Blind stitch, also known as a blind hem stitch, is a sewing technique that creates a nearly invisible hem. Though it looks complicated, the skill is easy to master and an efficient way of hemming countless projects. Singer Sewing Machines make the task every easier with a special stitch and foot.
The decoupage craft technique requires that you have a thin, waterproof, clear, hard-drying glue. You can then use this glue to secure pieces of paper to just about any object and paint over the object with the glue to give it a clear finish and make the paper design look like it is painted on, not
Ribbons are used for everything from dressing up a lampshade to making a bow on a package to accessorizing a little girl's ponytail. Some ribbon, such as wire and grosgrain, stays stiff when tied; however, satin ribbon, which is soft and flimsy, needs help if you want it to stay taut.
Orchids are bright and elegant in home atmospheres and bring an exotic touch to even the plainest of rooms. They require very specific care, but these beautiful plants thrive and live for years in the right conditions. Orchids make the biggest splash when they grow in groups and arrangements, with d
Loom knitting uses a wood or plastic knitting loom instead of needles to knit fabric from yarn. Knitting looms come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. In loom knitting, the yarn is wrapped around
Popsicle sticks, also called craft sticks, can be purchased at craft and hobby supply stores. They are packaged in many quantities and usually are inexpensive; a package of 1,000 sticks, for example, usually is available for less than $5. Many craft stick projects can be created in a short time and
Cording that has been covered in bias strips cut from the slipcover fabric is often added to slipcovers at most of the visible seams. It adds a professional look to your slipcovers and also helps strengthen the seams.
Homemade card making can be a fun family activity during Christmas time. In order to make homemade Christian Christmas cards, you simply need art supplies and Bible verses. This is a fun activity for yourself but it's also is a way to improve your child’s knowledge of the Bible. While your fam
When kids make teepees, they'll learn how the Native Americans who lived on the plains built their houses. They'll also use some math to measure the frame sections, some geometry to fit triangles together to form a circle and their artistic ability to decorate the teepee's covering.
If you are looking for a fun and simple craft for children, nothing beats using colored pasta noodles to make all kinds of creations. Colored pasta can be used for simple jewelry such as bracelets and necklaces when paired with yarn or thread. Or, make a mosaic with many different colors and shapes
If you need to find a way to display candy creatively, you can create folded paper origami bowls in different colors. They can also be used to as a place to collect change and loose items from your pockets, or you don't need to put anything in them at all and just allow these folded bowls to be arou
Don't throw away those used cork stoppers from wine bottles or other containers. Recycle them for new uses. Cork stoppers can be used in a variety of crafts for fun projects that will keep kids and adults amused and entertained.
Seed beads are tiny decorative beads used in sewing and craft projects. They can be tricky to handle and sew because of their size, but with a little preparation and practice, anyone can do it. Stitch the beads onto sewing or crafts projects in a design of your own making, or follow a beading patter
Next time you're bored in the office or at a friend's house, try making a paper origami football and playing a quick game. The project takes only a few minutes to make and doesn't require any special folding or cutting techniques. Even those who have never made origami before can learn this quick pr
Coloring Sweden's flag is an easy craft for young children.sweden image by Yvonne Bogdanski from Fotolia.comChildren can learn about Swedish culture by making crafts that are common to holidays and other celebrations in Sweden. Many Swedish crafts revolve around the Christmas holiday...
Looking festive for the holiday season often includes fun accessories, like jewelry. Swarovski crystals are beautifully shaped and colored crystals that come in a variety of sizes. Make Swarovski candy cane earrings using tiny red and white crystals. As beautiful and intricate as these earrings appe
A prism is a geometrical term for a polyhedron with multiple faces. The polyhedron has a base with multiple sides and has a translated base on a different plane as the first. The faces of the prism join at the sides of the bases. The prisms are named after the polygon the base takes the form of. For
Help children appreciate the graceful nature and rustic appearance of quails by creating quail-themed art projects. Use craft feathers, pictures, clay and other materials to bring these projects to life. You might also want to take the kids to a zoo or animal farm to look at real quails because this
Halloween is the perfect excuse to get crafting with your friends and family. If you are having a party, do not go all out on expensive store decorations -- adorn your home with spooky crafts instead, all of which have been handmade using cheap household items.
Napkin rings are intended to be used to hold cloth napkins in a roll or decorative fold at a set dinner table. Many couples get at least one set of napkin rings as a wedding gift. However, if you aren't the type to throw many dinner parties or formally set your dinner table every night...