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DIY Crafts - Good Tutorials

Updated on January 28, 2017
Dual Duty DIY Lampshade
Dual Duty DIY Lampshade | Source

DIY Craft Tutorials

I've found so many great tutorials for diy crafts online; I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you on this page. Two of the completed projects shown here are my own (including the lampshade pictured).

Further down the page you can see the remaining sides of my diy lampshade. I hope you find these tutorials as exciting as I do. Happy crafting!

Retro Style Clothespin Bag DIY Crafts
Retro Style Clothespin Bag DIY Crafts

Learn How to Make a Clothespin Bag

I love good tutorials which include an actual pattern. This lovely vintage clothespin bag was getting pretty thin, so Hannah created a replica. She generously shares the how-to here.

In my opinion, what makes this such a clever bag for clothespins is the little apron pocket sewn in the front of the bag. You can stow the larger clothespins in the pouch and the smaller ones in the handy apron pocket.

(Photo credit madewithlovebyhannah.com blog)

Good Tutorials for DIY Crafts Hula Hoop Rug
Good Tutorials for DIY Crafts Hula Hoop Rug

Hula Hoop Rug Tutorial is Great

Nicole Blasenak Shapiro at Family Fun Magazine presents this fun family-friendly tutorial with step-by-step photos to weave this rug using a hula hoop and old t-shirts. It's so colorful and undoubtedly very soft to stand on once completed. I adore DIY crafts like this one which everyone can lend a hand in making.

(Photo credit via FamilyFun.Go.com)

DIY Plant Chandelier Craft Tutorial - via DIY Show Off

Plant Chandelier Tutorial
Plant Chandelier Tutorial | Source

The tutorial by DIY Show Off to make this diy plant chandelier is uber cool. This is a goodie for sure! I can guarantee you when I make one of these I'll be showing it off too. Outstanding!


Good Tutorials for DIY Crafts Plastic Spoon Pin
Good Tutorials for DIY Crafts Plastic Spoon Pin

Upcycle This Plastic Spoon Flower Pin

Gail at Can't Stop Making Things made this simple tutorial which results in a fabulous porcelain-looking rose pin. Truly this would make a wonderful diy gift for someone special. And if you are new to the idea of upcycling, there are many more ideas to be found.

(Photo credit Gail at Can't Stop Making Things blog)

DIY Crafts Lampshade Good Tutorial
DIY Crafts Lampshade Good Tutorial

DIY Craft Tutorial for My Dual Duty Lampshade

Here's a closeup of the other side of my customized lampshade shown in the introduction. (Yes, it's the lyrics of the song, "Imagine" by John Lennon.)

Clicking on the three adjoining pictures below will bring up text with a little more info on this easy DIY project. You can customize a thrift shop lamp shade using this same method.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

There Are Two Sides to This Lampshade!

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For the stylized leopard print shown in intro, use a permanent Sharpie felt pin to draw an outline freehand. Fill in with matte black craft paint.Close up. The opposite side of the dual duty lampshade showcases the lyrics of John Lennon's song Imagine. Sharpie felt pin is all that is required.If you turn this lampshade around you'll see the leopard print featured in the intro photograph. How easy is this? :)
For the stylized leopard print shown in intro, use a permanent Sharpie felt pin to draw an outline freehand. Fill in with matte black craft paint.
For the stylized leopard print shown in intro, use a permanent Sharpie felt pin to draw an outline freehand. Fill in with matte black craft paint.
Close up. The opposite side of the dual duty lampshade showcases the lyrics of John Lennon's song Imagine. Sharpie felt pin is all that is required.
Close up. The opposite side of the dual duty lampshade showcases the lyrics of John Lennon's song Imagine. Sharpie felt pin is all that is required.
If you turn this lampshade around you'll see the leopard print featured in the intro photograph. How easy is this? :)
If you turn this lampshade around you'll see the leopard print featured in the intro photograph. How easy is this? :)

A Good Tutorial to Make Colorful Kitsch - (Thank you Jessica Wilson!)

A Good Tutorial for Colorful Kitsch DIY Crafts
A Good Tutorial for Colorful Kitsch DIY Crafts

I knew this diy craft tutorial was going to be included on my page because it's just way too cool not to be. If you like kitsch and you like color, combine the two using the info in this tutorial by Jessica Wilson on the Craftzine blog. (I have some cans of spray paint just waiting to be used and this is the perfect diy craft; YES!)

(Photo credit Jessica Wilson)

DIY Crafts Bamboo Outdoor Hanger Good Tutorial
DIY Crafts Bamboo Outdoor Hanger Good Tutorial

Make a Hanging Bamboo Plant Hanger

You'll find a good tutorial to make a bamboo plant hanger like mine shown on my blog. You may be surprised how easy crafting with bamboo can be. Just make sure to use a hand saw with extra fine teeth to cut the bamboo. This will make a very smooth cut.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Wrought Iron Look Wall Art Tutorial

Wrought Iron Toilet Paper DIY Crafts
Wrought Iron Toilet Paper DIY Crafts

Save your toilet paper rolls if you want to make this wall art that looks like wrought iron. Priscilla at Thrifty Crafty Girl has a super tutorial with excellent photos to help you make your own version incredible look

(photo credit Priscilla at Thrifty Crafty Girl)

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