Welcome to: General Crafts

Fun ‘Do It Yourself’ Ideas


Being in possession of a wild bunch of unused, old stuff, can be pretty annoying. At the same time, having to discard all of your old things, feels like cheating on your memories. So, why not try to find useful ways to employ, those space wasting objects, instead of just throwing them away.

How to Make a Journal Jar

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You need a quart canning jar with lid and ring, a small piece of cloth, some raffia and the following material. The idea is to cut the question in strips and place them in the jar. Put the material under the ring on top of the jar, and tie raffia around the neck of the jar with the card Recipe for: my Life History. . Give as a gift.

How to Sell Your Crafts


Having a craft hobby is relaxing and fun. However, once you have been either knitting or crocheting for many years, you will find you have excess finished projects that you do not need.

Easy Gifts to Make For Women

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Finding the perfect gift for that special friend, mother or sister is not always easy. In these busy times where we are fighting to take care of our own needs, spending money on a gift isn’t always an option. You don’t want to be cheap but sometimes you have to find a gift that is cheap. There are plenty of easy gifts to make that won’t cost as much as buying something from the store. They are more personal and can look very nice.

Birch Bark – A Great Material For Crafting


Birch bark is a versatile material for seasonal arts-and-crafts projects.

Here is a partial list of the items which can be made with birch bark:

How to Make Dried Gourds

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Dried gourds are very desirable in the crafting community. Dried gourds have been used to make bird houses, bird feeders, utensils, musical instruments, and various other forms of art mediums. Dried gourds can be purchased or you can dry fresh gourds yourself. Whether you wish to grow your own gourds and dry them or purchase dried gourds find out more.

The Herbal Primer – Creative Uses for Herbs


We have seen that herbs are wonderful for alternative medicinal uses, fantastic for recipes and can be used and grown easily. What else can you do with herbs?

Top 10 Seashell Crafts Ideas

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If you enjoy seashells, then in all likelihood, you are almost always hunting for seashell crafts ideas to discover a functional technique to display seashells at your house and / or share them with your friends and relatives. Little kids enjoy trying to find seashells, and creating a little something of their very own to showcase them is a fantastic method to get them involved with showcasing their precious proud discoveries!

Preserving Old Photos


My mother has several albums of family photos going back to the early 1900s and even before. Her mother and grandmother, thankfully, kept scrapbooks and photo albums. But as these pictures age, I worry about preserving them. Here are some things that we have been doing that may help you in preserving your old photos. These are the steps I go through.

Create Your Own Lavender Bath Bag


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.