Green Bee has a tutorial for a Matchbook Notepad (see photo) you can use as a stocking stuffer or party favor. I thought you could also turn it into a gift tag by writing your To and From message on the first page and attaching it near the bow, like usual, and that gave me
Tutorials and tips for crafters and people who like to make stuff, sew stuff, knit stuff and more.
Egg tempera is a form of painting that uses powdered pigments mixed with egg yolk. It was very popular during the early Renaissance, and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is just one example of a famous painting in this medium. Although it doesn’t produce colors as rich as oil paints, tempera paintings have lasted without color
Wind chimes are one of the easiest crafts you could make. They don’t need to be fancy: you just need some materials that dangle and make a nice clinking noise, then you fasten them all to something long (like an old knife) or circular (old embroidery hoops, hubcaps, etc.) and you’ve got a wind chime.
Waxed fall leaves are a great for fall decorating. You can scatter some artfully on a dining table, mantle or bookshelf. They’re beautiful added to flower arrangements. There are several different ways to make them, but the least “chemical” way is the liquid wax method. Liquid wax leaves Lay some newspaper out on a table
Need to save some money this holiday season? Here are some inexpensive crafty gift and decor suggestions. Instructables tells you how to make grocery bag jewelry – that’s jewelry you make by melting old pasting grocery bags with an iron and then manipulating them like a craft medium. This is a great, clever, eco-friendly gift