Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tutorial - Garden Seed Packet Match Game

http://www.amomstake.com/2015/03/garden-seed-packet-match-game/
Empty seed packets make a fun learning game

Tutorial at A Mom's Take Blog

"Bring in spring with this fun Garden Seed Packet Match game. You can recycle and repurpose your old fruit and vegetable seed packets and turn them into a fun kid-friendly activity. Pull this out for rainy-day fun and start dreaming of planting in your garden beds. For this fun DIY game you will need a variety of empty seed packets, or old seed packets that you’re ready to repurpose. You’ll want two packages of each fruit or vegetable type, but the pictures can be different. In fact, I have only one exact match, and I much prefer my different picture sets as they are more interesting".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Motorcycle Greeting Card

http://craftconcoction.blogspot.com/2016/04/motorcycle-card.html
Make a handsome card for a special someone

Tutorial at Craft Concoction Blog

"Today I am here with a tutorial for making a simple and quick Masculine card. I made this card for a friend recently. I am using some supplies that scream masculine for me. Burlap, Corrugated paper which I got from Itsy Bitsy. The die-cut is from a local store. Using neutral colours is the safest and simplest way to create a masculine card".... Read more

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Tutorial - How to Upcycle a Wine Bottle into a Vase

http://www.cucicucicoo.com/2016/04/wine-bottle-crafts-upcycled-vases/
2 ways to make recycled and personalized vases

Tutorial at Cucicucicoo Blog

"Mother’s Day is creeping up and will be here before you know it. Have you started preparing gifts for the most important women in your life? Most mothers (at least the ones I know) are happiest to receive something small, but from the heart, and what could be more from the heart than personalized homemade gifts? And since all moms want to protect their children and grandchildren, even better is an eco-friendly gift that won’t have an impact on the environment".... Read more

Tutorial - Make Basil Garlic Peppercorn Vinegar

http://happierthanapiginmud.blogspot.com/2016/04/basil-garlic-peppercorn-vinegar-tutorial.html
Easy to make flavorful herbal vinegar

Tutorial at Happier than a Pig in Mud Blog

"This Basil Garlic Peppercorn Vinegar was a great way to use up some extra basil and I wish I could tell you just how amazing the house smelled when the warm vinegar hit the basil... Now that's an air freshener scent they need to sell: I see this vinegar being used for salad dressing and drizzling over tomatoes. Possibly in marinades too. This flavorful herb vinegar couldn't be easier to make, so don't hesitate to whip some up folks".... Read more

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Chocolate Cupcakes

http://sweetyummygoodies.blogspot.com/2016/04/easy-chocolate-cupcakes.html
Recipe has a little coffee for extra flavor

Tutorial at Sweet Yummy Goodies Blog

"I'm back with a super yummy and sweet recipe for you guys! Most everyone loves cupcakes so I thought I would show you guys how you can make your own simply easy chocolate cupcakes! It is really easy to make and doesn't take very long either! I hope you guys will try these delicious cupcakes out! So lets get started".... Read more

Tutorial - Crepe Paper and Modge Podge Experiment

http://creativekhadija.com/2016/04/interesting-experiment-crepe-paper-mod-podge-sparkle/
Have fun playing with your craft supplies

Tutorial at Creative Khadija Blog

"As every crafty girl, I am also used to collect craft supplies, No matter what and when or how I will be crafting with these supplies. Haha. A few days back I got some colorful crepe paper sheets from a books and stationary shop. I saw Amy uploaded a video on her YouTube channel after a long time but that video inspired me to do something with mod podge. So here it is finally. You will see the video at the end of the blog post as well".... Read more

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Peanut Butter Cups

sweetyummygoodies.blogspot.com/2016/04/chocolate-peanut-butter-cups.html
Easy to make treat that pleases almost everyone

Tutorial at Sweet Yummy Goodies Blog

"This recipe is amazing! It is great for a dessert, a snack, or even a gift for someone! If you guys have any questions about this recipe let me know in the comments and I will be sure to answer them! Anyways lets get into this recipe".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Seed Covered Bird Feeder

http://nontoygifts.com/diy-bird-feeder-make-kids/
A fun spring or summer craft to make with kids

Tutorial at Non Toy Gifts Blog

"My kids and I made the dream bird feeder, one that is completely covered in seeds. It’s like a cake house for kids, though, considering Hansel and Gretel’s experience with such a house, this may not be quite the best example.  Birds, chipmunks and squirrels came to check it out right away and we had fun peeping out the window to see who would be the first to take a bite out of the house".... Read more

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a No-Sew DPN Cozy

http://fabricfascination.blogspot.com/2016/04/make-no-sew-dpn-cozy.html
Keep your knitting and DPNs securely in this felt holder

Tutorial at Fabric Fascination Blog

"Currently, I am knitting my pairs of socks concurrently on two sets of double pointed needles (DPNs), and needed a couple of DPN cozies to keep the stitches safely on the needles when not in use.  There are patterns for sewn cozies available, or you can buy cozies on Etsy in a variety of cute fabrics, but I wanted something quick, easy, and right now".... Read more

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tutorial - How to Applique a Tea Towel

https://madebygreta.com/2016/04/14/diy-pimp-my-tea-towel-crocheting/
Dress up a plain tea towel with crocheted appliques

Tutorial at Made By Greta Blog

"A while ago I visited two of my best friends in Germany that had just recently moved house. I wanted to bring a little something for them but couldn’t think what I could make – until coincidentally I saw a book sitting on my book shelf (it is German and contains many mini crochet ideas).  As my friends have a great new kitchen I decided to pimp a tea towel.  It took me about two evenings to finish the whole project".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Styrofoam Organizer

diycrafts9.blogspot.com/2016/03/diy-organizer-stand.html
Upcycle some styrofoam for a lightweight shelf

Tutorial at DIY Crafts Blog

"Its Monday and this weeks post is about Organization! I love making crafts about Organizing and so I decided I would make this craft for you guys! So lets get started into this craft! Hope you enjoy it".... Read more

Friday, April 22, 2016

Tutorial - Make an Upcycled Window Herb Planter

http://www.pillarboxblue.com/upcycled-window-herb-planter/
Turn a old window into a pretty garden feature

Tutorial at Pillar Box Blue Blog

"When a good friend recently had new windows, she was going to discard the hundred year old sashes she’d replaced. Luckily I managed to stop her! Wendy was a bit skeptical about my plans to turn the old windows into a lovely feature for the garden. However in the end she was delighted with the result, and said that it was one of her favourite upcycles.   Not only does the upcycled window herb planter looks fantastic in my little garden but it’s really practical, as I now have my own little herb garden. The herbs are in portable upcycled tin can planters, that can be easily taken into the kitchen when needed. I used tin cans as planters".... Read more

Tutorial - Give a Console Table a Faux Barnwood Finish

http://www.colouredbuttons.com/2014/05/a-little-piece-of-your-heart-or-a-simple-hand-sewing-gift-for-the-kids-to-make-mum.html
Refinisha table for avintage farmhouse look

Tutorial at The Rugged Rooster Blog

"Here’s how the sofa table looked prior to starting. The black was starting to wear a bit from children throwing toys at it. I threw it onto a old sheet, and put a fast coat of chalk white fat paint. Ideally I would of loved a cream, but white is what I had. I let it dry for a hour and went and jumped in the tub. Once the hour was up and it was completely dry, I did a quick second coat. I didn’t want this paint job to look perfect as I wanted it to look like barnwood".... Read more

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tutorial - How to Crochet a Sampler Square Afghan

http://theinspiredwren.blogspot.com/p/crochet-along.html
Crochet two squares per month and have a finished blanket in one year

Tutorial at The Inspired Wren Blog

"The afghan will be comprised of twenty 9-inch squares -There will be five rows made up of four squares each. [Final size: approx. 36" x 45"], we will crochet ten sample-stitches, we will complete two squares each month using one sample-stitch....each square will be a solid color, and each sample-stitch will be completed in two colors, the final blanket will have a total of three colors".... Read more

How to Make a Candy Kiss Basket for Mother's Day

http://ediblecraftsonline.com/candy_bouquets/cb49/index.htmTutorial - How to Make a target="_blank"
The size of basket you choose will determine how many candy flowers you'll need

Tutorial at Incredible Edible Crafts Blog

"Looking for cute DIY Mothers Day Gifts? This Hershey kiss chocolate flower bouquet is an easy and adorable present for Mom. Kids and grandkids will have fun helping you too.  To make this candy flower bouquet you will need: a basket, Hershey’s kisses in gold wrappers, cardstock of various colors, wooden skewers, floral foam or Styrofoam, narrow green ribbon, green tissue paper, gold curling ribbon, scissors, and wire cutters".... Read more