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Wire-Edged Ribbon Bow

Making a Wire-Edged Ribbon BowFashioning your own accessories or package adornments can be fun with this stiffened ribbon. This is a page about making a wire-edged ribbon bow.

 

Closeup of blue quilt

Blooming Nine Patch Quilt PatternThe nine patch quilting technique is a traditional first pattern for most beginning quilters. is This page contains information about blooming nine patch quilt patterns.

 

2 pink clothes hangers.

How to Make a Clothes Hanger Wall DecorationThis abstract wall hanging is fun to make and an eye-catching piece of wall decor. And it is so easy to create using plastic clothes hangers. This is a page about how to make a clothes hanger wall decoration.

 

Plastic Headbands

Decorating Plastic HeadbandsDecorating plastic headbands can be a fun project whether it is for yourself or something you do with your kids. By attaching flowers, rhinestones, and other fun additions you can make a special occasion headband. This is a page about decorating plastic headbands.

 

Polka dot fleece socks.

Making Fleece SocksThis page is about making fleece socks. Fun gifts can be made using fleece to make warm and cozy socks.

 

Making a 6-Pack Ring Snowflake

Making a 6-Pack Ring SnowflakeThis is a page about making a 6-pack ring snowflake. Here is a great way to reuse plastic 6-pack rings and prevent them from making their way to the ocean and causing harm to wildlife.

 

Homemade Hair Towel Wrap

Homemade Hair Towel WrapThis is a page about making a homemade hair towel wrap. Treat yourself as though you were at a spa with a quick and easy homemade hair towel wrap.

 

sewing machine

Pattern for Fitted Queen Sheets?Making your own bed sheets allows you to choose your fabric and perhaps get a better fit. This is a page about pattern for fitted queen sheets.

 

Using Old Christmas Cards

Uses for Old Greeting CardsOver the years we receive many greeting cards, but storing them all in a box can get out of hand. This is a page about uses for old greeting cards.

 

Men's Crocheted Skull-Cap

How to Make a Men's Crocheted Skull-CapA tightly fitted hat is an easy pattern to crochet, and will keep a young man warm and stylish. This is a page about making a men's crocheted skull-cap.

 

Effusion Lamps

Making Oil for Effusion LampsEffusion lamps are a great way to add a pleasant fragrance to your home or office. Save money and make your own scented effusion oil by mixing isopropyl alcohol (91 or 99%) with oil scents.

 

Mrs. Claus Costume

Making a Mrs. Claus Costume?This is a page about making a Mrs. Claus costume. Don't let Santa monopolize Christmas every year, make yourself a Mrs. Claus costume and join in on the fun.

 

Crafts Using Old Jeans, Stack of jeans to use for crafts.

Crafts Using Old JeansWhether you are thinking of remaking them into other clothing items, decorations, rugs, or something completely different, there is a project just for you. This is a page about crafts using old jeans.

 

Glass Blocks

Putting Pictures on Lighted Glass BlocksThe addition of pictures and photos to a lighted glass block makes for great home decor projects. This is a page about putting pictures on lighted glass blocks.

 

Making Curtains from Sheets

Making Curtains from SheetsThis page is about making curtains from sheets. Fashioning bed sheets into curtains can save you money and give you the window covering you want.

 

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a pretty bra

Craft Uses for BrasThis is a page about craft uses for bras. If you like to craft and are creative, you might consider working on projects using old bras, either in their entirety or by recycling parts.

 

old tires

Cutting TiresWhether you are trying to dispose of your old tires or using them in a project, you may be looking for a way to easily cut them to suit your purpose. This is a page about cutting tires.

 

dyed pastel poinsettias with glitter

Making Glittered Poinsettias?This is a page about making glittered poinsettias. The glittery, sometimes dyed poinsettias for sale around the holidays can be relatively expensive. There are some methods you can try at home to make your own unique version and maybe even save some money.

 

A Christmas wreath made from neckties.

Crafts Using NecktiesThis is a page about crafts using neckties. Neckties are a popular, colorful crafting supply. They can be used in making new clothing, quilts, purses, and other projects. Use the ones you have around the house that are no longer fashionable or check out the thrift store for a new supply.

 

Packaged gag gift.

Belly Button Lint RemoverThis is a page about belly button lint remover. A silly gift you can make for a fun gag.

 

Making T-Shirt Pillows

Making T-Shirt PillowsThis is a page about making t-shirt pillows. Favorite t-shirts often hold memories we would like to keep. So rather than throw them away, make pillows.

 

Gifts That Cost Nothing

Homemade Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about homemade Christmas gifts. Every year crafters begin planning their homemade Christmas gift projects.

 

view of finished candle out of the mold

Making Coffee Bean CandlesThis is a page about making coffee bean candles. Adding whole coffee beans while making a candle will allow you to enjoy the aroma of coffee every time you burn it.

 

Orange paper heart with a red ribbon, on a aqua colored cardstock.

Gluing Fabric to Paper?This is a page about gluing fabric to paper. Finding the best glue for your project helps guarantee a satisfactory outcome. Not all glue products will work well when gluing fabric and paper to each other.

 

E6000 glue, commonly used for gluing glass.

Gluing Glass to GlassCraft projects using glass often require you to glue glass to glass. This is a page about gluing glass to glass.

 

Empty Pill Bottles

Craft Ideas for Used Medicine or Pill BottlesRather than throwing them away or into the recycle bin, you can make many creative projects using medicine or pill bottles. This is a page about craft ideas for used medicine or pill bottles.

 

Person painting an egg made of polystyrene

How to Paint StyrofoamThe rough porous surface of Styrofoam can make it a challenge to paint. This is a page about how to paint Styrofoam.

 

Elastic

Repairing the Elastic on Fitted SheetsRepeated use and laundering can breakdown the elastic in your fitted sheets. This is a page about repairing the elastic on fitted sheets.

 

Shaggy Dog
Out of Yarn

Making a Shaggy Dog Out of YarnThis is a cute project you can make without knitting or crocheting with the right pattern and yarn. This is a page about making a shaggy dog out of yarn.

 

A person welding.

Welding Cap Patterns?Welding caps were originally designed to help keep sparks from burning exposed skin when welding, but they are worn by non-welders as well. Making your own welding caps allows you to create ones that match your personality and it also can save you money. This page has advice about finding welding cap patterns.

 

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A kitchen towel with blue yarn crocheted on the top.

Crocheted Towel TopperThis handy craft project allows you to hang your kitchen towel on a bar, kitchen cabinet knob, or oven door. You also could use it to hang a hand towel in a bathroom. This page features several patterns for making a crocheted towel topper.

 

Brown paper bag puppet.

Making a Paper Bag Santa PuppetThis is a page about making a paper bag Santa puppet. Making paper bag puppets is a fun activity for you and the kids to work on.

 

Homemade Christmas Ornament

Homemade Christmas CraftsThis page contains homemade christmas crafts. Homemade Christmas crafts are a fun and inexpensive way to decorate your house. They also are great gifts for someone special. Here are some fabulous homemade craft ideas!

 

Making Crown Royal Bag Quilts

Making Crown Royal Bag QuiltsThis page is about making Crown Royal bag quilts. A collection of these soft bags can be made into an attractive quilt.

 

hand holding paint brush for watercolors

One Handed Crafts?This is a page about one handed crafts. An accident or stroke may result in losing the use of one hand. This does not mean the end of crafting opportunities.

 

Mistletoe with red ribbon

Drying Fresh Mistletoe?This is a page about drying fresh mistletoe. Mistletoe is an evergreen parasitic plant that grows on a wide variety of trees. If you are unlucky or lucky enough to have some in your yard, you can harvest it and make your own dried mistletoe bunches for the holidays.

 

tombstones in a cemetery

Making a Grave BlanketGrave blankets are typically made using a wire frame and evergreen plant material, along with other decorations. They are a thoughtful way to remember a loved one during the holidays. This is a page about making a grave blanket.

 

Gift Bag Stuffed with Gifts

Gift Bags for Seniors in Nursing HomesMaking up some gift bags of items for people in a nursing home is sure to brighten the day of anyone receiving this thoughtful gift. This is a page about gift bags for seniors in nursing homes.

 

Glass Block

Crafts Using Glass BlocksThis is a page about crafts using glass blocks. There are numerous craft projects that can be made using glass blocks.

 

Ornamental Gourds

Preserving Ornamental GourdsThis is a page about preserving ornamental gourds. Proper preservation of ornamental gourds can keep them looking good for a long time.

 

suncatchers outside 2

Making Melted Bead SuncatchersThis is a page about melted bead suncatchers. A creative project you can especially enjoy when the sun shines, is a glass or plastic bead suncatcher.

 

Photo of a finished dog made out of yarn.

Making a Coat Hanger Yarn DogUse an old hanger and a skein of yarn to make a yarn dog. This is a page for making a yarn dog.

 

Two baby cradle church purses with Kewpie dolls inside.

Crocheted Baby Cradle PurseUse a recycled bleach bottle and your crochet skills to make this adorable project. What little girl wouldn't love to carry a purse that opens up into a baby doll cradle?

 

Made from tin cans of various sizes.

Making a Recycled Tin ManThis is a page about making a recycled tin man. Recycle clean empty food cans into a delightful tin man for your home or garden.

 

Making a Candy Bouquet

How to Make a Candy BouquetA homemade candy bouquet makes a great gift for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. These tutorials show you how to make beautiful candy bouquets.

 

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Dollhouse Furniture With Everyday Objects

Dollhouse Furniture With Everyday ObjectsThis is a page about dollhouse furniture with everyday objects. There are a wide variety of small things that can be repurposed for thrifty doll furniture.

 

Mold and Concrete Stepping Stone

Making Concrete Stepping StonesMaking your own stepping stones is a fun project and a way to create unique stones for your garden. This is a page about making concrete stepping stones.

 

Corsage.

Making a Birthday Candy CorsageThis is a page about making a birthday candy corsage. A unique personalized corsage can be a lovely birthday gift idea.

 

Woman wearing oven mitts.

Making Oven Mitts and Hot PadsThis page is about making oven mitts and hot pads. Very useful and fun gifts can be made for your family and friends.

 

Finished Air Freshener

Mason Jar Air FreshenerAn inexpensive room deodorizer can easily be made in an attractive canning jar. This is a page about Mason jar air freshener.

 

Washcloths

Washcloth Craft IdeasThis is a page about washcloth craft ideas. Old or new washcloths can be the beginning of a fun craft project.

 

Angel pin in gold, silver, and pearl.

Making a Safety Pin AngelThis is a page about making a safety pin angel. These little angels are perfect to wear at Christmastime or to add to packages or ornaments on the tree.

 

Blue Colored Granules

Homemade Simmering Granules?This is a page about homemade simmering granules. You can make your own simmering granules using the scents that you favor.

 

Making a Puzzle Board

Making a Puzzle BoardThis is a page about making a puzzle board. A puzzle board with a raised edge provides the prefect surface to work on you puzzle and the edges help to prevent loss of pieces.

 

woman in wheelchair with afghan

Making a Wheelchair LapghanThis is a page about making a wheelchair lapghan. When mobility is assisted by a wheelchair, a cozy gift can be a perfectly sized blanket to help keep the occupant warm.

 

Christmas scene on glass

Using Mod Podge on GlassThis is a page about using Mod Podge on glass. Mod Podge is an easy to use product for your decoupage projects.

 

A rag rug made using a toothbrush.

Making a Toothbrush Rag RugThis is a page about making a toothbrush rag rug. Using an old toothbrush and leftover fabric, make this rag rug just like your grandmother might have used.

 

three boys wearing doo rags

Du (Doo) Rag Pattern?This is a page about du rag pattern. These fun cloth head covers or skull caps are worn by men and women, and often tied from handkerchiefs.

 

Elderly Woman doing needle work

Craft Ideas for Nursing Home PatientsThis is a page about craft ideas for nursing home patients. Finding crafts that nursing home patients will enjoy making can be a daunting task.

 

Finished Tie Rose Pin 1

Making a Men's Silk Tie Rose PinThis is a page about making a men's silk tie rose pin. Using a tie in your choice of color, you can make this lovely pin for your lapel or purse.

 

Thanksgiving Counting Cups - cups and pieces

Making Thanksgiving Counting CupsLaminate seasonal graphic designs, then mark the outside of a paper or plastic cups with numbers appropriate to the age of the kids. This project results in Thanksgiving counting cups. Use them at a preschool or family gathering, fun and learning combined.

 

Seashell Wreath

Using the Right Glue for Seashell CraftsThis is a page about using the right glue for seashell crafts. Certain types of glue work best when working on projects involving gluing shells to other objects.

 

Washing Machine

Using RIT Dye in a Washing MachineOne method of dyeing clothing is in the washer. This is a page about using RIT dye in a washing machine.

 

Pizza Box Cash Gift

Making Pizza Box Cash GiftThis is a page about making a pizza box cash gift. Coming up with cute ways to give cash makes the gift giving and receiving more fun.

 

Two colored glass fragrance lamps consistent with the style sold by Lampe Berger

Making Your Own Lampe Berger...You can create your own unique fragrances for your lamps. This is a page about making your own Lampe Berger fragrances.

 

sewing and yarn supplies

Donating Craft SuppliesThis is a page about donating crafting supplies. You can share of all kinds of your unused crafting supplies to assisted living, childcare centers, churches and other nonprofit organizations.

 

Cigars in a Box

Uses for Cigar BoxesThis is a page about uses for cigar boxes. From storage to craft projects galore, cigar boxes have so many uses. You can organize with them, decorate them how ever you like, stack them easily and more.

 

Making a Washcloth Soap Pouch

Making a Washcloth Soap PouchUse pretty, colorful washcloths to make these useful and fun soap pouches. They are great for use in your home and to give as gifts. This is a page about making a washcloth soap pouch.

 

Crocheted Beanie Hat for American Girl Doll

Crocheted Beanie Hat for an American Girl DollMaking crochet doll clothing accessories is usually quick, fun, and easy. Even the doll's owner may be able to make some too. This is a page about crocheted beanie hat for an American Girl doll.

 

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Collecting Pine Cones for CraftsPine cones are a natural and free material for crafts. This page is about collecting and preparing pine cones for crafts.

 

Bar of Soap

Making Liquid Soap from Bars of SoapTo keep perfectly good soap slivers from washing down the drain, simply reuse them. This page is about making liquid soap from the remnants of soap bars.

 

Decoupage Scrabble Tile Earrings

Making Craft Projects with Scrabble PiecesThis is a page about making craft projects with Scrabble pieces. Those little white letter tiles from a Scrabble game can be used for making jewelry or personalized art.

 

Necktie keepsake quilt.

Making a Quilt With NecktiesThis is a page about making a quilt with neckties. Making a necktie quilt is a great way to reuse old ties. Using neckties from someone special will make the quilt a cherished keepsake.

 

Candles With Lavender

Homemade Candle Scents?You can use essential oils to add your favorite scents to homemade candles. This is a page about homemade candle scents.

 

Diagram of how to make a clothes pin rocking chair.

Making a Clothes Pin ChairThis is a page about making a clothes pin chair. Clothes pins can be used to make cute doll furniture.

 

Dollar Bill Rose

Making a Dollar Bill RoseGiving money as a gift is even more fun if you know how to fold money into interesting shapes. This is a page about making a dollar bill rose.

 

Tin can lantern illuminated with a candle.

Making a Tin Punch LanternThis is a page about making a tin punch lantern. You can easily turn an empty tin can into a beautiful lantern. Simply punch a pattern into its surface and place a candle inside to illuminate it.

 

young girl wearing crochet hooded scarf

Making a Crocheted Hooded ScarfThis is a page about making a crocheted hooded scarf. Make this warm and cozy hooded scarf for all of your friends and family.

 

Flat Glass Gems

Crafts Using Flat Glass GemsThis is a page about crafts using flat glass gems. Flat glass gems can be purchased in a variety of sizes and colors and used in many craft projects.

 

Plastic Bag Rug

Making a Rug from Plastic BagsThere are a few different ways to make a plarn hooked or braided rug reusing hundreds of plastic bags. This is a page about making a rug from plastic bags.

 

Crafts Using Crown Royal Bags

Crafts Using Crown Royal BagsThis is a page about crafts using Crown Royal bags.Those beautiful purple cloth Crown Royal bags are perfect to use in many crafts.

 

ribbon easter cross

Plastic Canvas Cross CraftUsing plastic canvas and ribbon or yarn you can create a beautiful easy to make cross. This is a page about making a plastic canvas cross craft.

 

Pearl Water Falls Centerpiece - add artificial plants and flowers

Making a Pearl and Shell Waterfall CenterpieceUsing rocks, pebbles and sand, along with pearls, artificial plants and transparent tape you can create a fun waterfall scene for inside your home. This is a page about making a pearl and shell waterfall centerpiece.

 

Necktie Purse

Making a Necktie PurseThis is a page about making a necktie purse. Neckties can be repurposed into a number of interesting craft project.

 

Gift wrapped in decorated wax paper.

How to Make Wax Paper Gift WrapWax paper can make a fun and unique way to gift wrap something. Make your own wax paper gift wrap to customize the next gift you need to wrap up.

 

Trellis Yarn Necklace

Making Trellis Yarn JewelryTrellis yarn is a lacy, colorful, ribbon yarn that is an excellent choice for making jewelry. This is a page about making trellis yarn jewelry.

 

A green-blue fleece blanket.

Making Fleece Lap Blankets?This is a page about making fleece lap blankets. Making a fleece blanket will help keep you or a loved one warm and makes a great gift.

 

Handy Stitch Machine

Threading a Handy Stitch MachineThis little handheld sewing machine, made by Singer, is often purchased by people who want to do a bit of mending. Getting it threaded correctly is the most important step. This is a page about threading a Handy Stitch machine.

 

grave cross made of artificial flowers

Protecting Silk Flowers at GravesitesThis is a page about protecting silk flowers at gravesites. While they will definitely last longer, the elements eventually will cause artificial flowers to fade and become tattered.

 

Stepping Ston With "Sheri's Garden" on it

Homemade Stepping StonesThat well worn path can be paved with inexpensive stepping stones. This page is about homemade stepping stones.

 

old silverware

Crafts Using Old SilverwareThis is a page about crafts using old silverware. In addition to the silverware wind chime, there are endless crafting possibilities for using old silverware.

 

Pile of Plastic Water Bottles

Crafts Made with Plastic BottlesThis page is about crafts made with plastic bottles. All kinds of plastic bottles can be reused in a variety of creative projects.

 

Bed Spring

Crafts Using Bed SpringsThis is a page about crafts using bed springs. Recycle these metal springs into fun crafts and decorations.

 

Crafts Using Tree Branches

Crafts Using Tree BranchesWhether fresh or dry, branches and twigs are a thrifty supply to create a variety of things. This page is about crafts using tree branches.

 

Adding Scent to Old Potpourri, Dried Flowers in Container

Adding Scent to Old PotpourriThis is a page about adding scent to old potpourri. Revive your old potpourri by adding a new scent.

 

Craft Ideas Using Recycled Crayons, Uses for Old Crayons

Uses for Old CrayonsThis is a page about uses for old crayons. Don't throw out those old stubby crayons, there are numerous ways to still use them.

 

Adult painting a picture with watercolors.

Crafts for Mentally Challenged Adults?This is a page about crafts for mentally challenged adults. Finding crafts that are easy enough and at the same time engaging enough for mentally challenged adults can be daunting, as there will be many different skills levels.

 

Happy Toddler wearing a pink hooded blanket outside.

Making a Hooded Blanket?Hooded blankets make great baby blankets. In this page, learn how to make a blanket with a hood using fleece.

 

Making Crochet Nylon Net Scrubbies, Crochet nylon net scrubber.

Making Crochet Nylon Net ScrubbiesCrochet nylon net scrubbies are quick, easy, and fun to make. They are useful in the kitchen for the crafter and make great gifts and craft sale items. This is a page about making crochet nylon net scrubbies.

 

Thick Crocheted Slippers - on child's feet

Making Three Strand Thick Crocheted SlippersUsing a half double crochet stitch and three strands of yarn you can make a pair of these child's cozy slippers. This is a page about three strand thick crocheted slippers.

 

A gift basket with a theme of "Dinner and a Movie".

Dinner and a Movie Gift BasketMake this gift basket for a couple in need of a date night. This page is about making a dinner and a movie gift basket.

 

Quilt made from a variety of knitted squares

Making a Quilt from Old Sweaters?This is a page about making a quilt from old sweaters. Quilts have long been a handicraft that was a perfect way to recycle old clothing and linens into a new useful item.

 

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