DIY Arts & Crafts

The Arts & Crafts area of our website is devoted to learning how to make everything from homemade soap to handcrafted jewelry. How would you like to learn how to knit a baby blanket or make homemade candles?  How about how to create your own custom greeting cards? 

Using your creativity to produce something, whether its a gift or for yourself, fills you with such a sense of pride.  Your friends and family are sure to hang onto it as well, since it was handmade just for them.  You can also save lots of money when you create your own gifts! 

Give your family and friends the gift of your time by learning how to create a special masterpiece just for them.

 

DIY Arts & Crafts

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5 Hot Glue Gun Repairs Around the House

5 Hot Glue Gun Repairs Around the House The use of hot glue in arts and crafts is well known for its quick drying, durability, flexibility and ability to stick to virtually any surface. Aside from being useful for creative pursuits, hot glue is also an amazing repair medium! 1-... more


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Thanksgiving Games for Your Childs Classroom

If you’re planning a Thanksgiving party in the classroom, there are a myriad of games you can have the children play that will be fun but also educational and useful in teaching the concept of being thankful. Be careful not to overdo the turkey aspect of Thanksgiving. Some... more


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Halloween Party Games For Kids | Get Everyone in On The Fun!

Lots of parents are starting to prepare for their kids Halloween parties and it can sometimes be stressful to figure out how to fill the time. How in the world will you keep 25 8 year olds happy for a few hours? These are a few easy to manage games and activities that will... more


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DIY Candle Making | Create Your Own Candles With These Tips

The use of candles for light and heat is known to have existed in ancient times. The remains of candles have been found in the caves of France. It is believed that cavemen used them while painting and etching on the walls. It is believed those candles where made out of animal... more


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Decorate Easter Eggs With Your Kids | Easter Egg Heads are So Cute!!

It’s that time folks – Easter is upon us, which means kids will be dieing to “dye” some eggs!  There are so many creative ways to decorate Easter eggs, from tie dye to crayons. This project is a bit more lengthy, but it brings out your childs creativity... more


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Easy Wedding Favor Ideas for the Bride To Be

While wedding favors may be one of the simplest part of planning a wedding, they can also be the part of the wedding which is often left until the last minute. This can make shopping for wedding favors quite stressful. However, fortunately, there are a number of different options... more


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Make Your Own Candles | Use Old Crayons to Create a Masterpiece

If you have children in your home, chances are you have an abundance of worn down crayons that don’t get used much anymore. Before throwing them out and buying new ones, consider using them to make candles. This can be a great way to turn them into something new and bright... more


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Candle Makers Companion – is it Worth buying?

This is a review of the Candle Makers Companion. I’m going to be tackling the main questions which potential buyers of this product ask before jumping in and buying their own candle maker product. They usually are: - What does Candle Makers Companion do? - Is it a con? -... more


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How To Recycle Christmas Cards and Help a Charity

How to Recycle Christmas Cards Instead of trashing all of those beautiful greetings, how about you recycle Christmas cards and help a charity at the same time? When Christmas is over, so many of us take down the beautiful cards that we have hung on the mantle and do nothing with... more


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Wrapping Paper | How to Recycle and Reuse Christmas Wrapping Paper

Recycling Wrapping Paper Ever thought of recycling your wrapping paper by using it for other projects?  Consider this – each year, just in America, 50,000 cubic yards of paper is used for wrapping gifts.  Most of it is never recycled because simply put, it can’t... more


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How to Put Lights on a Christmas Tree

Its most definitely that time of year, when we decide when and how to put lights on a Christmas tree and start decorating our homes to get into the holiday spirit! While putting lights on your Christmas tree may sound simple enough, there are a few steps you should take in order... more


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Fall Crafts for Kids: Keep Them Busy With Easy To Do Crafts

We all know that the kiddos get bored very easy, so how about a few super easy crafts to keep them busy? Most of us will have what is needed for these crafts in our home.  When my kids were small, I used to save every single bit of extra yarn, paper, styrofoam, etc so that I... more


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Halloween Costume Ideas, Decorating Ideas and Halloween Party Drinks!

Halloween is almost here and we wanted to take a moment to summarize some of the great Halloween ideas you can find here at DIY Reviews. From Costumes, to Decorations, Food and Drinks, we have a little to suit you all! DIY Halloween Resource Guide Top Halloween Resources Hopefully,... more


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Top Sexy Halloween Costumes for Women

Halloween is right around the corner and women everywhere are going to be looking for the best Halloween costumes to show off their sexy side this year! Based on information from past years, as well as our own insight into what people are searching for, we have compiled our own... more


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Do It Yourself Halloween Make Up

You have found (or made) that perfect costume – now, what about the make up to finish it off?!  A costume can be fantastic, but the right make up can take it from a good costume, to a great costume! Whether you want to do something simple like a scar or cut on your face,... more


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Top DIY Halloween Resources!

So much goes into Halloween – from carving a pumpkin, to decorating your home, to buying or making a costume! Today, we are going to bring together a top list of Halloween resources, based on different categories. Hopefully, we can help you find the information you need... more


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Top 10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

Kids Halloween costumes can get so expensive!  If you have multiple children, buying a new costume every year can sometimes be out of the question.  How about making a quick and easy costume for them? A lot of the items used to make these costumes can be picked up at the dollar... more


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How To Make a Pumpkin Centerpiece

There are quite a few different ways to use Fall pumpkins for a beautiful centerpiece.  Even if you are not particularly crafty, you can easily create a very pretty addition to your dining room table, front porch or even your mantle. To make the main centerpiece for your table,... more


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How To Make a Halloween Mummy

You will be surprised at how easy it is to make your own Halloween Mummy!  The whole project will take less than an hour, and you can save it to use year after year. Most of the items you need will come right from your home and this is a project that will be fantastic to get... more


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How To Make Halloween Tombstones for Your Yard

It is getting close to Halloween and if you want to save some money and make a few decorations yourself, how about trying to make your own tombstones? Halloween tombstones can range from very easy to create to very elaborate – we will be concentrating on something easy... more


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DIY Papparazzi Halloween Costume

The Stars of Hollywood hate them and the Worldwide public is in love with their work, this year… you can easily create your own Paparazzi Halloween Costume and pull off the gig with ease! Just think of how much fun it will be to know YOU have the power to make the Halloween... more


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DIY Michael Jackson Costume

Michael Jackson was the undisputed King of Pop.  His influences in music and entertainment run deep.  Although Michael costumes have always been popular, his death has increased the demand for an MJ costume.  Expect to see many Michaels this upcoming Halloween.  But, you... more


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How to Carve a Pumpkin Into a Jackolantern

We are getting closer to Halloween and you will want to learn how to carve a pumpkin properly!  There are so many choices when it comes to making a jackolantern, but even the basic will add fun decor to the exterior of your home. History of the Jackolantern One story talks about... more


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DIY Wednesday Addams Costume

It’s that time of year again when the Halloween season is sitting just around the corner, people are starting to get their invites to Halloween parties and gathering together their supplies for Trick-or-Treaters who may come by during the season. If you are one of those... more


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DIY Unknown Comic Costume!

While many of you may not remember the Gong Show, there was a character called The Unknown Comic, who fashioned one of the easiest DIY Halloween Costumes of all time! Personally, I LOVED the Gong Show… It was one of the first reality talent shows aka sit comedy that was... more


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DIY Construction Worker Halloween Costume

Halloween costumes can get so expensive, so making your own costume is getting more and more popular.  We are working on a series of articles to help you make a quick and easy costume that doesn’t break the bank. You can find the first in our series, how to make a Justin... more


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DIY Justin Bieber Halloween Costume

Have no fear, the Justin Bieber costume for 2010 is here! That’s right, nothing screams Great Halloween Costume like that of a teenage pop-star… and there is no doubt, Justin Bieber is THE lollipop star of 2010! Making yourself a Justin Bieber costume is not as hard... more


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How To Decorate an Easter Basket

Simple and Stylish Easter Baskets that you can do yourself in less than 30 Minutes! A friend of mine recently ordered two Easter Baskets with her kid’s names embroidered on them! They were cute, but not for $40.00 a piece, but it did give me a great idea on how to make... more


How To Decorate Easter Eggs

There are hundreds of ways one can go about decorating eggs for the Easter holiday. The ideas can range from simple to extreme. However one chooses to decorate Easter eggs, it can be a fun family activity for both young and old alike. All one needs are some eggs and a little... more


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