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Craft Corners have hundreds of DIY projects and craft ideas to inspire you with stitching, handmade jewelry and recycled crafts. We also like sharing ideas for Home & Garden or your Art & Design projects.




We also like to help you prepare unique decoration for special events such as birthday, Halloween, wedding or other family celebrations. Anything made of fabric, wood, plastic, glass, metal can be turned into something amazing.

We happily welcome guest bloggers to write about their favorite crafts. We would be glad to publish your crafts here ; also we regularly publish “the Best of the Web” craft on our website. Contact us! We have crafty corners!

We are looking forward to your suggestions, comments and new craft ideas!

How to save money on a home reception

If you’re looking to decorate your home for either a formal event such as a wedding reception or anniversary party, then you’ve come to the right place for ideas. Decorating your home on a budget is not as daunting a task as it may seem at first, you just need to plan accordingly and smart. Read on so you can see what you can do to spruce up your home for any event and have your home be party-ready.

Decorations

If this is going to be an event that’s for a couple then romance should be at the top of the list. To set a romantic mood, buy items that will help people know the occasion encourage the guests to feel comfortable. Buying candles are a great idea because they’re not only inexpensive but they are perfect for setting the mood. Don’t ever forget about centerpieces. These can either be placed on the tables that are around the house for the food or they could be set up sporadically throughout the home so it can keep the theme consistent. Using items like wedding flower stands is one trick to use flowers that the bride may have used in her bouquet or to bring out the colors that the bride chose as a part of her motif.

So make sure you

  • Get centerpieces that catch attention
  • Use candles to set the mood
  • Keep the theme consistent

Food

If you’re looking for some easy but inexpensive ways to serve your food choosing an out of the ordinary shape of paper plates may bring uniqueness to the event that you’re holding. Using something like square paper plates would be a wonderful addition to serving the food that you intend on having for your guest. Something that wedding coordinators also like to do is have something like colored glasses that guests drink out of, instead of the normal boring clear glasses, get something that has a blue color to it. It’ll keep the look bright and fun while the guests are happy eating and dancing.

So when it comes to food keep in mind to

  • Use bright colored glasses to create interest
  • Have the guests use unique shaped plates

There are many more ideas that you can do to save money for a wedding. What are some ways that you’ve tried for wedding planning?

How to decorate a tissue box cover

Tissues can run out quickly, and while many brands make colorful and printed box designs, a lot of them are just not my taste. If you are someone like me, who loves to create custom and unique pieces that complement your home décor, making your own craft tissue box cover is a right up your alley!

Supplies Needed

  • Tissue box cover (of any material you choose – ceramic, porcelain, plastic, etc.)
  • Glue gun

Optional Supplies

  • Embellishments of your choice like:
    •  decorative pearls
    • jewels
    • buttons
    • fake flowers
    • ribbon
    • lace

Decorating your tissue box cover

For the experienced crafter

If you are a frequent crafter who makes your own craft embellishments with fabric (like the craft flowers shown above) and secure them onto your craft tissue box with a glue gun.

For the practical

You may also simply use fabric to create a slip cover which can be fastened on your new tissue box and thrown in the washer. It is not recommended that you include too many embellishments on this type of cover.

For kids

You and your child can decorate a craft tissue box cover in a safer way by not using a glue gun, but rather colored thermal labels, which come in many bright and shiny colors and can be cut into different shapes and designs! This allows of easy and neat application.

What are some ways you decorated your tissue box cover?

Gift ideas for the avid writer

In your search for the perfect gift for someone, considering their passions and activities they find enjoyment in is a fantastic way to find the perfect gift. In this case, if your friend is an avid writer, instead of buying them just a book by their favor it author that will be read once and stored on a bookshelf, consider creating a small gift basket with nick-knacks that a devoted writer will be sure to love. Here is a quick guide to making your very own gift set for a friend who loves to write, providing you a thoughtful and unique gift.

Gift set ideas:

Fountain pen – Comfortable and fun to use, the fountain pen is a lost writing utensil that many have never had the pleasure to use. These pens let you write with little pressure and encourage flowery and unique handwriting.

Ink bottles – Needed for any fountain pen, items like the blue or black ink bottles are perfect additions for any pen collection.

Stationary – High quality paper makes a huge difference in a writer’s experience, so go the extra mile a pick-up some quality stationary to make their writing sessions that much better.

Bookstore gift card – Almost every writer is also an avid reader, so instead of picking out a book for them, give them the opportunity to head to their favorite bookstore to browse and buy what they love.

Pen case – A colorful case, like this yellow pen case, is perfect for storing pens and pencils for a writer, keeping them in a neat and organized place.

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