Rebecca Helm

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Kennedy Bag Free Pattern

Handmade Holidays is right around the corner but we have an early gift for you today! Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness has a new book coming out on …

11 DIY Christmas Crafts for Kids

It’s time to make memories working on cute DIY <b>Christmas crafts</b> with the kids<p>Use their finished projects for holiday home décor or make the little …

40+ Christmas Wreaths to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Deck the halls, doors and everywhere else.<p>A little Christmas crafting goes a long way. Start now and you'll have a holiday wreath for every door in your house.

Decorating Ideas, Home Improvement, Cleaning & Organization Tips

From straw hats to tool kits, check out the perfect (discounted) summer finds!<p>It's so quaint and cute!<p>It's for sale!<p>No more broken fingers or burnt …

Vaseline petroleum jelly: The secret to a goof-proof manicure

<b>CUTICLE CREAM:</b> Keep a little tub of the stuff by the sink and work into cuticles twice a day. It’s all you’ll need to prevent hangnails.<p><b>FACIAL</b> …

10 Things you MUST Do to Have a Successful Online Craft Business | Create & Thrive

Create and Thrive is sharing 10 things that you must do to have a successful online craft business. I definitely agree with some of these, like …

10 tangle-free ways to store your bobbins

Someday, a very smart sewing machine engineer will design a bobbin that doesn’t start unwinding the second it’s removed from the machine. Wouldn’t …

Freebie and Tutorial: Sashiko Embroidery

Sashiko is a traditional style of Japanese embroidery. First used as a form of repair, it evolved into a decorative style. The biggest idea in …

How to Make Birthplace Map Keychain Charms

I often have a hard time coming up with Father’s Day and birthday gift ideas for my husband. He’s a mechanic, so many of the traditional cards and …

Free pattern: Everyday Skirt, Take 2

Jen from iCandy Handmade shares a free pattern for her Everyday Skirt, Take 2. It’s a knee length A-line skirt with a comfortable yoga waistband. I …

Cardiganize an Old Pullover

<b>By Linda Permann</b><br>Whether you want to add a little breathing room to a too-small sweater or spruce up your clothing for another season, just add crochet! A simple cut with your scissors, some embroidery, and 2 crocheted button bands later, you’ll be ready to wear your “new” cardigan. I used this …

How-To: Alice in Wonderland-Inspired Chair

Decorate the room of your favorite book or movie loving kid, make a cute and quirky art piece for your living room, or throw your own charming tea party with this <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>-inspired chair video tutorial from Mark Montano. So much fun!<p>Put your painting and decoupage skills to work: Check …

Flashback: Cross-Stitch Pendant

<b>By Andrea DeHart</b><p>Needle crafts such as cross-stitch and embroidery are wildly popular, and the techniques are quick and easy. Make this cross-stitch pendant as a special handmade gift for a friend or family member. Whether you prefer simple graphics or abstract designs, the possibilities are endless …

Quilting and Fabric Crafting Basics: A Lesson in Pre-Cut Fabric Bundles

If you’ve been in a fabric store recently, you’ve probably noticed that, in addition to the usual shelves filled with bolts, there are also tons of pre-cut options to choose from. So, if names like “fat quarter,” “charm pack,” “jelly roll,” and “layer cake” have you wondering if you’ve wandered …

How-To: Mason Jar Wind Chimes

Turn vintage or decorative canning jars into charming pieces of glass art with this wonderful mason jar wind chime tutorial from Johnnie at Saved by Love Creations!<p>Johnnie’s thorough tutorial will walk you through each step in the process, and her detail photos are especially fantastic!<p>Ready to …

DIY Transfer Decal Tutorial

Sure, there are a heap of different embellishing methods out there though did you know you can make your own custom, professional-looking, easy to …

Editors’ Picks: December 2013

Shares 0<p>For December, we featured almost 300 new crafts and recipes! That brings our total to just under 6,200 crafts, recipes and activities for you …

Make Your Own Plastic

You are never too old to learn something new! I had no idea that you could make your own plastic using milk and vinegar, did you?<p>After finding the …

Lovely Little Knot Necklace Tutorial

Erin Siegal shares her tutorial for this simple but dramatic knot necklace. It was created using leather lacing and brass fold over ends. If you have …

Stretch Your Dollar: DIY Instagram Canvas Prints

If you love snapping cool pictures with your smartphone using Instagram but don't know what to do with those square shots, then try making your own …

DIY Bird Feeder From A Flower Pot!

<i>If you haven’t LIKED my new blog Facebook page yet would you mind clicking HERE and showing me a little love!? Thank you bunches my friends!</i><p>I love …

Tutorial: Mini jewelry roll organizer

Marni from Haberdashery Fun has written a tutorial showing how to make a mini jewelry roll. Clear vinyl zippered pockets will keep your jewelry …

Vintage Revivals

Ombre is HOT right now. I have been in love with it for a few months but haven’t had a project to use it on yet. This lampshade was the perfect …

Ruffled Burlap Lamp Tutorial

See my full disclosure policy here.<p>This was originally done for Crafting With the Stars. The tutorial was posted on Tatertots and Jello last week, …

Faux Stained Glass Mosaic Luminary

I’ve always been in love with luminaries. They are very easy to create and the results are so visually stunning that I could stare at them for hours. …

Jingle Bell Snowmen Ornaments

take 5 spa - easy body scrub recipe and tutorial

I know school is back in session for most of us and I should be writing healthy lunch ideas, but I am not! If you are anything like me, you spent the …

How-To: Hand-Printed Lulu & Georgia-Inspired Rugs

Step up your DIY style! Turn plain cotton rugs into eye-catching pieces of home decor with this tutorial for making your own hand-printed Lulu & Georgia-inspired rugs from Ursula at Home Made by Carmona!<p>Is it just me, or does the arrow pattern look a whole lot like knitting? (Swoon!)<p>Head on over to …

DIY Cayenne Warming Muscle Rub

You might feel a little bit like a Chicken as you rub this into your aching muscles but its going to be well worth it. In face why not make a second …