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  • This tutorial will show you how to use permanent markers and rubbing alcohol to make your own alcohol inks for your scrapbooking and craft projects. I think you will be very happy with the finished product and with the amount of money you can save making your own inks.

    DIY Craft Supplies- Make Your Own Alcohol Inks

    DIY Craft Supplies- Make Your Own Alcohol Inks

    by Jamie Brock53

  • Mason, canning, or glass jars... they can all be used to make crafts. Ideas for kids and adults. Recycled and upcycled Christmas crafts, centerpieces, wedding décor, gifts, and more.

    88 Outstanding Craft Projects Using Glass Jars

    88 Outstanding Craft Projects Using Glass Jars

    by Loraine Brummer181

  • Wedding and bridal shower craft ideas. Handmade wedding and shower craft projects to make include decorations, favors, centerpieces, bridal bouquets, veils, headbands, invitations, place cards

    69 Sensational Wedding or Bridal Craft Ideas

    69 Sensational Wedding or Bridal Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer4

  • Learn about gold and silver metal clay formulas from Art Clay and PMC brands plus Aura 22 and AGS (Accent Gold for Silver and the key characteristics and best uses of each formula from those brands.

    Metal Clay Silver and Gold Brands and Formulas

    Metal Clay Silver and Gold Brands and Formulas

    by Margaret Schindel9

  • A comprehensive guide on gemstone setting techniques in metal clay before and after firing. Learn which stones are safe to fire in place and how to set them in fresh, dried or fired metal clay.

    The Ultimate Guide to Setting Gemstones in Metal Clay

    The Ultimate Guide to Setting Gemstones in Metal Clay

    by Margaret Schindel208

  • Use this step by step wet felting tutorial to create wet felted beads. Add a cheap recycled charm bracelet to the mix and the result is a gorgeous wet felted necklace or bracelet.

    How to Wet Felt Beads for Use in Jewelry

    How to Wet Felt Beads for Use in Jewelry

    by Sally Gulbrandsen48

  • An introduction to bronze clay, differences in firing schedules and methods compared to silver metal clay, and an overview of major bronze metal clay brands, formulas and jewelry making techniques.

    Bronze Clay for Jewelry Making and Sculpture

    Bronze Clay for Jewelry Making and Sculpture

    by Margaret Schindel12

  • Layered necklaces with multiple chains and charms are a popular fashion trend. These necklaces are surprisingly easy to make with the right tools and supplies. Learn how to make your own boho-style necklace with this tutorial!

    How to Make a Boho Layered Necklace With Pendant

    How to Make a Boho Layered Necklace With Pendant

    by Donna Herron8

  • Plastic bottle crafts for kids, preschoolers and adults. Craft project ideas using water and liter bottles. How to make crafts using plastic bottles. Recycle ideas for children. Make flowers, jewelry.

    71 Inspiring Craft Ideas Using Plastic Bottles

    71 Inspiring Craft Ideas Using Plastic Bottles

    by Loraine Brummer32

  • How do you get fair financial compensation when someone plagiarises or steals your artwork or design? Follow a common process to deal with copyright infringement and take back control.

    What to Do About Online Art Theft & Plagiarism

    What to Do About Online Art Theft & Plagiarism

    by Suzanne Day29

  • Learn the tricks to making a successful goat milk soap! I'm sharing my recipe for a lovely soap with my thought process behind the ingredient selection.

    How to Make a Great Goat Milk Soap

    How to Make a Great Goat Milk Soap

    by Sharon Vile0

  • Unbiased reviews of metal clay related products including the Ultra-Lite Beehive Kiln and custom name/logo stamps by Metal Clay Artist Magazine's senior editor and technical editor Margaret Schindel.

    Metal Clay Product Reviews

    Metal Clay Product Reviews

    by Margaret Schindel10

  • Unleash your creativity by creating a funky, fantastical paper mache statue. I'll show you how to gather inspiration, sketch your idea and build an armature that will be the frame for your creation.

    Make a Paper Mache Statue

    Make a Paper Mache Statue

    by QuiltFinger94

  • Have you ever thought of metal as your canvass? Probably not. But it is, and it's easier to create designs in metal than you think. Acid etching copper and brass yields endless possibilities with impressive results. The materials needed are fairly inexpensive, and you may already have some of them at home. Acid etching metals allows you to create beautiful designs in relief. If you can stamp it, draw it, or write it, you can etch it!

    How to Acid Etch Metal/Copper and Brass Blanks for Jewelry

    How to Acid Etch Metal/Copper and Brass Blanks for Jewelry

    by Natasha49

  • Here are some inexpensive ingredients, directions, and tips on how to make hand crafted, vegan homemade soap. With pictures and recipe you can learn to make your own home made soap

    Homemade Soap - How to Make Soap at Home

    Homemade Soap - How to Make Soap at Home

    by Dolores Monet2

  • How to make silver, bronze or copper clay oil paste using plant-based essential oil or Sherri Haab Pastemaker and how to use it for strong joins in metal clay. Includes full lavender paste recipe.

    How to Make Metal Clay Oil Paste

    How to Make Metal Clay Oil Paste

    by Margaret Schindel9

  • Step-by-step instructions on how to make rusting plates, for making rusted papers and fabrics.

    How to Make Rusting Plates

    How to Make Rusting Plates

    by Lisa Vollrath28

  • A great way to use old newspapers is to craft with them. In this article, you'll find ideas, pictures and links to great tutorials. There are some easy and fun crafts for kids too.

    59 Amazing Crafts Using Newspaper

    59 Amazing Crafts Using Newspaper

    by Loraine Brummer118

  • Learn how to make simple, natural, authentic soap at home, using ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Soap making does not have to be a costly hobby - in fact, you may find that it's ultimately cheaper than buying soap!

    Home Made Soap Made Easy, with Recipes for Natural Soap

    Home Made Soap Made Easy, with Recipes for Natural Soap

    by Rachel Koski76

  • Wood burning is an ancient craft that dates back to the Chinese. Generally, wood burnings look fine without color, but in some instances, it really enhances the overall effect. Learn the secret way to color your project without raising the grain of the wood.

    How to Color a Wood Burning Project

    How to Color a Wood Burning Project

    by Bede6

  • Check out this list for easy Christmas craft ideas for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults. Each of these crafts can be completed in 30 minutes or less.

    51 Easy Christmas Craft Ideas

    51 Easy Christmas Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • Learn how to texture metal clay with carving, tear-away textures, photopolymer plates, household items, leaves, food, purchased and homemade mats, molds and tools in this comprehensive guide.

    How to Texture Metal Clay

    How to Texture Metal Clay

    by Margaret Schindel203

  • What can you do with old book pages? Browse these fun project ideas and get inspired to make crafts such as garlands, flowers, trees, and more!

    53 Creative Craft Ideas Using Book Pages

    53 Creative Craft Ideas Using Book Pages

    by Loraine Brummer11

  • When you don't understand certain things about art, it can definitely be a hindrance to enjoying looking at something you're not used to. Here's how to grow in appreciation for art when you're not an artist!

    How to Appreciate Art When You're Not an Artist

    How to Appreciate Art When You're Not an Artist

    by Michelle George2

  • Learn how to weave flexible metal clay sheet or paper to make woven metal jewelry. This illustrated step-by-step weaving tutorial demonstrates a simple method with helpful illustrations.

    Metal Clay Weaving Tutorial

    Metal Clay Weaving Tutorial

    by Margaret Schindel38

  • How to make simple homemade musical instruments. Drums, flutes, clickers, shakers, sistrum, harmonica, tambourine, ankle bells, cymbals, bongo, guitar, maracas.

    43 Homemade Musical Instruments to Make

    43 Homemade Musical Instruments to Make

    by Loraine Brummer14

  • Metal clay must be dry before firing to avoid steam that causes bubbles in the metal. Learn how to dry metal clay using foam, Teflon, a hotplate / cup warmer, dehydrator, hair dryer and other methods.

    The Pros and Cons of Metal Clay Drying Options

    The Pros and Cons of Metal Clay Drying Options

    by Margaret Schindel29

  • With a few supplies, you can turn an old rubber boot that was headed for the dumpster into a cute and practical flower planter. Add a little whimsy to your garden with this recycled boot flower pot.

    How to Make a Flower Pot out of a Recycled Rubber Boot

    How to Make a Flower Pot out of a Recycled Rubber Boot

    by Glimmer Twin Fan71

  • Design a handbag for holidays or everyday! Customize your purse with these directions and photos using basic sewing skills by repurposing a denim skirt.

    Denim Skirt Handbag: Project #2

    Denim Skirt Handbag: Project #2

    by RTalloni42

  • Home made soap usually needs to cure for a month. But Hot Process Soap Making speeds up cure time. Heating the soap cures it quickly, makes it safe to use in one week creating hard long lasting bars.

    How to Make Quick-Cure Hot-Process Soap

    How to Make Quick-Cure Hot-Process Soap

    by Dolores Monet16

  • A detailed list of basic, nice-to-have and specialty materials, tools, supplies and equipment for working with metal clay. Learn how to build a metal clay toolkit or see what's missing from your kit.

    Metal Clay Materials, Tools, Supplies and Equipment

    Metal Clay Materials, Tools, Supplies and Equipment

    by Margaret Schindel40

  • Learn how to custom paint leather shoes, boots or sandals successfully with acrylic paint and then how to trim and embellish them with rhinestones, faux gems, sequins and other fashion accents

    How to Embellish and Paint Leather Shoes

    How to Embellish and Paint Leather Shoes

    by Margaret Schindel268

  • Do you have extra buttons around the house that you want to use? Try these fun button project ideas that are perfect for both kids and adults!

    48 Excellent Button Craft Ideas

    48 Excellent Button Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer26

  • It's a fun time to be a Harry Potter fan. Here are three simple DIYs that require few materials and allow you to dabble in the magical world of witches and wizards.

    3 Creative DIY Harry Potter Crafts

    3 Creative DIY Harry Potter Crafts

    by Deborah Minter0

  • Getting wood cut at Home Depot or Lowes is a great free service. It can save time and money if it's done correctly. Many people complain about their accuracy, not me--I get perfect cuts--everytime!

    Home Depot Plywood Cutting—Cut Right the First Time!

    Home Depot Plywood Cutting—Cut Right the First Time!

    by Joel Diffendarfer25

  • There are many creative ways to preserve flowers. After you press them, you can use them to create lovely works of art. Get inspired by the ideas below!

    The Basic Art of Flower Pressing

    The Basic Art of Flower Pressing

    by femi2

  • Learn about the tools and supplies needed to fire BRONZclay metal clay successfully and what to look for when deciding which ones to get. Most also are needed to fire other bronze clay formulas.

    BRONZclay Tools and Supplies for Making Bronze Jewelry

    BRONZclay Tools and Supplies for Making Bronze Jewelry

    by Margaret Schindel20

  • 40+ coffee filter crafts for kids and adults. Ideas for making: flowers, butterflies, wreaths, roses, snowflakes, Christmas, Halloween, fall. Coffee filter art projects using food coloring, markers

    46 Unique Coffee Filter Craft Ideas

    46 Unique Coffee Filter Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer30

  • Only wine bottle crafts which include tutorials for making the craft are included in this article. There are simple, fun and easy projects, and also unique and elegant ideas great for decor or gifts.

    36 DIY Super Creative Wine Bottle Craft Ideas

    36 DIY Super Creative Wine Bottle Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer3

  • A fun craft for kids and adults, these eco-friendly bird feeders are just what your garden needs. Attract birds the earth friendly way by using these easy to follow instructions, including photos.

    Easy Biodegradable Bird Feeders

    Easy Biodegradable Bird Feeders

    by Glimmer Twin Fan63

  • Castile soap is the purest soap ever. Make your own Castile soap by following this easy recipe. This soap is ideal for vegetarians and vegans.

    Castile Soap Recipe

    Castile Soap Recipe

    by Sleepylog10

  • Step by step instructions and photos are provided in this easy tissue paper suncatcher craft tutorial. It's perfect for kids of all ages.

    Suncatcher Craft Project for Toddlers

    Suncatcher Craft Project for Toddlers

    by Glimmer Twin Fan74

  • A free template, tips, and techniques are freely shared in this Wet Felting Tutorial. Recycled Crivit Beach shoes are used in the place of shoe lasts and recycled Soles are attached on completion.

    How to Make Wet Felted Boots for Children

    How to Make Wet Felted Boots for Children

    by Sally Gulbrandsen18

  • Hot process soap making is one of the ways to make all-natural soap at home. But can you make the soap really, really pretty? What can you add to it to make it more interesting? Here's an account of some of my recent adventures in hot process soap making. You should be able to learn something, too!

    Hot-Process Soap Making Adventures, with Recipes

    Hot-Process Soap Making Adventures, with Recipes

    by Rachel Koski37

  • How to make mosaic design table from ceramic tiles. I show you how to make a mosaic table top with ceramic tiles for outdoors in your garden. What are the best mosaic techniques for beginners. How do I grout a mosaic? Ceramic Tiles make an awesome garden table.

    How to Create a Mosaic Design for a Table in Your Garden

    How to Create a Mosaic Design for a Table in Your Garden

    by L M Reid12

  • It says something particularly special when your gift on this loving holiday is made by hand, with love. Check out these 50+ unique valentines day gift ideas for your husband, friends, and kids.

    51 Outstanding Handmade Valentine Gift Ideas

    51 Outstanding Handmade Valentine Gift Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer14

  • Make your own I Spy bottle with these easy to follow instructions and photos. They provide hours of fascination.

    How to Make an "I Spy" Bottle

    How to Make an "I Spy" Bottle

    by Glimmer Twin Fan126

  • This step-by-step tutorial with photos and text instructions shows you how to turn a few bills of any dollar denomination into a pretty flower that makes money fun to give as a gift for any occasion.

    How to Make a Money Rose

    How to Make a Money Rose

    by Kylyssa Shay453

  • Recycled thick Woolen Jumpers are used to create hanging basket liners. Follow these simple steps to create a hanging garden of your own. Fill it with herbs or flowers to create a riot of color.

    How to Make Hanging Basket Liners With Wool Sweaters

    How to Make Hanging Basket Liners With Wool Sweaters

    by Sally Gulbrandsen76

  • Fun, easy Halloween craft ideas. 40+ Halloween craft projects that include: Bats, spiders, ghosts, witches, monsters and mummies. Wreaths, noisemakers, painted plates

    48 Fun and Easy Halloween Craft Ideas

    48 Fun and Easy Halloween Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer24

  • Preserving or drying flowers can be a hobby or can be done as a business where one preserves flowers for their beauty or as ornaments or for interior decorations or for other sentimental reasons.

    Different Methods for Preserving or Drying Flowers

    Different Methods for Preserving or Drying Flowers

    by livingsta3

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  • Duct tape art is a creative form that uses tape to put different items together. It is practical at home and requires a few basic skills. Tape art is fun, unique, and easy to execute!

    The Basics of Duct Tape Art

    The Basics of Duct Tape Art

    by femi2

  • Get the inside scoop on all the little known tricks of the trade for increasing sales and building repeat business. How to design and work a booth that rocks!

    Craft Fair Vendor Sales Tips and Booth Ideas

    Craft Fair Vendor Sales Tips and Booth Ideas

    by Christin Sander187

  • Recipe for easy-to-make coconut milk soap. This recipe will produce a soothing, healing and moisturising soap ideal for sensitive skins. Can be used to wash hair also. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.

    Coconut-Milk Soap Recipe

    Coconut-Milk Soap Recipe

    by Sleepylog188

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