Do you love handcrafted jewelry? It is perfectly understandable. After all, handcrafted pieces are undeniably one-of-a-kind. Handmade earrings are particularly striking here. This article on DIY Earrings includes two extensive lessons on how to make earring charms as a complete guide for beginners.
Glue guns are an essential item for arts and crafts. Most glue guns available at your local arts and crafts store come in two varieties: corded and cordless. What’s more, most hot glue gun models also feature a switch that allows you to adjust the heating element’s temperature. Here, we present 10 easy hot glue craft ideas for Beginners including all the materials you need.
What fun it is to make your own Christmas ornaments! There is just something so special about homemade ornaments. Here’s one that is especially adorable. In my opinion, this Glass Santa ornament is as cute as they come.
Handmade Christmas Crafts Using Preformed Plaster Ornaments It’s not hard to make Christmas ornaments. Painting plaster Christmas ornaments is easy — and fun! It also is a perfect activity for creative get-togethers with family or friends, and a wonderful way for parents and kids to spend time together. What a great Christmas arts and crafts idea — for… Read More »Plaster Christmas Ornaments: Easy Christmas Crafts
Salt Dough and Cornstarch Dough Christmas Tree Cookie Ornament Recipes Dough ornaments are especially fun to make as a group arts and crafts project with family or friends. And these ornaments last! I made the dough Christmas ornaments shown in these two photos thirty years ago and they still are holding up quite well. (Of course, I also… Read More »Dough Ornaments
The Arts and Crafts Movement was an informal reformist movement in architecture, decorative arts, crafts, and cabinet making that developed in the second half of the 19th century and lasted well into the 20th, with its heyday being the 1880-1910 timeframe. The fact that the movement coincided with the Industrial Revolution did not occur by accident. The movement came… Read More »The Arts and Crafts Movement
How to make Batik What is batik First thing you might ask is, just what is batik? If you don’t know, batik is a method (originally used in Java) of producing colored designs on textiles by dyeing them, having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed. Batik is a “wax resist” process… Read More »How To Make Batik
Maybe you never thought of making Christmas spider ornaments, but I’m here to tell you people love them. These handmade ornaments are unusual, clever, and fun. Yes, making spider ornaments is indeed a wonderful Christmas arts and crafts idea. Here is how to make a spider ornament.
Here are some general craft painting tips I find very helpful. I am sure you will too! We will start off with acrylic craft paints. To jump ahead to tips on using oil-based enamel craft paints, click the link. Painting with Acrylic Craft Paints When I use acrylic craft paint to paint crafts, such as plaster Christmas ornaments, for example, I squeeze different… Read More »Craft Painting Tips
The Different Types of Permanent Markers For many creative projects, I love to use acrylic or oil-based paint markers. They are a wonderful alternative to using a thin brush and would make a welcome addition to your arts and crafts supplies. You may wonder — How is a paint pen different from other permanent marker pens?… Read More »Acrylic and Oil-Based Paint Marker