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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 
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 
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 
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 
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 

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Making a Slip From An Old Nightgown
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Handmade Fan Crafts
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Making a Cell Phone Holder
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Wire Wrapped Bead Rings
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Poppa Bear Card for Father's Day
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Lacy Crocheted Baby Blanket
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Making Recycled Earrings
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Decoupaging Baseball Cards to a Tabletop

I am trying to layer mod podge over collector baseball cards on a table. Do the layers ever dry hard enough to actually use the table? The bottle says wait 20 minutes. I've been waiting more than an hour.

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Lavender Under-Arm Spray
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Vintage French Birthday Card
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Flip Flop Themed Craft Ideas
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Making Crosses Out Of Bread Ties

I am trying to find the directions to make crosses out of bread ties. I have seen them on line, but there are no instructions. Can anyone offer any help?

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Making a Crocheted Scarf
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Flip-Flop Beach Wreath
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Buy Used Sewing Machine with Manual

I know all people who sew have "family attachments" to certain brands and since there are many who can't afford "brand new". I am suggesting that when you shop for a new (different) machine, and I have had many great ones in my 60 odd years of sewing, be sure to find one with the manual.

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Making a Messages in a Bottle Gift
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Messages in a Bottle Gift
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Pill Bottle First Aid Kit
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Making a Garden Flower Bouquet
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Craft Uses for Pringles Cans

I have some tall Pringles cans. I saved them for a specific purpose, but the church is not able to use them. I hate to toss them in the trash. Any ideas as to craft uses would be wonderful. I will be using 3 for bird seed feeders, but that leaves over 50!

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Midi Rings
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Instructions for Brother Knitting Machine 601

Sometime back people inquired if there was a manual for #601 knitting machine. I found mine and would like to share. It is in Japanese, but has easy pictures and list of parts. Brother sewing company made it and the machine plus instructions have been stored away till recently.

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Making a Paper Dahlia
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Sewn Yo Yo Size Testers
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Car Air Freshener
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Craft Stick Shooter
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Making a Craft Stick Shooter
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Pretty Clay Rocks
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Wall Hanging From Old Screen Door
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Making Stuffed Animals
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Cross Stitch Project Advice

I have done many cross stitch projects in the past, but I have never done a blanket before. I have just found out I am going to be a grandmother so I decided to do a baby blanket. It is quite a large project and I am running into some problems.

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Father's Day Catch All Can
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Lee Ward's Cinderella Slippers Pattern

I'm looking for the Lee Ward Mills Cinderella Slipper pattern or a photocopy of the pattern. I have the mold and a partial crocheted shoe that my mother started, but the pattern has been reduced to crumbs and unreadable.

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Message Board
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Granny Square Crochet Dishcloth
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Crochet Cell Phone Hanger
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Crochet Coaster
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Privacy Poncho for Bathing Suit Changes
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Crochet Stuffed Mouse
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Cute Fabric Bow
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Artificial Water for a Decorative Fishbowl

What can I use in a glass fish bowl to put a couple fake fish in that would turn solid and clear to look like water with fish in it?

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Crochet Keychain Mini-Coin Purse
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Go Camping Father's Day Card
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Checkmate Father's Day Card
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Crocheted Flower Scarf
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Crafts Using Rocks and Minerals
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Paperless Grocery Shopping List
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Self Watering Pot
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Spirit Gloves
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Tunisian Crocheted Sponges
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Watermelon Dry Ice Explosion
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Make Capes from Favorite T-Shirts
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Multi-Purpose Lavender Oil Scrub
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Nautical Themed Fridge Magnet
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Embroidery Floss and Felt Color Code Chart
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Southeast Missouri State Cross Stitch

I am looking for a counted cross stitch pattern for Southeast Missouri State in Cape Giradeau, Missouri.

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Making a Fabric Door Silencer
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Repairing a California King Fitted Sheet

The elastic in a Cal king bottom sheet is to short. It came undone. My question is what is the length of the elastic used, in inches, for a Cal king bottom sheet?

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Website for Handcrafted Goods

I want to share with you a lovely site for handcrafted goods. The admins are a lovely couple and they put a lot of work and time into it. It costs 5 dollars a month and they don't take commission on the items you sell.

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Making a Yo Yo Book Weight
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Fun Yarn and Spool Necklace
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Adjustable Ribbon Bookmark
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Fabric Coffee Sleeve
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Making Yo Yo Pattern Weights
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Yo Yo Book Weight
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Yo Yo Pattern Weights
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Bread Package Clip Necklace
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Fabric Door Silencer
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Recycled Metal Yard Art
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Stackable Potato Tower
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Cleaning Up Spilled Glitter

What's the next best thing to use if you don't have dryer sheets for fly-a-way glitter? I don't use dryer sheets anymore, and right now I have glitter stuck everywhere!

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Making a Clay Pot Lighthouse

What size clay pots are used to make the large terra cotta light house -using 5 pots?

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Making a Chandelier from a Table Lamp
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One Handed Crafts
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Sweeter Than Cupcakes Mother's Day Card
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Using Acrylic Water
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Crafts Uses for Plastic Scarf Hanger Rings

I have a ton of the hard plastic rings that stores use to hang scarfs up. Does anyone have any ideas how to use them in crafts?

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Easy Candy Jar Gifts
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Waterproof Faux Stained Glass Recipe

How do you make faux stained glass with mod podge and food coloring?

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Decorating a Box Pleat Skirt

How can I make my box pleat skirt more full or blingy? I recently purchased a crop top with a peach orange full length box pleat skirt to wear to a Indian wedding. The problem is, I feel that the skirt is too plain.

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Graduation Announcements
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Making Greeting Cards

I need some legal advice. Can I make cards to sell at a craft fayre or in church using the pictures from shop-bought cards I have received?

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Candy Wrapper Covered Can
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Reusing Vintage Tins
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Finding a Pattern for Crocheted Adult Boots
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Homemade Mouth Rinse and Tooth Powder
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Lego Batman Costume (Body)
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Making a Safety Pin Hot Air Balloon
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One-of-a-Kind Father's Day Card
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Decorating Shoes With Duct Tape
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Making Jeans Plant Pots

I saw this project the other day, you just cut part of the leg off on old jeans, turn them inside out and stitch. I got that part, but forget how the square bottom was made. Can I see that project again?

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Pop-Up Thank You Card
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Golf Tee Bobbin Holder
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Putting a Tea Candle Inside a Large Candle

How can I make a hole in a large candle and put a tea candle in to glow and save the large candle?

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Rustic Country Wedding Invitation
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Felted Gift Soaps
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Marbling Paper

Can I use corn flour to make the size for marbling? I can't find cornstarch and the other methods are not in my price range at the minute. I need to know for my art project.

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Refurbished Vintage Breadbox
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College Cross Stitch Pattern

I am looking for a George Washington University cross stitch pattern?

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Crocheted Hangers
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Mark Opening for Turning a Sewing...
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Remade Hoop Earrings
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Should I Put Wire in a Concrete Mold?

I have a Texas shaped mold. I can't seem to keep the panhandle and south Texas from breaking off. I was told to put chicken wire in my mold for stability.

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Using Interfacing

I would like to know if fusible interfacing is breathable? I am making a bed cover and pillow shams with a woven-acrylic material. It is very breathable, but I need to find the right fabric to put just behind this woven fabric. I am looking for a breathable interfacing/fabric.

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Altering a Blouse to Make It Form Fitting

My daughter bought a pretty blouse, but it was too big on the sides of the blouse. How do I alter the sides with a sewing machine to make it form fitting? I am a beginner on sewing so if you can make it easy to understand that would be helpful.

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Altering Spaghetti Straps on Blouse

I have a blouse that that has spaghetti straps on each side of a top under it. The problem is that the wide bra where you fasten it in back, shows above the back of the shirt. How do I alter it so it won't show?

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Knitting Socks

I am knitting a basic sock pattern. The cuff, sock body, heel flap, and the heel shape have all been successfully completed ending with a completed row of knitted stitches. Therefore the yarn is on the right side of the heel flap. The next section is to make and shape the instep. This is where I find a problem.

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Pearl Earrings
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Making Paper Bowls
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Mini Carrot Table Runner
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Thank You Card
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Thread Spool Pin Cushion
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Concrete Planter
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Elegant Evening Earrings
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Knitting Abbreviations

Where can I find knitting abbreviations?

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Rock Candy Flower Bouquet
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Funky Mosaic Ball Decoration
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Roll Sewing Patterns Instead of Folding

Save those Christmas wrap cardboard tubes and roll your patterns instead of folding. You'll find they last much longer!

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Fruity Pebbles Easter Eggs
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Ideas for Recycled Crafts for Kids

I'd like to help my children make a recycled object that is both cute and takes little time. I want to use paper or cardboard. My boys are doing this project, so nothing frilly or pink. One son is in the 1st grade.

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Initial Canvas
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Paper Dahlia
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Paper-Covered Clothespins
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Safety Pin Bracelet
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