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  • 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 Brock64

  • 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

  • If you have all kinds of notes in all kinds of places, and maybe even several different planners / notebooks, this is the hub for you! Keep all your notes and daily to-dos, etc in a BULLET JOURNAL!

    How to Set up and Plan in Your Bullet Journal

    How to Set up and Plan in Your Bullet Journal

    by Jamie Jensen11

  • 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!

    50 Amazing Snowman Craft Ideas

    50 Amazing Snowman Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer16

  • 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 Marie4

  • 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 Brummer30

  • 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

  • Try out these DIY burlap craft ideas! You'll be inspired to make flowers, garlands, wreaths, ornaments, and wall art. Keep these projects in mind for any upcoming holidays, seasons, weddings, or events.

    76 Creative Craft Ideas Using Burlap

    76 Creative Craft Ideas Using Burlap

    by Loraine Brummer16

  • Senior folks like to make crafts that are easy to make, and suitable to do with limited dexterity. Here over forty simple crafts for older adults or those who are in nursing homes.

    50 Amazing Craft Ideas for Seniors

    50 Amazing Craft Ideas for Seniors

    by Loraine Brummer2

  • 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 QuiltFinger95

  • 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

  • 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 Brock57

  • 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 Schindel211

  • 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 caitlynk9

  • Want to scrapbook for free? See my review of 5 best digital scrapbooking sites that offer freebies and tutorials.

    5 Best Digital Scrapbooking Sites

    5 Best Digital Scrapbooking Sites

    by Virginia Kearney15

  • Love beaded curtains and want to make your own? Here are some fun ways to make your own beaded curtains from things you may have laying around the house. You won't believe what some of these things are.

    Crafty Handmade Beaded Curtain Ideas

    Crafty Handmade Beaded Curtain Ideas

    by Rosana Modugno10

  • Crafts fairs or bazaars are a great way to meet your target market, show your creative artwork, and make some money. Here is a list of easy and inexpensive crafts you can make or sew, and sell at a crafts fair, festival, or bazaar.

    Easy Crafts to Make or Sew and Sell at a Crafts Fair or Bazaar

    Easy Crafts to Make or Sew and Sell at a Crafts Fair or Bazaar

    by Shasta Matova31

  • Looking for a fun and simple homemade craft? Try crafting with salt dough. Here's an easy recipe and fun craft projects to try.

    How to Make Salt Dough for Crafts

    How to Make Salt Dough for Crafts

    by Claudia Mitchell82

  • 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

  • Great outdoor, nature and camping crafts for kids and adults. Plan adventure, birthday or camping themed parties with these backyard camping craft ideas and activities.

    40 Backyard and Camping Crafts for Kids

    40 Backyard and Camping Crafts for Kids

    by Loraine Brummer33

  • 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

  • Simple, easy and fun clay pot craft project ideas. Make terra cotta pot crafts for Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc.

    57 Inspiring Clay Pot Crafts

    57 Inspiring Clay Pot Crafts

    by Loraine Brummer5

  •  If you’re a beach lover, you’ve probably seen sand dollars at the shore. Maybe you’ve found the occasional one at the water’s edge, or even stepped on one in the shallows. You’ve doubtless seen tons of the white echinoderms in souvenir...

    How to Find and Preserve Sand Dollars for Use in Crafts

    How to Find and Preserve Sand Dollars for Use in Crafts

    by Holle Abee26

  • Get inspired by these easy suncatcher projects you can do today! Hang them up in the window to enjoy seeing how they catch the light on a sunny day.

    61 Outstanding Suncatcher Craft Ideas

    61 Outstanding Suncatcher Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • Starting a digital scrapbook on your iPad can be extremely fun and rewarding. Here are some of the best scrapbooking apps available for iPad. These apps offer the best themes, backgrounds and elements that help you build a scrapbook of your dreams.

    5 Scrapbooking Apps for iPad

    5 Scrapbooking Apps for iPad

    by Anurag Ghosh1

  • 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 Schindel35

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Shaddie13

  • 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.

    92 Outstanding Craft Projects Using Glass Jars

    92 Outstanding Craft Projects Using Glass Jars

    by Loraine Brummer181

  • Called primitive, grunge or grungy, vintage, early American or folk art, all of these craft ideas include free tutorials. Easy country crafts to give as gifts, for your own decorating, or to sell.

    42 Primitive and Grungy Craft Ideas

    42 Primitive and Grungy Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer0

  • 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

  • Try these fun and easy egg carton craft ideas for kids and preschoolers! It's a great way to upcycle an item you can accumulate easily.

    58 Wonderful Egg Carton Craft Ideas

    58 Wonderful Egg Carton Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer7

  • 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 Koski39

  • 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 Henkel37

  • 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 Claudia Mitchell126

  • Awesome hair accessories to make and to sell. Projects for babies, toddlers, teens and adults. Crafts include hair bows, clips, headbands, bridal styles, and barrettes.

    54 Charming DIY Hair Accessories

    54 Charming DIY Hair Accessories

    by Loraine Brummer4

  • This article is a big round up of coaster tutorials. It includes coaster tutorials for fabric, tile, and more. There are links and photos for all of these tutorials with additional resources for some of them.

    How to Make Coasters From Fabric, Tile, and More!

    How to Make Coasters From Fabric, Tile, and More!

    by Rose Clearfield83

  • Preserving and drying flowers is a craft that has been honed over the ages. Hang drying and air drying are more time honored, traditional methods of this craft. However, technology has led to the use of microwaves, ovens, and chemicals, such as silica gel in the drying process.

    Preserving Flowers: Six Ways of Drying Flowers

    Preserving Flowers: Six Ways of Drying Flowers

    by susiempn6

  • The best Halloween arts and crafts for kids, preschoolers, toddlers and adults. Halloween art and craft ideas to make spiders, witches, ghosts and bats. Fun and easy art and craft ideas for Halloween

    45 Inspiring Halloween Arts and Crafts Ideas

    45 Inspiring Halloween Arts and Crafts Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer40

  • 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 Schindel272

  • 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

  • A comprehensive guide to working with Metal Adventures' original BRONZclay brand bronze metal clay. Includes techniques and tips for working with this clay, firing schedules, troubleshooting and more.

    BRONZclay Bronze Metal Clay Jewelry Techniques

    BRONZclay Bronze Metal Clay Jewelry Techniques

    by Margaret Schindel47

  • 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 livingsta5

  • 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 Day30

  • Looking for some new images to spruce up your next collage, card making project, or scrapbook page? Try these handy sites for free images and collage sheets.

    Free Images & Collage Sheets

    Free Images & Collage Sheets

    by Lisa Vollrath6

  • 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 Coppens57

  • 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 Brummer28

  • 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 Brummer1

  • There is a proper way to color your wood burning project without raising the grain of the wood. This article explores the technique more in depth.

    How to Color a Wood Burning Project

    How to Color a Wood Burning Project

    by Bede8

  • 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

  • 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

    60 Fun and Fabulous Mexican Crafts for Kids and Adults

    60 Fun and Fabulous Mexican Crafts for Kids and Adults

    by Loraine Brummer0

  • Heat embossing is an easy, but impressive, way to create personalized stationary, cards, envelopes, and gift tags. Discover heat, or wet, embossing and how to heat emboss with or without a specialized heat tool. This step by step how-to includes lots of pictures and two instructional videos.

    How to Use Embossing Powder to Wet Emboss with or without a Heat Gun

    How to Use Embossing Powder to Wet Emboss with or without a Heat Gun

    by Natasha18

  • A DIY crafting project for making a toad house from a flower pot, and then adding Wampum to decorate the outside of the toad abode.

    How to Make a Toad House

    How to Make a Toad House

    by Anthony Altorenna45

  • Transform your yard into a creepy Halloween graveyard with fake tombstones and clever epitaphs. Here are ideas for funny R.I.P. names and spooky tombstone sayings, plus easy instructions for making your own tombstones.

    Tombstone Ideas for Your Halloween Graveyard

    Tombstone Ideas for Your Halloween Graveyard

    by FlourishAnyway32

  • 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

  • Each year, 58 billion disposable coffee cup sleeves are tossed out. Learn how to save your fingers and the environment by taking the time to make your own reusable coffee sleeve. Easy to make and customize, a reusable coffee sleeve also makes a great homemade gift.

    How to Make a Reusable Coffee Cup Sleeve Cozy with Sewing Pattern

    How to Make a Reusable Coffee Cup Sleeve Cozy with Sewing Pattern

    by Natasha37

  • Looking for wedding and bridal shower craft ideas? These handmade wedding and shower craft projects include decorations, favors, centerpieces, bridal bouquets, veils, headbands, invitations, and place cards.

    69 Sensational Wedding or Bridal Craft Ideas

    69 Sensational Wedding or Bridal Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer4

  • Best nativity crafts ideas using craft sticks, wooden doll pegs, paper, clay, clay pots. Crochet. Nativity crafts for kids and adults.

    40 Beautiful Nativity Craft Ideas

    40 Beautiful Nativity Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer15

  • 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 Sleepylog190

  • 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

  • Try out these wildly fun popsicle stick projects! They are perfect for kids, teens, and adults. I'm sharing ideas to transform them into puppets, turkeys, Santa Claus, snowmen, reindeer, and more!

    43 Outstanding Popsicle Craft Stick DIY Ideas

    43 Outstanding Popsicle Craft Stick DIY Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer1

  • 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

  • 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 Brummer19

  • Sensory boxes are a simple, cheap, and fun way for kids to explore their senses. They can be customized for any theme, subject, or season. Try making fake body parts boxes for Halloween!

    How to Make a Sensory Box and Fun "Feely" Ideas

    How to Make a Sensory Box and Fun "Feely" Ideas

    by Candace Bacon7

  • How to make a hand crafted dream catcher. Dream catchers are said to protect us from bad dreams. The web catches the bad dreams and the daylight hits the dream catcher and lifts it away. Dream catchers make excellent baby shower, or wedding gifts, easily customized.

    How to Make a Hand Crafted Dream Catcher

    How to Make a Hand Crafted Dream Catcher

    by Lela40

  • 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 Jason11

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    44  Rustic Twig Craft Ideas

    44 Rustic Twig Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer5

  • Do you have doilies laying around the house? Don't throw them away. Instead, use them to make angels, lanterns, ornaments, votives, pillows, and more!

    42 Beautiful Doily Craft Ideas

    42 Beautiful Doily Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer20

  • 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 Daily23

  • "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 create a mosaic design from ceramic tiles for a table, how to make a mosaic table top with ceramic tiles for outdoors in your garden, the best mosaic techniques for beginners, and how to grout a mosaic. Ceramic tile mosaics make awesome garden tables.

    How to Make a Mosaic Table Top Design With Ceramic Tiles

    How to Make a Mosaic Table Top Design With Ceramic Tiles

    by L M Reid15

  • Create a masterpiece by learning to paint with marbles! This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions with photos, along with an instructional video. It's the perfect craft for anyone!

    How to Paint With Marbles

    How to Paint With Marbles

    by Claudia Mitchell48

  • 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

  • Use antique ceiling tin to make an attractive wall hanging. Using salvaged material is a sustainable practice and can add a unique decorative touch to your home. This simple project is easy to do.

    Create a Wall Hanging With Antique Ceiling Tin

    Create a Wall Hanging With Antique Ceiling Tin

    by Dolores Monet3

  • 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 Shay454

  • Learn how to use acrylic paint to stain wood! This technique can add colorful flair and a new visual dimension to your crafty projects, furniture, and even walls and floors.

    How to Color Stain Wood for Crafts

    How to Color Stain Wood for Crafts

    by C.S.Alexis17

  • 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

  • Glitter is a fun way to add bling to all your paper crafts. Learn how to use glitter, glitter glue, and glitter paper on scrapbook pages, cards, journals, and more. I've included free resources in this comprehensive guide. Enjoy!

    Tips and Ideas to Use Glitter for Paper Crafts

    Tips and Ideas to Use Glitter for Paper Crafts

    by Linda F Correa1

  • 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

  • I've been teaching oil painting classes for about six years now. Every student has their strengths, but one thing that most of them have in common is they get stumped when it comes to which colors to use. This is a great project for both...

    Art Lessons for Kids - Color Theory Made Easy

    Art Lessons for Kids - Color Theory Made Easy

    by Laura Spector31

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 psiloveyou1103

  • 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

  • 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 Green81

  • Learn how to make easy tin can crafts, use tin cans to organize and lots more with this tin can craft and decor round-up with 20 different tin can craft and decor tutorials.

    20 Cute and Clever Tin Can Crafts

    20 Cute and Clever Tin Can Crafts

    by Jamie Brock88

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Check out these light bulb craft ideas for adults, including vases, terrariums, painted bulbs, and holiday crafts to make and sell. Light bulb craft ideas for kids and preschoolers are included, too!

    35 Clever Craft Ideas Using Light Bulbs

    35 Clever Craft Ideas Using Light Bulbs

    by Loraine Brummer4

  • 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

  • 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 MacInnis235

  • 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

  • Crafting gum wrappers to make folded chains has been around since the 1960s. They're still fun to put together, so learn how to do so with these easy step-by-step instructions.

    How to Make a Gum Wrapper Chain

    How to Make a Gum Wrapper Chain

    by Alex Rose7

  • 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

  • With the art of decoupage, you can easily learn to make home decor pieces and one-of-a-kind gifts. No painting skills required: If you can print a picture from a computer, cut with a pair of scissors, and use glue, you can make beautiful decoupage crafts.

    How to Decoupage and Transfer Designs

    How to Decoupage and Transfer Designs

    by Rock Artist10

  • DIY plans for building a bat house with an image of a flying bat. This article includes diagrams, photos and step-by-step instructions for building and hanging a bat box.

    Bat Box Plans: How to Build a Bat House

    Bat Box Plans: How to Build a Bat House

    by Anthony Altorenna23

  • Rubber is a raw material used in most flexible items. Its peculiar, elastomeric nature is due to its unique chemical composition. Read on to learn how to make rubber in your own home!

    How to Make Natural Rubber Latex at Home

    How to Make Natural Rubber Latex at Home

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