DIY Crafts - Good Tutorials
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!
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)
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
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!
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 there are many more ideas to be found. upcycling,
(Photo credit Gail at Can't Stop Making Things blog)
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!Click thumbnail to view full-size
A Good Tutorial to Make Colorful Kitsch - (Thank you Jessica Wilson!)
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)
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 to cut the bamboo. This will make a very smooth cut. hand saw with extra fine teeth
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
Wrought Iron Look Wall Art Tutorial
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)