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You have come to the right place if you are interested in learning a new crafts technique or discovering more about a technique you already know. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crafter, you are sure to find something helpful here.
  1. Beaded Safety Pins
  2. Beading
  3. Candlemaking
  4. Clay
  5. Collage
  6. Create a Story Sack
  7. Decoupage
  8. Embossing
  9. Felting
  10. Garden Stepping Stones
  1. Glass Etching
  2. Iris Folding
  3. Jewelry Making
  4. Mosaics
  5. Painting
  6. Paper Mache
  7. Photography
  8. Printmaking
  9. Sewing and Quilting
  10. Tie-Dye

Beaded Safety Pins

Find out how you can thread beads onto several safety pins and then join them together to create a wonderful picture. This is a great craft for groups, such as scouts, and also a good fundraising or craft boutique item.

Beading

Beading

There are not many kids or even adults who can resist the allure of beads. Learn more about beads and beading.

Candlemaking

Learn more about candlemaking and find many free candle craft projects and patterns. Use many creative techniques and supplies to make a variety of candles. You can also make your own candle holders.

Clay

Have some fun with clay and learn more about different brands and types of clay by reading the descriptions here and by checking out the resources provided on each page.

Collage

How to Collage

The word collage comes from the French word ‘coller’ which means 'to glue'. A collage is made by gluing items onto a base. You can use a variety of flat items such as magazine pictures, fabric, photographs, and junk mail. check out these resources to learn more about collage and find fun collage projects.

Create a Story Sack

By making your own story sacks, you can help nuture your children's love of reading and books.

Decoupage

Decoupage This is a craft that produces a decorative effect on objects by gluing paper shapes and pictures to a surface and then sealing it with a clear coating.

Embossing

This is a crafting technique which creates a raised, or 3-dimensional, image on a piece of paper or other flat surface. It is very popular embellishing technique for making cards and other paper crafts.

Felting

Felting is actually an ancient craft that has become increasingly popular lately. Felting is the process of transforming wool into a dense cloth by bonding and shrinking the fibers together. Technically, there are three types of felting: wet felting, needle felting, and commercial felting.

Garden Stepping Stones

Home-made stepping stones are a great way to personalize your garden, walkway, or anywhere! They make great gifts and keepsakes, and you can make your own following these directions.

Glass Etching

Find out the techniques and supplies involved in making etched glass. You just might be surprised at how easy it is create create stunning, etched glass masterpieces.

Iris Folding

Iris folding is done by arranging and layering strips of paper or even fabric in a spiraled pattern that resembles the iris of a camera lens. Learn all about iris folding and find free iris folding patterns and projects.

Jewelry Making

Explore simple jewelry making techniques that the entire family can enjoy.

Mosaics

How to Make Mosaics

Do you want to learn how to make Mosaics? This craft is easy to learn and to get started and can be enjoyed by all ages with the proper supervision. It can also be taken to advanced levels. Start out small and with basic supplies and work your way up from there!

Painting

Here are some fun ways you can take painting beyond a brush and canvas. Learn new, creative painting techniques and try fun projects.

Paper Mache

This is probably the most popular craft technique on my site. For those who may not know, paper mache is a way to create 3D objects and effects by using paper stuck together or onto other objects using using a wet paste. The crafted object becomes hard when the paste dries.

Photography

While most people use a camera to capture memories, you can also use it to express your creativity. Learn a little more about how to take great pictures and then explore my collection of free photo craft projects! Whether you are a experienced photographer or just getting started in photography, crafting is a wonderful way to display your photos.

Printmaking

With simple printmaking, you cover one item (usually one with a lot of texture) with paint or ink and press it onto another item (such as a piece of paper, t-shirt, etc.) to make a design. Here are some techniques and projects you can try...

Sewing and Quilting

Sewing and Quilting

If you want to learn to sew and quilt, check out all of these great how-to's and free, easy projects!

Tie-Dye

If you have ever wanted to try your hand at tie-dye, these resources will get your started and take you even farther. Once you learn the basics, you can create colorful t-shirts, socks, bedding, towels, and much more.

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