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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 
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 
purple and white wooden batik beads strung with gold pony beads Jewelry 
Photo of a finished dog made out of yarn. Toys 
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 
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 
Fabric wrapped star on wall. Nature 
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 

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Mini Beach Scene
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Decoupage Tips and Tricks
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Washer Lariat Necklace
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Yarn Octopus Doll
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Unique Clay Necklaces
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Indoor Playhouse Ideas
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Welcome Little Baby Girl Card

Welcome a new baby girl to this world with a beautiful handmade card. Use symbols associated with little ones, like a cube, bear and duck, and bring some joy to the parents of this bundle of joy. You can also use this idea for a little boy. Just change the colors to hues of blue.

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Making Spiral Paper Flowers
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Tea Bag Wreath
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Decorating with Carrots
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Etegami (Japanese Folk Art)
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Making an Embroidery Floss and Felt Color...
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Spiral Paper Flowers
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Use Old Blankets for Quilt Batting

Old wool like blankets make great filler or batting for quilts, especially the scratchy ones.

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Difficulty Sewing UnderArmour Fabric

I'm upcycling an UnderArmour shirt and I can't get my sewing machine to sew it. I can't get the thread to catch more than maybe one stitch. It works fine on other fabric, but not on this material. I'm considering using another fabric as a "catcher" fabric, I guess you can call it.

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Grape Themed Craft Projects
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Making a Toilet Paper Tube Dragon
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Lego Batman Costume (Head and Cape)
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Making a Drawstring Bag
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Making Beaded Grape Clusters
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Making a Coiled Rag Bowl
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Repairing a Tear in a Quilt Block
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Making a Beaded Safety Pin Bracelet
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Making a Popsicle Stick Bow and Arrow
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Hoo-to-You Owl Collage Artwork
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Making a Slipcover
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Adding a New Fabric Strip to a Coiled Project
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Coiled Rag Bowl
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Tack Stitching a Coil Project
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Butterfly Themed Greeting Cards
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Craft Ideas for Thread Spools
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Making a Beach Wheelchair

How do I make a beach wheelchair?

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Making a Folded Fabric Flower
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Making a Yo Yo Keychain
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Making Hand Warmers
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Recycled Infinity Scarf
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Texas Longhorns Cross Stitch Patterns

I am looking for patterns for the Texas Longhorns, any suggestions where I can get any? I have looked almost everywhere and can't find any.

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Toilet Paper Tube Dragon
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Duct Tape Car Trash Bin
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Clay Pot Lighthouses

What do you use for the base of the 5 pot lighthouse please?

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Paper Plate Sea Aquarium
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Beginning a Counted Cross Stitch Project

I have a very involved dragonfly I'm about to start. My cloth is tea stained aida cloth. I count 14 within each inch so I'm assuming it's 14 as apposed to 11, 18, or 24 correct? Also can I just fold the cloth to find the middle starting point or am I gonna have to do math to figure a starting point?

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Folded Fabric Flower
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Ripple Crochet Purse
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Cornstarch Play Dough
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Dyeing Clothing

I dyed a white nylon dress yellow, wore it twice, and then noticed it had tiny orange spots where apparently the dye didn't blend completely. I washed it and hung it to dry. Then I used a toothbrush to lightly scrub in a 1:3 mixture of Dawn and peroxide on each spot.

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Forest Butterfly Birthday Card
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Quick Rag Dolls
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Making a Rock Candy Flower Bouquet
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Weighted Yo Yo Keychain
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Dyeing a White Wedding Dress Ivory
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Summer Breeze Infinity Scarf
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Transferring an Autograph to a Shoe

I have an autograph of John Lennon's, which came as part of an autograph book I purchased. A local store tells me it's likely "real". Now, one of my favourite Beatles songs is, "Old Brown Shoe". Last week I found a very old (1930s) Brown leather shoe on my shoemaker's bench and got it for next to nothing.

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Repairing a Tear in a Quilt Block
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Terra Cotta Lighthouse

What sizes of pots do you recommend for making this feature? The pots that I have looked at stack too low down on each other.

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Old Fashioned Sewing Jar with a New Twist
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4th of July Straw Rocket
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Popsicle Stick Bow and Arrow
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Beaded Safety Pin Bracelet
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Button Magnet
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Decoupaging a Napkin on Fabric

If I decoupage a napkin onto a table cloth, how can I seal it so that it can be washed without coming off? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Donating Quilting Cottons

I have quilt shop quality cottons that I need to de-stash and donate. They have been pre-washed. I need a group in Indianapolis or Fishers Indiana.

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Paper Shadow Self Portraits
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Paper Tube Marshmallow Launcher
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Shell Summer Crochet Headband
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Shopping for Inexpensive Flannel...

My girl friend used to make flannel fleece blankets for me all the time, the knot tie type where she would purchase two types of fabric. Now that she is gone, I went to make one on my own and I noticed the price of fabric is really high.

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Wristlet Lanyard
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Making Glass Birdbaths

I have been making birdbaths using vases, glasses, bowls, plates, etc. I'm in the process of making one using purple glassware, which is somewhat difficult to find. I did find a vase that matches perfectly, however, it is plastic. Will this work? Any experience with using plastic with the glass?

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Crochet Owl Note Hanger
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Geometry Bird Project
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Toilet Paper Tube Confetti Launcher
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Paper Spool Shaped Magnets and Pins
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Small Drawstring Bag
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Yo Yo Keychain
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Middle School Survival Kit
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Re-purposed Dress
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Making a Slip From An Old Nightgown
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Handmade Fan Crafts
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Making a Cell Phone Holder
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Wire Wrapped Bead Rings
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Poppa Bear Card for Father's Day
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Lacy Crocheted Baby Blanket
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Making Recycled Earrings
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Decoupaging Baseball Cards to a Tabletop

I am trying to layer mod podge over collector baseball cards on a table. Do the layers ever dry hard enough to actually use the table? The bottle says wait 20 minutes. I've been waiting more than an hour.

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Lavender Under-Arm Spray
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Vintage French Birthday Card
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Flip Flop Themed Craft Ideas
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Making Crosses Out Of Bread Ties

I am trying to find the directions to make crosses out of bread ties. I have seen them on line, but there are no instructions. Can anyone offer any help?

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Making a Crocheted Scarf
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Flip-Flop Beach Wreath
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Buy Used Sewing Machine with Manual

I know all people who sew have "family attachments" to certain brands and since there are many who can't afford "brand new". I am suggesting that when you shop for a new (different) machine, and I have had many great ones in my 60 odd years of sewing, be sure to find one with the manual.

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Making a Messages in a Bottle Gift
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Messages in a Bottle Gift
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Pill Bottle First Aid Kit
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Making a Garden Flower Bouquet
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Craft Uses for Pringles Cans

I have some tall Pringles cans. I saved them for a specific purpose, but the church is not able to use them. I hate to toss them in the trash. Any ideas as to craft uses would be wonderful. I will be using 3 for bird seed feeders, but that leaves over 50!

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Midi Rings
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Instructions for Brother Knitting Machine 601

Sometime back people inquired if there was a manual for #601 knitting machine. I found mine and would like to share. It is in Japanese, but has easy pictures and list of parts. Brother sewing company made it and the machine plus instructions have been stored away till recently.

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Making a Paper Dahlia
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Sewn Yo Yo Size Testers
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Car Air Freshener
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Craft Stick Shooter
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Making a Craft Stick Shooter
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Pretty Clay Rocks
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Wall Hanging From Old Screen Door
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Making Stuffed Animals
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Cross Stitch Project Advice

I have done many cross stitch projects in the past, but I have never done a blanket before. I have just found out I am going to be a grandmother so I decided to do a baby blanket. It is quite a large project and I am running into some problems.

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Father's Day Catch All Can
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Lee Ward's Cinderella Slippers Pattern

I'm looking for the Lee Ward Mills Cinderella Slipper pattern or a photocopy of the pattern. I have the mold and a partial crocheted shoe that my mother started, but the pattern has been reduced to crumbs and unreadable.

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Message Board
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Granny Square Crochet Dishcloth
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Crochet Cell Phone Hanger
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Crochet Coaster
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Privacy Poncho for Bathing Suit Changes
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Crochet Stuffed Mouse
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Cute Fabric Bow
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Artificial Water for a Decorative Fishbowl

What can I use in a glass fish bowl to put a couple fake fish in that would turn solid and clear to look like water with fish in it?

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Crochet Keychain Mini-Coin Purse
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Go Camping Father's Day Card
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Checkmate Father's Day Card
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Crocheted Flower Scarf
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Crafts Using Rocks and Minerals
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Paperless Grocery Shopping List
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Self Watering Pot
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