Teachers, school administrators and others who are responsible for decorating bulletin boards on a regular basis sometimes need new ideas to add interest to displays. A three-dimensional star is a good addition to bring attention to the exhibit. Sometimes known as a barn star, Amish star or nautical
Creating a homemade bandanna headdress makes for a fashion-forward trend or for an inexpensive costume accessory that draws from Native American culture. Native Americans wore various types of headdresses made from materials such as cloth, leather, beads and feathers to signify tribal events and tra
In 1833, Daniel Swarovski applied for a patent on his invention, a machine that cut crystal to a high standard of precision and clarity. Since then Swarovski has produced beautiful crystal items, from chandelier components to beads. Swarovski crystal beads are highly prized for the bright sparkle an
Making your own small gift box is a creative and inexpensive way to enclose a present. A hand-chosen scrapbook paper adds personalization to your gift wrapping, and the recipient will be grateful that you have gone the extra mile. Making a gift box from scrapbook paper is simple enough for a child t
A Guide to soldering jump rings when making Handmade Jewellery. Also a brief history into the use of jump rings.
Choosing the right Plastic Self Inking RubberStamps Are you in the market to source your next purchase of office, home or craft self inking stamps? Well this article might interest you and guide you through ...
Afghans are large crocheting projects that often require a great deal of time and energy to complete. It can take several weeks to create the main body of the Afghan. After that, you can choose to leave the edges unfinished, or you can add a border. This border pattern to finish the edges of your cr
Toddlers seem to go through hats by the dozen in cold weather. They soak them in the snow, throw them in a corner and misplace them all over the house. If you know how to do a simple chain stitch and single crochet stitch, you can make a basic striped hat for your toddler in an hour or two. This cro
With the technology available today, you can always be prepared with a card whenever you need one. It takes little effort to create a printable card using your home computer and preinstalled software. Extensive supplies are not needed and it will take only minutes to make a card for any occasion or
Video Transcript My name is Carol Hughes, I'm the owner of Custom Costumes of Rochester. I've been a costumer for 26 years, now, and this is how you turn into a flower for Halloween. my flower outfit is really simple and straightforward. The body is made out of a single, green unitard,...
Playing with slime is an entertaining and sometimes gross activity that kids really get into, especially when it glows in the dark. Making this homemade slime is a family project you can do on rainy days, sleepovers or any time you want to incorporate it into telling spooky stories. With just a few
As a bride or wedding planner, you want that special day to be perfect in every way, even down to the smallest detail. As the flower girl scatters her beautiful floral array, laying a path to the altar, you want the guests to ooh and aah at her sweet, cherubic appearance, from her dainty shoes to he
Rosary beads are a basic Christian bead craft.rosary image by Marek Kosmal from Fotolia.comWhether you're interested in making a special gift or you simply enjoy crafts, Christian bead crafts are a lovely way to express your Christian faith. The use of colorful beads made into Christian...
Seam binding provides a clean finish for the raw edge of a garment's seam edges and hem. Bias tape is a seam binding that looks like a ribbon with folds along its length; it allows flexibility when sewn to the hems of flared garments or bias-cut skirts. Bias seam binding can add a decorative touch a
Sometimes it is hard to find scarves that kids want to wear. They can be out of fashion or too bulky. Knitting a scarf for your child may solve this problem. Customize the scarf by choosing the pattern, colors and material and completing it on a rectangular knitting loom. Choose soft yarn in your ki
Easter baskets can be simple or complex in their design. Baskets that are woven require rigid spokes as the warp and flexible materials as the weft. The weft is woven into the warp to create the basket. These elements can be paper, fabric, cardboard, reed or willow. Other types of weaving include co
The fashion industry is a fast-paced, exciting and challenging business. With computer technology today, there are not only traditional methods available for clothes design, but a number of modern methods that can make designing your own line of clothes easier.
Many people use ceramic clay to construct pottery vessels, such as vases, pots, bowls, and mugs. However, ceramic clay can also be used to create beautiful earthen jewelry. For example, you can build your own ceramic beads that can be turned into a customized necklace that can be worn, sold at a fai
For chalk drawings that are brighter with a different, more textured visual effect, create wet chalk drawings. This type of chalk drawing is fun for everyone from preschoolers to adults. You can use wet chalk on paper, sidewalks or any other media you desire.
Fairies are quite popular in movies, books, toys and the imagination of children and adults alike. Fairy wings come in all sizes and it is particularly fun for children to add wings to their dolls at the same time that a parent is creating a set of wings for the child. By keeping the design simple t