Grommets and eyelets are the metal rings that reinforce the holes in your corset, through which you thread the cording. This tutorial gives you some good advice on choosing, placing and attaching grommets and eyelets to your own hand sewn corsets.
Make a fun and inviting Christmas wreath this holiday season and impress your friends and family with your creative skills! For this project, you will need a pre-made wreath, wire edged ribbon, glue gun, scissors, and additional accoutrements like decorative berries and cinammon sticks.Keltie Colleen from Mahalo gets in touch with her resourceful side and shows you how.
You can recycle your own cardboard boxes and get sheets of beautiful, handmade paper. It's quite easy. You'll need a paper mold, but those are very easy to make (you can use a cake pan or baking dish in a pinch!)
Not sure what to get your sweetheart for her upcoming birthday? Make something handmade for her special day that she will remember for a lifetime! In this video, learn how to build a fabulous jewelry box, perfect to fit and organize her large jewelry box collection in.
In order to make a snowflake wreath ornament, you will need the following: a snowflake punch, adhesive, foam, rhinestones, card stock, a hole punch, a circle cutter, scraps of paper, and ribbon.
Making handmade paper adds a personal touch to invitations, stationary, and other crafts. Learn how to make your own recycled handmade paper with this free paper making video series.
Etsy is the place to get all your handmade needs and wants met. Etsy encourages personal connections between sellers and consumers. On Etsy you can connect with the handmade and crafty communities, and learn more about the process of making handmade goods like soaps, candles, invitations and more.
Handmade cards with rubber stamps can be made easily with the following instructions. First, fold a sheet of cardstock in half horizontally or vertically, whichever way you prefer to make your card. Then, trim around the edges with scrapbooking scissors to create a design, or leave the edges straight. You can also find rubber stamps with inspirational messages that you can stamp straight onto the cardstock. Now you can decorate the card front with any rubber stamp you like, but stamp it onto ...
Today you will learn how to make two different Christmas ornaments that you can hang from your Christmas tree. You will need decorative stamps, decorative hole punch, rubber stamp ink pad, styrofoam bowls, fake flowers, acrylic paint, ribbon and clips for hanging. This is a fun project for the holidays that you can do with family and friends. Handmade Christmas ornaments are always better than store bought ornaments.
You can make custom handmade paper yourself using these easy to follow steps. You need a blender and some patience.
In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make handmade treat boxes. Materials needed for this project are trimmer with scoring blade, PDF template, cardstock, scissors, Fiskars fingertip craft knife, Fiskars templates, Fiskars ultra shape Xpress, decorative scissors and embellishments. Download the PDF template from http://artycrafty.wordpress.com, print it out on a cardstock on the non-decorative side and cut out the shape along the thick line. Then score along the dotted l...
You can create handmade love letters and personal paper gifts by using your very own homemade ink. This video goes in depth on how you can make your own ink at home using an ink stick and ink stone. This is the traditional way that the Chinese make their ink to use in Calligraphy and brush painting. The ink stick is made of soot from burning oil. There are different grades of ink sticks according to the Chinese standard so watch for that when you are purchasing these supplies. The ink stone i...
Stumped on what to get your makeup-loving best friend this holiday season? In this tutorial, makeup artist Koren shows us how to make a handmade mini makeup palette in the comfort of our own home! By following this tutorial and adding your own bling or personalized message to the palette using markers and glitter, you have a special, personal gift to give a loved one.
You will need one pair of cute, funky socks for this tutorial, as well as some stuffing for the doll. This is an easy craft to do - turn some socks into something cute and clever! A fun little gift for anyone.
Upcycle your old T-shirts into a classy and fashionable corset top! All you need are some basic sewing notions, in addition to eyelets and eyelet pliers. Embellish your corset top with ribbon, appliques, rhinestones or any other accessory you fancy.
Make a pop-up Christmas card this holiday season and impress your friends and family with your creative skills! For this project, you will need double-sided tape, craft scissors, decorative hole punch, decorative stickers and construction paper. Keltie Colleen from Mahalo gets in touch with her resourceful side and shows you how.
Make some fun Christmas tree ornaments for this holiday season and impress your friends and family with your creative skills! FOr this project, you will need styrofoam balls, pipe cleaners, scissors, glue gun and snowflake stickers. Keltie Colleen from Mahalo gets in touch with her resourceful side and shows you how.
All you need is some stiff paper, like craft paper or card stock. Then follow this video to fold two pieces (make sure they are roughly the same size) into a lovely and easy gift box. Then wrap it and stick it under the tree!
When it comes to staying safe, we all know that dish detergents, spray cleaners, and any sort of bleaching cleaners are bad for our health, since they distribute potentially cancer-causing toxins into the air.
Everyone loves the personal touch of a homemade greeting card, so why send such a beautiful gift in a plain white envelope? To maintain the crafty beauty of your card, why not make a custom envelope to go with it?
In this video, you will learn how to create a custom gift bag. Before you watch, you will want to download the pdf template for the bag, by visiting artycrafty.wordpress.com. First, you will print the template out onto decorative craft paper, which should be A4 letter-sized. Next, you will cut around the solid lines, as shown on the template, and cut out any additional decorative stencils, as you wish. While watching the video, you are free to decorate the pieces of paper any way you would li...
This video teaches us how to make shaker cards. These are cards that have a sort of window where you can see glitter or confetti moving about when you shake the card. You start off with your card base. A good size is 6" by 8". You take your front image, either a picture you have or stamp one yourself. Attach this image to the front of your card base. Line your image with thick double sided tape. Don't leave any gaps or your glitter will leak out. Next you cut your window. This will be the ver...
Sewing an apron is a simple and easy sewing project that anyone can do. Learn how to sew a handmade apron with tips on apron patterns and materials from a seamstress in this free sewing video.
Watch to learn how to change the color of handmade paper with a Glimmer Mist spray.
In this tutorial, we learn how to heat emboss a stamped image for a handmade card. First, use the stamp to grab ink and then lay it down on a piece of card stock. After this, cover it in ink and start to add heat to it. You will see the image start to change color when you do this. It will turn to a metallic sort of color when you add the heat to it. Once you have added heat to the entire thing, you will be finished with the embossed stamp effect! Do this for any type of stamp you want and ha...
Fun and colorful, these embroidered bracelets come in a variety of heart-warming subjects and fashionable styles. They make fast, easy gifts, and are great for party favors! And the best part? They're made almost entirely in the embroidery hoop! Learn how to embroider your own beautiful bracelet to give as a gift with this instructional embroidery video.
In-the-Embroidery Hoop pot holders use a thermal lining and ironing board fabric to protect your hand from the heat. And, when you are not using the embroidered pot holders to handle warm dishes, they lay flat to become a hot pad or trivet! Watch this instructional embroidery video and obtain the skills needed to make your own beautifully embroidered potholder!
Watch this video to learn how to make a hand made metal clasp.
Do you love purses and handbags but don't have the money to buy a new one? Why not make your own handmade purse with the expert tips and instructions in this free sewing video series.
Amy Kline shows us in this arts and crafts series, how to make a hemp beaded necklace. Yes, you’ve seen them around the necks of all of the coolest people in town. Now learn how to make your own with relatively little training or financial outlay. Our expert will show you how to measure the length of your necklace to match your body size, how to anchor the necklace as you’re making it, and two different knotting techniques to create two different designs for your necklace. So the next time yo...
This is the simplest way to make a cup of tea. Everyone can drink it. You can serve it cold or hot. Just up to you :D enjoy ;)
Welcome to creating beaded jewelry. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make handmade beaded necklaces.
An electric mandrel spinner is a tool that grips materials to be spun or machined. Watch this instructional lampworking video to see how molten glass may be shaped with a mandrel spinner. Mandrels are commonly used to shape beads of glass into a desired size and shape for jewelry manufacturing. This video shows you how to remove the mandrels from a completed glass button.
A homemade toolbox project is a great DIY way of organizing your garden tools. This how to video shows you how to construct your very own toolbox with very few products.
In order to take the perfect picture of your handmade wooden project, it's helpful to have a lightbox that's similar to what professionals use but definitely cheaper to make yourself.
Just a quick and easy Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! Products. This simple scrapbooking, card making techniques amount to a really cute Christmas card. Video is in fast motion, but there is supporting text guiding you though the different processes. Make a quick and easy handmade Christmas card.