Monthly Archives: September 2014

Embellishing your Lampshade

Lamps are an integral part of home decoration. Dark corners of the house can be depressing and unsightly, so what to put there? Lamps! However, many lamps have the unfortunate effect of making your home look like someone’s office or a motel room. Especially in the lower price brackets, lampshades tend to be made of

Rag Quilt Quilt Fabric Flannel Sewing Sewing Machine Rag Cotton

Making a rag quilt is one of the simplest quilts you can make. First, you need to determine how many squares you need to cut from various fabrics. For example, if you make a 25 in. x 25 in. quilt and you use 4.5 in. squares, you will need 49 squares for the top, 49

How to Make a Throw Pillow

Square and rectangular throw pillows are already common, sitting on beds and sofas across America. But, bolster pillows – the tube shaped, pliable throws, which are also sometimes called neck-pillows – are underrated decorative accents. And, if you’re looking to create a decorative one, all you really need is abolster pillow, some decorative fabric, ribbon,

Easy Antiquing Painting a Faux Antique Finish

There are several methods for creating an antique look for your painted projects including the two most popular: the crackle paint finishes and antiquing. Here we will discuss the basics of antiquing. Antiquing gives the item that old, worn look that’s so popular on ceramics, furniture and brass fixtures. This is a surprisingly simple technique

Learning the Art of Mosaics

A weeklong study of the Venetian sky reveals a palette of moody huesfrom spirited azure and somber indigo to winsome lavender and rose. Nestled beneath this clamor of color, the library at the Orsoni mosaic foundry is filled with as many tonal variations as nature can foist upon its walled faade. Shelves of jewel-toned glass

Decorate Recipe Box

The under the lid of the recipe box sitting high on the shelf in your kitchen cupboard rests a treasure trove of heirloom meals and desserts garnered from books, magazines, and your mother and grandmothers own heads. These recipes not only bring your family together for meals, but can be a form of spreading the

How to Make an Extra Soft Decorative Pillow

Whether you are a skilled, crafty, decorator extraordinaire, or you wonder how you color-coordinate your clothes daily, a decorative pillow is an easy craft project. But if you are going to rest your head on it, support your lower back with it, snuggle with it, or, well… touch it at all, shouldn’t it be soft?

Father’s Day craft ideas for grown-ups

Nothing says “I love you” like hand-made gifts. It shows that you invested your time and energy into making that special someone feel important. This is especially true for all the dads and granddads, even special uncles, on Father’s Day. Whether you are making your own father (or father figure) a gift or making the

Fun Holder for any Occasion

Ice candle holders are an exquisite addition to any special occasion display. They work well in wedding displays, on buffet lines, outdoor decorations, and romantic bedroom additions. These are just a few of the possible applications. The way the light is reflected through the ice can truly be unique and beautiful and you can make

Gift for Adult on Fathers Day Adult Crafts Crafts Man Crafts Men Crafts

Receiving a gift that has included a lot of thought, planning, energy and creativity is one that means so much more than a purchased gift. When thinking about a craft idea that an adult can present to their husband, their father or grandfather, you may not realize how many great ideas exist suitable for the