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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.

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DIY wall floral arrangement

DIY wall floral arrangement Everlating stars by Maureen Didde via creative commons







Thinking about sprucing up your walls or a certain area of your living room? Inexpensive additions to your walls can make the biggest difference and change the atmosphere of your living space. If you happen to have a lot of fresh flowers in your garden or a bunch of delightful artificial flowers then you can use them to brighten up some of your rooms. Take your interior decor up a notch with an interesting wall floral arrangement!

What you need:

  • Vases
  • Faux/artificial flowers
  • Pansy flower
  • Picture frames
  • Paint
  • Chicken wire
  • Twine (stronghold)

What to do:

  1. Your frames will need to be prepped in order to showcase your DIY wall arrangement at its best. You will only be needing the actual frame itself.
  2. Clean each frame before you begin to add embellishments to the border. You can do so by painting over the wood exterior. If you wish to keep your frames as it, you may do so as well.
  3. Be sure your chicken wire (bed) is tightly secured by its frame. This will stabilize your wall arrangement and help mount the whole frame to the wall evenly.
  4. Pair each flower with its corresponding vase and frame.
  5. Once you’ve inserted each flower into a vase, take a section of twine and securely wrap it around the neck of the vase and place atop the desired area of the chicken wire. Tightly secure the twine doing a double knot in order to avoid your piece from coming undone.
  6. Repeat this step till you’ve hung each frame horizontally on your chicken wire.

Keep in mind that if you’re using artificial flowers or plants for this project, choose a type that’ll compliment the rest of the room that you plan on placing them into. Fake flowers never die and do not require water so you’ll never have to worry about tending to your décor or modifying your beautiful roses.

DIY yarn bowl

Yarn bowls are colorful, stylish and useful. These easy to make bowls can be a great craft activity for kids as well as adults. Not only will you spend more quality time with your kids but they also make presents for a variety of events and occasions. Follow these steps in creating the perfect yarn bowl for friends and family.

What you need:

  • Scrap yarns of assorted colors
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • One bowl
  • One plastic bag

What you’ll do:

  • Choose a bowl and wrap it with plastic bag

Firstly, pick a bowl of your choice. You can select a big, small or medium sized bowl. Wrap this bowl with a plastic sheet or bag. Use duct tape on the inner side of the bowl so that the plastic sheet stays in its place.

  • Pick vibrant yarns

Yarns will make or break the overall look and feel of these bowls. Select cheap acrylic yarns for this project. You can choose an affordable package comprising of ten strands if you already have some strands available at home. You can also check out Boye and M C G Textiles yarn collection. Along with some cheap acrylic yarns, you can take a look at variegated yarns. Spinrite, Premier Yarns and Pacon offer variegated yarns which give a gentle striping effect. You can check out various colors online before making a choice.

  • Prepare the mixture

Once you have covered the bowl properly with plastic sheet, you can start making a mixture of flour, water and sugar. Mix half cup of flour with 2 cups of lukewarm water. Meanwhile, boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan and remove it from heat once it is warm. Now add the flour mixture to this water and boil it once again while mixing constantly. Remove the mixture from heat after it is boiled. Add 3 tablespoons of sugar to the mixture, stir and let it cool down.

  • Dip the yarn into flour-glue mixture

Once the mixture is cool, place the yarn gently into the mixture and then take them out. Don’t forget to squeeze the yarn gently on their way out. This will let your bowl dry quickly and easily.

  • Coil the yarns around the bowl

You can now wrap your bowl with the flour-glue mixture treated yarns. You can wrap the bowl completely or you can create a specific pattern on it. Customize it with a name or message to give it a more heartfelt feel.

Home-made yarn bowls can be great birthday presents. You can make some of them with your kids for Grandparent’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any other special occasion. So, make some colorful yarn bowls and surprise your loved ones on their special day!

Home Sweet Home Office: 5 Essential Things Every Home Office Must Have









Nowadays, more and more people prefer to work at home because it is much more comfortable and accessible. However, if you do not have all the proper things for your home office, it can have a damaging and disadvantageous effect on your efficiency and productivity, even your happiness and health.

Of course, no home office is identical. But whatever your set up will be, there are accessories, furniture, and gadgets that can help you create a more functional and productive space. To know more, check the list below.

Desk and Chair

If you’re going to be allocating much of your time doing lots of computer work, then you should, and you must invest for a high-quality chair that you can of course afford. Go for ergonomic chairs, because they are set to appeal to your body, your home office, and the job you do there.

You can shop for ergonomic chairs in any online store like BlackMango. But regardless of the type of office chair you choose, ensure that you modify it correctly. With that said, you should position the chair in a slightly reclined manner.

Furthermore, opt for a desk that accustoms to different heights. Meaning, you can switch from standing to sitting at whatever time you would like all throughout the day. These desks are available in any home and office supply establishment, or if possible, you can make a desk of your own.

File Folders

Apparently, you will most likely go through a couple of filing schemes before you can identify the one that will work with your working style and routine. With that said, consider getting filing folders so that you can keep all your job paperless.

However, be sure to make copies of important documents such as agreements, receipts, etc. File folders do not have to be extravagant and decorative since you will be changing the labels on the folders regularly.









Either you use a desktop or a laptop, you will most likely going to want to have a good-sized, high-quality display monitor to improve work efficiency and productivity. Aside from work productivity, a great monitor is also better for you back, shoulders, and neck.

Depending on your workload, you might want to consider having dual monitors. But of course, there are plenty of choices in the market. If you are not literate enough in technology, it is easy to get mixed up with screen types, sizes, resolution, and other specifications.

If that is the case, try getting bits of advice from people who know much about this field. Or you can opt to read any reviews about a specific model on the internet.

Some Arts, Plants, and Fragrance

If you wish to have a stimulating and inspiring home office, think about adding some plants, wall arts, or even essential oils to spread fragrance or scents in your office. These catalysts can help you work creatively, productively, efficiently, and will lessen your stress. They also add interest to your workplace.









Good lighting has a pivotal role in illuminating each room of the house, especially in areas such as the kitchen and the home office. Or in spaces where functionality is important than the visual looks.

A dark and gloomy home office can be distressing and depressing, can highly affect your current mood, and can ruin or detriment your vision over time. A simple solution is to let more natural light in your office.

However, if it is not possible to usher more natural light in your home office, then consider installing a fusion of task and general lighting in your home office. Be sure only to buy the best quality lighting fixtures because they will be more important for cloudy days or late nights.


Working from home is stimulating since it gives you the chance to work with absolute comfort and efficiency. However, if your home office lacks all the essential things, you will never reach your full productivity.

Luckily, there are simple ways to make to make your home office a productive workplace. Make use of the list above to get a well-balanced but simplified list of what you truly need in your home office.

DIY toy for your children

This is something different than a usual DIY project for you and your kids. DIY shoebox foosball game is a great opportunity for your kids to learn something new, get some new skills and have a great time with parents. The project is very simple and you will need just one hour to make it. After that is time for fun. This DIY project has got a lot of positive feedback because it gives the opportunity for parents to work with kids. Kids will have a great time coloring box and parents need to handle scissors and glue.
First, you will need some stuff that you probably have in your home. For this project you need, of course, kids, one shoebox, ten clothes pegs, four straws, scissors, ruler, clear tape, glue and one ball. The ball you can make from paper but the best option is a ping pong ball.

The point of this project is to use a shoebox like some sort of foosball field, for rods we will use straws and for the players, clothes pegs.
The first step is to prepare your shoebox. You need to make holes for rods on each side of the box and holes for goals on other two sides. Holes for rods you need to make on the longer side of shoebox and holes for goals on the shorter side. Just remember how real foosball table looks. It is important to make proper dimensions of goals because the ball must go through. When you are making rods it is important that they are on the equall distance one from another.
After you are done with making the field from shoebox you can give the box to kids so they can color. While kids are coloring the box you will make rods. You need to make four rods. Proces of making rods is very simple; you need to fill straws with wooden dowels so they can’t bend. In an ideal solution, there would be to 2 teams with different colors of rods but if you can’t make it, leave them in the same color.
The last step when everything is coming together is making foosball players. First, you need to color 5 clothespins in one color and 5 in another color to present two separate teams. It will look nice if you can match them with the color of the rods. After you color the rods, box and players leave them dry. When they are dry, put foosball players on rods and glue them. Please wait until the glue is completely dry.
After all is dry you are ready to play foosball with your kids. This foosball table game is a great project for the rainy day. Also, there is some other project you can do on a rainy day like memory game od tic tac toe game. This DIY project sounds maybe a little complicated at the beginning, but you need to do it step by step and you will understand it. At the very end, you will see the result of your work and you will feel great. Do not become discouraged in the beginning because you don’t know what you are doing. After all, it is important to have a great time with your kids and complete your project.

I have two boys and also I love playing foosball. This project was a great experience for me because I merged three things together that I love: my boys, foosball and having fun.

DIY stone wall tile collage


Just about everyone has tried a collage of pictures on their wall. Whether your wall is super bland with only framed pictures or decked out with paintings and other flat artwork, there comes a time when you’re ready for a change. Fortunately, Craft Corners is here to help you take the first step towards sprucing up your wall décor. Especially with the changing of the seasons, now is the perfect time to create a new decorative wall for you and your family to enjoy. Follow these not-too-tricky steps to wall-tile heaven.

What you’ll need:

  • Fiberglass tape
  • Stone wall tiles
  • Pencil
  • Tile adhesive
  • Tile cutter
  • Utility knife
  • Sandpaper
  • Wall scraper
  • Adhesive spreader

What you’ll do:

  1. Once you’ve selected the area of your home you’d like to embellish, you’ll want to make sure your walls are properly cleaned and prepped for your tiles. Stone wall tiles can be installed directly on drywall or plaster.
  2. Use sandpaper to dust the walls down and then apply a sealer; this should ensure the tile adhesive you’re about to apply stays moist for longer.
  3. The best way to ensure your tiles are lined up precisely is to use a ruler or measuring tape (although I’ve found that eyeballing the distance from each tile works just as well).
  4. Spread the adhesive onto the area of the wall you wish to decorate. Use your adhesive spreader to evenly distribute the adhesive to the surface of the wall.
  5. Press each tile against the wall.
  6. To ensure that all tiles are laid flat up against the wall, you can press a large text book against each newly laid tile. If you’ve got excess adhesive around the border of your tiles, you can use a wall scraper to clean the edges around each tile.

Surprise your guests with these crafty non-picture items that fit your theme or style. You can even frame an old world map poster to add other embellishments and décor to your wall. Regardless, this’ll truly make your wall a one of a kind piece