Welcome to: General Crafts
Many of us enjoy growing lavender in our gardens and for most of us having it grow along the side of paths to brush past and enjoy its scent is enough. However, there is a lot more you can do with the lavender you grow in your garden. Lavender has all sorts of culinary uses; it is also highly praised for its aromatherapy properties. The fragrance is known to have a calming effect that aids relaxation and sleep. One way of benefiting from lavender’s relaxing properties is to make a lavender bath bag. Relax and let the warm water flow over the bag to create an aromatic, soothing bath.
No kitchen is complete without at least two or three Cookie Cutters. Even if your children are grown now, I’m sure you still have the cookie cutters you and the kids used to make those awesome cookies. And I’m sure your children have memories of all the good times you spent making and eating those cookies – even the ones you burnt! So why not bring those memories back to life and make something with those cookie cutter shapes!
What are envelope seals? In this day of email, text messaging and instant messaging, real mail can be something of an anomaly, a special surprise in the mail. If that mail is from a friend or family member, complete with an old fashioned envelope seal, it can be even more spectacular. While these kinds of things are normally reserved for special and formal occasions such as weddings and graduations, there are no rules saying that you cannot use them for quick notes or letters.
If your craft scrapbook workspace is messy because there’s lots of ribbon pieces lying around, here’s your solution to corral the mess AND spark your creativity. This little organizer will allow you to hang all your remnants where they’re easy to see… and you’ll be more likely to use them for your next scrapbook page or greeting card. Let’s get started!
The cutting mat is certainly a flexible type of mat that can be used for a plethora of arts and crafts endeavours. Well known projects include sewing, quilt making, paper crafts, wood crafts, etc.
Aromatherapy has been practiced for hundreds of years without the benefit of the fancy name. Generation after generation of homemakers prided themselves in creating the most fragrant and visually appealing decor to beautify their homes and provide relief for minor ailments, from headache and anxiety to insomnia and soothing cranky babies.
Unfortunately, when we have owned our table lamps for a number of years they can begin to look a little old and out dated. If you have completed a renovation or moved house, they may not match your new décor. Don’t throw out your old lamp shade – give it a makeover!
Reduce, reuse, recycle, this is a great motto for crafters too!. Try using old denim jeans for your projects, and make some useable crafts. This pocket is very simple and yet useful to make.
We all have home improvement projects on our to-do lists.- However, often the hustle and bustle of life keeps us from getting them done.- But what if you devoted a full day – 24 hours – to accomplishing these DIY projects?- Imagine how accomplished you’d feel and how great your home would look.
Pitfall Number One: What Is Your Purpose?
“Your purpose?” — I can just hear someone saying that. Yes, a common pitfall of those who are learning how to make braided rugs is that they have no goal in mind — therefore when they experience difficulties, they have trouble in staying motivated, and soon abandon their braided rug project.
So, let me ask you: why do you want to learn how to do this?
A great way to recycle those common green plastic planters is to spray paint them whatever color you want with acrylic paint.
Everyone’s life needs a bit of organization – so why not do it with a bit of fun and whimsy? For a new way to get organized, think charming, unique … think chalkboard paint. That’s right, the old-school chalkboard is making a stylish comeback. And with a bit of hands-on creativity, your home can be organized, stylish and enjoyable.