I spraypainted some 2 liter bottles to make kids' rocket jet packs. I am wanting to bond a piece of cardboard onto the back (later with elastic loops for arm loops) that will do it very quickly* as this will be during an activity with 40 kids. [more inside]
I've got some heavy, fancy beer bottles, like this
, at home. Throwing them out is a waste, and there is no deposit. What can I do with them?
How can/should I best support a 90" span of countertop, in a room where we want to do sewing, crafts, and schoolwork? [more inside]
For example knitting can be duplicated by machine, but crocheted items can only be made by hand. I'm curious, are there other things that cannot be duplicated by machine?
I work as an air conditioning mechanic, and with my head stuck in operating electrical machines all day I have a mind to switch to non-conductive earrings. I have 6ga or 4mm earrings. I used to have a pair of glass earrings but they eventually broke when I dropped them. Is there any reason I should not use glass stirring rods
to make a new set of glass earrings? I am assuming I can use a torch or buns en burner to bend them and finish the ends.
Could someone suggest an easy holiday craft project (less than 30 minutes) for a 3rd grade class to complete during their holiday party? [more inside]
Is it possible to make a pop-up card without the pixellated look? I have searched Google to no avail. [more inside]
I want to buy square pillow forms and make the covers myself. I want the forms to be at least 16" but larger is better. The cushions will be used by heavy people for lower back support or for head support when lying down in the couch. What sort of pillow is NOT going to compress over time to become a sad, flat pancake pillow? Assume a complete lack of knowledge regarding pillow ingredients, brands, types and sources. [more inside]
Seeking your ideas for free or inexpensive crafts for adults that can be completed within 2-3 hours with very little instruction required. Striving for a fun process and a pleasing end product. No worthless, ugly or junky, please. [more inside]
Have you ever manned a booth at a carnival, fair, or expo? I'm running a booth and selling items at a weekend fair that will benefit a volunteer organization. What do I need to know? [more inside]
I like to draw. I like to embroider. Help me get my drawings on the fabric. [more inside]
I think I have fallen in love with mixed media arts and crafts! Help me do more of this! [more inside]
You know those miniature dioramas you sometimes find in Chinese restaurants, the ones made out of something like bamboo shavings (?), usually scenes of some trees, a bridge and a small temple or gazebo, set in a little glass box/frame?
My Google-fu is weak - my young son is disappoint (he would love one for his birthday)... [more inside]
Can a mini sewing machine and iMac live happily on the same desk? [more inside]
a bunch of 4th graders want to raise money by selling crafts they make. I want to know more about this kind of kids business. [more inside]
I want to buy some craft beads for a friend in the USA (I'm in the UK), but don't know the exact type of beads she uses, or where's best to buy them from, and I don't want to ask her directly as it's a surprise. [more inside]
I'm getting ready to dye Easter eggs with my kids, ages 7, 9, 11 and 14. Do you have any tips for decorating easter eggs? Our repertoire consists of using two colors, crayons, and putting on stickers. My google-fu is failing me. [more inside]
Crochet-filter: Can you tell me how to make the edging of an afghan not be bunched up and stupid-looking? [more inside]
I need help finding a company that takes your existing wine bottle and turns it into a pillar candle by cutting off the top and pouring a candle into it. I believe it was in OR or WA. [more inside]
What are you favorite crochet blogs? They can include knitting and other crafts but crochet should definitely have a main part. [more inside]
I think I would like to buy a loom. Yes, for weaving things. [more inside]
How can I print and cut out 50 small round photographs to attach to bookmarks? [more inside]
I know we've got some fabulously crafty people hanging out on the Green. What have been some of your best appreciated, cheap
Holiday projects? [more inside]
Anybody know of a tutorial for recovering a three-ring binder? [more inside]
A bottle full of swirling, opaque, pearlescent liquid, that did not homogenize; how did we do that? [more inside]
I have old clothes, I have a paper shredder (confetti style), can the two come together and make stuffing for pillows? [more inside]
Where can I find woodworking plans or guides for creating outdoor furniture with a minimum of fasteners? [more inside]
Knitting, crochet, beading, sewing.. what am I missing? Looking for some unusual craft techniques and projects. [more inside]
Items weighing less than 1lb that make you think "WOW that's cool!" or "GOT to buy that!" on first glance?
Catch: items already in your home or could do a bang-up job of creating in two weeks. [more inside]
Where can I find light weight potatoes made of foam/plastic/etc? [more inside]
DIY art/craft help with the gingko tree/leaf as inspiration. [more inside]
Please give me recommendations for craft stores in London, UK! Specifically: card making, optional: knitting and soap making/rebatching.
Bonus points for locations around Oxford Street and/or easy access by tube! [more inside]
CraftFilter: I want to make a bracelet designed around a ring, but I need instructions. [more inside]