DIY Sock Puppet

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To add to your list of oh-so cool kids crafts for summer: how to make Recycled Sock Puppets DIY tutorial This recycled sock craft (suits new single socks just as well!) is something that suits kids at all ages. Their drawing skills will determine how they will draw their puppets but the fun to be […]

DIY Tutorial: Personalized Bags w Inkodye Photo Transfer

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:: how to create photo transfers onto fabric to create personalized bags :: Never heard of Inkodye? Me neither. But I discovered that Inkodye is one of the simplest way to permanently print fabric, and I sure love that. It is a permanent, water-based fabric dye that’s activated by the sun. When dyed areas are […]

DIY Zebra Rugs

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On a $25 budget, who wouldn’t like to get this wonderful bohemian (or is it chic) faux zebra rug? I love animals and would not hurt them, but second hand fur is fair game for me, as is this fabulous faux zebra rug. OK. Let’s all make a faux zebra rug! Yeah..   Here’s my […]

Halloween Costumes ~ Wheelchair Idea #12

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Certain costumes just feel right, and this young man in Halloween Batman costume in a wheelchair looks like a genuine hero to me.Yep, another one of those great, unique, homemade Halloween costumes that’s a 10 out of 10.   Back to the beginning of this series of 12 Halloween costume designs for people with special […]

3 DIY Home Decorations

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:: Featuring Top 3 Best Posts from last week’s Linky Party   1. Amigurumi Crochet Elephant by Phil’s Wife I am starting to really like Phil’s wife, and all her various projects that she shows us. This thing she just made now is soooo cute, I just HAD to feature it. What do you think?? […]

50+ DIY Mothers Day Gifts

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50+ DiY Mothers Day Gifts

:: Personalized Mothers Day Gifts to DIY :: 50+ Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Mothers Day Gifts Pretty, personalized, functional & stylish gifts for moms, and other important women in your world. Make a gift yourself, or give mother the craft materials along with a free printed how-to tutorial as an enjoyable ‘DIY craft project kit’.   Mothers […]

Baby Gifts :: Fabric Paint t-Shirt

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Pin It Recently invited to a stork party of a special friend, I was keen to take a special gift for her soon-to-be-born baby boy. In search for a ‘canvas’ upon which to create a personal and unique fabric painting, I found a white onsie that was perfect for the job. I created an African […]

DIY Heart Shirt

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T-shirts like this fashionable graphic heart tee are perfect tops to wear. To wear outside in summer. Or inside, as a PJ, in winter. Easy to make too. In fact, this t-shirt was a 5 minute DIY. If you ever tie dyed a shirt before, this last statement might raise your eyebrows. It is however […]

DIY t-Shirt Bracelet: The BEST: Leopard, Knotted, Gold Chained

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: HANDMADE JEWELRY EXTRA-ORDINAIRE.  Old t-shirt + leopard design print + knot + gold chain = fabo bracelet. Absolutely wonderful. Let’s make some.    This fun tutorial video is long and chatty, so I’ve summarized the steps here for you. Cutting up a tee is just step 1…. Designer Connie Yu goes a mile further… […]

Bedroom Furniture :: DIY Upholstered Headboards

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Comfortable bed headboards are easy to make and transform ordinary bedroom furniture. Actually good bed headboards have to follow certain design criteria: 1. Decorative items on (or above) the headboard should not be able to fall onto my head. 2. It should be high enough to support my back when having breakfast in bed. 3. […]

How to Paint a Leather Bag

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In love with Anuschka hand-painted leather bags??! Then you’ll be interested in the leather painting tutorial that I’m featuring today.     Learn how to Paint a Leather Bag… actually, Leather Bags, Belts & other Accessories Painting leather goods is one of the traditional art forms that Italy is famous for. Here you can find […]

How to: Monogramming

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Over the years, we’ve posted many DIY projects, that would make good craft gifts, particularly with a touch of personalization through monogramming: sewing, crochet, knitting, and other crafts & home decor ideas.   This is where monogram fonts come in. Monogramming is an easy way to even embellish store-bought basics into homemade treasures that would […]

Embellish Your Uggs

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Sometimes Martha Stewart’s craft tutorials are so good, that the best thing I can do is to simply link to it. Half of Amsterdam is wearing Uggs these days (yes, it’s already Fall here in September!!). So, I thought it would be a good time to feature a tutorial: How to Embellish Your Uggs with […]

101 Free Green Craft Tutorials

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This page is currently (Sep/Oct 2013) being upgraded… stay tuned… daily improvements are made, incorporating many more recycled crafts and eco-friendly green DIY projects. This list of ‘101 Top Free and Green Craft Tutorials’ has inspired many of my current (or planned) WIP craft projects. I will promise not to show too much Amy Butler […]

Cotton Tote Bag Design Contest

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I like bags and if I see any opportunity to design a bag, well, I’m on it. Today I’m sharing an opportunity with you to not only design a bag, but also to get some free publicity from winning a contest. What fun. For the first time ever, City of Craft is inviting craft enthusiasts […]

Print Bed Sheets with Seashells

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Easy ‘beach cottage’- home decoration summer crafts with shells. I came across this easy, free tutorial on how to make shell printed bed sheets, while I am prepping my future craft photos & articles on “How to create a Beach Cottage nowhere how far you are from the ocean”.   What’s You’ll Need for Your […]

4th of July – Cake Stencil

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Last minute celebration preparation can still turn out really great Let me enhance everybody’s Fourth of July holiday decoration projects and Independence Day celebrations with this FREE fourth of July clipart STENCIL template for this holiday weekend. I designed it in such a way that you can simply print this, copy it many times and […]

Inspiring Stencil Projects

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I’ve collected a number of art, design and craft projects which use stencils as basic tools. I love the variety that you can achieve with stencils, as well as the wide range of graphic styles. I tried to offer a sample of many different uses and types of stencils. Simple Stencils (Possible uses: Applique Patches, […]