General Crafts & Projects

General Art & Crafts Tips and Projects

Free Crafts Projects & Tips

  • Gourd Craft Project Pyroengraved Clock By Bernadette Fox

    Gourd Craft Project

    By Bernadette Fox

    Bernadette Fox is a young gourd artist and crafter from Michigan who began gourd crafting when she was 10 and began selling her work when she was only 14. Today, she makes all sorts of gourd items and decorates gourds with many different techniques. She frequently says that gourd crafting is only limited by ones imagination! Bernadette sells her original gourd pieces over the internet and at her family’s roadside market. She also makes many customized gourds....

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  • Homemade Wreaths

    Homemade Wreaths

    By Michelle Jones

    If you'd like to learn how to make your own floral wreaths at home then this is the article for you! I made this pretty spring wreath in about 20 minutes, and although it may not be perfect, it's still quite beautiful on our front door! And... I saved over $30 by making it myself!

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  • Crackled Cream Frame with Dried Flowers

    Crackled Cream Frame

    By Lesley Dietschy

    This pretty frame is very quick and simple to make. Place your favorite picture in it or give it away as a great gift.

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  • Scrappy Yo-Yo Placemat

    Scrappy Yo Yo Placemat

    By Lesley Dietschy

    Create these charming placemats for your dining room or kitchen table using handmade Yo-Yos. It's a great project to use up your fabric scraps or you can buy fabric to match your decor.

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  • Ribbon Flower Frame

    Ribben Flower Frame

    By Amanda Formaro

    While this craft is too intricate for little fingers, it makes a great gift for a grown up to make for a little girl in their life. The supplies are inexpensive, and may even be lying around the house.

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  • Making a Child's Handprint on Ceramic Tile

    By Dy Witt

    Your child's handprint on a tile is a work of art that amazes you in the years to come. How could their hands ever have been so small? This is a fun craft to do with a group of moms and their kids, one child per adult works the best.

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  • Create Pretty Recycled Notepads From Junk!

    By Lindsay Small

    This is how to turn brown paper, paper bags and any other paper scraps into cute and useful notepads and scribble pads. It is simple to do, so even little children can help! They make great little presents and if you start to save your paper now, you will have a good collection in no time. Set aside a box for collecting half-printed pages from the desk, paper shopping bags, scraps of pretty wrapping paper or wallpaper samples, and put them to good use!

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  • Gift Baskets – A Gift For the Person Who Has Everything!

    By Donna Hamer

    Ever wondered what to give the "Person Who Has Everything"? A Gift Basket could be just the thing. Have you been from shop to shop and thought "Yes This is It" and then discounted the gift because it wasn't really what you wanted.

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  • How to Make Your Own Soap Favors for Weddings and Baby Showers

    By Criss White

    Want to make soap as a gift for your party guests? Here are some simple tips for making soap gifts and favors...

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  • Make A Stunning Dried Hydrangea Wreath

    By Valerie Garne

    Dried hydrangea wreaths are so beautiful and versatile in a home, and a lot of fun to make as well...

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  • Easy To Make Cloth Gift Bags

    By Catherine Pulsife

    I can remember my mother saving wrapping paper to reuse. However, I can also remember that when she went to reuse the paper, it was wrinkled and torn. Recently a friend of ours gave us a gift that she put in a cloth gift bag that she had made. The cloth gift bag is great; we can recycle it over and over again. If it gets dirty or wrinkled, we can wash it, and it is like new again. After talking with my friend, I decided to make one of these cloth bags. It was so simple, and easy to make.

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  • Picture Frame Crafts For Your Kids Party

    By Patricia B. Jensen

    One of the most popular party favors is a framed picture of the party guest taken at your kids party. He or she could be showing off a silly hat or party costume, performing an outrageous party game stunt, or wearing a face full of frosting and ice cream...

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  • Uses for old denim

    By Roxanna Ward

    If your family is like mine, we live in denim. From denim jeans to denim skirts. We have plenty of denim in our house. With three children, we go through plenty of clothes. Two of these children being boys, many of these clothes are worn out before grown out of. So I found myself with a lawn and garden garbage bag full of no good denim. What is a frugal mother to do?

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  • Ten Easy Crafting How-To's and Tips

    By Monica Resinger

    Here are ten easy crafting how-to's and tips with a little something for everyone. I hope you find them helpful, inspiring and fun.

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  • Make-it-Yourself Flower Pot Wind Chimes

    By Patricia A. Ziegler

    These natural-looking flower pot wind chimes will add a touch of charm to any porch or breezeway. They are simple to make, and can be left out in all weathers. Best of all, they cost you nearly nothing!

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  • A Word of Advice for the Beginning Crafter

    By Eileen Bergen

    Even though my site is fairly new, I have been getting letters from crafters looking for advice on how to get started selling their wares. I thought that this letter and my answer would be of interest to anyone beginning a new home business.

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  • How to Air-Dry Flowers

    By Monica Resinger

    Air-drying flowers is a simple, fun hobby that can save you money by providing free material to make dried flower decorations for your home or to give as gifts.

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  • Making Your Own Gift Baskets

    By Susan Sanders-Kinzel

    Gift baskets are a great way to make a personal gift for family or friends. You can also use up some things around the house.

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  • Organizing Your Craft and Sewing Supplies

    By Rachel Paxton

    If you're a weekend crafter like me, you probably have a lot of crafting odds and ends laying around that get all jumbled together depending on what project you're working on at the moment.

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  • Easy Patchwork Fabric-Covered Gift Box

    By Rachel Paxton

    Patchwork fabric-covered gift boxes are an easy, affordable way to dress up any gift package. They're also great for storage. Total preparation and assembly time for this project is approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the size of the shoe box.

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  • Easy Fabric-Covered Photo Album

    By Rachel Paxton

    These thoughtful, inexpensive keepsakes are easy to make and personalize for any friend or family member...

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  • Create Themed Gift Baskets

    By Susan Sanders-Kinzel

    Gift baskets are a great way to make a personal gift for family or friends. This article includes many ideas of containers and themes to help you get started on a gift basked for everyone on your list. Gift baskets can be a lot of fun for you and the recipient and don't have to cost a lot of money.

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