Craft Making

How To : Craft cometa flower wedding favors

These cometa flowers are made from Italian cometa ribbon. Velvety and smooth, they are easy to craft with and can be quickly turned into beautiful blooms that can adorn your wedding favors. Take a gander at this video tutorial to learn how to make these gorgeous flowers.

How To : Craft a "Hugs and Kisses" chubby bird card

Baby birds, and baby animals in general, are traditional symbols of spring. With their bright, cheery faces and can't-resist fuzziness, they represent new life and rejuvenation during the spring season. Check out this crafting video to learn how to make a spring birdie "Hugs ...more

How To : Make a cute "One in a Melon" greeting card

Got a friend or family member who's truly unique and quirky? Then tell them they're "one in a million" by crafting this simple - and pun-laden - "One in a Million" greeting card. It features a delightful chubby melon and a bright pink bow. Card made using Sentimentals Cricu ...more

How To : Craft springtime candy boxes with scrapbook paper

Take your mind off the dreariness of winter by crafting for spring! These sturdy and beautiful candy boxes can be made in any color and design you'd like with simple - and inexpensive - scrapbooking paper. Check out this paper design tutorial for the details.

How To : Craft inexpensive mini blank cards with $1 supplies

These wee 3X3 cards may be small, but they sure do make a charming impact when sent to friends as Thank You cards or small "Just Because" notes. Made from craft supplies that can all be found at Michael's for $1 each, these mini blank cards are also wallet-friendly.

How To : Make a Lady Gaga inspired disco ball bra

Ladies, it doesn't have to be Halloween or a special dress-up party for you to wear this fabulous, diva-esque bra. In fact, we'd wear it under our "normal people" clothes while getting coffee just because it makes us feel fierce. Check out this fashion DIY video to learn how ...more

How To : Fold a kirigami cherry blossom with five petals

If you're not afraid to stray from your origami craft, then kirigami worth a shot. It's just like origami, but you're allowed to cut the paper, not just fold it. Kirigami makes origami look more mature and more accurate, like when it comes to flowers. This video will show you ...more

How To : Craft shrink art jewelry

After Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," it seems miniature is in. Shrink art is a way of crafting with sheets of plastic that shrink in the oven. The technique - which involves stamping and punching plastic sheets - creates everything from earrings to pins. This tutorial sh ...more

How To : Fold a 3D origami pyramid

In this tutorial, you will learn how to fold a 3D origami pyramid. This craft is fun to make and will definitely impress anyone who sees it. This particular pyramid is made with two different colored sheets of paper which lends a new kind of depth to your creation. So, grab so ...more

How To : Sew a felt geisha flower embellishment

Cat Morley and her adorable Scottish accent show you how to make a decorative square geisha flower that can be made into a pin or sewn onto clothes or accessories for extra embellishment. For this crafting project, you will need some felt, a square template of paper, a pencil, ...more

How To : Solve Channel Craft's Brain Teaser puzzle

This is a video puzzle tutorial on how to solve the Right Brain Teaser made by Channel Craft, which some people would call the game device of cruel torture. Channel Craft's Brain Teaser puzzles are crafted from cherry wood, and the ropes, beads and posts create obstacles to k ...more

How To : Stop your hard drive from vibrating

You know that really annoying whirring sound your computer makes when it's, well, working? That's due to your hard drive vibrating and creating a small noise while doing so. Luckily, you don't have to put up with a loud hard drive anymore. Take a gander at this computer hardw ...more

How To : Make homemade soap with Rosie O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell makes homemade soap in her craft corner. Learn to make festive homemade soaps with store bought soap, molds, coloring and your favorite scent. Make homemade soap with Rosie O'Donnell. Click through to watch this video on blip.tv

How To : Knit a skeleton cardigan sweater

This week's CRAFT Video Podcast is the second in a two part series on how to make intarsia/stranded knitting pattern from an image in Photoshop. We'll go from the gridded pattern we made last week to a knitted back panel for the sweater using a mixture of intarsia and stranded ...more

How To : Make a rag doll

Rag doll making is a fun and creative project that incorporates basic sewing and other craft techniques. Learn how to create handmade rag dolls with tips from a seamstress and craft expert in this free doll making video series. Part 1 of 14 - How to Make a rag doll. Make a rag ...more

How To : Make your own animated flip book

Why make a flip book? Because all animation – even stick-figure Flash animation and multilayered, highly technical 3-D effects – is built on, and can benefit from, the basics of the craft first developed by artists working at the beginning of the last century. And while fancy ...more

How To : Run a Successful Student Council Campaign

Running a successful student council campaign requires hard work and preparation. Whether you’re part of a candidate’s support group or a candidate yourself, you need to focus and give it all you’ve got. As Vince Lombardi said, “Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are ...more

How To : Craft and use the Redstone Repeater in Minecraft

Minecraft Beta 1.3 has introduced some awesome elements to the game, foremost among them for all you Redstone heads out there is the Redstone Repeater. It's a new block you can craft that allows you to adjust the delay on the redstone circuit passing through it, allowing more ...more

How To : Craft a spotted mushroom Valentine's Day card

Mushrooms are quite whimsical, cute fungi. Whether they're the ones you pick in clusters to eat or the animated, cartoonish ones you see adorning Sanrio notecards, they're very chubby and that chubbiness affords a great cute aesthetic value. Check out this card making video t ...more

How To : Craft a simple Hello Kitty girl's greeting card

When it comes to Valentine's Day, undoubtedly the Hallmark Holiday extraordinaire of the year, pink and red-hued cards are in plentiful stock at all major retailers. But rather than buy a mass-produced card, why not show a bit more love for your, well, love, by making your own ...more

How To : Craft a fun turkey hat for Thanksgiving

Have turkey on your mind - literally - this Thanksgiving by proudly sporting this Thanksgiving turkey hat. Buggy pom pom eyes make this turkey look a little deranged, but in the cutest way possible. This is a fun craft to make with kids to get them in the holiday mood. Learn ...more

How To : Change colors in a granny square for right handers

If you've proven yourself beautifully adept at making snug and cozy granny squares (usually used as coasters), then why not add some spice to your crafting by adding different colors to the mix? This tutorial takes granny squares to another level of crochet. Learn how to chan ...more

How To : Recycle a cereal box into a stationery set

Cereal boxes make great craft materials during the winter holidays, standing in for the much harder to bake and make gingerbread for faux gingerbread houses and making excellent durable ornaments. But did you know you can also use cereal boxes for cute spring crafts as well, ...more

How To : Turn T-shirts into cotton tube yarn

Yarn is certainly not the most expensive fabric-making material world, but why would you spend $5 for a roll when you can spin together yarn yourself? Learn how to craft expensive-looking cotton tube yarn by simply cutting it out of old, unused T-shirts. Watch this video to g ...more

How To : Make melt and pour Valentine's Day cupcake soaps

Despite appearances, these Valentine's Day cupcake soaps take almost no time to make and are easy to assemble. Craft an entire batch for friends as a Valentine's Day present or gift them to a conversation heart-addicted niece. Either way, these cupcake soaps are irresistably ...more

How To : Make polymer clay beads for jewelry making

Learn how to sculpt simple beads out of polymer clay with this free video art lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, including s ...more

How To : Fold an inverted Stella Conica

Bored with boxes? No longer content with cranes? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make an inverted stella conica from thirty sheets of paper using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to ...more

How To : Make an origami money butterfly

Is your love of money and butterflies only surpassed by your love of craft projects? Boy, are you in luck. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a dollar-bill butterfly using origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by- ...more

How To : Fold an origami army tank with one sheet of paper

Looking for a tough-guy (or tough-girl) craft project? You're in luck. With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper army tank with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as we ...more

How To : Fold an origami chopsticks holder

Looking for a craft project as easy as it is useful? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper chopsticks holder with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to g ...more

How To : Fold an origami decorative box

Looking for a fun and useful crafts project? Learn to make the most utile (and simplest) of origami sculptures, the paper box. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a decorative paper box using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art ...more

How To : Fold a "Prison Break"-style paper swan

Want to make a tough-guy paper swan in the manner of Prison Break protag Michael Scofield? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper crane using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and t ...more

How To : Fold a hopping origami frog

Don't just sit there, fold something! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to make a hopping paper frog toy using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started mak ...more

How To : Fold an origami crane for good luck

Learn to make the most basic of origami sculptures, the lucky paper crane. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper crane using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started ma ...more

How To : Fold an origami paper cat

Interested in adding a feline specimen to your paper menagerie? Perhaps a housecat? Have extra paper and time to match? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper cat (neko) using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper fo ...more

How To : Fold a piece of paper into an origami crane

Want to add an avian specimen to your paper menagerie? Have extra paper and time to match? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a crane using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get ...more

How To : Craft a cute origami dog with your kids

Looking for a fun kids' activity? Have a little bit of spare time and paper to match? Make a paper dog with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own canine from folded pap ...more

How To : Create a zoetrope

For a fun novelty project, try making a zoetrope at home. * A plastic coffee can lid * A strip of white paper 20" x 1.5" tall * A strip of black paper 20" x 3" tall * Glue, rubber cement or tape * A craft knife * A pencil * A ruler * A plastic coffee can lid * A strip of whit ...more

How To : Make a beaded wire ring

Create a simply beautiful beaded wire ring in minutes with this step by step guide. This delicate ring design will look simply lovely with any style of bead. Be creative. Learn how to craft this beaded wire ring by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial. Get beading!

How To : Make a tie-on beaded fringe necklace

In a recent episode of Gok Wan's Fashion Fix series, he used some beads to trim up the fringe on a sandal which gave us a great idea for a new take on fashion fringing: for a necklace! To make this project you will need cord and round glass beads. Simple! Learn how to craft th ...more

How To : Make a jeweled cuff-style bracelet

Eco...in this case also meaning 'economize' as we take an item that would normally have been thrown away & use it to make a cool fashion statement piece! This project is dedicated to the Green Guru Challenge and just uses household scraps headed for the trash, and turns them i ...more

How To : Make coin pearl drop earrings

Here's a 'How To Make' video for a pair of classy freshwater pearl earrings. For this project you will need some earring findings, jump rings, coin pearls, eye pins, head pins, and pearls. Learn how to craft these coin pearl drop earrings by watching this video jewelry-making ...more

How To : Make an "S" hook clasp for jewelry

This video jewelry-making tutorial shows how easy it to make an 'S' Hook Clasp. All you need is a piece of wire and some pliers. Learn how to craft an "S" hook clasp by watching this simple how-to video.

How To : Make a faceted heart and knotted bead necklace

This necklace is sure to get you noticed! This video shows you how to make a beautiful teal color faceted heart pendant on a knotted bead necklace. You will need waxed cord, glass beads, a heart pendant, a head pin, and scissors. Learn how to craft this necklace by watching th ...more

How To : Make a floating necklace using crimps

This video tutorial shows how to make a 'floating' or 'illusion' style necklace using crimp beads which are tricky but effective in jewelry-making projects. To make this necklace, you will need tiger tails, crimps, an extension chain clasp, jump rings, and beads. Learn how to ...more

How To : String a pendant to make a necklace

It's easy to craft custom jewelry at home. To string a pendant onto a necklace you will need an extension chain, a trigger clasp, cord tips and jump rings. Learn how to string a pendant for a necklace by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To : Make double drop beaded earrings

To make double drop earrings at home, you will need fishhook earring findings, head pins, 5mm jump rings, beads, and some pliers. Learn how to craft custom double drop earrings by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To : Use a scroll saw

Here's a great introduction to the scroll saw. If you're a craft woodworker, you probably already know what a useful tool it is. It's the best saw for making precision cuts in wood, plastic, and metal.

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