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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 
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 
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 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 
Completed handprint turkey with wobble. Thanksgiving 
Old candles can be remelted and recreated into new. Candle Making 
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 
View of pottery kiln with tongs adjusting a piece. Pottery 
A crafter using rubber stamps to decorate a handmade card. Stamps and Embossing 
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 Book Making 
Soap bar carved into an angel. Sculpture 
model airplane Model Making 
cow stencil Stenciling 
Uses for Duct Tape Duct Tape 

Crochet Button Showcase Bracelet
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Nursing Home Decoration Craft Ideas

I need a January craft to make decorations for the inside doors at a nursing home.

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Crossed Swords Cowl
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Homemade Play Dough
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Selling Beaded Jewelry

Where can I sell my beaded jewelry?

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Braided Beauty Scarf
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Making a Dog Bone Christmas Stocking
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Tips for Altering Curtains
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Making Hats from Kool-aid Jammer Pouches

I want to know how to make the hats. I made the purse and the change purse. Now I want to make hats.

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Using a Knitting Loom

Why is it that it's getting harder (tighter) to loop the bottom yarn over the top yarn?

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Using Old Contact Paper

How can I peel apart old contact paper?

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Cutting Wine Bottles

How do I cut wine bottles from top to bottom?

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Saving Money on Barbie Accessories
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Painting Glass
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Concrete Vase
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Homemade Candles Don't Stay in Containers

I make candles from margarita glasses sometimes and they get loose and fall out. What am I doing wrong?

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Making a Coat from a Blanket

I was wondering if anyone had any pictures of the process? I am 15 and love to sew, but I kinda need some pictures. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Making Folded Fabric Pinecone Decorations
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Soda Tab Bracelet
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Cute Corner Bookmarks
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Easy Christmas Lightbulb Ornaments
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Folded Fabric Pinecone Decorations
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Christmas Table Decoration
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Green Bay Packer Doily Pattern

How do you get that pattern to make the Green Bay dolies and coasters?

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Making Homemade Lip Balm

Can you make a lip balm without using shea butter and/or beeswax? I can't find those two in my local shop in Shanghai.

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Woodland Ruffle Crochet Scarf
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Wrapping Paper Flower
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Cross Stitch Pattern for College Team

I would like a counted crosstitch psttern for Central Michigan University, it's a college team.

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Duo of Glass Baubles Christmas Card
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Felt Christmas Light Garland
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Finding Old Cross Stitch Patterns
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Homemade Perfume Recipes
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Women's Short and Sweet Crochet Cowl
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Basic Men's Winter Hat
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Paper Doily Christmas Tree
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Using Fabric Glue for Decoupage

Can you use fabric glue for decoupage?

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Window Decoration Tips

Can you please share some tips to keep your windows decorated?

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Working Man's Cowl
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Absolutely Fab Christmas Cracker
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Baby Faces Birthday Banner
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Buying Glass Blocks for Crafts

I want to make the glass blocks that are decorated. I am looking to make several for my family members. Can you tell me the most inexpensive place to purchase?

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Stuffed Animal Eye Patch
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Baby Wipes for Flannel Graph Board

I print pictures from my computer. Then I spread a baby wipe out flat. When it is completely dry, I cut it to fit the picture. Use a glue stick to glue it on the back of the picture. Either scented or plain baby wipes can be used. It is a very inexpensive easy way to tell flannel graph (flannel board) stories.

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Cleaning Paint/Artist's Brushes

As an artist I sometimes forget to rinse my brushes out well. By the time I get back to it it is completely stiff and dried with paint. The way I rescue these brushes is to fill an old plastic cup with enough Murphy's oil soap to cover the bristles and let it sit overnight.

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Crocheted Flower
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Crocheted Rosebud
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Crocheted Winter Headband
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Easy Decoupage Christmas Candle...
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Easy Sashay Scarf
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Fabric Teething Necklace
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Making a Grave Site Floral Spray

How do i make a grave site floral spray using Styrofoam as the base?

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Square Hillbilly Dishcloth
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Turning Pants Into Capris
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Coffee-Mate Container Snowman
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Fabric for Chicken Scratch Quilt

I love the idea of chicken scratch, but I find the fabric store gingham a little flimsy to take the wear and tear of my family. I often find a "gingham" on a little heavier fabric that is white on the backside and not reversible. Can you tell me where I can find it for chicken scratch?

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Gluing Glass to Glass

I've been told that E6000 would glue anything together. I've tried using E6000 to glue glass Mason jars to glass candle sticks. After 3 days they can still be pulled apart. What else can I use, or does it take longer to set up?

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Making Sewing Cards for Children
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Sweet Pea Crochet Flower
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Table Candles or Place Settings
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Easy Lavender Sachets
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Making a Litter Bag Holder
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Singing Angel Christmas Card
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Champagne Perfume
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Making a Seek Sack
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Sweet Christmas Present Card
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Using an Apple as a Pincushion

Is it possible to use an apple as a pincushion?

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Christmas Dog Ornaments
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Yonder Star Christmas Card
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Designer Santa Gift Wrap
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Chiming Bells Christmas Card
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Coned Newspaper Christmas Tree
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Dyed Pasta (Preschool Activity)
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Crafts Using Muffin Tins
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Felt Candy Ornament
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Felt Christmas Light Ornaments
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Felt Christmas Stocking Ornament
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Felt Christmas Tree Ornament
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Felt Mouse and Cheese Ornament
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Felt Penguin Ornament
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Felt Pickle Ornament
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Felt Santa Hat Ornament
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Felt Snowman Ornament
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Felt Star Ornament
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Making a Windchime

I'm making a handmade wind chime, but instead of hanging any objects I'm hanging photos. Can you please suggest to me how to give sound with photos and what should I use to hang those photos? Please reply asap, I have to complete it by tomorrow.

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Making Felt Ornaments
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Salt Dough Rainbow Flower Pendant
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Felt Antique Christmas Baubles
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Felt Candy Cane Ornament
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Felt Gingerbread House Ornament
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Felt Gingerbread Man Ornament
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Felt Holly Ornament
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Felt Mitten Ornament
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Felt Snowflake Coaster
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Muffin Tin Hendominium
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Pros and Cons of Using Salt Dough in Crafts

What are the pros and cons of using salt dough in making craft projects?

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Celebrate Winter Christmas Card
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Decorating a Glass Plate with a Photo

I want to learn to place a real photo on the back of a clear glass plate. I would like for it to look artful, not smeared. What's the trick?

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Donating Beads and Jewelry Making Supplies

I have tons of beads and jewelry making supplies to donate to some organization that would really enjoy them, but do not know who or how to go about doing this.

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Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments
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Making a Blanket Panel on a Knifty Knitter
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No-Cook Playdoh
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Pine Cone Friend Decorations
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Christmas Stocking Christmas Card
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Fabric Yo Yo Turkey
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Making Wine Label Stone Absorbent Coasters

How can I use wine labels to make stone absorbent coasters.I know how to make stamped stone absorbent coasters and I know they need to be baked, but can I do it with wine labels and also bake them to make them permanent?

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Felt and Ribbon Turkey
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Iron On Transfer Removal

I put a few partial transfers on a child's apron, and I want to remove some of it that did not transfer well, like the letters, how do I do that? Please?

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Making a Halloween Costume

I have some money printed fabric. It has a black background with $5, $10, etc. printed on it. How would you use it in a Halloween costume and also a dog costume?

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Needle Stops with Thick Material

I recently acquired a Singer 319W. I was sewing 2 pieces of fabric together and it worked fine. Then I doubled up the fabric, but when I started to sew, the needle stopped when it hit the fabric, but the wheel kept turning. When I went back to the original 2 pieces of fabric, it was fine. Help!

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Free Doll Clothes Patterns

Are there any free doll wardrobe patterns available anywhere?

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Rewinding a Sewing Machine Bobbin

How do I refill a Singer Merritt 2404 bobbin?

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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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