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Simple glass painting ideas for recycled jars

Want to save your empty glass jars from the recycling bin? You can upcycle them into decorative containers by painting them with simple designs. This tutorial shows easy techniques anybody can do using sponges, glass enamel paint and some office supplies. Painting on glass and other nonporous surfaces is not difficult. Although it seems a […]

Folk art sheep sculpture made from clay

  Meet Sheena the sheep, an adorable 3″ tall folk art sheep sculpture made from paperclay. I’ve always loved sheep. They have the most delightful faces and magnificent shaggy wool! Over the years I’ve made many sheep cloth dolls. But I wanted a little sculpture to go with my miniature spring and Valentine trees, so […]

Sewing tutorial: fabric cuff bracelets

This tutorial shows how fast and easy it is to make cuff bracelets out of fabric. This is a great way to use fabric scraps from your stash. You can even use an old pair of jeans or a favorite shirt that’s seen better days, anything you want. You’ll also learn three different closure methods […]

Sewing tutorial: angel kitty pin

Here’s a step by step tutorial for making a super cute angel kitty pin. All you need are a few fabric scraps, buttons and beads. So gather up those little odds and ends you saved from other projects, the crazier the better. This is a great project for anyone who loves cats or cat jewelry. […]

Dogs losing fur

Why is my dog losing fur? There are many reasons why a dog might be losing its fur. In general, a healthy dog is a hairy dog. So if your dog’s hair starts looking thinner, that’s a sign something’s wrong. Learn six common reasons for dogs losing their fur, the symptoms for each and what […]

Beading tutorial: peacock earrings

Anyone with basic sewing skills can make a pair of peacock earrings like the ones in this beading tutorial. You just need a few simple sewing tools, along with some wire, needlenose pliers and, of course, beads! This is a new beadweaving technique that I developed, and I’ll explain how it came into being. You […]

Turn an ugly mirror into a work of art

The thrift store is a good resource for cheap, interesting, and sometimes ugly, supplies to use for your DIY arts and crafts projects. I look for old frames, mirrors, whiteboards, candlesticks and wood plaques. One day I went looking for a mirror and found this little gem. It was hideous and falling apart. It was […]