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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 
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 
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 
Cool stool painted to look like a watermelon. Furniture 
Paper Plate Leprechaun Finished St. Patrick's Day 
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 
Soap bar carved into an angel. Sculpture 
model airplane Model Making 
cow stencil Stenciling 
Uses for Duct Tape Duct Tape 

Felt Bunny Mask
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Simple Bunny Mask
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WonderArt Turtle Quilt Pattern

I am looking for the turtle quilt pattern #1285.

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Crocheted Flowering Dishcloth
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Faded Quilter's Cutting Mat Lines

What can I use to redo the lines on my quilter's cutting mat? They are very faded in some places.

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University of North Carolina Spartans Cross-stitch

I am looking for a pattern for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Spartans.

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Crocheted Infinity Scarf
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Easy Newborn Crocheted Booties
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Fabric Bunny Doorstop
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Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments
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Frugal Canvases For Painting
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Information on R.Oleo and Sons Fur Sewing...
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Making Popsicle Stick Puppets

How do you make Popsicle stick puppets?

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Preserving Special T-Shirts
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Sealing Glitter

Is there a spray to seal the glitter after you have used glue and it dries? Sometimes the glitter still wants to come off.

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Super Easy Fingerless Gloves
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Crocheted Bookmark Ideas
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Felt Veggie Garden
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Name for Handmade Crochet Owls

I make crochet owls from home and would like a catchy name for them. Any ideas?

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Simple Heart Hand Warmers
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Display Jewelry Pins in Frames
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Making Yarn Dogs and Other Animals

I would love to know how to make the yarn dog without the wire. And a pattern on how to make it with the wire. I would also like a horse and other animals as I want to make them for my grand and great grandkids. My great grandkids can't have the hanger ones.

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Crochet Keychain ChapStick Holder
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Bunny Bottom Pen Holder
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Crochet Butterfly Bookmark
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Duct Tape Carrot Pen
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Sealing a Painted Plate

I received a handprint plate from my grandson at Christmas and was told the painted image will wash off and that I need to find out how to seal it properly so that it might be washed. What can I use to preserve this precious gift?

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Trouble With Fray Check
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Using a Bowl for Sewing Scraps
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Bucket of Hearts
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Harry Potter Paper Pieced Quilt
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Looking for Pattern from Crochet World Magazine

I am looking for the Crochet World Magazine, December 2011. There is a Santa pillow pattern by Debra Arch. I can't afford to buy the magazine, but would like the pattern so much.

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Using a Hot Glue Gun

When you're finished using your hot glue gun and there is still glue in the glue stick, what do I do once the gun has cooled down? How do I take this glue stick out and can it be used again if there is some glue left? Does it need throwing away?

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Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt

I would like to make a grandmother's flower garden quilt, but do not have any directions on how to sew the pieces together to make the flowers.

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Ladder Ribbon Neckarf Pattern

I'm looking for pattern to make a "neckarf" out of ladder yarn that I've seen for sale on eBay. They are heavier than necklaces, more like a scarf.

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Making Bath Bombs

I love making bath bombs and have made quite a few batches in the past month. Just recently I noticed that when my bath bomb is fizzing, there are a lot of little yellowish-whitish lumps showing. I have no idea what they are. They look really gross like warts.

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Using Iron-on Transfers

My iron-ons are falling off; what am I doing wrong? How can I make them permanent?

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Reversible Baby Bib
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Choosing the Best Glue for Craft

What works best to hold things together, like to stick them together in gift baskets? Hot glue doesn't work.

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Crochet Patterns for Vest
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Felt Heart Valentine's Day Tree
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Beading Tips and Tricks
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Finding Someone to Finish Your Quilt Top

I have cross stitched quilt squares, but need someone to quilt them for me.

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Fleece Hand Warmers
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Gluing Glass to Terracotta

I want to glue large pieces such as terracotta vases to glass plates that will withstand being outdoors. What is the best glue for this purpose?

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Homemade Sleeping Mask
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Romantic Crocheted Flower
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Decorating Jars for Gifts
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Making Hershey's Kiss Roses
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Artsy Crochet Flower
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Repairing an Iron-on Transfer

After I tried ironing on the transfer with the highest heat, I noticed it was not sticking. So I used steam. Now I read NOT to use steam. Can I still use this transfer? It is not totally sticking to my shirt.

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Making Detergent Bottle Santas

Does anyone have the picture and simple specific instructions for how to make a Santa face with beard using yarn, beard, etc. When younger, we made them at a ladies' church circle. They were a huge hit!

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Valentine Sayings for Decorating Candy

I have a large bag of candy that I want to use when making Valentine's for my grandchildren. Where can I find simple sayings that can be typed, then taped to the candy?

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Colorful Garden Pebble Paperweight
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Making a Dog Coat

How do I make a dog coat from a t-shirt?

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Making a Halloween Card
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Making Clorox Bottle Easter Bunny Baskets

Has anyone found where you can buy the faces for the old fashioned Clorox bottle bunnies?

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S'mores for Two Gift Box
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Selling Glass Block Crafts
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Soft Fabric Sleep Mask
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Sweet Valentine Cupcake Wrappers
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Making Felt/Flannel Boards and Pieces
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Tiny Heart in a Bottle
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Altering a Wedding Gown
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Birthday Pennant Banner
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Jewelry Christmas Tree Instructions

My friend loaned me a magazine with instructions to make a Christmas jewelry tree and pictures. I lent it to a friend who has mislaid it and can't find it. Can you help with the name of the issue? I would like to purchase it if I can.

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Decoupaged Light Switch Plate
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My Sweet Lollipop Miniature Tree
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Coffee Bean Candles
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Decorating with Push Pins
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Making a Preschool Lacing Project
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Cup of Love Heart Coasters
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Making White Glue with Elmers and Water

What part Elmer's to water do I use to make white glue? 1or 2 water and 1 to 3 Elmer's glue?

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Recycled Photophore
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Making a Blanket with a Hood

I saw a 2 sided blanket with a hole in the middle and hood attached. I was wondering if anyone could send me a pattern? Please.

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Making Potholder Scissor Holders

How can I make a magnetic 2 scissor holders using 1 potholder?

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Removing the Shiny Finish on Fabric

I bought some material that is 38 percent silk and 62 percent wool. The correct side is shiny, the dull side will pill if used on the outside. How can I dull down the shiny side permanently before the fabric is made into clothing? Will using a press cloth help?

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Drilling Holes in Sea Shells

How does one drill holes in sea shells to string them to make a wind chime?

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DIY Feather Fascinator
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Pocket Hand Warmers
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Infant Bow Tie
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Looking for Quilt Batting Donations

I work with the Neighborhood Youth Association (NYA), a non-profit organization serving underprivileged youth in the Mid-City, Downtown L.A., South Central, Mar Vista, and Venice areas.

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Ribbon-Covered Necklace
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Rice Ice Pack
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1st Birthday Hat and Diaper Cover
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1st Birthday Highchair Banner
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Best Pen for Writing on Unfinished Wood

I bought a 24" monogram for my wedding guests to sign. The wood is unfinished. I tried writing on the raw wood with a red Sharpie then spraying with clear varnish, but the Sharpie ran. Any suggestions? I want it to be preserved for posterity. Any help is appreciated.

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Cottage Crochet Dishcloth
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Repairing the Velcro Closures on a Dog Coat

I'm trying to put new Velcro over the old. The adhesive doesn't stick well enough to stay. My dog has 3 coats she can't wear for this reason. Any ideas anyone?

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Making Curtains

If I have a 10 foot wide window, how wide would you make each panel? I know the rule of thumb is the curtain width should be 2 1/2 times the length of the window. I didn't know if it wasn't different with the drop cloth material.

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Mock Sandblasted Valentine's Day Lantern
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Using Modge Podge on Glass

If I used Modge Podge to apply a label to glass, would it dry clear? And would you be able to tell where the Modge Podge was applied?

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Binding an Opening in a Quilt

Can you help please? I have no problem binding quilts with mitred corners, but I am now trying to bind around a rectangular hole that I have made into a quilt. I am making a cover for my sewing machine and am making the opening on the top for the handle to come through.

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Crochet Mustache Applique
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Photo Birthday Invitation
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1st Birthday Photo Prop
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Turbo Treble Dishcloth
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Using an Old Iron-on Transfer

I just came across a few transfers that I got a few years ago when the Patriots were in the Superbowl. Now that they are headed again I would like to use these, but when I tried to iron one on it didn't take at all. Do these only last so long? What am I doing wrong?

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Hershey's Kiss Roses
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"I Love You Because..." Jar
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Crochet Heart Bookmark
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Kenmore Serger Manual or Threading Guide

I need instructions or a manual on how to thread a Sears and Roebuck serger, model no. 385, serial No.7100862. I hope Thrifty Fun has the answer. Thanks

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Making Cotton Weaving Loops for Potholders

How can I make cotton loops to weave potholders?

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Making Mod Podge

How do I make Mod Podge with South African products?

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Pattern for Adult Pull-up Diapers

Where can I find a pattern for adult-sized diapers? Possibly pull-up style. I have a 38" waist and 42" hips. I need something that would be pull up style because of leakage at the sides. Disposable diapers run me over $300 a month and I can no longer afford them.

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Tie Dye Shirts
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15 Minute Crochet Bangles
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Number of Blocks Needed for Full Size Quilt

How many 6x6 inch squares are needed to make a full size quilt?

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Snowball Label Holders
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"You Are...!" Frame
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Crossword Puzzle Crafts
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Ombre M & Ms Candy Jar
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Photo Frame Ring Holder
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Revamping Thrift Store Figurines
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Altering the Neckline on a Pajama Top

How do I make a too large neckline smaller, without taking all the seams out? I just want to keep it from falling off my very narrow shoulders, it is a PJ top made of jersey knit. I am an elderly beginner.

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First Sewing Project: Fleece Blanket
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My Tooth Pillow
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Protective Scissor Case
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Curved Precision Needles
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Heartfelt Love Trinket Box
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Recycled Rocking Horse Craft Ideas
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Smocking Tips and Tricks
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Washcloth Craft Ideas
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Crafts Using Red Christmas Socks

What can I make from a red fur Christmas sock with white fur around the top besides little girl purses?

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