41 of Our Best Handmade Gifts for Everyone on Your List
The ideal gift is one that's handmade and homemade. In that spirit, we've rounded up some of our editors' most elegant, easy-to-make heirloom ideas for everyone on your list, including knit accessories, personalized jewelry, artisanal soaps, and bath bombs.
Black Velvet Painting the Epitome of Kitsch Decor Jennifer Perkins
January 19th might just be another day for some of you-but for some of us it's a national holiday. It's Dolly's 64th birthday! One of my favorite Dolly quotes is "It takes a lot of money to look this cheap". Nothing says cheap like a black velvet painting
I Took a Scrap Piece of Wood and Made Magic Happen! #SPiTchallenge
Using Unicorn SPiT I created a vibrant painting and made it glow in the dark! I started by digging in my scrap wood bin and found the perfect piece for what was churning in my head. I used Unicorn SPiT (my favorite medium!). Unicorn SPiT can be diluted to make it go way further then what's in the bottles. I bought some cheap little bottles to get the consistency I wanted for this painting. You also can use little cups (I use medicine cups) for making your own consistency's as well…
Unicorn Spit Tutorial DIY
Unicorn Spit is magical and it blends so well while maintaining it's vibrant color. Save time and learn these quick steps. So how to start? (link below to order, but for now on to the process.) When you first get it take a few moments to practice. Shake, first then Open those bottles and get too it. Don't wait and be afraid have fun and play with it! You will be upset you waited so long. Just remember it not exactly paint -- so it works different. It is described as paint, a glaze, and a gel…
How to use Unicorn SPiT on Glass - Unique Creations By Anita
How to use unicorn spit on glass bowls to make a stunning creations. You do not need to be an artis, no skills are required even a child could do them.
Unicorn SPiT 3 Cool Techniques
Unicorn SPiT 3 Cool Techniques Safe super vibrantly colorful gel/paint wood stain that looks outstanding! Many people use multiple colors in one project. I call it Magic in a bottle! This article covers 3 techniques anyone can do. Step by Step Process Spit is not exactly paint so it works different. It is described as paint, a glaze, and a gel stain all in one. But it doesn't work like paint that you are used too. It blends like melted butter. And it is natural for some of the wood to show…
Beautifying Foam Mannequins-Reloaded !
Hi! After publishing this post , Ann, from Make the Best of Things gave the idea of using old book pages and I knew that this was a g...
DIY Decoupaging a Styrofoam Head
I’ve been home on vacation from college for a little over a week now, & I’ve been spending a lot of that time doing all sorts of crafty projects. The first one I decided to undertak…
What Is the Best Yarn to Use When Making a Blanket?
Whether you knit or crochet, there are factors to consider—warmth, durability, and if it's machine washable.
Our Favorite Embroidery Kits for Beginners
Pick up a new skill—in crewelwork, whitework, and other needlework techniques—and stitch your own one-of-a-kind design.
What Is Helix Knitting? Learn All About the Technique That Puts Your Leftover Yarn to Good Use
This clever technique produces a seamless look to your hats, mittens, and more.
The Best Knitting Kits for Beginners
Pick up a new skill—plus, needles and yarn—and stitch yourself a new scarf, hat, or blanket for cozying up this winter.