Hand embroidery thread is also known to many needle-workers as embroidery floss. It is a thick, six-strand thread made up of silky, textured fibers. The strands are normally divided in half before use on delicate work. Six strands of floss make a large hole in the fabric and the thick thread creates
When beginning a knitting project, after selecting the yarn and a pattern, the knitter must choose needles. Three styles -- straight, circular and double-pointed -- are available. A beginner should opt for a pair of straight knitting needles for a flat piece of work. As the knitter progresses to sea
Beeswax candles are simple to make and are very popular among candle makers, especially the eco-conscious. The beeswax material is a little more costly than other wax, but once you learn how to make candles ...
If there's a phrase that you write on a regular basis, a stamp is a way to save yourself time and energy. Over time, the ink on the stamp pad will run out and will need to be replaced. Ordering a replacement stamp pad will be cheaper than what you paid for the stamp initially, so there's no need t
Ceramic magnets, decorative and useful, can easily be created by children and adults. Many people like to use them on their refrigerators where children's artwork, memos and photos can be displayed as reminders or admiration. They can be made into very attractive and appreciated gifts.
"Where no man has gone before..." we can all go now, thanks to the magic of cosmetics. Nothing will ever replace the wonder of the original "Star Trek" but with a little theatrical makeup, you can certainly celebrate it. Blue Andorian makeup looks sophisticated, but it's actually very easy.
Decorating with Silk Flowers One of the best methods used to make a room come to life is the use of flowers and flowers do command attention. This is very simple when we say flowers ...
Making a bracelet out of embroidery thread is an easy craft that can be used to create a very attractive and bright bracelet. Also known as friendship bracelets, a thread bracelet consists of several different colors of thread, often bright and rainbow colored, which form a series of angled, colored
Many treasure hunters regularly visit antique stores, flea markets, garage sales and auctions trying to find a collectible that is not only beautiful, but also authentic. Many porcelain pieces are labeled as "Limoges" or "French Limoges." Real French Limoges is a porcelain item manufactured in Limog
When you are trying to create a decorative bathroom backdrop for a theatrical production, you can make the scene look more realistic by hanging up a shower curtain. However, your stage may not accommodate an actual shower curtain and rod. One solution is to create a faux shower curtain that will loo
Peace and friendship bracelets have merged over time to become the same thing. They are used to symbolize hope, tolerance, love and compassion. The simple creation of one of these bracelets holds the power to communicate far beyond words. Design one for a friend, relative or a stranger on the str
Indian art painting has been termed as one of the most unique of art-forms and have been appreciated by the art collectors interested to buy Indian art. The pre-historic times recorded, artworks in form of rock paintings which can be well demonstrated even today by the artworks of Ajanta and Ellora
Silicone wristbands are popular accessories that promote a statement or a cause, such as "LiveStrong" or "Find A Cure." Silicone is an inexpensive yet durable material that has limited stretch and is resistant to heat and staining. Plain silicone wristbands can be customized for fundraising or local
Turn plain blue fabric into a masterpiece with fabric paint.fabric texture image by NataV from Fotolia.comCreate interesting, hand-made designs on fabric by applying fabric paint with a brush, sponge or straight from the container as a puff paint. You can personalize anything made of...
Gift wrapping can be quite a task, especially right before holidays or birthdays, but it can also be a lot of fun and a great creative outlet. There are tons of ideas to make your gift look great and a well wrapped gift can add to the ambiance of gift giving. So grab your scissors and some colorful
As technology has advanced, robotics have become more and more common in everyday life. One result of this is that there are stuffed animals that have interior electronic mechanisms that can detect and respond to noise levels. This has been used to create such famous toys as the Furby, but the idea
Craft Projects and Ideas for The Young Craftsman Here is a practical HOW TO MAKE IT book with simplified instructions, pictures and plans for making over 450 things. Useful articles for the home, furniture, attractive ...
Cross-stitch projects typically follow a pattern printed on paper that you use as a reference to create the design on the cross-stitch fabric. Most of these patterns incorporate numerous colors of thread to create the picture represented by the pattern. Therefore, as you make your way through the pr
Framing a work of art can be as expensive as the art itself. Occasionally, however, a work of art comes in a frame that is either ugly, or just doesn't match your taste. Frames enhance work aesthetically, but they also protect the piece of artwork from dust and dirt, and if a frame and mounting is
Jewelery is an excellent way to express ones beliefs, faith or ideals. A cross pendant made with nails is not only a beautiful, yet simple piece of jewelery that declares your allegiance to God, but it also speaks on a second level; symbolizing the nails that held Jesus to the cross.