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.
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!
Since I was very little I loved to upcycle random objects. As an adult, I find that recycling brings out my creativity. Upcycling and creating art with used tea bags has been incredibly satisfying. Tea bag roses are organically beautiful and so easy to make.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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...
Decorative scissors add a finishing touch to all your paper crafts. From scrapbooking to making paper flowers to cards, you will find lots of uses for decorative scissors. Learn more.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How-to guide of making a solid oak cabinet for the living room on a low budget, from reclaimed timber and floorboards that matches the general style and dimensions of existing oak furniture.
Use postcards to bring an atlas to life, while storing and showing off your cards, and also expanding your knowledge of world geography.
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.
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!
Tic-tac-toe is a very old and popular game. It is a great way to pass the time and have fun. Here are three different ways to craft this classic game.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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!
Dust off those photos of family and friends. Put those selfies, vacation photos, and cute pictures of your pets to good use. Create personalized gift wrap for a special occasion, embellish a journal, or decorate a keepsake box. It's easy!
Make a beautiful keepsake bouquet using upcycled items found at home. It's easy with these instructions and step by step photos. This is a special gift that anyone will cherish.
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.
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.
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.
Information on seven different types of cords and thread that can be used when making handmade jewellery.
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!
How to make a burlap, black cat and pumpkin, door hanger for Halloween. Instructions and patterns to make a burlap black cat door hanger.
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.
Use these tutorials and guides to make simple yet adorable polymer clay charms for jewelry and accessories. I include tips on using and taking care of polymer clay.
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.
Try this engaging craft project for younger children. They'll learn how to make a homemade ribbon or bow. The end result is a fun design they can use to add variety to their doll's outfits or try on a pet's head!
You can easily make rustic twig stars for decorating your home using sticks from your yard! These simple stars are the perfect decoration for your home, front door, or garden. These stars can also be embellished and used for wedding or party décor, or for decorations for the Christmas holiday.
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.
Mosaic stepping stones are simple projects that let you be creative while making a desirable piece of art for the garden.
A step-by-step guide on how to decorate your headphone case to create a marble design using nail polish. The instructions are easy to follow, but this craft takes a while to perfect. Practice makes progress!
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!
Easy to make rhythm sticks using PVC pipe and indelible markers. Fun craft project for scouts and friends!
A quick and easy way for dollhouse miniaturists to create realistic books to add to any room display.
Here are simple step-by-step instructions to make a loom band bracelet in under ten minutes—all without having to buy a loom!
Learn how to make Luke Skywalker's famous X-Wing Fighter Pilot's helmet in this easy to follow DIY craft tutorial.
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.
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!
It's a fun time to be a Harry Potter fan. Here are three simple DIYs that require few materials and allow you to dabble in the magical world of witches and wizards.
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!
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.
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.
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 craft is easily assembled and can be used for greeting card embellishments. This tutorial will produce four greeting cards. Use it for the classroom or groups.
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.
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...
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.
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 cute clay gingerbread house tree ornament is festive and fun for the holidays! Bright colors and candy details make this sugary sweet abode a special decoration to cherish for years to come.
This article is about kid Easter baskets. It contains over ten unique, homemade, and creative ideas. There are lots of tutorials, photos, and other resources.
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!
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.
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.
Art starts with persistent passion and a vision...so strong, that it just won’t let you go. The Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Project became just that for me, and, still is. This account is about
Plan a fun afternoon of DIY Harry Potter crafts! Have a little part of the magical world of Hogwarts with you wherever you go.
Instructions with step by step colour photos showing how to create a simple macramé board using cheap and easy to find items.
Need a little fun in your garden? This unique Mat Hatter inspired flower pot will be sure to start some conversations!
Unleash your creativity by making your own Mother’s Day art. These DIY tutorials are fun, fast, and inexpensive. Create these homemade paper crafts with your children and allow them to give them away this holiday. Handmade gifts show the personal touch that every parent loves.
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.
Even chocolate inspires creative people. What do you think of a phone cover made of chocolate packaging and Duck Tape?
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...
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.
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!
Try this cheap, easy, fun craft for kids. You'll be all set with step-by-step instructions and photos to help!
Celebrate Earth Day with kids by making unique upcycled crafts that make their imaginations run wild. Learn how to make a pair of toilet paper roll binoculars for your kid's toys! It's a fun activity that you can use as a teaching lesson as well.
Learn art marketing tips from successful artists with years of experience. Watch their video interviews. Decide what will work best for you.
Design concept and step by step guide to make bespoke spice rack, with paper towel holder, from solid oak tongue and groove floorboards.
Back-to-school craft ideas for kids and outstanding school-themed craft ideas you'll enjoy year-round.
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.
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!
An easy and inexpensive way to display your favorite photos. Turn your smartphone art into versatile and stylish decor with this helpful tutorial.
Learn how to create three different bookmarks with this step-by-step tutorial. No more folding page corners!
Simple tips to make your own soap using Melt and Pour Soap. This is a fun way to get creative - quick to make and no curing time required.
Sometimes, seeing something wild and trying to tame it into something manageable isn't always possible. Sometimes you try, and although you think you've failed, someone else looks at it and says, "Cool!"
I had a great time making these pumps and I've gotten tons of compliments and positive feedback wearing them. I'll detail my experience and methods in this Hub for anyone who may want to make a pair.
This Simple Sparkle Slime recipe is easy and fun to do! Whether you are new to the slime craze or you're looking for a new flashy recipe, this article will not disappoint!
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!
Make this easy peace ornament for Earth Day, a 60’s-70’s/hippie theme party, or just for someone who's a fan of the peace-sign symbol and bead crafts!
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!
With these simple photo instructions, learn how to make tissue paper flowers for a baby shower, wedding shower, or a fun project with the kids.
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.
Making your own card is not just rewarding. It also shows that you put thought and effort into the card you present to a friend or loved one. These paper towel greeting cards are easy and fun.
Read how a Master woodcarver from Bavaria, Germany shared his studio with some not so professional woodcarvers and see examples of the quality and genius of his work.
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!
Learn the art of paper quilling. By following these easy instructions for paper quilling, you can make your own beautiful 3D flower models.
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.
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.
From throw-away magazines and catalogues to award-winning art pieces, I show how I create art out of collaged trash. These are fun and intriguing as well as eye-catching. Come with me to explore the world of collaged art.
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.
Every time I threw out a tea bag, I felt guilty. So I started saving the used ones in a bowl. I noticed the tea stain on a raspberry zinger herbal tea bag one day. It was pink, pretty and reminded me of a rose petal. It was the first of many tea bag art ideas.
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!
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.
A collection of paper quilling designs, patterns and ideas that can be used for any paper quilling projects or craft activities.
Are you inspired by Palm Leaves? Here is an easy DIY Room Décor Project. Read on to know how you can make your own.
Making a book sculpture is a fun, easy process, and you probably already have almost everything you need sitting around your house!
Learn to make these awesome soap and ribbon handmade decorations. Place them in each room and enjoy the fresh fragrances in your home!
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.
Not sure what to do with all of those seashells you brought home from the beach? Learn how to make these fun and flirty seashell earrings. They are easy to make with this step-by-step jewelry making tutorial.
Amazon takes on Etsy with a new program that allows artists and crafters to sell their handmade items on the Amazon platform. Learn more and find out how to apply to get an invitation.
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!
Simple step by step guide for making a wooden shelving unit, from recycled wood, that neatly fits under a wall mounted mirror.
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.
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.
Reuse and upcycle lightbulbs to make beautiful projects. These ideas will make you think twice before you throw anything away!
This article walks you through how to build a storage box for your child's stuffed animals with paracord sides. The paracord sides make it easy for a child to pull out any toy from any location.
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.
Here are a few tried-and-true recipes for making silly putty at home with your kids or just as a relaxing screen-free activity.
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!
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.
Learn the basics about using embossing folders to create cards and other paper crafts. There are many ways to use them to create all kinds of paper craft projects.
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.
Bright pumpkins are a cheery way to decorate for the fall season and holidays. Here's how to make some festive candle holders using pumpkins and autumn trimmings to welcome guests to your home!
Cast your own molds at home! This simple process can be completed by any novice. You can replicate the statue you like so much, recreate a doll face, or make a custom piece of anything that strikes your fancy.
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.
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.
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!
A tutorial on how to make a paint stick Halloween sign project. It's fun and easy to make for people of all ages.
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!
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.
A quick and easy cotton ball bunny craft that kids can make for Easter with step-by-step instructions.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quick, easy, and super inexpensive cards to make at home for your favorite Valentine. A great way to recycle paint chips and leftover scrap book paper into lovely giftable art.
What do you get when you combine a large Styrofoam ball and a witch's hat? You get a Froggy Witch Pumpkin Craft that will spook the little kids. This craft is so easy that it's great for party decor.
This is a simple and fun way to make potpourri in your dehydrator. The possibilities are endless when you make your own! Plus recipes, including apples and cinnamon and pumpkin pie.
Find simple Valentine's Day craft ideas, games, and activities to teach preschoolers about friendship and caring.
A simple quilting extension table made with parts from Home Depot, completed in less than an hour, and with minimal material costing ~$20. Has adjustable legs and can be readily modified to a number of sewing machines.
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!
If you are new to woodcarving, this spoon is easy to make and will put a smile on someone's face. You can personalize it by painting or carving something in the handle.
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.
Your honeymoon, a road trip, and family vacations: these are special journeys in our lives. A great way to commemorate such an event is to compile an album that celebrates the highlights. The great news is that it won't cost the price of a castle.
Learn how to make angel and witch picks for Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations at home or at school.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to make a wreath made of styrofoam and ribbon. It's a quick and easy way to brighten up your doorway or someone else's day!
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.
Oh my! How things have changed in the world of candles!! Candle making has never been simpler or easier to master.
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.
Looking for a fun, fashionable, and usable craft? Here's the solution: an ombré tie-dyed baseball cap. It's fun to do with this easy-to-follow tutorial.
Finding space to store salvaged scrap wood in your garden shed or workshop for future DIY use can be an issue; here I showcase my temporary storage solution with suggested ideas for the longer term.
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!
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!
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.
Mason jar crafts are becoming increasingly popular. There are so many things you can do with these simple glass jars. Here's a collection of my favorite Mason jar crafts.
Make duct tape flowers easily using these videos and step-by-step pictures. They make a lovely kids craft project and gift!
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.
Don't throw out those old jeans and fabric scraps. Repurpose them into this cute and festive table runner. The entire project only takes a few hours. Easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos are included.
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.
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.
The "Phantom of the Opera" is a tragic tale of mystery, romance, and music. If you're a fan, these crafts are perfect creations to remind you of the musical genius who haunted the trapdoors of the Opera Garnier.
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!
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.
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.