Adding Loops To Broom Handle Duster?Is there a tutorial for adding loops to broom handle duster? Thx
Instructions for Vintage Coat Hanger and Tulle Swan?I am seeking full instructions for the vintage coat hanger and tulle swan please
Threading Elastic Through Casing?What is the best/fastest way to thread elastic through casing?
Crochet Ideas for Beginners?Ideas for easy crochet gifts for Christmas for a beginner in crochet?
Instruction Video for Coat Hanger Dog?Has anyone made these and done a video? I'm a visual learner. I had one of these as a child and always wanted to learn to make one. My step mom took this from me when i was visiting my dad and never gave it back (along with other toys and new clothes my mom bought for me). It would be great to have one again! Thank you in advance!
E Z Rose Maker?Can anyone tell me the length of the dowel in the center of the EZ Rose and Flower Maker? I bought one at a yard sale and that part is missing. I was just going to use a wooden dowel but I want it to be the right size. Also how far down does the slit in the dowel go?
Can I Dye Gold Polyester Sheers White?Can I dye gold polyester sheers white?
How Do I Thread a Sewing Machine?How do I thread my machine? Where is C and F?
Pattern for Yorkie Craft?Anyone know of a pattern to make a Yorkie either with or without coat hanger and not knitting or crocheting, please? Thank you.
Yarn Poodle Patterns?Does anyone know of any patterns for making a poodle either with or without hanger? Thank you in advance.
Popsicle Stick Crafts?What are some crafts I can make with popsicle sticks?
EZ Rose and Flower Maker?I purchased the E.Z Rose and flower maker from TV shop in 1995. I have lost my instructions. Would anyone have the instructions they would like to email me?
Converting Skeins from Balls of Wool?I'm doing a sheep crochet blanket and I need 7.9 skeins. How many 100g balls is that please?
Painting Denim Jacket with AcrylicsI am currently painting a denim jacket with black acrylic paint. But for some reason, it became stiff, so I soaked it in some warm water and I'm letting it dry outside. What should I do?
Using a Serenity Loom?I badly need simple understandable instructions on using this beautiful loom. I bought it 5 years ago and have never been able to use it. The included instructions are a joke. Would really like to use it now that I have a new grandson.
Help With Glue For Shells?I read the answers about glue problems and I've tried most of them. I really enjoy shell art but I just can't get the right glue. Does anyone know of one that is 100% frustration free?
What Type of Elastic for Sewing Fitted Sheets?I'm replacing the elastic on my fitted sheet. I know I need 1/4inch and I know the length. But I'm finding elasticity descriptions that say "highly elastic" or "heavy stretch." Any guidance on what's best? My main goal here is NOT having the sheet come loose at night, even if it means a little more effort when I make the bed. Thanks for the help!
Best Sewing Project to Sell?I'm very new to sewing as a hobby. What's the easiest, fast, cheapest item I can make and sell realistic the quickest too? I'm really really hurting on the financial situation and I figured I could probably make a couple dollars, which means more than imaginable. Please help me out! I greatly appreciate it, thank you!
What to use when gluing real sea shells to a painting?What do I use to glue on seashells to a painting? I need them to stay on the painting which would be on canvas? I have asked people and some said tacky glue others said craft glue and others said to use silicon chalk. Please help!
Understanding Crochet Instructions?I am crocheting a snuggle bunny and the two instructions:
Preserving Dried Roses In Resin?I have dried rose buds that I had hung and sprayed with hairspray and dried and another I hung to dry naturally. I'd like to put them in resin as to keep them forever. They are from funerals. Any tips or things I should take into caution as to not destroy my sentimental pieces while casting into a mold. Also best products and brands to use with what I'm wanting.
Making Simmering Granules?Hi, Im excited about making these and have got coarse sea salt, both FO and EO. Just wondering for colour, can I add liquid food colouring? This is to use for my tea light oil burner. Thanks heaps.
Homemade Simmering Granules?Can someone please give me the recipe of how to make Homemade Simmering Granules. I have looked everywhere for them.
Faded Areas on Fabric?I have had this cut of fabric for a few years and just noticed faded spots where folded, when rearranging my fabric stash. There are printed white flowers on the light blue chambray fabric. Is there a way to fix the faded areas or is this now scrap fabric?
Needlepoint Instructions?I have a zebra needlepoint by Leewards and I can't find any info on it. I want to do the kit. I have the picture of it but not the instructions. Does anyone know where I can get them?
Sealing Styrofoam for Lollipop Stand?I am using floral craft green Styrofoam for a lollipop stand. Green is the color of the party. It flakes so much, the Styrofoam sprays are kinda icky. What can I use to seal it that will still allow me to stick lollipops into it, meaning that is won't harden the foam.
Looking for Dancing Bird Pattern?Hi, does anyone know where I can purchase a pattern and instructions on to make a "dancing" bird from PVC material? Very much appreciated!
Suggestions for Library Crafts?I work part-time at a local library and I love it. One of my jobs is to teach an Adult Craft Class once a month. I was doing okay, mostly, until we closed to the public for Covid19. I now have to do my crafts via videos.
Making Silver Flatware Flowers?Anyone know how to make flowers out of old silver flatware?
Using Sushi Rice as Filling?Does anyone know if it is okay to use sushi rice for hand warmers/heat packs? I've tried the jasmine rice and it was divine, but I have this sushi rice that's been sitting around and I wanted to know if I can use this for my heat packs too. My logic is that sushi rice has more moisture then regular jasmine rice therefore lasting longer.
Mod Podge Doesn't Stick to Clear Glass Plate?I'm making clear glass Christmas plates with fabric and MP. After the fabric has dried and MP was applied, some of the fabric around the rim of the plate lacks MP to adhere to plate. Any ideas how to remedy problem? The top of the plates need to be food safe.
Saving An Old Baby Blanket?This blanket is from 1977. It was my mom's when she was a baby and maybe her unborn older brother's first, we are not sure. I've had it my whole life (I'm 14). I've come to terms that it is normal for teens, even adults to have emotional support blankets. I'm want to share my life with this blanket, but the thing is, even when I was a new born baby I rubbed in between my fingers, and still do, just not as much.
Covering Plate with Bandana?How do I cover a dinner plate with a bandana for a gift with a wooden initial?
Sealing a Painted Mug with Homemade Decoupage?Can I use this as a paint sealer for a mug? I would like to paint a mug, but I don't know if the paint will come off when I wash it. Also, can I make it thicker by adding more glue?
Marker That Won't Wash Off HTV?Anyone know what I can use on a sweater's HTV adhesive strip that won't wash off ie: permanent marker, fashion marker? I want to write across it but worry it will just come off in the washer/dryer. TIA!
Fixing a Half Stitch on a Counted Cross Stitch Project?Hey all, I'm new to cross stitch and just realized that one of my stitches is missing the cross, so it looks like a half stitch. How can I fix this? It doesn't look right as a half stitch and it's in the middle of a field of full stitches, so I can't just let it go and keep stitching. Any advice?
Convert King Sized Sheets to Split King?We currently own a king bed with many sheet sets. We just purchased an adjustable frame for our new split king. A split king is basically two XL twin mattresses. I have some nice sheets that I would like to convert the fitted sheets. I have an idea on how I could do it but I wanted to see if anyone has ever done this or has an idea on how to do it?
Help with Simplicity Sewing MachineHi, I have a simplicity SL415 sewing machine. I can't figure out where the thread spool sits. Usually there is a metal rod. The top right shows where you place a bobbin to thread it but I don't know where the spool goes.
Cotton Batting Instead of Needle Punched Insulated Batting in Pot Holders?Your posts say you can use most anything to sandwich between the potholders, but I find old flat blankets or fleece at the thrift store work well. You can even use old clothes, the possibilities are endless! So up to what temperature can one pot holder with these alternate fabrics take?
Recycled Craft Gift Ideas for a Senior Center?I make gifts for a senior center as prizes for their Bingo and Bunko games, and sometimes for the luncheon drawings. Most items I make are from leftover artificial flowers and scrap wood. I am always looking for new, inexpensive gifts to make. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated. (I cannot get pictures to load to show what we have made in the past.)
Making a Jigsaw Puzzle BoardWhat things do I need to make a puzzle board for up to 3000 pieces? What kind of board do I need to get? Where can I get it? The size of the board should be 48 x 36 inches.
How Do I Remove Old Fabric Dye From Cotton?A number of years ago, I ordered an ivory cotton tote bag stenciled with dark gray fabric dye. Since then, the images have faded quite a bit. I have an idea for repurposing the bag and ways to redecorate it; but I'm wondering if there's any way to remove the rest of the old fabric dye? Soaking the bag in bleach got me only so far.
Can You Make Car Window Decal from Vinyl Samples?I recently went to a going-out-of-business sale at a fabric and upholstery shop I got tons of faux leather / vinyl pieces with the cloth backing on the back. I would like to make DIY car window decals with them. I'm not usually very crafty LOL. Any ideas?
Complete Instructions for a Yarn Dog?I am looking for a complete pattern to make a Shih Tzu yarn puppy with a list of materials and length of two cardboard pieces to cut yarn. It seems others don't list the complete instructions.
Preserving a Toadstool?I have a unique toadstool in my yard. Is there a safe way to preserve it?
Donating Yarn?I have free yarn I need to give away! I have no more space for it! Moved from a house to apartment. I live in Philadelphia, Pa. Where can I take it?
Using Handy Stitch For Hemming?Does anyone happen to know of any links or personally have any videos of how to hem dresses shorts, etc, with the Mini Portable Handy Stitch Sewer. If there's a step by step video for beginners, that would be AMAZING.
PDF Instructions for the Love and Money Hexagon Loom?I recently received a Love and Money hexagon loom and am wanting to find the original lap weaving instructions. Does anyone have a PDF for this?
Dyeing a Personalized Towel?I have a hunter green towel that I would like to dye to more of a sage green. But the towels are personalized with my son's name. Is there a way to dye without ruining the name? And can I dye a hunter green to sage? If so how?
Painting a Stoma BagI want to paint my stoma pouch. It is clear like a ziploc bag. I want paint to stick and be able to bend without cracking. I know I have to first clean with 91% isopropyl alcohol. Any ideas?
Free Patterns for Crochet Barbie Doll Clothes?I want to crochet doll clothes for my 16" Barbie doll. Any idea or links where I can get free patterns?
Best Glue for Sea Shell Critters and CraftsI want to make shell figurines. What is the best glue to ensure the shells stick to each other permanently and the figurine is durable. I would like a clear glue and one that doesn't bubble or spread out excessively. I will also be attaching beads that are strung on wire to some of the projects. The shells I will be using are ones I collected from the beach.
Attaching Sea Shells to Fishing Net?I want to attach seashells to a fishing net to hang on my privacy fence. I thought about drilling a hole and tying them, but I am afraid of cracking the shells. Then I thought about glueing. But I would need a glue that could withstand temperature changes. It feels like over 100F in summer and some 32F in winter. There is also a lot of rain and possible tropical force winds.
How Do You Dissolve Rock Around a Garnet?I found some garnets at Garnet Hill near Ely, Nevada. We have been using vinegar, a wire brush, nail files, etc. trying to remove the rock around them so we can use them for jewelry. Any ideas on how to dissolve the rock without damaging the garnet would be appreciated.
Using 70% Alcohol in Lampe Berger Recipes?Is it dangerous to use 70% alcohol in recipe for Lampe Berger fuel? I have used 90 in past, but can't find it during covid crisis.
Cutting Plastic Bag Strips to Make Plarn?How wide should plastic bag strips be for a project using a size E crochet hook?
Making Corn Starch Stiffener for a Crocheted Doll's Skirt?How do I make a corn starch stiffener for a crocheted doll dress with a full skirt?
Hanging a Pane of Glass in a Window?I live in a condo and cannot put anything on my windows. I can put it inside. I took a 9x12" piece of glass out of a frame and put a removable hologram window film on the glass. I want the rainbows to scatter across the room (the g-kids love it). I do not want a frame to take away from it. I figure if I try to drill a hole in top of each end the glass it will crack.
Finding Fabric Donations for Making Facial Masks?I have a wonderful seeing machine, and am willing to sew masks to donate, but I really need supplies. I don't have the money to buy fabric and unable to get out due to foot surgery. Any suggestions on finding donations would be appreciated!
Best Glue for Attaching Seashells to Velvet?What is the best adhesive to use on seashells to make it adhere to velvet fabric? This will be framed and hang on a wall.
Glueing Sheet Music to Windows?I am trying to glue sheet music to a window, but it seems no matter what glue I use you can see it when looking at it from the front. I have used mod podge matte and other things.
Cleaning Glass Bottles Prior to Decoupaging?How do I clean a glass bottle before Mod podge with out using rubbing alcohol? None of the stores have any.
Drying Homemade Salt Sizzlers?Can anyone help me? I've made salt sizzlers, but am not sure how to dry them out. Do I leave them to dry in a container with the lid on or do I leave the lid off to air dry? Or is there another way of doing it?
Making Sizzlers at Home?I am just wondering if anyone can help me. I'm looking into making my own sizzlers at home. Does anyone have any idea what I need to buy and how to do them? Google isn't helping me.
Preventing Rice Weevils in Stored Craft Rice?I use to make heating pads a lot, but stopped for about two years. I just opened my box that had a half used jumbo bag of rice that I use only for heat pads, and of course it had the little rice bugs. It got me thinking and now my question is how do I store a jumbo bag of rice for crafts without getting bugs? It was in a new sealed tight container.
Finding a Dimensions Cross Stitch Pattern?My mum bought me a Dimensions counted cross stitch many years ago. I've just started to get back into doing it, but the problem is I've lost the pattern kit. The number is 35012, it's 3 elephants. I have the front picture, Adia, and the threads. Is there anyone who could help?
Starting a Business Selling Simmering Granules?I am looking into starting a business selling simmering granules. Can anyone give me any tips on things I need to know and do? I know how to make the granules, it's all the other things I need to do, that I need help with.
Repairing Holes in a Baby Blanket?I have a baby blanket and I want to fix the holes. I have tried sewing the holes together, but the fabric tore more. Any suggestions? I love the blanket and don't want it to tear apart! There are holes like the one is the picture is 4 or 5 other spots as well!
Keeping Seams Together When Sewing?What is a good way for keeping seams together when sewing?
Using a Hidden Stitch for Cross Stitch Quilt?Can someone send me a video or show me a method/steps for how to do a "hidden stitch" so my fabric stamped cross stitch baby quilt, so that the stitches do not show on the back of the quilt.
Making Liquid Soap from Leftover Bar Soap?How much water and glycerin do you use to get the right consistency?
Making Yarn Coat Hanger Animals?I have a wire coat hanger animal that is red with white spots and a little hat. I need the directions on how to make them.
Making Denim Outdoor Planters?How do I make outdoor planters out of old denim? I imagine the fabric needs to be stiffened and waterproofed, but I don't know how.
Best Glue for Attaching Seashells to Wood for Outdoor Decor?A hot glue gun works good when applying seashells to plywood, but if you live in the hot south, you can't use it on anything outside during the summer months because the sun gets the glue hot enough to loosen its hold and, one by one, the shells begin to fall off. What type of adhesive should I use on outdoor decor?
Making Your Own Lampe Berger Fragrances?What is the strongest scent I can buy to mix with my 91% alcohol to make my own Lampe Berger oil and where can I buy it? I tried Walmart. I bought the cheep one. Then I bought the expensive one and it still does not have a smell that is strong enough.
Making Lampe Berger Oil?I'm trying to make my homemade oil for my lampe Berger. I got 91% alcohol I tried the fragrances and pure fragrance from Walmart. I tried every different type Walmart has and none of them are strong, I can barely smell them. I tried tendra. I even used 20 drops and I still can't smell the fragrance. Is there a special kind of oil or place I can buy some from that has a strong smell today?
Making Crystal Melts for Oil Burners?Can you send me a video or tell me how to make simmering crystal melts for oil burners?
Sewing Leather on a Vintage White Sewing Machine?Can a 1927 White rotary sewing machine sew leather goods?
Making Lampe Berger Fragrance Oil?I'm trying to make my own Lampe Berger fragrance oil. I have the 91% alcohol. What kind of fragrance can I use?
Pricing Handmade Decor Items?This is just a small percentage of the things I make. Pricing is a problem for me.
Weaving Coconut Palm Fronds?How can I make the leaves stronger and not brittle when I dry them and put varnish? Is it possible for me to put varnish on the leaves? Do I need to soak them in water and put them under the sun?
Best Glue for Making a Seashell Necklace?I found a seashell that is the shape of a heart and I would like to turn it into a necklace. I am wondering what kind of adhesive I should use to attach it to the chain?
Making a Latch Hook Rug?I'm starting a latch hook rug project and need to know if I should wash/rinse the stiff rug canvas before I begin hooking.
Crafts Using Lace Paper?What projects are lace paper used for?
Donating Paper Crafting Materials in the UK?I have an incredible amount of paper crafting materials, ranging from stamps both wooden and acrylic, ink blocks, embellishments, actual cards and envelopes, paper plain and patterned both 12" and smaller for scrapping and card making. I no longer craft to the same extent and would like to donate to a worthwhile cause.
Sealing a Wooden Box with Deco Foil?Does anyone know if I put Deco foil on a wood box, could I seal it?
Craft and Activity Ideas for a Person with One Hand?I need ideas for crafts and activities for a one handed lady that lives at home.
Setting Gel Pen Ink on a Denim Jacket?I have a jean jacket that I'm drawing on in gel pen. I wanted to know if there was any way for me to get the ink to set into the jacket so that I could wash it without smearing the ink.
Altering a Fitted Sheet That is Too Loose?I want to know how to alter a fitted sheet that is too large (loose) for my mattress. My particular sheet has elastic all the way around.
Repairing a Wind Chime?I have read the thread about fixing the strings of wind chimes, but have a problem with the sun and wind. Dental floss is okay, but I'm having to repair yearly because of said problems. I have been thinking that small chain might work because I see this type of chain on parts of some wind chimes. What do you think?
Designing Patterns Using Plastic Canvas?I'm trying to make up my own patterns for photo frames and gift bags and for some reason can never get the right ratio of stitches. I end up short at the end of a row with not enough stitches to complete the design. I use the 7 mesh canvas. For some reason I just can't figure out how many stitches to use!
Making a Puzzle Board?How big a board would be needed for 500 piece puzzle?
Making Pot Scrubbers Using Old Towels?I have an old pot scrubber made from an old towel that my sister bought for me at a farmer's market years ago. I am trying to find out how to make them. It is just a common towel with something on it to make the terry towel loops hardened. It is the best pot scrubber I have ever had that is safe to use on non stick pans. I can see Amazon sells them for $5.99 for two!
Essential Oil Recipes?Do any of you have recipes for popular fragrances? I used to have one for making my own Savannah Gardens scent, but I can't find it.
Pattern for an Ivory Soap Bottle Mr. and Mrs. Claus?I was wondering if you happen to have the pattern to make the Claus soap bottle dolls?
Best Glue for Making an Oyster Shell Wreath?I am running a booth at a children's gift making workshop this weekend and am planning/hoping to make a very simple oyster shell wreath. Does anyone have any suggestions for a good glue/adhesive that is quick drying? We'll have about 20-25 kids over a 2 hour period so time is a huge factor.
Making Crepe Paper Gift Baskets?Does anyone have instructions to make the paper bag gift baskets? You use crepe paper, material for lining, clothes pins, glue, etc. I have the measurements of the crepe paper, but I don't quite remember how to assemble it and all. Any suggestions?
Painting a Design on a Denim Jacket?I've been wanting to paint on this denim jacket I had gotten awhile ago. While I'm making the design I was wondering where I can paint on the jacket so that the paint doesn't wear down quickly. Can I paint on the cuffs? Or will the rub off too quickly, same for things like the collar, I don't know where the best places to paint are so that the paint doesn't come off.
Making King Fitted Sheets?How much elastic is in a king sheet?
Repairing a Faded Crochet Afghan?My blanket is navy blue/velvet yarn in sportsweight. The yarn is faded, can I use a dye to fix it? The border is light grey.
Making a Reversible Tissue Box Cover?Can you make the tissue box cover reversible?
Making a Quilted Photo Album Cover?For my first born I was gifted a cute Pooh Bear themed covered photo album by my ex's great grandmother. I love it! It's so cute. I now have my second child and she had asked me where is her book. I would love for her to have a covered photo album so I want to learn how to make it. Can you please direct me to a tutorial? I haven't found one similar to it.