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Read all these great craft related tips and tricks shared by visitors just like you. You can even share your own tip to be posted here.

Almost Instant Bubble Blower
Many of the drink bottle crafts I have received use only the bottom half of the bottle, here is a great idea from Robin for using the top half of the bottle.

Almost Instant Bubble Blower
Many of the drink bottle crafts I have received use only the bottom half of the bottle, here is a great idea from Robin for using the top half of the bottle.

What Is In Your Craft Cupboard?
What kind of supplies are in your craft cupboard? Share your favorite and not-so-favorite craft supplies.

Baby Food Jar Organizers
Turn wasted space on the underside of a shelf into storage space using baby food jars and a hot glue gun.

Almost Instant Paint Smocks
Mindy Horton explains how to recycle old clothing into art smocks.

Almost Instant Paint Smocks
Mindy Horton explains how to recycle old clothing into art smocks.

Are Film Containers Safe for Crafts?
This is a popular question here and also at Kodak. Here is what the officials at Kodak have to say about using 35mm film containers for anything other than holding film...

Using a Shoe Hanger
Looking for a way to easily organize smaller craft items but don't have a lot of room to spare? Buy a clear, plastic, over-the-door shoe organizer!

Are Film Containers Safe for Crafts?
This is a popular question here and also at Kodak. Here is what the officials at Kodak have to say about using 35mm film containers for anything other than holding film...

Baby Food Jar Organizers
Turn wasted space on the underside of a shelf into storage space using baby food jars and a hot glue gun.

Dates on Artwork
Make sure you always put a date on your child's arts and crafts.

Using Petroleum Jelly
Find out how petroleum jelly can help with sticking lids and hot glue.

Tweezers
Check out this great tip about using tweezers in your crafting.

Clean and Soften Paint Brushes
This is a great tip for cleaning and softening your paint brushes.

Clean and Soften Paint Brushes
This is a great tip for cleaning and softening your paint brushes.

Cleaning Brushes
Check out this great tip about cleaning your paint and glue brushes, shared by LYNAUSSIE.

Storing Glue
How to store your glue to make it easier to use.

Cleaning Brushes
Check out this great tip about cleaning your paint and glue brushes, shared by LYNAUSSIE.

Cookie Sheet Work Surface
Forget about simply covering your work surface, make your work surface portable!

Sticks as Building Toys
TJ explains how his kids love to use ordinary sticks to build and craft pretty much anything!

Cookie Sheet Work Surface
Forget about simply covering your work surface, make your work surface portable!

Crayon Stains
Follow these tips to remove crayon stains from walls and clothing.

Slip Proof Tools
Find out how to make your craft tools, such as paper cutters, slip proof.

Crayon Stains
Follow these tips to remove crayon stains from walls and clothing.

Dates on Artwork
Make sure you always put a date on your child's arts and crafts.

Simple Glitter Shaker
Find out how to use an empty film container to make a glitter shaker which is perfect for little fingers!

Share Your Tip
If you know a great craft related tip, take a moment to share it with everyone!

Disposable Palettes
A great crafting tip shared by LNUPERMOM.

Disposable Palettes
A great crafting tip shared by LNUPERMOM.

Share Your Money Saving Tips
You can help other people become a frugal crafter! Please share your tips for saving money on craft supplies.

Easy Opening Bottle Lids
Read this tip and learn how to make it easier to re-open glue bottles, paint bottles, etc.

Easy Opening Bottle Lids
Read this tip and learn how to make it easier to re-open glue bottles, paint bottles, etc.

Share Your Craft Organizing Tips
Do you have a great idea for storing or organizing your craft supplies and craft projects? Please share your organization tips with everyone!

Eggtra School Help
Robin explains how she uses plastic eggs as study aids for her kids.

Eggtra School Help
Robin explains how she uses plastic eggs as study aids for her kids.

Share Your Cleaning Tips
If you have a special way to help clean up after crafting or how to keep things cleaning during crafting, please take a moment to share your tip.

Hot Glue Turning Yellow
Find out what you can do to solve this problem.

Hot Glue Turning Yellow
Find out what you can do to solve this problem.

Share How You Display Your Child's Projects
What do you do with all of the finished art and craft projects your child makes?

How to Curl Ribbon
Read these tips about curling ribbon.

How to Curl Ribbon
Read these tips about curling ribbon.

Removing Photos From a Magnet Photo Album
How to remove photos from an album Removing Photos From a Magnet Photo Album Craft Tip

How to Easily Pick Up Spilled Pins
Find out how you can easily pick up spilled pins or other metal items.

How to Easily Pick Up Spilled Pins
Find out how you can easily pick up spilled pins or other metal items.

T-Shirt Bib and Clothing Protector
Follow these suggestions from Beamsmom and learn how you can transform an old t-shirt into a bib or clothing protector.

Removing Glue Residue 3
Use this tip, submitted by ARCHHOST, to remove glue residue left behind by tags, etc.

How to Keep Glue from Drying Out
Wendy Foster explains how to store your glue to keep it from drying out.

How to Keep Glue from Drying Out
Wendy Foster explains how to store your glue to keep it from drying out.

Removing Glue Residue 2
Use this tip, shared by EMMAMAYA, to remove glue residue left behind by tags, etc.

Tin Can Fence Protector
Find out how to use an clean, empty tin cans as fence protectors!

How to Make Sponge Shapes
Find out how you can make your own shaped sponges for printmaking.

How to Make Sponge Shapes
Find out how you can make your own shaped sponges for printmaking.

Removing Glue Residue 1
Use this tip, shared by MOMMY9495, to remove glue residue left behind by tags, etc.

Keeping Work Surface Clean Using Freezer Paper
Katie shared this tip for keepng your work surface clean using freezer paper.

Keeping Work Surface Clean Using Freezer Paper
Katie shared this tip for keepng your work surface clean using freezer paper.

Recylcing Plastic Lids
Large Plastic lids, like those from margarine tubs or coffee cans, can be very useful in your crafting.

Keeping Work Surface Clean Using Vinyl
Mary shared this tip for keeping your work surface clean.

Keeping Work Surface Clean Using Vinyl
Mary shared this tip for keeping your work surface clean.

Practically Free Plastic for Crafting
'Covered In Crafts' explains how to recycle plastic packaging into supplies for your crafting.

Light Bulb Sewing Helper
Find out how Veronica uses a light bulb to help while mending socks.

Light Bulb Sewing Helper
Find out how Veronica uses a light bulb to help while mending socks.

Pine Cone Hints
Check out these great tips about using pine cones in your crafts, shared by Sharon.

Make Stickers
Find out how you can make your own stickers - quick and easy!

Make Stickers
Find out how you can make your own stickers - quick and easy!

Painting Small Items
Check out these tips for painting small items!

Organizing Ribbon
Find out how you can easily organize ribbon.

Organizing Ribbon
Find out how you can easily organize ribbon.

Organizing Ribbon with a Tension Rod
Find out how you can easily organize and store your ribbon using a curtain tension rod.

Paint/Marker Bleeding Through Fabric
Here is a great tip for when you are decorating t-shirts or other fabric with fabric paint or markers

Organizing Ribbon with a Tension Rod
Find out how you can easily organize and store your ribbon using a curtain tension rod.

Organizing Yarn Balls
Find out how Sylrayj uses an egg carton to organize balls of yarn.

Paint/Marker Bleeding Through Fabric
Here is a great tip for when you are decorating t-shirts or other fabric with fabric paint or markers

Organizing Yarn Balls
Find out how Sylrayj uses an egg carton to organize balls of yarn.

Painting Small Items
Check out these tips for painting small items!

Pine Cone Hints
Check out these great tips about using pine cones in your crafts, shared by Sharon.

Practically Free Plastic for Crafting
'Covered In Crafts' explains how to recycle plastic packaging into supplies for your crafting.

Recylcing Plastic Lids
Large Plastic lids, like those from margarine tubs or coffee cans, can be very useful in your crafting.

Removing Glue Residue 1
Use this tip, shared by MOMMY9495, to remove glue residue left behind by tags, etc.

Removing Glue Residue 2
Use this tip, shared by EMMAMAYA, to remove glue residue left behind by tags, etc.

Removing Glue Residue 3
Use this tip, submitted by ARCHHOST, to remove glue residue left behind by tags, etc.

Removing Photos From a Magnet Photo Album
How to remove photos from an album Removing Photos From a Magnet Photo Album Craft Tip

Share How You Display Your Child's Projects
What do you do with all of the finished art and craft projects your child makes?

Share Your Cleaning Tips
If you have a special way to help clean up after crafting or how to keep things cleaning during crafting, please take a moment to share your tip.

Share Your Craft Organizing Tips
Do you have a great idea for storing or organizing your craft supplies and craft projects? Please share your organization tips with everyone!

Share Your Money Saving Tips
You can help other people become a frugal crafter! Please share your tips for saving money on craft supplies.

Share Your Tip
If you know a great craft related tip, take a moment to share it with everyone!

Simple Glitter Shaker
Find out how to use an empty film container to make a glitter shaker which is perfect for little fingers!

Slip Proof Tools
Find out how to make your craft tools, such as paper cutters, slip proof.

Sticks as Building Toys
TJ explains how his kids love to use ordinary sticks to build and craft pretty much anything!

Storing Glue
How to store your glue to make it easier to use.

T-Shirt Bib and Clothing Protector
Follow these suggestions from Beamsmom and learn how you can transform an old t-shirt into a bib or clothing protector.

Tin Can Fence Protector
Find out how to use an clean, empty tin cans as fence protectors!

Tweezers
Check out this great tip about using tweezers in your crafting.

Using a Shoe Hanger
Looking for a way to easily organize smaller craft items but don't have a lot of room to spare? Buy a clear, plastic, over-the-door shoe organizer!

Using Petroleum Jelly
Find out how petroleum jelly can help with sticking lids and hot glue.

What Is In Your Craft Cupboard?
What kind of supplies are in your craft cupboard? Share your favorite and not-so-favorite craft supplies.

The Basics of Applying Glitter Tattoos
Learn what supplies are needed to create and apply a glitter tattoo.

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