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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 make your own t-shirts

 

iron on flower jewel designs for t-shirts, iron via Amazon.com

A fun craft that is rarely explored is the idea of making your own t-shirts. While it’s common practice for those trying to sell their own merchandise, it’s a lot more fun when you make a shirt design yourself and wear it proudly. There’s so many amazing iron-on shirt designs that you can put almost about anything you want on them. And the best part is they’re very easy to make. Here’s ‘a quick how-to on what you’ll need and how you can make your very own t-shirt.

What you’ll need:

-plain t-shirts

iron on flower jewel designs for t-shirts

-regular iron-ons

-an iron (may also need ironing board)

What to do:

  1. Pick out the design you want to have on your shirt. Perhaps you’re going to a football game and you’d like to decorate your shirt corresponding to the team you’re rooting for, or you’re giving to a friend and want to have their name on it, either way, choose what you want the most
  2. Once you have your design picked out, lay out all your tools that you’ll need, perhaps on an ironing board so you can multi-task
  3. Have your iron ready to set the patterns on your shirt
  4. Place them however you want everything to look
  5. Use your iron to adhere the designs you picked out onto your shirt

After you’ve applied the iron onto the design that you want most, then you’re all set! You could even choose a design that goes with a movie release that’s coming out, or make your own shirts for a Spirit Week while you’re in school. There are a plethora of ideas out there that you can choose from, all you have to do is decide what you want most.

 

How to decorate your home for spring

butterfly candle holder, stained glass easter egg holder via become.com merchant

One of the most fun things you can do for your house is decorating it.  So we here at Craft Corners would like to show you what you can do to make sure your house is completely themed to the max so no one will question what time of year it is or any of your craft skills.

With spring here, what better way to decorate your house then with a plethora of spring items? Here’s a run-down of some quick buys that you can pick up to make sure you’re all set for any flowers blooming or bees buzzing around your house.

What you should get:

  • An Easter banner or flag to show what everyone should hope to expect upon entering your house, put this in your yard or on a flag holder
  • A stained glass Easter egg wreath – hang this up on your front door
  • A floral print table runner – this will be perfect for Easter brunch or dinner
  • A butterfly candle holder – so all your guests can admire your hard work
  • Bunnies – of course, any and all sizes, may it be made of cotton, ceramic or even homemade, decorating the house with a bunny look is exactly what you want to achieve
  • Eggs – the next most important step after the bunnies. What’s fun is if you decide to have the egg hunt inside the home then you can blend the eggs in with the ones that actually have candy in them

Take a gander at the house now! I would be very surprised if anyone didn’t compliment, enjoy or bask in the glory of one of the best seasons of the year. Checking out other craft blogs is a great idea to see what others have done to make sure their house is completely done up the right way. One of my friends bought some adorable wicker baskets to spruce up the front porch along with a wooden bunny entrance and it made her home look wonderful. What do you think you’ll be doing to make sure your house is ready for spring?

Make your own hand puppets for kids

 

kids hand puppets craft by Mosman Library (www.flickr.com/photos/mosmanlibrary/5986397728/) via Creative Commons

This is one craft that will keep your kids busy. Hand puppets will get your kids involved in a craft project and then they will have something new to play with after as well. Kids hand puppets are super easy to make and your kids could make a whole collection of characters. Then they can put on a puppet show for family and friends.

Here’s what you need:

-Felt – a variety of colors

-Marker

-Glue

-Stickers

-Pom-poms

Kidkraft majestic mansion

Here’s what you do:

  1. Pick a felt color. You will two pieces of the same color. Put your hand down. Trace loosely around your hand, not around each finger.
  2. Cut this piece of felt out.
  3. Trace this piece of felt on to another felt sheet of the same color and cut it out.
  4. Glue these pieces together at the edge leaving the bottom open for a place to put your hand. If older kids are doing this project you could use needle and thread to sew the two pieces together.
  5. Use your felt colors and scissors to cut out eyes, eyebrows, mouths, noses and whatever else you want your puppet to have. You could make a hat, tie or even a mustache for your puppet. Get creative!
  6. Then glue these pieces on to your puppet.
  7. Have the kids put on a puppet show for family and friends using a Kidkraft majectic mansion. This craft will keep them busy and get them to think creatively and use their imaginations! Happy crafting!