Five Minute Emergency Gift Wrap
My mom got a last minute invite to an event and she needed to take a gift along. As a crafter, I always have gifts that could be given, but what to do to wrap the gift? There was no time for water colors or food colors, as I needed to make gift wrap that would dry almost instantly and would still look presentable.
Lessons Learned from My First Shibori Dyeing Experience
Recently I was asked to write an article about shibori – a manual resist dyeing technique. Prior to the request, I had never heard of this technique before.<br /> <br /> As a crafter, I believe that one should never be afraid to meet a challenge head-on. How else would one develop one’s skills?<br /> <br /> Well, even though my first shibori project did not deliver the expected results, I learned many valuable lessons.
Enhance Your Garden With Stone Birdbath Border
It is common knowledge that a beautiful garden adds to your property value. However, making major changes to a garden can be a costly exercise. It is then when it becomes important to add new life to something old, and see the difference it can make. We created a circular stone border around our birdbath.
How to Make a Recycled Milk Bottle Cap Palette
The caps off of milk bottles are just right for use in making an impromptu palette for your next craft painting project. This is a guide about how to make a recycled milk bottle cap palette.
Turn Pine Wood Furniture into Objects of Art
I have always loved wooden furniture. Unfortunately, in South Africa, wooden furniture is very expensive. The only wooden furniture that is affordable are items made from pine wood, which does not really fit in with my taste in home décor. So, what to do when you have a beer income with champagne taste?