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Making an Origami Garbage Bin
Using the art of Japanese paper folding, you can make an attractive refuse container from recycled paper. This is a guide about making an origami garbage bin.
Making a Mason Jar Pin Cushion and Sewing Kit
An easy project to customize for a gift. People of all ages need a needle and thread for mending or to replace a button. This is a guide about mason jar pin cushion and sewing kit.
Painting on Denim
There are some techniques that can aid in making a success of your fabric painting projects. This is a guide about tips for painting on denim.
Revamping Thrift Store Figurines
A bit of paint can turn your thrift store find into a whole new decorative piece to enhance your decor. This is a guide about revamping thrift store figurines.
Fabric Chicken Doorstop
I made this adorable chicken to use as a doorstop, but she would also be a great decoration for a chicken lover!
Flower Pot Bird Bath
Using a few inexpensive terra cotta flower pots you can make a beautiful bird bath for your garden. This is a guide about making a flower pot bird bath.
Duct Tape Carrot Pen
These cute carrot shaped pens decorated with duct tape would be perfect in Easter baskets or to celebrate spring. Learn how to make it in this short video.
No-Sew Fleece Scarf
Fleece is easy to work with and comes in many colorful patterns. This no sew scarf is a great first project. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Tin Can Robot
Save your recycled tin or aluminum cans of all sizes to assemble this adorable robot. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Pineapple Gift Jar
Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and these cute jars would make a perfect hostess gift. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Bucket of Hearts
This container of cheerful fabric hearts is sure to bring a smile to your valentine. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Make an indoor sandbox for your preschool age child that's fun to play in, rain or shine. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Popsicle Stick Wall Arrow
This is a project for making an arrow wall hanging from Popsicle sticks, held together with hot glue. It is easy to make and fun to hang in a bedroom and paint the colors that complement your room.
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
With some mirror pieces, skewers, glue, and gems you can make this homage to the 70s decor.
My Dollar General Butterfly
I went to the Dollar General and decided to paint a little butterfly. It comes in a kit with acrylic paints and a brush and the butterfly with a magnet on the back. If I would have bought each of the items alone, it would have cost more than the dollar it cost me to buy the kit. The brush and the paint impressed me with their quality.
Felt Carrot Scissors Holder
This cute felt carrot pocket makes a great cover for scissors. When your scissors aren't in use, just slip them into the pocket and store them until needed.
Spring Flowers Fine Motor Coloring and Velcro Activity
This activity is very simple for younger children. They can help make it by coloring the picture and adding the Velcro. In the classroom, it is a perfect spring addition to the manipulative or quiet centers. As children move the bees and butterflies around the flower pot, they strengthen the small muscles in their hands.
Here is a way to use clothepins for days of the week as a decoration or to organize items or papers.
Dyeing a Synthetic Dress
I am the mother of the bride. I recently bought a light teal colored dress. It's thin material and is double layered; the under layer is a solid material the top is a lacey type; 90% nylon, 10% spandex, and a 100% polyester. Can I dye it a dark blue and if so how?
Decorating Glass Blocks for Easter
What can I put in glass blocks? Can I put Easter grass and lights?
Making a Crochet Net Scrubbie Mounted to a Handle
Anyone in Thrifty Fun Land know how to use nylon net and a bleach bottle handle to make a scrubby? My rug hooking group is crocheting net scrubbies to use as a lint brush, and one of the ladies mentioned she used to have one with a handle. She described it as a handle with a nylon net (tulle) pom pom on the end.
Bath Bombs Are Hard and Flakey
I'm fairly new at making bath bombs. My first batch turned out great, but since then I've had issues. Now my bombs are hard, but flakey. What is the issue? Do they need more liquid?
Cutting Material for a Rag Rug
Does it matter if you cut the material on the bias or not? Which way will keep it from fraying?
DIY Matte Medium
I am looking for a DIY recipe for matte medium.
Craft Ideas for Nursing Home Patients
Making a Terra Cotta Lighthouse
Making a Robe From Towels
Making PVC Birds for the Garden
Gluing Glass to Glass
Repairing the Elastic on Fitted Sheets
Homemade Stepping Stones
Uses for Old Keys
How to Paint Styrofoam
Making a Rug from Plastic Bags
Making Concrete Stepping Stones
Making a Pom Pom Blanket Loom
Tea Bag Poem or Saying for Mother-Daughter Tea
Crafts Using Glass Blocks
Making Crochet Nylon Net Scrubbies
Du (Doo) Rag Pattern
Craft Ideas for Used Medicine or Pill Bottles
Making a Blouse Fit Better
Making a Washcloth Soap Pouch
Making a Candy Bouquet
Crocheted Towel Topper
Protecting Silk Flowers at Gravesites
Sources for Really Large Boxes
Drilling Holes in Glass
Craft Ideas for 3 Year Old
Making a Recycled Tin Man
Crafts for Mentally Challenged Adults
Faux Stained Glass Windows
Making Decorative Door Knob Covers
Making Curtains With Grommets
Crafts Using Tree Branches
Making CD and DVD Beads
Plastic Bottle Top Container
Making a "Basket of Sunshine"
Blue Jeans Quilt Ideas
One Handed Crafts
Using a Dental Floss Threader to Thread Needles
Crocheted Baby Cradle Purse
Furnishing a Dollhouse
Making Oil for Effusion Lamps
Making Felt/Flannel Boards and Pieces
Making Your Own Lampe Berger...
Craft Use for Grocery Bags
Making Trellis Yarn Jewelry
Putting Pictures on Lighted Glass Blocks
Cutting Glass Bottles
Pop Can Airplanes
Pattern for Plastic Canvas Church
Making Grave Site Floral Arrangements
Adding Scent to Old Potpourri
Making a Sharpie Tie Dyed T-Shirt
Making RV Lamp Post from PVC Pipe
Craft Activities for Blind People
Sealing Acrylic Paint for Outside Use
Making a Quilted Photo Album Cover
Kid "Driver License"
Crafts Using CDs
Crafts Using Old Jeans
Making a Mason Jar Match Dispenser
Cleaning Rubber Stamps
Reusing Tree Stumps
Crafts Using Tri-Beads
Making a Liner for a Knitted Sweater
Making a Tin Can Robot
Birthday Card Envelope with Masking Tape Bow
Making a Wire-Edged Ribbon Bow
Making Bath Bombs
Craft Ideas for Thread Spools
Making a Quilt With Neckties
Gluing Paper to Plastic
Using Wine Bottles In Stained Glass
Making a Fabric Shoe Organizer
Crafts Using Sea Shells
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Mother's Day Ideas!
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