Oil paintings can last many for many generations, but only if they're carefully preserved. You must take special care to protect oil paintings from dust, scratches, humidity and other harmful factors. Here's how to protect an oil painting.
Loom knitting is an old technique that's gaining new life with the introduction of mass- produced looms. There are many ways to cast on when using a round loom, from the e-wrap cast-on to the more stable cable and long tail cast-on methods. While there are also decorative cast-on methods, most knitt
This article will teach you how to create chainmail jewelry, armor, or clothing out of ordinary soda can tabs. It's a great way to reuse the tabs and an interesting hobby. Be careful, it's time consuming and addictive.
As more people discover the joys of making their own bubble bath at home, recipes for handmade bubble bath are becoming more widely available from a variety of sources. In books, by word-of-mouth, and on ...
The purpose of making your own cabin crew bag name tag is twofold: One, to be able to spot your luggage on an airplane carousel quickly and, two, to have your name and phone number on your luggage in case it gets lost in transit. Create your own tags easily at home using cardboard from a cereal box
For beginners looking to make a pipe from scratch, PVC pipe is an easy medium to start with. PVC pipe is already clean and smooth, so no sanding is required. The pipe is waterproof, will not crack and requires no finish. Unlike clay, PVC will not need to be baked or painted and will not break from m
According to Straw, before people discovered how to make chemical dyes, they colored and decorated their clothing with natural dyes. People of all cultures took advantage of these plant dyes to create clothing patterns Today, people still use plant dyes to a limited extent for craft projects or as p
Colorful clay bead characters add a whimsical touch to jewelry designs. To make your own bead characters, begin with malleable polymer clay and small, flexible clay molds. Reusable clay push molds are available in most craft stores with a variety of designs built into one soft plastic mold. Decorate
Ceramic slip is made from unfired powered clay mixed with water. It is used to attach pieces of wet clay to one another by scratching two clay surfaces, coating them with slip and pressing them together. This technique binds clay with greater strength than using water alone. It creates a strong, ef
Those small sticks you discard without a second thought after having eaten your Popsicle are a useful craft material, suitable even for constructing a model bridge. Popsicle sticks come in a variety of shapes and sizes but, for this project, you should use the flat, 4-1/2-inch-by-3/8-inch ones. Ther
Tormek is a blade-sharpening machine made by a Swedish company of the same name. A Tormek has a stone-grinding wheel on one side and a leather-honing wheel on the other. The stone wheel keeps tempered steel cool by spinning at only 90 revolutions per minute and by incorporating a water bath. Tormeks
Transferring photos to cedar wood is a simple craft project. The end result is usually a wall hanging that can enhance a family's home or be used as a gift. Larger, thinner cuts of cedar wood adorned with transferred photographs can serve as unique platforms. Smaller pieces can be used as coasters
When you think of brochures, your mind may flock to the idea of mass production, shiny printed paper and slick type fonts. However, if you have a small, quaint business, that may not be the look you are trying to attain. For example, if your business specializes in old-fashioned soap making or homem
Corn hole is an outdoor game played by two teams of two people each. The game consists of two game boards and a set of eight corn bags. Points are earned by team members successfully tossing their corn bags into the holes. Corn bags are similar to bean bags except they are filled with feed corn. The
Spring flowers inspire pipe cleaner crafts.spring image by Valery Sibrikov from Fotolia.comPipe cleaners, also known as chenille stems, offer flexibility to many kids' crafts. They are sturdy, yet bendable, so kids can manipulate them into many shapes. They are also inexpensive, readily...
Gold candy rings are festive pieces of costume jewelry. They are simple and inexpensive to make, and children can help with the project.
Hotch Potch comes from a Dutch word meaning mixed up. Colonial Hotch Potch cards were originally printed as a poster featuring drawings of acrobatic little men contorted into the shapes of the alphabet. The poster was accompanied by a Hotch Potch doll, and later made into a puzzle.
Knitters of every skill level can knit circularly, or in the round, to make basic projects, like hats and arm- warmers, or to work more advanced techniques, such as steeks. Whether the pattern calls for simple stockinette or fancy lace and cables, stripes work up quickly, jazz up circular knitting a
Balloon arch clusters serve many purposes. You see them at wedding receptions as the bride and groom enter the room. They are used as a backdrop for the once-in-a-lifetime prom photo your child will forever remember. They can be made for a child's party to add color and fun, or may be seen at the al
Sports science projects are great for explaining complex problems in a familiar and easier to understand way. Golf is a sport that, unlike football, doesn't require a lot of physical endurance. However, golf does require considerable mental concentration for form of swing, math to judge distance, an