Crafts

A somewhat forgotten pastime that many people share, the arts of knitting and crocheting are making a comeback as of late. It is calming and relaxing, so that is why we have decided to bring it to you! Below you will find links to several how-tos on how to crochet and knit, different patterns, plus Pinterest is one of your best friends in looking for...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interesting technique for displaying photography (or any fun image you have) is to transfer it onto another surface using Mod Podge.       Mod Podge actually has its own product for this- “Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium,” but you can use any regular version (I’m using plain matte finish Mod Podge). The essence of this project is to leave the ink of a printout on the...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Make liquid chalk that has raised edges like puffy paint and strong enough to hold designs longer than regular chalk.     *Warning*  - if you have a brand new or a lightly colored driveway this has the potential to stain the driveway !     This makes enough for one bottle - use it all in one sitting because it is not intended to keep for longer       Materials:   Flour (1 cup)   Water (1 cup)   Dish-soap...

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Good for collages, customizing your notebook, or just as a fun diy project, tape transfer stickers are a method of image transfer using clear tape. There are multiple ways to do image transfers and all move ink from the paper to a new surface. This process is one of the easiest! You will need: Packing tape (or other clear tape) Printed images or magazine clippings Scissors...

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Have long distance friends and family? Pinterest has blown up with string art gift ideas. This state outline project is a fun way to show someone you miss them.   Materials:   Wood nails (small) thread tape hammer paper with design / outline printed on it   Instructions:   Print the outline of the state on a piece of paper and tape this to the wood.           2. Outline the state with your nails (follow the line). The closer the...

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At the IRL’s wood shop, you can cut elaborate designs into wood using a CNC laser cutter. At home, you might not have that kind of equipment but you likely have the tools necessary to make basic designs using the same principles. Believe it or not, a magnifying glass is all you need! Magnifying glasses can imitate the lasers on laser cutters by amplifying the...

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Running out of easy craft ideas to do with siblings and friends? Classic potato stamps are an oldie but a goodie. Create some great new designs for cards or fabric.       Supplies:     Potatoes Knife Cookie cutter paint or ink pads       Step 1. Cut potato in half       Step 2. Choose a cookie cutter to make a shape or draw on the potato free hand. (I chose an acorn cutter and did a free hand star to show...

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We love puzzles of all sizes and difficulty, especially now in quarantine. They are a fun way to spend time with loved ones or to exercise your noggin. While many are engaged in puzzle swaps with friends and family, some puzzles you love so much that you want to save and put up as a decorative item.    Here are Four different options:     1. Buy pre-made puzzle glue....

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Some bottle caps have designs that you want to carry around with you, and after this tutorial you will be able to do just that!   A couple of materials you will need include: a bottle cap a marker a hammer safety pins.   Make sure that your safety pins are long enough to go through the bottle cap and connect. You’d hate to make the holes on the bottle cap...

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Bleaching clothes is coming back into style. There are hundreds of tutorials on youtube and tik tok; but here is one that you can easily do at home with some black clothes and cleaning products.   I love this style because bleaching black fabric gives you a rusty orange color that stands out and gets me excited for Halloween.       Materials:     Black clothing (cotton) Rubber Bands Gloves Cleaning Solution       Create/twist spirals into your...

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