Making A Coconut Leaf BroomNatural fibers, such as broom corn, have long been used to make brooms. Despite the fact that many commercially manufactured brooms are now assembled using synthetic bristles, you can still make one at home. If you have a coconut palm in your yard, this project may be just the one for you. Give it a try using the tutorial provided.
Making a Daily Activity CalendarLife sometimes has a way of overwhelming us and making it difficult to get organized. The tutorial on this page offers a solution, by detailing how to make your own daily activity calendar.
Making a Felt Heart Hair ClipGather some red felt, a heart shaped template, hair clip, and some embroidery floss and a needle to make this felt heart hair clip. It is quite easy to do and fun to wear. Add embellishments as desired.
Making a Bamboo RainstickIf you have ever heard the beautiful sound made by a rainstick you will want to try this project. The detailed steps make this an easy craft to undertake. Once done relax to the sound of the rain falling.
Creating a Tie Dye Notebook CoverThis tutorial will show you how to make a fun tie dye notebook cover. The pattern is created on bond paper and then glued to a notebook or folder.
Make a Cute Fox from ShellsCreate this very cute bit of decor using mussel and scallop shells. The complete craft with photos, a supplies list, and instructions can be seen below.
Pom Pom Craft IdeasPom poms can be used in so many crafts for all seasons. This page gathers up a variety of pom pom craft ideas from spring chicks to Halloween bats, plus home decor projects including a rug.
Making a Plate Stand?When you have a special plate that deserves a stand, a bent wire clothes hanger might just serve the purpose. Old forks can also be repurposed to make a sturdy stand.
Keychain CraftsMaking keychains is a great craft project of adults and children alike. This page contains an assortment of keychain crafts.
Making an Exercise JarTo increase your daily activities, make an exercise jar from a recycled food jar. List simple exercises on Popsicle sticks and them place in the jar. These quick and fun activities help keep you on task.
Making Salt ClaySalt clay is inexpensive and easy to make. It is often used for kid crafts and Christmas ornaments. Mix salt, flour, and water, knead, and it is ready to shape and bake. Adding alum makes the dough harden when left out to dry.
Making a Mini Flipflop KeychainThis mini flipflop keychain is as much fun to make as it is to use. Gather up your foam scraps from other projects and get stated using the instructions that follow.
Making a Wall Memo Clothespin BoardDecorate an old CD and attach clothespins to create a useful wall memo board. You can paint or decoupage the clothes pins or leave them natural. The instructions and photos needed to make this project can be found on this page.
DYI Wine Bottle HolderIf you are comfortable using a saw, sander, and a propane torch, which is optional, you too can make this self balancing wine bottle holder. Made from scrapes of 2x4 wood, they are inexpensive and would be really nice gifts.
How to Make Apple Bunnies and FlowersLearn how to cut up apples to resemble bunnies and flowers. What a nice way to serve this nutritious fruit snack.
Making a Dragonfly ClothespinDecorate a spring style clothespin and add wings using pipe cleaners, Popsicle sticks, and more to create these cute dragonfly clothespins. Add a magnet and use on the fridge or for attaching a card to a gift. You can probably find other uses for them.
How to Make Fabric Covered Display BoxesTo create pretty display boxes try wrapping empty boxes with fabric, just as you would a gift. Add ribbon and bows if desired. If you use pins or water soluble glue then the boxes and fabric can be reused later.
Revamping a Lunch BoxDon't buy your child a new lunchbox just because their choice of themes has changed. Apply your artistic talents to creating a "new" lunchbox by painting it with their favorite new superhero or film character.
Making Binder Insert ArtOne way to fancy up an old binder is to create an insert to slip into the front and/or back pockets. Old magazines and scrapbooking paper are great options to get started.
Making a Zigzag 3D PhotoThis is a good kids' project for grade schoolers. The instructions and accompanying photos can be found on this page.
Turn a Photo Into a Colouring PageUsing the free photo editing app, Prisma, you can transform a photo into a fun coloring page. Learn how on this page.
Owl Craft IdeasOwls are a good motif for various types of craft projects, from kids' crafts to outdoor garden art. This page contains owl craft ideas.
Making a Button Lined TrayDecorate a simple wooden tray with a burst of colored buttons for a pretty display piece. Add a layer of resin or a piece of plexiglass and it becomes a serving tray.
Decorated Seashell Jewelry DishesAdd some paint, glitter, and craft pearls to large sea shells to make these pretty jewelry dishes. They are great to give as gifts or as craft fair items.
Making a Balloon Paper Clip TopperIt is fun to make little toppers for paper clips. Try this 3D balloon project made from sticky note paper. Use it as a bookmark.
Making a Paperclip Charm for a Zipper PullIf the pull tab on a zipper breaks or comes off, you could have a bit of fun and make a replacement. This page contains steps and photos for making a glittery paperclip charm zipper pull.
Crafts Using Hot GlueYou might be surprised how many crafts can actually be made using hot glue. Perhaps you are decorating for Halloween, or want to make a cute inexpensive basket, coin purse, or pendant. Here are some crafts you can make using hot glue.
Making Yarn Covered HangersThere are a number of varying techniques for making yarn covered hangers. This page offers some ideas. These make fun gifts, as well as, being quite useful to the maker.
DIY Cell Phone StandsYou can buy a cell phone stand at a retail shop or on-line, but if you get your creative mind engaged you can repurpose something your already have or make an inexpensive stand yourself. This page contains DIY cell phone stand ideas.
Making Rainbow LollipopsA fun edible craft that uses crushed, melted hard candies to make beautiful suckers. The rainbow lollipops are gorgeous when held up to the light.
Making a Totoro Inari Sushi Edible CraftCraft this Japanese character with food. This "inari sushi" is rice wrapped in a delicately sweet fried tofu.
Making Stenciled ArtworkStencils can be purchased and then used in crafts, decorating furniture, etc. If you wish you can also make your own stencil for that special project you are working on.
Making Your Own StampYou can make your own unique stamp for your crafting activities from a variety of materials, including sheet foam, TP tubes, bottle caps, and vegetables to name a few. The posts below offer suggestions and tips for making your own stamps.
How to Make Edible Olympic MedalsA foil wrapped chocolate coin is the edible part of these fun to make medals. Read on to see step by step instructions and photos for making edible Olympic medals.
Making a Waterproof Washi Tape Bag TagThe steps and accompanying photos found on this page will guide you through making a waterproof washi tape bag tag. It is perfect for a child's backpack.
How to Make a Mug Holder with Goody CompartmentUsing craft/Popsicle sticks you can easily make this cute mug holder with a goody compartment. Use it yourself or gift it to a friend or family member.
Personalizing Your Cell Phone CaseTake any clear phone case and personalize it with any photo. The image can be changed out as often as you like with very little expense.
How to Make a Bunny from ShellsYou can make a cute bunny from scallop and mussel shells with your glue gun and acrylic paints to draw the face.
Frog Craft IdeasFrog crafts are popular with children and adults alike, especially as bathroom decor. Containers, decorated soap and greeting cards all can be made for gifts.
Elasticated Ribbon BookmarkRibbons in your choice of pattern and color joined with elastic hair bands are the basis for this fun to make bookmark project. Learn how to make elasticated ribbon bookmarks here.
Craft Ideas Using Drinking StrawsPaper and plastic drinking straws can be used in a variety of craft projects, including wall art and jewelry. Read on for some craft ideas using drinking straws.
Making a Lollipop Bouquet GarlandThese cute, tasty lollipop bouquets can be worn around a child's neck as a gift on a special occasion. This is a page about making a lollipop bouquet garland.
Paperclip Bookmark Craft IdeasPaperclips make great bookmarks but why settle for a plain one? You can add small decorations to regular paperclips to make them fabulous. A great craft project for kids, teens and tweens.
Paper Towel Rolls as Yarn OrganizerUpcycle a cardboard tube into one of these handy yarn organizers. You can use a different one for different colors of yarn to keep everything convenient for the project at hand.
Making a Computer Monitor Corner DecorationUsing a technique similar to making corner page bookmarks, you can make this decoration to personalize your computer monitor. Learn the basics for making a computer monitor corner decoration in this page.
How to Make a Fabric Needle HolderA cloth needle and pin holder you can fashion to keep our supplies organized in a drawer or to take along with you to a sewing class. This is a page about how to make a fabric needle holder.
Revamp an Old Headband with RibbonBraid narrow ribbon in your favorite colors or patterns and glue onto an old plastic headband for a totally new look. This page shows you how to revamp an old headband with ribbon.
Recycled Greeting Card and Lace Bookmark CraftA handmade bookmark is the perfect gift for a friend or family member who enjoys reading. This example begins with a pretty, recycled card cut to size and then decorated with an edging of lace. This is a page about making a recycled greeting card and lace bookmark craft.
Adding Labels to Water BottlesPutting a personalized label on your or your child's water bottle is not only a fun addition, it is also helpful in keeping track of it at work and play. This is a page about adding labels to water bottles.
How to Make a Craft Stick Earring HolderPaint or use the pre-dyed craft sticks from your local craft store to make this cute holder for your French wire style earrings. This page shows you how to make a craft stick earring holder.
Vase Filler IdeasVases can hold many other things besides fresh flowers. You can use a vase or jar to create a table decoration filled with marbles, stones, coins or dried beans. Top with fake or dried flowers, leaves or grasses. This is a page about vase filler ideas.
Spray for Felt on DIY Puzzle Board?Is there a spray you put on the felt to keep the puzzle pieces from falling down, when your puzzle board is on a easel? Online puzzle boards that are for tabletops or on rolling tables state the felt has a special spray, does anyone know what that is? I have a bad neck and can not bend over, so using an easel will work for me.
Scented Holiday Candle Wax Fire-StartersSawdust, wax, essential oils, and some paper baking cups are all you need to make these fragrant fire starters. Make yourself some and then some for gifting. This is a page about how to make scented holiday candle wax fire-starters.
Painting a Snowman and Snowwoman's Face on Mugs?I had a crafting magazine that had instructions on how to paint a snowman and snowlady on blue cocoa mugs. Does anyone still have this?
Making a Cardboard Dog HouseIn a covered or indoor location, making a cardboard dog house can give your dog some inexpensive privacy. This is a page about making a cardboard dog house.
Hanging FolderThis Avery shipping label packaging is made from thick and sturdy cardboard. You can easily customize this into a hanging folder for your wall. I ended up using this as a place to organize my bills so I know to pay them.
Laundry Room Sock Matching SignDon't you hate it when your socks get separated, then when you finally find one, you could have sworn you've seen its counterpart somewhere around the house, but you're not sure where?
Yarn Love Bug CraftThis cutie is made using fancy yarn, a Styrofoam ball, and some other easy to get or on-hand craft supplies. This is a page about making a yarn love bug craft.
How to Make a Shaggy Bow Hair ClipCombine lace and ribbon to make this pretty hair bow clip. This is a page about how to make a shaggy bow hair clip.
Stencils and Crayons for Making EtchingsStencils make beautiful additions art! I have found that putting the stencil between two pieces of blank paper, and using a crayon over the stencil, makes a beautiful decoration for scrapbooks or art journals. This is also a fun activity for kids to do when they feel like being creative.
DIY Necktie HangerYou can make this necktie hanger for under $1 (mine came out to $0.50). It keeps several ties hanging straight and nicely organized. A great gift for Dad or any special guy in your life!
Making a Flower PenMake girly pens with materials you can see at home or at work. This craft I'm going to make is made with some things I found around at work while I waited for the break time to be over.
Woven Ribbon HeartYou can make a beautiful little heart out of 4 strips of ribbon. It just takes a few weaves and a bit of hot glue. I like to use these on my homemade greeting cards, or glue a pin on the back to use as a brooch. You can use 2 colours of ribbon if you like. This works with all ribbon widths.
House Address Sign Using Glass NuggetsMy daughter just bought a house and needed an address sign. I asked if I could make it. It was fun!
Wood Lovers' Initials String ArtAfter Valentine's Day, I bought a couple of heart shaped wall decor panels for 90% off (.59 cents from $5.99). I decided to design one of the panels with my fiancé and my initials. I really liked how it turned out and what's awesome is that this project cost less than $2 to make.
Fur Jacket Keepsake Craft Ideas?I am looking for ideas for making keepsakes for myself and 5 sisters from this fur jacket of my mom's.
Tea Cup Pin CushionHere is a cute and decorative way to use and display pins.
Making a Decorative Portable Pencil SharpenerThis is a page about making a portable pencil sharpener. If you don't want to permanently attach your wall-mounted pencil sharpener, here is a more portable solution.
Plants vs. Zombies Inspired Mini StoolMy son is a huge fan of Plants Versus Zombies. With limited art materials I have come to gather some things that would make a mini stool that looks like one of the plants in PvZ - the Ice-Shroom.
Using a Plastic Bottle as a Paper Cup DispenserYou can cut a plastic bottle to make an inexpensive paper cup dispenser. Using a plastic bottle as a paper cup dispenser is easy and only takes a couple minutes to make.
Identify Old and New Felt-tip MarkersI had an older broad tip marker in my craft supplies. I am going to make some pumpkins with markers, but knew this one was half spent. When I got two new ones, I wanted to make sure I could tell them apart. So I marked the older one with a "minus" and the two newer ones with "pluses".
DIY Toast TongsSometimes toast is hot and difficult to pull from the toaster. Use these DIY toast tongs to get you toast out without burning your fingers.
Use a Hollow Book for Hiding ItemsCreating a hollowed out space inside a hardcover book is one way to make a hiding place for jewelry or other items. This is a page about how to use a hollow book for hiding items.
Glittered Glass Coaster Made from Hot GlueI never thought about how fun it is to work with hot glue until I came upon so many ideas for creating useful crafts out of it.
How to Make a Coin Purse from Hot Glue SticksHot glue sticks can be melted into a sheet that is then cut to shape and made into a coin purse. This is a page about how to make a coin purse from hot glue sticks.
Transparent Labels for JarsI cleaned up a Nutella jar and decided to reuse it as my personal drinking glass so I printed out my name and labeled the jar. It looks better and neat with the transparent tape.
Quick Bookmark for Book Club MembersIf you have ever joined a book club, you will know that the first time getting together might be a bit awkward, as the members do not know one another yet, and the conversations might seem a bit strained. Here is an easy craft to use as an introductory exercise to get the book club going!
Pouch with Easy Tap Phone CaseI have always thought of having a money pouch with a built-in phone case where I don't need to pull it out every time I need to use a phone.
Picture Frame and Plastic Canvas Earring HolderDecorate a photo frame and add a piece of plastic canvas to make a cute personalized earring holder. I got tired of digging through my earrings to find the pairs, so I made picture frame that could hold my earrings in a decorative manner.
Making EZ Stretchable Hair CombsYou can save money on these popular hair styling combs by making them yourself. This is a page about making EZ stretchable hair combs.
Ponytail Holder Made of Scrap MaterialsDigging into my room to dispose of some things, I saw this bundle of garter along with some unused dresses. I detached a piece of lace from an old skirt and started to think of ways I could make use of it. I tried making a hair elastic with these scraps.
DIY Message Board for Your KidsA message board that let's you communicate expectations or chore duties to your teenage kids, even if you are not at home, can be very helpful. This is a page about making a DIY message board for your kids.
Spiral Felt Flower CraftThis cute little felt flower is easy to make and can be used as an accessory or decoration. This page contains a spiral felt flower craft.
DIY Handy ToteSome items are too heavy or bulky to easily carry. With some strong fabric such as heavy denim you can make a useful tote. This is a page about DIY handy tote.
Making Ribbon RosesRibbon roses are easy and inexpensive to make and can be used to decorate clothing, other crafts, made into a brooch, and more. This is a page about making ribbon roses.
Peaceful Cat Grayscale Coloring PageGrayscale coloring is the latest trend in adult coloring. It is suitable for both novice and experienced colorists, and is a wonderful way to take your coloring to the next level. The shading and highlighting have already been added, therefore it can greatly improve your coloring skills.
Creating Inspirational RocksPull out that container of pretty rocks you have collected over time or go for a hike and pick up a few. Add an inspirational message with a permanent pen and give them as gifts and keep some for yourself.
Hairy Monster Paperclip BookmarksMake some of these fun bookmarks to use and give as gifts along with a book. This is a page about hairy monster bookmarks.
Punched Paper BookmarkAppropriately this project uses a page out of an old book as a background. It's fun to make and can be quickly produced in bulk for craft fairs or charity sales.
How to Find Scrap Lumber for Wood CraftsWhen you find a business or person who regularly works with wood, you may find a source for crafting wood scraps. This is a page about find scrap lumber for wood crafts.
Homemade Coat Rack with NamesYour kids or grandkids will enjoy having a special place dedicated to them to hang their coats or backpacks. This is a page about homemade coat rack with names.
Mardi Gras Mask Door HangingI found this mask for .59 at my local thrift store. The beads are from the dollar tree so the whole thing was 8.59. It could be cheaper if you have your own beads and just get a cute mask from the dollar tree, but I couldn't find any beads anywhere but new.
Snowman Bottle Cap MagnetCollect up a few supplies and you are ready to start making these cute magnets. Change the image and they can be made for any holiday or season. This is a page about snowman bottle cap magnet.
Making Button MagnetsFinding crafts to make from buttons in your stash or an especially nice one you bought for just the right project is a common event. One quick easy craft is a magnet. This is a page about making button magnets.
Making Hard Candy Rose PopsThis is a page about making hard candy rose pops. Leftover hard candy can be fashioned into rose petals and leaves. When attached to a wooden skewer it creates a beautiful edible flower.
Making a Bouquet of StarsThis is a page about making a bouquet of stars. Wooden stars can be painted and decorated then twisted with wire onto stems to make a whimsical bouquet decoration.
Making a Zippered Earbud CoverThis is a page about making a zippered earbud cover. Protect your earbud headphone's cord with this cute zipper project.
Homemade Laptop SkinsThis is a page about homemade laptop skins. Make your own personalized skin for your notebook or laptop computer.
Making a Photo Frame Ring HolderThis is a page about making a photo frame ring holder. A tiny photo frame can be decorated and made into a unique holder for your rings.
Making Paper-Covered ClothespinsThis is a page about making paper-covered clothespins. Decorating plain clothespins with fancy paper is a fun way to make fridge magnets and other useful clips.
Making a Hand Shaped Paper FanThis is a page about making a hand shaped paper fan. This unique paper fan is made in the shape of your hand.
Making a Sharing Jar for the ClassroomThis is a page about making a sharing jar for the classroom. A classroom sharing jar helps to organize the students' input and questions so that all of them can be addressed.
Making Paper Clip Photo Frame BookmarksThese tiny paper photo frames on a paper clip make simple, but unique bookmarks. This is a page about making paper clip photo frame bookmarks.
Making a Count-Up Calendar BoxThis is a page about count-up calendar box. Similar to an Advent calendar, this box allows you to count the days to a special event.
Using Furoshiki (Japanese Wrapping Cloths)This is a page about Furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloths).Furoshiki can be a fun and functional way of wraps gifts for any occasion.
Making a Canning Jar Utensil HolderThis is a page about making a canning jar utensil holder. Canning jars can be used to help organize areas of your house.
Melted Crayon MasterpieceThis is a page about melted crayon masterpiece. Some interesting artworks can be made by melting crayons onto a canvas. They can be simple or more complex.
Making Grapefruit PotpourriThis is a page about making grapefruit potpourri. Release a luscious citrus aroma into your home by making your own dried grapefruit potpourri.