It is easy to make a forge from a propane or freon tank using these instructions and some fairly inexpensive and common tools.
Add a pop of color and a little bit of sparkle to your home with these charming Valentine's Day pieces! Learn how to make wreaths, wall hangings, and more.
Here's a unique idea for turning a plastic soda bottle into a gift box. These step-by-step instructions will help you upcycle an old plastic bottle into something special.
This cute gingerbread house ornament will spread happiness and good cheer throughout your holiday home! This ornament is made from felt and uses colorful buttons as the candy decorations. This tutorial includes a template for making your own house, but you can add more embellishments of your choice.
Make a beautiful wine bottle gnome with these instructions. The gnome is removable so it can be used over and over. This wine bottle gnome is a great gift for friends or family.
This charming little ornament gives you a cozy winter view without worrying about the weather. This Christmas tree decoration is a fun project that can be embellished in many ways. This project involves some detail work and cutting of materials, but the assembly is easy.
This cheerful Santa Claus ornament is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and to get you in the Christmas spirit. This cute tree decoration is easy to make with some polymer clay and a few household tools. This is a great beginner project if you'd like to start working with polymer clay.
This is a step-by-step guide on how to make a Harry Potter-inspired Cupboard Under the Stairs book nook or bookshelf insert.
Built for the birds, this interesting birdhouse design has three separate units and has fledged several families of bluebirds and wrens. A few repurposed and salvaged bits add whimsy and transform a basic birdhouse into a unique piece of yard art.
This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a book nook for beginners. It includes patterns and printouts you can use to create the bookshelf insert of your literary dreams.
A paint can forge is a great first forge to figure out if blacksmithing is for you. It is inexpensive to make and will work for small projects. You can use a propane torch to heat. It will be too small to work medium and larger sized pieces of metal.
The short answer is no, you should not forge your first knife from a lawnmower blade. Instead of using a found lawnmower blade, use 5160, 1084, or 1070. I will go over the reasons in this article, along with other basic blacksmithing tips.
This colorful fall sign features a collage of different autumn textures and a festive greeting to welcome visitors to your home. Each block of this sign is built with a different material that creates a rustic look, perfect for the fall season. This project is adaptable for other sizes and shapes.
Follow this simple step-by-step guide and make a cable management trough from recycled wood. It's designed for easy and versatile use, and it fits on the back wall beneath your computer desktop (to keep all the cables off the floor under the desk).
Combine old and new to create a stunning clock wreath in celebration of National Book Lovers Day! All you need is a book or two, some craft supplies, an old smartphone if you happen to have one, and this step-by-step tutorial.
Making polymer clay jewelry is actually not that complicated. It takes some material, creativity and willpower. To make this simple necklace, get some Fimo clay, a type of string to use for the base, a piece of chain, rings and a clasp.
Learn how to use recyclable and discarded plastic packaging to mold fiberglass and cast resin objects.
Join me in this simple task of retrofitting two additional shelves to an existing built-in DVD/Blu-ray storage unit, closely matching the existing hewed wood effect (medieval style) and wood stain colour of the existing shelving unit.
Rainbows are a cheerful symbol of hope and brighter days! This easy children's project is a fun introduction to basic weaving techniques that uses just household materials and creativity. Kids will enjoy watching their rainbow appear before their eyes!
This recipe and step-by-step guide (with images) shows you how to recycle soap bits to make homemade soap with added honey. You can also scent it with essential oils and fresh or dried herbs, and optionally colour it with food dye.
This charming rustic wreath features a unique woven twine texture that is perfect for farmhouse or cottage decorating. Easy to make, this wreath only requires a few materials and can be decorated in many ways and for various seasons.
Learn how to turn a dining table into a sewing table with this guide. It's not just another oak dining table renovation and repurposing project: I also show my experimental approach, as I explored various options (while thinking out of the box) to meet specific criteria to a satisfactory level.
This tutorial will show you the techniques to create an eye-catching gemstone chakra pendant, simply using wire and a few basic tools.
Why buy flower pots when you can make your own—and design them as well? If you're feeling encouraged go DIY during a pandemic, this article shows you how to recycle and repurpose a food can into a planter. A very relaxing project, especially during self-quarantine.
This tutorial will demonstrate step-by-step how to create beaded dangle-drop cluster earrings using gemstone beads and crystals. Using basically the same technique, you can create two different variations of this striking design.
This is an easy and educational craft for kids. Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to create this fun “F” is for Falcon. You can use the pieces you create as a template to make more pieces for multiple falcons, or you could just make one. Promote learning with a fun crafting exercise.
Do you have a sentimental sweater you no longer wear? Maybe it's a gift from Valentines Day, Halloween, Christmas, or any other special occasion. Take it out of storage and make it into a pillow that you can use in the appropriate season.