Toner Foiling: Ideas and Tips
Toner foiling has become one of the most popular processes to add foil to paper projects. You can learn how to create your own toner foiled projects with just a few tools and supplies. Get all the basic information, tips, and ideas to get started creating your own foiled projects,
Bottle Charms: A DIY Guide for Creating Magical Miniature Crafts
Adorn the room to your favorite theme with little bottles of mythical ingredients or magic potions. Enjoy this step by step DIY guide to create miniature magical charm crafts.
How to Use the Cricut Foil Transfer Kit
The Cricut Foil Transfer Kit is exclusively manufactured to add foil to your projects. The system works through the Cricut Access Program in all of the Cricut models. No extra machines are needed. Learn how you can create foiled projects with one kit and very few extra steps.
How I Make My Ceramic Texture Bowls
I love creating clay bowls with lots of texture to them. Each bowl I make is a one of a kind piece of art that brings me joy in making and using. Here is how I make my bowls so you can share in the joy of creating your own unique artwork.
How to Use the Glimmer Foiling System in Your Crafts
The Glimmer Foiling System is one of the easiest systems for any crafter of any level. You can create foiled projects right out of the box. Learn some tips and tricks to get the most from your Glimmer System. Foil greeting cards and other paper craft projects with ease.
Layering Vinyl: Tips, Tricks, and Ideas
Layering craft vinyl is not as difficult as you might think. Using the right tools and understanding the process will help you create designs that are intricate and custom-made to your needs. Setting up the layers in the right order and applying them correctly will get the results that you want.
How to Make Useful Writing Boards With Upcycled Boxes
A writing board is something I didn’t think I needed until I tried to write on a lumpy page in my junk journal. I reached for a piece of thick card and had a crafter's epiphany.
Mail Art Basics
While not new, mail art is considered a form of art that is separate from all others. It is a one-of-a-kind form of art sent through the mail system. No two pieces are ever alike. Papercrafters around the world participate in this art form. Learn more about it and find out if you may want to try it.
How to Use Embossing Glazes in Your Paper Crafts
Embossing glazes are the newest and one of the most popular products and techniques on the market for paper crafters. You can use this product in just about any paper craft you can think of. Learn what embossing glazes are and how to use them in this tutorial. Crafting will never be the same.
Easy Dollar Store DIY Summer Wreaths That Will Make You Feel Sunny
Temperatures are rising so it's time to check out these DIY wreath ideas that will prepare your front door for summertime!
75+ Easy Dollar Store Patriotic 4th of July Crafts
If you are looking for some fun 4th of July crafts, check out these simple yet fabulous ideas!
Ideas for Upcycling Puzzle Pieces for Art Projects
Upcycled puzzle pieces of any size can add a real design flair to an art project. It's earth-friendly and perfect for junk journaling or as a kids' craft project.
75+ DIY Dollar Store Crafts That Are So Easy to Make
If you are crafting on a budget, then check out these amazing DIY dollar store crafts!
How to Make Your Own Washi Tape, an Illustrated Tutorial for DIY Decorative Adhesive
Make your own inexpensive washi tape using paper surgical tape from a discount store, liquid shoe polish, and stamping supplies. It's a wonderful decorative addition to your junk journal or scrapbooking embellishment stash.
Year of the Tiger Crafts: Printable Kid Projects for Chinese New Year
8 printable easy and inexpensive project sheets to use in making crafts for the Year of the Tiger, Chinese New Year. Includes a paper plate tiger, a cut and paste tiger, a paper bag tiger puppet, and papercut tigers.
DIY Floating Water Candles Without Wax (Christmas Decoration)
Water candles without wax are a super-easy way to try something different than the traditional melt and pour candle method. These are the best easy DIY candles to use for party decor because you do not need any special materials. They are very quick and simple to make at home.
9 Printable Templates for Year of the Tiger Lanterns: Globe and Cylinder Styles
Nine easy printable templates for lantern crafts children can make to celebrate the Lantern Festival and the Year of the Tiger.
How to Make Sensory Bottles With Oil (My Favorite Chanukah Decoration Project)
There are lots of traditional Chanukah decorations that people put up, but some people really get creative. Sensory bottles are made with oil and are colorful, pleasing crafts.
Rustic Angel Christmas Decoration (DIY Holiday Craft)
Create a rustic angel to display as part of your holiday décor!
DIY Rustic Turkey Wreath (Step-by-Step Instructions)
Create a rustic turkey wreath this season as part of your autumn décor!
How to Make a Wooden Housing for External HDDs (With Filing Tray on Top)
A step-by-step guide to making multipurpose wooden housing for external hard drives (or similar equipment) with a filing tray on top. It's designed to protect equipment on the desk (and to stop the cat from knocking them over every time she jumps up to get to the windowsill).
DIY Craft Tutorial: How to Make a Boho Mandala Wall Hanging
A mandala is a geometric design that appears in both Western and Eastern cultures and is used in many decorative items. This wall hanging is a fun project that can to add color and cheer around your home.
How to Make Teabag Faux Leather (An Illustrated Guide)
Teabags are incredibly versatile as craft paper. I didn’t realize how many times I could repurpose teabags until I started using them in my art projects. Faux teabag leather was certainly not on my radar, but I love how this art hack turned out.
DIY Propane Burner Basics for Blacksmithing
This article explains the basics of a venturi propane forge burner, as well as some design tips and suggestions. Understanding how a venturi burner for blacksmithing is designed and made will help you decide if it is right for you.
7 Creative Washi Tape Ideas: Cool Ways to Use Washi Tapes
Looking for the best washi tape ideas and ways to use your tape? In this guide, we're going to take a look at creative ways you can use your washi tape!
DIY Craft Tutorial: How to Make a Welcome Wreath From a Wood Pallet
Wood pallets are a popular design trend for decorating your home in a rustic or farmhouse style. This tutorial shows you how to use a wood pallet to create a charming welcome wreath for your home.
How to Make an Elephant Planter: Simple DIY Planter Plans
Step-by-step instructions for building an interesting little elephant planter box from scraps of mahogany.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Blacksmithing
These are some of the most frequently asked questions I hear on blacksmithing.