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
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
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
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
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
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,...
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
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 ...