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Craft stores in NYC?

Where can I find affordable cardstock in NYC? Are places like Papyrus/Kate's Paperie my best bets, or are they overpriced? And for the bigger picture, are there large craft stores in New York City where I can buy my DIY wedding supplies in one stop? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Aug 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Altered tin question...

How to attach polymer clay to a tin? [more inside]
posted by wandering_not_lost on Jul 3, 2011 - 6 answers

What can I do with a large quantity of CD-ROMs?

I have over 1,000 copies of several PC videogame CD-ROMs. The games are widely distributed/available, so the discs probably don't have any value to gamers. What can I do with them beside give them away? Creative or crafty ideas welcome. Also, not against making a little money if it's possible. [more inside]
posted by R_Kamidees on Jun 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Kilns in Toronto?

Where in Toronto can I harness the power of a kiln to slump a bottle? [more inside]
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Jun 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Repurposing nail polish and eyeshadow for crafts?

I'm looking for clever arty/crafty ways to repurpose eye shadow and nail polish. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jun 20, 2011 - 13 answers

unique ideas for collected bottle caps?

anyone have unique ideas for using collected bottle caps?? [more inside]
posted by peykron on Jun 16, 2011 - 18 answers

I need something crafty to do!

I need a craft that doesn't require a lot of supplies and is easy to do with little desk space. [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jun 10, 2011 - 38 answers

What are your favorite simple home decor craft projects?

What are your favorite simple home decor craft projects? [more inside]
posted by lalex on May 26, 2011 - 23 answers

Not forever, just for now

I grown fond of a brand of apple whiskey that comes in these sturdy glass bottles (image), and now I have quite the collection of empty bottles. Right now, they're just sitting around my house making me look very much the alcoholic hoarder, but I can't bring myself to toss them, and I'd like to do something with them. Any ideas for some basic decor/crafty suggestions would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by bibliowench on May 26, 2011 - 14 answers

How to turn hobby (dressmaking) into business, and is it a good idea?

Advice on turning a hobby (dressmaking) into a business/career for a recent graduate [more inside]
posted by robintw on May 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Because all my video game characters dress better than me

I want to take up leatherworking. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on May 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Make this giant sticker more interesting.

My employer gave every Mac user a giant sticker with the company logo for the entire back of our laptops. There is even an Apple-shaped hole cut out in the sticker. What can I do to customize this? In addition to scissors my wife has a die-cut machine that one might use for paper crafts.
posted by mkb on May 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Crayons and Paas tablets? Ist that all you've got?

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]
posted by craniac on Apr 23, 2011 - 18 answers

Get me off my butt.

After getting married, and starting a new (temporarily lower paying) job, money is tight. During the wedding planning, I thought, "Man, when I have the money again, I'd love to get back to rock climbing or take a French class". Well, the money is still tight, and looks to be for a while. What are some hobbies I can pick up that would cost very little to no money per month? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Apr 19, 2011 - 43 answers

Empty loft! Cheap decorating tips!

What are the things that make the best weddings you've attended so memorable and fun for the guests? And what are some cheap ways to decorate an empty loft for the event? Finally, where are the best places to get craft supplies (feathers, lights, vases) in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Mar 31, 2011 - 34 answers

How to get crafty?

Looking for great craft/DIY project resources! My wife and I (twenty-somethings) want to get involved in some creative outlets. I'm looking for blogs, book ideas, whatever, that can give us instruction and inspiration! [more inside]
posted by jeroum on Mar 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Creative crafty ways to record our Big Plans

Help me think of cool things to put in this journal/travelogue I made for the GF. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Mar 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Where to buy crafting supplies in Toronto, specificallly embroidery?

Where to get embroidery supplies in downtown Toronto? [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Mar 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me get a handle on these lunchboxes.

EtsyFilter: What's the most cost-efficient way to get the handles/latches for classic-style lunchboxes like these in less-than-bulk quantity? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Mar 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Peeps! Peeps?

Have any Mefi peeps ever entered the Washington Post Peeps Show? I'm looking for advice! [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Mar 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Belt piracy.

I want to make this belt. Help? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Not a scrapbook lady.

I have two large shoeboxes of keepsakes and souvenirs from travels over the past five years, including event tickets, hotel key cards, tourist maps, pub coasters, receipts, photo booth pictures and banknotes in about a dozen different currencies. I don't want them to live in a shoebox any more. What's a good way to organize them into an album of sorts? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Feb 21, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me name my Etsy shop for my crafts!

Help me name my Etsy shop for my crafts! I mostly make ribbon & fabric flower pins, needle-felted animals, and sew simple bags & purses. I need a clever little name for my humble Etsy shop; this name would also be used on labels for the items, and as a general identity for my crafting persona. [more inside]
posted by lychee on Feb 4, 2011 - 22 answers

Multi cultural childrens crafts?

I am looking for inexpensive, multicultural, childrens crafts to use with the summer reading program at our library. Any suggestions?
posted by haikuku on Feb 3, 2011 - 10 answers

How can my girlfriend take her hobby (lamp making) and turn it into a business.

How can my girlfriend take her hobby (lamp making) and turn it into a business by seeking a manufacturer and sales channel? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Stuck indoors, how can I get a spray paint finish on glass object without dying form fumes?

I need to paint a bunch of glass candle holders, but don't want brush strokes and can only do this in my 1 bdrm apartment. I tried building a spray paint booth, but the fumes were intense and I still managed to get spray paint everywhere. Looking into airbrush or spray guns but they don't seem very safe for indoor use either. [more inside]
posted by wannaknow on Jan 26, 2011 - 25 answers

Physical Mind Mapping with String: Best Method?

Best method of making connections in my physical mind map: string? yarn? what kind of adhesive? [more inside]
posted by DumbPoet on Jan 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Food-safe fabric for a bread bag

What material to make a reusable bread bag (that keeps it from drying out)? [more inside]
posted by LaurenIpsum on Jan 18, 2011 - 25 answers

Name the glue

UK Glue ID filter. Triangular, transluscent plastic bottle, red nozzle used for direct spreading. Glue itself brown/clear. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Jan 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Looking for advice on my DIY framing project

I have a number of unframed art prints and posters, and would like to do the framing myself. What advice do you have for me? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jan 3, 2011 - 21 answers

Find someone to make me a Santa tree topper

Where can I find someone to make me a stained glass/shell Santa tree topper? [more inside]
posted by boobjob on Dec 22, 2010 - 5 answers

If I had a chicken this would not be a problem.

What do I do with all these egg cartons?! [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 20, 2010 - 17 answers

How does one frame LPs, EPs and CDs as a present for the releaser?

How does one frame LPs, EPs and CDs as a present for the releaser? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Dec 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Best way to mask/obliterate brand logo on black rubber rain boot?

What's the best way to mask/obliterate brand logo on black rubber rain boot? [more inside]
posted by parsley7 on Dec 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Mount a small object in front cover of hardback book? Please/

How can I insert a small mirror or peephole into the front cover of a handmade hardcover book? What kind of material is appropriate for the cover? Will cardboard/cloth do? What about leather? Is there a tutorial anywhere to show how this is done? [more inside]
posted by waxbanks on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Materials for Making Hemp Rope

Which hemp twine to use for making (laid) hemp rope? Where do I get it? [more inside]
posted by gregglind on Dec 5, 2010 - 6 answers

Creative Uses for Silica Gel Beyond Its Purpose as a Desiccant

What crafty or creative things can be done with silica gel that have nothing to do with its original intended purpose as a desiccant (a.k.a. reducing moisture)? [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Dec 5, 2010 - 7 answers

What interesting things can I be doing at the beach and marsh while it's too cold for the usual summer activities? Sciency, educational, artsy craftsy, exercise/activity...

What unique activities could I be doing at the beach and the marsh over time to take better advantage of both while it's too cold for swimming, sunning, and the usual beach activities? Educational things, amateur science experiments/measurements, artsy craftsy things, exercise other than jogging, etc. Let your imagination run wild. [more inside]
posted by Askr on Dec 2, 2010 - 17 answers

How should I wrap a Christmas Cache of LARP weapons?

I decided to buy my wife a small Medieval LARP weapons cache for Christmas. I know she will like it, but I want to wrap this gift so it will really wow her. I am in need of a clever or creative suggestion to put together this gift - without spending more than about 25 bucks on some sort of the thematic presentation. Help me tie up the best gift ever! [more inside]
posted by faheypb on Nov 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Ladies home stuff

Crafts question for my wife and mother. [more inside]
posted by scottymac on Nov 23, 2010 - 7 answers

how to make a water container with todays news?

I need to make a vessel that will hold half gallon of water, and will not leak for at least 1 hour. The catch? I can only use 1 newspaper, 1 pound flour, 1 tablespoon of salt. It has to be ready for tomorrow. I can use my oven to bake it or dry it, so it has to fit in my oven. These are the "only" limitations. Any ideas?
posted by uauage on Nov 16, 2010 - 26 answers

Not spending any money, being frugal, and DIY

Blogs for this EXTREMELY BROKE moment of my life? The best blogs about being frugal, DIY, crafty, freegan, coupon-clipping, urban homesteaders, or just plain broke? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Nov 14, 2010 - 37 answers

DIY Gifts

After seeing this blog post, I am now inspired to make all (or most) of my holiday gifts this year. Problem is, a lot of these projects are beyond my skills. Any ideas for simpler projects, or resources that feature simpler projects? [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Nov 1, 2010 - 31 answers

What are some ideas for little knitted and felted wares?

What are some small, knitted or felted goodies that will prove to be popular at an upcoming (Christmas) craft sale? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Oct 18, 2010 - 27 answers

Help, I'm swamped with drawstring backpacks!

Any ideas for repurposing promotional drawstring backpacks? [more inside]
posted by emjaybee on Oct 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Taking AskMefi's advice and making heat thearpy bags as holiday gifts..

Making about 15 Microwavable Hot/Cold Therapy bags as Christmas gifts.. need some advice or suggestions on filler material and where to buy it! [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Oct 14, 2010 - 18 answers

no paperclip chains

I'd like a list of repetitive things I can do or make to alleviate stress and boredom. [more inside]
posted by to recite so charmingly on Oct 8, 2010 - 29 answers

Puns about books? I'm drawing a blank! (page)

I need 144 (or maybe 36) different bad puns, "witty" sayings, and short jokes (plus accompanying pictures) about reading and books. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Sep 28, 2010 - 30 answers

Crochet resources for the baffled beginner?

What's a great book or website for teaching yourself to crochet? [more inside]
posted by sculpin on Sep 21, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me push my buttons.

I have 20 lbs of beautiful antique and vintage buttons of every size, shape, material and form. I recuperating from surgery for the next 4 weeks. Can you suggest projects to utilize my time and materials? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Sep 16, 2010 - 22 answers

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