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Scalloped edges pose a unique challenge for quilters. The scalloped edge makes a very decorative quilt, but finishing off that edge poses problems, especially in large quilts. Binding around curves tends to pull or pucker. It is important to have enough continuous bias binding to complete the projec
Fans of astronauts and outer space will love carving a rocket ship into a pumpkin for Halloween. Pumpkin carving is a perfect way to create lasting memories with your family. Involve children by allowing them to contribute their own rocket drawings for the carving. Let the illumination of the candle
You can make a wooden lion out of hardwood plywood. The cutout can be used for decorating a child's party, room or outdoor play area. Plywood cutouts are an ideal way to decorate because they allow you to add life size elements to the space. The silhouette is brought to life by the paint that you ap
Smooth, tiny flax seeds make a comfortable filling for soothing hot packs to ease the ache of sore muscles or provide extra heat during cold days or nights. Use a soft material such as flannel for the exterior of the pack and heat the finished pack in the microwave. The flax seeds effectively hold t
A pinata can be a fun addition to any child's birthday party. They can be bought or homemade and created to look like just about any type of character, animal or object. Pinatas are filled with candy and small party favors and batted by children until they burst, raining treats down on everyone. Mos
The basic garter stitch is the first stitch most knitters learn because it doesn't require any purling. Simply knit every row. It is easily recognizable by the zig-zag ridge pattern it produces. The elongated garter stitch is similar in appearance but stretched out and lacy. The pattern is worked ov
Toddlers are just beginning to explore the world around them, but unfortunately they aren't too sure on their feet just yet. Sharp corners and hard objects pose a hazard to young children while they are learning to walk. Stone, brick or tile fireplace hearths are often low enough to trip up a toddli
Embroidery is the most elegant way to complete things. Actually, embroidering is often described as the art of designing material using discussions and small needles. Embroidery devices are types of stitching devices that can make easy or complex styles or styles on almost different types of materia
If you want to add some flair to a vehicle or restore a classic car, making a cover for a sun visor is a project you can do at home. In just a few steps, you will be able to remove the old material of the visor and replace it with a new fabric of your choice. Create a sun visor cover that matches th
The Bible contains inspiration for easy Christian crafts.bible image by Horticulture from Fotolia.comThe Bible provides countless inspired opportunities for easy Christian crafts that glorify the message and meaning espoused by Jesus. Give your Sunday school students, Christian youth...
Making your own jewelry lets you customize your look for every occasion. Homemade beaded bracelets can be made in any size with beads of any shape, texture or quality. Knowing how to make a wide beaded bracelet isn't difficult and gives you large and feminine pieces of jewelry for your ensembles.
Popsicle-stick boats make a quick and creative project for young children with just a little help from a nearby adult. The craft is tailor-made for hot summer afternoons, when children savor icy Popsicles and a boat race adds an extra element of fun to park and pool activities. The boats can be left
Muslin is a thin, lightweight fabric made from cotton or cotton and polyester fiber blends. Muslin is rarely used to make clothing on its own, but it is often used to make pattern slopers, which clothing designers use to adjust a pattern before cutting out the item from the clothing fabric. Muslin i
Fiskars paper punches allow you to cut shaped pieces of paper by squeezing two handles together. Create figures like hearts, swirls and leaves, as well as geometric shapes like circles, squares and ovals, out of card stock or patterned paper. Use the shapes to embellish handmade greeting cards, scra
Crocheters who have mastered the chain, single crochet and double crochet stitches may be ready for a bigger challenge. Once you're working at an even tension and can do the basic stitches quickly, you can learn the half-double crochet stitch and the triple crochet (also called the treble crochet).