Browsing Category

Arts & Crafts Business : Society & Culture & Entertainment

How to Use a Squirrel Cage in Weaving

A squirrel cage swift is a weaving tool that was created to eliminate the need to have a separate skein winder in addition to a swift. The squirrel cage swift consists of two skein spools attached to a vertical rod with a large base for stability. The primary purpose of a squirrel cage swift is to w

How to Make a Heart String Bracelet

A heart strand bracelet can be given to a friend or family member to symbolize how much you care. Experiment with different colors and make bracelets with a personalized feel. Create your own heart bracelet as a meaningful gift by following these simple steps.

How to Make Paper Angels

Whether for Christmas or any other time of the year, you can make these paper angels to give your home a heavenly touch. This is a great project to do with your children. It's fast and easy, and in no time you can have a whole host of angels adorning your home.

How to Dry Brush Highlights in Acrylic Decorative Painting

A blending error in your acrylic painting can result in a total ruin of your work of art. Drybrushing is a highlighting technique that will solve this problem. Smooth blending, for example, involves merging wet paints together and is exceptionally technical and difficult to accomplish. Drybrushing r

How to Make Knot Key Rings

Custom-made key rings can help you display your creativity every day. You can make decorative knot key rings in a variety of patterns with several different knots, so be sure to experiment with your string and key ring as you go. It may be difficult to get the hang of the knots the first time, so tr

Types of Cross-Stitch Material

Cross-Stitchembroidery 3 image by Kostyantyn Ivanyshen from Fotolia.comCounted cross-stitch is an enjoyable needlepoint craft. The needlework is all done in simple tiny crosses or X-shapes which combine to create a picture. Counted cross-stitch is used for wall hangings, clothing...

How to Tea-Stain Posterboard

Create an antique look on a piece of poster board with tea. Tea gives paper a brownish tint. The exact shade depends on the type of tea used. For example, if you use a red-tinted tea, the stain will have that tint. After the poster board is wet, it can rip easily so do not move it. White poster boar

How to Create a Sweatshirt

Making a sweatshirt is often one of the first projects taught to beginners in sewing, due to the simple design and fit of the garment, and also because it teaches beginners all of the basics of sewing clothing. The classic sweatshirt is a loose, long-sleeved shirt made from warm, comfortable fabric

Crochet Instructions for a Neck Warmer

The neck warmer is a functional winter accessory. The short scarf or cowl keeps the front and back of the neck area warm. Crocheted neck warmers are made to cover the ears and face in colder climates. It is a safe piece of winter gear for a skier, snowmobiler or child. Long scarves can get caught in

How to Paint Something Pearl White

Pearls appear to glow from within. Their luster comes from light reflecting off the pearl's round surface, and from light refracted by the pearl's inner layers into the colors of the rainbow, giving it an iridescent, or pearlescent, look. Natural pearls come in different colors and intensities, but

How to Sew a Locker Organizer

Lockers can get pretty messy and disorganized when students only have a few minutes to go between classes. Locker organizers are a good solution to this problem. They are easy to reach and have different pockets and compartments for all of your locker needs. Making your own locker organizer is eas

How to Paint Sneakers

You can transform plain canvas sneakers with a few paints, brushes and accessories. This tutorial will explain an easy, effective method to paint sneakers and shoelaces that will maintain the paint for a long time. You can add your own personal touch by using your favorite colors and unique patterns

Winter Wood Crafts

Making your own winter crafts can add delight and whimsy to any holiday decor. Spruce up your winter displays or give these as gifts. Wood crafting provides a media for making your own decorations that are long-lasting and personalized. These winter wood crafts can be made from items found at your l

How to Make a Hand Puppet

This simple hand puppet can be made from any type of fabric you like. Try using felt or cloth for people puppets and an appropriately colored fake fur for animal puppets.

Woodworkers' Guide for Making a Quilt Rack

Quilt making is a longstanding tradition of making beautiful bedspreads and coverings out of throwaway fabric scraps and tattered clothing. Displaying heirloom-quality quilts upon their very own quilt rack serves as a decorative home accessory as well as a secure place to neatly store quilts when no

Handmade Mug Rack

A handmade mug rack is a way to keep coffee mugs handy on the kitchen counter while still taking up a minimum amount of space. It also offers a way for you to display your mugs, and means you don’t have to bend or stretch to retrieve them from a cupboard or cabinet. Making one yourself allows

How to Make a Vest From a Brown Paper Bag

Whether you need an accessory for a cowboy costume or you're looking for something creative to do with your kids, consider making a vest from brown paper bag. Not only will this project allow the craft makers to express their creativity, but it also serves as a prop for imaginative play. With a few

Beautiful & Easy Earrings to Make

You can make beautiful earrings in minutes with the right supplies and techniques. You don't need any special skills or expensive equipment. For dangling earrings, select small beads and/or lightweight accents, such as plastic seashells or leaves. For stud earrings, select pretty stones or beads. Ma

How to Make a Margarita Cup Glamorous

If you're looking for a gift for a margarita lover or a way to make a birthday girl or bride's glass more glamorous for a party, decorating a margarita glass is a simple, personalized craft project. You also can decorate margarita glasses for a special party; this helps guests tell their glasses apa