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Directions for Tootsie Pop Spiders

Directions for Tootsie Pop Spiders

Rather than giving out plain candy as treats for Halloween, why not turn the pieces of candy into fun works of art? Tootsie Pop spiders can be created in a matter of minutes with inexpensive craft supplies, and the process of making them is simple enough that you can let your children help. These sp......[Read More]
DIY Fabric Flowers for Babies

DIY Fabric Flowers for Babies

Using soft and silky satin ribbon for charming fabric flowers is suitable for decorating baby headbands, hats and outfits. Even if you have never used a needle and thread before, you will find the uncomplicated basting stitch used with these flowers requires no special sewing skills. A wide assortme......[Read More]
How to Make a Butterfly Hair Clip Out of Ribbon

How to Make a Butterfly Hair Clip Out of Ribbon

Little girls love to dress up and nothing is more adorable than a hair clip that coordinates with a new outfit. With a little imagination, a few strands of ribbon and a couple buttons, you can create your own clip that will make your little girl the envy of all others. If you choose to make your own......[Read More]
How to Make a Pen Caddy

How to Make a Pen Caddy

Are you someone who likes to have pictures on your desk but hates the space they take up? Then ditch your old pen caddy and make a personalized one using pictures you like to display. Your desk will be tidy and organized and your pictures will be displayed without wasting valuable space.......[Read More]
How to Dye Tennis Shoes

How to Dye Tennis Shoes

Sometimes you cannot find what you are looking for in the wide world of shoes. If you have a comfortable pair of tennis shoes that have seen better days, reinvent them with a simple dye project. In just one day, you can make your trusty pair of sneakers match your favorite pants or a cozy, new sweat......[Read More]
Hand Painting Art Project Ideas

Hand Painting Art Project Ideas

Painting can bring joy to adults and children alike.painting image by Renata Osinska from Fotolia.comHave you ever avoided hand painting a picture because you were worried you wouldn’t like the end result? Undertaking a hand-painting project can feel a little intimidating, but if.........[Read More]
Techniques for Spray Painting Plastic Bowls

Techniques for Spray Painting Plastic Bowls

If you're looking for a way to turn a basic plastic bowl into a creative centerpiece, consider using a spray paint technique. There are a number of tips you can use to ensure the spray paint sticks to the plastic, and you can use them to create a unique craft bowl for your home.......[Read More]
How to Make Textured Canvas With Tissue Paper

How to Make Textured Canvas With Tissue Paper

A textured canvas adds an extra sense of depth and visual excitement to a creative project. Tissue paper is generally inexpensive and can be purchased in bulk at retail stores that sell wrapping paper and gift supplies. Tissue paper is convenient to work with since it has a coarse texture that wrink......[Read More]
Making Paper Mache for Kids

Making Paper Mache for Kids

Paper mache is made from paper pieces or pulp, reinforced with textiles and bound with adhesives such as starch, glue or wallpaper paste. Most kids enjoy making items out of paper mache. These can include such items as masks, ornaments, bowls and Christmas decorations. Use paper mache as a fun craft......[Read More]
Dish Rag Gift Ideas

Dish Rag Gift Ideas

If you're searching for a small gift to give a loved one who enjoys cooking, dish rags are a thoughtful kitchen accessory that can add color and texture to the space. There are several ways to present the dish rags in a way that matches the recipient's personality, and if you're especially crafty, y......[Read More]
How to Put Beads on a Shirt

How to Put Beads on a Shirt

Spruce up a tired old shirt to give it a new lease on life, create a unique shirt for a special occasion or use your skills to design one-of-a-kind shirts to present as gifts. Beading shirts is a create way to turn an ordinary item into something spectacular. Beading is a complex process that requir......[Read More]
Different Ways to Bind a Hooked Rug

Different Ways to Bind a Hooked Rug

There are several different ways to bind a hooked rug, depending on how you want the finished project to look. Think of the location that rug will be in. Rugs that will receive a lot of wear and tear need to be bound differently than a rug that will just be looked at and appreciated. Bind your rug ......[Read More]
Video: Painting With Ashes

Video: Painting With Ashes

Video Transcript Hi, my name is Laura. I'm an artist, and I am going to show you how to paint with ashes. What you'll need to do this is your ashes, paintbrush and some water. So, if you paint with the ashes themselves, it's going to be really dry and very difficult to control..........[Read More]
Wholesale Handmade Crafts

Wholesale Handmade Crafts

When the economy is going through a rough patch and money is tight, you are probably looking for ways to generate a little extra revenue to make ends meet. Create large amounts of inexpensive craft projects and sell them at swap meets or craft shows to give your finances a little leeway.......[Read More]
Flowers & Aromatherapy

Flowers & Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy has been practiced for centuries in such varied cultures as the Egyptians, the Chinese, the Bulgarians and the French. Selected flowers and plant parts are distilled to produce essential oils and flower essences used in massage therapy as well as other methods of treatment.......[Read More]
Decorating Your Small Business Office

Decorating Your Small Business Office

This is an article about how important the first impression of your small business office is, and what you should keep in mind while decorating. ......[Read More]
How to Create Tea Party Hats

How to Create Tea Party Hats

If you plan to help your child throw a tea party, then try making your own hats for the occasion. A tea party requires having fun and using your imagination, in which creating a tea party hat seems appropriate. You do not have to spend money on a nice hat that your child can wear at the tea party. M......[Read More]
Homemade Vanilla Potpourri

Homemade Vanilla Potpourri

Potpourri is an aromatic blend of dried ingredients used to add a pleasant fragrance in enclosed spaces such as bathrooms, living rooms and offices. Key potpourri ingredients include dried leaves, flowers, scented oils, whole spices and seeds, although virtually any dehydrated item can be added to ......[Read More]