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DIY 3D Digitizer

Digitizing your own designs is fun and interesting. It's a learning curve for sure, but once you understand the fundamentals you will be able to digitize multiple types of designs.You will save money because digitizing your own designs is less expensive than having to purchase predigitized ones. The...More...

How to Print Digital Scrapbooking

For people interested in learning how to make scrapbook layouts with their computer, the most common concern involves how to print digital scrapbooking pages at home. Although it's easy to order prints of your pages from most major online photo developers or have them bound into a custom photo book,...More...

How to Do Plastic Lacing Patterns

Completing plastic lacing crafts provides an entertaining activity while also creating a useful item that brings the extra satisfaction of knowing you made it yourself. Plastic laces can be braided together in a variety of styles, with each style best suited for specific craft types. The circle stit...More...

How to Tie Types of Knots

Whether it be tying shoes, fastening clothing or securing equipment, knots play a significant role in our daily lives. Learning how to tie different knots can aid you in activities such as camping, boating or fishing, among others. Practice tying different types of knots so that you will know how to...More...

How Do You Build a Glass Display Case?

If you are a collector, having a glass display case can really show off your collectibles. It also functions to protect your items from dust, theft, and accidentally knocking them over. There are some beautiful cases out there, but they can be realy expensive. If you have the time, some simple to...More...

What Is a Counter Sinker Holder?

Countersinking a screw is a standard skill that most carpenters and construction workers learn relatively soon in their careers. Countersinking will allow you to screw together materials such as metal or wood without the annoyance of screw heads protruding from the surface. Screw heads can catch on ...More...

The Best at Home Crafts

Crafting at home can be relaxing and therapeutic. There are many choices available to you. The best at home crafts will not require too much money or supplies. They will also be simple enough that you can stop in the middle if you can't finish in one sitting....More...

How to Make a Fleece Blanket by Tying Knots

Knotted fleece blankets are an easy craft project for anyone, whether you're a seasoned crafter or someone who is just looking for an easy first-time project. The simplicity of this project means that no special tools are needed, and it is a great craft to do with children. Make these blankets for y...More...

How to Make Your Own Homemade Glow Sticks

Knowing how to make your own homemade glow sticks will help you save money while your kids have tons of fun. Kids love glow sticks for Halloween, 4th of July and other late night holidays. Make your own glow sticks that last much longer and can be turned on and off in the convenience of your own h...More...

How to Make a Hypertufa Lantern

With the right mix of Portland cement, fine-textured mason’s sand and sifted peat moss, you can make a versatile, long-lasting building material for garden ornaments. Hypertufa is easy to work with and resembles stone. Using Portland cement instead of heavier, coarser prepared cement is key to...More...

Spider Web Crafts

Most kids may scream and run when they see a real spider, but that won't stop a lot of them from enjoying making their very own spider webs. Whether creating webs for spooky Halloween decorations, glittery cards or just for fun, there are easy projects for kids of all ages to complete....More...

Silkscreen Crafts

Silkscreen printing is a form of transferring patterns onto fabric or other materials, using a frame, screen and stencil or blocking substance around which dye is applied. Developed from earlier forms of printing in Asia, silkscreen printing began in Britain in the early years of the 20th century. ...More...

Video: How to Make a Dinosaur From Food

Video Transcript Hi, my name is Ashley Lucas and I'm the artist and crafty girl behind Ladylucas.com. Today, I'm going to show you how to shape food to look like a dinosaur. Okay, for this project, we're going to need one large unpeeled carrot, several toothpicks, two cloves, four......More...

How to Tie Dye a Leaf

Tie dying projects are commonly done with garments or paper. However, nature provides other items that can be tie dyed, such as the leaf of a plant or tree. Select a leaf from an indoor plant or tree from outside the home to tie dye using food coloring. Display the tie-dye leaf in a picture frame to...More...

Satin Styles

Satin, most known for its lustrous sheen and smooth feel, is a fabric woven from filament fibers like silk, nylon and polyester. The shine is created using a number of floats, or missed interlacings, throughout the fabric. Satin comes in a number of different weaves and weights, each best purposed f...More...

How to Make an Origami Sunflower

Sunflowers, which are native to North America, are often associated with summer. They're popular because of their cheerful, yellow color, and the fact that they grow so big and tall. Unfortunately, because of the flower's need for high levels of sunlight and warmth, it can't survive indoors. However...More...

Adult Art Activities

A common apple becomes the raw material for doll crafts.apple image by lefebvre_jonathan from Fotolia.comAdults seem to enjoy making arts and crafts as much as kids do. However, time constraints and the protest, “But I’m not an artist” prevent them from doing many......More...

How to Laminate Cards

Decide which laminating process is for you. There are two main options for laminating cards including cold press laminate and hot press laminate. Cold press laminate is simple to use, and you do not need any additional equipment. Laminating machines do a higher-quality laminating job than cold press...More...

How to Miter Quilt Frame Corners

The final step in completing a quilted blanket or wall hanging is to apply a binding to cover the raw edges. The continuous binding method allows you to create mitered 45-degree corners similar to those found on wood picture frames. Make continuous binding before starting the binding process by sewi...More...