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DIY Doll Valentines Tutorial

DIY Doll Valentines Tutorial

I've been slightly obsessed with miniatures this year, due to my ongoing dollhouse makeover project, so I was itching to put this tutorial together for you! This craft is perfect for little ones, or for adults that are young at heart. Materials you will need: - Tiny...

Decorating an Apartment with Area Rugs

Decorating an Apartment with Area Rugs

Do you live in a small apartment or are you getting ready to move into one? When you’re working with a small space, you may worry that you just don’t have a lot of options to help you decorate and improve the overall appearance of the room you do have. However, by...

Product Photography: Setting the Stage

Product Photography: Setting the Stage

"... - so what you want is what I did with the photography blog I did in September, but with arts and crafts in it. I don't know anything about arts and crafts." "Did you know anything about supercomputers?" "Well... no, I didn't; I have a computer at home and no...

Digital Pro Photography: Anyone Can Do It

Digital Pro Photography: Anyone Can Do It

Your mobile device that fits snugly into your hand does everything and anything you need at the touch of a button (or two). It takes photos; it creates video; it plays games; it plays music... it does everything you want right there in the very moment that you need to...

How to Clean Area Rugs

How to Clean Area Rugs

Learning how to clean your area rug is an important part of prolonging its lifespan and ensuring that it’ll be with your family for a long time to come. But it can be challenging to understand the proper way to keep your rug sparkling clean, especially if you’ve never...

Creative Gift Ideas For New Parents

Creative Gift Ideas For New Parents

A new baby arriving is an exciting time for the parents, but also for friends, family and work colleagues who all want to give a memorable gift. In our rundown today we are going to look at a range of gift ideas and as this is Art of Crafts many of them will be...

Sea Breeze Sailboats Craft Tutorial

Sea Breeze Sailboats Craft Tutorial

Father's Day is coming up in a few weeks, and I thought this craft would be the perfect accent for any celebration having to do with Dad. These cute boats could be used on the front of a greeting card, as a mini sculpture or even as hanging home decor. Materials you...

Why I Still Teach Craft Workshops

Why I Still Teach Craft Workshops

Today we welcome a guest post from Susan Yeates on running craft workshops. My name is Susan Yeates and as well as a published craft author, artist and business woman I have been teaching art/craft workshops for over thirteen years. People often ask me why I still...

Doily Doll Craft Tutorial for Mother’s Day

Doily Doll Craft Tutorial for Mother’s Day

Instead of just a traditional card for mom this year, why not make her an adorable 'doily doll' to hang in the kitchen or living room for Mother's Day? This sweet keepsake is sure to be treasured for a long time after it's gifted 😉 Materials you will need: Small...

Kawaii Cactus Tutorial for Cinco de Mayo

Kawaii Cactus Tutorial for Cinco de Mayo

Kawaii (meaning super cute in Japanese) characters are my specialty, so I thought it would be fun to make these little cactus characters smile. Make a whole grouping of these kawaii cactus cuties for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and your guests will not be...

Adult Coloring Books Are Still Going Strong!

Adult Coloring Books Are Still Going Strong!

This is a guest post from Ashley Lucas who you can find over at Lady Lucas. This past winter, I had the chance to work on my first published adult coloring book with Taunton Press called, The Magical Garden Coloring Book. (Available on Amazon UK and Amazon USA) The...

How to Make a Teacup Fairy Garden

How to Make a Teacup Fairy Garden

Here's a fun and fresh little craft to make around Easter time for your dining table. It also makes a great, unexpected gift! Materials You Will Need: teacup & saucer assorted moss (from the garden, or any floral supplier) small scoop of soil waterproof miniatures...

Valentine Cookie Cutter Décor Craft Tutorial

Valentine Cookie Cutter Décor Craft Tutorial

Some of my best memories of childhood are making valentines with my mom while it snowed outside. We used doilies, stickers, old clip art and just about anything else you can think of. This year, I'm lucky enough to have snow outside, and a brand new craft material to...

Year of the Monkey Bookmark Craft Tutorial

Year of the Monkey Bookmark Craft Tutorial

This cute little monkey bookmark is the perfect craft to make this year in preparation for Chinese New Year (February 8) in order to celebrate 2016; The Year of the Monkey. While teaching art to children in Chinatown during college, Chinese New Year was always my...

Groundhog Day Illustration Tutorial

Groundhog Day Illustration Tutorial

Groundhog Day (annually on February 2) is a time to reflect on the distinction between the seasons, and this sweet illustration is a great way to celebrate the winter months giving way into spring. If you're looking for a charming subject to draw or paint, then I hope...

Pine Cone Angels Tutorial

Pine Cone Angels Tutorial

I can't believe one year has gone by since I created the 'Seashell Angels' tutorial for Art of Crafts! This year, I've been really inspired by other natural materials such as pine cones, chestnuts and acorns. I hope you enjoy this craft and please don't hesitate to...

Fireworks Wall Display Tutorial

Fireworks Wall Display Tutorial

I came across a new craft medium this year while living in Europe, and I'm totally in love with it! It goes by the name of 'wall vinyl' and you can purchase it in pretty much any shade you can image. The paper itself is usually shiny or patterned, and it has a 'peel...

Folk Art Halloween Friends Tutorial

Folk Art Halloween Friends Tutorial

I have to admit, I really enjoyed putting this tutorial together; maybe a little too much for a 30-something lady! ? Halloween is, after all, my favorite holiday of the year. I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and please don’t hesitate to comment below with any...

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