Holy Week is just around the corner and while many Filipinos opt to go on an out-of-town trip or commit to Visita Iglesia (church visitation), there are some who choose to stay at home to enjoy the peace that a ‘staycation’ brings.

Good thing there’s YouTube to keep you company. YouTube has become a source of inspiration for those who want to make the most out of their time. From home-improvement, beauty and cooking videos, to makeup tutorials, there is a large number of how-to and DIY videos to choose from, making it easy to turn a Holy Week break to a more fun and productive long weekend.

Get ready to create something this Holy Week with a roundup of some how-to and DIY YouTube videos:


    1. Eggs and Banana Healthy Pancakes by The Fat Kid Inside

Don your apron and start whisking ingredients to create pancakes this Holy Week season. Erwann Heussaff gives us healthy pancake recipes that will surely be a good company over the weekend. Pair it with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and you’re good to go. If you want to try a variety of healthy dishes, Erwann’s YouTube channel is worth a visit.


  1. How to: Braided Bun

Master your hair game while on a Holy Week break and try to recreate lifestyle blogger Kryz Uy’s braided bun. This newfound skill will surely come in handy when you go back to work or meet a friend. If you want some variety, the no-tie bun or big curls can also save the day.


  1. Triple Take Episode 4 – Belle’s Home Workout

Sweating it out and getting active is also a great diversion for a staycation. Isabelle Daza’s video shows us how to workout at home and be fit while on a holiday. Get ready to do some marches and pull off some squats and push-ups. Isabelle’s YouTube channel also features travel journals and even videos of her fellow celebrities.


  1. How to make a lampshade, lanterns, and yarn globes

Creativity can spring from long weekend breaks so why not try making cool lamp decorations for your home? It can add a little spice to your living room, kitchen, or even bedroom and can be a great bonding experience for your family too! MADE Everyday YouTube channel offers different DIY tips using everyday items. From making lampshades to sewing pillowcases, you’re sure to be covered this Holy Week!


  1. Paint Your Nails Perfectly!

For girls wanting to achieve that perfectly-polished nails, this video tutorial may just be what will strengthen your nail game. Turn this short vacation into a little me-time and show your nails some love by trying out these tips and tricks for manicure at home. Cutepolish features variety of nail art designs you can recreate at home.

  1. 10 DIY Ideas For Your Room You NEVER Thought of!

This long weekend may  be all that you need to finally declutter your room and turn it into an actual space you can be proud of. This video tutorial gives you ideas on what new items to put in your room and how to have fun and be more creative about it.


  1. 5 Easy Microwave Desserts You Need To Try

For those who decided not to give up sweets this Lenten season, try these five easy-to-make microwave desserts and enjoy it with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. Dodge your oven for now and put your whisking and mixing skills to a test. Aside from featuring funny videos, BuzzfeedVideo also has a variety of DIY dishes and desserts.


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