Craft Tutorials

Every so often inspiration strikes and I suddenly decide that I must make a bunch of sparkly felt crowns, or cut up close to almost every t-shirt in the house for a rug.  Most of the time I will do it with my kids, but let’s face it, when I feel like making shiny things, I am on my own.  A slightly nutty woman with scissors and a glue gun.

In any case, I make different crafts all the time.  I think often it is a form of stress relieve for me.  When I am too busy, and too stressed out to do a painting, or too lazy to get my jewelry supplies out, I turn to fun little, frequently sparkly, crafts. Sometimes my boys join me, and sometimes not so much.  Here they all are, some wonderful craft tutorials to do with your kids, or on your own!

Preserving Flowers In Resin

Preserving Flowers In Resin

I love trying out new crafty things. For many years I have wanted to try preserving flowers in resin. Specifically ...
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How To Make a Clay Merkitten

How To Make a Clay Merkitten

Is it a kitten? Is it a mermaid? Nope. It is merkitten! My kiddo and I made these adorable merkittens ...
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Stamped Jewelry

Stamped Jewelry And Other Shiny Things

Recently, while cleaning our garage I came upon a set of tools that used to belong to my father in ...
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Clay Fairy Garden Creations

Clay Fairy Garden Creations

This summer, I surprised a friend by populating her house with oven baked clay fairy garden creations. Doesn't everyone like ...
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handmade holiday ornament ideas

Handmade Holiday Ornament Ideas

One of my favorite things around this time of year is all the cheerful and happy holiday decorations. What's better ...
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Introduction to felting: how to make a felted doll

Introduction To Felting: How To Make A Felted Doll

I tried felting for the first time at a friend's house, and loved it right away. Felting was easy enough ...
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Embroidery Hoop Star Map

Embroidery Hoop Star Map

Recently, I inherited a lot of embroidery hoops from an elderly neighbor.  It is truly a big pile, so expect ...
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How To Make An Easy Princess Costume

How To Make An Easy Princess Costume

As I mentioned before, for me, colder weather brings on uncontrollable bouts of crafting.  I get the incessant need to ...
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Making A Tiny Witch Hat

Making A Tiny Witch Hat

I made this hat because it's chilly outside (not that it will protect you from the cold, I just get ...
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Polymer Clay Hair Clips Tutorial

Polymer Clay Hair Clips Tutorial

My big kid is amazing with clay. He has this awesome way of seeing it in his mind and just ...
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Seashell Picture Frame Tutorial

Seashell Picture Frame Tutorial

WHAT YOU WILL NEED for this seashell picture frame is an unfinished wooden frame of your choice. I had the ...
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Fun Seashell Candleholders Tutorial

Fun Seashell Candleholders Tutorial

Every time I am at the beach with my kids, I always pick up pretty shells and pieces of sea ...
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Recycled T-shirt Headband

Recycled T-shirt Headband

When cleaning my closet, I found a whole bunch of t-shirts that I was done with in all kinds of ...
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Recycled T-shirt Dog Toy

Recycled T-shirt Dog Toy

This is a great way to recycle a few old t-shirts. If you have a dog, making an awesome dog ...
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How To Make A Car Shaped Pinata

How To Make A Car Shaped Pinata

My youngest had a birthday party recently. His favorite thing for every birthday is having a Piñata that he can ...
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Magic Wands Craft Tutorial

Magic Wand Craft Tutorial

I always see some amazing things that awesomely creative people make out of paint sample papers.  Here is what I ...
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Handmade Notebook Tutorial

Handmade Notebook Tutorial

Handmade Notebook Tutorial from cardstock, paper, and recycled cards. It is that time of the year again, time for the ...
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Sparkly Felt Crown Tutorial

Sparkly Felt Crown Tutorial

It was cold around here last few weeks.  REALLY COLD!!! So cold, in fact, that we had to stay inside ...
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