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Help me duplicate this unique trophy

I am trying to duplicate a unique trophy any way possible. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Sep 28, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I make a prop 1965 JB Hutto Montgomery Airline guitar?

How do I make a prop electric guitar? [more inside]
posted by mhum on Sep 17, 2008 - 14 answers

Social networking for fabric geeks?

I'm looking for a project management/social networking site for fabric craftspeople, artisans and hobbyists (can include sewing, weaving, whatever) on the MyFolia model. In other words someplace on line where I can organize my projects and connect with other craftspeople. The forums just aren't working for me-- too much chat, not enough organizing.
posted by nax on Aug 31, 2008 - 6 answers

Sea Monkey alternatives?

Are there any frugal alternatives to Sea Monkeys? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Aug 6, 2008 - 25 answers

Here's one I made earlier!

Can cardboard absorb cement? If not, other suggestions for a load of toilet-paper-tubes please! [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Aug 5, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me with the logistics of my paper craft.

Craft filter: I would like to begin selling a mixed media paper craft (a print embellished with embroidery thread). I'm happy with the crafty part...but now about the logistics: sourcing paper, paper size, ink quality, packaging. [more inside]
posted by sarahalisonmiller on Jul 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Craft filter: I'm looking to make an object appear as if it has 1/4" scales (like a lizard) with spray paint and painters tape but I don't know if it'll work. They scales have to be uniform in size and shape.

Craft filter: I'm looking to make an object appear as if it has 1/4" scales (like a lizard) with spray paint and painters tape but I don't know if it'll work. They scales have to be uniform in size and shape. [more inside]
posted by alrightokay on Jul 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Where to find an unfinished wooden tray in Minneapolis/St. Paul?

Where to find an unfinished wooden tray in Minneapolis/St. Paul? [more inside]
posted by deinemutti on Jul 28, 2008 - 11 answers

How to engage a bunch of six year olds?

We're part of a child care co-op arrangement for a month, which means I'll have six 6-year olds to myself for three (non consecutive), six-hour days. I could use some suggestions for creative activities -- running around (we've got lots of outdoor room, wooded and open), arts and crafts, whatever. Ideas that require buying supplies are fine.
posted by Framer on Jul 17, 2008 - 10 answers

sales-ology for artists

I've been hanging out with my wife and her booth partner at a handmade goods market they sell at each week. It's pretty typical stuff, jewelry, crafts of various kinds. They also go to art festivals on occasion to sell their wares. We've been discussing sales techniques that could help them out. I'm wondering if there is such an animal: sales techniques for the artisan seller? [more inside]
posted by diode on Jul 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Arts and Crafts with a Science Twist?

I need help coming up with ideas for ~30 min science-related arts and crafts activities for kids aged 3-17 in a pretty limited environment. [more inside]
posted by liesbyomission on Jun 29, 2008 - 25 answers

How to preserve white rosebuds?

How do you preserve white rosebuds without having them turn grey? Or, alternately, where can you buy dried rosebuds in white? [more inside]
posted by diamondsky on Jun 22, 2008 - 1 answer

How to translate a painting into clothing?

How to translate a painting into clothing? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Jun 5, 2008 - 5 answers

I am sure I can find monsters in my closet, but they don't come pre-mounted.

Colorado Craft Filter: I am looking to find how to procure another mounted monster head. [more inside]
posted by silkygreenbelly on Jun 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Lady seeks stylish portable sewing box

Help me find an excellent sewing box. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on May 8, 2008 - 7 answers

I don't want to poison anyone.

I'm thinking about designing and making my own eating utensils, because I am that food obsessed. But I'm unsure of what materials to use. [more inside]
posted by thread_makimaki on May 1, 2008 - 6 answers

What a poser, tiny dancer...

Please help me find a relatively easy, yet not cutesy, ballet-themed cross-stitch kit or pattern. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Apr 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Where can I find this awesome fabric?

I need to know if there is a particular word for this kind of brocade. I think it's a brocade. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Mar 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Looking for some eco-friendly pillow-construction suggestions.

I have a yen to make cool throw pillows to eventually sell, but I'm lost when it comes to eco-friendly materials. Help me, Mefites! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Mar 11, 2008 - 7 answers

I am going to decorate my own dishes, ostensibly

Ceramics filter: What sort of medium is the gold paint (?) that is used to decorate fine china/ tableware? [more inside]
posted by InstantSanitizer on Mar 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Please recommend a wood router for me to purchase.

Wood router recommendations sought. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Mar 1, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I make professional-looking homemade lip balm labels?

How do I make semi-professional, waterproof labels for handmade lip balm tubes? [more inside]
posted by starsnstars on Feb 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Recommendations for buying a potter's wheel?

I would like to buy my girlfriend a potter's wheel for her birthday, but don't really know anything about where to look, what to look for, or the price I can expect to pay. Any suggestions or recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Soap making 101

I want to start making soap. But I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Feb 3, 2008 - 10 answers

Valentine's Gift for Him

A Valentine's day question - mea culpa! I'd like to go for something handmade and creative for the dude, but I'm afraid school is sucking up my imagination. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2008 - 12 answers

Arts and Crafts: Map Making

I would like to make or buy a detailed map of my neighborhood in Manhattan. I want it to be poster sized and nice enough looking to hang on the wall. I also want to be able to make notes on it, put push pins in it and post it on my wall. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jan 28, 2008 - 11 answers

Neoprene, not neo anymore

What can I do with my old wetsuit? [more inside]
posted by nekton on Jan 27, 2008 - 18 answers

Sewing 101

Beginner's sewing: Please guide me to the most simple, step by step instructions on how to sew simple garments from simple patterns with a sewing machine.
posted by mistsandrain on Jan 26, 2008 - 16 answers

"How Many Five-Year Olds Could You Take On At Once" is not an option

I'm having a birthday pool party (indoor) with a group of 20 kindergarten-age kids. They'll be in the water most of the time, but they'll be in a charming little holding cell for the first part of the party. Any suggestions for an activity or craft that would work well in this situation? [more inside]
posted by bibliowench on Jan 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Will properly sized TECRE button/mirror parts work on a Badge-a-Minit hand press?

i was just a dork and after purchasing an entry level Badge-a-Minit 2 1/4 inch button press from the Badge a Minit store, i purchased 2 1/4 inch mirror parts (for pocket mirrors) on ebay intended for a TECRE brand button press. If they're not compatible, I'm kind of SOL...but if anyone can tell me they WON'T be compatible, I need to buy some compatible mirror parts ASAP in addition to the TECRE ones i purchased and will not be able to return. FYI I did see this post http://ask.metafilter.com/19714/Badger-badger-badger and followed all links and couldn't find the info I wanted. Any advice would be appreciated.
posted by Soulbee on Jan 6, 2008 - 1 answer

ISO etsy help

I'm trying to get some items sold on etsy with limited success and I have a bad feeling my photos are to blame. I don't have an SLR... what do I do [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Dec 5, 2007 - 27 answers

What are your suggestions for fun and interesting hands-on, craft-type entertainment for a young married couple?

What are your suggestions for fun and interesting hands-on, craft-type entertainment for a young married couple? [more inside]
posted by Lownotes on Nov 27, 2007 - 23 answers

Paradoxical sheet magnets

SciFilter: Why don't these sheet magnets work as expected? [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Nov 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me brand a pizza box

I need ideas on how to decorate a Pizza box. [more inside]
posted by edmz on Oct 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Building A Wooden Jacob's Ladder, And More

You've probably seen this toy Jacob's Ladder before. I'm wondering if there are any other illusions that use the same principle, and whether they can be easily recreated by crafty amatuers. [more inside]
posted by maryh on Oct 20, 2007 - 9 answers

Pop goes the pouch spring

Where can I find/buy the closures for squeeze pouches? [more inside]
posted by that girl on Oct 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Waterproofing craft porcelain?

I'm trying to waterproof tiny objects made out of air-drying craft porcelain, but I've had little success. Suggestions for a translucent waterproofing material, or, perhaps, an alternate sculpting material? [more inside]
posted by nobody on Oct 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Tell Me How to Solder Stuff

What can you tell me about soldering? Not the electronic kind, but more for crafty/domestic purposes. Bonus if you know anything about metalwork. [more inside]
posted by pineapple on Oct 7, 2007 - 9 answers

Halo craft ideas wanted

I would like to make some Halo (the video game) things for my husband's birthday (next week). I am thinking about a Halo-cake (any good ideas? I don't want to make a photo cake) but don't have any other ideas. I don't live in the US and cannot buy many special products here. I also don't want to spend a lot of money. It's the idea that counts. Any ideas?
posted by davar on Oct 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Great paper crafts for a 1st anniversary?

My first wedding anniversary is coming up and I'm looking for some great paper crafts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2007 - 21 answers

port arthur to new orleans?

driving from port arthur to new orleans for my wife's birthday. can anyone recommend craftsfolk, artisans, jewelry or clothing designers along the way which could provide "that special gift" i am trying to find her? im relying on the "hive mind's" sense of "cool." go for it! i'd love to be able to arrive in some small town, check out some small shop and miraculously have that perfect something waiting there for her. any ideas? food suggestions welcome, too.
posted by oigocosas on Sep 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Injured rubbery-faced monkey puppet needs help

Please help me repair my rubbery-faced monkey puppet. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Sep 10, 2007 - 10 answers

cool crafts on louisiana road trip?

driving from port arthur to new orleans for my wife's 40th. can anyone recommend craftsfolk, artisans, jewelry or clothing designers along the way which could provide "that special gift" i am trying to find her? im relying on the "hive mind's" sense of "cool." go for it! i'd love to be able to arrive in some small town, check out some small shop and miraculously have that perfect something waiting there for her. any ideas?
posted by oigocosas on Aug 29, 2007 - 4 answers

Letterpress Learning in the Windy City

I have become very interested in letterpress recently and was wondering about opportunities in the Chicago area to learn more. [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Aug 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Where can I buy cheap paper to make my own greeting cards?

[Homemade Greeting Card Filter] I want to make greeting cards, for friends and family -- mainly for obscure holidays (and just to say hello!) But buying supplies at PaperSource is super expensive -- and stamps are not exactly cheap. Where do you buy specialty stock paper and other greeting card paraphernalia? [mi] [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Aug 13, 2007 - 16 answers

Surrealist Scrapbooking

I am making a scrapbook for a friend of mine. The challenge? Neither one of us is the type to groove on the tacky "Precious Moments" aesthetic of most scrapbooking materials available. What's an aging goth to do? [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jul 27, 2007 - 23 answers

How do I successfully make a floor cloth out of marine vinyl fabric?

I'm making a floor cloth for our kitchen. The instructions I've found online called for canvas. I bought marine vinyl fabric instead of duck cloth canvas since it seemed sturdier. Now I'm wondering if I need to prime it. What will Kilz do to marine vinyl fabric? Do I need to paint the back of it? Anyone ever make a floor cloth? Any tips and hints are much appreciated.
posted by orangemiles on Jul 25, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I get wrinkles out of a thin vinyl?

How do I get wrinkles out of a thin vinyl? [more inside]
posted by jesirose on Jul 20, 2007 - 3 answers

fartsy art for the artsy fart's wedding

I'm going to a wedding on Saturday and I'm looking for a cheap homemade gift project. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Jul 10, 2007 - 16 answers

DIY Shower Curtain??

I'm going to do what seems to me to be a rather weird craft/decorating project, and I'm not 100% sure how to not screw it up. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Jul 8, 2007 - 11 answers

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