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When your house is plagued by a lighting fixture that doesn't fit your style or hasn't been replaced since the 1950s, an inexpensive and simple way to update your style is with a paper lantern. Paper lanterns come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, and they can be used in place of your curren
Bare plaster walls must be sealed before they receive a top dressing of paint or wallpaper. Plaster is quite porous. And when paint or wallpaper adhesive is applied to unsealed plaster, the pores soak up a considerable amount of the moisture making the job much more difficult. A sealant fills and se
Children enjoy making and delivering valentines.valentine card kid's art image by robert mobley from Fotolia.comPreschoolers enjoy delivering valentines to friends and teachers, typically during a Valentine's Day party at school. Children can store valentines in customized mailboxes...
Quail blocks attract quail and other birds into your backyard. You can buy them in wild bird shops or make these blocks yourself in the comfort of your own home. An insect-eating species, quail prefer mixes rich in protein. The trick is to formulate the quail block to attract mostly birds, as oppose
You can make useful or decorative household items from shredded paper.splashing out image by Scott Liddell from Fotolia.comA little bit of creative recycling can go a long way when you find new ways to use shredded paper. You can get crafty with some unusual art projects, or treat your...
Crocheting is knitting's simpler cousin, as it uses only one hook instead of two needles. In some ways, crochet is more versatile than knitting, as it is easier to make three dimensional objects with crochet stitches. Crochet is quicker than knitting, as the stitches are generally larger and looser.
Fabric yo-yo flowers are a fun craft to do at home and use for various other projects, such as decorating wreaths, tote bags or for other mixed-media art projects. These colorful flowers are made using any type of fabric you like, from solid colors to intricately detailed patterns. The type of fabri
Deep blue sapphires are highly prized.saphir et diamants image by pgm from Fotolia.comSapphires are famous for their brilliant blues and crystal clarity. However, they come in a range of colors from white to yellow, pink and black. Sapphire sources are concentrated in Asia, with Kashmir...
It's annoying when your favorite socks spring a hole where your toe sticks out or your new slacks separate where the seam didn't get stitched properly. Remedy small sewing problems with a darning stitch. You'll be able to wear your favorite items in no time. Just read the following steps to learn th
Native American beaded fringe is a stylish feature on many types of clothing, including Native American costume. The fringe is actually made up of the material from the clothing item itself, so the only other materials are the beads themselves. You can create a beaded fringe on your own clothing ite
Lanyards can be entertaining projects for kids while at home or away at camp. They make nice gifts for adults who can use them as key chains, bracelets or necklaces. Lanyards are usually made with a diamond stitch out of soft string or pieces of leather. They can be any color or variety of colors an
A signature tells a story about the signer, and that story can be fantastic with a few embellishments. A special writing instrument or a vibrant color will add a personal touch. But you can also vary your technique and give a signature extra confidence. Whether signing professional correspondence or
Crochet is a wonderful way to make warm and fashionable accessories for your winter wardrobe. Crochet a hat using thick and bulky yarn for a project that can be stitched in an evening. This easy-to-crochet hat is worked in the round and is done in the style of a cloche or beanie. Make several as qui
Jewelry making crosses time and cultures, and is even used to mark status or as money. More recently, crafting jewelry at home has been a popular pastime. Combined with making one's own clay beads, beautifully unique jewelry pieces can be created. Using a clay bead roller assists in easily making be
Designing an egg drop project can be a fun and interesting way to learn about many scientific principles, such as gravity, mass and force. The goal of an egg drop competition is to create a mechanism that allows an egg to be dropped from varying heights without breaking. At first glance, it may se
Video Transcript My name is Carol Hughes. I've owned Custom Costumes of Rochester for 25 years now. Today, I'm going to demonstrate some basics of costuming to you. How to make a Christmas angel. This is an unusual angel. We use just the coat which is a beautiful white brocade and it's...