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April 19, 2014

Easter craft: Nail Polish Marbled Eggs Tutorial

This Easter, use your creativity and decorate the Easter eggs using nail polish. It will make them look special and nonconformist and all of your guests will be surprised by how good your Easter eggs will look. You will create a marble effect on the eggs by using a few things you already have at home. To make the decoration you will need: • eggs (...
April 18, 2014

Easter craft :Easter Egg Dye Tutorial

This Easter, why not dye your eggs the organic way, by choosing a method that was widely used back when our grandparents were young? Who would have thought that DIY was not a recent thing. You will have to use onion skins, so you can see that it is a cheap and eco friendly way of dying the Easter eggs. Besides this you can create any pattern you...
April 16, 2014

Easter craft: Easter Bunny Bag Tutorial

Spring has come and Easter is just around the corner. So you better be prepared to decorate accordingly. Take this creative project of a bunny candy bag made out of plastic plates. It is quite easy to do and fun to involve your kids as well. Grab these materials to get started with: • 3 plastic plates; • a pair of scissors; • a stapler; • a piece o...
April 15, 2014

Easter craft: Easter Egg Pom-Poms Tutorial

What You'll Be Creating While they may not be edible, these Easter pom-pom treats are just as sweet as the real thing. This is a great project for using up any spare balls of yarn in your knitting kit. Use pastel shades for a pretty Easter decoration.
April 14, 2014

Easter craft: Egg Planters Tutorial

This next Easter decoration will bring joy into your home with its colors and playfulness. It is an Easter egg planter that you can place anywhere you want, but the ideal place for it is one where there is plenty of sunlight. Involve your children in the decorating process and make the decoration together with their help. To make this cute project...
April 11, 2014

Easter craft: Easter Egg Basket out of Woven Paper Tutorial

This year prepare the Easter decorations in time, instead of leaving them to the last day. If you want to make it even more special, make the decorations yourself. For instance, build this next Easter egg basket, out of woven paper. You don’t need to be an expert in crafting, but you will need a bit of skills and practice to make the basket. The...
April 10, 2014

Easter craft: Chocolate filled Easter ornament tutorial

Don’t get started on decorating for Easter before you’re done reading this tutorial. Learn in a quick step by step way how to give a unique DIY touch to your home décor and have fun in the meantime. Easter egg made with different strings, which you can use to decorate a vase or bowl, on the table or under the mirror. To achieve this nice piece of...
April 08, 2014

Easter craft: Egg nest tutorial

Preparations for spring festivities have started and you don’t want to remain behind, right? Start work early this year, and try to make this cute DIY project. Involve your kids as well and have fun in the process! In order to achieve this, you will need: • a large balloon; • some white glue; • a can spray of hair fixative; • a pair of scissors; •...
April 07, 2014

Easter craft: Paper Roll Bunny Tutorial

If you lack ideas on what to use for decorating your home for this year’s Easter celebrations, you are in luck. Because we found this cute and simple project that we would like to share with you. So, don’t just gaze into your computer screen and get to work! Don’t worry though, it’s quite an easy job to make this little display of toilet paper...
March 28, 2014

Craft Ideas for Mother's Day: Mother's day Daisy

What you need: White paper Yellow quilling-paper Wooden skewer Pencil Scissors Quilling Tool PVA glue Felt tip pen Glue gun
February 13, 2014

Valentine's day craft: Worm in love

What you need: Red cardboard Googly eyes Pompom Pencil PVA glue Ruler Puncher How to make a Worm in love? 1. Cut out a 5x29 cm long stripe from the red cardboard. 2. Fold the stripe five times. 3. Cut out a 2x2 cm square from the middle of one end of the stripe. 4. Punch the stripe along the foldings. 5. Glue the googly eyes on. 6. Glue the pompoms on. 7. Thread the pencil through the holes.
February 12, 2014

Valentine's day craft: Candle holder made from wine glass

What you need: Wine glass Transparent paper Compass Scissors Craft knife
February 11, 2014

Valentine's day craft: Hearts from cardboard and thread tutorial

1. A 3D heart – You need cardboard and thread. Our discovery is the cardboard from the IKEA packaging:) – thin for cutting, but thick enough for the job. Cut two equal hearts Make two cuts in the hearts, namely in the upper part of the one heart, and in the lower part of the other. Make ...
February 10, 2014

Valentine's day craft: Paper fortune teller origami heart tutorial

A heart, made of 18 paper fortune teller origamis – a nice present for a loving person!...
February 07, 2014

Valentine's day craft: Geometric heart: love letters and popup card

I’ve been making these expandable/collapsible geometric heart cards. They would make a great love letter for valentines day. It’s a really simple project to put together and one that you could customise to your own taste. After you have made your heart all you need to do is write your sweet...
February 06, 2014

Valentine's day craft: Heart Tea Bags With Clay Charms Tutorial

Make Valentine's Day even sweeter with these gorgeous customised tea bags. A stack of these heart teas with colorful clay charms would make a wonderful Valentine's Day gift - or a delightful addition to a hen's afternoon tea party!...
February 05, 2014

Valentine's day craft: Confetti-Filled Heart Tutorial

Show your special someone how much you care this Valentine's Day with one of these cute sachets. Labelled with a sweet sentiment just for them, the tracing paper hearts hint at the colourful confetti (and secret love notes) hidden inside....
February 04, 2014

Valentine's day craft: Woven Heart Card Tutorial

Difficulty Level: Learn how to make great valentine card....
February 03, 2014

Valentine's day craft: Geo Heart Garland Tutorial

Ever noticed that most playing cards have a cute geometric pattern on the back? Play with them in a different way! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to transform an old set of cards into a gorgeous garland that will fill the house with love and geometric goodness for Valentine's Day. Supplies Deck of playing cards with red pattern Cutter or craft ...
December 20, 2013

Christmas craft: Jeweled Button Christmas Tree Tutorial

I posted this last year, but it was featured in Kids Craft 1-2-3 I thought I'd pull it out again! All you need is some burlap in a frame... Green and brown cardstock and buttons! Oh yeah, and hot glue or glue dots!...
December 17, 2013

Christmas craft: Felt house ornament Tutorial

Cate Anevski is an artist, illustrator, and all-around maker living in less-than-sunny Portland, OR, who recently took up the task of converting the rest of the world into crafters, one tutorial at a time. Constantly working and creating, Cate shares her work at her blog and in her Etsy shop, and she provides tutorials, patterns and other general...
December 16, 2013

Christmas craft: Christmas Wreath With Leather Tutorial

Wreaths are the perfect holiday decoration. Festive and simple, they work in any room. This version uses leather to create a modern take on a traditional wreath. The best bit is that it can be used again and again every year. What’s not to love?...
December 13, 2013

Christmas craft: Salt Dough Ornaments Tutorial

I haven’t worked with salt dough since I was very little, so when I heard from blogger Tiffanie Turner of Corner Blog, I was excited to see her using that material in such a fun way. After getting a standard donut pan, Tiffanie was inspired to come up with 101 ways to use that pan for DIY projects! One of those ways was to create these sweet o...
December 12, 2013

Christmas craft: Christmas Decorations with Gold Leaf Tutorial

Getting crafty with ornaments has become one of my new favorite things about the holidays. And apparently I like my ornaments with a bit of bling. Last year it was all about glitter, and this year it's gold leaf. These gorgeous gold leafed ornaments are crazy simple to make, as long as you don't mind getting a tiny bit messy. Gold leaf flakes do...
December 11, 2013

Christmas craft: Mini Wreath Gift Tags Tutorial

We are all busy during the holiday season, so as much as the craftiest among us want to toil over every package, sometimes it’s nice to be able to make a gift unique in a quick and easy way. Thankfully, the craft supply gods are making it easy on us with the advent of wired pine stems (i.e. glorified pipe cleaners), and I’m gladly putting them to u ...
December 10, 2013

Christmas craft: Snow flakes for colouring Tutorial

Snowflakes for colouring that you can easily use for Christmas decoration. An easy task both for the small and grown up children....
December 09, 2013

Christmas craft: Kirigami craft for a Christmas Candle Holder Tutorial

Today I want to show you a creative decorating idea to turn a usual glass into a Christmas candle holder. For this craft, I used kirigami technique, to cut fir trees and stars out of a sheet of paper that I glued around a glass. First of all, I measured the height of the ...
December 06, 2013

Christmas craft: Leaflet Christmas tree covered in salt Tutorial

I saw a similar Christmas three at friends. Granny and grandson (my sweet Angel) had strung a lot of leaflets in a spit....
December 05, 2013

Christmas craft: Christmas quilling Tutorial

It’s time to show you the former ornaments I did with twirled paper to embelish the paper boxes I had folded for my Advent Calendar. Last year, I had already decorated an Advent Calendar with quilled Christmas patterns, a wooden tree with 24 drawers that I had ...
December 04, 2013

Christmas craft: Cardboard Tube Christmas Village Tutorial

It’s amazing what you can make out of a recycled cardboard tube. Take this little Christmas village for example. I only have six buildings here, but imagine how expansive it could be! What an awesome ...
December 02, 2013

Christmas Craft: Sunburst Mirror Ornaments Tutorial

I made these little gems as part of my Michael’s Dream Tree Challenge. I have to say…I love how they turned out. I love sunburst mirrors and how these mini mirrors reflect the light on my tree. So pretty! Today I will share my tutorial with you on how to make these Sunburst mirror ornaments. All of the supplies are easy to find at any Michaels...
November 28, 2013

Craft idea: Sewing Cards Using Kleenex Boxes

There were times when my girls have been sick and had to stay home, but they weren’t feeling so bad that they couldn’t engage in some activities to pass the time. Ins...
November 26, 2013

Christmas craft: Folded origami decoration Tutorial

I finally got around to finishing these origami decorations. I’m really pleased with the way they turned out. I’ve started stringing them on to some fairy lights but they would look just as great as Christmas tree decorations. They are surprisingly sturdy too! If you want to have a go then you will find the how-to after...




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