December 7, 2010

How to make a Christmas Wreath

Learn to make a Christmas wreath step by step with this video tutorial.
Making your onw Christmas ornaments can be fun and will give a special touch to your decoration.
It is really easy to make your own Christmas wreath with some artificial green leaves and branches, and using all kinds of materials like christmas balls, ribbons, glitter, pine cones, berries or flowers.

Start assembling some green branches forming a circle to form the base of your wreath, use some wire or glue to put all the branches together. You can also buy a basic green wreath to decorate.
Add ribbons, christmas balls, snowflakes, berries or any other decoration you like using glue or wire to attach it to the basic wreath.

Have a look at this video for step by step instructions and wreath decoration ideas.

November 30, 2010

Make an origami paper Christmas tree

This paper Christmas tree is an easy craft idea that you can make to use as Christmas decoration.
You only need a piece of green paper and a few minutes to make this Christmas tree using the origami technique for bending paper.

Follow the steps of the video tutorial and learn how to make your origami Christmas tree.
Get ready for the Christmas season and start preparing your decorations.

November 24, 2010

How to make Christmas Ornaments

Now that the Christmas season is approaching we bring you back some of the tutorials published for making your own Christmas Ornaments.

There are all kinds of different ornaments and decorations that you can make for the Christmas holidays, from really simple craft projects to make with children to more elaborated Christmas crafts using crochet or other materials.
Here is a summary of some of the tutorials for making Christmas ornaments.

November 22, 2010

How to make a crochet Christmas Ornament

Here is a new tutorial for making your own Christmas ornaments. This is an original idea for making ornaments using crochet in a very simple way.

This ornaments are made using a normal plastic Christmas ball or even a plastic ball that is covered with crochet.
Using single crochet chains you will make a net around the ball creating an original and unique Christmas ball.
You can use beads or other decorations to create different balls.
The following video explains all the steps to make the crochet ornament.
Enjoy the tutorial! and let us know if you have any doubts or suggestions.

Find other crochet tutorials here

November 16, 2010

How to make a Christmas tree with paper

Here is a great tutorial for making a really simple Christmas decoration.
This paper Christmas tree is quite easy to make, and you will find all the steps in the following video.
To make the paper tree all you need is a piece of green paper or card, some decorations like glitter, scissors and some tape.

More Christmas crafts tutorials here.

November 12, 2010

How to make a beaded ring

This is a step-by-step tutorial for making a beautiful ring with Swarovski crystal beads.

Making beaded jewerly can be easy and is a great way to create your own complements and accesories.
You can also make beaded objects and jewerly as Christmas gifts.

This ring is a medium difficulty craft, but I think that you can do it even if you are a beginner beader. You will see that the beading tecnique used for making this ring is quite simple. All you need is thin fishing string or beading thread and nice beads like Swarovski glass beads or Czech glass beads.

Learn how to make this beaded ring with this video tutorial.

  • Find more beading tutorials and instructions at All Beads

October 26, 2010

How to make crochet - tutorials

Crochet and needleworks are a great activity for cold Autum and Winter months.
Learn how to crochet with these simple tutorials and videos. You can make all kinds of gargements and decorations with just a bit of wool or thread, some needles and a bit of imagination.
You can also prepare ahead your chrochet Christmas presents made by yourself.

Here are a few crochet tutorials that we have already published:

October 19, 2010

How to make a crochet hat

This crochet project is quite easy to do and is appropiate for beginners. Find out how to make a crochet hat yourself to match your new knitted scarf or to give as a gift to your friends or family.

To make this crochet hat you'll need cotton yard of your favorite colour and a crochet needle.
The hat is made using chain stich and single crochet stiches, both are really steps and you will see how to make them in the video.
With a bit of time and the following tutorial you'll soon have your new hat to keep you warm this winter.

October 18, 2010

How to make a scarf

With the arrival of Autum this is a perfect time to go back to do some crafts at home. Knitting and crochet are great activities to do at home and quite easy to learn if you are a beginner.

An excellent knitting project for this winter is to make a nice wool scarf. 
You can learn all the basic knitting steps for knittinig and make your own scarf followint this video tutorial.
The introduction of the video is a bit long but the explanations of the knitting steps are really good, so enjoy it!

October 16, 2010

How to make paper flowers

Learn how to make paper flowers at home. Paper flowers take only a few minutes to do and they are a fun craft to do with children. You can use the flowers to decorate your house, in gift wrapping or as part of a greeting card or a costume.

Here is a list of instructions and tutoriasls for making flowers with paper, choose your favorite one and have fun making it. You can aslo make a few different flowers and gatter them in a bunch.

September 3, 2010

How to make a Necklace

Making your own jewerly can be easy and fun. Learn here how to make a beautiful necklace with beads and beading wire. You will also need a clasp for your necklace and some jewerly supplies that you can find in beading or craft stores.

September 2, 2010

How to make a Halloween Pumpkin

Learn how to make your own Halloween pumpkin with this tutorial.

Choosing the pumpkin you are going to carve is the first step for a great Halloween pumpkin.
You will need a sharp knife to empty and carve the pumpkin. Don't forget to draw your design or face over the pumpkin before starting to carve it.
Learn here all the steps to carve an awesome pumpkin for this Halloween.

Finde here more Halloween ideas:

August 31, 2010

How to make a Patchwork Quilt

Try making a Patchwork Quilt yourself.

Use pieces of fabrics with different patterns and combine the colours to create an original Quilt.
You can either cut the fabrics into pieces of the same size, like squares, or combine different shapes cutting the fabrics into different geometric shapes. This will require a bit more of work until you design your quilt putting all the pieces of fabric into place.
A sewing machine will be useful to sew all the pieces together.
Finally you will need a larger piece of fabric to cover the other side of your Patched Quilt.
Have a look at this video tutorial with instructions on how to make a beautiful Patchwork Quilt.

More Patchwork tutorials:

August 29, 2010

How to make paper flowers: daffodils

Making flowers with paper is quite easy and you don't need to buy a lot of materials.
Here is a tutorial showing how you can make Daffodils with tissue paper, easy, fun and fast.

Use your paper flowers to decorate your house or in a card.

Other paper flower tutorials:

August 27, 2010

How to make patchwork: free patterns

We love patchwork projects and we have already published a few. Here you have a list of articles where you can learn how to make patchwork even if it's your first time.
Follow the links below and find the free patchwork patterns:

August 26, 2010

How to make an easy card with paper

Learn how to make a beautiful card yourself, perfect as a birthday card, for mothers' day or for your friends.

This easy to make card is made with paper and has a pop up flower, you will learn all the steps in the following video tutorial.

March 19, 2010

How to make Easter Decorations

Find here some ideas for creating Easter decorations that you do yourself, have a look at our previous post about how to make easter eggs.
Here is a video tutorial about how to make a decorated tree for Easter.

March 17, 2010

How to make a card for Father's Day

This is a very special craft to do, a card for Father's Day that you can do at home and surprise your dad.

This card is easy to make, all you'll need is a piece of card or paper, preferrably with stripes or with a nice colour, since we will do a card into the shape of a shirt.
Your message will be included in a small pocket in the shirt-card.
Follow the steps explained in the video to create your Father's Day card.

Learn how to make more cards here.

March 16, 2010

How to make a wallet

Learn how you can make a wallet with the following video tutorial.

This wallet could be a nice present for father's day or, or a birthday or christmas gift.

March 8, 2010

How to make a paper lantern

Learn how to make a paper lantern with these easy instructions. We've already shown you how to make a more complex chinese paper lantern. This is an easier lantern to do with step by step instructions.

You can combine different paper lanterns to create a more special decoration.
To make this lantern you'll need some pieces of card in different colours.
Start by creating a cilinder with a piece of card and glue it to keep it together. Then get a second piece of card and bend it in half. Cut some stripes in the card as shown in the video to create special shapes for your lantern. Then bend the edges of the card to have a surface for fixing it easier to the first cilinder and use a thread to hang your lantern.

March 7, 2010

How to make a paper flower

This is a new tutorial on how to make a paper flower. We've already published a few instructions for how to make paper roses, so this time we bring you a different flower made with paper. This is a jasmine flower made with the origami technique of folding paper.

It's quite easy to make paper objects and decorations with origami, so get some pieces of papers and start folding to create your own paper crafts!

March 6, 2010

How to make a Paper Rose

Here is a new tutorial with step by step instructions on how to make a paper rose.

It's quite easy to make this paper rose, the materials you'll need for this craft are: some sheets of tissue paper, preferrably red or pink, and a pair of green pipe cleaners.
This paper rose is made in a couple of minutes, make a few and use them for decorating your home, for gift wrapping or as party decorations.

Find out more ways of how to make paper roses here

March 2, 2010

How to make Felt Pins

Making pins with felt is fun and easy. All you need is a couple of pieces of felt from different colours, a pin, some gule, scissors, thread and a bit of imagination.
Here is a tutorial where you can learn to make a felt pin.

February 28, 2010

How to make Easter Eggs step by step

In the following tutorial you can learn how ot make and dye Easter Eggs.
This is a great craft project to do before Easter and a fun activity to do with children. Let the yougsters help you choose the colours, dye the eggs and decorate them.
Follow the steps in the video to make your Easter Eggs.

February 27, 2010

How to make crochet: Crochet Shamrock tutorial

Here is an easy tutorial for making crochet, learn how to make this lovely crochet shamrock following the steps explained below.
All you need to start your crochet project is some wool or thread and a crochet hook.
We recomend that you watch the full video tutorial first and then start crocheting following the instructions. Enjoy making crafts!

February 26, 2010

How to decorate Ester Eggs

As the Easter Holidays approach we offer you new tutorials to learn to do crafts at home. Here is a great activity that you can do with your children, learn how to decorate Easter Eggs.

Decorating Ukranian Easter Eggs can be quite difficult, but here is a simple way to make your own Easter Eggs.

You will need some eggs, vinegar and some dyes to paint your eggs.
Follow the easy steps explained in this video and enjoy decorating your Easter Eggs!

February 24, 2010

How to make Ukranian Easter Eggs

A wonderful way to decorate Easter Eggs is to paint them with wax using the Ukranian method. Ukranian Easter Eggs are also called Pysanky.

This method is for advanced crafters and you will need a series of supplies like special dyes to paint your egg, beeswax and a special tool to make de designs with the wax.
In the following video you can learn to make your own Ukranian Easter Eggs.

February 6, 2010

How to make loom knitting

Loom knitting is a fun way to knit, you don't need special knitting skills since this technique uses special knitting boards that you can buy or make yourself.
Learn the basics of loom knitting and start your own project with the tutorial in this video

February 2, 2010

How to do a Valentine's Card

Here is another idea for Valentine's Day. This beautiful Valentine card shows a string of hearts which will pop out when you open it.
This is a very easy craft. To create your card print the following designs and cut them out.
Then insert the thread of hearts in the middle of the card following the instructions in the printable pattern.
Enjoy making this craft!
Print your Valentine Card here.

January 31, 2010

How to make Valentine's Cards

Here is an idea for an easy craft that you can do yourself to congratulate your beloved ones on Valentine's Day.
Create this funny Valentine card with a piece of paper, in this card when you pull the upper strip you will be able to read a message.
To create this Valentine's card all you need to do is print the elements in the following link cut them out and combine them to create your card.
Print your Valentine Card here.

January 14, 2010

How to make beaded objects: crystal bead ball

You can make your own jewerly using crystal beads like Swavorski glass beads. Here is a basic object to make with beads, a beaded ball that will look great as a charm, as a pendant or to decorate a keyring.

To make this beaded ball you will need 30 glass beads and nylon thread (really thin and fine thread).
In the following video you will find all the steps to make this ball with crystal beads.

January 11, 2010

How to make origami earings

Here is a great idea to do with origami, learn how to make your own earings with paper.

These earings are done with small pieces of origami paper, but you can also use any decorated or coloured paper cut into small squares, you'll also need two glass beads and two earing hooks.
You will make two tiny origami cranes, which will look great as earings. Follow the steps explained in the video to make this really easy craft.

Find more origami ideas here.

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