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  • How do you make a candle? As a person who has experience making candles, I am often asked this question. People are surprised to hear that it is much more than just melting wax, adding fragrance and color then pouring it into a container with a...

    Candle Making: Three Important Steps For Beginners

    Candle Making: Three Important Steps For Beginners

    by caitlynk8

  • Making clay pot crafts or terra cotta crafts for kids, teens, adults and seniors. Make DIY crafts for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter. 50+ Simple, easy and fun clay pot craft project ideas.

    53 Inspiring Clay Pot Crafts

    53 Inspiring Clay Pot Crafts

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • Making your own liquid hand soap is an easy afternoon project that will potentially save you hundreds of dollars. Choose your scent or opt for a fragrance-free soap. Make enough for a large family or plenty for gift giving.

    How to Save Money by Making Your Own Liquid Hand Soap

    How to Save Money by Making Your Own Liquid Hand Soap

    by Graham Gifford10

  • Beautiful rustic nature crafts projects. Twig branch art and crafts for kids and adults. Crafts made from twigs include, wreaths, garlands, stars, coat rack, reindeer

    42  Rustic Twig Craft Ideas

    42 Rustic Twig Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • Make lovely ladybug crafts using paper plates, egg cartons, bottle caps, rocks, and more! These DIY project ideas are fun and easy activities for kids.

    40 Fun and Easy Ladybug Craft Ideas

    40 Fun and Easy Ladybug Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer3

  • 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

  • Soda, pop, coke or cola cans, they are all aluminum cans that can be used to make crafts. Can art and craft projects for kids and adults. 30+ things to do with aluminum cans: flowers, jewelry, angels

    37 Awesome Aluminum Can Crafts to Make

    37 Awesome Aluminum Can Crafts to Make

    by Loraine Brummer21

  • Browse these sweet gift ideas you can make for a mom and her baby. If you need to put something together for a baby shower gift or to make a new mom's care package, use this list for inspiration!

    50 Darling Homemade Gift Ideas to Make for a New Mom

    50 Darling Homemade Gift Ideas to Make for a New Mom

    by Loraine Brummer3

  • It is easy to make repairs to torn pages, broken spines, or loose covers on books. You just need to have the right tools and some help from me, Mickie Gee.

    What Are the Best Glues for Book Repairs?

    What Are the Best Glues for Book Repairs?

    by Mickie Goad42

  • How to create mosaic art, a guide to techniques, tools, design, indoor vs. outdoor materials, substrates, tesserae, color, adhesives, sealers, and delving into the mysteries of grout.

    A How-To Guide to Mosaic

    A How-To Guide to Mosaic

    by Silva Hayes86

  • Quick basic tips to get started with your cardmaking, especially with you're a total beginner at making handmade greeting cards.

    10 Beginner Tips—How to Make Cards

    10 Beginner Tips—How to Make Cards

    by Fabrizio Martellucci17

  • 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

  • Make 50+ creative projects using old CDs! Even though you may not listen to the music on them anymore, the CDs can still be used for something practical and beautiful that you will enjoy.

    52 Beautiful  CD Craft Ideas

    52 Beautiful CD Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer10

  • 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

  • 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

  • Here are some fun ideas that will help you transform your boring, discolored, or piece meal skull collection into a stunning museum of art that will turn heads and start conversations!

    Crafty Things to Do With Animal Skulls

    Crafty Things to Do With Animal Skulls

    by Shaddie11

  • 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

  • Making beads from roses is a wonderful way to keep special flowers with you forever. It takes some patience, but the results are lovely to wear yourself or give to a friend.

    How to Make Rose Beads From Your Wedding Flowers

    How to Make Rose Beads From Your Wedding Flowers

    by Elyn MacInnis233

  • In the past, crafters used glue guns to piece things together easily and quickly, but now we are discovering that the glue gun has many other uses. Here are my favorite ten.

    10 Genius Ways to Use Your Glue Gun

    10 Genius Ways to Use Your Glue Gun

    by Lori Green80

  • How to prepare and paint fiberglass-reinforced plastic. Includes discussions on immersion service paints, outdoor paints, and the effects of exposure to the elements.

    How to Paint Fiberglass

    How to Paint Fiberglass

    by LiamBean0

  • 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

  • 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

  • See what the buzz is around these bee crafts and decoration ideas! Use materials such as paper, craft sticks, egg cartons, clay pot, pom-poms and more. These DIY projects are great for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and adults.

    48 Beautiful and Creative Bee Craft Ideas

    48 Beautiful and Creative Bee Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer6

  • 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

  • Penguins are loved by people of all ages. I've compiled a list of fun and easy penguin craft activities you can do in a classroom or a DIY party!

    34 Cool and Amazing Penguin Craft Ideas

    34 Cool and Amazing Penguin Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer15

  • 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

  • Unique ideas with plans for making decorative birdhouses using old license plates. These are functional birdhouses that birds will actually use to raise their families.

    How to Build a License Plate Birdhouse

    How to Build a License Plate Birdhouse

    by Anthony Altorenna5

  • Craft projects using glass gems or marbles. Ideas for making beautiful and useful items for the home and garden. Jewelry and gift ideas. DIY projects for kids and adults. Unique, outstanding items.

    46 Gorgeous Glass Gems Craft Ideas

    46 Gorgeous Glass Gems Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer0

  • There is something about building a Marble Machine that makes me feel like I could control the world. I have not built one yet, but I want to. Until then I will have to settle for the work of some of these Marble Machine Masters. They have great...

    How to Build a Marble Machine

    How to Build a Marble Machine

    by Robert T Gasperson21

  • I love all of these clothespin crafts. Many of the ideas will be great fun to do with kids or are projects that the kids can do alone.

    48 Classy Clothespin Craft Ideas

    48 Classy Clothespin Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer9

  • Find fun pinecone project ideas for kids, toddlers, and adults! Make wreaths, ornaments, napkin rings, angels, bird feeders, and more!

    36 Remarkable Pinecone Crafts

    36 Remarkable Pinecone Crafts

    by Loraine Brummer18

  • Easy craft projects for boy scout camps and for boys to make and sell. Simple, fun and easy crafts that boys will enjoy. Craft projects especially for boys to make.

    40 Craft Ideas Especially for Boys

    40 Craft Ideas Especially for Boys

    by Loraine Brummer9

  • Upcycling worn t-shirts into beautiful rugs satisfies my penny-pinching nature. You'll find the instructions to make "yarn" from tees and how to crochet a throw rug similar to the braided rugs grandma used to make.

    How to Crochet a T-Shirt Rug

    How to Crochet a T-Shirt Rug

    by Stephanie Henkel173

  • If bling is your thing, you’ll love all the craft ideas found here. Create beautiful crafts, unique décor and homemade gifts, using rhinestones and glitter. Find pictures/ site names to the tutorials.

    50 Things to Bling Craft Ideas

    50 Things to Bling Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer4

  • Whether it's a school assignment or a project just for fun, a shoebox diorama is a great craft to tackle. Here are tips, ideas, and printables to help you make a very cool miniature model.

    How to Make a Shoebox Diorama

    How to Make a Shoebox Diorama

    by Jimmie Lanley417

  • 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

  • "How to Build a Pyramid Kite" is a tutorial I first posted on the web in 1993. Suitable for ages 7 and up with adult supervision, this is a simple kite design I learned as a kid.

    Easy Kitemaking: How to Build a Pyramid Kite

    Easy Kitemaking: How to Build a Pyramid Kite

    by Ellen Brundige113

  • Learn how to make a fancy 3D chandelier from a frozen pizza box. Three dimensional chandeliers are a popular choice for party decorations. In fact, we are using several of them for my daughters high school graduation party this year. I have made...

    How to Make a 3D Chandelier from a Frozen Pizza Box

    How to Make a 3D Chandelier from a Frozen Pizza Box

    by Jamie Brock50

  • Look through this extensive list of creative owl crafts for kids, teachers, preschoolers, and adults! They can make lovely gifts, home decor, or projects for art class. Enjoy!

    53 Wildly Fun Owl Craft Ideas

    53 Wildly Fun Owl Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer49

  • This is a simple and easy tutorial on how to make cinnamon and clove scented pine cones for the holidays. I was very excited to do this because I know that pine cones are always popular around this time of year and the sweet, spicy smell lingering in the air is sure to add to the joyful atmosphere that comes with the holidays.

    How to Make Scented Pine Cones

    How to Make Scented Pine Cones

    by Jamie Brock61

  • 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

  • If you want a fun activity to do with your kid, why not make some homemade slime using glue sticks! This is a great activity your child can participate in and even learn something in the process.

    How to Make Slime With a Glue Stick

    How to Make Slime With a Glue Stick

    by Kate Daily8

  • ewelry making, when I first began, seemed a difficult craft to undertake. I initially took on the challenge of creating my own focal pieces of jewelry due to the cost and difficulty finding in retail just what I was looking for. This hub discusses what I consider the bare bones of jewelry making supplies for beginners.

    Jewelry-Making Supplies for Beginners

    Jewelry-Making Supplies for Beginners

    by Teresa Coppens54

  • 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

  • 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

  • What are the most popular themes which sell art? Which subjects sell the most art? Do you know? Are these questions important to an artist?

    Top Ten Subjects for Art That Sells

    Top Ten Subjects for Art That Sells

    by John Dyhouse177

  • Learn how you can make your own mosaic bird baths, tabletops, gazing balls, flowerpots, stepping stones, and more. Find out what materials are needed, what methods are best for completing each mosaic project and how to find inspirational designs...

    How To Mosaic: Art For Your Garden

    How To Mosaic: Art For Your Garden

    by Rita-K38

  • Lavender wands are pretty, fragrant, and are great gifts. Learn how to make a lavender wand with my step-by-step tutorial.

    How to Make a Lavender Wand

    How to Make a Lavender Wand

    by Marlene Bertrand29

  • Selection of some truly awesome patterns to create with the new mini MonsterTail and even on some standard Rainbow Loom boards. Fishtail designs create striking bracelets for kids and adults to wear.

    Fishtail Patterns for the Monster Tail Loom

    Fishtail Patterns for the Monster Tail Loom

    by Marie3

  • Corsages and boutonnieres are essential for weddings and proms. Learn how to make your own corsage and boutonniere in this step-by-step article. It also contains examples of corsages and boutonnieres you can easily make.

    How to Make Corsages and Boutonnieres

    How to Make Corsages and Boutonnieres

    by anglnwu39

  • 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

  • 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

  • Examining the various patinas and related finishes for steel. These finishes either involve oxidation of the metal or are nonreactive finishes.

    Patina Finishes for Steel

    Patina Finishes for Steel

    by Jason7

  • A Damaged Plaster Frame I love to buy old picture frames, well because I like old stuff. I am especially fond of those old gilded plaster frames. They set off my landscape prints really well. The only draw back is that ones in good shape aren't...

    How to Repair a Gilded Plaster Picture Frame

    How to Repair a Gilded Plaster Picture Frame

    by reddog102775

  • Pan pipes are instruments that date far back into history, even figuring into the mythological story of Pan. The pipe is often used in folk music, providing a harmonica-like flute sound. The traditional panpipe has about ten pipes, but it will be...

    Make Your Own Instrument - Pan Pipes

    Make Your Own Instrument - Pan Pipes

    by Stacie Naczelnik25

  • Make outstanding crafts using sphagnum, Spanish, reindeer, artificial or excelsior moss. Crafts made include trees, balls, baskets, wreaths, frames.

    41 Outstanding Moss Craft Ideas

    41 Outstanding Moss Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer0

  • Fun and easy Halloween spider craft ideas for kids: kindergarten, preschoolers, toddlers. Arts and crafts ideas. Spider craft ideas for adults to make and sell. Spiders: bat, pumpkin, itsy bitsy spider

    37 Creepy Spider Craft Ideas

    37 Creepy Spider Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer1

  • 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

  • Recycle plastic grocery bags to make useful and interesting crocheted tote bags in varying sizes. Basic step-by-step instructions with photographs are included. Learn how to cut continuous strips of "yarn" from the bags and try this easy crochet pattern. Make something from nothing!

    Crochet Fun Beach Bags from Recycled Plastic Bags

    Crochet Fun Beach Bags from Recycled Plastic Bags

    by Stephanie Henkel36

  • Check out these DIY ideas on how to make pop-up greeting cards for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s, or Father’s Day. This article includes pop-up card ideas, tutorials, and templates.

    33 DIY Ideas for Making Pop-Up Cards

    33 DIY Ideas for Making Pop-Up Cards

    by Loraine Brummer6

  • Have you got a box of old cassette tapes from the 1970s and 1980s? They hold fond memories from your student days, but now you're unable to find a machine on which to play them? Here are some whacky and unusual ideas to upcycle your old audio tapes.

    Upcycle Old Audio Compact Cassettes and VHS Tapes

    Upcycle Old Audio Compact Cassettes and VHS Tapes

    by Beth Eaglescliffe1

  • 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

  • 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

  • Step by step instructions on how to make an earth globe from paper mache. All you need is tissue paper, flour, water and a balloon. Instructions for more globes included. Great Earth Day project!

    Art Ideas: How to Make a Paper Mache Earth Globe

    Art Ideas: How to Make a Paper Mache Earth Globe

    by Dorsi Diaz5

  • Crafts, for kids and adults, using paper towel and toilet paper rolls. Ideas for wall decor, seasonal and holiday items or adults. Easy and inexpensive projects for kids.

    56 Amazing Paper Roll Crafts Ideas

    56 Amazing Paper Roll Crafts Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer19

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • An introduction to silver and gold precious metal clay and a guide to recommended metal clay artists, teachers, organizations and projects suitable for metal clay beginners. Education and inspiration.

    Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and Art Clay Silver and Gold

    Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and Art Clay Silver and Gold

    by Margaret Schindel139

  • Cane is an excellent fiber to work with. Learn the basic concepts for how to weave with cane. Then make a split cane stool or repair a bentwood split cane chair.

    Cane Weaving - Preparing, Tools & Patterns

    Cane Weaving - Preparing, Tools & Patterns

    by Dawn0

  • Before you start, you're going to need a few things: Embroidery floss Scissors Tape A Homemade 'loom' Embroidery floss can be found at any craft store, so far I haven't been able to find it at Walmart or Target. Embroidery floss can come...

    How to Make Friendship Bracelets With Letters and Numbers

    How to Make Friendship Bracelets With Letters and Numbers

    by Lindsey248

  • Many great ideas for making crafts using milk jugs. Included are pictures and the site names to the tutorials. Crafts for kids and crafts for every holiday.

    40 Awesome Crafts Using Milk Jugs

    40 Awesome Crafts Using Milk Jugs

    by Loraine Brummer12

  • This article is about how to price homemade craft items. It includes the most commonly used formulas for baseline, retail, and wholesale pricing as well as advice on everything from comparing the prices of similar items to the advantages of buying wholesale supplies.

    How to Price Homemade Craft Items: Formulas and Other Considerations

    How to Price Homemade Craft Items: Formulas and Other Considerations

    by Rose Clearfield57

  • Flower Pounding is a fun and rewarding way to use the dye from flowers. It's a great way to preserve the colors of summer or a special bloom that means so much. The finished product can be used in quilts, made into a pillow or even framed and hung on the wall. You'll be delighted with the results when you learn how to flower pound on fabric.

    How to Flower Pound on Fabric

    How to Flower Pound on Fabric

    by Glimmer Twin Fan71

  • 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

  • Project ideas for making Mexican, or Cinco de Mayo crafts. 50+ fiesta craft ideas for kids and for adults.Craft ideas including piñatas, huge flowers, maracas and wreaths, using crepe paper, yarn, cla

    59 Fun and Fabulous Mexican Crafts for Kids and Adults

    59 Fun and Fabulous Mexican Crafts for Kids and Adults

    by Loraine Brummer0

  • The basic parts of a wooden gear clock, how they work, and how to build one from a wooden-clock plan. Includes step-by-step instructions and video guides.

    How to Make a Wooden Gear Clock

    How to Make a Wooden Gear Clock

    by Robert T Gasperson201

  • Kid's handprint art makes a sweet homemade gift for moms and grandmas. Find step-by-step instructions with pictures to help you create a cute design on a ceramic dish with your child's handprints.

    How to Make Handprint Art on Ceramics

    How to Make Handprint Art on Ceramics

    by Alissa Roberts26

  • Make flour-based paper mache paste for all of your crafty projects. This non-toxic recipe is ideal for kids and can be made in any quantity. Learn my secret ingredient to make stronger, smoother paste

    My Favorite Paper Mache Paste Recipe

    My Favorite Paper Mache Paste Recipe

    by QuiltFinger26

  • 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

  • Search through 60+ crafts that would be fun for teenage girls! They can make them just for fun or to sell. Decorate the bedroom, make bff gifts for friends, and more!

    64 Amazing Crafts for Teenage Girls

    64 Amazing Crafts for Teenage Girls

    by Loraine Brummer28

  • Using alcohol ink on glass is easy to use and yields beautiful results! The technique is simple and the decorating possibilities are endless. Any glass item can be turned from a blank canvas to eye-catching art!

    How to Use Alcohol Ink on Glass

    How to Use Alcohol Ink on Glass

    by psiloveyou1101

  • DIY Plans with photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions for building a nest box that is specially designed for wood ducks.

    How to Build a Wood Duck Nest Box

    How to Build a Wood Duck Nest Box

    by Anthony Altorenna11

  • The next time your garden hose wears out, don't throw it away! Instead recycle or repurpose it into something useful or decorative. From sprinklers to vases to wreaths, the possibilities are endless.

    How to Recycle or Reuse an Old Garden Hose

    How to Recycle or Reuse an Old Garden Hose

    by Rose Clearfield24

  • 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

  • Try these patriotic DIY projects to celebrate the fourth of July and Memorial Day. These crafts are great for kids and adults, and they can be done individually or as a group activity for a party!

    47 Patriotic Craft Ideas: 4th of July and Memorial Day

    47 Patriotic Craft Ideas: 4th of July and Memorial Day

    by Loraine Brummer37

  • Alcohol inks are expensive. Here is a way to make tons of colors and save money. The best part is that they actually work great!

    How to Make Alcohol Inks

    How to Make Alcohol Inks

    by Nichole Thomas4

  • DIY wood pallet craft project ideas. Craft ideas for repurposing old wood pallets: wine rack, coffee table, wall art, bed, couch, signs, and more.

    45 DIY Wood Pallet Crafts

    45 DIY Wood Pallet Crafts

    by Loraine Brummer4

  • I've noticed that many different projects can be made with wire hangers. Inexpensive and fun, these hanger crafts are perfect for the classroom!

    49 Super Wire-Hanger Crafts

    49 Super Wire-Hanger Crafts

    by Loraine Brummer70

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This winter, try out these snowman craft ideas that are perfect for kids, preschoolers, and adults. You could even make these DIY projects with the intent to sell them at craft shows. Enjoy!

    49 Amazing Snowman Craft Ideas

    49 Amazing Snowman Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer16

  • Learn how to make glass magnets and professional packaging for them. This article includes supply lists and step by step directions with photos.

    How to Make Glass Magnets

    How to Make Glass Magnets

    by Rose Clearfield38

  • You'll find over 50 different Lenten Arts and Crafts ideas here, with pictures of the projects and the site names to the tutorials. You'll find this article useful if you teach a Sunday school class.

    57 Outstanding Lenten Arts and Crafts Ideas

    57 Outstanding Lenten Arts and Crafts Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer29

  • 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

  • Looking for a unique way to wrap many small items? Try these easy surprise ball instructions, and turn them into a gift that's as fun to unwrap as it is to receive.

    How to Make a Surprise Ball

    How to Make a Surprise Ball

    by Lisa Vollrath21

  • 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

  • Halloween witch crafts ideas for kids and adults. 30+ unique, fun and easy witch craft projects including witches hat, dolls, decorations, pumpkins, frogs, costumes, shoes, ornaments, puppets, spiders

    31 Spooky Halloween Witch Craft Ideas

    31 Spooky Halloween Witch Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer4

  • Learn how to start a basic spiral rope chain and change things like the number, size, and type of beads. You'll be able to create beautiful jewelry, accessories, decorations, and more!

    Beading Tutorials: Spiral Rope

    Beading Tutorials: Spiral Rope

    by Mortira30

  • 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

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    Alcohol Ink Tiles

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