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How to Make Paper Look Like Old Parchment

How to Make Paper Look Like Old Parchment

Whether you're creating an old-fashioned letter for a film or play prop or just trying to give a personal letter an interesting, antique look, effectively aging modern paper in your own home doesn't require any special materials or products. Give a piece of computer paper the look of old parchment u......[Read More]
A Lollipop Ribbon Wreath

A Lollipop Ribbon Wreath

A handmade lollipop wreath makes whimsical, seasonal home decor. Make the sweet craft to reflect any holiday, such as Halloween or Valentine's Day. You can also use the wreath to decorate kids' birthday parties. Recruit your child to help you make the tasty wreath and allow the young party guests to......[Read More]
How to Make a Bow Out of Silk Ribbon

How to Make a Bow Out of Silk Ribbon

Tie a bow from silk ribbon for a decorative accent on gifts, pews for weddings, bouquets, baskets and more. Certain types of bows, such as winged bows, work best with this heavy material. Use silk for a classic and elegant bow that is simple to create by following a few easy steps.......[Read More]
How to Make an Easy Origami Omega Star

How to Make an Easy Origami Omega Star

The omega star is a multidimensional star often used for decorating homes and trees at Christmas. The star can be created with the Japanese art of paper folding called origami, using one or multiple pieces of paper. This is one of the more difficult origami creations. If you have some origami experi......[Read More]
How to Make a Superball With Latex

How to Make a Superball With Latex

Superball is the brand name for rubber balls manufactured by Wham-o. These balls can be bounced to great heights, and have been found in toy stores for decades. Rather than buying a Superball, you can have fun with your kids by making your own. All you need is liquid latex from a costume shop, house......[Read More]
How to Care for Antique Christmas Ornaments

How to Care for Antique Christmas Ornaments

Some people love Christmas so much that they never put away their prized decorations. For fragile collectibles, glass cases might be a good idea for keeping away dust.......[Read More]
How to Make a Clothespin Friend

How to Make a Clothespin Friend

Wooden clothespins certainly do the trick for drying clothes in the summer sun, but these inexpensive wooden pins are fantastic additions to your craft supply box. For example, transform clothespins into a number of little "friends." For example, make a fairy and hang them from the ceiling, make ang......[Read More]
How to Make a Butterfly From a Clothes Hanger

How to Make a Butterfly From a Clothes Hanger

Clothes hangers are one of those things that accumulate quickly in a household and many of them go unused. A useful way to recycle those extra clothes hangers is to make crafts with them. Clothes hangers are the perfect material to use for making tissue paper butterflies. Kids can get involved in th......[Read More]
How to Hang Drop Socket Paper Lanterns

How to Hang Drop Socket Paper Lanterns

If you have a set of paper lanterns that are made for bulbs, then you will need to purchase light drop cords made to work with the lanterns. This is a fairly easy way to add color and charm to an outdoor party. Make sure that you have two sturdy posts of some kind -- such as trees -- on which to anc......[Read More]
How to Blow a Horn With Your Hands

How to Blow a Horn With Your Hands

Hand whistling or cooing -- blowing into your hands to make a loud horn or trumpet noise -- uses the same technique as blowing into a bottle to create a trumpet sound. The air you blow out will go into your cupped hands and oscillate inside them, causing a loud, horn-like sound to resonate out. Once......[Read More]
Buy Art Paintings And Preserve Them

Buy Art Paintings And Preserve Them

As you buy art paintings it is only natural to have your mind on the present time.Much of the time so much of our focus is on what we want to do with the oil painting once we get it home that we forget that this investment is an enduring one.......[Read More]
How to Dye Your Linen Pants

How to Dye Your Linen Pants

Linen is a natural woven fabric, made of flax which is cool and breathable. As a summer style, linen pants are usually white, khaki and other pastel colors. As the pants are worn and washed, season after season, they become discolored and stained. A cheap and quick way to revive the pants, and exten......[Read More]
Supplies to Make Purses

Supplies to Make Purses

This purse is made of fabric sewn or glued onto a purse frame.purse image by Robert Grzywaczewski from Fotolia.comOver one-third of women own at least 10 different handbags, according to Specialty Retail. The demand for unique and functional purses and handbags has opened the door for.........[Read More]
How to Make Paper Using a Flower From Your Yard

How to Make Paper Using a Flower From Your Yard

Turn a flower into a sheet of paper. We thank Michael Coxhead for this unique and fun contribution.......[Read More]
How to Paint a Luminous Sky

How to Paint a Luminous Sky

A luminous sky painting shows the brightness of the night, with contrasting areas of darkness and light. This gives a striking image to look at and brings space to life. You can achieve a luminous effect by using a combination of masking fluid and luminous paints. You can obtain these either online ......[Read More]
How to Make Your Own Bead and Wire Earrings

How to Make Your Own Bead and Wire Earrings

With just a few supplies, you too can make a pair of earrings, with some wire, beads, earring loop, and needle nosed pliers.......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot a Tailor's Professional Sewing Machine

How to Troubleshoot a Tailor's Professional Sewing Machine

If you have a tailor's professional sewing machine, you will find that troubleshooting is just as easy as taking care of a home sewing machine. The only true differences are that the professional tailor's machine is larger, faster and sturdier. Taking time to perform a few simple tasks on a regular......[Read More]
How to Craft Outdoor Lanterns

How to Craft Outdoor Lanterns

Outdoor lanterns create glowing ambiance for any garden and can provide illumination for a relaxing evening on the patio or an outside romantic dinner. Lanterns are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and price ranges. If you don't want to spend money on a new one, craft an outdoor lantern yours......[Read More]
How to Serge Receiving Blankets

How to Serge Receiving Blankets

Receiving blankets are a must-have for all parents of newborns, and one baby item that you can never have enough of. Whether you are a new parent or are planning a friend's baby shower, you can whip up your own receiving blankets in less than half an hour with some basic sewing supplies and a serger......[Read More]
How to Make a Maine Weather Stick

How to Make a Maine Weather Stick

Maine weather sticks were first used by Native Americans. The Abenaki Indians are credited with the discovery. The Indians noticed the dry branches of balsam firs as they responded to the weather conditions. There are a few theories about why it works, but the main idea is that it reacts to high ......[Read More]