Craft Tutorials and How Tos You Might Have Missed: Part 2

Best Yarn for Blankets

Hey guys! As you may remember, in part 1 of “Craft Tutorials and How Tos You Might Have Missed” we helped introduce you to some easy DIY craft ideas for the home. Well, good news-a similar list is back again! These free and simple crafting tips will help make your DIY adventures magical and are helpful to any and all skill-levels. Although you may think that you are doing crafting the easy way, these home craft tutorials will help you avoid common mistakes that every crafter makes.

Learn how to find multiple crafting uses with an old toothbrush with 17 Crafty Uses for an Old Toothbrush and discover which crafting materials are best for your specific project in Mod Podge vs. Glue. If you want to jazz up your wardrobe with tie-dyed t-shirts but don’t want to spend a lot of money then try this beginner-level craft technique Crumple Tie-Dye Technique.

Mod Podge vs. Glue

Any crafter loves a good DIY organizing project and with Pill Bottle Crafts: Reuse Pill Bottles with this Crafty Guide you can learn how to create DIY storage the affordable way! If knitting or crocheting is more your speed, find out what the best yarns are for that DIY afghan with Best Yarn for Blankets.

Pill Bottle Crafts

Even if you are an experienced crafter, having access to free crafting tutorials can never hurt! These simple craft how tos will teach you how to create unique, beautiful pieces for your home without the added stress and expense. Make crafting fun and relaxing again by using this helpful list as a crafting resource for you and your friends! The best way to learn about helpful crafting techniques is by sharing with those around us. So what are you waiting for? Start reading part 2 for priceless crafting insight!

Our Newest Craft Tutorials:

1. Mod Podge vs. Glue
2. Lessons Learned from My First Shibori Dyeing Experience
3. 17 Crafty Uses for an Old Toothbrush
4. Recycled Flower Pots: 29 Water Bottle Planters and More DIY Planter Pots
5. Crumple Tie-Dye Technique
6. Pill Bottle Crafts: Reuse Pill Bottles with this Crafty Guide
7. Best Yarn for Blankets
8. Upcycle Your Old Household Items into Crafts
9. What Is Shibori Tie Dye?
10. How to Choose the Best Craft Glue
11. What Are the Best Knitting Needles for Beginners?
12. How to Wash Craft Felt

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FaveCraftsLet’s face it, crafting supplies, while wonderful, can be the teensiest bit expensive. Every crafter knows the crushing disappointment when you check out the tag on some sweet supplies and find it’s out of your price range.

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You may be thinking, “But what can a Zoom Creative Product do for me?” Let me tell you, by purchasing from Zoom Creative Products you’re guaranteeing a stress-free, mess-free crafting experience. Don’t just take my word for it, check out this review on Zoom Creative Glitter Stickers if you don’t believe me.

Now I’m as big a fan of glitter as much as the next overgrown and over-aged child, but I still can’t seem to keep it from getting all over my tabletop, face, dog, etc. It spreads faster than the chicken pox in a kindergarten classroom. That’s what’s so special about Zoom Creative Products. Their revolutionary line of Glitter Kits offers glitter sheets and double-sided tape that you can easily subject to your roughest and toughest punches and die cutting tools. Because Glitterfast sheets are so fine, they let you layer and incorporate intricate details into your designs. There are kits for kids and adults alike, so you and your child can get as crafty as you like without worrying about the cleaning consequences later. These are products that dry instantly, which makes for easy, fast and fun crafting.

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Again, this offer is available until May 31st, 2013, so hurry! If you want to take advantage of this incredible deal, here are the instructions for using the discount code on their website:

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Ask Maria “Crafting When Short on Time and Money”


What crafts would you recommend for someone who is short on mney and time, but really wants to express her creative spirit?

Andy in FL

Time is always ticking and money always fleeting, I understand. My first thought, Andy, is the art of collage. True collage is done only with paper and there is plenty of free paper everywhere! A stash of junk mail, catalogs, party napkins, matchbooks, school flyers, and more can lead to hours and hours of creativity.

Here are some great sources of how-to for collage


Creativity Portal:

Aisling D’Art:

You can also explore Art Journaling, which is becoming very popular. You don’t need an expensive journal for this art form, any spiral or bound journal can be used to express yourself through words, drawings, sketches, marker watercoloring, and other inexpensive creativity.

Check out these Art Journal how tos

Art Journals

How to Use an Art Journal

Expressing yourself creatively doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. You just need to add your imagination and spirit to a technique or medium you love.

Send our Craft Expert your questions at Maria has been an active craft professional for over 25 years and enjoys answering your questions.