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Fun Crafts Projects For Kids

Fun Crafts Projects For Kids

Craft projects use fun tools.Kids Art image by Vanessa van Rensburg from Fotolia.comEncourage your kids to explore their creativity with craft projects. There are several tools and materials children can use to create crafts. Many projects can be adapted to any age or skill level. Some.........[Read More]
How to Tack Quilts

How to Tack Quilts

Tacking a quilt is different from quilting a quilt top. Basting is often referred to as tacking, but it is not. Tacking can be done by hand or machine, if your sewing machine has a tacking stitch function on it. Most tacking is done using a heavy thread, embroidery floss or yarn. It can also be done......[Read More]
How to Mark on Black Fabric

How to Mark on Black Fabric

Black fabric poses a challenge for those who want to embellish it with a pen, marker or other writing utensil. The best way to write or draw on black fabric is to use a fabric marker for permanent markings and a chalk pencil or hem marker for temporary markings. The latter is often washable and idea......[Read More]
How to Copyright Your Bead Designs

How to Copyright Your Bead Designs

Obtaining a copyright on your bead design is as easy as designing your project on paper, or completing your project, regardless of whether or not you submit a form to the U.S. Copyright office. However, registering your work with the government has the benefit of proving ownership and better protec......[Read More]
How to Make Duck Decoys

How to Make Duck Decoys

Duck decoys are an integral part of duck hunting. They lure ducks into the water with their realistic look, especially when combined with a good duck call. You can buy decoys at sporting goods stores but this can get expensive over time. If you are a skilled wood carver, it still can take hours to m......[Read More]
Arts & Crafts Project Ideas for Outside

Arts & Crafts Project Ideas for Outside

Make autumn crafts out of acorns.PIle of acorns image by palmer530 from Fotolia.comOutdoor arts and crafts projects stimulate creativity by using natural materials such as pine cones and leaves. These types of crafts encourage people to enjoy the seasons and make items out of what the.........[Read More]
How Does a Stencil Work?

How Does a Stencil Work?

Types of StencilsYou can go to your local craft store and buy a stencil for creating beautiful works of art or just putting lettering on your mailbox. Stencils are just cut outs of letters or objects that you can place on a surface to trace, paint or stain the object and then remove the.........[Read More]
How to Frame a Madhubani Painting

How to Frame a Madhubani Painting

Madhubani painting is an ancient traditional folk art, which comes from the Mithila región of Bihar in India and parts of Terai in Nepal. Traditionally it is done by village women and ancient versions were usually painted on mud wall huts during a ceremony or important life event. But current a......[Read More]
How to Make Your Own Machine Embroidered Patches

How to Make Your Own Machine Embroidered Patches

Logo, emblem and insignia designs are often made into embroidered patches. Although most of these patches are small, by creating an original design and coordinating it with the machine's embroidery field dimensions, the patch specifications are altered. For narrow stitching fields, the patch is divi......[Read More]
How to Dye Cotton Yarn

How to Dye Cotton Yarn

You can dye your own yarn at home to make the exact color you need for a project. Dye any natural- or light-colored cotton yarn a darker or brighter color. The easiest way to dye cotton yarn is to use a commercial dye product designed for fabrics, available from the grocery or craft store. You can u......[Read More]
How to Make Your Own Disney Shirts

How to Make Your Own Disney Shirts

You can save a lot of money designing your own Disney T-shirt. This is a fun project that you can do at anytime of the day. It requires only a few supplies and Internet access. This project also lets you show off your creative skills by making one-of-kind Disney apparel.......[Read More]
How to Remove Paint From Decking Boards

How to Remove Paint From Decking Boards

Paint on decking boards adds color to the wood and helps protect it from the outdoor elements and wear from foot traffic. Unfortunately, paint on outdoor decks tends to wear out and chip or peel over time. When paint becomes old, homeowners may have to remove it and reapply a new paint or finish to ......[Read More]
Video: How to Make a Dollhouse Miniature Antique Shop

Video: How to Make a Dollhouse Miniature Antique Shop

Video Transcript Hi, my name is Ashley Lucas and I'm the artist and crafty girl behind Ladylucas.com. Today, I'm going to be showing you how to make a dollhouse miniature antique shop. For your antique shop, there's three very important elements, the structure, the furniture that goes.........[Read More]
How to Find Patterns to Make Birthday Banners From Fabric

How to Find Patterns to Make Birthday Banners From Fabric

Birthdays are landmark events, and decorating for the big day makes it feel even more important. In some households, special banners are used each year on family members' birthdays. Other families have singular decorations that are used year-in and year-out for birthday parties. No matter what tradi......[Read More]
How to Build a Pop Up Display

How to Build a Pop Up Display

Children who adore storybooks will get a kick out of pop-up displays. When a pop-up display card or book is opened, an image pops out at you. These displays can be whatever theme you like, such as hearts for Valentine's Day. For a Valentine's Day card, for example, you can add candies onto the paper......[Read More]
How to Make Crude Soap at Home

How to Make Crude Soap at Home

Soap has been around for some 5,000 years, but it is only in the last two centuries that scientists have refined it into the many varieties we use today. Basically, soap is a combination of sodium or potassium salts with fatty acids. This mix gives it the ability to clean, because soap itself dissol......[Read More]
How to Build a Wooden Quilt Frame

How to Build a Wooden Quilt Frame

When sewing a quilt, it can be difficult to keep all the layers together. Some quilters use an embroidery hoop, while others use wooden frame made of lightweight wood like pine. A wooden quilt frame keeps layers of a quilt held tightly together for stitching. The quilt is attached to the fabric of t......[Read More]
How to Make a Tuxedo Birthday Card

How to Make a Tuxedo Birthday Card

A tuxedo birthday card is a creative card design that you can make yourself and present to the smartly dressed man in your life. If the birthday boy is a James Bond fan, this card could also go over well. Using origami is a quick way to create the tuxedo design without having to cut out lots of diff......[Read More]