Want a craft project that's beautiful, practical, sweet smelling, and fun? You'll love making these heart-shaped lavender and rosebud homemade soaps! The O'Neil sisters teach you how to make soap, add color and scent, and embed rosebuds. This handmade soap can be a great party favor for a bridal shower, a Valentine's Day treat, or just a way to add a little elegance to your guest bathroom. The lesson includes a suggestion for a darling presentation when giving these soaps as gifts.
Why spend your money on a store-bought greeting when you could have fun making your own personalized stamped card? This lesson lays out what you’ll need and demonstrates how to do it. Grab some card stock, glue, cutting utensils, a stamp set, and some stationery decorations. Pick out your favorite colors and graphics and write out your own greeting. You'll be a card designer in a just minutes!
Learn how to make a beaded necklace with dangling crystals. This lesson teaches you what tools and materials you'll need including what headpins and chain to use. You will learn how to make wrapped loops to attach the beads to the chain. You will also learn how to put a clasp on chain and give your necklace a professional finishing touch. Take what you've learned here to design your own dangling bead necklace!
You don’t have to pay for an expensive case to protect your glasses. Make one yourself with this lesson on how to make a glasses holder out of a tie. Even if you’re prone to losing them around the house - use a bright patterned tie and your glasses will never be lost. All you need is needle, thread, scissors, a button and a cheap old tie! It’s a quick and easy do-it-yourself craft that you’ll be telling your friends about.
These spiders are so easy to make. Great project for schools, libraries and daycares (watch the under 3 year-olds that they don't put the beads in their mouths, noses or ears! Can be made with any pipecleaners and beads (body bead must have a large hole). Great for Halloween! Can be used as decorations or attached to your Halloween costume or as a hair ornament!
Let your cake decorating skills come into full bloom! Global Sugar Art teaches you how to create rose cake decorations out of gum paste. Learn two different methods of making these sugar flowers: one by cutting out each petal individually, and one by using a cutter that creates a bunch of five connected petals at once. These delicate ornaments can be completely edible, since they don't require a wire.
Great beading project for children or adults for Rosh Hashanah. Very easy to make with wire and beads. You can make Star of David ornaments, earrings, pendants, bookmarks and more. You can use any size beads to make them small or large.
This button necklace is an adorable, quick and easy DIY gift that takes about half an hour to complete. No special expertise is required, just some buttons, ribbon, and a little finesse. Learn how to thread your ribbon, create a felt backing to stabilize the button arrangement, and tie off the ribbon into a gorgeous finished necklace (or bracelet)! When you're done, you'll have the perfect holiday gift for all your crafting friends.
Are you having trouble knitting in the round? Learn how to make a smooth color change in circular knitting - known to the experts as a jogless color change. Use a knitting marker and learn to knit your first color change row into the previous color to disguise the knitting spiral. Tie up loose ends sooner than later and thread them to duplicate the back of a stitch for a smooth seam. Here’s to a seamless change!
Ever wondered what a floating bead necklace is? In this DIY jewelry-making lesson, the O'Neil Sisters show you how to string beads on clear wire so that they appear to "float." You'll also learn how to finish a multi-strand necklace and attach the clasp. It's so elegant, it can be worn for formal occasions - or you can dress it down by wearing the necklace with a tank top and jean jacket. It also makes a great gift for bridesmaids - you can match the beads to your wedding color!
Tired of scrapbook styles that only highlight one photo or require expensive decorations? Kiwi Lane Designs brings you a whole new style of scrapbooking based around framing your pages with matching paper borders. See how templates, borders, and layered paper can create a great, balanced look that leaves room for plenty of photographs. Framing with the smaller templates is also great for decorating cards or mini-albums.
These spiders make beautiful gifts and are easy to make. The spider is a remarkable figure of feminine energy and creativity in the spirit animal kingdom. Spiders are characterized by the skilled weaving of intricate webs and patience in awaiting their prey. By affinity with the spider spirit animal, you may have qualities of high receptivity and creativity. Common meanings for the spider spirit animal or totem are: patience, receptivity, feminine energy, creativity, weaver of life’s fate.
Learn how to make a beaded lariat necklace you can wear so many ways! This lesson teaches you what tools you'll need and how to use them. You will learn how to make wrapped loops and how to attach the crystal beads to the ends of the chain. You'll also learn different ways to wear this easy necklace that doesn't need a clasp.
Create soothing scented guest soaps from scratch, right at home! Part of their series on how to make soap, the O'Neil sisters show you how to make flower-shaped soaps with chamomile (or any herb) suspended within the soap. Learn how to mix, scent, color, and add the herbs, then pour your soap into a mold and cure it. Also get tips on attractive presentation to show off your hard work!
Great DIY project for your wedding. Beautiful silver heart wedding cake topper with crystal beads. Easy to make. Great gift idea. Made with copper wire and facetted glass crystal beads in different size. Can be made with colored beads. NOTE: Can use 16 gage wire for the heart if using lighter beads or 14 gage wire (thicker) for heavier beads.
Have fun learning basic flat needle felting techniques by needle felting basic free standing shapes and designs onto fabric with cookie cutters. In this free felting tutorial, Marie Spaulding of Living Felt demonstrates easy and fun projects for needle felting designs onto a denim jacket, pair of jeans, tote bag or other fabrics. You could also needle felt a baby mobile and other fun gifts.
You've bought a bouquet of flowers at the store, but how do you take that jumble of stems and turn them into a beautiful flower arrangement? In this lesson, uBloom teaches a very literal shortcut: cutting the stems short to fit in a low vase, bunching all the blooms together and inserting stems at angles to support one another. This technique makes it easy and fun to arrange flowers nicely, and the lesson includes tips on tools you'll need and how to prepare the the water and flower food.
Have fun learning basic shapes felting techniques by needle felting basic free standing shapes into fun projects. In this free felting tutorial, Marie Spaulding of Living Felt demonstrates easy and fun projects by needle felting basic ball shapes, folds, tubes and other shapes. These basic needle felting techniques will get you started making your own awesome projects! Complete felting supplies list and resources included.
Making great-fitting garments begins with accurate measurements. Taking measurements is the first step in any sewing project, and a single inch can make or break the success of a DIY dress, shirt, or pants. This lesson demonstrates how to measure a bust, waist, hipline, sleeve, neck, and more. You’ll also learn how to read pattern sizes, which vary considerably and are completely different than retail sizes. You’ll be making expertly fitted clothes before you know it.