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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 …

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 …

Marvellous mosaic

The versatile mosaic can transfer a humble object into a thing of beauty. Mosaic may not be the most popular hobby out there, but that’s because it’s not for the faint hearted. This craft (or art) form is more difficult to master than many other leisure …

Creative forces

Art and crafts are closely related activities. For the most part of history (up to the 16th century, some say), no one made a distinction between the two. In some cultures, the unity persists to this day. And even in cultures where art and crafts have …

Crafty and craft-wise

Crafty There is place on bidorbuy for amusing, eccentric or even absurd listings; after all, that is the stuff that tales are made of. There is even a section on the forum devoted to weird, wacky or funny items. However, listing a Nothing, actually, fifty …