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!
How to make a burlap, black cat and pumpkin, door hanger for Halloween. Instructions and patterns to make a burlap black cat door hanger.
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.
A super easy mail-holding craft made from cereal boxes and scrapbook papers. Environmentally (and kid) friendly, and tons of fun!
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.
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!
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.
Here are simple step-by-step instructions to make a loom band bracelet in under ten minutes—all without having to buy a loom!
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).
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.
Directions for making no-fuss gifts with fresh & dried herbs: herb-flavored sugar, vinegar & oil; herbal skin toner & hand soap; herbal incense; & herbal hankie sachets.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Try this cheap, easy, fun craft for kids. You'll be all set with step-by-step instructions and photos to help!
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.
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.
Learn how to create three different bookmarks with this step-by-step tutorial. No more folding page corners!
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!
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.
Mosaic stepping stones are simple projects that let you be creative while making a desirable piece of art for the garden.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Learn how to make Luke Skywalker's famous X-Wing Fighter Pilot's helmet in this easy to follow DIY craft tutorial.
When the hunt is over, save that deer fat and put it to good use by making easy tallow container candles. Would be a great Christmas or Holiday present.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Map crafts and map craft ideas for kids, preschoolers and kindergarten. Crafts using maps for adults. DIY map projects for use by teachers and home school teachers. Easy to make crafts using old maps.
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!
Have you ever wanted to make your own dragon eggs? Well, now you can with this fun and easy tutorial!
Follow these easy instructions on how to make beautiful paper quilling shapes for floral designs and patterns.
Many parents love to display their children's artwork. They want to cultivate that inner artistic genius. Sometimes, though, all that artwork can really add up. Find out some creative and fun ways to display your child's artistic creations from making greeting cards to coffee table books!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
Design concept and step by step guide to make bespoke spice rack, with paper towel holder, from solid oak tongue and groove floorboards.
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.
With this fun tutorial, you can make a shepherd's hook to add to your fairy garden! Upcycle old earrings to create a magical backyard.
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.
Easy ghost crafts using paper, paper plates, cheesecloth, gauze, clay, leaves and cotton balls. A great Halloween craft resource.
Looking for easy Halloween crafts using your child's handprints or footprints? Find out how to create over 10 different art ideas and several fun craft projects to make with your kids.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
Find out how to use Photoshop to create a variety of beautiful easy backgrounds for your digital scrapbook projects.
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!
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!
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
Need a little fun in your garden? This unique Mat Hatter inspired flower pot will be sure to start some conversations!
This November, teach your kids the value of gratitude with this fun, easy craft. 30 days of gratitude for the whole family.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Use postcards to bring an atlas to life, while storing and showing off your cards, and also expanding your knowledge of world geography.
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 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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Making a book sculpture is a fun, easy process, and you probably already have almost everything you need sitting around your house!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
What do you do with dried corn husks? There are a variety of easy arts and crafts ideas to make, including corn husk dolls.
If you're a beginning or experienced beader and want to buy beads from China on eBay, I have some advice for you.
Reuse and upcycle lightbulbs to make beautiful projects. These ideas will make you think twice before you throw anything away!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Learn art marketing tips from successful artists with years of experience. Watch their video interviews. Decide what will work best for you.
How to make a burlap owl door hanger for Halloween. Instructions and patterns to make a no-sew, burlap owl door hanger.
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.
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 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!
Make duct tape flowers easily using these videos and step-by-step pictures. They make a lovely kids craft project and gift!
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!"
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!
Find simple Valentine's Day craft ideas, games, and activities to teach preschoolers about friendship and caring.
Make lovely ladybug crafts using paper plates, egg cartons, bottle caps, rocks, and more! These DIY project ideas are fun and easy activities for kids.
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!
Plan a fun afternoon of DIY Harry Potter crafts! Have a little part of the magical world of Hogwarts with you wherever you go.
A detailed tutorial on how to make wine glass charms or markers. Discussion on the ease and low cost of this craft that is great for home decor or for gift giving.
Are you inspired by Palm Leaves? Here is an easy DIY Room Décor Project. Read on to know how you can make your own.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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!
I show and review handcrafted coal ornaments, especially Welsh coal. Although they're hard to find, you can still find a nice selection of coal ornaments online.
Make paper towel ghosts that are posable while wet. Fun and easy DIY paper towel Halloween ghost. Craft for kids or adults.
How to make tissue paper flowers for weddings, birthdays and celebrations. Easy simple instructions for long lasting decorations that can be reused and color coordinated.
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!
A tutorial on how to make a paint stick Halloween sign project. It's fun and easy to make for people of all ages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Use up old calendar pages by making butterfly crafts! It's a fun and easy craft idea for kids and adults.
Called primitive, grunge or grungy, vintage, early American or folk art, all of these craft ideas include free tutorials. Easy country crafts to give as gifts, for your own decorating, or to sell.
A quick and easy cotton ball bunny craft that kids can make for Easter with step-by-step instructions.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Many home winemakers soak and scrub wine labels off to reuse the bottles. But here's a way you can save and reuse the beautiful labels as well.
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.
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!
Step-by-step instructions with videos on how to make a fairy bed with modeling clay. Making miniature fairy furniture for a magical fairy bedroom is fun. I also make some covers and pillows on the bed.
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.
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.