Remember those gold old days when you would craft bunches of red and pink valentines at home with your mom from construction paper and then tote them to school, bursting with excitement to see what pretty cards you'd receive in your Valentine's Day mailbox? Relive those tende ...more
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.
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
With football season in full swing and the famed Superbowl coming up, if you have a football fan in your life you've probably been updated as to which nights have been X-ed out on his calender for game night with the boys. Show your man you care for him - and his football obs ...more
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
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.
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.
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
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
Do you have an old picture of you and your family from when you were a little kid that you want to keep in perfect condition but not stored away in to dusty old album in the attic? Then watch this tutorial to learn how to create a "Time Flies" scrapbook layout. Marion makes a ...more
These melt and pour soaps kind of look like Belgian chocolate seashells, so be careful when you leave them lying around that no curious hands get to them and think they're food! Made from snail soap molds and two different colors of soap, this realistic snail soap is a cinch ...more
In this clip, learn how to make a giant hammer like Amy Rose carries in Sonic the Hedgehog. This hammer can be made with simple items that you may already have from other projects, or can be easily found at a craft store or Walmart. This hammer is super cool and realistic look ...more
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
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
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
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
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
This is one of my favorite projects, a wide format pinhole camera that uses 35mm film and is made from $10 in crafts store items.
This unbelievable paper craft toy is made of triangles and tape. Unlike origami, it has hinges and can transform to form many different 3D objects.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Don't just throw some paper napkins next to your plates and call it a day this Thanksgiving. Put some thought into your dinner table preparations and your guests will greatly appreciate it. Check out this crafting video to learn how to put together standing Thanksgiving turke ...more
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
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
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
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
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
When soap making, soap molds save you a lot of time, allowing you to produce prettily shaped bathtime goodies in less time and in greater quantities. Designs (decals) can then be added on top of these soaps for a personalized effect. Watch this soap tutorial to sud your craft ...more
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
Love roses and complicated craft projects? Make a beautiful decorative paper rose using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This 26-minute free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own roses from folded paper. For mor ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Some watch Prison Break for the nail-biting drama, others tune in for the origami cranes. This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper crane à la Prison Break protagonist Michael Scofield using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art ...more
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
Interested in adding an avian specimen to your paper menagerie? Maybe some sort of waterfowl? Have extra paper and time to match? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper swan using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of pape ...more
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.