Flower Crafts for Kids
Mar13

Flower Crafts for Kids

Making a flower craft is a fun way to learn about nature. Creating crafts with real flowers, also known as blooms, gives you the opportunity to look at them as well as touch and smell them. You can use blooms you find out in the yard or recycle some that are ready to be thrown away. You can also learn a lot about flowers when you use tissue paper, pipe cleaners, paints and other materials to create a unique craft. Making this type of...

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Flower Pressing: Make flowers Last Longer
Nov15

Flower Pressing: Make flowers Last Longer

If you’ve recently received a stunning bouquet of flowers from a loved one and want them to last just that little bit longer, pressing and drying each bloom is a great way to preserve them. Once pressed and preserved, dried flowers can last for years, giving you a huge amount of pleasure and providing you with beautiful mementos with which to decorate your home or handicrafts. What’s more, pressing flowers is very easy to do, allowing...

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath
Nov08

How to Make a Christmas Wreath

Are you looking to decorate your home for Christmas? Christmas Wreath would be probably the first thing you either buy or make yourself for Christmas! There are plenty of shops offering all the materials for your own Christmas wreath, so why not give it a go this year? Start with researching some ideas for design and styles online, and do your supplies shopping based on the decorations you will need. There are two basic techniques to...

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How to Make a Flower Ball
Sep27

How to Make a Flower Ball

How to make a flower ball – Simple Tutorial Flower balls are an easy and beautiful decoration for your wedding venue or a birthday party! Hanging flower balls will look great on the chairs on the way the to the wedding aisle or you can make traditional flower balls which make great centerpiece for a dinner party or birthday party! Here is a simple tutorial from Events with Alexa!  (scroll down for a video) You Will Need Flowers...

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Decoupage: Lacquered Art
Nov01

Decoupage: Lacquered Art

Have you ever seen a piece of furniture that looks like pictures have been glued onto it? Most likely you were looking at an item that had been decoupaged. The word decoupage stems from a French word decouper (which means to cut out). Decoupage is a creative art form where paper cutouts are arranged and glued onto various objects that are to be decorated. The final step in the process is varnishing the cutouts. If you enjoy cutting...

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Homemade Gifts: Needlepoint Resources
Apr15

Homemade Gifts: Needlepoint Resources

Needlepoint is a type of embroidery that has been used for centuries. Like any other craft, needlepoint does have a steep learning curve. Fortunately, there are a number of resources available to make it easier to learn how to do this craft. Pattern books, project kits, and websites devoted to needlepoint all have instructions on selecting tools and materials, creating basic stitches, using specialty stitches, and doing other tasks...

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