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  • 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

  • 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 Herron10

  • 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

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

    How to Get Your Plywood Cut From Home Depot the First Time!

    How to Get Your Plywood Cut From Home Depot the First Time!

    by Joel Diffendarfer38

  • 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

  • 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

  • Free templates included. Super-cute, super-easy crafts and decorations you can make with your kids (or by yourself!).

    Paper Christmas Crafts

    Paper Christmas Crafts

    by puzzlerpaige39

  • Learn how to make a wooden fairy door for your garden. Fairy doors are easy and fun to make. I show you how with step- step instructions, videos and photos. Invite a fairy into your garden. It'll be sure to add a magical touch!

    How to Make Wooden Fairy Doors for the Garden

    How to Make Wooden Fairy Doors for the Garden

    by L M Reid10

  • 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

  • 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 Mitchell81

  • 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.

    36 DIY Ideas for Making Pop-Up Cards

    36 DIY Ideas for Making Pop-Up Cards

    by Loraine Brummer12

  • Here are a few step-by-step instructions turn tank tops, t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, and hoodies into cute upcycled bags.

    How to Make a Bag From an Old T-shirt

    How to Make a Bag From an Old T-shirt

    by Samantha Harris7

  • 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

  • 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 Brummer19

  • 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

  • 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.

    75 Inspiring Craft Ideas Using Plastic Bottles

    75 Inspiring Craft Ideas Using Plastic Bottles

    by Loraine Brummer34

  • 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

  • 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 Martellucci19

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Rose6

  • 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

  • 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 what secret ingredient I use to make a stronger, smoother paste!

    My Favorite Paper Mache Paste Recipe

    My Favorite Paper Mache Paste Recipe

    by QuiltFinger28

  • Learn how to build a bent-willow chair using free wood collected from the roadside. They're perfect to use as outdoor furniture so you can relax on the porch during the evenings!

    How to Build a Bent-Willow Chair

    How to Build a Bent-Willow Chair

    by Sharon Vile10

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Brock87

  • Repurpose glass jars with metal lids into fabulous coin banks, tip jars, and donation jars. In this tutorial you will learn how to punch a rectangle slot into a metal lid using basic hand tools. No power tools required!

    How to Punch Slots in Metal Lids of Glass Jars

    How to Punch Slots in Metal Lids of Glass Jars

    by Marla0

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Folk Artist Krypto explains how to take freshly cut hardwood tree trunks and carve them into beautiful one-piece wood art. Proper seasoning of the wood and a patient cutting procedure are vital to prevent checking and splitting of the wood fibers. Krypto also discusses sealing techniques to aid in the control of water evaporation from the green wood.

    How to Carve Oak and Other Hardwood Tree Trunks Into Beautiful and Useful Wood Art

    How to Carve Oak and Other Hardwood Tree Trunks Into Beautiful and Useful Wood Art

    by Rodney C Lawley13

  • 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

  • This is an easy, step by step tutorial showing how to make gorgeous handmade paper roses that can be used to embellish crafts, handmade cards and more.

    Beautiful Handmade Paper Roses Tutorial

    Beautiful Handmade Paper Roses Tutorial

    by Jamie Brock90

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 65+ unique Easter crafts ideas. Easter craft projects for kids and adults to make. Easter arts and crafts with bunnies, eggs, chicks and carrots. Make baskets, garlands, wreaths, trees, treat bags and

    69 Simply Adorable Easter Craft Ideas

    69 Simply Adorable Easter Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer16

  • Looking for some easy alien crafts for kids? Find step-by-step directions with lots of pictures for an alien spaceship, hand puppet, balloon craft, and spooky candle project. All of these ideas are fun for an outer space birthday party and make great Halloween activities for kids.

    Easy Alien Craft Ideas for Kids

    Easy Alien Craft Ideas for Kids

    by Alissa Roberts35

  • 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

  • Adorable Easter bunny crafts using paper, cotton balls, paper plates, paper bags, burlap, tp rolls, wash cloth. Easy bunny craft ideas to make

    42 Adorable Bunny Craft Ideas

    42 Adorable Bunny Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer8

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Iris folding is a simple paper-folding technique that originated in Holland. Learn how to do it with this set of basic instructions and long list of links to free patterns.

    Free Iris Folding Patterns and Instructions

    Free Iris Folding Patterns and Instructions

    by Lisa Vollrath5

  • 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 Claudia Mitchell74

  • 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

  • Lavender is a wonder herb with many uses. The essential oil is a popular product used in aromatherapy and the dried lavender flowers are used in craft items and culinary preparations. If you love lavender flavours, check out some of these lavender recipes.

    Fun With Dried Lavender Flowers: Craft Ideas and Recipes

    Fun With Dried Lavender Flowers: Craft Ideas and Recipes

    by lady rain19

  • Maybe you have a hobby that you're thinking about marketing, but you're trying to weigh the pros and cons. It's easy to give in to the negative aspects of starting your craft business, but there are also some really fantastic reasons to go for it.

    15 Reasons Why You Should Start a Handmade Craft Business

    15 Reasons Why You Should Start a Handmade Craft Business

    by craftybird14

  • 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

  • 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 Brummer120

  • Here are a variety of spring craft ideas for kids! I've included a wide variety of spring topics including birds, flowers, insects, vases, wreaths, and more. Welcome spring with a craft project or two!

    29 Easy and Entertaining Spring Craft Ideas for Kids

    29 Easy and Entertaining Spring Craft Ideas for Kids

    by Rose Clearfield28

  • This article outlines a simple way to catalog and track an artist's work. The catalog has many uses, not the least of which is to aid in marketing the artist's work to the public.

    How to Make a Catalog of Artwork

    How to Make a Catalog of Artwork

    by Dbro12

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Brock55

  • 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

  • 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

  • Make duct tape flowers easily using these videos and step-by-step pictures. They make a lovely kids craft project and gift!

    How to Make a Duct Tape Flower

    How to Make a Duct Tape Flower

    by Virginia Kearney5

  • In traditional basketry of the Salish First Nations people, weavers made beautiful, useful baskets from natural materials like pine needles, cedar root, sweetgrass, cherry bark, carved bone pieces, and shells. Learn the simple method here with pictures to weave your own Secwepemc style of basket from pine needles.

    How to Weave Baskets From Pine Needles

    How to Weave Baskets From Pine Needles

    by Janis Goad39

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Brummer11

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I design hats for performance art and events. I've illustrated a how-to guide to help you make a Mad Hatter top hat. It's like in the story, but it uses upcycled materials found around the house.

    How to Build an Upcycled Mad Hatter Top Hat

    How to Build an Upcycled Mad Hatter Top Hat

    by Joel Diffendarfer5

  • 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

  • If you've always wanted to make stained glass art, but don't have "stained glass" you can use Sharpies! With an old window and some Sharpie markers, you can create your own "stained glass."

    Sharpie Art - How to Make a "Stained Glass" Window

    Sharpie Art - How to Make a "Stained Glass" Window

    by Cynthia Calhoun39

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Thomas21

  • 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 Quick422

  • 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 Jason10

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ripped up jeans may be in style, but too much tearing can make them unwearable. These five recycling ideas are easy enough for anyone to do and keep the material from going to waste.

    5 Ways to Upcycle Old Jeans

    5 Ways to Upcycle Old Jeans

    by ESPeck191914

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Gasperson203

  • 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 Monet3

  • 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 Gifford11

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kids love to make dragonfly crafts. You'll find project ideas, facts about dragonflies, pictures, and links to craft sites with tutorials in this article.

    26  Beautiful Dragonfly Craft Ideas

    26 Beautiful Dragonfly Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer10

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Altorenna42

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