twist it together. Now weave the greenery along the wire. Tie down the greenery with some string to secure it. Finish by trying the ribbon o...

How To: Tune your uke with Ukulele Mike

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tune a ukulele with Ukulele Mike. This will be useful if your ukulele has been in a warm or cold setting for a while. The strings are tuned to G, C, E, and A. The G string is known as string 4, C as string 3, E as string 2, and A as string 1. String 4 is the one closest to the top when held. Start with string 3 and tune it to about where C is. You only need to know how this note sounds. Tune string 2 by fretting the fourth fret on the C string. Tune...

How To: Tune a ukulele by ear

WataAtaCrackah teaches you how to tune a ukelele by ear without an electric tuner. Just like a guitar, you start by getting the first string tuned and gradually work on the others. The first step is to get the right pitch of the G string, which is quite a high note. What the G string sounds like is demonstrated. Next, you work on your A string and this should sound like the G string with a finger pressed on the second fret. Then the E string is worked on. The sound of the E string with a fing...

How To: Tune up your bass guitar with Dale Titus

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tune your bass. This is important, as weather can affect your tuning. Every time you pick up your bass, you should tune it. First, start with the low E string. You will need to listen to a reference E note to tune this string. A tuner or piano can be used. Go to the fifth fret on the E string and tune the open A string to this note. Tighten or loosen up the string accordingly. Now, go to the fifth fret of the A string to tune the D string. Next, go ...

How To: Change the nylon strings on a classical guitar

In this Music & Instruments video tutorial you will learn how to change the nylon strings on a classical guitar. Take the peg winder and unwind all the old strings. Then unravel all the strings from the bridge. Make sure the bridge doesn’t fall off. Take a new string and insert the finished end in to the sixth hole passing it from the hole of the guitar towards the end of the body. Then tie a knot and pull the string tight over the bridge as shown in the video. Now pass the unfinished end o...

How To: Change a string on an acoustic guitar

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a string on an acoustic guitar. First, you will put the string in the bridge pin. Make sure the ball from the string is against the bridge plate. If the ball is underneath the bridge pin it will make the string come out easily. After you have the string locked in, pull the string out tightly until it reaches the bottom of the guitar. Pull it to the tuner you want to wind it to, then pull it out a couple of more inches to know how much slack to give it....

How To: Perform gas-powered string trimmer (weed wacker) maintenance with Lowe's

A string trimmer is a handy tool, but you have to maintain it if you want it to work its best. Learn how to do maintenance on both a 2-cycle and 4-cycle gas-powered trimmer. Lowe's home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, gives helpful tips for string trimmer maintenance. Learn how to replace string, change the oil, clean the trimmer filter and more that will help keep your string trimmer working like new.

How To: Tune the three strings of any treble note on a piano

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tune a piano. Begin by placing a rubber tuning wedge in between to mute the two outer strings. Then tune the middle sting with a piano tuning hammer. Tune it to a strobe tuner or using intervals from already tuned strings. Now mute the right string and tune the left string. Use the middle string as reference. Then mute the left string and tune the right string. This video will benefit those viewers who have a piano, and would like to learn how to t...

How To: Play "Surf" on the ukulele

The beginning of the video lays out a couple quick lessons on hand and finger placement for playing string notes on the ukulele. The first hand placement and is for string C: using your ring finger place it on the bottom string. The right hand will strum the strings in a down, down, up, up, down motion through the rest of the lesson for each cord. Use the middle finger to hold down the next cord A minor on 2nd fret. Strum. Next keeping your finger on first string place your index finger on th...

How To: Play "Shout It Out Loud" by KISS on electric guitar

Learn how to play Shout it out loud by Kiss on electric guitar. The guitar is tuned down 1/2 step for this song (Eb, Bb, Gb, Db, Ab, Eb). First riff: Two lead guitars are playing together. 2nd string, 16th fret, twice. Bend up and back down. 14th fret. Second guitar is playing 2nd string 12th fret twice. Repeat twice. Bend it up and down. 10th fret.

How To: Make a three string guitar out of a cigar box

This video will show viewers how to simply make a 3 string guitar using an empty cigar box, a piece of oak, some string, and a few eyebolts. You start with a 1 by 2 piece of oak which is about 3 feet long. First, you should begin by making some markings along one side of the oak, first at 1/2 an inch and then at 1/4 inch spacing after that. Drawing 3 symmetrical lines where the strings should go, drill holes at the intersections of the lines you have drawn. The holes should be made using a 1/...

How To: Construct a shelter out of tarp, string, and trees

If you ever find yourself stranded in the woods, then making a shelter is one of your biggest priorities. ITS Tactical created this detailed and approachable video on how to rig a shelter in woods out of only a tarp, a ball of heavy-duty string, and four metal tent-posts, three items that anyone, wilderness inclined or not, should keep in their car at all times. It goes over the necessary knots in great detail, and should make it unnecessary for any of us to sleep unsheltered outdoors again.

How To: Learn the major chords for the ukulele

In this Music & Instruments video tutorial you will learn how to learn the major chords for the ukulele. You number the strings on the ukulele going from bottom to top; bottom one being #1 and the topmost being #4. The frets are numbered 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on starting from the headstock. The fingers are numbered starting with the index finger being #1 and #4 being the little finger. The ‘C’ cord is the 3rd finger on the 3rd fret of the 1st string; the other strings are played open. The ...

How To: Change a guitar string on a Stratocaster

In this how-to video, you will learn how to change a guitar string on a Stratocaster. You need a guitar, a new set of strings, and a diagonal wire cutter. You might also need a string winder. You will need a guitar tuner and a guitar cable if you have an electric guitar. First, remove the broken string from the guitar. Push the broken string down and through the bridge. Remove the other end from the tuning post. Take the correct string and unroll it. Do not bend the string in any way. Take th...

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