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  • Accidents happen! If you have a torn or ripped page in a beloved book, it's easy to repair it with materials you probably have around the house.

    How to Repair a Torn Page in a Book

    How to Repair a Torn Page in a Book

    by Mickie Goad26

  • DIY door and wall Halloween wreath crafts. How to make Halloween wreath ideas. Making fun, scary wreaths using mesh, ribbon, tulle, burlap, tissue,etc.

    23 Best Halloween Wreaths to Make

    23 Best Halloween Wreaths to Make

    by Loraine Brummer25

  • 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

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

    Art Ideas: How to Make a Paper Mache Earth Globe

    Art Ideas: How to Make a Paper Mache Earth Globe

    by Dorsi Diaz5

  • Unbiased reviews of metal clay related products including the Ultra-Lite Beehive Kiln and custom name/logo stamps by Metal Clay Artist Magazine's senior editor and technical editor Margaret Schindel.

    Metal Clay Product Reviews

    Metal Clay Product Reviews

    by Margaret Schindel10

  • 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 Koski38

  • 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

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

    How to Save Money by Making Your Own Liquid Hand Soap

    How to Save Money by Making Your Own Liquid Hand Soap

    by Graham Gifford10

  • These decorative birdhouses are built for the birds! Birdhouses designed with the birds in mind have a higher chance of attracting tenants, and adding a bit of whimsey makes them look good too!

    How to Build a Rustic Decorative Birdhouse

    How to Build a Rustic Decorative Birdhouse

    by Anthony Altorenna31

  • 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 Bede6

  • How do you get fair financial compensation when someone plagiarises or steals your artwork or design? Follow a common process to deal with copyright infringement and take back control.

    What to Do About Online Art Theft & Plagiarism

    What to Do About Online Art Theft & Plagiarism

    by Suzanne Day29

  • Easy angel crafts using paper plates, folded paper, pipe cleaners, felt, muslin, etc. Sunday school ideas, Christmas ornaments and decor.

    49 Awesome Angel Crafts

    49 Awesome Angel Crafts

    by Loraine Brummer11

  • 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.

    Sandblasting Designs in Glass

    Sandblasting Designs in Glass

    by Alan Lehmann3

  • Step-by-Step how to make a Paper Bag Scrapbook or Envelope Scrapbook. Includes instructions for how to do craft with a large group

    Paper Bag Scrapbook Instructions

    Paper Bag Scrapbook Instructions

    by Virginia Kearney6

  • With just a few supplies and time, you too can turn common potatoes into beautiful jewelry. Find out how in this easy to follow tutorial.

    How to Make Potato Jewelry

    How to Make Potato Jewelry

    by Claudia Mitchell134

  • 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.

    Simple Paper Crafts for Kids

    Simple Paper Crafts for Kids

    by Bronwen Scott-Branagan21

  • Many schools now “teach to the test”. No time is left in the curriculum for children to be creative. Out-of-hours art and craft clubs could be the answer. Creativity and individuality are encouraged and nurtured in these clubs.

    Creative Activities for Kids: Art and Craft Clubs

    Creative Activities for Kids: Art and Craft Clubs

    by Beth Eaglescliffe0

  • These colorful angels are made from a paper plate and basic art supplies. A fun activity for any age, these crafty angels can decorate a mantle, hang on your Christmas tree or serve as a tree topper!

    Easy Christmas Craft:  How to Make a Paper Plate Angel

    Easy Christmas Craft: How to Make a Paper Plate Angel

    by Donna Herron11

  • 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

  • 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

  • This is an introduction to tea bag folding or flat unit origami. Create paper rosettes for decorating cards, scrapbooks or art journals. Add rosettes to gift tags or create wall art. Be creative.

    Tea Bag Folding: a Flat Unit Origami Craft

    Tea Bag Folding: a Flat Unit Origami Craft

    by Sherry Venegas27

  • 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

  • Using color to enhance scrapbook pages. How to apply color to scrapbook pages. How to coordinate color to scrapbook pages. How to create balance when using different hues to compliment photos.

    How to Use the Color Wheel in Scrapbook Pages

    How to Use the Color Wheel in Scrapbook Pages

    by CraftytotheCore9

  • With a few supplies, you can turn an old rubber boot that was headed for the dumpster into a cute and practical flower planter. Add a little whimsy to your garden with this recycled boot flower pot.

    How to Make a Flower Pot out of a Recycled Rubber Boot

    How to Make a Flower Pot out of a Recycled Rubber Boot

    by Claudia Mitchell71

  • 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

  • Steps and tips on how to create a lovely heart wreath that looks as good as it smells. Make this lavender wreath quickly and easily even if you've never made a wreath before. Includes pictures.

    How to Make a Lavender Heart Wreath

    How to Make a Lavender Heart Wreath

    by Heather Rode5

  • 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.

    Upcycle Old Crayons: 4 DIY Project Ideas

    Upcycle Old Crayons: 4 DIY Project Ideas

    by Christy Kirwan9

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

    Fishtail Patterns for the Monster Tail Loom

    Fishtail Patterns for the Monster Tail Loom

    by Marie3

  • 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

  • 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!

    How to Make a Peruvian Wave Friendship Bracelet

    How to Make a Peruvian Wave Friendship Bracelet

    by woothie7

  • How to make silver, bronze or copper clay oil paste using plant-based essential oil or Sherri Haab Pastemaker and how to use it for strong joins in metal clay. Includes full lavender paste recipe.

    How to Make Metal Clay Oil Paste

    How to Make Metal Clay Oil Paste

    by Margaret Schindel9

  • Looking for 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

  • 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.

    How to Make Tallow Candles From Deer Fat

    How to Make Tallow Candles From Deer Fat

    by Maggie Bonham2

  • 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

  • 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.

    50 Awesome Teacher Gift Craft Ideas

    50 Awesome Teacher Gift Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer6

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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 MacInnis234

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

    How to Make Corsages and Boutonnieres

    How to Make Corsages and Boutonnieres

    by anglnwu39

  • 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 Brock62

  • 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!

    How to Make a Christmas Bow

    How to Make a Christmas Bow

    by CassyLu198135

  • 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

  • DIY Centerpieces are the perfect addition to create a festive mood or to accent your everyday decor. Add a pop of color, beauty, sparkle or whimsy for unforgettable centerpieces.

    12 Easy and Unforgettable DIY Centerpieces

    12 Easy and Unforgettable DIY Centerpieces

    by KathyH2

  • 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

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

    36 Remarkable Pinecone Crafts

    36 Remarkable Pinecone Crafts

    by Loraine Brummer18

  • Learn about gold and silver metal clay formulas from Art Clay and PMC brands plus Aura 22 and AGS (Accent Gold for Silver and the key characteristics and best uses of each formula from those brands.

    Metal Clay Silver and Gold Brands and Formulas

    Metal Clay Silver and Gold Brands and Formulas

    by Margaret Schindel9

  • 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 Lanley419

  • 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

  • With a little planning ahead, setting up a craft show booth can be really fun and make a big difference to your sales.

    How To Set Up A Craft Show Booth

    How To Set Up A Craft Show Booth

    by Karen Creftor7

  • 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 Herron8

  • 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

  •  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

  • 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

  • I show and review handcrafted coal ornaments, especially Welsh coal. Although they're hard to find, you can still find a nice selection of coal ornaments online.

    4 Handcrafted Coal Ornaments

    4 Handcrafted Coal Ornaments

    by Arthur Russ2

  • Map crafts and map craft ideas for kids, preschoolers and kindergarten. Crafts using maps for adults. DIY map projects for use by teachers and home school teachers. Easy to make crafts using old maps.

    39 Creative Old Map Craft Ideas

    39 Creative Old Map Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer8

  • 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

  • One of the easiest toys to make for children requires nothing more than string and a button.

    Homemade Button String Toy

    Homemade Button String Toy

    by Ann Hinds20

  • Dog crafts ideas to make and sell and as gifts. Fun and easy dog for kids and adults to make. Dog craft projects using paper, cups, fabric, socks, CDs, and tin cans.

    37 Fun and Easy Dog Craft Ideas

    37 Fun and Easy Dog Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer3

  • 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.

    How to Make a Necklace out of Your Wisdom Teeth

    How to Make a Necklace out of Your Wisdom Teeth

    by Kalpana Iyer3

  • 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 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.

    How to Make Vintage-Style Jewelry

    How to Make Vintage-Style Jewelry

    by Margaret Schindel8

  • Do you ever have problems getting a fire started in the fireplace or wood stove? Why not try making pinecone fire starters? You can use them for yourself or make wonderful handmade gifts with them.

    How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters - Fun Crafts

    How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters - Fun Crafts

    by Cynthia Calhoun44

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Make Salt Dough for Crafts

    How to Make Salt Dough for Crafts

    by Claudia Mitchell81

  • Learn how to make a fairy door out of wood and a few other supplies. 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 Do You Make a Magical Fairy Door Out of Wood

    How Do You Make a Magical Fairy Door Out of Wood

    by L M Reid10

  • Castile soap is the purest soap ever. Make your own Castile soap by following this easy recipe. This soap is ideal for vegetarians and vegans.

    Castile Soap Recipe

    Castile Soap Recipe

    by Sleepylog10

  • 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

  • Who doesn't love adding dimension to their scrapbook pages, art journals, and paper crafts? Heat embossing adds dimension to your projects in just a few minutes. I hope you're inspired to try it!

    The Basics of Heat Embossing

    The Basics of Heat Embossing

    by Linda F Correa2

  • 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.

    How to Make a Native American Dream Catcher

    How to Make a Native American Dream Catcher

    by Lela39

  • Teenage girls are sure to enjoy an afternoon of these fun DIY projects! You can make things like lace scarves, glitter shoes, and fringe tank tops — for yourself, to give to friends, or to sell.

    74 Awesome Crafts for Teenage Girls

    74 Awesome Crafts for Teenage Girls

    by Loraine Brummer2

  • 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 Natasha17

  • Alcohol ink tiles are a fun project. You can add alcohol inks on tiles and let them dry or light them with a lighter. You can create many variations by using the different alcohol ink techniques.

    Alcohol Ink Tiles

    Alcohol Ink Tiles

    by Sheila Wilson2

  • 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

  • A little green just brightens and adds a bit of freshness to any home. This simple project is just perfect to freshen and add brightness to any room, door, mirror or really anywhere! Enjoy making it!

    How to Make a Moss Covered Monogram Wreath

    How to Make a Moss Covered Monogram Wreath

    by Faith Reaper77

  • These traditional corn dollies are simple to create, and make wonderful decorations for jackets or hats during harvest festivals. Learn how to make one of your own in this easy guide!

    Make Your Own Corn Dolly - The Gentleman's Favour

    Make Your Own Corn Dolly - The Gentleman's Favour

    by Pollyanna Jones3

  • Scrapbook paper has evolved to more sizes than the standard 12 x 12. How do we sort and store all of the various sizes without bending any corners or creasing the paper. 5 tips for your craft room.

    5 Ways to Store Scrapbook Paper!

    5 Ways to Store Scrapbook Paper!

    by CraftytotheCore13

  • A fun craft for kids and adults, these eco-friendly bird feeders are just what your garden needs. Attract birds the earth friendly way by using these easy to follow instructions, including photos.

    Easy Biodegradable Bird Feeders

    Easy Biodegradable Bird Feeders

    by Claudia Mitchell63

  • Paper quilling is a fun inexpensive project that only needs imagination, creativity and patience. With a little practice, a whole new world of possibilities can be created.

    Extreme Paper Quilling

    Extreme Paper Quilling

    by jlshernandez157

  • 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

  • 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

  • Learn how to weave flexible metal clay sheet or paper to make woven metal jewelry. This illustrated step-by-step weaving tutorial demonstrates a simple method with helpful illustrations.

    Metal Clay Weaving Tutorial

    Metal Clay Weaving Tutorial

    by Margaret Schindel38

  • 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

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

    53 Wildly Fun Owl Craft Ideas

    53 Wildly Fun Owl Craft Ideas

    by Loraine Brummer49

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Calhoun38

  • 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

  • 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...

    Mason Jar Crafts and Décor: Ideas and Inspiration

    Mason Jar Crafts and Décor: Ideas and Inspiration

    by Jamie Brock83

  • 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 Thomas6

  • Ceramic tile mosaics are creative art projects that even the non-artist can conquer. Ceramic tiles can be used to transform almost any surface into a beautiful piece of art.

    How to Make Ceramic Tile Mosaics

    How to Make Ceramic Tile Mosaics

    by LauraGSpeaks17

  • 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.

    How to Make a Felt Brooch

    How to Make a Felt Brooch

    by Claudia Mitchell101

  • I have always loved making native crafts ever since I was a young lad. I used to make my own moccasins out of a deer skin my dad traded wood work for. I thought wearing moccasins would make me able to sneak up on rabbits easier. It worked like a...

    How To Make A Simple Dreamcatcher

    How To Make A Simple Dreamcatcher

    by Northerntrials65

  • These portfolios are very easy to make with brown paper bags, staples, and duct tape. Get creative and have your kids decorate them! I use them in the classroom to keep art organized and to give the children to take their art home in at the end of the quarter.

    How to Make Portfolios From Brown Paper Bags

    How to Make Portfolios From Brown Paper Bags

    by Amber Dahnke9

  • Piñatas are a fun way to celebrate festivities, and graduations are one of the milestones that should be celebrated to honor a student's hard work. Follow these steps to make a DIY graduation-themed piñata!

    DIY Graduation Cap Piñata

    DIY Graduation Cap Piñata

    by Bernadyn10

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

    How to Build a Marble Machine

    How to Build a Marble Machine

    by Robert T Gasperson21

  • I'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 Spector23

  • 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

  • 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.

    How to Decorate a Cell Phone with Nail Polish

    How to Decorate a Cell Phone with Nail Polish

    by TheKatsMeow22

  • 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...

    How to Color Stain Wood for Crafts

    How to Color Stain Wood for Crafts

    by C.S.Alexis17

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