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Craft Projects and Tips

Browse thousands of craft tips and projects. ThriftyFun has been collecting crafting tips and project for over 10 years.

Tin Can Frog Recycled Crafts 
Closeup of Brother sewing machine needle. Sewing 
Colorful Tangled Yarn Advice 
Finished Santa. Christmas 
Finished project hanging from a hook. Home Decor 
A person crocheting a pink baby blanket. Crochet 
Finished bow, resembling a pom pom. Miscellaneous 
Tow completed mummy juice boxes. Halloween 
 Crafts For Kids 
Photo of three paper roses. Paper 
Electric Sewing Machine Clothing 
Partially knit sock over a woman's foot with needles in place. Knitting 
Up close photo of quilt binding. Quilting 
Finished birdbath. Garden & Yard 
Floral needlework on white fabric. Needlework 
Photo of a finished dog made out of yarn. Toys 
purple and white wooden batik beads strung with gold pony beads Jewelry 
Back of crayon coverd wooden basket Gifts 
Photo of an easter egg wreath made with plastic eggs. Easter 
close up of a pink gumpaste flower with a rhinestone center on a teal cake siting on a cake stand Other 
Pansies being pressed in a large book Floral 
Paper Heart Door Hanger Valentine's Day 
Paint laden art brushes in a jar. Painting 
How to Make a Stained Glass Suncatcher Glass Art 
Fabric wrapped star on wall. Nature 
A girl in a striped shirt holding a camera to her eye. Photography 
bath salt bottle wrapped in floral paper sealed with a cork top edge wrapped in tied raffia with a tag Decoupage 
A bowl of rose petals for soaking hands or feet. Bath & Beauty 
Stacked Fabric Rainbow Fabric 
small pink cake with one candle and bunting strung across Party 
Victorian Beaded Poinsettia  Beadwork 
Two quilts hanging on a wooden rack. Selling Crafts 
Improvised double boiler. Candle Making 
Completed handprint turkey with wobble. Thanksgiving 
Framing Artwork, Molding frames for framing artwork. Framing 
Making Homemade Soap, Bar of natural pine soap, with a pine branch, and a dish of green sea salt. Soap Making 
Dottie, a Dalmatian and her black and white spotted food dishes. Woodworking 
finished blue and yellow bootie Baby Items 
Round t-shirt rag rug. Rugs 
Paper Plate Leprechaun Finished St. Patrick's Day 
Cool stool painted to look like a watermelon. Furniture 
Carved Watermelon Centerpiece Wedding 
embroidery floss Embroidery 
Tin can lantern illuminated with a candle. Metal 
Red and Blue Fireworks Fourth of July 
A crafter using rubber stamps to decorate a handmade card. Stamps and Embossing 
View of pottery kiln with tongs adjusting a piece. Pottery 
painted leather jacket Leather 
Organizing Your Web Browser's Bookmarks, Bookmark menu on a computer. Links 
Tile mosaic. Tiles and Mosaics 
pot holder Weaving and Looms 
Handcrafted Personal Diary Books Making 
model airplane Model Making 
Soap bar carved into an angel. Sculpture 
Finished project with dried flowers hanging from pegs.  Stenciling 
Uses for Duct Tape Duct Tape 

Free Doll Clothes Patterns

Are there any free doll wardrobe patterns available anywhere?

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Furnishing a Dollhouse
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Glass Jar Candle Holder Ideas
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Making Macramé Jewelry
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Felt Strip Flowers
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Free Knitting Pattern for a Polo Neck Insert

I'm looking for a free knitting pattern for a polo neck insert. I had one years ago but lost it.

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VooDoo Doll Wreath
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3D Merry Father Christmas Card
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Christmas Tree Wreath Card
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Barbie's Snowbunny Hat
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Felt Leaf Garland
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Barbie's Crocheted Winter Cloak
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Embroidery Hoops for Making Macrame...
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Textured Half Shell Cowl
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Tips for Threading a Sewing Machine

Here is a tip to thread a sewing machine correctly and quickly. Once you have found the right way to thread your sewing machine take a close-up picture of the machine, make a drawing, anything you can think of to keep it in mind, but here's the trick.

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Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern
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Cutting Metal for Crafts

What do you cut the metal with so it won't get jagged edges and hurt my fingers?

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Making Lighted Glass Christmas Blocks

How do I get the lights to stay up in the glass without falling to the middle of the block? I tried glue and tape, but it didn't work. Any ideas, please?

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Tin Punch Candle Holder
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Turkey Pumpkin Centerpiece
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Use Found Objects for Dollhouse Furniture

I used to work at a drug store and a customer bought a watch from the case and the box it came in looked just like a trunk, so I asked him if I could have it and put it in my dollhouse. It was the perfect size!

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Cross Stitch Pattern for Delaware Valley College Mascot

Does anyone have a pattern of the school's mascot?

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Making a Mini Pumpkin Planter
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Autumn Leaves Jar Candle Holder
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Finding Patterns for Plastic Canvas Doll Furniture

I am new to crafting and would like to start making doll furniture with my 4 girls. I am not sure where to start getting patterns from. Can anyone please help me out? Are there sites with free patterns? Thank you.

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Pattern for Bleach Bottle Santa and Mrs. Claus

I am looking for a pattern for Santa and Mrs. Claus made from bleach bottles.

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Using Cupcake Liners for Kids' Snacks and Projects

Cupcake liners have many uses in a pre-K class. They can be used for small servings of peanuts or cookies.

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Plastic Canvas Tips and Tricks
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Snowy Trees Christmas Card
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Uses for Contact Paper
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Cutting Nylon Netting for Scrubbies

How do you cut the fabric? I bought 3 yds. Do I cut it across or up and down?

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Kentucky Wildcats Cross Stitch Pattern

Does anyone know where I can get a Kentucky Wildcat cross stitch pattern, preferably the yellow wildcat with blue UK on it?

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Mini Pumpkin Planter
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Paper Plate Christmas Bauble
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Threading a Sewing Needle

When threading a needle, follow this helpful tip.

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Dyeing a Two Color Cardigan

I just got a cardigan, but I don't like the light grey color. Is it possible to dye the light grey to a charcoal grey without changing the wine color too much? The wine color is on the sleeves and back. The light grey is on the front.

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Making Decorative Mobiles for Kids' Rooms
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Sewing Patterns Have Light Print and Small Pictures

I have been sewing for over 50 years; I make all my own clothes. I have noticed recently that the patterns have such lighter print, I can't read them and the pictures of the pattern pieces are much smaller. I have 20/20 vision.

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Making Mini Pumpkin Turkeys
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Making Oyster Shell Jewelry

What do I need to do to the oyster shells in order to make it into jewelry? Do I need to put anything on it?

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Repairing a Cracked and Peeling Fabric Transfer

How do I repair cracks and peels in a fabric transfer?

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Goose Pine Needle Craft

I have seen a goose form covered in pine needles. The lady who used to make them has passed away. Does anyone know how to make them?

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Making a Jewelry Christmas Tree

I have collected the costume jewelry, frame. I am ready to organize the jewelry on the black material. How do I make a tree shape? How do I sew on the jewelry?

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Making Bath Salts

Can I use vanilla flavoring to scent my bath salts instead of essential oils? I bought an almond flavor and can't smell a thing.

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Paper Plate Christmas Tree Wreath
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Bonnet Patterns
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Making Primitive Halloween Cats
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Threading Singer Bobbin

I found a Singer 6235 by the dumpster. It runs. I can adjust tension, only if I knew how to thread the dang bobbin. I have the manual but still think I am threading it wrong or the winder reverse might be on.

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Crocheted Newborn Mitts
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Making Trellis Yarn Jewelry Pendant

Where can I get pendant beads?

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Naive Cottage Watercolor Card
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Pompom Loom
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Comic Book Couple for Halloween
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Easy Newborn Crocheted Booties
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Making Crocheted Baby Booties
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Tiny Crochet Rosebud
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Barbie Winter Set
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Learning to Double Crochet

I would like to know to double crochet. Do you have any suggestions about how to do this?

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Making a Flat Panel on a Round Knitting Loom

I just bought the Boye extra large round Loom that has 40 pegs and is 11 1/2 inches in diameter. I was just wondering if anyone knows if I use all the pegs on it to knit a flat panel, how wide it would come out?

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Candy Corn Tree
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Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins
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Googly Eye Letter
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Halloween Yo Yo Garland
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Making a Plastic Canvas Purse

I'm new to plastic canvas, and I would like to know how to make a purse out of plastic canvas.

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Plastic Canvas Scissors

Do you know where I can get scissors for plastic canvas?

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Using a Deluxe Easy Bow Maker

I have the Easy Bow Maker and I love it, however, I have recently purchased the Deluxe Easy Bow maker at a thrift store and I do not know what the small dowel rod is for. Can anyone help me out?

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Ohio State Logo Cross Stitch Pattern

I desperately need any Ohio State logo, counted cross stitch pattern. Any suggestions?

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Easy Breezy Crochet Newborn Hat
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Santa Dish Soap Bottle Dolls

Where can you buy the Santa heads?

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Selling Crafts

I decorated about 20 wine bottles and have given them to people as gifts. I enjoy doing it so much that I have more decorated bottles than people to give them to. I thought of flea markets, or eBay?

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Golfing Jack-O-Lantern
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Making a Pop Star Microphone
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Nightmare Before Christmas Yarn Wreath
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Protecting Outdoor Styrofoam Sculpture

What is the best protection for an outdoor sculpture made from acrylic paint decorated Styrofoam? It needs to withstand snow and sun.

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Sweet Pea Crochet Flower
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Making a Crocheted Ruffle Scarf
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Making Craft Templates from Political Mailers
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Embroidery Hoop Jack-O-Lantern
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Paper Plate Black Cat
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Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern
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Yogurt Containers for Crafting

I have been doing a lot of paper gluing and then covering the objects with a solution of glue and water. The yogurt containers are perfect for mixing the glue with water in small amounts.

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Art Inspired Costume Ideas
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Finding Yarn Donations for Charity Projects

I would like to know how to get yarn donated. I am making prayer shawls for cancer patients, please help me with this project to help others.

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Homemade Jack in the Box

Where can I buy the spring for it?

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Jewelry Making Craft Ideas for Children
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Safety Pin and Bead Craft Projects
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Easy Sashay Scarf
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Making Fabric Christmas Ornaments

I am making primitive Xmas ornaments and would like to cut some stages. Can I mix Elmer's glue and instant coffee and brush it on the ornaments? Or can you suggest another easier alternative?

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Mini Pumpkin Candy Bouquet
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Super Easy Fingerless Gloves
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Crocheted Headband Patterns
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Finding Fabric Donations for a Senior Center

I am looking for a place I can request a fabric donation for our senior center. I work with not only the elders, but with the whole community who we are teaching to sew.

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Instructions for a Pom Pom Maker

I have the old fashioned pom pom maker and I don't remember how to use it. Can you help with directions?

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Making a Wheelchair Lapghan
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Making Holiday Renuzit Covers

Can I get a writtern pattern for the Christmas bear, Thanksgiving turkey, Halloween witch, and the Easter bunny?

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Making Net Scrubbies

How do I find a spool of netting to make scrubbies?

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Nightmare Before Christmas Yarn Wreath
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Making Puppy Pillows
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Saucer and Cup Place Mat
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Crocheted Flower Projects
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Making Fall Birthday and Greeting Cards
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3-Leaf Fall Birthday Card
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Halloween Yo Yo Tree
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Softening Pellon Fusible

I made a small tee shirt quilt and used Pellon 911FF and the quilt top is stiff. Will washing and drying make it softer?

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Yarn to Donate
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Putting Plaster of Paris on Styrofoam

Do you put the plaster of Paris on dry?

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Spirit Gloves
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"Fantasia" Winter Headband
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Candy Corn Tree
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Ceramic Plate for Glue Gun
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Halloween Yo Yo Garland
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Leeward Christmas Stocking Pattern

Does any one have the Leeward Christmas stocking pattern? It was a double crochet stitch and then you could cross stitch snowflakes or a Christmas tree on it.

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Leewards Beaded Christmas Ornaments

Does anyone have the pattern for Leewards musical Christmas palace?

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Leewards Suppliers

Does anyone know who Leewards suppliers were and if any of them are still in business?

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Recycled Candles From Wax Melter
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Selling Crochet Crafts Online

I love to crochet and would love to sell some of what I have done. As I am in Malaysia, what would be the best option for me to sell online and how about postal charges?

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Embroidery Hoop Pumpkins
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My Favorite Crocheted Flower
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Button Candy Corn Ornament
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Googley Eyes Ornament
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Making a No Hanger Yarn Poodle

I have never made a poodle before out of yarn. This is my first time. Do you have a video you can show me?

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Paper Bat Ornament
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Wooden Bead Ghost Ornament
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Wooden Bead Pumpkin Ornament
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