DIY Birdhouse Plans with step-by-step instructions to build a decorative birdhouse that resembles a lighthouse.
Learn how to press flowers and preserve their beautiful colors! I'll also share how to create a few fun craft projects with them that you can add around your home.
I'm a fan of making things from recycled materials. This article includes many crafty DIY ideas for recycling, up cycling, and reusing old clothes to make something new!
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!
Do you have old t-shirts lying around at home? Recycle them into clothing and accessories with these craft projects and ideas.
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!
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!
Making a Celtic knot segmented wood pen is easier than it looks! Learn how to make this segmented blank, even if you don't have access to power saws.
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!
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."
Indian floor decorations are created on important occasions and festivals including Diwali. Learn how to make bright and reusable floor decorations in a simple step by step manner.
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.
Learn how to make a book by hand with this step-by-step tutorial. These can be used as journals, sketchbooks, photobooks, and more!
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.
create your own jewellery, how to make jewellery, sterling silver jewellery, 14k gold jewellery,I have been creating wire wrapped jewellery for approximately five years now, and the most common remark I receive, aside from being told how stunning they are, is how difficult they must be to make. Of...
Have you seen or heard of the new crayon art craze? Wondering how to make your own? It's super easy and this tutorial will make it even simpler.
Jazz up a plain white shirt with a handmade felt brooch. Learn how to design your own unique pin with these step by step instructions and photos.
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.
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.
The grain of wood is often what makes it so attractive to the human eye. We enjoy the natural color and flow. Here I am going to show how to push the grain of wood just a little further than raw and natural by adding colors to the grain. This is not...
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!
Pictures of bowls made from recycled, rolled magazines have popped up all over the internet, but available instructions frequently leave something to be desired. This is an in-depth tutorial with step by step instructions on how to recycle paper from magazines, catalogs, old homework assignments, or anything else into a cute bowl.
Step by step instructions with pictures for beaded bookmark or keychain. Also instructions for doing as a group project.
Learn how to make a floating wine bottle holder. This is an easy woodworking project that anyone can do.
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.
Shawl pins are popular and used to hold a shawl in place or decorate a knitted sweater, and you may be surprised at how easy it is to make one out of polymer clay! My easy tutorial will show you how!
Tie-dyeing is a fun way to become a fabric designer! Choose colors from subtle pastels to shouting vivids. Experiment with different typing combinations and colors! Learn how to do it on a budget!
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.
Understanding the different types of side-release buckles will help you find the right fit and function for your next paracord project.
More techniques for paper quilling. Follow these easy instructions and make your own beautiful designs.
Here's how you and your padawan can make a decent-looking toy lightsaber with a bunch of stuff you probably already have lying around the house. It will be light enough to be safe for use in mock duels, cheap enough to consider disposable, and a fun part of your padawan's training.
This is a fun project! Design and construct your favorite building using poster board and craft paper. This hobby or career is called "Model Building" and is great for individuals or families.
Holidays and children just seem to go together. It's so easy to get wrapped up in everyday life and forget how to truly let go and have fun.
Make a wire bookmark as a simple craft project that you can keep or give away in just a few minutes! All you need is wire, needle-nose pliers, and creativity!
Turn that pile of sentimental t-shirts saved from trips, school, family, clubs ect that are stashed in your bottom drawer into keepsake T-Shirt Pillows and put them on display for all to enjoy.
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.
This easy method of transforming new wood involves burning the wood with a propane torch. Everything is more fun with a blazing torch in your hand!
Outstanding ideas for making bandana crafts. No-sew and sew bandana crafts ideas include headbands, bibs, napkin holders, bags, wreaths, table runners, more
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!
Learn how to make this super cute bling-covered contact lens case with this easy, step-by-step tutorial. I have also included some clever ideas for alternate uses for your new sparkly case.
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.
Learn how to create digital scrapbook pages with GIMP, the free photo editor. This article includes a video tutorial for those new to the GIMP photo editing program.
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.
Celebrate Earth Day with kids by making unique upcycled crafts that make their imaginations run wild. Learn how to make a pair of toilet paper roll binoculars for your kid's toys! It's a fun activity that you can use as a teaching lesson as well.
A simple quilting extension table made with parts from Home Depot, completed in less than an hour, and with minimal material costing ~$20. Has adjustable legs and can be readily modified to a number of sewing machines.
An introduction to bronze clay, differences in firing schedules and methods compared to silver metal clay, and an overview of major bronze metal clay brands, formulas and jewelry making techniques.
Teacher gift ideas. Creative, homemade teacher appreciation gifts. Teacher gifts for kids to make. Teachers: high school, elementary, preschool, Sunday. Handmade gift ideas for teachers. Inexpensive.
Ornament wreaths are popular for the Christmas season, but can be a hassle to make. This tutorial creates a festive wreath that is easy to construct, uses less ornaments, and will shine in your home.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for easy Halloween crafts using your child's handprints or footprints? Find out how to create over 10 different art ideas and several fun craft projects to make with your kids.
Pretty Ugly Pottery created a range of novelty tableware which featured funny faces on the outside. This is the story of the world famous Ugly Mugs and how they were made, written by someone who worked for the company.
Rustic crafts using burlap, jute, rusty tin accents and pine cones. Rustic country holiday projects included ornaments, trees, angels, snowmen, garlands, Santas,
Repurposed old windows make a unique collage picture frame for wedding photos, family snapshots, kid school pictures, and much more.
Scarecrows are awesome decorations, and they make a fun project for the whole family. You can easily make a scarecrow out of scraps to scare up some fun in your own front yard.
I'm an experienced woodworker and craftsman who uses a brad nailer. Here are my thoughts on whether having one would be useful for your arts and crafts endeavors.
Looking for a fun kid's float for the swimming pool? Create a pirate raft out of foam pool noodles with these step-by-step directions, pictures, and video.
Free templates included. Super-cute, super-easy crafts and decorations you can make with your kids (or by yourself!).
Have you ever wanted to make resin jewelry? I've listed the steps and materials you need to create custom rings below!
Making miniature fairy furniture for a magical fairy bedroom is fun. I also make some covers and pillows for the bed. Step-by-step instructions with videos on how to make a fairy bed with modeling clay.
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
Instructions with step by step colour photos showing how to create a simple macramé board using cheap and easy to find items.
DIY plans for building a screech owl nesting box. This article includes diagrams, photos and step-by-step instructions for building and hanging a owl house.
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...
I like to mix it up when it comes to designing art and my jewelry making is no exception. I came up with these interesting ideas to work driftwood into jewelry and I wanted to share them with you.
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.
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.
If you're a beginning or experienced beader and want to buy beads from China on eBay, I have some advice for you.
An overview of the five forms of commercial metal clay products - lump clay, metal clay powder, slip or paste, syringe, and metal clay paper - and the characteristics and uses of each form.
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...
Having written an article recently about making the most simple Friendship Bracelet, I wanted to quickly follow it up with my favorite Friendship Bracelet design. It is a design that I was not aware of way-back-when in school, when making these bracelets was so popular. The design is also surprisingly simple. I have taught the technique to a group of 8-10 year olds and they picked it up easily. I'll have you knotting in no time!
Quick basic tips to get started with your cardmaking, especially with you're a total beginner at making handmade greeting cards.
In this article, I will show you how to create a scrapbook album from a re-purposed photo album, different journaling tags, how to incorporate flower embellishments and using words and phrases.
This is a simple and fun way to make potpourri in your dehydrator. The possibilities are endless when you make your own! Plus recipes, including apples and cinnamon and pumpkin pie.
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.
DIY Plans with photos and step-by-step instructions for making a bluebird feeder. This feeder lets the bluebirds in, but keeps bigger birds out.
Simple tips to make your own soap using Melt and Pour Soap. This is a fun way to get creative - quick to make and no curing time required.
What do you do with dried corn husks? There are a variety of easy arts and crafts ideas to make, including corn husk dolls.
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.
Candle boxes have been around for centuries. This early 1700's replica candle box will add to your décor and function as a box to hold anything you want to put in it.
Looking for a fun, fashionable, and usable craft? Here's the solution: an ombré tie-dyed baseball cap. It's fun to do with this easy-to-follow tutorial.
Wood carving in general can seem intimidating to most people. For those who wish to sample the craft, spoon carving is generally a good place to get your feet wet.
Rubber is a raw material used in most of the flexible items that we use daily or often. It has a peculiar nature because of its unique chemical composition. It is flexible and hyper elastic in nature makes it useful for many purposes. Rubber has...
Best Out of Waste craft idea for all: Follow these steps to turn materials that you would otherwise recycle or throw out into a beautiful wall hanging.
This article is about ways to reuse empty pill bottles. It includes basic ways to reuse and recycle them as well as craft projects with pill bottles. There are lots of photos, links, and other resources.
Wreaths create a warm welcome for any holiday or season. To make a unique decoration, try tying strips of fabric around a wire frame and then add a bow, ornament, or some flowers for a pop of color.
A collection of vintage-inspired jewelry making techniques including collage or assemblage jewelry, working with brass filigree, cagework or tapestry beading, memory wire bracelets, and patina.
Have you got a box of old cassette tapes from the 1970s and 1980s? They hold fond memories, but now you are unable to find a machine on which to play them? Here are some ways to upcycle old audio tapes.
Whether you're new to soap making or a seasoned vet, why use artificial ingredients to color your all-natural home made soap? Check out these easy to use natural ingredients that will give your soap the beautiful colors you're looking for!
Make awesome crafts using jute twine and the ideas you'll find in this article. Find ideas for decorating, making gifts and personal items.
A step-by-step tutorial for making colorful polymer clay fantasy flower jewelry. Wear these bright spring or summer blooms all year long or give them as inexpensive handmade gifts for women or girls.
It might seem a little bizarre but a wisdom teeth necklace is what many opt for to safe keep their pearlies after a surgery. Find out how you can make a wisdom teeth necklace.
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.
Learn about beadwoven flowers such as French flowers! I include jewelry project ideas, patterns/tutorials, and resources.
Every company that makes digital images, craft stamps, and other images uses an angel policy to keep their original artwork from being "stolen" by another party. Learn how these policies affect you as a crafter or professional maker.
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...
When searching for new craft supplies, look at your unused picture frames for inspiration! Learn how to use picture frames and some other basic materials to create this festive fall door decoration!
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!
A step-by-step method to create a stunning wall display of your family. Using inexpensive picture frames, a little paint and a photocopier, you can create a pictorial family tree.
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.
Paper crafts are a great way to improve kids' fine motor skills. The equipment is inexpensive and they can have lots of fun paper tearing, folding, cutting, glueing and weaving paper.
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
Adorable Easter bunny crafts using paper, cotton balls, paper plates, paper bags, burlap, tp rolls, wash cloth. Easy bunny craft ideas to make
A basic explanation of sheet metal forming, and how it's performed in stamping die engineering, design, and build.
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...
Looking for a fun and simple homemade craft? Try crafting with salt dough. Find out how using this easy salt dough recipe. Then make some of the fun craft projects provided.
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.
Tired of your yarn becoming tangled? Three ideas for homemade yarn holders that will work in a pinch.
Birdhouse designs, plans and inspiration for building handcrafted wooden birdhouses and nesting boxes. These birdhouses are made for the birds!
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.
DIY Plans with photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions for building a nest box that is specially designed for wood ducks.
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!
Holidays just aren't the same without homemade ornaments and this yarn hat made with recycled toilet paper rolls is one of the cutest. Easy to make with the step by step photo instructions and video.
A step by step introduction to making a hand blown glass marble with a dichroic glass center. Illustrated and detailed account.
Best no-carve pumpkin ideas. Ideas for: painting, decoupage, stenciled, jeweled, blinged and decorating pumpkins. Fun and easy no-carve pumpkin ideas
Learn how to make custom paper with paint techniques. It's fun to make your scrapbook pages and greeting cards with your own special touch. Use these ideas and tips to get started!
Amazon takes on Etsy with a new program that allows artists and crafters to sell their handmade items on the Amazon platform. Learn more and find out how to apply to get an invitation.
DIY plans with step-by-step instructions, photos and diagrams for building a Ladybug House. Plus, lady bug facts and tips for attracting lady bugs into the garden.
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.
If you want to decorate your cell phone, you can paint it with nail polish. Using this guide you can learn how to paint a cell phone using only nail polish and a few simple tricks.
These colorful handmade jars make wonderful gifts, party favors, or table decorations for a variety of occasions and events. Easy to make, they are also a great way to repurpose and recycle old jars!
If you've decided that you want to make a business out of your beaded jewelry hobby and want to know how much you can get for your work, I can help you!
The cajon, a box drum originating from African slaves in Peru during the early 19th century or before, is becoming more widely used within different musical genres. Its locomotion is a plus, as no set up is required, and its fairly light, making it...
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.
Step by step instructions and photos are provided in this easy tissue paper suncatcher craft tutorial. It's perfect for kids of all ages.
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!
Finding space to store salvaged scrap wood in your garden shed or workshop for future DIY use can be an issue; here I showcase my temporary storage solution with suggested ideas for the longer term.
Check out this list for easy Christmas craft ideas for toddlers, kids, teens, and adults. Each of these crafts can be completed in 30 minutes or less.
Make fun summer memories this year by trying these beach crafts! They're fun for kids and adults. You can use items such as seashells, sand, driftwood, and rope!
Add a touch of homespun whimsy to your holidays with these recycled denim ornaments. They are easy to make using this tutorial that includes step by step instructions and photos.
If you have kids, you probably end up with lots of crayon bits that are messy and too small to be useful. Don't throw them out! There are tons of fun and beautiful crafts you can make with them.
Have you ever gotten a gift so nicely wrapped with that amazing bow attached to the front that you don't want to open because it's so pretty? With the help of these instructions you can make your own fancy Christmas bows that people will adore!
Make outstanding crafts using sphagnum, Spanish, reindeer, artificial or excelsior moss. Crafts made include trees, balls, baskets, wreaths, frames.
Easy ghost crafts using paper, paper plates, cheesecloth, gauze, clay, leaves and cotton balls. A great Halloween craft resource.
An introduction to the unusual and rewarding hobby of painting rocks. Make the most of freely available stones and pebbles to create fascinating 3-D paintings.
In this article I explain how to make your own castile soap using both the hot and cold process methods for bars or liquid soap!
Make 50+ tabletop trees crafts for Christmas or home decor. Fun for kids and adults, these fun DIY trees can feature pine cones, felt, beads, burlap, papers, and other easy craft supplies!
Easy angel crafts using paper plates, folded paper, pipe cleaners, felt, muslin, etc. Sunday school ideas, Christmas ornaments and decor.
Oh my! How things have changed in the world of candles!! Candle making has never been simpler or easier to master.
These sugar cube igloos are a fun and interactive Canadian craft for teaching kids about the history of the Inuit people. They also make wonderfully unique Canadian party decorations!
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...
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.
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.
Learn the art of paper quilling. By following these easy instructions for paper quilling, you can master the techniques and make your own beautiful designs.
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!
This article shares DIY bluebird birdhouse plans with step-by-step instructions for building a nest box.
Fall crafts are those that can be displayed from August to the end of November. In this article find unique and easy-to-do Fall crafts that will make your decorating a breeze. Fall craft ideas for inside and outdoors.
Have you ever wondered what all is involved in starting a home business selling your crafts? Find out in this comprehensive hub.
Learn how to make your own stepping stones! It's an easy craft for kids and adults, and the results are stunning.
Christmas is here. Have you prepared your crib? If not, maybe you'll decide to make one for next year. It is easy to do and costs next to nothing!
Aluminum can earrings are the perfect beginner aluminum can craft project. Learn how to quickly and easily make fun, fresh earrings out of old soda cans!
Learn how to make stained glass patterns with a few simple tools that you probably have around your home!
Scrapbook paper is a perfect medium for creating a wide range of craft projects. From greeting cards to coasters to flowers, you have the tutorials and other resources you need to create with paper!
Don't put up with boring notebook covers! Be an original and make them unique with one or more of these creative ideas!
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.
With a little planning ahead, setting up a craft show booth can be really fun and make a big difference to your sales.
A detailed list of basic, nice-to-have and specialty materials, tools, supplies and equipment for working with metal clay. Learn how to build a metal clay toolkit or see what's missing from your kit.
Recommended sources for where to purchase the best vintage beads and jewelry supplies, by a designer who has shopped for and used them in one-of-a-kind pieces for nearly 30 years.
Why buy a corsage when you can easily make one yourself? Use this easy tutorial to quickly put one together!
Are you interested in designing and making your own button jewelry? Get tips and ideas for creating bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more.
Make a simple boomerang paper airplane. Flight-test three different designs for boomerang paper planes.
Storing beads and jewelry findings is a challenge for everyone who makes beaded jewelry. Here are a variety of recommended bead storage solutions and cases for storing jewelry findings successfully.
Do you love crafting with your Cricut machine? Do what you love and make some money doing it! In this article, we'll go over some fun products you can create to sell with your machine.
When the hunt is over, save that deer fat and put it to good use by making easy tallow container candles. Would be a great Christmas or Holiday present.
This November, teach your kids the value of gratitude with this fun, easy craft. 30 days of gratitude for the whole family.
Sandblasting intricate designs into glass is now possible with a UV sensitive film from Rayzist. Here is ten simple steps on how to etch a design from clip art to a sand blasted image on a glass mug.
Learn the tricks to making a successful goat milk soap! I'm sharing my recipe for a lovely soap with my thought process behind the ingredient selection.
The Mason jar has to be one of the most useful inventions on the planet. They are not used for just canning and preserving foods anymore. Nowadays Mason jars are used and re-used in tons different creative ways. One of the most common ways to use...
How to make a native american dreamcatcher. Dream catchers are for protecting us from bad dreams. The web catches the dreams and the daylight hits the dream catcher and illuminates the dream.