Crafts

The world of crafts is a place to develop and stretch your creative muscles in new and exciting ways as you make projects or gifts. Whether you are painting with oils or watercolors, playing photographer in a beautiful outdoor setting or even in your own kitchen, making Christmas gifts, or scrapbooking several years' worth of photos, you are expressing creativity and making something unique and special.

If you've already set foot into the crafting world and fallen in love with a particular craft, perhaps needlework or card making, you'll find our craft articles quite useful in developing your ideas and talent. You may discover helpful information or tips which will continue to improve your crafting experience and make it even more enjoyable.

If you've never been much of a crafter but would like to become one, our craft articles can open up this wonderful, exciting world of creative expression to you. Who knows? You might become the next art supplies addict at your local craft store - or, you might fall in love with cake decorating, quilting, soap making, ceramics or another exciting creative outlet.

The crafting world is practically unlimited in its scope, with so many ideas, projects and supplies! Browse through the many articles available and allow them to make your craft world a larger and better place.

More Crafts Articles

  • How To Make Palm Tree Decorations

    Add tropical flair to your patio or pool for a party or just to add to the summertime fun with these Palm tree decorations.
  • How To Make Bulletin Boards

    You can make your own bulletin boards to decorate a space and keep everyone informed about the goings on around the home or office.
  • How To Make your Own Shoes: Shoe-Making Tips

    Step out with shoes no one can match when you follow these tips to make your own shoes.
  • How To Do a Gift Wrap Prank

    If you are one of those people who think that a gift is only judged by how extravagant and expensive it is, then you are mistaken. You can still make your gift...
  • How To Powder Coat with Multiple Colors

    Powder coating metal surfaces makes the paint powder stick better to the surface. It also gives the surface a polished and professional look, which is why it is the...
  • How To True Up a Wood Lathe

    A wood lathe is a machine that holds and rotates wood about a horizontal axis against a tool that forms its shapes. It has been the foundation of wood-working shops...
  • How To Thread a Sewing Machine

    A sewing machine tends to get into jams and other problems when threading is not done properly. Different sewing machines might have different features, but the...
  • How To Take Great Headshots in Photography

    For television and film actors, models and theater performers, a great headshot can be instrumental in landing that new role. While there are many professional...
  • How To Spin Mohair Yarn from Goat Hair

    Mohair yarn can be made using goat hair. The specific type of goat that produces this kind of yarn is called the Angora goat. These goats produce very fine and very...
  • How To Create Playground Equipment for a Model Train Layout

    Setting up the area in your basement or attic for a model train layout has given your kids a reason to express their thanks for creating another area where they can...
  • How To Use Wood Clamps

    Woodworking projects are almost impossible to complete without wood clamps in the picture. However, with the number of clamps available for woodworking, it is almost...
  • How To Store Scrapbook Albums

    Making scrapbook albums is a hobby you can get into. More and more people are becoming interested in the art of making them simply because it is a great way to pass...
  • How To Create Unique Wedding Invitations

    Wedding invitations makers have hundreds of templates to choose from. Just plug in the names of the bride and groom and the details of the wedding and you are done!...
  • How To Use Molds in Candle Making

    Candle making can be a lucrative business or a delightful hobby to engage in. Many people make their own candles at home. Not only do you get choose the shapes you...
  • How To Use Molds in Ceramics

    Pottery making is a fun craft to do. Many enthusiasts can spend hours working with clay materials to come up with different designs. If you like working with ceramics,...
  • How To Use Modeling Clay Texturing Tools

    Working with modeling clay gives you much flexibility. Because the clay is soft and pliant, you can form it into just about anything you want. To add more depth and...
  • How To Use the Embroidery Easy Punch Machine

    Embroidering using a punch needle is also known as thread painting because the look and the feel of the output are very similar to that of oil painting. The concept is...
  • How To Use Zigzag when Sewing

    A zigzag stitch is usually done to seal a seam to prevent the material from fraying. Doing this kind of stitch is fairly easy, as long as you know how to use a sewing...
  • How To Shop for Bargello Needlepoint Supplies

    The origin of Bargello needlepoint embroidery is traced from Florence, Italy where a row of chairs with stitch designs was found in the palace of Bargello. History on...
  • How To Use the Veiner Tool in Leather Working

    Leather working or leather carving is the process of adding design and dimension to the surface of leather using a variety of carving and stamping tools. Adding...
  • How To Set Up a Box Joint Jig

    One simple alternative to the more popular dovetail joint is the box joint. Both joints are classic and have sturdy methods to connect two pieces of stock. There are...
  • How To Use Rope in Decorating Projects

    If you want to add a rustic yet creative feel to any space, then why not use some rope in your decorating projects? It’s fun, inexpensive and easy to do. With a few...
  • How To Use a Singer Merritt Sewing Machine

    Although Isaac Merritt Singer was not the inventor of the sewing machine, the improvements he made in its design was so important that even though many had had sewing...
  • How To Re-Stuff Leather Cushions

    Adding leather cushions to your decoration at home is a great thing to do for the sake of sophistication and accent. The more the leather cushions are exposed to...
  • How To Use Chicken Wire Creatively

    Chicken wire is, as the name indicates, a material used to make poultry enclosures and cages. It is made from flexible galvanized wire in different gauges. The...
  • How To Use Circular Crochet Hooks

    Circular crochet hooks appear as two separate crochet hooks connected by a long coiled cable. The cable is crucial since it allows you to hold stitches used in Afghan...
  • How To Trim Boxwood Hedges into Designs

    You can tell a lot about people by the way they maintain their gardens. The amount of detail and care people put into their gardens and hedges reflects on the...
  • How To Use Aluminum Bending Brakes

    Thanks to Alfred L. Ercoline and Kenneth B. Wilton, the aluminum bending brake was invented and patented in 1968. The invention of this machine led to a revolutionary...
  • How To Use a Pedal Sewing Machine

    Do you have an old pedal sewing machine at home? Well, you may want to learn how to use them. Pedal sewing machines do not need any electricity to run. Your feet will...
  • How To Tie Dye Sheets

    Tie-dyeing can transform a plain cloth into a colorful and zestful fabric sheet. Your imagination is your only limit. You can use your tie-dyed masterpieces to...
  • How To Use a Buttoneer

    A Butoneer is a handy gadget to have. It saves you the trouble of having to sew buttons onto your clothing by simply using this gun like device. It’s small, compact...
  • How To Sew a Simple Travel Jewelry Case

    A simple travel jewelry case is a convenient vessel and storage for all those little trinkets that you wear and bring along for emergencies. It protects your jewelry...
  • How To Sew with Velvet

    Velvet is one of the most elegant fabrics out there. It is a very light fabric that feels very good to touch. Velvet can be made from silk or cotton. Synthetic types...
  • How To Sew Washcloths to Make Hand Puppets

    Reusing old things to make crafts is a fun and inexpensive activity to do. Not only this, you will also be helping and teaching your children to be...
  • How To Sew Leather on a Standard Sewing Machine

    Leather is a very difficult material to sew with. However, because it is durable, it can be used for many things in your home or to make clothing. There are sewing...
  • How To Sew a Quilt in a Weekend

    A quilt just gives off that homey, warm feeling because you associate with something mom or grandma used to make. You imagine that they made it lovingly with their...
  • How To Sew a Horse Blanket

    Do you own a horse? Do you know someone who owns a horse? Maybe you have been toying with the idea of making your own horse blanket, for your own horse or as a gift....
  • How To Sew a Cummerbund

    Originally from India and was originally called a “kammerband” the cummerbund is a gartered belt worn and is part of a tuxedo and is worn during formal...
  • How To Sew a Collar

    A collared garment is very versatile because you can wear it casually or in semi-formal occasions. Collared shirts never go out of fashion and are a great way to make...
  • How To Sew a Canvas Bag

    Canvas bags are great because not only are they multi-purpose but they are also strong and sturdy. These bags are great for going to the beach, taking for picnics and...
  • How To Sew a Baby Blanket

    Baby blankets keep your precious package all snug and warm during the cold months and serves as a great mat to play on during the summer months. A lot of these baby...
  • How To Sew a Pouch Bag

    There are just some kind of bags that do not go out of style. Pouch bags have become a standard in women’s collections. May it be due to the fact that it is very...
  • How To Sew a Pocket Protector

    Pocket protectors are casings that can contain writing instruments like pencils and pens. They are portable and convenient as they are able to fit in the breast...
  • How To Sew a Pillow with Lace Trim

    You need not to get stuck with the kind of pillows you buy from the stores. There are other ways to make them more decorative and tasteful. One way is to add lace...
  • How To Sew a Necktie

    Wearing a necktie gives your formal suit that extra boost to stand out. This is why most men who know and value the benefits of making a great impression take longer...
  • How To Sew a Messenger Bag

    A courier or messenger bag is very much like a tote bag with zippers and storage pockets. This type of sack is designed to be worn with a strap over a shoulder and the...
  • How To Sew a Men's Suit

    Men’s suits could range from sports jackets paired with slacks to the more formal jacket, dress shirt, vest, and pants combo. If you plan to undertake sewing for a...
  • How To Sew a Kippah

    A kipa or kippah is a platter-shaped cap worn by Orthodox Jewish boys and men in order to comply with the customary obligation to always cover their heads. Although it...
  • How To Sew a Window Seat Cushion

    A window seat is a design you may want to add on your home if you love spending your free time watching the surroundings outside while staying inside the house. If you...
  • How To Round Braid Leather

    Whether it is a twine, leather, or a rope, you can always do a round braid no matter how many strands you have as long as it has an even number and the material you...