How to make a photo quilt

If you have contemplated upgrading your color inkjet printer to a laser model, you may want to hold your horses and reconsider. On a laser printer, you will not be able to print photographs that you have scanned onto most commercial brands of T-shirt transfer paper. Laser printers generate more heat as the paper runs […]

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How to Make a Floor Cushion

Sometimes, it seems like there are just two types of kids in the world: Those who love the couch and jealously guard their space on it, and those who would much rather be at floor level. The problem with the floor is that it is often isn’t the comfiest surface to be found, and you […]

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How to do a tombstone rubbing

Tombstones are eyes into the past. Whether the stone is carved from an exquisite piece of marble, an ornamental flawless piece of granite, or a crude yet sentimentally chiseled rock, the tombstone serves as a monument to a life lived. Tombstones can convey various messages about the people buried beneath them. Epitaphs not only tell […]

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How to make your own holiday cards with paper

Create your own unique greeting cards with paper weaving. These cards can be adapted to suit any occasion from holidays to birthdays. Materials: glue stick scissorsrulerpencilConstruction paper or light card stock – 1 piece per cardscraps of wrapping paper, construction paper, metallic paper You will be slitting the paper, and weaving the scraps through the […]

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How to make an alphabet book

Living on a rather tight budget, last Christmas I was wondering what I could make my small nieces and nephews, and remain within my budget. Since I have about five small children to buy for, I had to keep my costs low. I came up with an idea to make them each an ABC book […]

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How to Choose the Right Sandpaper Grit and Size

The sandpaper can often be the most important factor when completing a project. It gives whatever you’re working on a nice smooth finished look and is necessary in many cases before paint or varnish can be applied. Though most sandpaper is now labeled as to its usage, here are a few more in-depth guidelines to […]

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How to make handmade specialty paper

The invention of paper, as we know it today, can be tracked to Leiyang China. Early around 100 A.D. paper is said to have been made using fermented and beaten mulberry bark fibers that were suspended in water and removed with a screen made from bamboo fibers tied with horsehair. Whether this is the true […]

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How to bind a book

Do you know that you can bind your own book? By referring to bookbinding I am not merely giving you instructions on how to put your written material together in a permanent form as say, pages in a ring binder, or driving a tin fastener through them. I mean how to bind a real book […]

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How to Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

Want to add a more creative touch to a gift? Making your own gift-wrap is both economical and quite easy. With a little time, effort, and imagination, every gift you give, whether it’s homemade or store-bought, could be more personal and unique. By using a few simple techniques, and some common household items, anyone can […]

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How to make handmade invitations

Whether throwing a birthday or dinner party, baby or bridal shower, you need to send invitations. It is actually relatively simple to make hand made invitations yourself. All you need is to have a few supplies, a little patience and the desire to create. The starting point when it comes to making hand made invitations, […]

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