Monday , 20 October 2014

Crafty Ideas

DIY Custom Candles in Leftover Jars and Glasses

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Candles are among my favorite things in the world. And although I love buying fresh candles off of the shelf, I’m always left with empty glass containers when the candles have burned out. Did you know that you can actually melt down those wax remnants and reuse those glasses to start fresh with your own DIY candles? For example, I ... Read More »

10 Mouthwatering Craftsy Baking Classes


Since I’ve been “going gaga” over Craftsy courses lately and there is a certain section of classes that I can’t stop looking at . . . the baking classes! The pictures seriously make my mouth water.  My wife wants to start baking sourdough bread on a regular basis and this class might just be the kick-start to warm bread coming out of ... Read More »

Are you a Joann Craft Master? September 2014 DIY QUIZ


We know you love Joann stores, but do you have what it takes to be a Joann Craft Master? Click the image to learn more about the awesome project and see if you you really know the time, skill, and process behind these projects. All 3 right or all 3 wrong . . . you always win, because you are discovering new ... Read More »

5 FREE Downloads – Printable Décor


Handmadeology readers have a special offer from Historical By Design for five free downloads of printable décor. DOWNLOAD HERE Don’t overspend at Restoration Hardware to print a Paris street map for over $1,400, when you can DIY and print your own for only 97% off! Use these images at to turn free images into DIY décor!   Read More »

50% Off – Craftsy Classes!

It’s the perfect time to learn some new skills and Craftsy is having a huge sale for the next few days. They’ve also added 70 new classes just this summer! Check out all 16 class categories and start your learning engines. Ready. Set. Learn! Embroidery Quilting Sewing Jewelry Paper Crafts Photography Painting Drawing Gardening Woodworking Crocheting Knitting Spinning Weaving Cake ... Read More »

10 Can’t Miss Craftsy Classes

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There is no doubt that Craftsy is the best place to learn something new that will make you a better artist and well-rounded person. I love that you can take very specific classes relating to your specific craft but also introductory classes to learn new skills. Here are my 10 Favorite Classes on Craftsy to help you learn new skills ... Read More »

DIY Frames for Pictures and Displays


DIY Frames for Pictures and Displays How many times have you walked through a craft store and wanted to buy some of the creative and colorful painted frames but had to keep walking when you saw the price tag? Fortunately, making your own customized DIY frames is easily within your reach if you have the proper tools and a little ... Read More »

Simple Picnic Table Makeover

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Give your boring backyard picnic table a simple unique update. With just some tape, a sander and some stain, Jamie was transformed this table! Check out the entire tutorial - Visit Vintage Revivals  Photo: Vintage Revivals Photo: Vintage Revivals How about a smoothie to go after all that hard work?!  Photo: Crafting Chicks Read More »

DIY Roundup – Crafty How-tos

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I am always on the look out for fun and unique diy, crafty, how-tos. Here are a few I found looking through Craft Gawker. Sew Tablet Carrier Bag DIY Mini Notebooks Green Spring Inspiration The Hoppy Pillow DIY Masculine Card 25 Map Crafts to Make Lovely Wire Ring How-to 10 Fun DIY Paper Projects     Read More »

How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy

How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy (This post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated if you purchase after clicking these links.) In addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy also has an independent online pattern store that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee! How do you add a pattern to Craftsy and start your ... Read More »

How to Clean Copper Jewelry in 60 Seconds


Personalised Copper Cuff by Elfen Hardd Woah! That’s quite a claim, right? For anyone who’s sat with a yucky, tarnished piece of copper jewellery and wondered how on earth they’re meant to clean it, this post is for you. I promise you can get fantastic results for your copper jewellery, cuff bracelets or otherwise, in a minute. This is a ... Read More »

New Uses for Children’s Old Clothing


New Uses for Children’s Old Clothing A new year often brings with it well-meaning promises to get back on the treadmill that’s currently serving as a coat rack, trash the out-of-date magazines piled up beside the bed, or, more often than not, clean out the kids’ closets before the avalanche that spews out upon opening threatens to bury one of them. This ... Read More »

Lighten Up Your Holiday Decor

Lighten Up your Holiday Decor Nothing says the holidays quite like a sparkling string of lights. Whether draped around a Christmas tree or hung overhead in shopping centers across America, when you see those twinkles, you just can’t help but feel merry and bright! But why should these holiday heroes remain permanently typecast in traditional roles? After all, their very ... Read More »

Artistic Expressions – Ideas for Wire Wrapped Jewelry

  Artistic Expressions – Ideas for Wire Wrapped Jewelry Dating back thousands of years, wire wrapped jewelry is one of the oldest known jewelry design techniques. Discovered by 2nd dynasty Egyptians, wire was formed by pounding metal into sheets before slicing it into strips that were then twisted or rolled. Later utilized in Europe during the Middle Ages, various forms ... Read More »

DIY – How to Make Your Own Kitchen Soap With Coffee

Craft your own natural kitchen soap made with real coffee beans to neutralize odors! If you suffer from allergies you know just how unbearable some fragrances can be. So I decided to craft a kitchen soap using fresh, real ingredients from my herb garden rather than fragrances. The idea was to make a soap that would not only clean great, ... Read More »

Sculpted Wire Pendant Tutorial from JKC Creations

  From now through Easter weekend, fans of JKC Creations can get a  Sculpted Wire Pendant Tutorial for free! Head over to their Facebook Fan Page HERE to download your tutorial.     Learn how you can create custom fan page tabs for your Etsy business with Fanpageology     Read More »