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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 
Finished project hanging from a hook. Home Decor 
Finished bow, resembling a pom pom. Miscellaneous 
A person crocheting a pink baby blanket. Crochet 
Tow completed mummy juice boxes. Halloween 
 Crafts For Kids 
Photo of three paper roses. Paper 
Electric Sewing Machine Clothing 
Partially knit sock over a woman's foot with needles in place. 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 
A girl in a striped shirt holding a camera to her eye. Photography 
Fabric wrapped star on wall. Nature 
A bowl of rose petals for soaking hands or feet. Bath & Beauty 
Stacked Fabric Rainbow Fabric 
bath salt bottle wrapped in floral paper sealed with a cork top edge wrapped in tied raffia with a tag Decoupage 
small pink cake with one candle and bunting strung across Party 
Victorian Beaded Poinsettia  Beadwork 
Two quilts hanging on a wooden rack. Selling Crafts 
Improvised double boiler. Candle Making 
Framing Artwork, Molding frames for framing artwork. Framing 
Completed handprint turkey with wobble. Thanksgiving 
Dottie, a Dalmatian and her black and white spotted food dishes. Woodworking 
Making Homemade Soap, Bar of natural pine soap, with a pine branch, and a dish of green sea salt. Soap Making 
Round t-shirt rag rug. Rugs 
finished blue and yellow bootie Baby Items 
Paper Plate Leprechaun Finished St. Patrick's Day 
Cool stool painted to look like a watermelon. Furniture 
Carved Watermelon Centerpiece Wedding 
embroidery floss Embroidery 
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 
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 Books Making 
model airplane Model Making 
Finished project with dried flowers hanging from pegs.  Stenciling 
Soap bar carved into an angel. Sculpture 
Uses for Duct Tape Duct Tape 

Small Handmade Pillow Form
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Using an Iron-on Transfer
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Decorative Jewelry Organizer

Organize and display necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings.

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Making a Recycled Tin Man

Where can I find moveable eyes for making a tin man?

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Bleaching Denim
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Easy Five Point Crochet Star
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Homemade Christmas Presents for Adults
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Using Interfacing
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Craft Ideas for Cellophane Holiday...
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Crochet Cluster Stitch That Uses Less Yarn

I was making a hat using the cluster stitch, and I was worried that I would not have enough yarn. The regular cluster stitch uses 3 yarn overs then pull through 4 loops. We'll I left off 1 of the yarn overs and pulled through 3 loops.

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Cross Stitch Pattern for North Texas State University

I am looking for a counted cross stitch pattern for the seal of North Texas University.

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Making a 5 Point Crochet Star
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Mini Halloween Tree Ornaments
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Mini Felt Witch Hat
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Autumn Wreath
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Making a Jack in the Box
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Discarding Used Sewing Machine Needles

This tip is too easy, but I never thought of it. I always wrapped mine in duct tape. My sewing machine instructor said that she puts her old ones in an empty medicine container, keeps it in the drawer till full then tosses. I love this idea.

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Google Eyed Pencils
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Making a Floral Arrangement
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Making Half Square Triangle Quilt Blocks
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Decorating a Mirror With Window Markers

I want to decorate a mirror with window markers. Is there anything I can put on the mirror so the marker will not come off when cleaning it?

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Sealing Glitter on Glass with Modge Podge

When using the spray to seal the glitter on the glass, it doesn't dry clear. It makes the glass look frosted. How do I keep the glass from looking like that?

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Craft Uses for Contact Paper
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Crafts Using Walnut Shells
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Increasing or Decreasing Stitches on...
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Making Plastic Canvas Christmas Ornaments
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Red Floral Teacher's Gift
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Applying a 2nd Layer of Wonder-Under

Can you apply a 2nd layer of Wonder-Under over the residue of the 1st application? I applied Wonder-Under the first time and something went horribly wrong ...

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Craft Project Ideas

I'm doing a project with paper, glue, sand, broom sticks, and CDs. What can I do with it? The project is due 20th of August.

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Cross Stitch Pattern for WFU

I would like a cross stitch pattern for Wake Forest University.

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Dyeing a Straw Purse or Hat
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Scrap Fleece Puppy Pillows
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Threading a Singer Sewing Machine

I need to thread a Singer Merit 3013 sewing machine.

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Designing Your Own Shrinky Dinks
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Padded iPad Pouch

This video shows you the process of making an iPad sleeve. This pouch is super cute and makes a great gift.

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Padded Kindle Pouch
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Recycling Plastic Planters as Hypertufa...
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Bamboo Trellis
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Making a Scarf on a Long Loom

Can I knit narrower than loom length? I've been searching the net for this, but haven't found anything useful. If I have an extra long loom (22 inches), can I still use it to knit a narrow scarf (8 inches or so)? I am an absolute beginner at this and any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Making a Terra Cotta Pot Lighthouse

What kind of lantern did you attach to the light house?

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Using a Knifty Knitter Long Loom
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Making a Terra Cotta Lighthouse

Has anyone had a problem with the weight of 3 or 4 pots stacked on each other breaking the ones below them?

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Making a Secret Book Safe
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Making Paper Hats From Cereal Boxes
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Using Decals for Crafts
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Determining the Age of a Quilt Top

How can I date a pattern that I believe is a Lee Ward's applique quilt top?

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Making a Kissing Ball
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Making a Vintage Rag Jar
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Swirl Tie Dye Pattern
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Making a Kandi Cuff Bracelet
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Tunisian Crochet Basics

Does one one know how to Tunisian crochet and have information on stitches for a beginner?

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Making a Tatami Wall Hanging
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Beaded Minecraft Creeper Cuff
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Making a Balloon Bouquet Barrette
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Threading a Serger
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Beaded Rainbow Cuff
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Making a Bassinet Cover
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Making an On the Go Drawing Kit
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Fairy Heart

Not only fairies, but birds love this too. Use it as a decoration for your Fairy Tea.

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Making a Styrofoam Snowman
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Bull's Eye Tie Dye Pattern
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Making Folded Paper Gift Boxes
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Painting Burlap Rug Binding

I have used burlap ribbon 3" for binding a jute rug. I would like to paint the binding a dark brown color. How would I do that?

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1st Birthday Hat and Badge
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Making a Folder Paper Christmas Chocolate Box
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Making a Garden Party Invitation
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Making a Paving Stone Snowman
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Making a Seashell Mirror
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Making a Soft Sculpture Cupid Doll
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Making Fiberglass Furniture
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Making Iron-On Patches
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Adhering Fabric on Glass Topped Desk

I have a metal framed small desk with glass on the top. How do I adhere fabric to the bottom of my glass top desk? I want to decoupage or glue some outside-type fabric under the glass, so the print shows but is protected by the glass.

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Making a Birthday Hair Clip
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Making a Dry Erase Count Down Tile
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Making a Peeps Headband
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Making Car Air Fresheners
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Making Fruit and Vegetable Stamps and Prints
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Patterns for Making a Crochet Sweater
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Making a Birthday Party Hat
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Making a Grave Blanket

I've made six grave blankets at Christmas time in the past. When I make one, I use chicken wire, about 5 ft tall and the regular width of the chicken wire.

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4th of July Scrap Fabric Garland
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Decoupaged Glass Vases
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Dog Poop Bag Dispenser
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Making a Castle Bed for Your Child
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Making Photo Note Cards
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Using an Applique to Repair a Torn Bed Sheet
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Windows on Terra Cotta Lighthouse

How did you make the windows on the terra cotta lighthouse?

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Gluing Shells on Cork Poster Board

Can I hot glue shells on a cork poster board to hang in my bathroom?

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Clay Pot Lighthouse
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Making Rainbow Play Rice
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No Wire Yarn Dog Pattern
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Painting Terra Cotta Pots

Do you need special paint for terra cotta?

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University of Mississippi Mascot Counted Cross Stitch

Where can I find University of MS mascot counted cross stitch that is not downloadable? I do not have a printed so I need the pattern to be hard copy.

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Watermelon Invitation
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Button Bulletin Board Pins
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Cross Stitch Pattern for William and Mary College

I am looking for a William and Mary College cross stitch pattern any suggestions?

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Hanging Tulle From the Ceiling
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Making Shredded Paper for Crafts
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Mason Jar Snack Container
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Painting Glass Ornaments
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Photo Mat Refrigerator Frames
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Tardis Solar Garden Lights
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Making a Crochet Gingerbread House
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Making Beaded Conch Key Chains
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University of Richmond Cross Stitch Pattern

I am looking for the University of Richmond counted cross stitch patterm.

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Crafts and Other Uses for Crib Bumper Pads
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Homemade Sun Catcher Ideas
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Making a "Let It Snow" Window Frame
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Making a Garden Mailbox for Storing Tools
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Making a Mini Bunting Cake Banner
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Making a Santa Hat Purse
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Making Toilet Tank/Lid Covers
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Pattern for Ladder Yarn Earrings

I would to find a free pattern for ladder yarn earrings. Could someone please help me?

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Making a Crochet Crock Pot Strap
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Making a Zipper Brooch
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Making Crocheted Carnations
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Making Your Own Graduation Announcements
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Paper Plate Puzzles
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Lacy Scarf Made on Flower Loom

I saw a pretty lacy scarf online somewhere that was made on a flower loom; no flowers, just lacy crochet. I can't seem to find it in my searching now. Any ideas?

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Making a Lanyard for Electronic Cigarette

I am trying to make lanyards for the electronic cig. I need the hardware and directions to make them. Can anyone help?

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Making Feather Angels
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Sponge-Painted Mugs
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Coloring Silk Flowers
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Crafts Using Dominos
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