DIY Decorating on a Budget with hand-dyed Hydrangea Blooms

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:: How to hand-dye Hydrangea Blooms and place them into Fall Decorations :: As part of our ongoing series of beautiful decorating on a budget, today, Tammy from One More Time Events, shares some wonderful DIY ideas by re-using and altering some summer accessories as a base for early Fall decorations. Here Tammy focuses on […]

DIY Vignette with Recycled Bottle Candle Holder

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Fun summer recycled crafts project: Quick, Easy and Fun Candle Stick Holder with recycled soda pop bottle.  This DIY project at FineCraftGuild.com is written by contributing author Tammy Henderson from OneMoreTimeEvents.com.     Hi Everyone! Today, I thought it would be fun to share a fun project  using  a recycled carbonated bottle.   While enjoying […]

Best Summer Craft Books for Kids

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We are featuring lots of cool crafts for kids yearround. Now in summer, as I don’t want kids to be hoovering around the computer all day, my suggestion is to go beyond Pinterest for a change and refer back to some good-old Summer Craft Books for Kids .   Summer Craft Books for Kids are […]

Tips for Making Beautiful Flower Images

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Do you want to make better pictures of tulips? Or capture the beauty of other flower images? Here are some great tips on how to raise your flower photography from average snaps to excellent flower shots. In Spring, I make a point of visiting tulip festivals. Picture taking seems to naturally attach itself to visiting […]

Half Square Triangles Quilting Technique, Class 15

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This is Class #15 of tips for quilting beginners. In today’s workshop we will learn how to create half square triangles to make dazzling larger triangle quilts out of them. There are some basic techniques for quilting triangles. Over the next few weeks quilting Instructor Janeen van Niekerk will walk us through the various steps […]

Thrifty Craft Supplies

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If my 50+ ‘Earth Day’-crafts & DIY projects got you interested, you probably like this article on using recycled and free art supplies. I find personally, that a mixture of ‘already have’, ‘find’, ‘recycle’, and ‘store bought’-supplies work best, as well, you can’t recycle glue after all. Inexpensive Art Supplies When you think of recycling, […]

Fun Summer Craft Ideas

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This article features the Best Summer Crafts Ideas from the prior 2 linky parties. Each of these are fun projects for home decorators and/or their kids to do this summer. Summer Recipes 1. Healthy Recipes :: 6 Delicious Smoothies Let’s start with summer recipes. The first article explains how to make different healthy & yummy […]

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75+ Mason Jar Crafts: only Awesome Projects

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Best roundup of the most stunning, unique, clever, beautiful and practical re-purposed mason jar crafts. Mason Jars are today’s most iconic glassware. They used to be just called canning jars. Add Your Own WOW-est Mason Jar DIY Projects This ‘family photo album in a mason jar’ is my latest addition to the mason jar collection. […]

Quilt Glossary for Beginning Quilters

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The Complete Quilting Glossary for Beginning Quilters

This Complete Quilting Glossary for Beginning Quilters constitutes our 14th workshop with Quilting Tips for Beginners. This series of how to make a quilt is taught by Janeen van Niekerk.  We now have the complete quilting glossary for beginners, with the Quilting Terms A-Z for beginners from last week’s class.  Essentially, reading  these new terms […]

Quilting Terms for Beginners

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Today’s the 13th free quilting class with tips for beginners, guided by Janeen van Niekerk.  We’re giving everyone two weeks more to catch up on finishing the first three quilting projects: the fussy cutting project, the ‘beginners quilt, or ‘miracle’ quilt as I call it, and the modern quilt or ‘pixel’ quilt, as Janeen calls […]

Easy Handmade Jewelry For Girls :: Beaded Friendship Bracelets

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We have featured several jewelry-making methods of friendship bracelets to date. This beaded friendship bracelet just is a perfect addition now that summer is approaching. Cute girls / teenagers need something to do when they are lazing around on the school or back yard.  And you might want to join in. These easy-to-make friendship bracelets […]

How to Create a Fathers Day Vignette for a Golf Loving Dad

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This article is written by guest writer Tammy Henderson. She’s a regular contributor to FineCraftGuild. We’ll feature a new post by Tammy every Monday morning with how to update your home by creating a seasonal vignette, ideally made with pre-owned and recycled goodies.   When Tammy suggested to teach us how to create a Fathers […]

How to Make a Lap Quilt – Quilting Class for Beginners #11

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:: The quilt-making workshop today is part of a series for quilting beginners. Two weeks ago, we started making a modern lap quilt and today we are going to take the next steps. Next week we’ll finish it off. It will be so exciting seeing the end result of your own lap quilt. I can’t […]

Easy DIY Bottle Vase Centerpiece

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I am sure you saw this guest post yesterday about How to create a Spring Vignette with layers of glass? Such an elegant but homey style. Recycled glass can take on so many different styles however. A while back, I posted these lovely DIY walnut-stained wooden sconces with bottle glass, as vases or candle holders.  […]

LINKY PARTY: Original Fathers Day Cards & Gift Ideas

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Hi All! Today is linky party – DAY. Love celebrating it. I thought of a theme for toay, so you can all hang your hat on something. I came up with Father’s Day. I love the holidays of all kind but when it’s ‘involved’ and has to be handmade, I prefer to start early-ish. Like […]

How to Add Batting & Backing, and Bind a Quilt – Free Class

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Today’s workshop #8 about how to finish a quilt, is really three free quilting classes in one: How to add batting to a quilt how to add backing to a quilt, and how to bind a quilt. Get ready for a ton of illustrations! And with so many step-by-step photos, this is arguably the best […]

Linky Party, Vegan Hummus Bites Recipe + Ombre Celtic Knot Bracelet Tutorial

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Hi All! Today a linky party, prefaced by a free jewelry making tutorial. This Celtic knot bracelet tutorial is too good to pass up so I am sharing it with you today. We are having some really great tutorials at Fine Craft Guild lately. I am sure you have noted our online quilting for beginners […]

Quilted Pleated Toiletry Bag Pattern

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This super-sweet quilted toiletry bag design is Ina’s. She’s a trained seamstress from Berlin and it shows. This bag design shows some serious bag design skill. I would never attempt this pleated bag without a pattern like Ina’s. And then, actually, it’s easy. Frankly, if it wasn’t easier than you’d think, I would probably not […]

How to Add Borders to a Quilt :: Free Online Quilting Course #7

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Fabulous Quilt Designer and Quilting Instructor Janeen Van Niekerk is treating us another class in her free online quilting course for Beginners. This class helps us finish the top side of our first project in the course. Today’s quilting workshop topic is: ‘How to Add Borders to a Quilt.’ Let’s go have a look how […]

How to Make Quilt Rows :: Free Online Beginners Workshop #6

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I don’t know about you, but in last two quilting classes, a ‘miracle’ occurred. I had literally NO IDEA that all you do to make this dazzling number of tiny pieces that make up a quilt block are simply small cut squares from a larger 2×2 quilt block. All  that our quilting instructor Janeen van […]

Creating a Finished Quilt Block (Beginners Workshop #5)

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Free Online Quilting Course for Beginners ~ Class #5 : Tips for Beginners on Creating a Finished Block By Janeen van Niekerk.       Quilting Workshop Class 5 – Introduction In this free online quilting workshop for beginners, we dove right in! In class #1, we learned about fussy cutting. If you wished, you […]

Tissue Paper Decoupage Eggs

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:: Learn how to Make Tissue Paper Decoupage Eggs :: Cheer up a dozen of natural or Styrofoam eggs with shapes and patterns from decorative tissue paper and make them into unique Easter table decorations.       Introduction This is a cool crafts for kids as it does not require perfect cuttings. Just roughly […]

How to Read a Quilt Pattern (Beginners Workshop #4)

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Free Online Quilting Course for Beginners ~ Class #4 : Tips for Beginners on How-to Read a Quilt Pattern By Janeen van Niekerk. Quilting Workshop Class 4 – Introduction We have come a long way in a short time. We got our feet wet right away in class #1, learning about fussy cutting. If you […]

Quilting Fabric Howto :: Beginners Workshop #3

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Free Online Quilting Course for Beginners ~ Class #3 : Tips for Beginners on Choosing Fabrics for Quilts By Janeen van Niekerk.     How to Choose Quilting Fabric When you are just starting out with quilting, the selection of fabrics can sometimes be very overwhelming.  The objective of today’s quilting class is to take […]

30 Valentines Day Crafts & Cards

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Valentines Day is just around the corner. In a day or two!! To help you make some creative Valentine gifts, here is an overview of our beautiful and fun Valentines. Find: craft tutorials for Valentine gifts; free downloadable templates for wrapping and cards; handmade Valentine card instructions; sweet recipes; gift ideas; and more lovely Valentine […]

Top Creative Gifts

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The 1200+ free craft tutorials here at Fine Craft Guild allow you to create any kind of handmade gifts. However, if you want to complement your handmade gifts with store-bought goodies, here are some well-priced, wonderful gifts for creative people and kids. (& just the right gifts for that one last person on your list). […]

Cricut Christmas Tree DiY

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Is it too early to post a Christmas tree? Noooo…?!! Never too early, right?! Last night I spotted this Cricut Christmas Tree on Pinterest, and it spurred me into immediate action. You know, some pictures just have that effect on me. I wanted one. photo credit: Cricut   Not having a Cricut here with me […]

DIY Rustic Fall Garland

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This endearing Fall garland was entered into one of our linky parties and I instantly knew I wanted to showcase it.  This seasonal banner is a splendid example of how to make a rich, full home décor splash! photo credit: Felicia Kramer   5 Tips to a perfect DIY Decorative Fall Banner 1. Stick to […]

22 Beautiful Scarf Patterns

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Make yourself some scarves with these beautiful Scarf Patterns! Today I thought to bring you some of the fabulous crochet patterns that have been posted on my Pinterest community board for the most beautiful crochet patterns. infinity scarf crochet pattern w herringbone weave stitch design. Infinity Scarf Pattern – silk with cotton crochet flower detail. […]

Glow in the Dark Halloween Projects

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Since I updated my article on how to make chicken wire garden ghosts as Halloween garden decorations with what would be the best glow-in-the-dark paint solution, I see glow-in-the-dark Halloween decorating projects everywhere. Let me share two that inspire me most.   1. Glow in the Dark – Mason Jars Image credit: From Panka with […]