Time to have a little fun! Here are some easy craft ideas to play and experiment with.
You probably specialize in and be highly skilled at one type of craft, but its always fun and sometimes smart from a business perspective to build skills in other areas.
Learning to work with different types of media and possibly incorporating those ideas or techniques into your main medium can provide new inspiration for you and can help to make your work stand out from the crowd. Plus, its always fun to experiment with different types of crafts!
Etsy Crafts – Not Your Grandmothers Craft PatternsLooking for some modern, fun, or funky craft patterns? Ive unearthed 10 Etsy shops with fantastic patterns. Most are beginner-level projects, so you can try out some new techniques.
A few of the pattern designers will even allow you to sell the finished projects in your own Etsy shop!
Heres thejackpot of spooktacular Halloween patternsyou can buy from talented indie designers on Etsy.
Whether you knit, sew, or crochet, youll find something something special you can create for yourself, your child, or even your pet this Halloween.
Making melt and pour soap is an easy way to get started with soap making. Soap making is fun, and if youre a bit unsure about working with lye, then the melt and pour method is a good way to get started making soap without lye.
Making Resin JewelryMaking resin jewelry is surprisingly easy once you get the hang of it. It does take a little practice, but once youve worked out all of the kinks, I think youll be pleasantly surprised by the versatility of this simple, inexpensive jewelry making technique.
Jewelry Resin SuppliesOne 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 ReviewThe 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 SupliesOnline sources for inexpensive and beautiful beading supplies.
Baby Room MuralInstructions for painting an easy baby room mural.
Baby Room CurtainsHeres how I made the pretty and inexpensive baby room curtains for my sons room using bed sheets and some scrap fabric.
Belly CastingLearn belly casting techniques, and create your own pregnancy belly cast with these simple instructions.
How to Make CandlesIf youre just learning how to make candles, these tips on making votive candles will get you started.
Felting WoolI love wool felting. It doesnt require a lot of fancy, expensive tools, and you can make such beautiful projects!
Chinese Brush PaintingBefore 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 Ive even had challenges finding supplies in a large city). Also, you nee to use brushed, paints and paper specifically designed for brush paining in ore to get the desired effect.
Happily, there are some great online companies that sellChinese brush painting supplies.
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Jewelry Making BasicsHeres a collection of helpful jewelry making basics and tips submitted by readers. Beginners Guide to Ideas and Materials for Beaded Jewelry
Knitting Tips and Inexpensive Yarn for KnittingIf 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. Look on the
Cross Stitch TipsIf you have never done cross stitch before the task may seem daunting. It is a very fun and easy craft once you get the hang of it though! To start
Felting Wool and Dyeing YarnFelting is an AMAZINGLY fun activity. Im a knitter, so I usually create a project from scratch, knit VERY oversized, and then felted down in hot water
General Craft IdeasHeres a collection of several general craft ideas and tips submitted by readers. I particularly love this lib balm recipe. Cant wait to try it out!
Scrapbooking and Card Making TipsEverybody gets tons of junk mail, and it can be pretty annoying. Recycling it is a good solution, but theres one thats even better for the environment: You Are HereHome
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