Here's a rustic snowman you are going to enjoy creating. No worries about any holiday meltdowns. What's not to love about that? A country style log snowman is the perfect winter and holiday decor for your home, cabin, or cottage. Why not...
Use postcards to bring an atlas to life, while storing and showing off your cards, and also expanding your knowledge of world geography.
You will read some tips for green scrapbooking practices. See how to utilize recycled items to make environmentally friendly embellishments, mini albums, and even home decorations.
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!
Putting a finish on hair sticks, crochet hooks and other items can be a challenge. This is the solution I came up with to hold them while I apply the finish and then hang them up to dry.
Here's a quick and easy weekend crafting project: turn a used hardcover notebook into a scratch pad of recycled office paper.
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.
Growing up in my house was like growing up with Emily Post or Miss Manners. You just knew etiquette – it was part of your legacy. It wasn’t a choice. So, with that, you can imagine that you had to give into the multiple sets of beautiful expensive dishes, separate salt cellars, napkins, goblets, and yes, the almighty napkin ring.
DIY Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Card you can make with your kids. This is a step by step written and picture tutorial showing you how to make this special card. Kids' crafts for Valentine's Day are
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.
Are you ready to work your way through your stash of unused craft supplies? Here's the first project in my attempt to use up all my art supplies before I buy more materials: ladybug fridge magnets.
Get organized with this easy DIY! These step-by-step instructions will show you how to make a magazine holder out of a cereal box.
Duct Tape is fun to do craft stuff with. Flowers are just one of the many things made with them. Ever wondered how to make a Duct Tape rose? This article has step by step instructions with pictures.
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!
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!
Learn how to make your very own ribbon wreath. This tutorial teaches you to easily make a beautiful wreath that's perfect for any occasion!
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!
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!
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.
Learn how to make Luke Skywalker's famous X-Wing Fighter Pilot's helmet in this easy to follow DIY craft tutorial.
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!
Make paper towel ghosts that are posable while wet. Fun and easy DIY paper towel Halloween ghost. Craft for kids or adults.
When reading a book, you want to take care of it and use a bookmark to mark your place. Never fold down the corner of the page no matter how tempting it might be. Sometimes you don’t want to spend money on a bookmark. Maybe you are just creative...
How to make a burlap scarecrow door hanger, for Halloween. Instructions and patterns to make a no-sew, burlap scarecrow door hanger. How to paint a burlap door hanger. Easy Halloween craft project.
Create a grape vine wreath, glitter gourds, and a leaf door hanging with these step by step instruction — warm up your home for the fall season!
A fun and easy holiday craft for all ages, this candy cane ornament is a festive homemade piece perfect for any Christmas tree!
Making a gift for someone that mirrors their interests and hobbies is sure to be a well received gift. The fact that you made it yourself makes it even more personal.
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.
Learn to make these awesome soap and ribbon handmade decorations. Place them in each room and enjoy the fresh fragrances in your home!
A super easy mail-holding craft made from cereal boxes and scrapbook papers. Environmentally (and kid) friendly, and tons of fun!
Coin collecting can be fun and rewarding but also a beautiful study in relief sculpture and design. Here is a tooling foil craft perfect for teaching children about coins and design.
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.
Even chocolate inspires creative people. What do you think of a phone cover made of chocolate packaging and Duck Tape?
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!
A collection of paper quilling designs, patterns and ideas that can be used for any paper quilling projects or craft activities.
Find out how to use Photoshop to create a variety of beautiful easy backgrounds for your digital scrapbook projects.
A quick and easy cotton ball bunny craft that kids can make for Easter with step-by-step instructions.
Reuse and upcycle lightbulbs to make beautiful projects. These ideas will make you think twice before you throw anything away!
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!
How to upcycle and repurpose an old wooden tool chest to a sewing box; adding wheels and seat, for easier storage under a table when not in use and to be multi-functional by doubling up as a stool.
Simple step by step guide for making a wooden shelving unit, from recycled wood, that neatly fits under a wall mounted mirror.
Want to know how to make a bohemian dreamcatcher on a budget? It's easy and fun! Let me show you how.
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.
One of the rustic Christmas crafts to make is found at Make a Rustic Santa. Rustic and vintage Christmas decorations impart a very nostalgic feeling of Christmas' past. Heirloom rustic Santa Claus.
Have you ever wanted to make your own dragon eggs? Well, now you can with this fun and easy tutorial!
Watching old or unused craft supplies just pile up? Before you toss those broken crayons and paper scraps, keep reading to learn how to turn those unwanted craft supplies into whimsical home decor!
Make cute décor that's perfect for a child's nursery! You only need a few supplies to create this fun craft.
Pegboard organizers are no longer just for the garage. They can be attractive and useful in many rooms in your house. Here are some instructions for how to make one of your own and use it.
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.
30+ outstanding ideas at making bandana crafts. Bandana craft ideas for kids and adults. No-sew and sew bandana crafts ideas include headbands, bibs, napkin holders, bags, wreaths, table runners, more
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!
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!
Want to feel like you're at the beach everyday? Make this bright and cheerful beach themed welcome sign for your home! This project is easy and uses a basic frame, some wood pieces, paint, and ribbon.
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.
Do you love the world of Harry Potter, and is Severus Snape your favorite character? In that case, you are going to love this potion bottle 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.
Paint and restore a dresser for your baby's room! You can use these principles to update many furniture pieces you have around your home.
Read to find step-by-step directions for hand painting monograms on cloth dinner napkins. This budget-friendly, DIY craft idea is super easy to make while adding an elegant and personal touch to your home decor.
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.
Idea for creating one of a kind, personalized home decor. Very simple to do, once you get the hang of it you'll never want to stop!
It's cheap to make matching file storage boxes using patterned paper and some old cereal boxes. I used wallpaper, but gift wrap can work as well!
Make a colorful jewelry set using the age old technique of tying macrame knots. This easy DIY project can be done in about two hours.
Those poor leftover and lonely socks without a purpose after the dryer eats its mate! Here are 5 genius life hacks and ideas that actually work to give purpose to those socks!
Crafting a rope basket is a simple matter of having patience and materials at your disposal. It can be both a soothing project and a beautiful gift.
Making a book sculpture is a fun, easy process, and you probably already have almost everything you need sitting around your house!
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!
Creating a spaceship or UFO is easy and fun. Using recycled CDs, individual apple sauce cups, and other supplies like stickers and yarn, your kids can create fun outer-space objects to play with.
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!
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.
This November, teach your kids the value of gratitude with this fun, easy craft. 30 days of gratitude for the whole family.
How to make a burlap, black cat and pumpkin, door hanger for Halloween. Instructions and patterns to make a burlap black cat door hanger.
Selling at craft fairs, craft shows and festivals is a fun way to make money. Here are tips to increase sales at craft fairs.
This is our latest decorating project - a festive fall/winter wreath. I stole the inspiration from Lauralee at Yellow Mums. She creatively "borrowed" the idea from Delia at Delia Creates. I really loved how Lauralee mixed berries and fabric with the sticks to make a warm, rustic, and charming wreath. However, I knew I wanted to add more red and brown to my wreath so I could use it throughout the fall and into the holiday season (Honestly, I plan to keep it on display until it falls apart).
Here are simple step-by-step instructions to make a loom band bracelet in under ten minutes—all without having to buy a loom!
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.
Waste sawdust can be converted into tiny craft items like paperweights. This recycling project with my son was initiated with a funny piggy structure in mind. But we also made other craft items.
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!
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.
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.
Design concept and step by step guide to make bespoke spice rack, with paper towel holder, from solid oak tongue and groove floorboards.
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!
Christmas is here. Have you prepared your crib? If not, maybe you'll decide to make one for next year. It is easy to do and costs next to nothing!
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.
Learn to make beautiful and meaningful homemade greeting cards out of wine labels. This project is easy, fun, and doesn't require an ounce of artistic talent.
Unless you do your own canning, you probably don't have mason jars lying around. This is a semi-quick way to add rustic elegance to jars you already own.
Find simple Valentine's Day craft ideas, games, and activities to teach preschoolers about friendship and caring.
With four little children who love puzzles, floor space can be at a premium. Save on space by making the puzzles magnetic!
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.
A step-by-step guide on how to decorate your headphone case to create a marble design using nail polish. Though the instructions are easy to follow, this craft takes a while to perfect!
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!
Add glamour to an old pair of shoes and save them from the landfill: apply micro-glitter and not only rescue but upcycle your shoes. It's easy AND fun! Use this procedure for many different crafts!
Do you have old t-shirts lying around at home? Recycle them into clothing and accessories with these craft projects and ideas.
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!
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.
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!
Learn how to create three different bookmarks with this step-by-step tutorial. No more folding page corners!
St. Pat’s Day projects include wreaths, jewelry, suncatcher shamrocks. Fun and easy St. Pat's Day school and party craft projects.
For years we have looked at a clock on our wall and time has stood still. The clock was broken. Today, I purchased a clock kit and cut a photo for the face... Here's how I went about it.
Need a little fun in your garden? This unique Mat Hatter inspired flower pot will be sure to start some conversations!
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.
This colorful wreath uses scrap fabric, ribbon, and other materials to create a unique decoration that reflects the changing seasons. This wreath will look great with any seasonal or holiday decor!
How to make a butterfly jar. A dead butterfly can be used to make a lovely piece of "natural" art. Only a few simple items are needed to create this craft.
Learn how to make angel and witch picks for Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations at home or at school.
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!
Artists have a bad habit of looking at other creative minds as competition, rather than colleagues. I'd love to help more artists learn from each other and helping each other grow.
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...
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.
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!
Making witch crafts has just gotten to be more fun with the arrival of the "Twisted Legs Witch." Witchy made a crash landing and luckily snagged a chair. Her twisty legs make it easy to hang on.
Cover your DIY bulletin board with your favorite photographs, magazine clippings, inspirational quotes, polaroids, etc. It's a real-life Pinterest board, and it's super easy and cheap to make!
Barbie's closet may be extensive, but her clothes are way too expensive! Give your favorite doll a new wardrobe for next to nothing by utilizing out-of-date wallpaper books. I've included patterns for a circle skirt and basic strapless top.
Creating a mini notebook is easy and fun, and it requires the purchase of very few materials that can't be found in your recycle bin. Upcycling junk is cost-effective and good for the environment.