A messenger bag purse is longer than it is wide, relatively thin and has a flap to keep the contents of the purse inside. The bag can be made strong enough to carry heavy textbooks and an inner layer of cotton batting can be added to provide a cushioning layer when carrying your laptops, iPods and o
Printing on ceramics make a plain container something special.ceramics vase image by JoLin from Fotolia.comPrinting on ceramics, whether handmade or purchased from a ceramic store, can make a plain dish, mug or container a work of art. Glazes and under-glazes can give an artist the...
Wooden crafts range from simple, rustic designs to elaborate windmills with moving parts. There are many types of unique wooden craft patterns to help you decorate your home indoors or outdoors or to celebrate a special occasion. Wooden crafts make great gifts that are personalized and one-of-a-kind
Knotting between beads is often done with pearls and gemstones, so that if the strand breaks, the precious beads don't roll every which way and you can minimize loss. It also can be done purely for decorative purposes. While it may seem complicated at first, if you get everything set up right to beg
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
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
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.
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
Radio controlled airplanes have been part of my life since I was in high school. I have always loved the challenge of building and flying radio controlled airplanes.
A double crochet is one of the foundation stitches of crochet. It is used alone and in cluster stitches, and is relatively easy to do once you get the hang of it.