This is an easy, step by step tutorial showing how to make gorgeous handmade paper roses that can be used to embellish crafts, handmade cards and more.
This simple tutorial will show you how to grow your very own sea-monkeys.
Learn how to print beautiful patterns, photos and designs on fabric using your home inkjet printer.
Learn how to make this super cute bling-covered contact lens case with this easy, step-by-step tutorial. I have also included some clever ideas for alternate uses for your new sparkly case.
This is my personal review of the Sizzix Big Shot die cut and embossing machine.
Looking for some simple and frugal Valentine's Day crafts to make? You have come to the right place! When it comes to gifts, I think handmade is the best and in this economy, frugal gifts are the way to go. There are so many different materials you...
Make pretty snowflakes using coffee filters with this easy tutorial.
Learn how to make your own glimmer mists to add shimmer to your craft projects using this easy step by step tutorial.
This tutorial will show you how to use permanent markers and rubbing alcohol to make your own alcohol inks for your scrapbooking and craft projects. I think you will be very happy with the finished product and with the amount of money you can save making your own inks.
Create a lovely cone shaped Christmas tree covered in sparkly rhinestones. This Christmas decoration is easy and inexpensive to make and you can enjoy it for many more years to come.
In order to kick start the holiday season, I did some scented pine cones recently and I am loving the sweet and spicy holiday smell that is lingering in the air in my apartment right now. This started me thinking about more wonderful things that can...
This is a simple and easy tutorial on how to make cinnamon and clove scented pine cones for the holidays. I was very excited to do this because I know that pine cones are always popular around this time of year and the sweet, spicy smell lingering in the air is sure to add to the joyful atmosphere...
Flowers made from an old red t-shirt. Jamie Brock For a while now I've been making these pretty fabric flowers out of old t-shirts. They are super easy so I couldn't resist sharing here. If you have an old shirt or any old piece of clothing that...
Learn how to make this cute Halloween pumpkin or Jack o Lantern luminary from a 2 liter soda pop bottle. This craft takes very little time to complete, it is budget friendly and it's perfect to decorate your home for Halloween! Not to mention, you will be up-cycling a plastic bottle which...
Looking for cute, inexpensive Halloween decorations to make? Learn how to make this pretty, fluffy Halloween wreath for a couple dollars at most!
I love all of the zipper flowers I keep seeing so I decided to try and make one and now I'm hooked! Let me tell you, if you are looking for an easy, quick and inexpensive project, this is the one for you. Not only are they easy to make but they are...
Through my recent experience of dealing with what seemed like a problematic sewing machine, I want to help others who may be having similar problems with their machines. It can be frustrating to have a sewing machine that one minute is working fine...
Crepe Paper Rosettes Jamie Brock Crepe paper streamers make festive party decorations but there are lots of other ways you can decorate using crepe paper. In this hub tutorial, I will show you how to turn plain crepe paper streamers into pretty...
Crepe paper carnations and rolled flowers Jamie Brock Crepe paper isn't just for party decoration, it's a great material, wonderful for making crafts with as well. It comes in just about any color you can imagine and It's light and crinkly texture...
Lucky Stars Jamie Brock This is a easy, step by step tutorial on how to fold origami stars, otherwise known as lucky stars, dream stars or wishing stars. They are small in size and made from narrow strips of decorative papers. It is ideal to use...
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Shapes made with paper punches Jamie Brock1. Embellishments,10. Matchbook Notebooks2. Accordian Folded Rosettes,11. Marble Magnets3. DIY Gift Boxes,12. Cute Mini Albums4. DIY Gift Bags,13. DIY Envelopes5. Decorative Tins,14. Decorative Clipboards6....
These rhinestone covered bottles are beautiful and elegant and will add that decorative touch to any room in your home. If you were to go out and buy something similar to these you would have to pay a pretty penny. They were very inexpensive to...
UV gel polish is all the rage right now! It's a special kind of nail polish that is made to be used with a UV lamp. After each coat you put your nails under the lamp and it cures the polish into a hard, shiny and durable finish that can last up to...
Invisible plate hangers or adhesive disk hangers, as they are sometimes called, are wonderful to use for hanging plates on your walls. They are a fairly new type of plate hanger that will display your plates safely but without showing any of the...
I love decorating my walls with framed photos, art and various other decor there have been times that I've been guilty of taking what seemed the easiest route by skimping on the right hardware or just making do with what I had on hand, knowing it...
Save your empty cereal boxes and turn them into clever crafts! I'm a huge fan of using materials that often end up in the recycle bin or garbage to make arts and crafts projects.
These sparkly, jeweled firecrackers make the perfect decorations for the 4th of July! They are super easy to make and look great.
Learn how to make a fancy 3D chandelier from a frozen pizza box. Three dimensional chandeliers are a popular choice for party decorations. In fact, we are using several of them for my daughters high school graduation party this year. I have made...
Survival kits are easy and inexpensive handmade gifts that you can give to friends and loved ones. In this hub I share lots of different survival kit ideas plus links to survival kit tutorials.
Fireflies are some of the most fascinating insects you will ever see if you have been fortunate enough to see one. Unfortunately, they are not as common as they once were. Where have all of the fireflies gone?
Learn how to make beautiful large decorative letters to decorate your home with from cheap foam letters you can purchase from the craft supply store.
Making crafts out of aluminum cans is a great way to recycle so they don't end up in landfills. This is a round-up of several easy aluminum can craft ideas and tutorials.
Learn how to make easy tin can crafts, use tin cans to organize and lots more with this tin can craft and decor round-up with 20 different tin can craft and decor tutorials.
Learn how to take a thrift store find and make it fabulous. This hub has easy, step by step instructions on how to refurbish an old jewelry box.
Learn how to make eggshells into beautiful candles for Easter. Eggshell votive candles make great gifts or you could use them to decorate your home for Easter.
The Mason jar has to be one of the most useful inventions on the planet. They are not used for just canning and preserving foods anymore. Nowadays Mason jars are used and re-used in tons different creative ways. One of the most common ways to use...
In this article, you will learn lots of fun and unexpected ways to use glow sticks, including games and party ideas as well as decor ideas for weddings and birthdays.
Make a decorative Easter tree with this easy, step-by-step tutorial. It is inexpensive to make and you can use it to decorate your home during Easter for many years to come.
You may have read my hub tutorial on how to make your own gift boxes but I wanted to share an even easier way to make them. A while back I had purchased Martha Stewart's Scoring Board but just recently got over my fear of making boxes and tried it...
If you would like to learn how to make your own DIY gift boxes ,you have come to the right hub. I am talking about cute, good quality gift boxes like you buy at a store and you can make them different sizes, too. Making your own gift boxes may seem...
I did a Easter Craft round-up hub recently and I was surprised at how many Easter wreath and topiary tutorials I saw. I decided I needed to do one more hub just on tutorials for Easter wreaths and topiaries. These are all adorable, easy and fairly...
Check out this easy and fun tutorial on how to make these super cute sequin firecracker decorations for 4th of July. Opt for a sequined or a bejeweled version!
It is getting to be that time of year. Easter will be here before you know it, so of course I had to round up some tutorials for all my crafty readers and friends. In my opinion, these are some of the best free tutorials out there! You will find all...
I was so amazed at all the free printables for St. Patrick's Day I found on the internet that I just had to do another round-up of just free printables! There are lots of different ones out there. The ones I am featuring here are the subway art...
St. Patrick's Day is a day of celebration to many especially for those in Ireland but even here in the United States school's have St. Patrick's Day parties for the kids, bars and pubs celebrate and serve green beer and there are also several annual...
I hate to admit it but St. Patrick's Day is usually one of those holidays that kind of pass by and I don't think too much of it until I get pinched for not wearing green. This year I thought it would be neat to make some sort of St. Patrick's Day...
Using chalkboard paint for craft projects and home decor pieces is all the rage now. How neat is it that you can make any surface you want into a chalkboard?! There are tons of different things you can do with this versatile and useful paint. You...
Learn how to reuse something nearly every home has!
I recently acquired quite a huge lot of vintage buttons so I went searching online for some cute button craft ideas and so it made perfect sense to do a button craft tutorials round-up while I was at it. As usual, I am extremely amazed at what...
This vintage button guide contains valuable information about different types of vintage buttons including how to test them to see what they are made from. Also, learn how to safely clean and care for vintage and antique buttons.
I never stop being amazed at all of the beautiful yet inexpensive home decorating ideas people share. This time it is fabulous wall art made from fabrics in multiple embroidery hoops strategically placed on the wall. Some of them are in free form...
I love free clip art, especially Valentine's Day clip art. I wanted to gather up some great links to help anyone in their search to find the best available clip art as Valentine's Day is just around the corner. You will see a wide variety of...
Get some great ideas for your first sewing project.
You can do more than eat with a dinner plate. You can use dinner plates as home decor. Hang decorative plates on your wall to help create a lovely home interior.
This is an extensive list of great tips and tricks for all who love arts and crafts. I hope you find these tips both helpful and inspirational. There are tips for painting, paper crafts, using rubber stamps, polymer clay, using resin, and glitter craft tips.
I have gathered 12 easy and inexpensive Valentine's Day craft projects. Each craft comes with easy to understand, illustrated tutorials. You can make these crafts and give them as Valentine's Day gifts or decorate your home with them.
Don't miss out on Christmas crafts just because you are on a budget. See 15 easy and cheap Christmas crafts with tutorials included.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to get your home ready for Christmas. I've collected a few tasteful and inexpensive holiday decoration ideas to help you get inspired.
I thought it was time to share some more frugal home decor ideas. Are you getting tired of your old headboard? Maybe you are looking to get a new one that doesn't cost a fortune. Have you thought about making your own headboard? If so, you have...
A great idea for frugal handmade gifts would be to make homemade bath and beauty products and put them in pretty packaging such as jars, baskets or cute containers. There are so many free bath and beauty recipes out there it can make your head...
Do you need a gift idea that is inexpensive, delicious, and homemade? A gift in a jar is edible and made beforehand so the recipient can quickly prepare the dish. Find a few scrumptious ideas below!
Enjoy this mega-list of some of the best free Halloween printables on the internet. From printable Halloween cupcake picks, invitations to bingo cards, there is something here for everyone.
You can make your own gift bows that look just as fancy as store bought ones. See this fully illustrated DIY handmade gift bows tutorial with step by step instructions.
I am absolutely amazed at some of the awesome wire wrapped jewelry I've been seeing lately online. Of course, I tried to get out there and see what freebies I could find but these free tutorials were a little bit harder to gather up as I noticed...
As I was looking around today online at some crochet and knitting patterns, I couldn't help but notice all of the awesome free crochet and knitting tutorials out there. Knitting and crochet is definitely the thing I am least experienced with in the...
The Tiger Barb is one of the most popular ornamental fish for the home aquarium. Learn all about the Tiger Barb here.
There are lots of great tutorials out there for DIY bridal hair accessories. Not only is planning for a wedding stressful but the cost of a wedding can really add up and before you know it, you are spending a fortune! The purpose for this hub is to...
This is a simple tutorial showing how to make embellished clothespins or pegs as some people call them. I see these quite often on craft blogs and recently, I saw several sets of them for sale on Etsy so they are quite popular there as well. These...
I love the look of handmade fabric flowers as you can probably tell from a few of my other hubs! They come in many shapes and sizes and they are a super easy DIY project. Flowers made from fabric make great embellishments to clothes, purses etc....
I just heard that Bristol Palin had a corrective jaw surgery.. Boy, does that bring up memories for me! I had corrective jaw surgery years ago. I don't know if hers was as extensive as mine but either way, it's a life altering experience. Anyway,...
If you have read some of my previous hub tutorials on pendant making, you will see I have mentioned EnviroTex Lite resin quite a bit. I've been wanting to write a hub just on EnviroTex Lite because I have found it to be such a great resin to work...
It's getting to be that time of year again and I've been seeing LOTS of great free Valentine's Day printables all around the internet. I already had a few bookmarked for myself so I said what the heck-why don't I find a few more and write a...
Welcome to my free printable scrapbook papers and embellishments hub! As you look over the list of links to free downloads, you will see that I have a few links to some digital scrapbooking freebies as well as some "regular" scrapbook printables. My...
Did you know there are tons of sites out on the internet that have free printable coloring pages for kids? Instead of buying coloring books you could just print whatever you want right from your home printer. Better yet, how about printing some...
For quite some time now I have noticed tons of free printables out there on the internet. Any time I have ever needed a pattern or template I just go to google search. I've always found exactly what I needed at the time. Since it has been such a...
You don't have to have a masters in Interior Design or tons of money to achieve a fabulous home interior. This has always been a topic of interest for me because I've never really had a whole lot of money to spend for the purpose of decorating my...
Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays so it was lots of fun to put together this list of craft tutorials for you. In addition to the tutorials, I found some lovely clip art, sweet recipes and a link to some great frugal decorating tips that...
I love making resin and polymer clay pendants. They are two of my most favorite things to work with. The main reason is because clay and resin are easy to work with and I always come out with awesome, professional looking pieces. The bulk of the...
Until recently I didn't really know what it meant when you upcycle something. I had seen and heard the word a few times, here and there, but never really took the time to look it up. I am glad I did. In some of my crafting hubs I encourage people to...
Learn how to make note cards from paint swatches with matching envelopes. Use this simple and easy tutorial.
One of my most favorite things to do is make my own envelopes for handmade greeting cards, letters, and notes. These are easy and fun to create and they are sure to impress that special recipient. I have used all kinds of paper to make these...
Do you love snowflakes? Take a look at these easy DIY snowflake crafts.
There are just too many great Christmas craft tutorials out there not to share some of them with you. I took a little time and gathered up a mega list of tutorials that really stood out to me. I am a huge fan of country/rustic decor but I love...
I love the look of handmade fabric flowers. They are so pretty and versatile, too! What is even better is how simple they are to make. Most do not require a whole lot of material so they are perfect for using up all those beautiful remnants that you...
Domino pendants are very popular these days and they are easy to make too. Learn how to make a super cute domino pendant with these easy step by step instructions.
Shopping at the Dollar Tree is the best. It has the most variety of merchandise of all the dollar stores. They even sell name brand cosmetics for only 1.00. Anything you are looking for you can find at the Dollar Tree.
Looking for any easy paper craft project that yields beautiful results? With just some scissors, paper and a glue gun you can make gorgeous roses made from paper! I've been thinking about ideas of what could be done with these and this is what I...
Learn money-saving tips and other clever tricks and ideas for using your Cricut die cut machine.
Learn how to make your own vinyl wall quotes using your Cricut die cut machine. Read this easy tutorial.
Vinyl wall quotes and vinyl wall art can be expensive. Learn how to make your own vinyl wall quotes and vinyl wall art with contact paper. It sticks to the walls just the same!
Do you need some big letters for a sign, artwork or wall hanging? See this quick and easy tutorial on how to use Photoshop and your home printer to make big letters in any font you choose.
Happy Halloween garland from cereal boxes Jamie Brock While scouring the internet for inspiration and ideas for some DIY Halloween decor, I saw some very cute handmade Halloween garlands and banners. So, I was feeling inspired and made this very...
Bottle cap pendants are all the rage these days and they are really easy to make. If you have decided to make your own bottle cap pendants, you have a couple of different options. You can choose to use new ones purchased by home brewing supply...
Have you ever wondered how to make a cute bottle cap pendant? Not only are they adorable, but they are also very easy to make. Let's get started!