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Crafts Hacks for makers; a digital vision board with clever tips, ideas, techniques and materials for DIY creations.

  • Nicole "ChaseThePen" Sanchez
    Published 7 months ago
    Chainmaille

    Chainmaille

    Today I want to discuss a subject that is near and dear to my heart: chainmaille. Those of you who found me through writing may not realize that my primary occupation is actually that of a chainmaille artisan. I don’t create combat ready armor (but I hope to add that to my list one day), but instead focus on beauty and costume. I love the colors and the possibilities. I thrill at seeing a pile of rings become something beautiful and unique.
  • Eric Smith
    Published 7 months ago
    Using Glow-In the Dark Paint to Decorate a Nursery

    Using Glow-In the Dark Paint to Decorate a Nursery

    Are you among people who are not afraid of the dark but embrace it? If so, definitely, you know there are some awesome things to explore at night. Of course, with this super fantastic glow in the dark paints, you can have a lifetime opportunity to come up with something new. Imagine creating a galaxy of stars in your kid's bedroom? Maybe there is something that has been missing in your nursery bedroom. Now you have the opportunity to make things right. With glow in the paint, you have all that you require to turn a dull room into a decoration show.
  • Alexis Walker
    Published 8 months ago
    Christmas Flower Arrangements Tips for Beginners

    Christmas Flower Arrangements Tips for Beginners

    Christmas is that time of the year when we’re hosting festive dinners and family gatherings and when we want everything to look perfect. And the best way to achieve that, besides serving traditional Christmas food is to decorate the table with some eye-catching centrepieces. The typical and traditional Christmas colours used for decorations are red and green, but there are some other colours you can use to make some amazing Christmas flower arrangements. Take a look at these pretty Christmas flower arrangements to get some inspiration for the upcoming holidays.
  • Allison Prior
    Published 8 months ago
    The Secret to the Perfect Acrylic Blending Technique

    The Secret to the Perfect Acrylic Blending Technique

    Are you a new artist, or maybe a beginner who paints once in a while, or just want to learn more and get better?
  • Mark Wesley Pritchard
    Published 9 months ago
    'Excitebike' Perler Bead DIY

    'Excitebike' Perler Bead DIY

    Greetings, Vocal readers. It’s been a while since I’ve done a perler bead DIY. The last one I’ve done was the Nintendo logo, which was about a month ago. In case you haven’t seen it, I’ll post a link to it at the end of this article. In this article, I’ll show you how to make this rider that you see above from Excitebike. This game made its debut on the Famicom in 1984 and as a launch title for the NES a year later. When I first played it on the NES Classic a couple of years ago, it wasn’t like any of the other racing games that I was used to playing. Every time I would jump over a ramp, I would fall off my bike. So long story short, I placed 23rd in a race and haven’t played that game since. Hopefully I’ll play it again someday and improve.
  • Marie Nieves
    Published 9 months ago
    6+ Halloween Costumes You Can DIY in an Hour

    6+ Halloween Costumes You Can DIY in an Hour

    Halloween is just around the corner and if you’re planning on making your costume rather than buying it, you should have started working on it weeks ago. However, we all lead busy lives and have other things to do besides making a Halloween costume, so here are instead some costumes for both kids and adults you can DIY last-minute or simply in an hour on a free evening leading up to the holiday.
  • Valerie Nicole
    Published 9 months ago
    10 Costumes in Your Closet

    10 Costumes in Your Closet

    Originally, you didn't have plans for any October fun this year. It was going to be a quiet month of making hot cocoa and binge-watching your favorite series. Then one day you get off work to find a message from a friend inviting you to a Halloween party that night. You're excited to actually have a Halloween-related plan and make the most of this month until you realize... it's too late to go out and get a costume! Or you do, but there's barely any left to choose from.
  • Penny Blake
    Published 9 months ago
    Nine Seasonal Craft Projects

    Nine Seasonal Craft Projects

    Pine Cone Bird Feeders
  • Charlotte Fay
    Published 10 months ago
    Your Fun Christmas Advent

    Your Fun Christmas Advent

    Soon enough Christmas will be upon us. Which, for me, means lots of Christmas book reading and Christmas crafts with the little one. Over the last few years we have gathered a selection of Christmas books for our Book Advent and gained lots of Christmas crafts for our activity Advent. Reading and creating every day up until Christmas makes us feel extra Christmasy and we wanted to share our books and activities with you so that you can join in on the fun. I know it seems early, but everyone needs time to prepare.
  • Natalie Ige
    Published 10 months ago
    Some Tools That Can Enhance a Woodworker’s Perfection!

    Some Tools That Can Enhance a Woodworker’s Perfection!

    Woodworkers are definitely wood artists! They have the tendency to create unique and accurate pieces of furniture or valuables from a very natural and raw resource. It is not only an act of amazement, but also a pretty difficult task to accomplish. A woodworker has to be very precise and perfect in her/his work to produce perfect pieces of finished wooden goods.
  • Nancy D
    Published 10 months ago
    Everything Translucent Polymer Clay
  • Nancy D
    Published 11 months ago
    Polymer Clay Inspiration

    Polymer Clay Inspiration

    Looking for inspiration for your next polymer clay creation? Then you came to the right place!!! I have tons of photos and inspirational quotes for you. Whether your next project is big or small, you will find your needed inspiration for it here.