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How to make a golden christmas basket of dried flowers, cones and seedheads

Applying shimmering gold as an accent color can turn a basket of dried flowers, cones and seed-heads into a festive ornament, perfect for use as a Christmas decoration. Add the Midas touch to a seasonal dried flower arrangement by spraying it with gold paint. Firm materials such as small pine or... More

How to Make Paper Beads

Recycled beads that are fun to make and wear If you have a lot of paper products, such as magazines and posters, laying around and simply collecting dust, you may want to try your hand at making paper beads. These lightweight yet beautiful and inexpensive beads are fun to make, whether alone or... More

How to make chalk board Easter eggs

It is always fun when one can put a new twist on a traditional craft. These Easter eggs can be made from platic eggs that have been saved over the years. They can also be made with wooden eggs. They have a very different and festive look. Children will enjoy decorating them. Any time they want a... More

How to fix mistakes in knitting

Crochet hooks are useful for fixing knitting mistakes Every knitter, from the beginner to the expert, will, on occasion, find a mistake in the project they are working on. Most of them can be fixed rather easily, but some take a little more time. One thing every knitter knows is to keep a... More

How to make a no sew flower ponytail holder

Dress up that ponytail Putting hair in a pony tail is a quickly and easy way to keep hair under control and out of one's face. However, day after day it may be a little boring for some. These no sew pony tail holder's can be made to match any outfit. Once the folds are learned it only takes about... More

How to tie a slip knot for knitting or sewing

Slip knots are usually the preferred method of starting a yarn project and are very easy to make. When starting a craft project with yarn, string or thread, it often requires a slip knot or 'stitch' to be made. This is a very easy stitch to do that only requires your hands to make. A benefit of... More

How to make a bouquet of roses from dollar bills

  Most would agree that a bouquet of roses is a thoughtful gift. When the roses are made of dollar bills anyone would be happy to be receiving flowers. With this simple rolling and folding technique bill can be turned into roses and arranged in a bouquet. There has never been... More

How to make a beer can Christmas tree

Redneck can be beautiful Neighbors who see this unique tree lit up in the window will marvel at it's beautiful glow. The tree changes colors with the lights. It is a bit of a mystery. Friends who stop by during the day may enjoy a little chuckle. It is probably not at all what they expected when... More

How to construct crazy-quilt foundation blocks

For the beginner, with easy steps Crazy-quilting can become yet another artistic opportunity for both quilters and creative sewers. With crazy-quilt blocks, left-over fabrics from previous sewing or quilting projects can come together for a new and very different quilting project. An eclectic mix... More

How to keep kids busy with salt dough art

Salt dough for all occasions Salt dough is one of the most versatile of all the mediums for creating anything from Christmas ornaments to jewelry. It is easy to make, easy to work with and older children do not need adult supervision except to turn on the oven. There is no limit to the things... More