Category Archives: Crafts

Easy DIY Playdough Recipe

Did you know that boric acid may be found in some recipes for homemade playdough, putty, slime and modelling clay? Found naturally in the environment, boric acid can also be used in common consumer products like toys, cosmetics, cleaning products and pesticides. Although natural sources of boric acid in food are considered safe, Health Canada...
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How to Make a Decoupage Candle

It's so easy to make a decorative candle that is personalized to your own taste. You will need:
  • clothes iron (medium heat)
  • paper napkin (with a pattern on it, in any color) I got mine from the dollar store
  • scissors
  • candle (I used a white pillar candle from the dollar store)
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Spa Gift Basket to Soothe Body and Mind

Spa gift baskets are popular gifts for women. They are filled with bath salt, bath gel, body lotion, aromatherapy candles, and other bath accessories. Some may include bath towel, slippers, potpourri drawer sachets, soft music CD, and chocolates. Spa gift baskets offer relaxation and rejuvenation to women who are busy moms, working women, and may...
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Lavender Summer Rose Potpourri

My favorite family recipe is our summer potpourri that fills the air with its unique aroma. I like to use pink rose petals in my own mix, but any color will due. Mix and match flowers and spices to make it your own. (more…)...
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Gift Ideas for Friends in a Hospital

We've all had that moment where a friend or family member ends up in hospital. It may be for a celebratory occasion like the birth of a baby but unfortunately there are times where a hospital visit is for someone who has fallen ill or been hurt. Read more

Clever and Inexpensive Craft Storage Ideas

As a crafter, you surely have plenty of bits and bobs all over the place. Of course there are very nice craft storage units available that can be bought, but most of them are quite expensive, especially if you have a lot to store. Here are a few clever and inexpensive ideas: Shoe Bags The type that...
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Crayon Wax Melting Art

What mother of preschoolers or other children hasn't found broken crayons in the couch, under the couch, and all over the floor? You may even have been frustrated to find a crayon in the laundry, way after it's too late to salvage the clothes in that load. Help your child create crayon wax-melting art to...
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A Single Crochet Dishcloth Pattern for Beginners

This pattern teaches you how to crochet a simple single crochet dishcloth that is ideal for beginners to learn on. The dishcloth pattern is easy to crochet to any size you want, making the pattern great for blankets, scarves or anything else you like. Read more

Three Basic Stitches for Hand Sewing

Sewing machines help to make sewing faster, but sometimes you need to sew an item by hand, for example, when you are repairing an item. It does take practice to make stitches that are the same length and that go in a straight line, so don't be discouraged if at first you don't like the...
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