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Get crafty with wine corks

Wine corks are among the most versatile materials for craft projects. No wonder! They have a wonderful texture and add a touch of nature to any room. Plus, they are readily available and easy to work with. Make sure you are working with real corks, not the …

Craft projects with pressed plants

Would you like to have on your wall some pressed flower decorations that look like this: Of course you would! Creating craft projects and works of art with pressed flowers and leaves is a wonderfully absorbing hobby. Of course, the creative part …

Seashell crafts

Craft projects that involve seashells are really and truly for everyone, because you can make them as simple or as complex as you wish. So, get ready to gather some seaside treasures during your next trip to the shore and turn them into keepsakes and …

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 …