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.
Making a hamsa is a great craft project for home or religious school. Teach your kids about the history and symbolism of the hamsa, and then have them paint and decorate their own.
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.
This is a simple tutorial showing how to make embellished clothespins or pegs as some people call them. I see these quite often on craft blogs and recently, I saw several sets of them for sale on Etsy so they are quite popular there as well. These...
This crafty patriotic flag makes a cheerful decoration to honor our service people and celebrate the summer holidays. With the addition of floral blooms, this sign can welcome visitors all year long!
Super easy, quick, simple, inexpensive, spooky, and cool Halloween craft ideas. Find ideas for kids, teens and adults: Halloween decorations to make, to gift and to sell.
Design a handbag for holidays or everyday! Customize your purse with these directions and photos using basic sewing skills by repurposing a denim skirt.
After all your day trips to the beach there seems to be a collection of shells lying around. These 10 easy shell crafts will turn your beach treasures into works of art!
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!
Even chocolate inspires creative people. What do you think of a phone cover made of chocolate packaging and Duck Tape?
Learn how to build a very simple binding jig that will allow you to press your book pages together and glue the binding.
This beautiful banner is a great way to decorate your mantle or entryway for fall. Using artificial leaves, this autumn banner requires no sewing, just a few materials and can be made over a weekend!
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.
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.
Instructions and illustrations on how to make beautiful fringed flowers for paper quilling designs and patterns.
Learn about beadwoven flowers such as French flowers! I include jewelry project ideas, patterns/tutorials, and resources.
Have you ever wanted to make resin jewelry? I've listed the steps and materials you need to create custom rings below!
There are millions of unknown authors, musicians, and artists in the world. Help an artist you know become known without having to spend a cent. You don't have to buy their work, just be their fan.
A guide on how to make a vintage wooden serving tray with decoupage scrapbook paper. Also includes guides on how to refinish wood and metal antiques for beginners.
Learn about the tools and supplies needed to fire BRONZclay metal clay successfully and what to look for when deciding which ones to get. Most also are needed to fire other bronze clay formulas.
Understanding the different types of side-release buckles will help you find the right fit and function for your next paracord project.
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.
Pressing flowers is a bit old-fashioned, but it can be a fun and simple way to make a personal gift or recycle flowers that are overgrown or dying. Learn how to create your own framed pressed flower as a gift or a way to bring the outdoors inside.
Want to know how to make a bohemian dreamcatcher on a budget? It's easy and fun! Let me show you how.
Make your own washable paint using common ingredients from your kitchen. This is a great project to do with your kids on a rainy, snowy or cold weekend. This also works well for college students.
If you're a beginning or experienced beader and want to buy beads from China on eBay, I have some advice for you.
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.
Rustic crafts using burlap, jute, rusty tin accents and pine cones. Rustic country holiday projects included ornaments, trees, angels, snowmen, garlands, Santas,
I design hats for performance art, events, and art. This illustrated how-to guide will take you step-by-step to make a Mad Hatter (or Hattress) top hat like in the story using upcycled materials found around the house.
St. Pat’s Day projects include wreaths, jewelry, suncatcher shamrocks. Fun and easy St. Pat's Day school and party craft projects.
Halloween witch crafts ideas for kids and adults. 30+ unique, fun and easy witch craft projects including witches hat, dolls, decorations, pumpkins, frogs, costumes, shoes, ornaments, puppets, spiders
Are you interested in designing and making your own button jewelry? Get tips and ideas for creating bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more.
You can make or repurpose a birdhouse into a beautiful planter or flower vase for your home or garden. With a few charming details, these birdhouses can add a decorative touch to any yard or home.
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.
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!
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.
Information on factors that should be taken into account when designing jewellery for sale or for yourself, friends and family.
Take your jewelry and handmade gifts to the next level by learning how to make your own necklace chain!
Make cute décor that's perfect for a child's nursery! You only need a few supplies to create this fun craft.
Crepe Paper Rosettes Jamie Brock Crepe paper streamers make festive party decorations but there are lots of other ways you can decorate using crepe paper. In this hub tutorial, I will show you how to turn plain crepe paper streamers into pretty...
Free templates included. Super-cute, super-easy crafts and decorations you can make with your kids (or by yourself!).
Easy to make and beautiful to look at, these ice sun catchers are a great cabin fever buster. With only a few simple supplies, children and adults will enjoy creating this fun winter craft project.
New ways to look at the everyday items in our lives are all around us. Art can be made out of virtually anything. My avocado seed ladybug brooches are just one example!
This sweet charm can be used as a pendant for a necklace or bracelet, or as a keychain. This easy project makes a great gift for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, an anniversary, or for a special friend.
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.
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!
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!
Here's a quick and easy weekend crafting project: turn a used hardcover notebook into a scratch pad of recycled office paper.
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!
These four tin cans were plain metal cans in a former life. I've given them a makeover to reuse them as "caddies" for all sorts of household and craft items. Learn how to do the same below!
Are you interested in mixing up your creative routine? In this article, I detail ten color combinations that I believe all artists should attempt at some point during their careers.
This adorable snowman wreath will welcome your guests and compliment your holiday decor! It's simple to create, using items you already have on hand.
Instructions with step by step colour photos showing how to create a simple macramé board using cheap and easy to find items.
Make paper rosettes for parties and home decor! Kids can get in on the fun, and satisfaction is guaranteed. The brighter the paper, the bigger the pop!
Easy ghost crafts using paper, paper plates, cheesecloth, gauze, clay, leaves and cotton balls. A great Halloween craft resource.
DIY Birdhouse Plans with step-by-step instructions to build a decorative birdhouse that resembles a lighthouse.
This article is about machine sewing/ stitching with paper. It includes general tips for the process, projects/tutorials, and ideas for additional elements (e.g. borders, embellishments, etc.).
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!
This homemade Kool-Aid playdough recipe is easy and fun. Kids love the scent and colors, parents love all skills their children build while playing with scented playdough.
Sick of following web links for pages boasting tutorials for making inexpensive wall art that turned out to either 1) require tons of materials that actually cost a lot or 2) look like something I wouldn't hang on my wall if I got it for free, I decided to create my own DIY wall art project to create something that is both inexpensive and worth hanging.
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.
Make handmade valentines for the kids to exchange at school. Many of these projects feature candy gifts and are easy to whip up for a Valentine's Day party!
Most kids love making things, especially items they can use. Discover how to help your child make a bean bag to play games with and a drawstring bag to hold secret treasures.
Make this upcycled patriotic wreath by repurposing a pool noodle, a blouse, old jeans, some buttons, and a plastic bowl. Beautiful on any door, it's easy to do with this step-by-step tutorial.
Do you enjoy crafting with recycled materials or are looking for ways to use some of your bottle cap stash? Check out this collection of projects and ideas for beer and plastic bottle caps.
Die cuts are the perfect embellishments for greeting cards, scrapbook pages, journals, and more. Learn how to create the perfect die-cut by learning the basics and using these tips.
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.
Don't put up with boring notebook covers! Be an original and make them unique with one or more of these creative ideas!
Repurpose your favorite old sweaters by turning them into cute Christmas tree ornaments! This is a great way to recycle your clothing into unique holiday decorations for your Christmas tree and home.
Learn to make earrings featuring heart-shaped beads with this easy, step-by-step tutorial. This romantic jewelry would make a beautiful handmade gift for Valentine's Day or an anniversary or birthday.
A detailed review of Lisa Barth's deservedly popular book in which she teaches her techniques for designing exquisite fine silver metal clay bezel settings inspired by the gemstones themselves.
Here's my illustrated step-by-step guide to restoring an old cane. I used a lathe to make a new purpleheart wood handle and fitted a motif coin on top of the handle.
Make a simple toy catapult that can fire a table-tennis ball 20-30 feet away! It's perfect for a school project or for a fun target shooting game.
This article is about making greeting cards out of recycled magazines. It covers a wide range of techniques that you can use with magazine pages including punching, stamping, layering, and more.
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.
If you want a bench that is timely, extremely strong, and is built using old time joinery with a traditional looking finish, look no farther!
Simple how-to guide on restoring an old pair of scales, with illustrations, and multi-purposing them as a functional fruit bowl when not used to weigh objects.
Soy candles burn longer, release less toxic soot and burn cooler than paraffin candles. Here's how to make your own at home.
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.
Information on seven different types of cords and thread that can be used when making handmade jewellery.
You can make a million things with an egg carton. Actually, I suppose a dozen is probably a more accurate number. For example, you could create 12 ladybugs and other bugs of all kinds of colors, real or imagined!
This fun button necklace is a great way to incorporate the ombré fashion trend into your wardrobe with a new piece of jewelry. Easy to make and assemble, you'll wear this necklace all summer long!
Familiarize yourself with the varying jewelry clasps and findings available to expand your options for creating bracelets, necklaces, and more. I've included lots of purchasing resources as well.
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.
Learn how to make fun art projects using watercolor paint and rubber cement. Includes step-by-step instructions with pictures and other fun art ideas for kids to create with rubber cement.
Lucky Stars Jamie Brock This is a easy, step by step tutorial on how to fold origami stars, otherwise known as lucky stars, dream stars or wishing stars. They are small in size and made from narrow strips of decorative papers. It is ideal to use...
It's hard to imagine a time when glass wasn't a part of everyday life, but for centuries glassmaking techniques were a carefully guarded secret and they still are.
Whether you're looking to stretch your holiday dollars, want to do something good for the planet, or need some ideas for handmade gifts and decor, this list will get you started!
A clasp can really make or break a piece of jewelry. Why finish a beautiful handmade piece with a store bought clasp? Discover how to make your own toggle clasp for your next jewelry project.
Another fun slime recipe for you! This one is titled "Under the Sea." If you're looking for a new way to have gooey, slimy fun, then you should love this article!
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.
If you love making things and experimenting with different materials, this article provides some basic tips for working with old DVDs and will give you some ideas on craft items to make or decorate.
If you are a fan of the Twilight saga, then you probably know the plot by heart. Here are three Twilight-themed bookmarks you can DIY to dress up your book collection!
Oh my! How things have changed in the world of candles!! Candle making has never been simpler or easier to master.
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...
You can turn garden accessories like small fences and trellises into charming wall decorations to use in your office, bedroom, or dorm room. All you need is a few materials and some imagination!
This button brooch or pendant is perfect for Valentine's Day, or any day that you are in the mood for romance. This jewelry project is easy and uses materials that you already have around the house!
Learn how to hand sew a simple zipped bra bag. Save money with this very easy upcycling sewing project idea - great for beginners! The bra bag is durable and is upcycled from an old pillowcase.
Can your handmade business make money selling knit or crochet items at craft fairs? Read tips on how to make money selling handmade hats, scarves and other accessories.
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...
Learn how to make eggshells into beautiful candles for Easter. Eggshell votive candles make great gifts or you could use them to decorate your home for Easter.
Learn the art of paper quilling. By following these easy instructions for paper quilling, you can make your own beautiful 3D flower models.
Have a little soiree planed? Want something cool and unusual for the children to create to keep them busy? These little lawn lanterns are perfect and easy. You can make dozens fairly inexpensively.
Have you ever wondered what all is involved in starting a home business selling your crafts? Find out in this comprehensive hub.
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!
Fall crafts are fun to make and this twine scarecrow decoration is perfect for autumn. With a big smile and an optional banner, this cute guy is a great addition to your seasonal mantle or table!
You’ll love the enameled look of this faux stained glass art. It's a lovely paper craft that can keep kids (and adults) entertained for a while!
Creating a hardcover for your newly printed book is more difficult than the process of creating a soft paperback cover. With careful attention to the instructions, you can put a hardcover on your home-published book!
Design concept and step by step guide to make bespoke spice rack, with paper towel holder, from solid oak tongue and groove floorboards.
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.
DIY garden plant container makes a great spice garden for your kitchen or used in a child’s room to grow a sweet potatoe vine. The uses for this cork DIY plant container are endless. Fun, easy craft!
Ribbon can be used in so many different types of projects. However, storing ribbon in an easily accessible way can be difficult. Building a ribbon holder will allow you to neatly store your ribbon and have easy access to it.
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.
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 to fold, decorate, and play with a cootie catcher like never before! Making a cootie catcher is easy and inexpensive. Use this great craft and game at your next party or family gathering.
There are many creative ways to preserve flowers. After you press them, you can use them to create lovely works of art. Get inspired by the ideas below!
Duct tape art is a creative form that uses tape to put different items together. It is practical at home and requires a few basic skills. Tape art is fun, unique, and easy to execute!
Fun, easy Halloween craft ideas. 40+ Halloween craft projects that include: Bats, spiders, ghosts, witches, monsters and mummies. Wreaths, noisemakers, painted plates
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.
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.
Pictures of vacations, family, pets, horses, your city and interesting or funny photographs can be made into small table-to lamps using battery operated tea lights.
Stainless steel chain mail will eventually get dirty, if not grungy, and lose its sparkle due to numerous scratches. Luckily, there are many ways to clean chain mail made of stainless steel.
Two birdhouses in one unique design! Step-by-step plan for building a birdhouse with two separate nest boxes, each with its own entrance.
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.
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!
Learn how saltwater, crayons, electricity, a hair dryer, and a bit of creativity can be used to etch a candy tin with the step-by-step text instructions and photos in this craft tutorial.
An origami box with a lid features no creases on top or bottom. 10 Easy Steps shows how to fold the origami box. Each step has picture illustrations and written instructions. Gallery photos and ideas.
Step-by-step instructions on how to make a Memory Jar for Baby's First Year or any other occasion with examples of what to include inside it.
A golf-stroke counter is very useful, but I found them all to be either boring or too expensive. So, I made my own for a fraction of the cost and in the style I liked. It's quick and easy to make!
Little Row Houses, something different for the kids to try whilst the weather is not so good? Why not try introducing them to Little Row Houses — maybe you'll want to join them!
Do you have old t-shirts lying around at home? Recycle them into clothing and accessories with these craft projects and ideas.
Suggestions for making handmade greeting cards include the use of photographs, purchased stickers and scrap-booking materials, quilling, calligraphy, sketching, drawing and painting your own. You can even make matching gift tags. See the article for more ideas.
Adorable Easter bunny crafts using paper, cotton balls, paper plates, paper bags, burlap, tp rolls, wash cloth. Easy bunny craft ideas to make
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.
A fun project for kids and adults. Learn a bit of history from the varied uses of Wau Kites in Malaysia. I have taught this class to students and adults.
Don't throw away all those brightly colored plastic bags you get. Recycle them and embellish a straw bag to give it a little bit of a retro look. This easy to follow tutorial will show you how.
This wreath has a special folded ribbon detail that makes this decoration eye-catching and unique. This design is easy and you can use any combination of ribbons to match your décor or the season.
Learn art marketing tips from successful artists with years of experience. Watch their video interviews. Decide what will work best for you.
A chapbook is a hand-stitched pamphlet. In the colonial United States, street peddlers called chapmen sold chapbooks, which contained religious messages, political opinions, poetry, and popular pieces of literature. Today, chapbooks are stilled used...
The best Halloween arts and crafts for kids, preschoolers, toddlers and adults. Halloween art and craft ideas to make spiders, witches, ghosts and bats. Fun and easy art and craft ideas for Halloween
The old books that you have hidden away somewhere, forgotten and unloved, could be a source of cash as some, particularly old children's books, might be collectables. Here's how you should treat them to secure a sale.
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...
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...
A fully customizable homemade playdough recipe that will have your child giggling with excitement! With this recipe you can make playdough that is bright, glow-in-the-dark, sparkly, scented, and more!
Create a beautiful stained "glass" art panel using melted crayon wax, black card stock, and waxpaper.
Upcycling, or giving old items new life, is becoming increasingly popular as a way to keep items out of landfills. Learn how to turn crop jeans into a tote to get started!
A triarama, or pyramid diorama, is an easy, hands-on, 3D project for homeschool narration, unit studies, or book reports. Learn how to make a triarama with these easy steps.
New to book repair? This article outlines some common issues with glue-bound books and useful approaches to repairing them with inexpensive craft glue and a handful of rubberbands.
Learn how to make Luke Skywalker's famous X-Wing Fighter Pilot's helmet in this easy to follow DIY craft tutorial.
A router is a tool used to hollow out a specific area from a solid surface such as wood or plastic. By controlling the shape and depth of the cut a multitude of possible designs can be achieved. Here is an easy to follow guide to get you started!
A basic explanation of sheet metal forming, and how it's performed in stamping die engineering, design, and build.
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.
Discover an easy way to upcycle old t-shirts by making t-shirt yarn for knitting, crocheting, and crafting projects.
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.
Looking for easy to make kid craft ideas that won't break the bank? Here are five budget-friendly craft ideas that use recycled products from around the house that both your kids and wallet will love!
Whether you're an expert or just a beginner, getting ideas for page and book layouts can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to help you get started.
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.
This November, teach your kids the value of gratitude with this fun, easy craft. 30 days of gratitude for the whole family.
Make a lovely floral decoration for your home by adding paper leaves and tissue paper blossoms to a natural branch. Easy to adapt for various holidays, this flower project is great for children, too!
These baby Jesus craft ideas are perfect for kids, preschoolers, and toddlers. They can also be a fun activity for adults and seniors.
Hook bored kids into play time with this fun and versatile fishing game! I made free printable templates you can download to decorate your own underwater creatures.
Album cover frames are perfect for displaying the cover art from your favorite LP records. This article shows you how to make your own DIY album cover frames with photos and step-by-step instructions.
Learn about flower pressing techniques and ideas on creating unique handmade gifts from flower art. Pressing flowers is easy and can brighten up your home decor.
I will show you how to create lucky paper stars with your own hands! The resulting star jars can be used as decorations or given as gifts.
Who DOESN'T love slime?! It is one of the MOST fun things you can make with your kiddos. Here is my recipe to make your own slime but this time it's GLITTER SLIME!
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.
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!
Looking for a fun, simple and cheap activity to do with you kid today? Well here's one that fits the bill. Plus it has lasting appeal that will have your kid playing with it for days. Chances are you have everything you need already! Gather up a few...
Includes instructions for making simple Chinese lanterns from paper, along with photos and lots and lots of tips for varying their look and adding embellishments for making them unique.
This simple tutorial will show you how to create several types of lovely paper gems! Follow the step-by-step instructions for fabulous geometric decor.
Making Christmas decorations is a great way to spend quality time with your family and get into the festive mood. Try making this easy 3D paper snowflake to decorate your home!
Turn a thrift-store find into a jewelry case using some paint, stencils, scrapbook paper, and vintage postcards! This tutorial is simple to follow and easy to customize to fit your style!
A survival bracelet or keychain is made using paracord. There are many feet of rope available in the bracelet or keychain to use in an emergency. Detailed instructions are provided in this article.