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Crepe Paper Christmas Town - School

Crepe Paper Christmas Town - School

In a previous article, we looked at how to make a chapel for a Christmas town and in this article we are going to look at how to make a crepe paper Christmas town school. ... ......[Read More]
How to Make a Felt Pillowcase

How to Make a Felt Pillowcase

Felt is soft and durable which makes it a fitting choice when sewing pillowcases. Most pillowcases are composed of a fabric that is relatively thin and flexible, which makes it easy to insert a pillow into the case. Felt is less flexible and does not stretch, so your dimensions must be precise ......[Read More]
How to Make Beads From Copper Tubing

How to Make Beads From Copper Tubing

The competitive world of beaded jewelry includes a wide range of handmade choices. To set your beaded jewelry apart from the crowded selections, consider your own custom-made copper tubing beads.......[Read More]
How to Make Corn Cob Pen Blanks

How to Make Corn Cob Pen Blanks

Pens and corn cobs aren't usually associated with one another. But corn cobs can be used to create a unique writing tool. Using stabilized cob blanks offer a distinctive looking pen that can be fashioned in various colors. They can be used for personal use, or as gifts for friends and colleagues. It......[Read More]
How to Make Burnt Silk Flowers

How to Make Burnt Silk Flowers

Although it might sound unusual, burnt silk flowers are common in floral decorating. The idea is not to completely burn the flowers, but to singe their edges so they turn brown. The flowers are then worked into arrangements the same as any others. For this project, you will use fireplace matches. Th......[Read More]
How to Make Necklaces With a String & Beads

How to Make Necklaces With a String & Beads

Most of us can remember making necklaces with beads and string, and proudly presenting it to our moms for Mother's day. Get out the string and beads and spend an afternoon with your children making these fun necklaces that are reminiscence of your childhood.......[Read More]
Grants for Cultural Arts

Grants for Cultural Arts

The right grant could help her put paint on that canvas.Painter girl image by Nenad Djedovic from Fotolia.comCultural arts grants help the would-be artist, the underfunded performance troupe, or the up-and-coming company find funding to help meet their dreams and potential. On the federal.........[Read More]
How to Make Fabric Lamp Shades

How to Make Fabric Lamp Shades

There are literally hundreds of lamp shade designs, colors, and patterns to choose from when you're redecorating. For a designer look, you can make a lamp shade out of fabric that matches or coordinates with your décor. Fabric lamp shades provide a softer light and are ideal in the bedroom.......[Read More]
Knitting Yarn Crafts

Knitting Yarn Crafts

Use your knitting yarn in other craft projects.Knitting image by Yuriy Rozanov from Fotolia.comKnitters know the symptoms of impulsive yarn purchases -- that ball or two of yarn that just had to come home with you from the local yarn store or fiber festival. When they make these purchases.........[Read More]
How to Make a Wooden Ashtray

How to Make a Wooden Ashtray

Smoking is indeed a dirty habit. Not only is it a dirty habit as far as your health, skin, and teeth, it is also dirty for your home. Smoking around the house results in ash dust, and burn marks. Make sure you have somewhere to put your ashes to protect your home and furniture. By designing your own......[Read More]
A DIY Hairpin Lace Frame

A DIY Hairpin Lace Frame

Hairpin lace is a type of crocheting that is done on a special hairpin lace loom that comes apart easily so the completed hairpin lace can be removed. Manufactured hairpin lace looms have three sets of holes in the top and bottom loom sections. These holes are spaced evenly apart for three different......[Read More]
DIY Rice Paper

DIY Rice Paper

The homemade trend sweeping the country has made its way to the ancient art of papermaking. Papermaking is both an art and a craft, combining hands-on messy fun with painstaking artistry. Rice-paper.com describes rice paper as one of the oldest varieties of paper, tracing its roots to the Chinese Ta......[Read More]
How to Make Kids' Hair Bows

How to Make Kids' Hair Bows

Hair bows from the store can be attractive, but they're also expensive. Fortunately, it's simple to build attractive and useful hair bows at home. As a craft project, they're easy for children to make and require a minimum of adult supervision. Once your children understand the process, they'll be ......[Read More]
Getting The Right Company To Buy Copper Wire For Jewelry Making

Getting The Right Company To Buy Copper Wire For Jewelry Making

There are quite a few different materials that you are going to want to supply yourself with if you are interested in getting involved in wire jewelry making. This includes gold wire for jewelry making, ... ......[Read More]
How to Remove Mold from Bare Wood

How to Remove Mold from Bare Wood

Mold grows on porous, organic materials when exposed to sufficient moisture. It is particularly fond of bare wood and must be dealt with promptly to increase the chance of successfully eradicating it. To keep mold from growing back, remove its source of moisture.......[Read More]
How to Do Net Ionic Equations in Chemistry

How to Do Net Ionic Equations in Chemistry

A net ionic equation is a formula showing only the soluble, strong electrolytes (ions) participating in a chemical reaction. Other, non-participating "spectator" ions, unchanged throughout the reaction, are not included in the balanced equation. These types of reactions usually occur in solutions wh......[Read More]
How to Make a Cast for a Gold Ring

How to Make a Cast for a Gold Ring

When you cast an object such as a ring, you form it using a mold. Wax is used and the object to be made is fashioned in wax. The wax is coated with plaster and then the wax is removed through heating the mold, leaving a hollow form. In this case a gold ring will be cast when molten gold is poured in......[Read More]
How to Go to Clown College

How to Go to Clown College

It has been said, "To be a clown, you have to be a clown." If you are interested in clowning around for a living, you may want to attend a clown college. While you may be naturally funny and make the best balloon animals around, a little higher education in the art of clowning can give you marketabl......[Read More]
How to Fold and Cut Paper to Make Butterflies

How to Fold and Cut Paper to Make Butterflies

Colorful paper butterflies make charming, spring- and summer-inspired home decor. Use vibrantly hued paper to add a pop of color to any space in your home. Suspend the whimsical butterflies from windows using transparent line, or stick them on your refrigerator door. You can also use the crafts to e......[Read More]
Fabric Texturing Techniques

Fabric Texturing Techniques

Fabric texturing techniques produce a wide range of fabrics.Jordan Siemens/Stockbyte/Getty ImagesFabric texture refers to the feel of fabric. The feel will depend on the weave of the fabric. However, finishing techniques can add textures. Textures can add color, effects or performance..........[Read More]