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Directions for Butterfly Centerpieces

Directions for Butterfly Centerpieces

Lovely and delicate, butterflies have long been symbols of hope and renewal. Butterflies come in thousands of colors and sizes, and are found in almost every country of the world. Centerpieces featuring butterflies make lovely focal points for any event. Simple and inexpensive materials produce impr
How to Make Pin-On Jewelry

How to Make Pin-On Jewelry

Just about anything that is lightweight, small and fun can be made into a decorative pin. Pins are great jewelry because of their versatility. They can easily adorn everything from a hatband to a collar, with lapels, cuffs and hems in between. The main thing to keep in mind when choosing a piece for
How to Remove Paint From a RC Body

How to Remove Paint From a RC Body

Having a superior paint job on a radio-controlled car's shell is the difference between a collectible and a child's toy. Painting RC shells requires patience and a practiced hand, but even then, errors occur. A flawed paint job doesn't warrant throwing away a shell. Instead, remove the unwanted pai
How to Identify a Kenmore Sewing Machine

How to Identify a Kenmore Sewing Machine

Kenmore sewing machines have a good reputation for high quality and durability. The Kenmore brand has been in existence under the Sears corporation (formally Sears Roebuck) since 1934. It can sometimes prove difficult, however, to be confident that a Kenmore machine is the real deal. This is especia
How to Join Binding Strips Together for Quilting

How to Join Binding Strips Together for Quilting

Binding is the last step in quilting, as it puts a neatly finished edge on your project. This step requires a long strip of fabric 2 to 3 inches wide and equal in length to the perimeter of the quilt, plus about 10 additional inches. Rather than buying yards of fabric to get one long continuous stri
Stages of Silverfish

Stages of Silverfish

Silverfish eat paper products.Books image by explicitly from Fotolia.comWhile silverfish are small and cannot fly or sting, they can cause major destruction. Their diet consists of carbohydrates, which means they will eagerly gobble up paper products. These items include books, photos,...
How to Put Jewels on Tulle

How to Put Jewels on Tulle

If you are using tulle to decorate table tops or to use when making a costume, you may notice that the tulle can appear plain when used on its own. One way to make the tulle more vibrant and decorative is to place plastic faceted jewels onto the tulle. This can make the tulle appear fancy and elegan
How to Make Envelopes With No Tape or Glue

How to Make Envelopes With No Tape or Glue

You can purchase ordinary envelopes from stores of all kinds. However, if you want a custom, handmade envelope that will stand out when delivering a special message to a friend or family member, you can conveniently make your own bar envelope. Use bar envelopes for giving small cards, gift cards, cu
Sewing Ideas Using Fabric Jelly Rolls & Charm Packs

Sewing Ideas Using Fabric Jelly Rolls & Charm Packs

Make holiday decorations or sachets out of jelly roll and charm pack fabrics.quilted christmas tree image by Katrina Miller from Fotolia.comJelly rolls and charm packs are pre-cut bundles of coordinating quilting cotton. Jelly roll fabrics are 2 ½ inches by 44 inches, while charm...
Cathedral Window Quilt Tutorial

Cathedral Window Quilt Tutorial

A cathedral window quilt is a traditional quilt block pattern that frames squares of colorful fabrics in the background color. The extra effort required to make the squares is offset by the fact that once assembled, the quilt is complete (no quilting or backing is required). Quilters typically cut s
How to Make a Brownie or Girl Scout T-Shirt

How to Make a Brownie or Girl Scout T-Shirt

Hand-made t-shirts make a memorable souvenir for scout events but they can also be a practical tool when you are traveling with Brownies and Juniors. Use colored t-shirts to make your girls easy to spot in a crowd. Print each scout's name on the back of her shirt, like a jersey, to help chaperons wh
How do I Make T-Shirt Graphics for Iron Ons?

How do I Make T-Shirt Graphics for Iron Ons?

Create a one-of-a-kind T-shirt by making your own iron-on transfers. The transfer is made through your home computer with an uploaded graphic or family photo that is printed onto transfer paper. The entire process, from start to finish, is simple to do and can be done in less than an hour. When choo
How to Fold a Doodlebug

How to Fold a Doodlebug

The art of folding paper in Japan is called origami. Origami has a long and illustrious history in Japan, and it is enjoyed by both children and adults from all over the world. You can make many fun and interesting shapes with paper. The doodlebug is just one type of creature that can be conjured up
How to Customize a Fairy Dust Necklace

How to Customize a Fairy Dust Necklace

Necklaces that are filled with a magical jar of fairy dust are a perfect craft to make for a little girl's fairy-themed party, a sleepover or a day spent pretending. Girls will love wearing their special fairy dust around their neck, and feeling like they can carry some magic with them all of the ti
How to Get a Genie in "Perfect World"

How to Get a Genie in "Perfect World"

In the online game "Perfect World," players use genies as companions for their characters. Genies have the ability to level, have skills to acquire and have equipment that players can buy for them through the Watcher of the Earth. As characters advance through the game, they have the opportunity to
How to Make Flowers from Plumber's Tape

How to Make Flowers from Plumber's Tape

If you are tired of spending money on flowers that only last a week, try creating a duct-tape bouquet. Although it is time-consuming, this project is fairly easy to complete, and from a distance you won't be able to tell that this handmade bouquet is fake.
How to Use Fresh Herbs to Make Air Freshener

How to Use Fresh Herbs to Make Air Freshener

Air fresheners bought at retail stores might contain ingredients that are bad for you and for the environment. Making your own air freshener at home can be cost-effective and safer, and it is just another way to go green for our planet. You can make natural air freshener two ways: Dilute the herbs i
How to Get a Friendship Checker on "Pokemon Diamond"

How to Get a Friendship Checker on "Pokemon Diamond"

In "Pokemon Diamond," every Pokemon you own has a hidden value that represents Happiness, Tameness and Friendship. The higher the hidden value, the friendlier the Pokemon is toward you. Although you can't find out the exact number of the value, you can use the Friendship Checker to gauge the general
How to Get a Lot of TNT on "Minecraft" Alpha

How to Get a Lot of TNT on "Minecraft" Alpha

"Minecraft" is an independently developed sandbox game that began development in 2009 that combines building, exploration, crafting and first-person combat elements. "Minecraft" players gather natural resources to construct and fortify buildings and to craft tools and weapons. TNT is a craftable ite
Yarn Review - Debbie Bliss Amalfi

Yarn Review - Debbie Bliss Amalfi

Debbie Bliss has a large range of yarns and the Amalfi yarn was launched for Spring / Summer 2010 and is a mix of cotton, viscose, linen and silk. When looking for yarns we appreciate ...