How to Make Simple Crafts

How To : Make hairbows for kids with Simple Kids Crafts

Materials required are lace, hair band, scissors and glue. Start by cutting off a piece of lace around ten inches length using a scissors. Now apply glue at the edges of one end of the lace. And then join the other end of the lace together to form a circle. Now hold this lace ...more

How To : Craft a simple decorative frame with Mod Podge

Mod Podge is well known in the world of crafts, and if you haven't used it yet for your découpage needs, then you have to check out this video tutorial from Mod Podge Rocks. You'll learn a simple frame project, in which you'll make a beautiful DIY handmade frame with Mod Podge ...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 simple beaded dangle earrings

There's no need to shell out tons of money to wear the latest jewelry trend. Craft your own bohemian, indie-cool jewelry by checking out this DIY video. You'll learn how to put together simple metal dangle earrings with a bead at the bottom.

How To : Craft a simple "Joy" Christmas card using Cricut

Now that it's a week before Christmas, things are really down the wire. You've got your presents wrapped and your Christmas tree decorated, but what about your greeting cards? Make your Christmas cards special this year by crafting this "Joy" card using your Cricut. Make thi ...more

How To : Craft a pair of simple drop earrings

Interested in crafting your own jewelry? How about a pair of drop earrings? With this free DIY guide, you'll learn how to make a pair of simple but nevertheless elegant drop (also known as pendant) earrings. For a detailed, step-by-step overview of the earring making process, ...more

How To : Craft a simple woodland cardinal Christmas card

Times are tight right now, but that doesn't mean you can't have a holly jolly Christmas! Rather than purchasing a bunch of pricey Christmas greeting cards, why not make some personalized ones yourself? Check out this paper design video to learn how to craft an easy woodland c ...more

How To : Craft a simple shell necklace with your kids

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a simple shell necklace with your kids. To make this, you will need: a sea shell, a hot glue gun, and a necklace string. First, tie your string into a knot at the end of it. Next, grab your shell and apply glue with the hot glue gun to th ...more

How To : Do easy arts and crafts with kids

In this instructional video clip series, our expert will show you how to make many types of simple crafts with your children using easy to find materials. Show you child how to make simple Christmas and holiday crafts, projects using simple materials like clothes hangers and c ...more

How To : Do toddler-easy arts & crafts projects

Nancy Stone, a Parenting Coach, shares some Excellent ideas for helping children express themselves and learn new things through doing simple crafts. Finger painting is the best thing for toddlers because they love to get messy and they love to make art, but they aren’t able ...more

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Craft a Chinese abacus with your kids

Teach your kids about the ancient Chinese abacus, often used as a counting tool, with the help of a fun arts & crafts project! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to construct a Chinese abacus for fun with your kids. This is the perfect project for children ages ki ...more

How To : Craft a beginner layered PB & J sandwich soap

Layered soap is an effect used in everything from the simplest two-colored soaps to complex rainbow-hued and even checkerboard patterned soaps. Layering soap is actually a beginner's soapmaking method, so learn how to do this aesthetically interesting technique by watching thi ...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 : Make Amy Sedaris' Crafts for Poor People

The multi-talented Amy Sedaris (creator and star of TV show Strangers With Candy) has a new gut-busting venture, now available in bookstores near you. Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People is a tongue-in-cheek DIY guide to projects like seashell toilet seat covers and ringworm ...more

How To : Recycle old t-shirts into decorative bunting

Ah, bunting. In the crafting/Etsy world, bunting is one of the simplest pieces of decor to make as well as one of the cheapest, yet because of its minimalistic simplicity it's also one of the prettiest crafts ever. Bunting is basically garlands decorated with triangle-shaped ...more

How To : Make a simple origami paper wallet for beginners

When you muse on the topic of origami, you're probably imagining some pretty advanced stuff that sends your head - if not your fingers - for a spin. Modular dodecahedrons (what?) and magic squares, done by the more advanced origami artist, make the art seem too difficult for c ...more

How To : Origami a dove & turn it into a Christmas ornament

This origami video shows how to make a simple dove-like bird. I then go on to show you how to turn it into a hanging decoration. This would be great as a Christmas tree ornament or some other holiday decoration to represent peace. This simple project is a great holiday craft. ...more

How To : Make a quick and simple paper booklet without glue

Here's a quick and simple booklet that can be made out of two sheets of paper. It's great paper craft for a school project or just fun. All you need is paper and scissors. Fold both pieces of paper in half hamburger style. Use scissors to cut knotches into your fold. Fold your ...more

How To : Craft an herbal eye pillow for sewing beginners

In this video you will learn the basics of starting a beginner sewing project. The project featured in this video is an eye pillow. Eye pillows are filled with flax seed and essential dried herbs like lavender, spearmint, chamomile, etc.They are easy and fun to make and they m ...more

How To : Fold a simple five petal origami lily

Now that spring is almost upon us, it's time to shed your winter clothes, shovel the snow off the doorstep, and start your spring crafting! There's no better way to celebrate the return of life and color than with a flower origami craft.

How To : Fold a super easy and quick origami seashell

This seashell origami craft is amongst the easiest you will ever fold. Yet just because it's quick and simple to make doesn't mean it's not pretty. If you're a fan of all things ocean and aquatic life, then these little seashells would be adorable pieces to place on your tabl ...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 : Fold a cute origami fish for beginners

Are you sitting in class just a few minutes before the bell rings, and you swear every time you look at the clock that minute hand keeps going backwards or getting stuck rather than moving forward to your freedom? Then power through those last horrendous minutes by crafting t ...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 a laminated kid's spring bookmark

One way to get your kids to read more books is not by forcing them to do so, but by making the reading experience fun by giving them these cute handcrafted bookmarks. Made simply from cardstock and paper designs, these cheery bookmarks will make opening up any story twice as ...more

How To : Craft an inexpensive skinny notepad

Got a case of the wintertime blues? Then use a snow day or just a boring Sunday afternoon to put together this simple and inexpensive skinny notepad. Yeah, we realize you can purchase notepads at just about any office supply store, but these pretty, beribboned notes will cheer ...more

How To : Craft a spooky "Boo'd" Halloween box

Halloween just isn't Halloween without your fair share of spooks, frights, and spine-tingling delights. If you're planning to host a Halloween party this year, why not craft your own favor boxes? It's really not as hard as you think. Take a gander at this tutorial to learn ho ...more

How To : Make a spooky origami raven for Halloween

Okay, so a raven isn't the most auspicious thing to origami, but this delicate origami raven would be a wonderful and spooky craft to make for Halloween. You can place it on top of pumpkins or looking down jeeringly from windowsills. This orignial model by Tavin is simple and ...more

How To : Craft adorable yarn cards with Martha Stewart

Whoever said that pretty has to be complicated hasn't taken a glimpse at these adorable cards decorated with glued-on yarn motifs. A simple craft for kids and adults, yarn art creates homespun cards that evoke a whimsical, old world charm. Learn how to make yarn cards by watc ...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 : 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 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 an origami fox mask step by step

Ever since the weepy-nostalgic film "Where the Wild Things Are" came out, dressing up like your favorite friendly monster, especially for Halloween or birthday parties, has become extremely popular. If you're planning to have a costume birthday party for your little dude or gi ...more

How To : Quilt as you go

This quilt as you go method is really becoming popular and this video shows how you can get in on the action. It's a simple method and you'll see your craft coming together quickly before your eyes. You'll need some backing, many pieces of fabric - widths can be different, but ...more

How To : Fold a quick and easy Valentine's Day message card

Whisper sweet nothings to your amor by crafting this simple and quick origami message card, which features a heart seal. It's a delightful way to package a loving, amorous sentiment and can also hold tiny trinkets of your affection. Today we make a message card that features ...more

How To : Make wire-wrapped flower brooches and jewelry

Wire wrapping is like the bread and butter of jewelry making. It doesn't matter if you're into vintage inspired, assemblage necklaces or Steampunk pieces - wire wrapping is essntial for securing everything in place and often times is even used as part of the decor. So check o ...more

How To : Craft personalized holiday crackers for Christmas

These festive Christmas crackers serve as both party favors to hand out to guests and name plates on your dinner table. In vibrant colors of green and red, they simply scream out Christmas. Check out this crafting video to learn how to make these cute paper crackers. Learn h ...more

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