You've got a great gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Awesome. Now, how are you going to present that lovely gift of yours? Wrapping paper? Cardboard box? Decorative bag? If any of those things are your answer—you're not trying hard enough.
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.
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.
Avril Lavigne has come a long way since her bratty "Sk8er Boy" days. The striped skull ties, baggy jeans, and skater shoes are now no more, instead replaced by lustrous, shiny strands, thick black eyeliner that's tough but feminine, and loads of shiny pink lip gloss.
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 ...
Looking for a tough-guy (or tough-girl) craft project? You're in luck. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper army tank with origami, the traditional art of Japanese 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 panzers, watch this free origami lesson.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get tips and advice on how to find Christmas gifts for your co-workers in this free video series on Christmas presents.
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!
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.
Sure you can go out and buy that expensive gift for the person on your Christmas list, but wouldn't it be even better if you could make your own gifts? In this video you will get some great gift ideas, as well as how to make them, for that special someone on your gift list this year for Christmas!
Watch this instructional arts and crafts video to make a charming pyramid shaped gift box. Fill this gift box with candies or other small surprises to give a personalized, yet affordable gift to a friend, teacher or boss. You can use store bought wrapping paper or use recycled pieces of scraps and ribbon. This unique gift is also good for holiday parties, grab bags, valentines, party favors and birthdays.
Being busted for re-gifting is like getting nabbed by the IRS—you’re not sorry you did it, you’re just sorry you got caught. Don’t let that happen. Learn how to re-gift without getting caught.
Creating good UVs with Maya can be tough, and get tougher depending on what type of object you are trying to unwrap. This short video tutorial covers how to create accurate UVs for long objects like rope or, in this case, shoelaces. This is a simple technique, but one that should enable you to model much more smoothly and accurately in the future, especially if you often find yourself creating 3D models of shoes.
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.
In this video, we learn how to wrap a gift so it comes out perfect every time. Start off by unrolling the wrapping paper out on a flat surface and cutting out a large square. After this, place the box upside down onto the wrapping paper. After this, meet the two ends to the middle of the gift and tape it down. Next, start to crease the edges of the sides down and flip the gift over. After this, push the top of the sides down, then tape it. Push the sides and bottom up and then tape it togethe...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to gift wrap using recycled material. The materials need for this project are: a potato, large paper bag, tape, ribbon and paint. Begin by cutting the potato in half and draw a simple shape onto the sliced surface of the potato. Then cut out the negative part of the shape with a knife. Now open the bottom of the paper bag and cut down the side so that it lays flat. Then brush some paint onto the potato stamp and press it down along the paper to form a...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a mini gift card envelope with Stampin' Up!. First, take a piece of card stock that is red and white. Score this 3/4" on both sides, then turn on the 6" side and score at 1 1/4" and 3 3/4". Once finished, fold this up and cut along the sides that you have scored. Put adhesive on the bottom of the gift card holder to seal up the bottoms so you can place the gift card in. Now, punch a hole in the bottom of the paper so you can see the gift card peak out of...
Sure, you could hit up Target and purchase a large bag filled with cookie cutter ribbons and bows, but why not adorn your next special gift with something a bit more, well, special? In this beginner origami tutorial, you'll learn how to craft a green ribbon banner that can be used to top anything from gift boxes to gift bags.
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...
Contrary to popular belief, graffiti doesn't have to be all tough names, tough tags, and tough gansters. In fact, you can draw just about any subject you want using the graffiti style in order to make it look cooler and more street beautiful. But don't take our word for it.
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.
In Zynga's uber popular web game Farmville, you really do receive as much as you give out. Being a good neighbor to your cyber friends means you score lots of loot - via Farmville "gifts" - but you gotta send a few, too.
Give sweets to your sweet in the prettiest way possible by crafting this Valentine's Day gift box. While this particular gift box is intended for storing Hershey Marshmallows, it can also hold a small gift or chocolates.
While this ornament gift card holder is indeed intended for Christmas gift giving, it can be easily modified into an egg or heart shape for Easter and Valentine's Day, respectively.
This will also work for any square or book shaped gift you have this year! A professional gift wrapper shows you the best way to neatly and professional gift wrap a book - all you need is the paper, some scissors and tape!
You don't have to spend a fortune on expensive gift wrapping when the means to make them yourself are right at home! This tutorial shows you how to take a collection of old envelopes and recycle them into fun and cute gift bags for small holiday gifts.
Whether they're your own children or a niece, godson or grandchild, this gift guide is perfect for figuring out what to give the kids on your gift list. Every gift is innovative, eco-friendly and facilitates talking between children and parents.
How to wrap presents like a pro. Watch this video to learn how to flawlessly wrap gifts this Christmas. All you need is a gift, scissors, wrapping paper and tape. You don't want to be giving gifts that have been wrapped messily this holiday season.
This video crafting tutorial shows a quick and easy way to turn plain take-away containers into decorative gift and storages boxes. Paper take-out boxes are a convenient size for organizing supplies and tools, but this project can multi-task as a reusable gift box. Learn how to transform paper take-out boxes into a storage or gift box by watching this instructional video.
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.
Plant gift baskets are a great way to show you care about someone. Learn how to make plant gift baskets with tips from a florist in this free gift basket decorating video series.
This beautiful geometric box, which reminds us of midcentury abstract expressionist paintings, is a wonderful handmade way to showcase a Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart.