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How to craft with broken china

Believe it or not, there is one small step from “Oops, I broke a plate!” to “Look at my work of art !” With appropriate equipment, some skill and a lot of patience, it is possible to give broken china (or porcelain) a second life. Consider these …

Transfer your photos to wood

Got some time on your hands? Select a few favourite photos and transfer them to wood panels! You will be creating lovely family mementos, and with some practice perhaps even true pieces of art. There are several techniques for transferring images to …

Get crafty with wood blanks

Do you feel that taking up a craft hobby would improve the quality of your leisure time, but worry about biting off more than you can chew? Consider wood blanks. Their beauty is in their versatility. They come in a wide range of shapes. They also lend …

DIY Christmas photo booth

It’s nearly Christmas, which means it’s time to eat, party, celebrate and sleep! If you want to add some fun to Christmas and make it even more festive than what it already is, why not create your very own Christmas photo booth? This blog post will give …

How to do mosaics

The ancient art of mosaics has a long history that began in the 3rd millennium BC. The history of this art form can be found in a variety of different religions and cultures throughout the world. The presence of mosaics in early times was found among the …

Tools for drawing

There are various tools that you will need to invest in before you can start drawing.   First, you need something to draw with. Pencils come in different  graphite grading scales, known as the HB scales.  All pencils have numbers and letters …

How to macramé a friendship bracelet

First of all, let’s tackle the pertinent question: why would you even want to macramé a bracelet?   We’ll give you three reasons, each better than the next:   because you want to give a friend a meaningful gift, but have no …

Knit a pair of mittens

Once you start, you probably won’t be able to stop. Then you can sell your extra mittens on bidorbuy. A pair of hand-knitted mittens is (or should be) the birth right of every child.  Mittens are an essential part of a kid’s wardrobe. Some even say that …

How to crochet a doily

It’s a long time since doilies have been considered in vogue. The small crocheted decorative mats were used to protect surfaces such as arm and headrests in homes of grandmothers the world over. These days, however, with the help of crafty platforms such …

Ideas for your mosaic projects

Almost any surface will look prettier if you stick a few mosaic tiles on it. Find a short tutorial on how to do it in this article and buy all the equipment and materials you need on bidorbuy, in mosaic section.   When it comes to where to stick …