12 Easy DIY Projects That Will Restore Your Faith in Crafting

12 Easy DIY Projects free eBookI’ve been in a bit of a Pinterest slump lately. I’ll find a project I like while scrolling through pins only to realize that I either 1.) Can’t find the actual tutorial. 2.) Don’t have the necessary tools or supplies on hand or 3.) I’m simply not skilled in that XYZ area of crafting.

It’s been quite frustrating to go from being inspired to being completely bummed about the idea of crafting.

That’s why I’m so glad that our new free eBook is called 12 Easy DIY Projects. And rightly so. Covering almost every area of crafting, these free tutorials are all in one place and all quite easy to do. That’s the beauty of it!

Featuring projects from Clover, Fairfield, FloraCraft, I Love to Create, Little B, Plaid, Prima Bead, Simplicity, Spinrite, Sizzix, Stencil1, and STYROFOAM™, you’ll find that crafting doesn’t need to be complicated or confusing to produce amazing results. There is something for everyone in this free eBook and we hope you invite your best crafting buddies over to try out these projects together!

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117 Festive Holiday Craft Ideas

It’s the time of year when the world falls in love… That’s right, Christmastime. Christmas isn’t just a one-day affair. It is an entire season of celebration, memories, and special time with loved ones. Part of the fun of the holiday season is preparing for the big day itself. With these free holiday craft eBooks, you’ll have enough decorative craft ideas to last you all December long. Put your little elves to work with Christmas crafts for kids. You can even create special angel crafts to bring the peace of the holidays into your home. Learn how to knit decorations for yourself, or bring to life a few free crochet patterns to give as gifts. Don’t forget to start saving your Mason jars after your Thanksgiving feast, because these free eBooks also include cool ideas for recipes in a jar and gifts in a jar. Embrace the spirit of the season and create something to soothe your Christmas anticipation.

 

117 Festive Holiday Craft Ideas in 5 FREE eBooks

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In this collection of holiday crafting eBooks, you will find everything from friendly angels and pretty Christmas crafts to seasonal crochet patterns and cozy knit gifts. Challenge yourself to make as many holiday projects as you can this Christmas season.
Not sure where to start? Download the most desirable eBook, or better yet, download them all! With these free eBooks, you will never run out of ways to keep you and your family entertained this winter. Our five titles include 16 Angel Crafts to Make:  Homemade Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, 26 Christmas Craft Ideas: Ornaments, Decorations, and Homemade Gifts for Christmas, Make it a Red Heart Holiday, Jolly Holidays: 15 Free Knit and Crochet Gifts and Holiday Projects, and 34 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar. What are you waiting for? Choose your favorite eBook and pick out a couple projects. Think of yourself as Santa Claus – with a little bit of patience and creativity, you can bring just about anything to life.
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16 Angel Crafts to Make: Homemade Christmas Ornaments & Decorations:  When decorating your home, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful angel craft. Whether you are decorating for the holidays or creating permanent fixtures for various rooms, this collection of angel craft projects will help you choose a lovely little angel. Many of these angels are designed as Christmas ornaments, but any one of these beautiful projects would be a great decoration for the holiday.
26 Christmas Craft Ideas: Ornaments, Decorations, and Homemade Gifts for Christmas:  The Christmas season is prime time for crafting! It’s the time of year when everyone is looking for ways to spice up their home decor, or give a gift to their friends and family in a new and creative way.
Making your own decorations, cards and gifts is a great way to save money this holiday season, and your loved ones will appreciate a homemade gift that comes from the heart. Here we have over 25 quick and easy Christmas gifts to make, give or sell.
Make it a Red Heart Holiday:  If you’re looking for Christmas ornaments to knit or crochet, free Christmas crochet patterns, or Christmas knit patterns, you will love this eBook from Red Heart Yarns. Throughout the pages of this free eBook, you will find projects to keep your crochet hooks and knitting needles busy all the way up until December 24th.
Filled with 26 fabulous knit, crochet, and craft projects, Christmas is the theme of the “Make it a Red Heart Holiday” eBook from Red Heart Yarns and there’s something for everyone. Do you want to make Christmas decorations for the home, Christmas ornaments to knit or crochet for the tree, décor items such as placemats and throws, or knit or crochet hats, scarves, and more as great gifts to keep everyone cozy this year? These free Christmas crochet patterns and Christmas knit patterns are just what you’re looking for.
Jolly Holidays: 15 Free Knit and Crochet Gifts and Holiday Projects:  Thanks to Red Heart, free patterns for Christmas projects fill the Jolly Holidays eBook. This fabulous free eBook contains crochet Christmas ornaments, patterns for easy crochet Christmas gifts, free knit Christmas ornament patterns, and more.
In addition to great knitting patterns for Christmas tree ornaments and crochet patterns for Christmas ornaments, the Jolly Holidays eBook includes knitting pattern for fingerless gloves and easy crochet projects like crochet hat and crochet scarf patterns. You’ll love these Red Heart Yarn patterns from Coats & Clark.
34 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar:  The team at FaveCrafts and our sister site RecipeLion.com have put together a great gifts in a jar eBook. In this 49-page eBook you can find 34 Holiday Ideas for Gifts in a Jar. Some of which include honey bath scrub, chocolate body scrub, snowmen jars, apple pie in a jar, and gingerbread recipes.
These delicious recipes and adorable crafts make the perfect gift if you are running low on time and money. Don’t spend the holidays out at the store shopping for expensive gifts when you can reuse and recycle items that you already have at home.

19 Ways to Give New Life to Old Furniture

deco-art-coverIs your garage filled with your beloved thrift store finds?  If you’re like me, you may have an old cabinet in the corner just waiting to be used…or maybe some old chairs that you picked up at a garage sale or an old dresser in your bedroom that was passed on to you that is just begging for a makeover.  Well, it’s time to start giving that furniture the love it deserves!

Filled with 19 amazing suggestions for transforming old furniture into new pieces that will help beautify your home, How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects, is a must-have free eBook for DIY’ers of all kinds.  Brought to you by FaveCrafts and DecoArt, this eBook teaches readers how to use Chalky Paint to completely transform your furniture.  Add character to an old dresser or paint a cabinet to give it that well-worn look.  Complete with instructions, tutorials, how-to’s, and even an interactive shopping list, this eBook is all you need to help you start looking at your furniture in a whole new way.

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Tables and Chairs

An old end table can be transformed into a nursery room staple with the help of this Gorgeous Starry Side Table tutorial.  Great for holding all of baby’s essentials, this cute table is easy to make and would look great in any baby’s room.  Sometimes it’s hard to find a table that’s unique to your nursery theme or that really stands out, but with the helpful tutorials and lessons you’ll find in How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects, you’ll be able to make a table that best suits your needs!

 

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Bookcases and Dressers

Give your old bookshelf an instant makeover with the tutorials and projects you’ll find in this section of How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects.  By simply adding color to the backing of your bookshelf, you can create an awesome design element that would look striking in any room.  Take this Thrifty Chevron Bookcase, for example.  The simple chevron pattern on the back of the bookshelf really makes this furniture piece pop with color and style…and you can create this look with any color combination you’d like!  Storage doesn’t have to be boring.  Store books, pictures, and other nick knacks in plain sight by decorating the furniture piece that holds them.

 

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Download your own copy of How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects for free today!

 

You can find these projects and so many more in our new free eBook, How to Paint Furniture: 19 Upcycled Furniture Projects.  Download your own free copy today, and start looking at your furniture in a whole new way!

 

BONUS!  As an added bonus, we’re giving away $280 worth of DecoArt supplies, including 29 jars of Crafty Finish paint!  You have until August 24th to enter, and you can enter to win once a day…so the more you return, the greater your chances of winning this awesome giveaway!  Head on over to the giveaway page and register to win today!

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What DIY tips do you have to share when it comes to working with thrift store finds?  What do you look for?  What is your favorite product to buy?   Share your crafty wisdom with us!

 

 

The Ultimate Wedding Guide Free eBook

If you are in any way associated with a wedding in the next few years, you have found your new favorite book. From brides to guests, everyone will find the answers to their burning questions within the pages of The Ultimate Wedding Guide: Wedding Planning Timeline, Wedding Etiquette and Advice, Maid of Honor Duties, and More. The lengthy title only semi-contains the immense value that this book holds: all of your wedding etiquette problems are solved, all of your checklists are available, and all of your worries are eliminated. That sounds like a pretty good deal, if you ask me – especially because of its price tag: it’s free. I know I would pay nothing to reduce stress and ensure an easy breezy wedding planning process, but I’m a bit willy nilly with my finances…

 

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Sarcasm aside, it’s clear that this book is a must have for brides, Maids of Honor, and wedding guests alike. With articles from your favorite wedding experts, including Jen Carreiro from Something Turquoise, this eBook has invaluable advice that cannot be found anywhere else. Learn how to use social media to your advantage (I never even knew you could do these things on Facebook!), print out the ultimate checklist for your MOH so that you know everything is under control, and get all the answers to your budget questions with a comprehensive and easy-to-follow wedding budget breakdown. On top of that, learn how to address wedding invitations, how to stay sane as the Maid of Honor, and what to wear to a wedding of any sort inside the golden pages of this free eBook.

We know that times are tight, which is why we want to fill the position of the otherwise-budget-breaking wedding planner. If you still have questions after browsing the over 40 pages in this book, feel free to contact the editors of AllFreeDIYWeddings.com.

 

What You’ll Find Inside:

Wedding Planning Advice

Wedding Budget Breakdown

Wedding Planning Timeline

Maid of Honor Duties

Do you have any weddings coming up?

The Latest and Greatest Sewing for Baby Collection

Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One Free eBookThere are a million reasons to sew for baby, but we’ll just mention a few.

1) Babies, and everything associated with them, are adorable. Ergo, small sewing projects for a cute crawler are an easy way to celebrate the tiny, but nonetheless delightful projects that make us “ohh” and “ahh“.

2) If you’re expecting an arrival soon, you’re most likely keenly aware of additional expenses. Cute sewing projects like baby clothes and accessories can cut costs without sacrificing little luxuries for your child.

3) Even if you’re not having a child, chances are friends and family members around you have additional children to look forward to. Free baby sewing projects are extremely useful for those interested in DIY gifts. They’re budget-friendly and completely customized for the beneficiary’s tastes.

Little Dorothy Baby Dress PatternAre you sold? Because we’ve got a new collection of free baby sewing tutorials that we’d absolutely love for you to explore. Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One includes free baby clothes sewing patterns as well as accessories. Download this new eBook for free and keep it for as long as you’d like on your desktop or tablet.

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So, what will you find when you download Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One? We’ve pulled three great DIY baby sewing projects that we’re hoping will inspire you to create from this new piece of sewing literature.

Little Dorothy Baby Dress Pattern (find it on page 19) – Create a classic for a little girl close to you with this free baby girl dress tutorial. Choose to style this Stylish Baby Change Mat Clutchproject after the famous film or use a different print of fabric to apply to this design. An excellent DIY alternative to spending big bucks at the store, this makes a great gift to parents who don’t feel comfortable splurging.

Stylish Baby Change Mat Clutch (find it on page 42) – No new parent can go without a trusty changing mat. Give the gift of mobility to families that just welcomed a newborn by sewing this clutch. Folding easily into a discreet and stylish purse, any recipient of this project will love its ingenuity.

Baby Mary Jane Shoes (find it on page 51) – Small sewing projects like these teeny tiny shoes allow you to get that adorable addition to a baby’s wardrobe. Don’t pay too much for something a baby can grow out of in months; instead, try easy sewing projects for babies like this fashionable footwear.

Intrigued? Excited? Ready to create some sweet and simple sewing projects that will be just as fun to mBaby Mary Jane Shoesake as holding a newborn? Browse at your leisure through Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One. You’re just one click away from beautiful baby projects.

 

 

 

Stella EdgeIs it hard to see those little baby projects? They’re pretty tiny. We have a solution.

The Stella Edge of course! Until Monday, May 12th you can enter to win the Stella Edge from Stella Lighting! This is a quality lamp that will let your eyes rest a bit. Enter here!

FaveQuilts’ Top 5 Quilt Novels

It can be hard to explain to friends and family why we quilt. Why do we spend so much time, effort, and pain (not to mention money!) at the sewing machine? Besides an easy baby blanket or a memory quilt, what exactly is to be gotten from so many hours of stitching and cutting and folding and measuring?

Well, it’s hard to put a finger on it, exactly. Many of us make simple quilt patterns because we love to create; others because quilting is a hobby and a gift passed down from generation to generation. Either way, we love quilting for much more than just the finished product! We love our quilt guilds, quilt fairs, message boards, quilt blogs, charity quilts, and of course  the story that comes with the process of making every quilt, even the simple quilt patterns that we could sew in our sleep. Every quilt has a story.

Speaking of stories, maybe the best way to explain to others isn’t to tell them about the minutiae of quilting or explain how to cut half-square triangles, but to show them a story about how quilting can touch the life of the quilter. So, with no further ado, FaveQuilts presents: our top 5 quilt novels, available on Amazon!

The Wedding Quilt1. The Wedding Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

As her daughter’s wedding day approaches, Sarah McClure reflects upon Elm Creek brides past and present—the traditions they honored, the legacies they bequeathed, the wedding quilts that contain their stories in every stitch.

Unexpectedly, Caroline confides, “I wish I had a wedding quilt, one I made myself.” Even the most talented novice would be daunted by the task of stitching, mere days before the wedding, a worthy symbol of the couple’s bonds of love, commitment, trust, and hope for the future. Turning to her cherished friends, the Elm Creek Quilters, Sarah asks them to pool their creative gifts. As the women stitch, their memories render a vivid pastiche of family, friendship, and love in all its varieties.

 

The Basement Quilt2. The Basement Quilt by Ann Hazelwood

In The Basement Quilt, a novel by Ann Hazelwood, you’ll get to know the family and friends of Anne Brown, a plucky florist whose daily ups and downs will seem so familiar—you’ll identify with her right away. 

Anne decides to learn to quilt to help her aunt, and in the process learns family secrets. Then she uncovers a mysterious presence in her mother’s basement—or does she? 

Anne learns about love, too, in various forms. She and the members of the Colebridge community go through some big life changes. Are their decisions wise or does trouble lie ahead? 

 

Apart at the Seams3. Apart at the Seams by Marie Bostwick

Twice in her life, college counselor Gayla Oliver fell in love at first sight. The first time was with Brian–a lean, longhaired, British bass player. Marriage followed quickly, then twins, and gradually their bohemian lifestyle gave way to busy careers in New York. Gayla’s second love affair is with New Bern, Connecticut. Like Brian, the laid back town is charming without trying too hard. It’s the ideal place to buy a second home and reignite the spark in their twenty-six year marriage. Not that Gayla is worried. At least, not until she finds a discarded memo in which Brian admits to a past affair and suggests an amicable divorce.

Devastated, Gayla flees to New Bern. Though Brian insists he’s since recommitted to his family, Gayla’s feelings of betrayal may go too deep for forgiveness. Besides, her solo sabbatical is a chance to explore the creative impulses she sidelined long ago–quilting, gardening, and striking up new friendships with the women of the Cobbled Court circle–particularly Ivy, a single mother confronting fresh starts and past hurts of her own. With all of their support, Gayla just might find the courage to look ahead, decide which fragments of her old life she wants to keep, which are beyond repair–and how to knot the fraying ends until a bold new design reveals itself. . .

Tie Died4. Tie Died: A Quilting Cozy

Sixty-seven year old Sarah Miller sat among her unpacked boxes reliving the loss of her husband, her young grandson, and now the place that had been home for forty two years. Everything she unpacked carried a memory, some warm and some painful. But, Sarah is a survivor.

As she reaches out into the retirement community that is to become ‘home’, she finds friends, activities, new hobbies, and possibly a love interest. When one of her new friends is murdered, she and her feisty friend, Sophie, are determined to find the killer.

 

The Quilt Walk5. The Quilt Walk by Sandra Dallas

It’s 1863 and 10-year-old Emmy Blue Hatchett has been told by her father that soon their family will leave their farm, family, and friends in Illinois, and travel west to a new home in Colorado. It’s difficult leaving family and friends behind. They might not see one another ever again. When Emmy’s grandmother comes to say goodbye, she gives Emmy a special gift to keep her occupied on the trip.

The journey by wagon train is long and full of hardships. But the Hatchetts persevere and reach their destination in Colorado, ready to start their new life.

Follow Emmy’s journey of family, love, and adventure.

By the way … 

Easy and Fun Free-Motion QuiltingHave you heard about our current giveaway? It’s a copy of Easy and Fun Free-Motion Quilting by Eva Larkin! Free motion quilting is one of the most common techniques quilters used to add detailing to their patterns. If you’re in need of some beautiful patterns or want to begin learning how to incorporate free motion quilting into your patterns, read Easy and Fun Free-Motion Quilting. This book takes a different approach to machine quilting, and instead of simply giving you quilting designs, focuses on frames and fillers that encourage quilters to think about how they add their swirls and lines in a new way.

Don’t miss this book of awesome patterns and tutorials to have you free-motion quilting like a pro! Read the full review and then head over to our giveaway page to enter for your chance to win!

Do you have any favorite quilting stories or memories? Share them below!

Spring Has Sprung! 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More Spring Crafts for Kids

When the Earth finally wakes up from its long winter slumber and begins to bloom with sunny spring weather, it’s time to celebrate. The flowers are returning, the birds are singing, and the kids can finally be let outside without fear of tracking snow into the house. Shake off your winter blues and spring into smiles with this brand new printable collection from AllFreeKidsCrafts!

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and MoreFlower Crafts

Let your child’s inspiration bloom with these fantastically fun flower crafts. Just like the many blossoms of spring, the flower crafts inside this charming new collection come in all styles and colors, so make them all to get a full garden worth of entertainment. From paper flowers to recycled crafts, there’s a new floral favorite waiting for you inside Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More.

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More

Butterfly Crafts

Butterflies bring happiness with them wherever they go, which means that they’re the perfect symbol of spring. Create beautiful butterfly crafts to fill your home with cheerful colors this spring with Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More…you won’t believe what you can use to make your own butterflies for spring!

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More

More Spring Crafts for Kids

It’s easier than ever to decorate your home with all the colors of spring, thanks to these charming spring crafts. Create a pretty flower pot for someone you love, decorate your home with a stunning DIY vase, or create whimsical little ladybugs out of old CDs. With Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More, you’ll discover fun-filled recycled projects, crafts for preschoolers, and tons of other easy spring crafts for the whole family to enjoy.

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More

Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More

Stay creative this spring by browsing this free collection of printable kids’ craft ideas! Spring Crafts for Kids: 17 Flower Crafts, Butterfly Crafts, and More is packed with pretty projects that will make you wish it was springtime all year long.

How does your family celebrate the arrival of spring?

Seriously Stand Out: 27 Unique Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Be honest: how much would you kill to have the wedding ceremony that never gets forgotten: the one that is talked about at every family gathering, gushed over at every girls’ night, and envied by guests and onlookers alike? Every (honest) bride would admit this to be pretty dang cool. The best way to make it in the hall of fame is to stand out, and that requires some originality coupled with serious fun. It may seem like all the most unique wedding ideas have been taken, but we’re here to prove that wrong. In the amazing free eBook, Unique Wedding Ceremony Ideas: 27 DIYs + Wedding Ceremony Songs and Outline, you are not only delivered over 25 ridiculously clever crafts but also invaluable advice.

Say, “I do” surrounded by handcrafted love that looks anything but. The projects in this free eBook look more professional than the work of professionals. (Solve that riddle.) For a truly unique ceremony, find all of the ideas you need in Unique Wedding Ceremony Ideas: 27 DIYs + Wedding Ceremony Songs and Outline.

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Inside this fabulous free eBook, you’ll find everything you need to make a ceremony seriously stand out. Start with jaw-dropping attire and move your way to breathtaking flowers. Besides the decor this wealth of knowledge also offers wedding ceremony song ideas and a wedding ceremony outline to ease the planning process.

How to Make a Bouquet

how-to-make-a-bouquetNo matter your wedding color scheme, this free eBook will offer the tips and tricks you need to make your own bouquet. The flower arranging tips are easy to understand, allowing even the least botanical brides to whip up a beautiful bouquet in no time. Once you’ve mastered the art of bouquet-making, you can craft your own arrangement or take inspiration for some of the other bouquets shown in this free eBook. If you’d rather a bouquet that will stick around for more than a few days, there are also numerous non-floral options that will last a lifetime. Glamorous or rustic, classic or trendy, this free eBook boasts the perfect bouquet for every wedding theme.

 

 

What to Wear to a Wedding

Timeless-Tie-Clips4Whether you’re a key player in the day or a guest sharing in the love, this free eBook has plenty of fun ideas to spice up your attire. From classy tie clips to gorgeous bridal belts, this collection offers the perfect way to stand out. Give your groom a special gift to let him know that you’re with him always by making his tie for him. Another way to keep things personal is by personalizing your shoes to turn them into something blue, making them a special token of the biggest day of your life.

 

 

Wedding Ceremony Songs

Music evokes feelings in listeners, and therefore song choice is a great decider in the mood of your ceremony. As important as the attire, flowers, and decor are, nothing will tell the story as much as the music played. Pick meaningful songs that deliver the message you want to. With the millions of song choices out there, it can be overwhelming to try to pare it down to a few that work for you. To assist in the task, this free eBook has a collection of amazing wedding ceremony song ideas. From modern wedding ceremony songs to old favorites, the list covers music choices for every type of wedding.

 

 

Download Unique Wedding Ceremony Ideas: 27 DIYs + Wedding Ceremony Songs and Outline today to make your ceremony seriously stand out.

Have you ever been to a ceremony that dropped your jaw? What about it did so?

10 Ways to Make DIY Earrings

DIY earrings are one of these easiest ways to add homemade jewelry into your wardrobe. Sometimes though, it is hard to know where to begin! Well earring fans, you are in luck! We have a new collection for you of 10 DIY Earrings: Chain Earrings, Metal Earrings, Wire Earrings, and MoreThis free eBook features fabulous projects, from easy drop earrings to simple wire earring patterns. There are a ton of gorgeous DIY earring ideas within this collection, so go wild creating putting your personal touches on these projects. There’s so much to learn from these easy step-by-step tutorials, but the best part is when you’re done you’ll have ten brand new pairs of earrings!

10 DIY Earrings: Chain Earrings, Metal Earrings, Wire Earrings, and More

Chain EarringsChain Cage Pearl Earrings

With these projects, you’ll have earrings that are perfect for dressing up any outfit that you’re wearing. These Chain Cage Pearl Earrings will give you a stylish, but budget-friendly look. They are versatile enough to wear to the office, or for a night out on the town. You don’t even need to worry about the chains tangling, since having them all interweave is part of the beauty of this pair of DIY earrings. Find even more chain earrings in this collection!

 

 

 

 

Metal Earrings

Egyptian Gemstone EarringsThere’s something to be said for keeping it simple. These metal earrings do just that. If you want a quick, easy-to-follow tutorial for how to make gemstone earrings like these Egyptian Gemstone Earrings, this free eBook is for you. Find more metal earrings like these, and start crafting these fabulous jewelry pieces today!

 

 

 

Wire EarringsEnchanting Blue-Eyed Drop Earrings

These Enchanting Blue-Eyed Drop Earrings are sophisticated and elegant earrings that would be perfect for making and giving as gifts to your friends and family. Find these and other simple, yet stylish wire earring tutorials in this eBook, and craft delightful DIY earrings.

 

 

 

 

Find these earring patterns and more in 10 DIY Earrings: Chain Earrings, Metal Earrings, Wire Earrings, and More, and be sure to check out AllFreeJewelryMaking.com for the latest trendy DIY earring projects!

Which type of DIY earrings do you want to make?

 

The Medium (If Not the Man) of My Dreams: Polymer Clay Tutorials, Polymer Clay Jewelry, and More

Let me be clear: I’m no Demi Moore, and I’ve never thrown a pot in my life. Still, whenever I craft with clay, a little piece of me can’t help but wish that Patrick Swayze will come through my front door, anxious to give me a few pointers. Alas, my schoolgirl fantasy will never be realized, but I can still work with clay!

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Polymer Clay Figures

Clay is a great medium for making figurines, because there are so many color options. There’s no limit to what you can create with clay. Plus, polymer clay figures are as durable as they are adorable. One of the cutest polymer clay projects on FaveCrafts is the Angel of Crafting.

This winged guardian is made out of odds and ends you can find around your home, such as screws and steel wool. Whenever you feel uninspired, the Angel of Crafting reminds you that you’re creative enough to make something out of nothing.

 

Here are some more examples of the clay projects that await you on FaveCrafts:

Peas in a Pod
Adorable Clay Pig
Fun Giraffe

Clay Tutorials for the HomePretty Petal Kitchen Caddy

I have a tendency to lose track of my cooking supplies right when I’m in the middle of making soup. You can upcycle an old vase into a utensil organizer with the Pretty Petal Kitchen Caddy. Learn how to use polymer clay cut outs to create a floral or fish scale design. This project sticks to plain white, but you can add vibrancy to this craft by using different colors of clay.

There are tons of options when it comes to clay home decor. Check these out, too:

Clay Cupcake Boxes
Beautiful Accented Votive Holder
Clay Jewelry Dish 

Glitter Clay BeadsPolymer Clay Jewelry

If you’re looking to glam up your jewelry collection, try some of these polymer clay ideas. These polymer clay jewelry projects are simple, inexpensive, and fun. You can learn how to make dazzling DIY clay beads to use on earrings, bracelets, and more. Check out our tutorial on Glitter Clay Beads to learn the secret to keeping glitter from rubbing off on your skin.

Here are a few more examples of the clay jewelry projects you can find on FaveCrafts:

Clay Stacked Stone Necklace
Heart Line Buttons
Clay Butterfly Charm

 

Other Polymer Clay TutorialsFaux Tie Dye Coasters

I’ve only scratched the surface of polymer clay projects in this post. There are tons of polymer clay craft ideas on FaveCrafts that suit your every need. These Faux Tie Dye Coasters are the perfect example.

Tie dye remains popular, especially with children, and it’s not just for fabrics. You can imitate tie dye using practically any material, including (you guessed it) clay. These Faux Tie Dye coasters are polymer clay projects that the whole family can help create. Your kids can lend a hand by blending colors for each coaster. Don’t forget to break out these funky coasters at your first summertime bash!

You can also find projects like these on FaveCrafts:

Funky Polymer Clay Crochet Hook Handles
Mokume Gane Peacock Utensils
Art Deco Purse and Mirror Set

 

24 Polymer Clay Tutorials: Polymer Clay Jewelry, Decor, and More

For even more great ideas on how to use polymer clay, check out our roundup of 24 Polymer Clay Tutorials: Polymer Clay Jewelry, Decor, and More.

 

 

 

 

 

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