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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!

Tips and tricks for having professional quality art

One of the most important things that you can have as an artist is an array of the right tools at your disposal. While I’m certainly no artist, I do know a lot of people who draw and they swear their lives by the Prismacolor brand. We’ll be going over a couple of the basic tools that you might want when it comes to drawing the most professional and high quality art that you can.

What you’ll need

What you can do

Once you acquire the impressive set of tools, you’ll be set for any inspiration that may come your way. Here’s a quick rundown of how you can take care of your new tools.

  • Make sure to store all of your art supplies in a cool, dry area. When it comes to canvases, water can ruin the texture. And especially when it comes to your markers, you don’t want them to be in a place where they can get too hot and be destroyed.
  • Another tip that you can consider when it comes to all of your supplies is to use them in conjunction with one another. The best way that you can use your Prismacolor tools is to make sure that you use them together. The markers bring out the colored pencils and the colored pencils bring out the markers.
  • The reason why these puppies are so good at bringing out the best color in your art is because of the pigment that they use in the ink. It’s very highly concentrated and therefore transfers onto paper very well.
  • One final tip for using these tools is to take care of them. Treat them well, and they will last you for as long as you can possibly think.

Good luck and have an amazing time with your artwork!

Creating your own birthstone necklace

Making your own fashion jewelry is both a fun and money saving practice that is sure to upgrade your wardrobe. Often times it is difficult to find matching pieces to your favorite outfit, so why not just create your own piece? Birthstones necklace are a safe gift item that is easy to make and with one quick trip down to your local crafts store, you can pick up some jewels and in some cases ready-made pendants to make your own birthstone pendant necklace.

What you’ll need:

–          Cable chain

–          Round nose pliers

–          Wire cutters

–          Pendant piece and/or birthstone

–          Acrylic glue

–          Steel necklace extender lobster claw

Steps for Completion:

1. Create pendant piece by attaching birthstone with acrylic glue and allow to dry.

2. Cut cable chain to appropriate length (18” to 24” recommended)

3. Attach steel necklace extender lobster claw to end of chain with round nose pliers.

4. Fixed pendant on the center of the chain and you’re finished!

These also make great gifts where you can add your own decorative flair. Birthstones are a safe bet to be loved by any recipient, so don’t be afraid to add on some extra style to make it unique.

Create your own hair station

 

Ok ladies, it’s time to use that empty corner of your room that you are currently piling junk at! You can turn that corner of your room into a mini retreat by creating a place where you can have fun re-inventing yourself – at your very own hair station! Here’s how to get started.

Pick your mirror

Your mirror shouldn’t just serve as a mirror, it should be multi-functional. This is why you need a coat hook mirror. They are beautifully framed with wood, with a mini shelf which can hold little items likes your hair spray, hair serum, or brushes.

Organize your hair accessories

The best thing about using a coat hook mirror is that is has study hooks, so you are free to hang things like head beads, hair ties, or chignons, keeping all your hair accessories neat and organized. For smaller things like bobby pins, you can put tiny them in tiny glasses and place them on the shelf (see above).

Set up your styling tools

If you had a side table previously sitting docile in your empty corner, you can now put that to use next your hair station to place your styling tools on. Make sure to place curling irons strengtheners on top of their fabric covers when in use, as you do not want their heat to ruin the surface of your side table.

Maintaining cleanliness

Hair stations can messy, so make sure to routinely clean your area. Instead of using harsh chemical cleaners which can compromise the wood and mirror of your coat hook mirror, you can make your own mild cleaner to wipe down the area. You can get empty spray bottles, fill them with water, and add only a drop or two of dish detergent. Give it a shake and you have your own cleanser that will not ruin your hair station.

Enjoy your new hair station and happy creating!

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