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Tin Can Frog Recycled Crafts 
Closeup of Brother sewing machine needle. Sewing 
Colorful Tangled Yarn Advice 
Finished Santa. Christmas 
A person crocheting a pink baby blanket. Crochet 
Finished project hanging from a hook. Home Decor 
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 
Knitting Bag 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 
Photo of an easter egg wreath made with plastic eggs. Easter 
Back of crayon coverd wooden basket Gifts 
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 
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 
Old candles can be remelted and recreated into new. 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 
Painted trees standing in corner. 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 
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 
Tile mosaic. Tiles and Mosaics 
pot holder Weaving and Looms 
painted leather jacket Leather 
Organizing Your Web Browser's Bookmarks, Bookmark menu on a computer. Links 
Handcrafted Personal Diary Book Making 
model airplane Model Making 
Soap bar carved into an angel. Sculpture 
cow stencil Stenciling 
Uses for Duct Tape Duct Tape 

Easy Candy Jar Gifts
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Waterproof Faux Stained Glass Recipe

How do you make faux stained glass with mod podge and food coloring?

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Decorating a Box Pleat Skirt

How can I make my box pleat skirt more full or blingy? I recently purchased a crop top with a peach orange full length box pleat skirt to wear to a Indian wedding. The problem is, I feel that the skirt is too plain.

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Graduation Invitation/Announcements
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Making Greeting Cards

I need some legal advice. Can I make cards to sell at a craft fayre or in church using the pictures from shop-bought cards I have received?

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Candy Wrapper Covered Can
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Reusing Vintage Tins
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Finding a Pattern for Crocheted Adult Boots
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Homemade Mouth Rinse and Tooth Powder
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Lego Batman Costume (Body)
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Making a Safety Pin Hot Air Balloon
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One-of-a-Kind Father's Day Card
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Decorating Shoes With Duct Tape
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Making Jeans Plant Pots

I saw this project the other day, you just cut part of the leg off on old jeans, turn them inside out and stitch. I got that part, but forget how the square bottom was made. Can I see that project again?

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Pop-Up Thank You Card
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Golf Tee Bobbin Holder
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Putting a Tea Candle Inside a Large Candle

How can I make a hole in a large candle and put a tea candle in to glow and save the large candle?

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Rustic Country Wedding Invitation
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Felted Gift Soaps
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Marbling Paper

Can I use corn flour to make the size for marbling? I can't find cornstarch and the other methods are not in my price range at the minute. I need to know for my art project.

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Refurbished Vintage Breadbox
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College Cross Stitch Pattern

I am looking for a George Washington University cross stitch pattern?

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Crocheted Hangers
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Mark Opening for Turning a Sewing...
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Remade Hoop Earrings
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Should I Put Wire in a Concrete Mold?

I have a Texas shaped mold. I can't seem to keep the panhandle and south Texas from breaking off. I was told to put chicken wire in my mold for stability.

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Using Interfacing

I would like to know if fusible interfacing is breathable? I am making a bed cover and pillow shams with a woven-acrylic material. It is very breathable, but I need to find the right fabric to put just behind this woven fabric. I am looking for a breathable interfacing/fabric.

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Altering a Blouse to Make It Form Fitting

My daughter bought a pretty blouse, but it was too big on the sides of the blouse. How do I alter the sides with a sewing machine to make it form fitting? I am a beginner on sewing so if you can make it easy to understand that would be helpful.

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Altering Spaghetti Straps on Blouse

I have a blouse that that has spaghetti straps on each side of a top under it. The problem is that the wide bra where you fasten it in back, shows above the back of the shirt. How do I alter it so it won't show?

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Knitting Socks

I am knitting a basic sock pattern. The cuff, sock body, heel flap, and the heel shape have all been successfully completed ending with a completed row of knitted stitches. Therefore the yarn is on the right side of the heel flap. The next section is to make and shape the instep. This is where I find a problem.

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Pearl Earrings
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Making Paper Bowls
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Mini Carrot Table Runner
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Thank You Card
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Thread Spool Pin Cushion
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Concrete Planter
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Elegant Evening Earrings
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Knitting Abbreviations

Where can I find knitting abbreviations?

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Rock Candy Flower Bouquet
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Funky Mosaic Ball Decoration
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Roll Sewing Patterns Instead of Folding

Save those Christmas wrap cardboard tubes and roll your patterns instead of folding. You'll find they last much longer!

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Fruity Pebbles Easter Eggs
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Ideas for Recycled Crafts for Kids

I'd like to help my children make a recycled object that is both cute and takes little time. I want to use paper or cardboard. My boys are doing this project, so nothing frilly or pink. One son is in the 1st grade.

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Initial Canvas
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Paper Dahlia
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Paper-Covered Clothespins
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Safety Pin Bracelet
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Spiral Felt Flower
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Tiny Graham Cracker Houses
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Dyeing Sheer Curtains

I want to dye 4 84 inch, off white, sheers to a grey color in my washing machine. They are 100% polyester and are to be washed in cold on the gentle cycle.

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Make a Rainbow Crayon from Broken Pieces
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No Sew Tin Can Pincushion
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Santa Pillow Crochet Pattern

I am looking for the magazine Crochet World, December 2011. It has a Santa pillow by Debra Arch. I need the instructions.

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Making a Tooth Fairy Costume
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Making a Scrapbook Paper Flower Bouquet
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Chicken Scratch Quilt

I would love to make a chicken scratch quilt in memory of my mother, she was a quilter. I cannot find the quilt block pattern for the blocks for me to go by, I am new at this and I don't know how to take a small picture and enlarge it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Crochet Cowl Patterns
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Don't Discard Your Egg Coloring Water
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Making Scented Oil for Lamp Berger

I have made my own 'oil' for my lamp, but it takes forever to get it to light and then it doesn't stay hot enough to bring the scent into the room. Have I done something wrong? I used 91% alcohol and 10 drops scent.

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Hershey's Kiss Roses
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Using a Handy Stitch Sewing Machine

How do I thread and use a Handy Stitch?

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Use Floss Threader to Thread Your Needle
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Crochet Tablecloth Pattern
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Making Scrap Fleece Puppy Pillows
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Gluing Sea Glass to Plate Glass

I am gluing sea glass to plate glass, a glass frame, that will be vertical, so it needs to bond well. Also it can not yellow over time in the sun. Ideas?

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Crochet Heart Bookmark
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Finding Yarn Donations for Charity Projects

I have been crocheting for 15 years. I am also a self taught knitter. My son recently expressed interest in wanting to learn to crochet. I would like to make blankets with him for the local abused women and children's shelter. Where can I find out about getting donated yarn for this?

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Making a Wax Gel Car Air Freshener

How do I make a wax gel freshener for the car?

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Making Cross Stitch Placemats

I am looking to make cross stitch placemats with loose ends. I am looking for the method to do this, please let me know if any of you have the method.

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Making Lamp Oil

I use isopropyl alcohol, 99.5, but the smell is too alcoholic! How much is the right amount of essential oil in 500ml of alcohol?

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Barbie Winter Set
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Felt Antique Christmas Baubles
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Paperclip Statement Necklace
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Reusing Tree Stumps
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Wonder Art Sweetheart Quilt Blocks

I am looking for this pattern in stamped quilt blocks. I am making a quilt, and need about 4 more packages of six blocks.

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Decorating Glass Plates

Are you talking about just using Elmer's white glue?

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Making a Felt and Ribbon Turkey
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Making a Pillow Form
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Making a Ribbon-Covered Necklace
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Making a Stuffed Animal Eye Patch
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Making Felt Flowers
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Making Vintage Fridgie Diet Reminder Magnets
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Preparing Acorns for Crafts
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Projects Using Crocheted Granny......
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Felt Bunny Bottom Pin
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Making a Clay Pot Lighthouse

I need specific instructions for Cape Hatteras clay pot lighthouse.

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Using Terra Cotta Lighthouse as Well Cap

Has anyone ever cut the bottom of the pot out so the "lighthouse" can fit over a well cap?

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Yarn Wrapped Carrot
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Donating Craft Supplies

I have fabric, yardage as well as remnants, and yarn of varying types, fancy to basic, and would like to donate. I also have doll making supplies, heads, bodies, hair, etc. I have inherited these craft supplies and would like to donate in the Bakersfield, Visalia, Fresno, California area. Any suggestions?

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Finding Yarn Donations

My 10 year-old daughter and I came up with an idea to make hats and scarves to donate to her former elementary school during the fall to help with their coat drive. We would like to make at least 30 sets for the upcoming fall. We are running out of yarn to get us to our goal. Any suggestions?

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Simple Easter Centerpiece
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"April Showers Bring May Flowers"...
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Making Beaded Jewelry

I am looking for instructions and patterns for making beautiful beaded jewelry.

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Making a Cork Trivet

What do you put on the corks so when you put a hot dish on there it doesn't melt the corks?

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Faux Chocolate Bunnies
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Finding Retired WonderArt Stamped...
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Felt Carrot Pin
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Felt Fruit Basket
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Making a Tin Can Robot
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Making Soft Sculpture Dolls
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Making Valentine Cupcake Wrappers
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Making Watercolor Paints with Dried Up...
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Painted Shelf with Circles Pattern
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Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark
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Felt Monster Sewing Kit
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Tiny Sewing Repair Kit
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Adding Embroidery Details to a Baby Quilt
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Felt Easter Bunny Pin
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Finding a Cabbage Patch Doll Pattern
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Making a Child's Handle Pillow
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Making a Duct Tape Carrot Pen
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Making a Felt Christmas Garland
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Making a Felt Heart Valentine's Day Tree
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Making a Felt Veggie Garden
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Making Fabric Hearts
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Preventing Brushstrokes on...
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Making a Birthday Pennant Banner
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Shaving Cream Snow Dough
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Fan Pattern Crocheted Cowl
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Baby Burp Cloths
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Cut Thread at an Angle For Easier Threading

Cut your sewing thread at an angle to thread it through the hole easier.

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Felt Shamrock Pin
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Soft Silky Play Dough
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Spring Fling Crochet Square
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