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How to Paint on Glass Surfaces

How to Paint on Glass Surfaces

Glass surfaces abound within the home. From kitchen dishes to holiday ornaments to the various vases and bowls you use around your living spaces, it seems glass is everywhere. Whether opaque or clear, you can make your glass surfaces reflect more of your personal style by painting them. Painting on
How to Fill in a Picture Using Paper Quilling

How to Fill in a Picture Using Paper Quilling

When you are decorating your home, you can end up spending a lot of money on wall art and wall decorations. If your decorating budget is small, you may not be able to afford expensive wall art. One solution is to make wall art yourself using a few basic craft materials. For example, embellish a pict
How to Make an Easy Paper Pistol

How to Make an Easy Paper Pistol

Creating items with paper can be a fun project for children or something that can take up time if stuck in the house. You can create many items with paper, such as a set of dice, a swan or even a paper pistol. Creating a simple paper pistol is easier than one might think.
How to Make a Football Helmet Out of a Cardboard Box

How to Make a Football Helmet Out of a Cardboard Box

Sports fans find a number of unique ways to display support for their favorite teams. Whether its waving a giant foam finger or making a large football helmet from a cardboard box, the fanatics want everyone to know what team they are cheering for. Cardboard box helmets are simple designs that are
Take Your Hobby to a New Level with Action Figurines

Take Your Hobby to a New Level with Action Figurines

Many people enjoy the hobby of building up collections of various things. There are a number of common themes that people base their collections around but there are also some extremely strange and unusual ones ...
How to Make a Good Art Portfolio

How to Make a Good Art Portfolio

An art portfolio ideally is filled with the best artwork the artist has produced. It should show a range of different styles of art as well, such as three-dimensional and two-dimensional drawings. Exactly how many styles are included are generally dependent on the requirements of the gallery or scho
Knitted Diaper Cover Instructions

Knitted Diaper Cover Instructions

Diaper covers, or soakers, as they are sometimes called, are often made of wool because the wool will wick moisture away from other clothing or blankets. However, they can also be made from acrylic yarn. Part of the secret of getting a good fit is taking advantage of the natural stretchy properties
How to Make Liquid Wax Hard

How to Make Liquid Wax Hard

Wax has the ability to change its physical makeup based on whether it is being heated or cooled. Known as a thermoplastic, wax turns to a liquid under heat and returns to a solid state when cooled. If you have ever lit a candle and watched the flame slowly melt the wax, you probably noticed that the
How to Make a Cell Model Out of a Cardboard Box

How to Make a Cell Model Out of a Cardboard Box

A cell is full of additional structures called organelles which help make the cell function, survive and produce new cells. Use a cardboard box to create a model of a plant cell. The edges of the box can represent the cell wall which is a rigid support structure that is not found in animals. Creatin
Instructions for Sewing a Chair Organizer & Remote Control Caddy

Instructions for Sewing a Chair Organizer & Remote Control Caddy

Sewing a chair organizer and remote control caddy that drapes over the arm of your sofa or chair is a money-saving way to tidy up your recreation area. Look for durable, washable fabric in a color that complements your furniture. Using washable fabric makes it easy to clean the organizer when needed
Video: How to Knit a Scarf for a Beginner

Video: How to Knit a Scarf for a Beginner

Video Transcript Hi, I'm Kelly Dolan from Wildyarns.com in Denver, Colorado, and today I am going to show you how to knit a scarf for a beginner. The two things that you need in order to knit a scarf are yarn and knitting needles. To put the yarn on the knitting needles, we do...
How to Bead on Embroidery

How to Bead on Embroidery

Add sparkle and dimension to your embroidery projects by including beads in your design. By matching the color of the beads to the thread color you are using, you can easily incorporate beads as you work your cross-stitch, back stitch or any other small stitch in your pattern.
How to Knit a Cowl Neck Warmer

How to Knit a Cowl Neck Warmer

Knit a cowl for a winter accessory that will keep you stylish and warm. Cowls are neck warmers that look like a tube and can be made to include a hood. Use any type of yarn you'd like for a cowl, but keep in mind the yarn's warmth, weight and care instructions before beginning your project. Once you
Begin a New Hobby With Simple Woodworking Projects - Simple Wood Projects

Begin a New Hobby With Simple Woodworking Projects - Simple Wood Projects

It is important that you do not rush yourself. Take it at your own pace and if you do not feel comfortable undertaking a specific project, then do not do it! You have all the ...
How to Make Your Own Privacy Shades

How to Make Your Own Privacy Shades

Easy and attractive privacy and blackout shades can be made quickly and inexpensively to match the decor of any room. This type of shade is designed to prevent people from looking into your home through the windows. Usually the exterior of the shade is white to reflect light and conform to apartment
Leadpipe Warmup Directions

Leadpipe Warmup Directions

Warming up the leadpipe to a brass instrument can benefit many aspects of playing. First and foremost, it allows for proper tuning. When an instrument is cold, the metal contracts, making the instrument slightly shorter, affecting tuning. A cold brass instrument is a sharp brass instrument. If you b
How to Crochet a Wind Catcher

How to Crochet a Wind Catcher

A crocheted wind catcher requires a stable base to retain the shape. Metal rings are an excellent choice for a round crocheted wind catcher. Metal rings are available at hobby and craft stores from two to 12 inches in diameter. A minimum of three rings are needed to create a wind catcher. The rings
Uses for Paraffin

Uses for Paraffin

Paraffin (Alkane Hydrocarbons), is commonly known as a type of wax. Used as a component in making candles, protecting foods such as jellies and cheeses; it is also employed as a stabilizing agent in making a firm but pliable candy shell, allowing chocolate to enrobe delicious centers. Alternative he
How to Make Your Own Art for Your Bedroom

How to Make Your Own Art for Your Bedroom

Don't pay retail prices for bedroom art; make your own with a few craft supplies. Even if you have no artistic talent, you can trace an image or spread a little glue. Customize bedroom art to suit your personality and your sense of style with colorful paints, glass bits or your favorite images. Arti