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Crafty Ideas

I enjoy many types of arts and crafts projects. One of my favorite projects is to make flowers for headbands, clippies and corsages.

felt flower art. There is a link on this page to get to a tutorial on how to make felt flowers!

DIY :: fabric peonies

Glue fake flowers to the bottom of a tall vase (or to stones you could drop in), fill with water, and top with a floating candle. Gorgeous and you could use any color to fit the room you put it in

Self-watering planter made from recycled bottles...clever clever.

craft tips: sharpening scissors, cleaning a paintbrush, glue gun tricks, etc.

Bake marbles at 325/350 for 20 min. Put in ice water to make them crack on the inside. Glue end caps to them with starter rings to create pretty pendants! Or Christmas ornaments

  • Nell Servold

    Second try: had to bake at 350 for 25-26 minutes. That time the large. clear marbles immediately cracked inside when dumped into the ice water and look pretty. Neither a large dark colored marble nor several small, colored marbles did not do as well for me. Colored flat sided "gems" did not crack nicelyl Will also try large, light colored marbles.

  • Nell Servold

    Have competed four necklaces; finished product looks pretty good, but need a little practice with gluing end caps and starter rings to look "professional". Will take them to craft show Sat. and see reaction. The large marbles look great! Couldn't find large light colored ones at Michael's or Walmart yesterday. Will keep looking. Great fun to experiment.

  • Darla Payne

    Where did you find the caps and started rings-they look great

  • Nell Servold

    @Darla Payne Found the end caps at Michael's (24 in pkg), but they didn't have the starter rings that day. Clerk suggested using silver head pins . Purchased the 3/4 in. length; inserted pin through hole in end cap, curled the pin into a circle on top to hold chain. Glued end cap/pin into place on marble. Looks pretty good.

How to set up a printer to print on brown paper lunch bags...so many possibilities!

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  • Nell Servold

    Note to me: website shows how to make purses out of baskets with handles. Neat

Put beads on wire then wrap around two nails to make a cross

Use $3 glasses, rubber bands, and spray paint to make a beautiful candle holder.

GET OUT! Turn a tablecloth into a rug. I'm totally doing this for the patio! Great way to add color outside (or inside) on the cheap!

Print photos on old book pages!

What an amazing way to remember grandparents...