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Instructions for Japanese Stab Bookbinding

Japanese bookbinding is a decorative way to create your own small notebook. The books are recognized by their style of binding, which uses ribbon or decorative string. The booklets are ideal for notes or small drawings. You can add your own designs to the front and back of the book, which would make

Holiday Construction Paper Crafts

Construction paper is used for many easy holiday crafts.Stack of Die Cut Papers image by Allen Stoner from Fotolia.comWhether it’s Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, Halloween or Christmas, many families decorate their homes for the holidays. Encourage your kids to get...

How to Make a Swinging Walkway to a Tree House

Swinging walkways and rope bridges are an inexpensive and creative way to provide access to treehouses, between trees and from hilltops and ridges to adjoining trees. You can build small and short-span swinging walkways out of rope and planks. Longer walkways and walkways that are designed for a lot

How to Make Feather Headpieces

Feather headpieces, also sometimes known as fascinators, provide a bold fashion statement for any occasion. Wear a feather headpiece, and you can dress up your plain old jeans and T-shirt outfit or embellish a look for a special day when you pair one with an evening gown or wedding dress. With basic

How to Sew a Credit Card Holder

Formal occasions and sightseeing trips are only two instances when a smaller purse is needed. Most of the time a regular wallet isn't sufficient. Or perhaps yo need to carry essentials but would like to do it neatly and stylishly. Make a credit card holder in a casual or more formal fabric, helping

How to Make a Rubber Stamp Using Mouse Pads

Replace that old mouse pad if you want, but don't throw the old one away just yet. You can make your own durable rubber stamp using a design that you like or use a design of your own creation. All you need is that old mouse pad and a few basic household items.

How to Mod Podge Letters

Mod Podge is a product useful in decoupaging items. It acts as an all-in-one glue, sealer and finish for paper crafts, woodworking and other homemade decor. Using the product to add letters to crafts is not a difficult task if you follow the directions. Mod Podge is water-based for quick cleanups an

Ornaments Made From Clothes Pins

Clothespins exemplify the height of versatility in craft-making. You can use them to make clips, jewelry, dolls and even Christmas tree ornaments. Clothespin ornaments are a perfect project for kids: most ornaments require just a few simple steps, like gluing and adding decorations. Keep...

How to Sew Seams in Jeans

Jeans were invented in 1873 by Levi Strauss. They were invented to be strong, for wear by miners who had migrated to the West Coast for the gold mine rush. Today, even fashion jeans give a nod toward the strong structure of original jeans, complete with rivets and the double-strong flat-felled seam.

How to Thin Alkyd Paint

Alkyd paint is often used on walls, trims, doors, and even furniture. The alkyd paint's oil base makes it a great choice for any one of these applications, but its thickness also makes it more difficult to apply without leaving brushstroke marks. There is one way to thin alkyd paint enough to make i

How to Get Ink Into a Tattoo Gun

Tattoos are a common form of body art throughout the world. In the United States, tattoo parlors are regulated by the government because of the inherent risk of transmission of blood-born illnesses that comes with tattooing. To prevent the spread of disease, tattoo artists must undergo training and

How to Create Spiders for an Art Activity

Those creepy, crawly arachnids, also known as spiders, appear in several children's stories, songs and nursery rhymes, which may spark children's curiosity about these creatures. Get children actively involved in the story-telling and song-singing by helping them create spider crafts that they can u

How to Customize Sneakers With Embroidery

Sneakers can make a real style statement, especially when you customize them with your own creative designs. Embroidering a plain pair of sneakers can make them instantly one-of-a-kind. With some patterns you download, or design your self, and some embroidery thread, you can turn your drab, simple s

Hershey S'mores Crafts

S'mores are made by sandwiching half of a Hershey's chocolate bar and a large toasted marshmallow between two graham crackers. Whole s'mores, or just the marshmallows, are traditionally toasted over an open flame, making it a classic campfire dessert. Bring this outdoor delight to the craft table by

How to Soft Sculpture a Life Sized Frame

A life-size soft-sculptured frame is used in the theater and in school plays. The soft-sculpted fabric frame size is determined by the intended purpose. Framing an individual sitting in a chair requires a smaller frame than one where a person is standing upright. The frame is made over a base of car

How to Make Homemade Rugs

Create an eco-friendly rag rug for the bedroom, bathroom or den by using fabric scraps and braiding. Rag rugs are easy to make and can be created as a family project. Using old, worn-out clothing, bed linens, torn drapery fabric or remnants from past projects recycles the fabric and keeps it out of

How to Remove Paint From a Wood Dresser

To remove paint from a wood dresser, you need to use a chemical stripper, which will remove paint while preserving the quality of the wood. You can find chemical strippers in various forms (pastes and liquids) at most hardware stores. In order to successfully and safely chemically strip a wood dress

How to Make Placecard Holders

Setting the table for special events with family and friends is one of the delights of entertaining. From the selected overall color scheme to the choice of dinner plates and stemware, preparing a table is an important part of a special event. One way to enhance the decor of a table setting is to in