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General Crafts Department

General Crafts Department Logo This general crafts department offers useful information for a wide variety of crafting projects that don’t fall under one of our other categories.

So, if you’re interested in crafts such as candlemaking, basketry, weaving, latch hook rugs, bead crafts, macramé, clay crafts, paper crafts, glass crafts, and flower crafts this is the place for you!

We offer project ideas, in addition to tips and hints, for different crafts on a weekly basis.

In addition, you can buy supplies for your projects through our online shopping store.




 

Recent Videos and Tutorials

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    Birdbath Planter

    Don't throw away an old birdbath. Recycle it into birdbath planters. This project is so easy and only requires about a half hour to complete. Learn how to make a birdbath planter by watching our video tutorial and reading our step-by-step instructitons.

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    Decoupaged Frame

    This video and photo tutorial will teach you how to decoupage an inexpensive frame into a pretty frame using scrapbook paper.
    This same technique can be used to decoupage a frame for Easter, Christmas, graduation, birthdays or any special occasion.

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    Dish Garden Bird Feeder

    This garden art project will add a unique, lovely accent to her garden and making a dish bird feeder is fun an easy.
    Watch this tutorial to learn how to make one.

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    Easter Decoupage Frame

    This video and photo tutorial will show you how to decorate a frame using decoupage and scrapbook paper with an Easter theme, but any theme can be used.

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    How to Dye Queen Anne's Lace

    One of my favorite wildflowers is Queen Anne’s Lace. You can be dye it, dry it and place it in a fresh or dried floral arrangement or use it in craft projects.
    Queen Anne's Lace can also be used as a teaching tool. This is a great summer STEM experiment for kids.
    Learn more!

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    Stepping Stone Tutorial

    Learn how to make a garden stepping stone.

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    Valentine' Day Heart Mobile

    Time for DIY Valentine's Day crafts. Learn how to make a heart mobile for Valentine's Day. This mobile will look so festive in a home.
    Kids and grandkids will love helping to make it.

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    Wineberry Foraging

    Learn how to identify, harvest, use and preserve wineberries. This abundant fruit is an excellent source for free, organic, delicious fruit.

Book and Magazine Recommendations

  • Northeast Foraging

    Northeast Foraging

    Leda Meredith120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries! The plant profiles in Northeast Foraging include clear, color photographs, identification tips, guidance on how to ethically harvest, and suggestions for eating and preserving.

  • Decorating Digest: Craft & Home Projects (Magazine)

    Decorating Digest: Craft & Home Projects (Magazine)

    This magazine offers room design and home furnishing ideas and easy-to-make craft projects to assist the reader in decorating and beautifying the home.

Free Items of the Week

  • How to Dye Queen Anne's Lace

    How to Dye Queen Anne's Lace

    One of my favorite wildflowers is Queen Anne’s Lace. You can be dye it, dry it and place it in a fresh or dried floral arrangement or use it in craft projects.
    Queen Anne's Lace can also be used as a teaching tool. This is a great summer STEM experiment for kids.
    Learn more!  From  Needlepointers.com

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