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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 
Finished bow, resembling a pom pom. Miscellaneous 
A person crocheting a pink baby blanket. Crochet 
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 
A bowl of rose petals for soaking hands or feet. Bath & Beauty 
bath salt bottle wrapped in floral paper sealed with a cork top edge wrapped in tied raffia with a tag Decoupage 
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 
Framing Artwork, Molding frames for framing artwork. Framing 
Completed handprint turkey with wobble. Thanksgiving 
Dottie, a Dalmatian and her black and white spotted food dishes. Woodworking 
Making Homemade Soap, Bar of natural pine soap, with a pine branch, and a dish of green sea salt. Soap Making 
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 
Finished project with dried flowers hanging from pegs.  Stenciling 
Soap bar carved into an angel. Sculpture 
Uses for Duct Tape Duct Tape 

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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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. Our whole family has one and I want to make one for our new daughter-in-law.

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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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Halloween Wheelchair Costumes
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Making Googly Eye Crafts
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Lavender Infused Sugar Jar
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Making a Hat or Bag Out of Bread Bags

I would like to know how to make a bag or hat out of bread bags.

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Preventing Surface Bubbles in Mod Podge

I sprayed Mod Podge hi gloss sealer to finish a project. They were already sealed with Mod Podge hard coat prior. The spray caused tiny bubbles all over the surface. Ahhh! What did I do wrong?

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Making 3D Greeting Card Art

Does anyone one remember making pictures 3D, and framing them in shadow box frames?

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Yardage for a Nine Patch Quilt

How many yards of fabric do I need for a twin nine patch quilt?

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Coloring Glass With Mod Podge

I mixed Mod Podge with food coloring and coated the inside of a wine bottle. I let it drain upside down then set it right side up and placed it in a 170 degree oven for about 1 1/2 hrs. It became a beautiful clear blue color, but later developed a bit of cloudiness.

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Making Bath Bombs

My bath bombs did not harden in 24 hours. How can I make them harden?

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Sewing Pattern for Bed Jacket

I am looking for a pattern for a bed jacket that is made from towels. I remember my sister doing them in scouts back in the 70s maybe.

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Bull's Eye Tie Dye Pattern
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Butternut Squash Print Vase
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Donating Fabric

I would like to donate fabric somewhere in Frederick or Washington counties in Maryland. Do you know of any locations which will accept fabric?

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Keeping Dogs from Marking Furniture

I thought of a way to protect my furniture from my sometimes indiscreet boy dogs by using vinyl flannel backed tablecloths. I don't want to use anything that requires me to directly attach the ruffle to the furniture.

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Mini Felt Witch Hat
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Making a Kitchen Maid or Mate
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Mason Jar Jack-O-Lanterns
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Making a Wooden Spool Doll

What is the finished length of the doll in the project?

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Donating Fabric

In the Seattle, Washington area, where can I donate fabric?

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Learning to Sew Clothing
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Pattern for Crochet Puff Quilt

I am looking for a pattern for a crochet puff quilt.

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Plastic Canvas Doll Kitchen Pattern

I am looking for a 1996 rare OTP fashion doll dream home kitchen plastic canvas pattern. Does anyone have this pattern/ It's by the Needlecraft shop and the only 1 I found was on eBay and it was already sold.

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Adjust Tension to Avoid Broken Sewing Needles

You may need to adjust your tension dial with your fabric you are using and kind of thread, also adjust to thickness of fabric. Always use good sharp needles with your sewing and keep machine clean and oiled.

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Soda Tab Chain
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Adding Color to Simmering Granules

I tried to add colour to my granules, but they went a bit mushy and wet. Can anyone tell me where I went wrong?Thank you.

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Using Wine Bottle Bottoms in Stained...
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Knitting Patterns for Dog Clothes
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Looking for Yarn Donations

I am a senior citizen that loves to crochet hats and lapghans for cancer patients also residents in nursing homes. I donated 50 lapghans to residents in an assisted living facility where my mother lived and they sure appreciated them.

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Making a Baby Blanket on a Rectangle Loom

I have a pattern for a baby blanket. It makes like a tunnel. How do you make just the panel?

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Painting a Bottle With Frosted Paint

I have never painted a clear glass bottle and recently bought one that is so beautiful and is painted a soft pastel frosted look on the outside. How do I do this and what type of paint do I buy?

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Donating Craft Supplies
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Making a Recycled Book Angel
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Simple Crocheted Christmas Decoration...
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Easy Christmas Decoration Sewing...
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Homemade Hair Flowers
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Layered Circles Hair Piece
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Crocheted Dishcloth Crafts
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Making Jelly Jar Deodorizers
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Plaster of Paris Casting and Painting
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Gnome Garden
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Making a Family Tree Wall Hanging
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Making a Garden Party Hat
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Making a Personalized Alphabet Book
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Making an Apple for the Teacher Keychain
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Making Homemade Stickers
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Bridal Shower Poem and Instructions for a Mop Maid

I am looking for the instructions and the poem for making a bridal shower mop maid. I use to have both the poem and the instructions but have lost them.

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Protecting Silk Flowers at Gravesites
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Refilling Glad Candle Holder

I want to melt that wax down and put it back in the Glade candle holder. I have about 20 Glade candle holders that are about 1/2 way filled with wax, but cannot be used because the wick is burnt down.

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Googly Eye Letter
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Upcycled Vinyl Record Clock
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Dyeing Bath Towels

I plan to dye 3 full sets of bath towels (a set = 2 30"x 60" towels, 2 20" x 40" hand towels, 2 12"x 12" face cloths and 2 20"x 30" bath mats). How much dye will I need to do this?

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Finding Free Knitting Patterns
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Free Knitted Slipper Patterns
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Making a Water Bracelet
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Round Hillbilly Dishcloth
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Crimson Tide Cross Stitch Pattern

I am looking for the cross stitch pattern for the Alabama Crimson Tide team. Do you know where I can find it or where I can look for it?

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Repurposing Crocs
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Scrap Yarn Ball
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Square Hillbilly Dishcloth
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Zucchini Halloween Decorations
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Converting Slides to a Digital Format
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Making a Super Grover Costume
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Winning Craft Entries At The State Fair
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Bragging Rights at the Fair
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Daddy's Diaper Dooty Poem
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Knitting with One Hand

I used love to knit, but now I am in a wheelchair and disabled on my left side. Are there any products that I can buy to knit again? Please.

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Slime for Kids

Winter is coming up too fast. This is a great thing for kids to do when stuck inside! I have also done it for Halloween Parties!

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Keeping Track of Crochet Chain Length
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"All To Myself" Cross Stitch Pattern

Looking for cross stitch pattern "All To Myself". It has a buggy and horse on top and a woman sitting near a small table on bottom with the saying in middle.

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Kid's Halloween Craft Ideas
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Making a Fabric Book Cover
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Crafts Made from Recycled Baking Pan...
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Create Your Own Unique Pots
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Crochet Pear
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Making a Snowman Nitelite
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Making a Two Tier Serving Dish
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Polka-dotted Flower Card
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Flower Pens
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Setting Fabric Dye

How to set the dye in a new handmade quilt?

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Beaded Minecraft Creeper Cuff
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Butternut Squash Print Vase
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Decorating Your Child's Toothbrush
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Secret Book Safe
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Homemade Lampe Berger Fuel

Can you use denatured alcohol instead of isopropyl?

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Making a Recycled Bicycle Wheel Pot Rack
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Making Homemade a Pot Scourer
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Making a Crochet Hook Storage Tower
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Making a Zinnia Throw Pillow
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Making Luminaries
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Identify Vintage Thread from Lee Ward

I have 6 cones of Lee Ward #13 1204, size 5, 1/5 lb. It is shiny twisted thread, each cone weighs 3.8 oz. I think it is very old. What was it called? and how many yards on a cone?

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Fabric Teething Necklace
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Recycled Bicycle Wheel Pot Rack
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Sterilizing and Desalinizing Driftwood
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Child's Patchwork Pillow With Handle
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Homemade Baby Shower Decorations
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Making Personalized Mugs
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Cleaning and Drying Acorns for Crafts
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Pattern for Hanging Crochet Kitchen Towel

I am looking for a pattern to crochet or knit on to a kitchen towel, to make as gifts.

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Crochet Hook Storage Tower
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Cross Stitch Pattern for College Emblem

I am looking for a St. Michael's College counted cross pattern or kit. Any ideas?

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Small Handmade Pillow Form
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Using an Iron-on Transfer
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