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How to Knit a Wristband

How to Knit a Wristband

Wristbands, also called cuffs, are made from such materials as fabric, leather, beads or even rubber. Crocheting or knitting one from yarn is another way of creating a wristband. Even a beginning knitter who knows basic skills, such as casting on, the knit stitch and binding off, will be able to co
Ground Hog Day Crafts for Toddlers

Ground Hog Day Crafts for Toddlers

Groundhog Day occurs on February 2 each year. The groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, is released while onlookers eagerly await his reaction to the sun. If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow and runs back underground, it is predicted that six more weeks of winter can be expected. Punxsutawney Phil might, h
How to Make a Superhero Cowl

How to Make a Superhero Cowl

A cowl is a type of head covering originally worn during the medieval time period. This type of garment consists of a long hood with a face opening. The edges of the hood rest on the wearer's shoulders. Many superhero masks are related to the original design from medieval times, but they are differe
Wood Working Crafts for Kids

Wood Working Crafts for Kids

Kids can enjoy making things with wood.happy kids image by Marzanna Syncerz from Fotolia.comChildren of all ages are able to work comfortably with wood through various woodworking projects, using wood of different sizes and shapes to create finished art projects. Experienced woodworkers...
How to Make a Fake Pond

How to Make a Fake Pond

A fish pond or water garden pond in the backyard is the ideal addition to create a summery outdoor haven. While few of us are blessed with a home that has a natural pond in situ, making a fake pond is almost as good--if not better, than a natural one. Making your own pond enables you to be in contro
How to Adjust a Singer 7462 Sewing Machine

How to Adjust a Singer 7462 Sewing Machine

A Singer 7462 sewing machine has 30 different stitches, an automatic needle threader, drop-in bobbin and 2 one-step buttonholes, according to the Singer Sewing Company. As with all sewing machines, adjustments need to be made to the Singer 7462 occasionally to ensure that you get the best stitch pos
How to Make a Waist Apron Without a Pattern

How to Make a Waist Apron Without a Pattern

A waist apron is so easy to make, you'll want one for every day of the week. The look is true retro and at home in the kitchen. Sew a waist apron without a pattern for your mom or a good friend, regardless if they like to cook; they'll still love wearing it.
How to Make a Washcloth Flower Basket for Fun Crafts

How to Make a Washcloth Flower Basket for Fun Crafts

Washcloth crafts are attractive and inexpensive, and this one does not ruin the washcloths. You can use this for a guest bathroom for washcloths to use, or for spare washcloth storage. New wash rags, old wash cloths, your choice, will work for this fun crafts project.This one is NO-SEW,
How to Card Wool for Blankets

How to Card Wool for Blankets

Before we can spin yarn suitable for weaving into blankets, we must card the wool. This process straightens and separates the cloud of tangled wool fibers, making them easier to spin. Most home spinners use hand cards --- two wooden paddles with wire teeth. They look a bit like a dog or horse groomi
Video: How to Score & Slip Clay

Video: How to Score & Slip Clay

Video Transcript Ok now we need to prepare the pitcher for putting the spout on. You can use any kind of knife. I prefer to use an Exacto blade because they are very thin and sharp and it doesn't change the shape of the clay very much, but I'm just going to cut out a little area here...
Carnations Made From Ribbon

Carnations Made From Ribbon

Carnations made from ribbons never die and are always in season. Making carnations out of ribbons is a relatively easy task for even beginning sewers or seamstresses to accomplish. You can embellish your clothing with these ribbon carnations, use them to make fake boutonnieres for formal events, dec
Wooden Napkin Holder Compared to a Metal Napkin Holder

Wooden Napkin Holder Compared to a Metal Napkin Holder

Napkin holders are staple items found in most kitchens and, like napkins themselves, come in a variety of styles. Most holders are generally wood or metal, though plastic napkin holders are also options. Use metal or wood napkin holders depending on the look you are going for; for example, metal hol
How to Care for a Gotz Doll's Hair

How to Care for a Gotz Doll's Hair

Gotz dolls have a very manageable hair type for collectible dolls. The hair is rooted in the doll's head for durability and can endure a child's rough combing and brushing without excessive shedding. The doll's hair also retains shine and silkiness after the doll is machine-washed. Tangles may occur
How to Take in Pant Legs

How to Take in Pant Legs

Whether it's hard for you to find pants that fit well in both the waist and leg area, or if you have an old pair of pants that you'd like to alter to be more form-fitting, taking in the legs of your pants is not a difficult project. You need only a sewing machine and the ability to sew a straight st
Diorama Crafts

Diorama Crafts

From miniature scenes to full-size representations, dioramas have delighted art lovers and crafters for centuries. These three-dimensional designs often feature pint-sized plant life, animals, people and buildings Diorama crafts can elaborate constructions of wood, model figurines and plastic plants
How to Make Your Own Liz Lemon Necklace

How to Make Your Own Liz Lemon Necklace

Liz Lemon is one of the main characters on the NBC Television series, "30 Rock." The scatterbrained, strong-willed 40-year-old is a favorite amongst many viewers. She's most known for her blunt, sarcastic style made famous by Tina Fey (who plays Liz). To show your love for Liz Lemon, you c
How to Make a Free-Standing Rug Loom

How to Make a Free-Standing Rug Loom

Free-standing looms are used to weave a variety of products from rugs to clothes. Manufactured free-standing rug looms are very expensive. Making your own rug loom will cost only a fraction of the price of a manufactured loom and can be made in less than 2 hours.
How to Make a Striped and Beaded Friendship Bracelet

How to Make a Striped and Beaded Friendship Bracelet

A friendship bracelet is an accessory typically made from woven, braided or knotted strands of a flexible cord, such as hemp rope, embroidery floss or yarn. Store-bought friendship bracelets can be costly, but you can create your own at home for a fraction of the price. This striped and beaded brace