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How to make jump rings for wire jewelry

Three ways to make jump rings If you're already learning wire jewelry making techniques, why not add jump rings to the list? As you expand your range of wire jewelry making skills, you will come to rely on those little wire circles to connect parts together, add a circular accent or a hint of... More

How to make fringed flowers with quilling papers

Flowers made from quilling papers can be used to decorate a card front, a gift box lid, or gift tag. Use them perhaps as single flowers, at the top of a long stem of quilling paper set down on it's side, or use them collectively and create 'bunches' of flowerheads. These Australian native... More

How to make a ghost on a stick decoration

Halloween craft fun - How to make a ghost on a stick What exactly is a ghost on a stick? A Ghost on a Stick is... well, it's a .... a ghost... on a.... stick. Why would you want one? It's Halloween, the time of year when everyone needs a ghostly companion. It is an easy and fun craft that anyone... More

How to make a bookmark

Making your own marker Book readers treasure bookmarks, and can never have too many. They are useful for marking pages, although the use of bookmarks is more significant than that, as those who love the written word will not only want to mark the page they have reached, but will also want to... More

How to make a 3D school bus embellishment

Creating these adorable school buses is a breeze! The buses are perfect embellishments to use on a handmade card or a school themed scrapbook page. Along with the easy to follow instructions and the basic supplies required to create these embellishments, you will have a unique eye catching... More

How to decorate wood letters with paper

Embellishing wood letters with papers of any kind is simple! Even if you claim to be limited in your creative abilities, this is one project that does not even require to cut straight lines! Decorated wooden letters can be used alone as an initial or you can create words for your walls. However... More

How to control stitch tension in knitting

Good tension control makes for good knitting Tension is the resistance on the yarn you feel as it passes through your fingers. Controling that tension is a very important component of knitting. It is what makes your knitting look professional. With good tension control your knitting... More

How to bind or cast off in knitting

To bind off or to cast off stitches is the procedure used to finish your knitting project Knitting is a deeply satisfying form of self-expression. Whether you are making a simple shawl or a complicated garment, you are creating something that gives much pleasure to the intended recipient. It can... More

How to batik a stamped image

When we see the word "batik", our first thoughts may be of the colorful batik textiles from Asia. Within creative circles, this application is often also applied to various works of art. Instead of the traditional wax-resist, this method uses a water-mark ink pad with a clear embossing... More

How to thread a sewing machine

Getting your machine ready to sew. While different machines have different threading mechanisms, the overall rules of threading remain the same. People have difficulty simply because they are not certain of the order in which the threading process takes place. This is the element which is the... More