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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 
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 
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 

Barbie Winter Set
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Felt Antique Christmas Baubles
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Paperclip Statement Necklace
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Reusing Tree Stumps
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Wonder Art Sweetheart Quilt Blocks

I am looking for this pattern in stamped quilt blocks. I am making a quilt, and need about 4 more packages of six blocks.

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Decorating Glass Plates

Are you talking about just using Elmer's white glue?

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Making a Felt and Ribbon Turkey
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Making a Pillow Form
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Making a Ribbon-Covered Necklace
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Making a Stuffed Animal Eye Patch
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Making Felt Flowers
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Making Vintage Fridgie Diet Reminder Magnets
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Preparing Acorns for Crafts
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Projects Using Crocheted Granny... Projects Using Crocheted Granny... Projects Using Crocheted Granny...
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Felt Bunny Bottom Pin
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Making a Clay Pot Lighthouse

I need specific instructions for Cape Hatteras clay pot lighthouse.

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Using Terra Cotta Lighthouse as Well Cap

Has anyone ever cut the bottom of the pot out so the "lighthouse" can fit over a well cap?

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Yarn Wrapped Carrot
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Donating Craft Supplies

I have fabric, yardage as well as remnants, and yarn of varying types, fancy to basic, and would like to donate. I also have doll making supplies, heads, bodies, hair, etc. I have inherited these craft supplies and would like to donate in the Bakersfield, Visalia, Fresno, California area. Any suggestions?

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Finding Yarn Donations

My 10 year-old daughter and I came up with an idea to make hats and scarves to donate to her former elementary school during the fall to help with their coat drive. We would like to make at least 30 sets for the upcoming fall. We are running out of yarn to get us to our goal. Any suggestions?

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Simple Easter Centerpiece
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"April Showers Bring May Flowers"...
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Making Beaded Jewelry

I am looking for instructions and patterns for making beautiful beaded jewelry.

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Making a Cork Trivet

What do you put on the corks so when you put a hot dish on there it doesn't melt the corks?

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Faux Chocolate Bunnies
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Finding Retired WonderArt Stamped...
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Felt Carrot Pin
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Felt Fruit Basket
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Making a Tin Can Robot
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Making Soft Sculpture Dolls
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Making Valentine Cupcake Wrappers
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Making Watercolor Paints with Dried Up...
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Painted Shelf with Circles Pattern
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Donut Felt Paperclip Bookmark
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Felt Monster Sewing Kit
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Tiny Sewing Repair Kit
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Adding Embroidery Details to a Baby Quilt
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Felt Easter Bunny Pin
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Finding a Cabbage Patch Doll Pattern
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Making a Child's Handle Pillow
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Making a Duct Tape Carrot Pen
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Making a Felt Christmas Garland
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Making a Felt Heart Valentine's Day Tree
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Making a Felt Veggie Garden
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Making Fabric Hearts
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Preventing Brushstrokes on...
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Making a Birthday Pennant Banner
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Shaving Cream Snow Dough
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Fan Pattern Crocheted Cowl
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Baby Burp Cloths
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Cut Thread at an Angle For Easier Threading

Cut your sewing thread at an angle to thread it through the hole easier.

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Felt Shamrock Pin
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Soft Silky Play Dough
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Spring Fling Crochet Square
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Logo College Cross Stitch Patterns

I need a cross stitch logo pattern for Texas A&M, Arkansas Razorbacks, and OSU.

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Sandal/Flip-Flop Holder
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Child's Crocheted Beret
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Felt Hen With Egg Pin
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Best Material for Making Oven Mitts

What is the best and cheapest material to use when making oven mitts?

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Repairing Queen Size Fitted Sheet

How much elastic do I need for a queen size bed fitted sheet?

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Crocheted Ribbed Cowl
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Gluing Paper to Plastic
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Making and Attaching Yarn Hair to a Doll

What is the simplest way to put yarn hair on a doll's head? Also, what is the best way to make the yarn hair?

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Spice Up Your Office Space
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St. Patrick's Day Toilet Paper Tube Hats
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Selling Crafts

I want to make things to sell, but I am not good on sewing or jewelry making.

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Easter Gingerbread House

I can't seem to find the directions for the house. It's quite lovely, but I need a little more to go on than just the picture!

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Connecting Loops Crocheted Scarf
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Footprint Stepping Stones
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Making Vinyl Record Cuff Jewelry
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Clay Trinket Bowls
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Dyeing Wedding Dress

I'm getting married in 4 months. I have an ivory dress that I want to dye a soft silver. What is the best way to do this?

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Medallion Bookmark
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Decorating Lighted Glass Blocks

Can I use regular stickers, letters, sports decals, etc. that you would use for scrapbooking on a lighted glass block? Will they stay on with the heat from the lights?

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Decorating Ladies' Vests

I am looking for ideas for decorating ladies' vests.

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Felt Candy Cane Ornament
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Removing an Applique from a Felt Stocking

I made Christmas stockings from felt for my grandkids when they were born. I want to remove an iron-on applique on one of them. Any suggestions for doing this without ruining the stocking?

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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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