What have you learned how to do from YouTube?

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Eye pea ;)

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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:10:57 AM
I am amazed that you can Google almost anything and YouTube has a how-to video for it!

After suffering for days with an eye issue and not being able to get my contact out (it's a long term use lens that stays in for 30 days then gets thrown away) I Googled how to remove a contact lens with acrylic nails...OMGoodness! A cute young gal saved my life this morning!!!

So...keeping it PG, what have you learned from a YouTube video??


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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:21:37 AM
How to change the heading on a pair of curtains I was given a lovely pair that were just right for my sitting room but I didn't like the old fashioned heading - so I changed it!

Glad you got your problem solved too!

Today, I will be colouring outside the lines.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:23:34 AM
I learned how to fish tail braid.

and a few crochet stitches , I still can't get a circle going though, but I keep trying.

A pattern for half gloves.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:24:47 AM
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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:25:06 AM
i've learned a lot from good quilting tutorials! Also eye make application.

My husband has a website/you tube channel with lots of home appliance and car (Honda) DIY videos. Lots of positive comments as they definitely save money!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:27:46 AM
I watched many knitting videos when I was learning to knit last year.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:29:38 AM
I learned some tricks for putting up a chair rail, I taught my dd to use videos to learn fun tween/teen hair styles to get her interested in do something with it and it worked! And I just learned how to do a waterfall braid and tightlining eyeliner.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:30:35 AM
How to make a sock bun.

How to cast off.

How to entertain Jay for hours on end with videos of remote control trucks, trailers, and boats.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:38:00 AM
For whatever reason, I can never remember how to do the half double crochet stitch--and I'm left-handed, so I have a left-handed half double crochet video bookmarked.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:43:20 AM
Sock bun here. It changed my life, LOL!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 10:53:48 AM
How to fix the garbage disposal when my DH was out of town.

How to get my Dish washer working better!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 11:01:04 AM
How to change an electrical outlet, how to change a bike tube, and many knitting stitches. My dd taught herself how to play the guitar using Youtube!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 11:04:20 AM
My husband and son built a small hunting cabin. It's only 12x16 with a (obviously) small loft. One window, one door, and a small wood stove. Next spring they are putting on a small (obviously!) deck.

The first time I saw it I was amazed at the quality.
I had been pretty sure it was going to look like a wonky Dr. Seuss house, but it is actually sturdy as heck!


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Posted: 10/6/2012 11:41:35 AM
How to crochet, I didn't have a clue before watching a few Youtube videos.

I would go out tonight but I haven't got a stitch to wear.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 11:43:42 AM
Cast on properly. Have knitted since I was about 7 but always had to get someone to cast on for me - was never quite right because I'm a lefty.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 11:44:12 AM
How to put on false eyelashes and do a French twist. Hmm, I know I've looked up other things like that but I'm drawing a blank....

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someone pass the crayons!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 11:48:33 AM
How to knit

How to make graffiti with spray paint on LEGAL surfaces (I was researching a lesson plan for my 4th grade students)




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Posted: 10/6/2012 11:49:31 AM
Lots of photographic post-processing and how to take the back off my laptop.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 11:54:50 AM
I have learned to make hairbows via youtube. My DH fixed our flat screen tv from watching a how to video on youtube....that saved us a LOT of $!!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 12:28:01 PM
How to make friendship bracelets (the kind with embroidery floss).

How to change out the filters in my vacuum.

Lots of knitting stuff!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 12:32:14 PM
how to solder
how to fix our dryer...saved lots of $$$$
how to re-stick my cricut mat
how to make jello shots
how to etch glass
how to do sugar skull makeup


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Posted: 10/6/2012 12:51:52 PM
baby oil in a spray bottle


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Posted: 10/6/2012 12:56:27 PM
How to change the bulb on my dlp tv. Not just how to remove the cartridge, but to take out the bulb and replace it. Saves $200 and takes 10 minutes.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 1:17:41 PM
How to change a busted screen on an ipod touch.

Pett pea

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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:30:02 PM
The man who made my kids my a penguin and palm tree/monkey balloon learned on you tube..

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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:40:14 PM
how to get the smokey eye look
how to make a sock bun
how to properly replace a torn screen
how to properly isolate tummy muscles while belly dancing (couldn't seem to get it in class!)

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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:42:50 PM
Loose the better part of a day...

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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:43:33 PM
Tons of make up looks, check out MakeupbyTiffanyD, she is incredible. But I get a little freaked out while I watch her because she looks exactly like one of my best friends from high school haha.

I've also learned : fish tail braid, sock bun, messy teased bun, how to prepare eggplant for cooking (didn't realize you had to salt it and let it sit before you cook), how to make a pore strip out of egg whites, how to make an acne mask out of aloe vera gel and uncoated aspirin and my favorite was how to properly clean out your make up brushes.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:51:29 PM
How to sew pointe shoe ribbons on my daughters pointe shoes.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:51:55 PM
I forgot I also learned how to peel a prickly pear. And what to DO with them!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:57:31 PM
drywalling and cooking indian food.

Eye pea ;)

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Posted: 10/6/2012 2:57:36 PM
Interesting responses...thanks for posting.

baby oil in a spray bottle

Umm...I thought I said PG??? Once the baby oil is in the spray bottle it's not PG anymore!!


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Posted: 10/6/2012 3:01:52 PM
How to shuck corn in no time with no floss left on it. Bless that old man and his microwave!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 3:07:03 PM
I am amazed too, at how many people share these ideas on youtube. I agree about the corn shucking. I love that method and that guy is adorable with his ove gloves. I've learned how to put a pocket in a lining of a purse (that looks professionally done), how to do other quilting tasks more easily, how to use various programs like silhouette studio and photoshop, and more. My kids wanted photoshop installed on their laptops but I told them I didn't know much about anything other than editing photos. They looked up tutorials on youtube and it wasn't long before they were using it for all kinds of creative things.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 3:10:25 PM

- installing crown moulding
- how to rebox a camera lens for return
- how to put on make up while drunk - not that i needed to learn, but the video was amusing
- how to make a spellbinder sandwich for a cuttlebug
- how to repack a sleeping bag
- how to pack in a carry on for an extended trip

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Posted: 10/6/2012 3:33:51 PM
First how to make water kefir, milk kefir and finally konbucha.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 4:00:13 PM
Tons! Here are a few of my most recent:
How to replace the key caps on a piano, which lead to-
How to tune a piano
How to use a narrow hemming foot on my sewing machine
How to make baby headbands
How to change a tire
How to make a Baby k'tan style baby carrier, (no sew, cheap and takes only minutes!)

I'm a visual learner, so I love youtube how-tos!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 4:08:39 PM
How to fold a shirt properly.
I should see if there are any videos to improve my (vegetable) chopping skills.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 4:49:38 PM
Most recently, tips for doing food styling used in food photography.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 5:05:17 PM
Mine are things I probably should have known long ago, but never learned.

*How to tie a man's necktie. DS#2 had his senior portrait scheduled a few years ago and DH and DS#1 weren't home. DS#2 had no idea how to tie it and I was in a panic. I looked on Youtube and sure enough, it talked me through it.

*How to properly fold a fitted sheet.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 5:09:25 PM
Love YouTube!

I learned the sock bun, herringbone braid, and makeup applications.

Decorating idea.

Everything I know about crested geckos I'm sure I learned from here; from breeding to candling eggs to caring for babies.

Just last month I needed to figure out how to move my piano across the hardwood floor. Somebody made a YouTube clip about making sliders from leftover wood and carpeting. Worked like a charm.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 5:15:41 PM
How to crotchet
How to make a pillowcase
How to make a simple blanket with a lining
How to make glitter on the inside ornaments
How to thread my moms 1970 Singer sewing machine
How to put the needle on the above sewing machine


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Posted: 10/6/2012 5:21:28 PM
I learned how to make a sock cupcake with spa socks for a gift. Ds learned how to beat every level on Angry Birds.
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Posted: 10/6/2012 6:02:19 PM
How to make my toilet stop running. DH said he'd fix it... a few days went by and it was driving me bonkers so I did it myself.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 6:06:30 PM
not me, but my dd has one bookmarked so she can tie her boyfriends bow tie.

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Posted: 10/6/2012 6:10:05 PM

*How to properly fold a fitted sheet.

You're supposed to fold those?

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Posted: 10/6/2012 6:18:51 PM
How to use my Garmin Xtrex and geocaching. The manual that came with the unit sucked!



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Posted: 10/6/2012 6:21:21 PM
I learned how to change the headlight bulb in my car and how to fix my dyson!

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Posted: 10/6/2012 6:26:31 PM
I learned how to change the belt on my vacuum.
I'm sure many other things also.


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Posted: 10/6/2012 6:53:44 PM
Many things!

-how to unfold a graco pack and play
-many makeup tutorials
-hair tutorials (sock bun, fishtail braid,etc)

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