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Birdhouse Centerpiece Ideas

Birdhouses usually hang in trees to offer birds a place to make their nest and have their young. Birdhouses may be painted and decorated in many ways. Plain wooden birdhouses can be turned into decorative centerpieces for a number of different occasions, from a wedding to Halloween, with a little cr

How to Replace an Overhead Fixture With a Paper Lantern

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

Handy Tips To Get Started In Model Railway Layouts

Tips To Improve Your Model Railway Layouts Projects That doesn't stop them from wanting to learn about Model Railway Layouts, even though most people don't have an ounce of creativity in their bodies. Maybe you're ...

Preschool Valentine Box Crafts

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...

Things to Make with Shredded Paper

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...

Instructions and Guide on How to Crochet Stitch

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.

How to Make Fabric Flowers or Yo-Yos

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

How to Make Smelly Jelly Candles

If you've made your own candles before----or even if you haven't----you'll love making jelly candles. They're fun, pretty and appropriate for children to make if properly supervised.

How to Do a Darning Stitch

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

How to Use a Clay Bead Roller

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

Janome 3022 SP Help

Janome is a familiar name to sewing machine users worldwide. Originally known as New Home sewing machines, Janome quickly gathered a reputation for excellent value, ease of use and reliability. The 3022 SP is one of Janome's top-rated models.

How to Tell If Gems Are Real

With gemstone prices on the rise, more collectors and consumers are hesitant when making their purchases for fear of false stones. The first inquiry collectors and consumers investigate is whether gemstones are real. Forgers have created clever replicas and synthetic stones to closely mimic the trai

How to Make Skyscrapers From Milk Cartons

Recycle milk cartons to create a cool cityscape of your own. Making a miniature city can be a creative project for kids and, if you have a few craft supplies, you won't have to spend a dime on materials. Use it as a play setting for action figures and small model cars, or as a model of a city for a

Facts About Recycling Corrugated Cardboard

Decades-old recycling programs exist on a large scale in many neighborhoods. Most people understand of the importance of recycling, but do not know the specifics of how it works and why it is important. Corrugated cardboard is one of the most highly recycled items.

Ideas & Instructions for Things to Make Out of Candy Wrappers

When Gary Duschl made his first gum wrapper link in 1965, he just wanted the longest chain in his ninth grade class. Duschl's 12-mile-long chain earned him a spot in the Ripley's Believe or Not! museum. Your child can transform a basic wrapper chain into a multitude of crafts and handmade gifts. She

Video: Refine Tip of Nose in Wax Sculpture

Video Transcript Still refining on the shape of the nose a little bit one of the things that I want to do at this point is just make sure that the tip of the nose is refined. And at this point I'm going to use my heated blade and gently scrape away the areas that are unnecessary. Now...

How to Revive Dried Play-Doh

How to Revive Dried Play-Doh. Play-Doh can keep a child,occupied for hours on end. However, as with any toy, the Play-Doh artist may forget to put it away. The result will be a hard, crumbly lump that doesn't look much good for anything. However, it's easy to revive the Doh into playing shape.