Making a Waist Pouch from a Pocket

Making a waist pouch from a pocket - upcycling DIY project

This is a tutorial on how to make a waist pouch from a pocket. The finished waist pouch is a practical and fun accessory.  You can use it to carry around small essentials, such as keys, coins and cell phones. This project is also a great way to upcycle an old pair of pants. They […]

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How to Make Pom-Pom Ducklings

Felt Mallard Duck with pom-pom ducklings

In this free tutorial, you will learn how to make pom-pom ducklings. These ducklings are very easy to make and are irresistibly cute. Also, despite being tiny, they can stand on their own legs! (Note: The Mallard daddy duck talking to the pom-pom ducklings in the photo above is a Little Felt Duck, made from […]

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How to Make a Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card

How to make a Pop-up Christmas Tree Card

Winter greetings!  I know the weeks before Christmas are a very hectic time of the year.  So here is how to make an easy but elegant DIY Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card for this year’s winter greetings. The materials and tools that you will need are: 1 sheet of white paper (it can be either US […]

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Heart Shaped Paper Mache Box with Lid

How to make a paper mache box with a lid

  Paper mache is a great material for making light-weight boxes and bowls.  This post contains instructions for making a heart shaped paper mache box with lid, as well as a bowl.  The first part of the heart shaped box project is to make a box from thin cardboard.  (If you prefer to make a […]

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Bright Star Ornament

DIY Bright Star Ornament

  Making this bright star ornament is a fun family activity for the holidays.  For this project, yo will need: 1 styrofoam ball, with a diameter of 6 cm (2 1/2″); 60 or more tooth picks; 1 skewer that is long enough to make a hole all the way through the ball; Thin clear plastic […]

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Flat Needle Felting

Flat needle felting - needle felted white flower on pale orange felt

  Flat needle felting is a very easy way to create 2D designs on textiles. My daughter created the above flower design on wool felt, and then framed it with an old embroidery hoop! Above is a wool sweater that I shrank (by mistake!).  But, since it fit my daughter in its new size, we […]

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