Pour Soap: Making pour soap is an easy way to get started with soap making. Soap making is fun, and if you’re a bit unsure about working with, then the method is a good way to get started making soap.
Making Resin Jewelry: Making resin jewelry is surprisingly easy once you get of it. It does take a little practice, but once you’ve worked out all of the kinks, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the versatility of this simple, inexpensive jewelry making technique.
Jewelry Resin Supplies: One of the trickier things about making resin jewelry is finding the supplies. Often the best source is online art supply stores. This article provides detailed information about what supplies you will need for you resin jewelry projects and where to buy them.
Making Resin Jewelry Book Review: “The Art of Resin Jewelry” by Sherri Haab is a fantastic resin jewelry resource. Read my book review for more information about this great book.
Cheap Beading Supplies: Online sources for inexpensive and beautiful beading supplies.
How to Make Candles: If you’re just learning how to make candles, these tips on making votive candles will get you started.
Felting Wool: I love wool felting. It doesn’t require a lot of fancy, expensive tools, and you can make such beautiful projects!
Belly Casting: Learn belly casting techniques, and create your own pregnancy belly cast with these simple instructions.
Baby Room Mural: Instructions for painting an easy baby room mural.
Baby Room Curtains: Here’s how I made the pretty and inexpensive baby room curtains for my son’s room using bed sheets and some scrap fabric.
Chinese Brush Painting: Before you jump in, it is important to know that Chinese brush painting is not an easy art that you can learn in a few lessons. However, it is a rewarding and challenging discipline worth trying if you are interested in learning an elegant and beautiful way to paint.
Do be aware that Chinese brush painting supplies can be difficult to find, particularly if you are looking in a small town (and I’ve even had challenges finding supplies in a large city). Also, you need to use brushed, paints and paper specifically designed for brush paining in ore to get the desired effect.
Jewelry Making Basics
Here’s a collection of helpful jewelry making basics and tips submitted by readers. Beginner’s Guide to Ideas and Materials for Beaded Jewelry.
Knitting Tips and Inexpensive Yarn for Knitting
If you want to use a different brand of yarn from the one in a knitting or crochet pattern, you should match the yarn weight and the yardage.
Cross Stitch Tips
If you have never done cross stitch before the task may seem daunting. It is a very fun and easy craft once you get of it though! To start.
Felting Wool and Yarn
Felting is an AMAZINGLY fun activity. I’m a knitter, so I usually create a project from scratch, A VERY oversized, and then felted down in water.
General Craft Ideas
Here’s a collection of several general craft ideas and tips submitted by readers. I particularly love this lib balm recipe. Can’t wait to try it out!
Scrap and Card Making Tips
Everybody gets tons of mail, and it can be pretty annoying. Recycling it is a good solution, but there’s one that’s even better for the environment.