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Category "Arts & Crafts"

How to make your own invitation cards

How to make your own invitation cards

Making your own invitation cards is a fun way to create a memorable keepsake for any occasion. Designing and making your own wedding, birthday, or anniversary invitation cards allows you to be creative and give a unique style to the invite. Here are several ways to make your own memorable invitation cards.
How to make a potato gun?

How to make a potato gun?

A potato is often referred to as the most versatile of all vegetables. The following article provides potato gun instructions. This is meant only for fun and should never be used as a weapon. Here's how to make gun guide - follow the plans for a gun design as a spud cannon.
Where to buy coloured envelopes

Where to buy coloured envelopes

Babylonians were the first to clay wrappers "envelopes" which were folded over important papers and then baked. In order to open the "envelope", it was necessary to destroy the clay. Next came paper casings made of rice and reeds from the Chinese in 1200 BC, papyrus rolls of the ancient Egyptians, then came folded pieces of paper sealed with wax. This article details out the different places where coloured envelopes can be bought.
A guide to making pinhole cameras with paper tubes

A guide to making pinhole cameras with paper tubes

The pinhole camera is not a new concept. In the 5th century BC, Mo Ti may have been the first to "record the formation of an inverted image with a pinhole or screen." The concept of the pinhole camera continued to be explored throughout the centuries until Sir David Brewster made some of the first photographic images with a pinhole camera in 1856. You can make your own pinhole camera with paper tubes. Start photographing today.
How to make comedy and tragedy masks

How to make comedy and tragedy masks

Comedy and tragedy masks were first used in ancient Greek theatre. In the present day, they signify theatre, TV and film and the symbol of the two masks are used in a variety of ways. In this article, have a look at how you can recreate the masks using arts and crafts materials.
How to make your own earrings

How to make your own earrings

Making your own earrings can be a fun and pleasant past time. You could also go into business and sell them at car boot sales and craft fairs. This article will have a look at how to make your own earrings.
How to craft your own rubber stamps

How to craft your own rubber stamps

There are countless professionally made rubber stamps to choose from, but sometimes it's more fun to create your own from scratch. Homemade rubber stamps can give a rustic look to a card design, which might be just the effect you're looking for in a distressed project. You can use homemade rubber stamps in the same way that you'd use an ordinary shop bought stamp.
Where to find basket weaving supplies

Where to find basket weaving supplies

Baskets were the original shopping/luggage/whatever bags. Evidence of basket use dates back to the pyramids. The skills for making baskets travelled with the baskets as the trades brought the goods which they carry from one part of the world to another. Making baskets continues to be done today. This article will provide information on where to find basket weaving supplies.
Where to buy artist's materials in the UK

Where to buy artist's materials in the UK

Whether you are an artist or just a crafty person, you know how many materials that are needed for these types of projects and how often it is that you are popping out to buy more supplies. There are lots of great places in the UK from where to buy artist's materials and artist's supplies. If you can get everything you need, all in the same place, then you can spend less time searching for materials and more time doing what you enjoy.
How to make an oil drizzler

How to make an oil drizzler

An oil drizzler is an essential kitchen gadget. They are useful in dressing salads or preparing meals. They can make your kitchen look good and make you feel like a real cook. Sadly, however, they can be a bit costly to buy. The article below shows you an easy step-by-step way to make an oil drizzler.
A guide to postcard sizes

A guide to postcard sizes

The history of the postcard began in 1840 as a small card, lithograph print or woodcut that were delivered by hand. It was not until 1869, that private postcards familiar to us today were printed in Austria. Read this article to learn more about postcard sizes.
How to make an oil lantern

How to make an oil lantern

The oil lamp has a history that dates back to at least 2000 BC in ancient China. The Chinese were "refining crude oil for use in lamps and house heating." Elsewhere in the world, crude oil lamps appeared in the Mycenaean civilisation in 1500 BC. The design of the lamp grew more refined with a covered bowl. The discovery of glass and metal led to more refined oil lanterns which became designs that people still use today. Read this article to learn how to make your own simple oil lantern and to light up the dark.
A beginner's guide to ribbon crafts

A beginner's guide to ribbon crafts

You can use ribbons to embellish a variety of accessories such as hair bows, trays and even decorative pillows. You can buy ribbon craft supplies at your local craft shop or stationers. It's one of the perfect ways to express yourself. Read on for a beginner's guide to ribbon craft.
A beginner's guide to tissue paper crafts

A beginner's guide to tissue paper crafts

Whilst tissue paper is delicate and fragile to handle, it provides a very affordable option with many colours as material for crafts. It works well with shaping paper flowers, it can be used in gift bags as a filler, and it folds well for classroom activities as well. Here is a beginner’s guide to tissue paper art and tissue paper crafts.
National Pen Company: The facts

National Pen Company: The facts

The National Pen Company has been based in Dundalk since 1987. It is part of the larger National Pen Corporation which is based in San Diego, California. The company sells imprinted pens as well as pencils and other items. The company has gained a solid reputation. National Pen currently operates out of 13 countries located in Europe. It is a guaranteed Irish company. This article details out the facts about National Pen Company.