crafts

Crafts Hacks for makers; a digital vision board with clever tips, ideas, techniques and materials for DIY creations.

Heather Wilkins11 days ago
Knitting Therapy
I am a big knitter and I have just started to branch out into bigger knit projects besides making garter stitch and ribbing patterns. I have made a shawl and learned a few things along the way. But he...
Shaking Birda month ago
Oil Painting: The Absolute Beginner's Supply List
So you're beginning to paint in oils. Yay! You're embarking on a marvelous adventure with one of the most forgiving, versatile, and historic mediums available. So far so good. But you're probably read...
Yarnwork Joysa month ago
7 Basic Crochet Stitches
Crocheting is more than having the most basic materials. You have to know what you are doing, especially when you start working on patterns other people have created. Of all the patterns I've worked t...
6 Stylish Decorating Ideas to Spruce Up Your Bookshelf!
If you are just like the rest of us avid readers and design enthusiasts, we are pretty sure you, too, won’t settle for anything less than a stylish bookshelf. From DIY floating book shelves, to built-...
Pamela k Conolya month ago
Fashion Illustration Art, Blending Facial Colors
I first started drawing when I was in elementary school and became very good at drawing trees. When I got to middle school it was the first time I had learned that the eyes are the window to the soul....
Shaking Birda month ago
Absolute Beginners: How to Clean Up After Painting in Oils
As a teenager, I struggled to teach myself how to paint with oils. Its various quirks and complexities outwitted my stubbornness and eventually overwhelmed me to the point where I swore them off compl...
Shaking Bird2 months ago
5 Thrifty Artist Tools to Make Life Awesome
Wouldn't it be bliss if creating a masterpiece was as easy as picking up a brush and laying down paint? No cleanup, no mismatched eyes, no losing bristles, no losing patience. There was a time when I ...
Indy Summers2 months ago
How to Hack the Holidays
If you're tired of having stressful holidays year after year, it's time to break the cycle. With Christmas quite a few months away, what better time than now to get started with your holiday prep?
10 Best Hole Punchers for Scrapbooking
You've taken great care in trying to get the perfect pictures of your exploits. You got them printed professionally, and they look great. Now, you're going to need to create a scrapbook that shows off...
Mimo le Singe3 months ago
Extraordinary Artistic Hobbies
As a lover of all things artsy, I am constantly on the lookout for pieces to bring into my museum-like home, or just posting incredible artwork that I can find on my Facebook profile. Though I’ve rece...
Harry Potter Bookmarks
Love reading? Love Harry Potter? Need a new bookmark while you're rereading Harry Potter? Hate when the artwork on your handmade bookmarks gets smudged? This may be the DIY for you! I really like maki...
DIY Journal Decorating
So, I was skimming over an old journal I used to write poetry in during high school and started feeling nostalgic. This made me want to start keeping a poetry journal again so I bought a new, plain no...
Draught of Living Death DIY Potion
We've all wanted an owl to come swooping in with a Hogwarts acceptance letter right? Attend fun classes like Defense Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, and maybe... potions? This is an idea for a...
CC King5 months ago
DIY Snow Globes
The holiday season was approaching and I wasn't sure what I was going to get for the adults in my family, but then I decided to do make snow globes. They're fun, not that hard to make, and they add a ...
Yarnwork Joys5 months ago
Top 10 Crochet Tools
When starting a crochet project, most people only think of the three basic items: Yarn, hook, and scissors. However, for more complicated patterns and projects, it helps if one keeps a variety of tool...
Jason A6 months ago
Creative Christmas Arts and Crafts Anyone Can Make
The season of Christmas is a time of year in which many of us love to decorate our homes, apartments, and offices with festive trinkets and fun knick-knacks. But it is also a time in which we enjoy ge...
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Emery Ryder6 months ago
Bullet Journaling Basics
When it comes to getting our lives together, many of us reach for agendas and pre-made planners that we can buy at the store in order to keep track of appointments and events happening in our lives. T...
Kathryn Parker6 months ago
Christmas on the Cheap
Christmas has become severely commercialized and most of us can agree that it can be wallet draining. We want to shower the people we love with beautiful jewelry and new cars, but it can backfire on u...