In Japan, kanzashi are hair ornaments, often in a floral or jeweled style, which adorn traditional female Japanese hairstyles. These are gorgeous long pins with a special adornment attached at the end. Kanzashi are what inspire this tutorial's messenger bag, which is similarl ...more
Need a way to dress up your plain white tee fast? Instead of wearing jewelry or adding a sparkly blazer, how about pinning on a pretty brooch? Take a gander at this crafting tutorial to see how to craft a ruffled lacy brooch with a cute button in the center.
This is Magpie Time, a new show dedicated to teaching arts and crafts to children in an accessible and entertaining manner by re-using found everyday objects in creative ways. Think responsible, green craftiness that engages kids in fun arts and craft projects that use things ...more
Rosettes can be used to add a little extra touch to nearly any craft project. You don't need to spend a lot of money to buy them - you can take a stack of scrap paper and recycle it into lovely, colorful paper rosettes!
In this tutorial, learn how to make fun kid's crafts by recycling items that you would normally throw out. You will learn how to save things like cardboard, paper, old books, dirt and even an old shoe! Turn these items into something fun and educational for your little ones wi ...more
Don’t throw out those beautiful holiday cards you received! Recycle them into something useful. You will need: Christmas cards scissors or a paper cutter glue cardboard ribbon or string potpurri You can recycle your Christmas cards into Christmas postcards, gift cards, napk ...more
Making crafts with a group of children can get a little hectic and also maybe a bit costly. Recycling materials to use for creative activites with your kids can be a fun and and economicly fiscal alternative to your normal purchases. This video will give you some example on ho ...more
Here's another fun recycled craft for you and your kids! Turn an empty egg carton into a colorful caterpillar. You'll need the carton as well as colored paint, a paint brush, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, glue and scissors. Then just follow the instructions to make your own very ...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
By now we all know the slogan "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." And many of us do just that every Sunday, visiting the recyling center to dump our latest fill of glass and plastic bottles. But did you know you can recycle your old plastic bottles without actually taking them to the r ...more
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
You don't have to own a Cricut, several volumes of themed scrapbooking paper, pinking shears, and ribbons in each color of the rainbow to call yourself a crafter. More complicated crafts do call for this kind of deep and expensive preparation, but the craft presented in this v ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to craft a cute bird out of a toilet paper roll with your kids. This adorable little birdie makes a fun activity and is incredibly cheap to make. All you need is some feathers, glue and an old cardboard roll from a used thing of toilet paper. So, in ...more
Take a look at the first place winner's tutorial on making a dress out of old tees for the Generation-t tee recon contest! Follow along with the steps in this fashion design video and make your very own quick and easy dress. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashi ...more
Watch this video fashion design lesson to see who took second place in the Generation-t tee recon contest with how-to make a wrap shirt. All you need is two t-shirts and the steps, so follow along and get sewing. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashion DIY video ...more
Watch this fashion design lesson to see who took third place in the Generation-t tee recon contest with a how-to for making a no-sew fringe halter top! Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashion DIY video creators. Search Threadbanger on WonderHowTo for more fashio ...more
This week Meg takes us back in time and shows us how to make an amazing Starburst mirror. Follow along with the home interior how-to video, and learn how to add a little vintage flair to your own home decor. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowTo's favorite fashion DIY video crea ...more
You don't need to spend mad amounts of money to carry a chic purse. While every gal covets her Dior satchel and Chanel quilted purse, toting around a bag you made yourself speaks volumnes about your ingenuity and individuality. Watch this video to learn how to put together a ...more
Would you like to craft perfect 3D origami works of art? In this helpful tutorial, Jewellia7777 demonstrates how to use recycled paper to create your own elegant "green" works of art in no time. Learn to easily construct a stunning table centerpiece of paper that would let you ...more
Looking to give a personalized gift for a birthday or for the holidays? How about a personalized bar of soap, specific to your friend or family's style? In this episode of ThreadBangers's Decor It Yourself, Meg visits Bobbie Thomas, an editor for the "Today Show" and learns ho ...more
ThreadBanger's Corinne visits with Luca of Lolibomb to learn how to make winter-inspired vegan beauty products in a DIY fashion. Way to save some money on gifts! In just fifteen minutes and a few easy steps, make an animal-friendly body butter for your best buds with these ing ...more
Ever desired your very own masquerade mask? ThreadBanger takes us through the fun, multiple steps to acquire your very own custom-fit plaster mask! Materials needed include plaster wrap cloth, water, scissors, petroleum jelly, spray paint (in your color choice), sand paper, pa ...more
Steal Lady Gaga's eccentric look from MTV's 2009 VMA Awards for your next big costume party with help from ThreadBanger. You will need some poster board, red spray paint, flesh-colored stretch fabric, an excessive amount of red lace, sewing skills... and about four hours. Blon ...more
Ready to get into custom hat-making? Be your own milliner, with the tips from this video fashion lesson. In this video episode, Rob and Corinne hook up with Hat make Victor Osborne for a super DIY lesson on how to make Hat Molds on the cheap. Threadbanger is one of WonderHowT ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a recycled potato container car. The materials required for this project are: a recycled potato chips, half of a skewer stick, 4 recycled plastic soda caps, glue and a sharp pencil. Users may also need paint, brush and string. ...more
Newspapers, magazines, and cardboard often end up in the recycling bin or the trash, but you can also give them a new life as a lovely decorative box. You will need a brush, sand paper, scissors, a knife, newspaper or magazines, glue, latex paint, paper, and cardboard. Watch t ...more
This recycling project would surely make Salvador Dali proud. Kipkay outlines the process, from old vinyl record to cool analog clock. Just pick out an appropriate record, place on cookie sheet and soften inside the oven. Then take the clock mechanism from an old cheap clock a ...more
If you have old clothing that is going to be thrown away, check it thoroughly to see what you can recycle. Save the buttons. They work well for eyes or decorations on your crochet projects. Pockets and zippers may come in handy as an embellishment. Some clothing may have uni ...more
In this video, we learn how to craft a magnet boat with kids. You will need: a paper clip, a small triangle piece of foam, 1 magnet, 1 recycled stick, 1 recycled popsicle stick 1 bead, and a hot glue gun. First, attach the toothpick to the bead, then glue the triangle to the t ...more
Crafting and sewing is lots of fun, but it calls for many accessories and notions that can clutter your craft area. This tutorial shows you how to create your own craft supply organizer out of some upcycled or recycled materials.
Here are some simple steps for making your own candles out of rolled beeswax! You will need one sheet of bees wax, some candle wicking, a ruler, a craft knife, and a pair of decorative buttons. This how to video demonstrates how to craft candles from recycled material. These b ...more
Make framed artwork from old greeting cards! You will need a greeting card, paint, cardboard, double stick tape, ruler, a pencil, a craft knife and some ribbon. This video demonstrates how to craft artwork from recycled material. These pieces make great gifts.
Craft projects are a great way to recycle household items and clothes. Learn how to make three recycled crafts, a beach bag, a puzzle and a hat, in this free arts video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make a recycled beach bag,puzzle & hat. Make a recycled beach bag,puzzle & hat ...more
This makes a great gift for anyone who is into recycled crafts. Start with a lightweight scarf you don't use anymore (square or rectangular) and some cording or ribbon, and then follow this quick sewing tutorial to transform it into an eco-friendly produce bag.
This project may be more for you than your kids, but that doesn't mean your children won't have fun constructing this awesome crafts project! You can teach your kids about recycling, and build something wonderful and useful. A notes organizer is also a great idea for getting o ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to go green this holiday season. You will get some helpful tips and advice on how to turn your old, outdated or broken Christmas ornaments into brand new Holiday crafts! You can make new ornaments, decorations, wrapping and accessories out of these ...more
Watch and learn with the GOMI crew. This instructional arts and crafts video shows you how to turn your empty cans into cool, beautiful flower bouquets. Recycle cans and make a fun flower design for your bedroom, dorm room or front porch. Place the aluminum flowers in a recycl ...more
Watch this instructional arts and crafts video to make a charming pyramid shaped gift box. Fill this gift box with candies or other small surprises to give a personalized, yet affordable gift to a friend, teacher or boss. You can use store bought wrapping paper or use recycled ...more
Learn how to make these brightly colored monkeys using Crayola Color Surge markers with this tutorial. You will need Crayola Color Surge Markers and Paper, school glue, erasable colored pencils, scissors, and recycled cardboard pieces. These brightly colored monkeys are a fun ...more
Turn a left over wooden block into a sailboat! To make this craft, you'll need four rectangular wooden blocks and one triangle, three foam leaves, a BBQ or bamboo skewer, glue or a glue gun and scissors (and paint, if you want to paint your blocks a different color).
Teach your child how to tie shoelaces, and have fun at the same time! You can make a pair of paper shoes with laces by using recycled cardboard, foam leaves, a glue gun, a hole punch, scissors and, of course, a pair of shoelaces!
Easter is over, and what to do with all the plastic eggs that hold candy? You can always recycle them and turn them into a bumble bee! This craft requires 2 googly eyes, one black pipe cleaner, one white, gold or silver pipe cleaner, a stick and some glue.
This video shows you a fun and easy craft - recycle an old glove and, by gluing colored pom poms onto it, turn it into a puppet! You'll need to use a hot glue gun to attach the pom poms, so make sure your children don't burn themselves.
This craft is great for Mother's Day! Turn a recycled glass bottle into a beautiful flower vase to give as a gift! You'll need to find a sizeable glass bottle and then gather some colored tissue paper, glue diluted in water, a plastic container, scissors, polyurethane sealant ...more
This is a video tutorial on how to make a box with a scalloped lid. You will need a large piece of cardstock to craft this box. Use double stick tape to hold the joints of the box together. You might need a stenciling tool to make accurate cuts. You can use store bought or use ...more
Instead of throwing away the streamers from your latest party, why not be eco-friendly and recycle it as a lovely folded flower? In this tutorial, learn how to make cute homemade roses from left over streamers. That thin, colorful paper can be used for more than decoration and ...more
Laura and Charles are a thrifty couple to have around in this time of recession. Using old license plates, some rivets and lots of love, they will teach you how to make a license plate mailbox. A simple and easy craft project that could be fun for the whole family, imagine the ...more
Start teaching your children the art of recycling… and the art of crafting. Making this recycled doll's broom is perfect for any young girl who enjoys beauty and you figurines. A crafty broom will help Barbie learn responsibility, and teach your young ones about helping their ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a box out of used plastic bottles. This task is very simple, fast and easy to do. The materials required for this task are 2 plastic bottles and a zipper. Begin by cutting off the bottom of both plastic bottles. Now glue the zi ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to make a milk carton lantern. This lantern uses recycled items. The materials required for this lamp are: a milk carton, unryu paper, colored newspaper, raffia, ruler, glue gun, hole puncher, X-acto knife, glue stick and scissors ...more
This Arts and Crafts video tutorial shows how to recycle your necklace and make a ring out of it. Shelly shows how to do this in two simple steps. You need an old necklace that you don’t want to use and a ring that you don’t use, then you can make a new ring out of the two. Ta ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Japanese-style sushi roller flower vase. This flower vase uses recycled items. The materials required to makes this vase are: a newspaper, scissors, raffia, sushi roller, acrylic paint, brush, tin foil, tape (or glue gun) and ...more
Simple Kids Crafts demonstrates how to make a decorative painted tin case for a mom's jewelry. To make the decorative case, you will need one recycled tin case with a lid, paint, and thick and thin paintbrushes. First, use the thin paintbrush to paint green stems of grass on t ...more
Clocks are an essential part of your home, but you don't just have to settle for whatever clocks you can find at the store. Is this tutorial from Decor it Yourself, you'll learn how to make a funky timepiece that suits your style. Almost anything can be a clock, as long as you ...more
Do you long for a Polynesian vacation? Do you wanna go back to your little grass shack in Hawaii? Well, if you can't afford that, you can at least have a stylish "staycation" at home with your own homemade tike bar. You'll learn to build one in this Decor It Yourself video tut ...more
Hosting a Halloween party and looking for some inspiration? ThreadBanger's Decor It Yourself is here to help with a few spooky ideas that can be thrown together at home and for cheap! Projects include eerie terrariums, adding red to the eyes in your portrait wall art, and bloo ...more
Save the trees! Have a few extra wire hangers hanging around? Make your own retro Christmas tree for your next holiday season out of old hangers, wiring, and shiny tinsel. With help from ThreadBanger's Decor It Yourself, your new Christmas tree will be done in no time, standin ...more
In an hour, make your own fancy beaded princess tiara with some help from ThreadBanger. You'll need a skinny stiff headband, 24-gage floral wire, a wire cutter, plastic beads and a creative sense of spirit! With a few twists, ties, and beads, you'll have a new piece of head de ...more
Have you ever heard of wet felting? Well, it's the oldest form of textile making and relatively easy to work, thanks to this tutorial by ThreadBanger. Learn how to create a classic-looking beret for this winter season. No sewing required! ThreadBanger is one of WonderHowTo's ...more
ThreadBanger give us a great recipe to make a unisex bomber hat using just a flannel shirt, white faux fur, a measuring tape, the bomber hat pattern, a sewing machine, and two and a half hours of your creative time. Add pom-poms at the ears to give it extra flavor! Super cool ...more