Crafts & Hobbies Information

Crafts & Hobbies Information

Create A Gift Basket For A Cat Lover!


The choice of what gift to give your family and friends can often be a difficult one. One of the best gifts that you can give is a themed gift basket.

Create A Gift Basket For A Dog Lover!


The choice of what gift to give your family and friends can often be a difficult one. One of the best gifts that you can give is a gift basket.

Ever Wanted to Make Your Own Themed Gift Baskets?


If you've always wanted to know how to make your own gift baskets, this article will give you some tips to get started. Gift baskets are such a wonderful gift and can be given for any occasion.

How to Make a Simple Gemstone Necklace


With gemstone beads, every bead is precious. Every bead is beautiful.

Tech-Savvy Crafters Can Go Global


The image of a crafter or artisan is often serene, even pastoral. It's easy to imagine a potter spinning his wheel in his barn-turned-studio and then selling his wares at the little farmer's market down the road.

Money Making Hobbies - Which Ones?


Which ones can be money making hobbies? A friend made a life-sized cow out of plywood once. He painted it, put it in the yard, and people started asing if he would sell it.

Leather Care


Leather CareWhen buying leather, the best thing you can do is ask the people who you buy it from, what the manufacturer recommends for leather care and cleaning. Don't forget to ask what other products may work well for leather care too, as there may be something you're more comfortable using.

Butterfly Candle Holders


Butterfly candle holders are easy to make and a great gift idea. The materials are very inexpensive, and you can use your imagination for a variety of designs.

Lighted Holiday Potpourri Jars


Lighted potpourri jars are a festive addition to any holiday decor. They are inexpensive, easy to make, and make great hostess gifts.

Saving Family Keepsakes for Scrapbooking


I'm new to scrapbooking, and I still can't believe all the possibilities there are for scrapbook layouts.When I first began I pulled out and organized a lot of my daughter's childhood photos.

Friendship Albums


My 12-year-old daughter was mad at me when I refused to pay $25 for a school yearbook last year. Who are they trying to kid?In an attempt to appease my daughter, I suggested buying a little notebook that her friends could write messages in for her.

Creating Vacation Memories


My daughter and I recently had the opportunity to spend a week at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We were totally overwhelmed with all the things there were to do, and I had no idea how we would ever be able to remember it all.

Jewelry Making: Measuring for Bracelets Without a Tape


Your cousin's friend in Saskatchewan has asked you to design a custom bracelet for her. You have all the beads, materials, and tools, but you're stumped about the length.

Treasure Hunting - The Unusual Ways


When you think of treasure hunting, maybe gold coins and precious stones come to mind, but it doesn't end there. You can start in your own attic to see what treasures you find.

How to Make Sea Shell Candles


Collecting sea shells along the beach is a favorite kids summer activity. Take it one step further by transforming their seaside treasures into beautiful decorations or kids make-and-take party favors.

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