Welcome to: General Crafts

Create Your Own Lavender Bath Bag

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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.

The Old Fashioned Touch: Envelope Seals

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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.

Organize your Crafting Workspace

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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!

Cutting Mat – Putting Them To Use Efficiently For Slicing Cloth

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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.

How to Create a Driftwood Candleholder

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Three Simple Driftwood Candleholders You Can Make Yourself.

Aromatherapy at Home

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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.

How To Make A Table Lamp Shade

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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!

Make a Denim Pouch Pocket

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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.

The 24 Hour Challenge: Tackle Your Home To-Do List

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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.

Learning How to Make Braided Rugs? Here Are Some Pitfalls to Avoid

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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?