So we’ve given you everything you need to know on how to make candles, including a basic candle making guide as well as how to scent and color them. However, I thought it might be a good idea to have a whole post about candle wicks and wicking your candles. Wicks are important for candles, for … [Read more...] about A Complete Candle Wicks and Wicking Guide
Homemade Crafts & Creative Hobbies
For me, learning new creative hobbies and crafts to do at home has been both satisfying and exciting. Many of the homemade craft projects below have made wonderfully unique homemade gift ideas for friends and family and they saved me a bundle as well!
Even if you don't consider yourself the naturally creative type, with these easy to follow tutorials you'll soon be expressing yourself and clearing some space for your memorabilia, no matter what your age or ability. So if you're looking for a little inspiration I have some exciting crafts to do at home or to make and sell. Get in touch with your forgotten creativity, fan the flames of inspiration, and get to work on these homemade crafts!
So you want to make your own candles? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Today I’m going to go through everything you need to know to get started with your candle making. As this is a very basic homemade candles guide, I’ll be making use of paraffin wax in all the candles I’ll be showing you in … [Read more...] about Candle Making – A Guide For Beginners
So you walk into your favorite department store, or maybe it’s Bath and Body Works, and the smell hits you. Vanilla, rose, baked goods, cinnamon and pretty much every kind of fruit and flower you can think of. But you realize that it’s actually the candle isle that smells so good! But $25-$30 is … [Read more...] about How To Make Soy Candles That Look And Smell Amazing
I don’t know about you but I love a homemade soap gift. When someone delivers a hand crafted gift to me, I know they’ve really tried. But it’s not always easy, so today I’ll show you how to make beautifully decorated cupcake soaps that work wonderfully in a spa gift set or are fantastic as stocking … [Read more...] about How I Make My Pretty Cupcake Soaps
Who doesn’t like a bit of homemade jewelry? I know I do! And what homemade gift could be better than a hand crafted bracelet that looks like it took ages to make? Well, today I’m going to show you how to do just that, but by using memory wire to make the job really easy! I make these as stocking … [Read more...] about This Quick Memory Wire Bracelets DIY Will Spice Up Your Wardrobe With Ease
Leading on from my tutorial on how to make a keychain using beads, charms and pendants I thought it would be great to show you how I make a personalized DIY keychain using plastic. These are so quick to make there's still plenty of time to make them as a simple yet very personal gift for … [Read more...] about How To Make A Personalized DIY Keychain Using Shrink Plastic Or Photos
You can make your own beautiful beaded keychains and bag charms in just minutes. They make wonderful personalised gifts, are cost effective and are very easy to make. Being an occasional ‘beader’ myself, I find it’s a great way to use up all those left over beads and beading materials from my … [Read more...] about How To Make Amazing Keychains With Beads, Charms & Pendants
Yesterday Tisha sent us her peppermint soap recipe, take a look below at her recipe and photos.... And when you are ready remember to post your own homemade things here, I love to see what others are making! If its soap I will also add it to the this growing list of soap making recipes ;-) Hi … [Read more...] about My Peppermint Passion Soap Recipe
Coconut oil is often the soap maker’s first choice oil as it creates a lovely hard white soap. I love the smell of coconut, I use it often and I have a great coconut oil soap recipe to share with you using the cold process method. First I want to say that although many soap makers are happy to … [Read more...] about A Wonderful Coconut Oil Soap Recipe
(By Sarah from Arkansas) This sparkling Christmas tree star was homemade years ago by one of my children, it’s still going strong and even now takes pride of place at the top of the tree (priceless)... Its a nice project to do with the kids during the festive period, I can’t think of anything … [Read more...] about Sparkling Christmas Tree Star
My children loved making these clay Christmas tree ornaments... and they loved coming back to them even as adults when they began to decorate their own Christmas tree and have a family of their own... They don't have to be perfect you're just making memories :-) My homemade clay recipe is perfect … [Read more...] about Clay Christmas Tree Ornaments
Here's another one of my homemade jewelry tutorials. It's a quick and easy way to make a necklace using cotton cord with pretty beads and simple jump rings, it makes for another wonderfully unique homemade gift idea. Of course if you prefer making necklaces using a leather thong or cotton thong … [Read more...] about Yes, You Can Make A Necklace. Really.