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How to Make Felt Cupcake Pincushions

Written by on May 28, 2020 in Crafts, Felt Kits & Crafts, Tutorials with 3 Comments
How to Make Felt Cupcake Pincushions

Cupcake pincushions are adorable additions to any craft room and make great gifts for any seamstress or crafters. I enjoy making crafts.  The more unique and unusual, the more I like them.  If they happen to be easy enough to make in a few hours, then I know I will have a lot of fun.  […]

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How To Make a Sailors’ Valentine

Written by on May 27, 2020 in Crafts, Tutorials with 7 Comments
How To Make a Sailors’ Valentine

A Bit of History of the Origin of the Sailors’ Valentine In olden days, Sailors’ Valentines were handmade gifts by sailors to be given to their wife or girlfriend.  How sad it must have been to be a sailor in the 19th century and to be away from your true love for months, possibly even […]

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How to Make a Halloween Ghost with Fleece Tutorial

Written by on May 25, 2020 in Crafts, Decorations, Halloween Crafts, Tutorials with 0 Comments
How to Make a Halloween Ghost with Fleece Tutorial

Halloween Ghost Decoration Add a little fun to your Halloween table with this Halloween Ghost Decoration.  In this article, I share my step by step instructions to make your own ghost out of fleece.  He would be the perfect centerpiece for your party or just be a special friend to help you celebrate the holidays […]

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How to Make a Mad Hatter’s Hat

Written by on May 23, 2020 in Costumes, Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Tutorials with 3 Comments
How to Make a Mad Hatter’s Hat

Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter’s Hat from “Alice in Wonderland” The Mad Hatter’s hat worn by Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s new movie, Alice in Wonderland, is simply a glorious creation that we all can make and enjoy! In this article, I will be sharing my photos and step by step instructions to make your own […]

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Plastic Canvas Tutorial

Written by on May 22, 2020 in Crafts, Plastic Canvas, Tutorials with 0 Comments
Plastic Canvas Tutorial

Plastic Canvas is exactly what it sounds like.  The canvas you are stitching on is a plastic grid.  The stitch itself is a very easy needlepoint Continental Stitch, which is honestly just half of an cross stitch or half of an X. Worked on the plastic grid, the stitch looks like it is stitched over […]

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How to Make Beaded Easter Eggs

How to Make Beaded Easter Eggs

Beaded Easter Eggs Everyone loves a decorated beaded Easter egg! Many years ago, I wanted to think of something different, something special for my children on Easter.  Since we always have the traditional Easter egg hunt, I decided to make a special Easter egg for each precious chick. I sat down with the plastic eggs […]

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How to Make a Christmas Sleigh Centerpiece

How to Make a Christmas Sleigh Centerpiece

An Original Centerpiece Everybody loves to have an original centerpiece!  Making this beautiful Christmas centerpiece is pretty easy when you couple your own personal selections with the basic idea taught in this article. In my original sleigh centerpiece, I used beaded fruit and greenery so I could use this centerpiece from Thanksgiving through Christmas.  After […]

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Most Popular Halloween Perler Fused Bead Kits

Written by on May 13, 2020 in Halloween Crafts, Perler Bead Kits, Tutorials with 1 Comment
Most Popular Halloween Perler Fused Bead Kits

Perler Bead Kits are a Fun Halloween Project for Kids Halloween Perler Fused Bead Kits are such an easy and fun craft!  They are the perfect Halloween craft for parents to make with their children.  After they make their first kit design, kids love to create their own designs.  Even though they need their parents […]

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How to Decoupage a Wooden Decoupage Purse

Written by on May 11, 2020 in Crafts, Decoupage, Tutorials with 0 Comments
How to Decoupage a Wooden Decoupage Purse

A Real Treasure From My Past Decoupage purses were a popular fashion trend back in the 70’s.  I was in my early teens when my grandmother painstakingly made this wooden decoupage purse for me. I carried it with pride, not just because it was a popular fad, but because it was a gift from my […]

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How To Make Your Own Floss Separator for Cross Stitching or any Needlework

How To Make Your Own Floss Separator for Cross Stitching or any Needlework

Floss Separators are commercially sold and are sometimes included in cross stitch kits. Floss Separators are awesome to use when you have an empty separator card on hand. However, crafters often start a new needlework project when inspired and we don’t want to run to the store to purchase a floss separator and we certainly […]

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