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This is an easy, step by step tutorial showing how to make gorgeous handmade paper roses that can be used to embellish crafts, handmade cards and more.EDITOR'S CHOICE
This simple tutorial will show you how to grow your very own sea-monkeys.EDITOR'S CHOICE
Learn how to print beautiful patterns, photos and designs on fabric using your home inkjet printer.EDITOR'S CHOICE
Learn how to make this super cute bling covered contact lens case with this easy, step by step tutorial. I have also included some clever ideas for alternate uses for your new sparkly case.EDITOR'S CHOICE
This is my personal review of the Sizzix Big Shot die cut and embossing machine.
Looking for some simple and frugal Valentine's Day crafts to make? You have come to the right place! When it comes to gifts, I think handmade is the best and in this economy, frugal gifts are the way to go. There are so...
Make pretty snowflakes using coffee filters with this easy tutorial.EDITOR'S CHOICE
Learn how to make your own glimmer mists to add shimmer to your craft projects using this easy step by step tutorial.
This tutorial will show you how to use permanent markers and rubbing alcohol to make your own alcohol inks for your scrapbooking and craft projects. I think you will be very happy with the finished product and with the...EDITOR'S CHOICE
Create a lovely cone shaped Christmas tree covered in sparkly rhinestones. This Christmas decoration is easy and inexpensive to make and you can enjoy it for many more years to come.EDITOR'S CHOICE
In order to kick start the holiday season, I did some scented pine cones recently and I am loving the sweet and spicy holiday smell that is lingering in the air in my apartment right now. This started me thinking about...
This is a simple and easy tutorial on how to make cinnamon and clove scented pine cones for the holidays. I was very excited to do this because I know that pine cones are always popular around this time of year and the...EDITOR'S CHOICE
Flowers made from an old red t-shirt. Jamie Brock For a while now I've been making these pretty fabric flowers out of old t-shirts. They are super easy so I couldn't resist sharing here. If you have an old shirt or any...EDITOR'S CHOICE
I love crafts that are inexpensive and easy on the pocketbook so that is what this hub is all about. You don't have to go out and buy a bunch of expensive craft supplies to produce a stunning finished project. Sometimes...
Learn how to make this cute Halloween pumpkin or Jack o Lantern luminary from a 2 liter soda pop bottle. This craft takes very little time to complete, it is budget friendly and it's perfect to decorate your home for...EDITOR'S CHOICE
DIY Halloween wreath- Easy and inexpensive to make! Jamie Brock Looking for cute, inexpensive Halloween decorations to make? Learn how to make this pretty, fluffy Halloween wreath for a couple dollars at most! I got...EDITOR'S CHOICE
I love all of the zipper flowers I keep seeing so I decided to try and make one and now I'm hooked! Let me tell you, if you are looking for an easy, quick and inexpensive project, this is the one for you. Not only are...
Train shaped chalkboard Jamie Brock This tutorial will show you how to make a chalkboard shaped train to hang on a wall, perfect for a little boys room. Not only is it inexpensive to make, It's very easy and does not...
Black flowers are perfect for Halloween. You can use them as a centerpiece or table scape on your kitchen table or you could sit them on a table or shelf in your living area along with other Gothic pieces, like a...
Through my recent experience of dealing with what seemed like a problematic sewing machine, I want to help others who may be having similar problems with their machines. It can be frustrating to have a sewing machine...
Crepe Paper Rosettes Jamie Brock Crepe paper streamers make festive party decorations but there are lots of other ways you can decorate using crepe paper. In this hub tutorial, I will show you how to turn plain crepe...
Crepe paper carnations and rolled flowers Jamie Brock Crepe paper isn't just for party decoration, it's a great material, wonderful for making crafts with as well. It comes in just about any color you can imagine and...EDITOR'S CHOICE
Years back, when my sister and I were little, my mom would take us to the children's clinic at the Indian Hospital when we got sick. Within the hospital there was also a dental clinic that we had to go to sometimes. It...
I recently shared a hub about different ways pretty patterned papers, like scrapbook paper and others, can be used for different craft projects and a few of them were home decor crafts but there are still so many things...
This is a easy, step by step tutorial on how to fold origami stars, otherwise known as lucky stars, dream stars or wishing stars. They are small in size and made from narrow strips of decorative papers. It is ideal to...EDITOR'S CHOICE
This is a free printable paper pack for you to print and enjoy. The bright colors will make lots of catchy paper crafts. I shared some ideas of what you can do along with each set below. Most have white backgrounds and...
I love doing paper crafts because they are easy and quick and there is an impressive selection of decorative papers to choose from. You can find decorative scrapbook papers at lots of different stores nowadays, plus you...EDITOR'S CHOICE
These rhinestone covered bottles are beautiful and elegant and will add that decorative touch to any room in your home. If you were to go out and buy something similar to these you would have to pay a pretty penny. ...EDITOR'S CHOICE
UV gel polish is all the rage right now! It's a special kind of nail polish that is made to be used with a UV lamp. After each coat you put your nails under the lamp and it cures the polish into a hard, shiny and...
Invisible plate hangers or adhesive disk hangers, as they are sometimes called, are wonderful to use for hanging plates on your walls. They are a fairly new type of plate hanger that will display your plates safely but...EDITOR'S CHOICE
I love decorating my walls with framed photos, art and various other decor there have been times that I've been guilty of taking what seemed the easiest route by skimping on the right hardware or just making do with...
Learn how to make a beautiful embellished tote bag to carry your books or other things in. This project is quick, easy and it's very inexpensive to make. The flower embellishments on the tote are made from fabric. Any...
Save your empty cereal boxes and turn them into clever crafts! As some of you may already know, I'm a huge fan of using materials that often end up in the recycle bin or garbage can for making arts and crafts projects....
This is a 4th of July free printable patterned paper pack along with some printable cupcake picks. I made these using a photo editing and image program and for some of them I used free graphics resources that I found...
These sparkly, jeweled firecrackers make perfect decorations for the 4th of July! They are super easy to make and you won't have to spend a bunch of money on craft supplies. They are basically painted toilet paper tubes...EDITOR'S CHOICE
Learn how to make a fancy 3D chandelier from a frozen pizza box. Three dimensional chandeliers are a popular choice for party decorations. In fact, we are using several of them for my daughters high school graduation...
Survival kits are easy and inexpensive handmade gifts that you can give to friends and loved ones. In this hub I share lots of different survival kit ideas plus links to survival kit tutorials.EDITOR'S CHOICE
Fireflies are some of the most fascinating insects you will ever see if you have been fortunate enough to see one. Unfortunately, they are not as common as they once were. Where have all of the fireflies gone?
Learn how to make beautiful large decorative letters to decorate your home with from cheap foam letters you can purchase from the craft supply store.
Welcome to my list of favorite songs from the 1970's and 1980's. It is a great mix of retro songs, along with the original videos.
Making crafts out of aluminum cans is a great way to recycle so they don't end up in landfills. This is a round-up of several easy aluminum can craft ideas and tutorials.
Learn how to make easy tin can crafts, use tin cans to organize and lots more with this tin can craft and decor round-up with 20 different tin can craft and decor tutorials.EDITOR'S CHOICE
Learn how to take a thrift store find and make it fabulous. This hub has easy, step by step instructions on how to refurbish an old jewelry box.
Learn how to make eggshells into beautiful candles for Easter. Eggshell votive candles make great gifts or you could use them to decorate your home for Easter.EDITOR'S CHOICE
The Mason jar has to be one of the most useful inventions on the planet. They are not used for just canning and preserving foods anymore. Nowadays Mason jars are used and re-used in tons different creative ways. One of...EDITOR'S CHOICE
For a very long time now, I have kept my feelings bottled up and never truly expressed exactly how I feel about the way the media has been portraying women for the last several decades in our society. I guess it's time...
This is a set of free scrapbook printables for Easter. You can use these to make lots of different paper crafts for Easter.
Recently I made my my own Easter tree since I had lost my other one during a move. I thought it turned out really cute but after I finished it, I had nothing to decorate it with. I remember that I used to have several...
Glow sticks are TONS of fun! In this hub you will learn lots of different, fun and unexpected ways to use glow sticks but first, have you ever wondered what causes a glow stick to glow? The glow is actually made from...EDITOR'S CHOICE
Make a decorative Easter tree with this easy, step by step tutorial. It is inexpensive to make and you can use it to decorate your home during Easter for many years to come.
You may have read my hub tutorial on how to make your own gift boxes but I wanted to share an even easier way to make them. A while back I had purchased Martha Stewart's Scoring Board but just recently got over my fear...EDITOR'S CHOICE
If you would like to learn how to make your own DIY gift boxes ,you have come to the right hub. I am talking about cute, good quality gift boxes like you buy at a store and you can make them different sizes, too. Making...EDITOR'S CHOICE
I did a Easter Craft round-up hub recently and I was surprised at how many Easter wreath and topiary tutorials I saw. I decided I needed to do one more hub just on tutorials for Easter wreaths and topiaries. These are...
Learn how to make these super cute sequin firecrackers to decorate your home for the 4th of July. This craft is very easy and lots of fun. It's a great one for kids too. This step by step tutorial shows you exactly...
I remember way back when I was pregnant with you, they said it would be a boy. For some reason I doubted that in my head. I guess I thought I was a girl factory and there was just no chance of a boy coming from me so I...
Learn how to make stickers with the Xyron 500 create a sticker machine with this easy to follow, photo illustrated tutorial.
It is getting to be that time of year. Easter will be here before you know it, so of course I had to round up some tutorials for all my crafty readers and friends. In my opinion, these are some of the best free...
I was so amazed at all the free printables for St. Patrick's Day I found on the internet that I just had to do another round-up of just free printables! There are lots of different ones out there. The ones I am...
In addition to the other holiday printables that I made, I wanted to do some St. Patrick's Day scrapbook papers and tags. These are completely free for you to download and print at home. You can do lots of fun paper...
St. Patrick's Day is a day of celebration to many especially for those in Ireland but even here in the United States school's have St. Patrick's Day parties for the kids, bars and pubs celebrate and serve green beer and...
I hate to admit it but St. Patrick's Day is usually one of those holidays that kind of pass by and I don't think too much of it until I get pinched for not wearing green. This year I thought it would be neat to make...
Using chalkboard paint for craft projects and home decor pieces is all the rage now. How neat is it that you can make any surface you want into a chalkboard?! There are tons of different things you can do with this...
Empty toilet paper rolls usually land in the trash can but you may think twice before tossing them after you see all of these clever home decor pieces and paper crafts. Each and every one of these projects were made...EDITOR'S CHOICE
I recently acquired quite a huge lot of vintage buttons so I went searching online for some cute button craft ideas and so it made perfect sense to do a button craft tutorials round-up while I was at it. As usual, I am...
This vintage button guide contains valuable information about different types of vintage buttons including how to test them to see what they are made from. Also, learn how to safely clean and care for vintage and...EDITOR'S CHOICE
I never stop being amazed at all of the beautiful yet inexpensive home decorating ideas people share. This time it is fabulous wall art made from fabrics in multiple embroidery hoops strategically placed on the wall. ...
You don't have to pay a lot of money for Valentine's Day home decor when you can make it yourself for little or next to nothing. Lots of these decor items are made with things like buttons, crepe paper, tissue paper...
I love free clip art, especially Valentine's Day clip art. I wanted to gather up some great links to help anyone in their search to find the best available clip art as Valentine's Day is just around the corner. You will...
I recently bought a used sewing machine and I'm super excited about trying it out. I was originally researching some easy sewing projects for myself but when I saw how many were out there I wanted to do a round-up and...
You can do more than eat with a dinner plate. You can use dinner plates as home decor. Hang decorative plates on your wall to help create a lovely home interior.
This is an extensive list of great tips and tricks for all who love arts and crafts. I hope you find these tips both helpful and inspirational. There are tips for painting, paper crafts, using rubber stamps, polymer...EDITOR'S CHOICE
I have gathered 12 easy and inexpensive Valentine's Day craft projects. Each craft comes with easy to understand, illustrated tutorials. You can make these crafts and give them as Valentine's Day gifts or decorate your...
Who doesn't love a beautiful handmade gift? Nothing says I love you more than taking the time and effort to hand make a beautiful gift for someone special. Plus with Valentines Day on the way maybe I can help ease some...
Don't miss out on Christmas crafts just because you are on a budget. See 15 easy and cheap Christmas crafts with tutorials included.
You really don't have to spend a lot of money decorating your home for Christmas. There are many ways to decorate that are both tasteful and inexpensive for the holiday season. As usual, I turned to the internet to...
I thought it was time to share some more frugal home decor ideas. Are you getting tired of your old headboard? Maybe you are looking to get a new one that doesn't cost a fortune. Have you thought about making your own...
I love Valentine's Day, not because its mushy but because of all the hearts! So it was really easy for me to make more free printable scrapbook papers just for Valentine's Day. Of course, these papers are not just...
Here are some free printable patterned papers for Christmas that you can use for scrapbooking and other holiday paper crafts. These holiday patterned papers would be great for card making, embellishments and can even...
I recently became inspired to make some free printable patterned papers for Halloween. Over the years, I have downloaded lots of free scrapbooking, card making printables and patterned papers from around the net so I...
A great idea for frugal handmade gifts would be to make homemade bath and beauty products and put them in pretty packaging such as jars, baskets or cute containers. There are so many free bath and beauty recipes out...
Need ideas for the perfect yet inexpensive, homemade gift? How about a gift in a jar! A gift in a jar is a jar containing all the ingredients for a type of food for quick and easy preparation by the recipient. Whether...EDITOR'S CHOICE
Enjoy this mega-list of some of the best free Halloween printables on the internet. From printable Halloween cupcake picks, invitations to bingo cards, there is something here for everyone.
You can make your own gift bows that look just as fancy as store bought ones. See this fully illustrated DIY handmade gift bows tutorial with step by step instructions.EDITOR'S CHOICE
I am absolutely amazed at some of the awesome wire wrapped jewelry I've been seeing lately online. Of course, I tried to get out there and see what freebies I could find but these free tutorials were a little bit...EDITOR'S CHOICE
As I was looking around today online at some crochet and knitting patterns, I couldn't help but notice all of the awesome free crochet and knitting tutorials out there. Knitting and crochet is definitely the thing I am...
The Tiger Barb is one of the most popular ornamental fish for the home aquarium. Learn all about the Tiger Barb here.
Are you having trouble picking the right movie? Maybe movie night is coming up and you want to find the perfect movie for the occasion that everyone will like...Let's face it, there are TONS of movies out there and...
Back in mid February 2011, I published a hub about my experience with Google AdSense explaining how my Adsense account had been disabled for invalid click activity which they specified was a violation of their terms of...
There are lots of great tutorials out there for DIY bridal hair accessories. Not only is planning for a wedding stressful but the cost of a wedding can really add up and before you know it, you are spending a fortune!...
This is a simple tutorial showing how to make embellished clothespins or pegs as some people call them. I see these quite often on craft blogs and recently, I saw several sets of them for sale on Etsy so they are quite...EDITOR'S CHOICE
So you want to learn how to make marble magnets! Marble magnets are fun, easy and inexpensive to create. You can personalize them however you want. You can make them for your own refrigerator or magnetic bulletin...
Yo-Yo flowers are easy to make. Learn how to make a fabric Yo Yo flower. Step by step instructions for making YoYo flowers. Easy pattern to make Yo-Yo flowers with photos. These are easy and fun to make.
I love the look of handmade fabric flowers as you can probably tell from a few of my other hubs! They come in many shapes and sizes and they are a super easy DIY project. Flowers made from fabric make great...
Big fancy rings, also known as statement rings, are really in style lately. I am seeing these large, stylish rings everywhere.. From Swavorski crystals to big stones, gems and charms they are adorned with all sorts of...
**Update** I got an email from AdSense today and they say that upon further review they are reversing their decision and reinstating my account. SO, I guess maybe they finally saw I did not do anything wrong. I am very...
I just heard that Bristol Palin had a corrective jaw surgery.. Boy, does that bring up memories for me! I had corrective jaw surgery years ago. I don't know if hers was as extensive as mine but either way, it's a life...
If you have read some of my previous hub tutorials on pendant making, you will see I have mentioned EnviroTex Lite resin quite a bit. I've been wanting to write a hub just on EnviroTex Lite because I have found it to...EDITOR'S CHOICE
It's getting to be that time of year again and I've been seeing LOTS of great free Valentine's Day printables all around the internet. I already had a few bookmarked for myself so I said what the heck-why don't I...
Is love destiny or a choice? Is there such thing as a soulmate?
Welcome to my free printable scrapbook papers and embellishments hub! As you look over the list of links to free downloads, you will see that I have a few links to some digital scrapbooking freebies as well as some...
Did you know there are tons of sites out on the internet that have free printable coloring pages for kids? Instead of buying coloring books you could just print whatever you want right from your home printer. Better...
For quite some time now I have noticed tons of free printables out there on the internet. Any time I have ever needed a pattern or template I just go to google search. I've always found exactly what I needed at the...
You don't have to have a masters in Interior Design or tons of money to achieve a fabulous home interior. This has always been a topic of interest for me because I've never really had a whole lot of money to spend for...
Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays so it was lots of fun to put together this list of craft tutorials for you. In addition to the tutorials, I found some lovely clip art, sweet recipes and a link to some...
I love making resin and polymer clay pendants. They are two of my most favorite things to work with. The main reason is because clay and resin are easy to work with and I always come out with awesome, professional...
Until recently I didn't really know what it meant when you upcycle something. I had seen and heard the word a few times, here and there, but never really took the time to look it up. I am glad I did. In some of my...
Learn how to make note cards from paint swatches with matching envelopes. Use this simple and easy tutorial.
If you could save hundreds of dollars and stock up on the products you truly use in your household, wouldn't you do it? That is what I was thinking as I watched this show on TLC called Extreme Couponing. It profiled...
One of my most favorite things to do is make my own envelopes for handmade greeting cards, letters, and notes. These are easy and fun to create and they are sure to impress that special recipient. I have used all kinds...
Do you love snowflakes? Take a look at these easy DIY snowflake crafts.
There are just too many great Christmas craft tutorials out there not to share some of them with you. I took a little time and gathered up a mega list of tutorials that really stood out to me. I am a huge fan of...
I love the look of handmade fabric flowers. They are so pretty and versatile, too! What is even better is how simple they are to make. Most do not require a whole lot of material so they are perfect for using up all...
I love working with used bottle caps to make pendants! I previously shared a hub tutorial on how to make bottle cap pendants here. But I've been experimenting and have come up with another version of the bottle cap...
Learn how to make inchies for scrapbooking, handmade greeting cards and other paper crafts. Inchies are great for all kinds of paper crafts. Inchies help embellish many paper crafts.
Domino pendants are very popular these days and they are easy to make too. Learn how to make a super cute domino pendant with these easy step by step instructions.
Learn how to make a square tile pendant with this easy step by step tutorial. These DIY pendants are inexpensive to make and they make perfect gifts.
Learn how to make singed, layered fabric flowers with simple step by step instructions. Use them to embellish hair clips, a plain t-shirt, or make them into a brooch, etc.
Paper crafts are easy peasy and a great way to recycle. I love paper crafts because I always have paper around the house. Whether it's old newspapers laying around or old magazine pages, scraps from scrapbook paper or...
Shopping at the Dollar Tree is the best. It has the most variety of merchandise of all the dollar stores. They even sell name brand cosmetics for only 1.00. Anything you are looking for you can find at the Dollar Tree.
Looking for any easy paper craft project that yields beautiful results? With just some scissors, paper and a glue gun you can make gorgeous roses made from paper! I've been thinking about ideas of what could be done...
Polymer clay is very easy to work with and it makes great finished jewelry pieces. You may be wondering what exactly polymer clay is. Polymer clay is a kind of modeling clay that can be baked in a toaster or home oven...
The Cricut Create is one of the best die cutting machines on the market but just because it's good doesn't mean it has to be expensive to purchase or use. Learn money saving tips and other clever tricks and ideas for...
Learn how to make your own vinyl wall quotes using your Cricut die cut machine. Read this easy tutorial.
Vinyl wall quotes and vinyl wall art can be expensive. Learn how to make your own vinyl wall quotes and vinyl wall art with contact paper. It sticks to the walls just the same!
Happy Halloween garland from cereal boxes Jamie Brock While scouring the internet for inspiration and ideas for some DIY Halloween decor, I saw some very cute handmade Halloween garlands and banners. So, I was feeling...
Do you need some big letters for a sign, artwork or wall hanging? See this quick and easy tutorial on how to use Photoshop and your home printer to make big letters in any font you choose.
Broken and used crayons can be turned into new ones. Learn how to recycle old used crayons. Make a broken crayon new again. How to recycle crayons. Step by step instructions. Get all those used and broken crayons...
Bottle cap pendants are all the rage these days and they are really easy to make. If you have decided to make your own bottle cap pendants, you have a couple of different options. You can choose to use new ones...
Have you ever wondered how to make one of those cute bottle cap pendants that are so popular lately? You have come to the right place!! Not only are the adorable but they are very easy to make. OK, there's more! Not...