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How-To: Sew Rope to Make a Bowl

If you’re looking for a fun way to play with rope and a sewing machine why not try these neat sewn bowls? These lovely vessels were created by Melbourne maker, Gemma Patford. I love the random paint splatter treatment that was given to the rope before it was constructed.<p>Be sure to use a nice soft …

Stitch It: Embroidered Sprat’s Head Shamrocks

Feeling festive? Prepare your clothes, bags, and other stitchable surfaces for St. Patrick’s Day with a few fancy-looking embroidered sprat’s head shamrocks!<p>A sprat’s head stitch—also known as an arrowhead tack—is a beautiful embroidery stitch with a lovely braided-looking texture. And, as it turns …

Messing Around With Markers: Sharpies on Ceramic Tiles

This is a really neat technique that uses permanent markers, like Sharpies, and rubbing alcohol to re-flow the inks and make all sorts of mesmerizing swirly effects on the tile. Tiles are a popular material for creating DIY coasters. Be sure to seal the ink with a spray sealer as a final step to …

Quilting Basics: Slip Stitch for Quilt Bindings and Hems

Love the look of beautiful quilt and blanket bindings or hand-sewn hems applied with nearly invisible stitches, but don’t think you have the skills or the patience to do it in your own work? Allow me to introduce you to the humble—and surprisingly simple—slip stitch!<p>The folks over at The Purl Bee …

Flashback: Colorful Canvas Containers

<b>By Sonya Nimri</b><p>For those of us who have painted a wall or two, have an extra drop cloth lying around, and need containers for our craft supplies, this project cannot be beat. It’s economical, highly functional, and easily coordinated with your home décor. It’s just a bit of simple sewing combined …

DIY Japanese Bookbinding With Embroidered Covers

Have you spun a tale that’s ready for DIY publishing? Then go ahead and thread your needle and stitch your story into a beautiful book, like these elegant examples of Japanese bookbinding with embroidered covers by Anne of Flax & Twine.<p>I find the design of the binding simply charming against the …

Sewing Tip: How to Finish an Embroidery Project in an Embroidery Hoop

If you’re anything like me, completing the stitching in an embroidery project isn’t the hard part, it’s the finishing—or preparing it for hanging or display—that seems much more daunting.<p>Finishing embroidery projects is one of those crafting topics that, if you were to ask a room filled with …

How-To: Mid-Century Vintage Day Gloves

If you’re a fan of the coordinated hats, gloves, shoes, and handbags of bygone eras, you’ll love this vintage pattern for sewing mid-century day gloves shared by the ladies over at Pattern Patter!<p>This lovely glove pattern is meant to be hand-sewn, and would make a lovely project for a cold and …

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How-To: Book Lover’s Necklace

Have a friend who’s never without a book? Delight them with a sweet handmade surprise! Make this cute book lover’s necklace with this fun tutorial that Heather from Dollar Store Crafts shared on the Darice blog.<p>It’s the perfect accessory for your favorite bibliophile!<p>Ready to get started? Click …

How-To: Mini Origami (Kirigami) Heart Garland

Whether hanging across computer screens, windows, or mantles, or even atop cakes, handmade garlands make everything a little bit more fun, and I always find mini garlands to be the most delightful of all! So, if you’ve got a few minutes, some paper, and the desire to make someone’s day—Valentine’s …

How-To: “I Woke Up Like This” Shower Curtain

Sometimes you need a little more than a strong cup of coffee to put a smile on your face in the morning. On those days, this amazing DIY “I Woke Up Like This” shower curtain that Rachel from Smile and Wave shared on A Beautiful Mess should do the trick!<p>This statement has never been more honest than …

Unclutter With This Sturdy Cardboard Shoe Rack

Between shipments for DIY-related work and the ease of online shopping, cardboard is a pretty abundant resource in my home, so I always delight in finding new project ideas that save a box or two from the recycle bin. And, like many of you fellow organization geeks out there, I’m especially happy …

Upcycled Globe Art

Turn an old outdated globe into this wonderful statement piece for your home. I simply adore the font used in this project. The easiest way to achieve this look is to cut out some vinyl letters from your trusty digital cutting machine, but this can also be done by hand. Use the vinyl as a mask when …

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Monogram Photo Collage

In honor of the Family Day holiday coming up this Monday here in Ontario, Canada, I wanted to share a fun little project that will get you to bust out the old family albums and take a walk down memory lane.<p>Gather up your favorite photos, and make black and white photocopies with a laser copier (not …

How-To: Carve a Rubber Stamp

If you’ve had stamp-carving on your crafty to-do list for a while, only to feel overwhelmed by the many different block materials and cutting tool choices available once you get to the craft store, this project is for you! Learn to carve a rubber stamp with supplies that you almost certainly have …

66 No-Sew Projects to Make Today (Mega Roundup!)

We have a lot of ambition when it comes to sewing projects, but sometimes enthusiasm flags when the sewing machine jams and the thread gets tangled beyond recognition. So if you are sewing machine challenged or just want a simple DIY project that doesn’t involve needles and thread, we’ve got you …

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How-To: Plastic Canvas Gem Ornaments

Plastic canvas and Christmas ornaments go together like Santa and cookies, and this awesome plastic canvas gem ornament tutorial from Diane at CraftyPod will definitely add some serious style to your tree.<p>Ready to make all of your plastic canvas ornament dreams come true? Click here to see how it’s …

Crafting

7 Clever Ways to Organize Your Craft Supplies

If you have the same luck as me, when people find out you are an artist they offer you their unwanted craft supplies. Well how could I say no to free stuff?<p>The biggest challenge when having large amounts of materials is keeping them organized and easy accessible. The key is to keep yourself from …

DIY Quick Corner Bookmarks

Giving someone a book for Christmas this year? Give your gift a quick, customized touch with this handy corner bookmarks tutorial from Instructables member advaym.<p>Of course, if you want to spend a little more time on it you can always use felt, or embroider some fabric, or use some more decorative …

Cross Stitched Leeloo Dallas Multipass

Need a multipass? Check out this handy cross stitch pattern for a Leeloo Dallas Multipass by Alison Anne!<p>For more fantastic feats of cross stitch take a look at the Hardcore Stitchcorps, where Anne will be posting.

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How-To: Leather Mason Jar Sleeve

Looking for a DIY gift idea for your mason jar-loving friends? Whip up a few rustic-looking leather mason jar sleeves with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Josh on A Beautiful Mess!<p>Are you looking into getting into working with leather? I have been wanting to for a long time now. This mason jar …

How-To: Folded Paper Bangle Bracelets

Looking for a fun, kid-friendly weekend craft? Make some pretty folded paper bangle bracelets with this step-by-step tutorial from Kate Picklebums!<p>We love our water colour paint sets. I mean, we <i>really</i> love them.I don’t think a week ever goes by when someone doesn’t get out the water colours for a …

2 Ways to DIY Reusable Food Wrap

For everyone who has struggled countless times to cover their bowls with plastic cling wrap and failed, I introduce the reusable homemade bowl cover from Apartment Therapy.<p>These would make a great holiday or housewarming gift to go along with a set of bowls to match!<p>Need to wrap smaller packages? …

How-To: Handmade Bottle Brush Trees

Love the look of colorful bottle brush trees but can’t find them locally? Don’t bother with bleach, dye, and paint—just raid your yarn stash! Transform yarn, twine, or even holiday garlands into your own custom handmade bottle brush trees with this fun tutorial from Virginia at Fynes Designs.<p>I was …

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How-To: Recycled Magazine Snowflake Ornaments

Have a stack of old magazines gathering dust in the corner? Transform that pile of paper into pretty pieces of holiday decor with this fun video tutorial for making your own recycled magazine snowflake ornaments from Mark Montano!

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How-To: Mini Pool Table in a Tin

Looking for an awesome DIY stocking stuffer idea? Check out this fun mini pool table in a tin tutorial that Shaunte shared on Crafts Unleashed.<p>Pretty neat, right?<p>Make one today! Click here to see how it’s done.

How-To: Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments

Ugly holiday sweaters are pretty much everywhere these days, and now your tree can get in on the action! Craft up some awesomely ridiculous, totally fun decorations with this ugly Christmas sweater ornament tutorial from Amanda at Crafts by Amanda!<p>What will you put on YOUR ugly sweater? (Mine will …

HOW TO BUILD A CUSTOM CRAFT DESK

This is a Crafting Desk My husband I built for $112.00 in materials and hardware. It is a great sturdy desk with ample storage for all your crafting …

Homemade Holiday Gift Idea!: Make Easy Custom Coasters

<b>Maker:</b> Red House West <b><br>Skill Level:</b> Easy <b><br>Time Required:</b> 1 Day (including drying time) <b>Project Cost:</b> Less than $5 per set (if you already have the …

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6 Inexpensive DIY Christmas Decor Projects- all under $10.00

Hi everyone, I hope you had a GREAT Thanksgiving day celebrating your family and thanking God for all yor blessings! I wanted to share with you a …