Plein-air watercolor and oil painting in the southwest is one of my favorite things to do. Petroglyph's and pictographs line the rock walls. To think that an ancient civilization once lived in this harsh land is an inspiration for the artist. Preservation of rock art is one of her top prioritie
Explore your own creativity and make a fashion statement with a homemade sleeveless shirt. You can make a shirt from old shirts around the house or purchase a luxurious fabric, such as satin or silk, to make a comfortable and elegant addition to your wardrobe. The sleeveless shirt is easy to make an
If you are seeking a free and unique way to display family photos, look no further than your garage. Old cardboard boxes can be trimmed and decorated to reflect your decorating style, turning trash to treasure and keeping your hard-earned cash in your pocket. For gift giving, a hand-made, personaliz
Crocheted toddler hats with earflaps have many uses. They offer the child warmth in the cold months, but are also stylish. Creating your own hat gives you the opportunity to customize the colors, stripes and ties. With a few supplies, you will save money by crocheting your own toddler hat with earfl
Using clear ball ornaments to make one-of-kind decorations takes just a matter of minutes from start to finish. They require only a small amount of supplies that most crafters often have on hand making it an opportunity to use up scraps or leftover items from other projects. Purchase the balls thems
A bail is the jewelry finding that allows you to attach a pendant to a chain or cord. A bail can be made from any jewelry grade craft wire and you can embellish it any way you like. When making your own jewelry bails for large Swarovski crystals, keep a few rules in mind. The jewelry wire must be
Rosary beads are an important part of prayer, especially in Catholic religionschapelet image by Vely from Fotolia.comThe creation of one's own set of rosary beads can be a spiritual experience, as the rosary beads are an integral part of prayer for many people. Like many spiritual...
A shabby chic-style chandelier will be a darling way to pump up the fem power in a little girl’s room. Retail prices can be on the high side, but you can tone down the price point by making it yourself. Be on the lookout for yard sale finds and shop in second hand stores to find a chandelier t
When you make beaded jewelry, you can sometimes have a difficult time locating larger beads that are both decorative and inexpensive. Instead of wasting your money on a few large beads, make your own beads using a few basic craft supplies, such as polymer clay. Polymer clay can be baked in a standar
The ancient Mayan calendar has baffled archeologist and scientists for years with its accurate calculation of time and space. The Maya civilization expressed their date-keeping with basic units in a day such as "uinal," "tun," "katun" and "baktun." Each component represents a length of time the Maya
Leftover tiles can be used around the house.ceiling image by Adrian Hillman from Fotolia.comIf you've just completed a ceiling project and have leftover tiles, it may seem like a waste to throw them away. In fact, you can use them for projects around the house. Unused tiles can be a blank...
A Tyra Banks costume is a fun and fierce way to enjoy a party or upcoming event. Tyra exudes confidence and a regal beauty. Opt for large hair, an over-the-top dress, dramatic eyes and dazzling accessories to achieve your look. Consider emulating Tyra from her swimsuit or lingerie days, her work as
Embroidering designs, appliques or monograms can personalize an otherwise plain sweatshirt. Sweatshirts come in a variety of colors, making them a versatile wardrobe choice. Hooping a sweatshirt in an embroidery hoop can be cumbersome because of the bulk of the garment. Strategic placement of the sw
A mandolin is a musical instrument similar to a guitar, except the mandolin has no handle and lies flat on a lap or table. You can make a toy mandolin using a shoe box and some rubber bands, which is an ideal solution for kids wanting to play in a pretend band. Plus, the project uses materials and t
Children of all ages, dressed up as their favorite characters and trick-or-treating for sweets, enjoy Halloween. Families often decorate their homes and yards to celebrate the holiday. You will have fun decorating with your little ghosts, goblins and ghouls while teaching them the value of upcycling
Providing you have basic crochet skills, mastering the rippled pattern and the many variations of it should be relatively easy. The ripple pattern consists of rows of waved lines, commonly knows and hills and valleys or peaks and troughs. Patterns are often worked over two consecutive rows which for
While memories always live in the heart, a visual reminder of fun events such as concerts can be a great way to keep those memories close at hand. Concert souvenirs can include photos, ticket stubs, album artwork and concert posters. Depending on the type of souvenir you want to display, you can use
Whether you're looking for a gift for a wine lover or just looking to add something new to your home, wine crafts can be quick and easy to make. If you're creating a gift, don't feel pressured to start with a bottle of expensive wine. The effort you put into the gift will mean more to her than the w
Every child wants to play with toys, but a child would enjoy more when he or she actually creates that toy. Nowadays, many companies have started introducing home craft products, which they claim to increase ...
When first starting off, the EZ-Start system is one of the ultimate conveniences offered by Traxxas. However, after a few journeys to the track with the cumbersome starter box, experienced drivers soon find themselves longing for a more practical method of starting their cars. The TRX 2.5 is a stand