Rubber is a raw material used in most flexible items. Its peculiar, elastomeric nature is due to its unique chemical composition. Read on to learn how to make rubber in your own home!
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!"
A fun craft for kids and adults, these eco-friendly bird feeders are just what your garden needs. Attract birds the earth friendly way by using these easy to follow instructions, including photos.
Why buy a corsage when you can easily make one yourself? Use this easy tutorial to quickly put one together!
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.
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.
Many people have bird feeders and bird baths that they hope will attract fine feathered friends to their yard. Learn how to make a nesting ball using various natural fibers to welcome birds to your home while helping them build theirs.
If you’re a beach lover, you’ve probably seen sand dollars at the shore. Maybe you’ve found the occasional one at the water’s edge, or even stepped on one in the shallows. You’ve doubtless seen tons of the white echinoderms in souvenir...
Learn about the art of polished dirt balls, also known as hikaru dorodango. Subtle and cerebral meets getting-your-hands-dirty fun! This is easy, if you balance skill and patience.
Learn the five categories used in raffia work, then practice some of them by making a simple raffia mat or make simple flowers for a wall hanging.
In traditional basketry of the Salish First Nations people, weavers made beautiful, useful baskets from natural materials like pine needles, cedar root, sweetgrass, cherry bark, carved bone pieces, and shells. Learn the simple method here with pictures to weave your own Secwepemc style of basket from pine needles.
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.
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!
This November, teach your kids the value of gratitude with this fun, easy craft. 30 days of gratitude for the whole family.
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...
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.
Cane is an excellent fiber to work with. Learn the basic concepts for how to weave with cane. Then make a split cane stool or repair a bentwood split cane chair.
Make pretty and long-lasting candle holders, sun catchers and mobiles with press-dried fall leaves and simple craft supplies like Mod Podge.
Lavender is a wonder herb with many uses. The essential oil is a popular product used in aromatherapy and the dried lavender flowers are used in craft items and culinary preparations. If you love lavender flavours, check out some of these lavender recipes.
If you've ever wanted to make a pine needle basket, you may be wondering which pine needles to use and how to prepare them.
Learn all the basics when weaving with straw, then move on to making a Bridget Cross and some more traditional straw dolls. Included are a seahorse, Mother Earth, baby rattle, cornucopia and more.
This is a simple and easy tutorial on how to make cinnamon and clove scented pine cones for the holidays. I was very excited to do this because I know that pine cones are always popular around this time of year and the sweet, spicy smell lingering in the air is sure to add to the joyful atmosphere that comes with the holidays.
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.
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...
Here are some fun ideas that will help you transform your boring, discolored, or piece meal skull collection into a stunning museum of art that will turn heads and start conversations!