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3 Unique Handmade Pet ID Tags

Making your own pet id tags is a fun project that creates a unique holiday gift for your four-legged family members. Even though micro-chipping pets is becoming more common, id tags are still the first measure against your pet becoming lost. There are several types of do-it-yourself tags that are durable

Handmade Personalized Coasters

Making personalized coasters is a crafts project that anyone can do. It’s great for children’s playgroups, for special occasion gifts and just to make your house feel more personal. This project can be completed fairly inexpensively, so you can make yourself a set, make some for friend, or make them

Making Magnetic Bulletin Boards

Magnetic bulletin boards are a great way of organizing photos, to-do notes, calendars and other stuff important for your home or work. Making your own magnetic bulletin board is easy-to-do, and can be personalized to fit any room or workspace. Here is how you can easily make a magnetic bulletin board

Custom Calendars Made with Ceramic Tile

Custom calendars made with ceramic tile are a creative and practical addition to your home environment. You’ll never have to buy another paper calendar again. Making this type of calendar requires a lot of attention to detail so make sure to carefully follow the steps below. Tools and Materials Needed:

Unique Christmas Cards: How to Handcraft Quilted Cards for the Season

Quilted paper designs can create beautiful and unique Christmas cards that are both fun and easy to make. You will need to gather some craft supplies and those scraps of fabric you have been meaning to use. Friends and family appreciate anything handmade for the holidays, and these are no exception.

Easy Grapevine Wreath Making

A grapevine wreath can be a beautiful decorating feature for any holiday or just to add style to a room. It is easy to make a grapevine wreath and it requires only a few tools and a bit of effort to get good results. You Will Need Grapevine wreath base Fine gauge wire Wire cutters Scissors Ribbon Floral

Best Recipes for Homemade Organic Lip Balm

Organic lip balm is an easy project that you can undertake in order to use more natural and environment-friendly materials on your lips. Lip balms come in many sizes, colors and flavors nowadays and are commercially available in almost any store or supermarket. However, with the number of product choices

Making Paper Wine Bags for the Holiday Season

Wine bags are simple, elegant ways of gifting a bottle of wine. While fabric wine bags are quite common, you can use paper or cardstock too to make a wine bag. Making your own paper wine bags is a creative and personalized way of giving a simple gift of wine a special touch. The best part is that it

Homemade Bath Salts and How to Package them for the Perfect Gift

Homemade bath salts are a great gift and are inexpensive to make. Put them in some pretty packaging and they will become the perfect gift. There are a few creative ways you can package them. Tools and Materials Needed: Pint jars, like jelly jars Ribbon Net or cloth Coffee scoops Small plastic bags Net

Attractive Wine Stoppers That Are Easy to Make

Whether you bring wine to a small gathering, a party or are simply curling up on the couch with a glass of your favorite red, wine stoppers are essential kitchen items for any wine-drinker. Although they can be found at just about any store that carries kitchen suplies, they are so easy to make that

Assembling Fanciful Wine Holder with Simple Items

This balancing-act wine holder will amaze your friends, and will make a cool gift, especially when you pair it with a nice bottle of wine. It can be as rustic or sophisticated as you care to make it. The holder works because it uses the bottle’s weight to balance it. Tools and Materials Needed: Piece

Crafting Your Own Christmas Napkin Holders

Napkin holders give a festive atmosphere to the table and during the Christmas dinner. Even if napkin holders are not expensive, you can give a plus of originality to your table by making these napkin holders at home. There are many types of napkin holders that can be made at home; here’s how to make

How to Make Winter Flower Wreaths for Doors

Flower wreaths may be used on various occasions and even for the winter holidays. They may be the perfect decoration for doors. Wreaths are popular during the winter holidays and you can use tree branches, ribbons and flowers. Tools and Materials: Flowers A wreath frame Floral wire Leaves,

How to Make Pine Cone and Evergreen Christmas Garlands

Christmas garlands are an important part of Christmas decoration. They are easy to make and you can find the most important materials (evergreen trimmings, pine cones) in your own back yard. Tools and Materials: Evergreen trimmings Pine cones Twine Wire Ribbons Garden shears One or more

Making Tree Shaped Candles for Christmas Centerpieces

Using Christmas centerpieces on your dinner table is a simple way of making your house more festive for the holidays. There are a large variety of Christmas centerpieces available to buy, but you may want to add a plus of originality by making your own centerpiece to have on the table for the Christmas

How to Make Lighted Pinecone Arrangements for Christmas Centerpieces

Christmas centerpieces are available for sale in a large variety of forms and styles. If you want to add a more personal touch to your Christmas table, you can make your own decorations and centerpieces. Pinecone arrangements are good choice for a centerpiece: they are not expensive (you can even find