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. I used to do it with my kids, but nowadays, let’s face it, when I feel like making shiny things, I am on my own. Sometimes, my friends will let me borrow their kids for crafting. Generally, I am a slightly nutty woman with scissors and a glue gun.

Yarn Art Fun

Yarn Art Fun

This was a fun project to do with a group of kids. Especially if you have a bunch of little ...
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Polymer Clay Magical Tree Crystal

Magical Clay Tree

It is not my first time playing with polymer clay. As a matter of fact I do it quite often, ...
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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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Jewelry and other shiny things

Rainbow Beaded Earrings

Rainbow Beaded Earrings

I just passed yet another earring making craze (in my head) this past December, but this is one of my ...
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How To Make A Leather Necklace

Leather and Metal Necklace

If you have seen the wrap bracelet, and the awesome tassels, you know there is an awesome necklace too. It ...
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How To Make A Boho Bead and Leather Wrap Bracelet

How To Make A Boho Bead and Leather Wrap Bracelet

For a while now, I have looked at these bracelets and thought, "I should just try and make one." So ...
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How To Make A Leather Tassel

How To Make a Leather Tassel

I was working on a wrap bracelet when I got a nagging feeling that it needs a tassel, because tassels ...
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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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Multi-Strand Leather Necklace and Bracelet

Multi-Strand Leather Necklace and Bracelet

As the cold comes, I always tend to get my crafty hat on. I don't know what it is, but ...
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Easy Beaded Christmas Tree Earrings

Easy Beaded Christmas Tree Earrings

As the holidays near, I always make a few handmade presents for those friends that celebrate.  The gifts are always ...
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Recycled Plastic Bottle Earrings Instructions

Recycle Plastic Bottle Into Earrings Tutorial

This is what happens on boring rainy days. We do school work stuff, and then mom starts melting things. This ...
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Recycled Aluminum Can Butterfly Jewelry

Recycled Aluminum Can Butterfly Jewelry

Right on time for Earth Day and Spring, here is a tutorial for recycled aluminum can butterfly jewelry. I have ...
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Bead And Wire Cherry Blossom Necklace Instructions

Bead and Wire Cherry Blossom Necklace Instructions

These instructions are for an adorable cherry blossom pendant. I made it into a pendant, but it could be earrings, ...
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Lace Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

Lace Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

This has got to be one of my favorite bracelet tutorials ever. As always I start out not knowing what ...
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How To Make Beaded Dragonfly Earrings

Beaded Dragonfly Earrings

Here is an awesome tutorial for beaded dragonfly earrings.  Seriously, these came out very cool!  I made a pair for ...
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Simple Beaded Earrings Tutorial

Simple Beaded Earrings Tutorial

I made a batch of these earrings for the kids' craft market day. They are fun, quick and easy to ...
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Recycled T-shirt Bracelet Tutorial

Recycled T-shirt Bracelet Tutorial

Do you have a few minutes?  Recycle your old t-shirt into an awesome bracelet. All you need for this project ...
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Beaded Felt Pins Tutorial

Beaded Felt Pins Tutorial

These beaded felt pins are a small craft project that are fun and really simple to make.  I made some to ...
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Colorful Pearl Bracelet DIY Tutorial

Colorful Pearl Bracelet

Make your own beaded colorful pearl bracelet out of seed beads and glass pearls! I used glass pearl beads, tiny ...
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How to make feather earrings

Feather Earrings Tutorial

Here is a feather earrings tutorial for simple and yet awesome feather earrings. As I was making them I was ...
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Beaded Black And White Pearl Bracelet

Beaded Black And White Pearl Bracelet

Beaded Black And White Pearl Bracelet I made this beaded black and white pearl bracelet using black and white pearls, ...
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Sewing

Making A Toy Kitty

Making A Toy Kitty

Why would you be tempted to make a toy kitty? Oh, I don't know. Maybe there is a three year ...
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Make Your Own Rice Heat Pack

Make Your Own Rice Heat Pack

These are super easy to put together. They are not expensive to make, and are an excellent present you can ...
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How To Sew An Apron

How To Sew An Apron

Cold weather always makes me want to sew or knit. That is why I had to make a few aprons ...
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How To Sew A Shopping Bag Or A Purse

How To Sew A Shopping Bag Or A Purse

A little while ago I made these Shakespeare themed purses for a friend. They were simple and easy to make ...
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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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How To Sew A Pillowcase

How To Sew A Pillowcase

Sewing a pillowcase is the best first sewing project when you are just starting out.  You get to play and ...
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How To Sew A Circle Skirt

How To Sew A Circle Skirt

I made this circle poodle skirt for a friend's daughter. It is a poodle skirt, complete with a poodle iron ...
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Recycled T-shirt Dress

Recycled T-shirt Dress Tutorial

***This page contains affiliate links.*** Well, technically it is not a dress. It is a top and skirt. This is ...
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