Find simple Valentine's Day craft ideas, games, and activities to teach preschoolers about friendship and caring.
These wine cork projects are easy. Really, really easy. Not only do they require little skill, but also very few materials— other than wine corks. Even I can do them!
Polymer clay is a fun material to use to make beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry. This tutorial shows how to make a stained glass inspired pendant using polymer clay, stamps, and colored pencils.
Instructions and illustrations on how to make beautiful fringed flowers for paper quilling designs and patterns.
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...
How to Make Resin Jewelry: A detailed step by step tutorial on creating unique jewelry pieces from resin.
This pretty dragonfly is the perfect spring decoration for your house or front door. With its textured wings and bright ribbon, this wreath-like design is a cheery way to welcome anyone to your home.
Do you have a few playing cards missing from the deck, or is it just time to get rid of them? Don't throw them away! Here are 10 ways you can reuse cards.
Learn how to build a very simple binding jig that will allow you to press your book pages together and glue the binding.
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.
I've seen pictures in random shapes since I was a very little girl. It was fun to look at the clouds and find a bunny or a butterfly. I think we've all played this game. Recently I noticed shapes that a wet tea bag left on paper. I've traced the shapes and made amazing pictures out of them.
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!
Painting kids' faces is a great part-time job for creative and artistic people. If you think this might be a gig you're interested in, I've included my tips on supplies, designs, and what you need to consider as you get started!
Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial, which includes photos, to make this fun, funky and flirty elastic button bracelet made with repurposed buttons. It only takes a couple of hours, and you probably have most of the supplies on hand.
Use this step by step wet felting tutorial to create wet felted beads. Add a cheap recycled charm bracelet to the mix and the result is a gorgeous wet felted necklace or bracelet.
Have you ever wondered how to make a cute bottle cap pendant? Not only are they adorable, but they are also very easy to make. Let's get started!
A review by Margaret Schindel of Patrik Kusek's online Craftsy class, "Silver Metal Clay: Adding Stones & Dimension." This class is perfect for beginner to intermediate level silver metal clay users.
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.
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.
Want to know how to make a bohemian dreamcatcher on a budget? It's easy and fun! Let me show you how.
Learn how to use wine corks for craft, home decor, or garden projects! There is something here for everyone.
Follow the step-by-step instructions of this photo tutorial to turn your favorite digital images into a cute and clever hanging mobile display that moves and spins with the lightest of air currents.
It says something particularly special when your gift on this loving holiday is made by hand, with love. Check out these 50+ unique valentines day gift ideas for your husband, friends, and kids.
Learn how to use a pre-made rebatch soap base to create rustic-looking soaps! You can create them for yourself or give them away to friends.
This woven paper craft is a great way to add creativity & personality to your journal or sketchbook. This technique can also be used to beautify and upcycle a diary, scrapbook, or family photo albums.
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.
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!
Looking for a simple and fun art project for kids using popsicle sticks? Try making these adorable bugs! It's an easy, creative, and inexpensive art project for kids.
Unique, homemade graduation gifts for all your graduates, high school and college. College type gifts and money gift holders.
Stick pins can be used to fasten a scarf/shawl in place or to decorate a woman's hair when in a upswing style. I made this beautiful and handy pin using a decorative glass bead and some polymer clay.
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!
Here are simple step-by-step instructions to make a loom band bracelet in under ten minutes—all without having to buy a loom!
Create your own Matryoshka style dolls using polymer clay and a pull tab from your recycling bin! Your decorated dolls can then be used as jewelry charms, brooches, key chains, or cheerful figurines.
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!
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.
Information on seven different types of cords and thread that can be used when making handmade jewellery.
Learn how to make beaded sandals and wrist thongs. They're easy to make and add an elegant touch to any outfit.
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.
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!
Step by step guide to making and fitting a simple display shelf above the door for displaying soft stuffed toy animals; as an alternative to using the hammocks designed for the same purpose.
With four little children who love puzzles, floor space can be at a premium. Save on space by making the puzzles magnetic!
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.
Though not as popular as cars, model ships also take a fair amount of time and money to build. This article will help you save time and cost in the construction. Principles apply to any model ship.
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.
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.
Quick and easy ideas for reusing and repurposing your Christmas decorations around your home all year round. Stop packing away your favorite holiday ornaments and use them everyday!
65+ unique Easter crafts ideas. Easter craft projects for kids and adults to make. Easter arts and crafts with bunnies, eggs, chicks and carrots. Make baskets, garlands, wreaths, trees, treat bags and
Make duct tape flowers easily using these videos and step-by-step pictures. They make a lovely kids craft project and gift!
Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a lovely stained glass butterfly! I've included reference photos that you can check as you create your own piece.
A shawl pin is used to hold the ends of a shawl/scarf together, so it stays in place as you wear it. I created this simple shawl pin design that uses only a few materials and yet goes with everything.
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.
Information on factors that should be taken into account when designing jewellery for sale or for yourself, friends and family.
It's easy to make a cheerful welcome wreath using a basic wreath form, some artificial flowers, and a few garden-themed accessories. This beautiful decoration is perfect for any season or decor!
Make cute décor that's perfect for a child's nursery! You only need a few supplies to create this fun craft.
Recycled thick Woolen Jumpers are used to create hanging basket liners. Follow these simple steps to create a hanging garden of your own. Fill it with herbs or flowers to create a riot of color.
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.
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.
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!
How to make fairy doors and windows from wood for your fairy tree house or garden. I show you how to make these fairy house accessories with step-by-step instructions with photos. They are fun and easy to make.
Build your own Peterson bluebird nest box plans with these step-by-step instructions. Entice more of these beautiful birds to visit with our tips for attracting bluebirds into your garden.
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.
Turn any gift box and lid into a festive holiday floral arrangement and a special Christmas tree decoration with just a few supplies, some creativity, and some holiday spirit!
How to make a burlap owl door hanger for Halloween. Instructions and patterns to make a no-sew, burlap owl door hanger.
Reusing found lumber and wood scraps to make rustic-looking birdhouses is great and affordable method. These birdhouse ideas include DIY plans, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions for you.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Looking for fun and easy craft ideas for the 4th of July? Find 5 patriotic crafts for kids to make with step-by-step instructions and pictures. These art projects also work well for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Veteran's Day.
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...
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...
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.
Look no further than this fun and festive Halloween wall hanging, inspired by dreamcatchers, if you are looking for a craft project. It's easy to make using this tutorial that has detailed instructions and photos.
Design a handbag for holidays or everyday! Customize your purse with these directions and photos using basic sewing skills by repurposing a denim skirt.
You can make a beautiful new necklace by reusing and re-imagining an old bracelet. Add some strands of colorful beads and you'll have a new piece of jewelry that you'll be excited to wear every day!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Take your jewelry and handmade gifts to the next level by learning how to make your own necklace chain!
Join us for our very first Paper Automata experience. Making toys that move...out of paper! We are crafters, but total beginners to this amazing paper art.
Find out how to use Photoshop to create a variety of beautiful easy backgrounds for your digital scrapbook projects.
A double wreath is a charming sign to welcome people to your home. A wonderful way to span holidays when decorating, you can design one ring for a particular season, and the other wreath for the next!
Make a watermelon card or invitation with these easy instructions and free printable template. They make great cards for summer parties or for people who love watermelons!
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!
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.
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.
Are you interested in craft ideas with buttons? This article includes 10 ideas for easy button craft projects with lots of photos and resources.
This wine cork birdhouse can be used indoors or outdoors. This birdhouse adds decoration on an apartment balcony or in a tree at your cottage. Easy wine cork craft, your kids can have fun building.
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!
Do you wonder what you can do with walnut shells? I've included a large variety of crafts and activities using shell halves or ground shells that are kid-friendly and fun to try!
Custom photo blocks are a great project for your own décor or as handmade gifts anyone will appreciate. Wow anyone with these beautiful wood block creations.
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.
Try these patriotic DIY projects to celebrate the fourth of July and Memorial Day. These crafts are great for kids and adults, and they can be done individually or as a group activity for a party!
Create a beautiful stained "glass" art panel using melted crayon wax, black card stock, and waxpaper.
Perler beads are a fun an inexpensive way to craft. Using these easy to follow instructions and photos, you'll be able to make 3 different craft projects that are perfect crafts for adults and older children. You'll love making your very own Perler Bead Bowl, Melted Perler Bead Bracelet and Perler Bead Earbud Covers.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Do you know what your birth flower is? The meaning of each birth flower is explained in this hub, along with some very, interesting facts.
How to make a ghost door hanger using burlap fabric. No-sew burlap ghost door hanger pattern. Ghost door hanger template. Pattern to make and paint burlap door hanger.
A basic explanation of sheet metal forming, and how it's performed in stamping die engineering, design, and build.
This is a popular paper strip folding activity. It is one of the easiest origami to learn and it is addictive too. Teach the children how to make origami stars and they will be busy for hours and hours.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Put your collected seashells to good use, and make something that is truly beautiful! This wreath is an easy project that will add a natural element to your home.
DIY illustrated step-by-step how-to guide to make your own storage rack to hold a bank of external HDD hard drives as a storage and backup solution for your computer or iMac.
This article is a tutorial for felt and paper flowers. It includes a supply list, step by step directions for making bouquets, and lots of photos. It also includes other suggestions for felt and paper flower projects.
How to create mosaic art, a guide to techniques, tools, design, indoor vs. outdoor materials, substrates, tesserae, color, adhesives, sealers, and delving into the mysteries of grout.
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.
Make maracas, teacups, tea party hats, critters, wreaths, bunnies, chicks, garlands using plastic Easter eggs.
If you like to entertain guests and get some scrapbook layouts completed at the same time, why not get your friends and family together to host your own crop?
Back-to-school craft ideas for kids and outstanding school-themed craft ideas you'll enjoy year-round.
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!
How-to Guide on making a sofa tables on a low budget by repurposing an old oak valet stand, and by recycling wood from solid teak French doors to make a second one to the same design.
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
Lovely three dimensional hearts made from colorful scraps of leftover scrapbooking paper. Perfect for rainy day crafts or holiday decorations. These hearts look darling hanging anywhere and any time.
Save your empty cereal boxes and turn them into clever crafts! I'm a huge fan of using materials that often end up in the recycle bin or garbage to make arts and crafts projects.
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!
The more I learn about working with wood, the more I appreciate a sharp tool. Let me share some of the knowledge I have gained about how to sharpen chisels, and also why it's important.
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!
Learn to make these awesome soap and ribbon handmade decorations. Place them in each room and enjoy the fresh fragrances in your home!
Learn to make an oil lamp from an orange (or other citrus) in 7 easy steps. Includes step-by-step images, tips, and video. Fun for kids and the whole family.
Tesserae is the word for the pieces you glue to create a mosaic. Tesserae can include tile, stained glass, smalti, broken china (pique assiette), beads, stones, crystals, shells, pebbles and jewelry.
Safety pin headdresses are fun and enjoyable to make. This beautiful craft is great for automobile decoration or as a Native American display decoration.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Handmade charms are a fun way to create and personalize jewelry like bracelets and necklaces. You can make your own colorful charms using recycled materials, decorative images and household items!
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.
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.
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.
String art is a popular trend in crafts and home decor. Now you can use this technique to make unique personalized brooches and pendants, using shapes like a heart, your initial, or your home state!
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.
Did you use to do a lot of baking but all you have left is a cache of old, rusty, and crusty baking pans? Here are some ideas that you can try to upcycle them and give them a new purpose!
Making an elastic band harp can be fun and a great activity for a rainy day. It's also educational and you will have most of the materials already at hand.
Discover an easy way to upcycle old t-shirts by making t-shirt yarn for knitting, crocheting, and crafting projects.
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...
Learn how to make a book by hand with this step-by-step tutorial. These can be used as journals, sketchbooks, photobooks, and more!
A thorough site with lots of practical tips for making a great Peeps diorama from start to finish. Simple and low-cost ideas for how to prepare Peeps, generate ideas, and make props and backgrounds.
Plan a fun afternoon of DIY Harry Potter crafts! Have a little part of the magical world of Hogwarts with you wherever you go.
When looking for Kokeshi doll craft ideas, visit Kokeshi Doll: Japanese Kokeshi Doll Crafts. Learn how to make these beautiful little dolls for gifts or to collect. Pictures, site names to tutorials.
Making your own beautiful butterfly embellishments and decorations from paper can be easier than you think. Included are tips on creating DIY hand crafted versions for cards and crafts at home.
Glitter is a fun way to add bling to all your paper crafts. Learn how to use glitter, glitter glue, and glitter paper on scrapbook pages, cards, journals, and more. I've included free resources in this comprehensive guide. Enjoy!
This easy Christmas card tutorial requires no special equipment or cutting machines. All you need to make this cheery holiday card is a pair of scissors, some basic materials, and the included poinsettia template. This holiday design can also be used to create gift tags or Christmas decorations.
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.
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.
Step-by-Step how to make a Paper Bag Scrapbook or Envelope Scrapbook. Includes instructions for how to do craft with a large group
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mosaic stepping stones are simple projects that let you be creative while making a desirable piece of art for the garden.
Make paper towel ghosts that are posable while wet. Fun and easy DIY paper towel Halloween ghost. Craft for kids or adults.
Here are a few step-by-step instructions turn tank tops, t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, and hoodies into cute upcycled bags.
Make your own hand-painted horseshoes. They're cheap, fun, and make a brilliant good luck charm to hang above the door. Personalized horseshoes also make excellent presents for weddings, anniversaries, Christmas, and birthdays!
Easy to make rhythm sticks using PVC pipe and indelible markers. Fun craft project for scouts and friends!
Even chocolate inspires creative people. What do you think of a phone cover made of chocolate packaging and Duck Tape?
Problems of cutting hard cheeses and illustrated step-by-step how-to upcycle guide to make a cheese cutter from repurposing a hacksaw blade and making a cheeseboard to match from recycled wood.
Reduce waste to make a large wall mural using upcycled material on plyboard. It's the best way to save resources and be creative! I created a beautiful nature scene and show you how to do it too.
Is your family getting ready to watch the Olympics? Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to make awesome Olympic Rings T-Shirts. You kids will love making and wearing these crafty shirts!