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Category "Arts & Crafts"

Some innovative ideas for photo folders

Some innovative ideas for photo folders

Photo folders are a great way to display your images in a fun and creative way. If you buy a plain and simple photo folder or card folders, then you will have the freedom to be as creative and artistic with the folder as you want. All you will need to do is to get down to your local art and craft store and buy some supplies. Then you can start making your folder.
Products available on the Ideal World shopping channel

Products available on the Ideal World shopping channel

The Ideal World shopping channel is part of the larger Ideal Shopping Direct Limited which was founded in the 1980s by Paul Wright and Val Kaye. In the 1980s, the name was Wrightway Marketing and the company sold items through advertisements in the Daily Mail Home Exhibition. In 1999, the shopping channel was launched with its present company name. The Ideal World was launched in 2002, and continues to sell products today.
How to make a paper pistol?

How to make a paper pistol?

Origami is a Japanese word that means folding "ori" and paper "gami." The practice of origami actually began in the first or second century in China, and then came to Japan in the sixth century. Origami was used as a way to wrap gifts as paper was available to all. However, it was used to make other things as well. By making a paper gun, you will be combining something old and new. The directions that follow will teach you how to make a paper gun.
How to make sew on badges

How to make sew on badges

Badges are a great way to customise an outfit or an accessory and if they are handmade, then they can really show your individuality and personal style. If you are artistic and crafty, making your own sew on badges is a fun and easy activity. Why buy badges when you can make your own?
How to make a soap holder

How to make a soap holder

The Babylonians made soap in 2800 BC, while Phoenicians have been making soap in 600 BC. In ancient Rome, they made soap with goat tallow and salt to make it hard as well as with olive oil, in Pompeii, a ruin of a soap factory using lye was discovered. In 14th century England, they made soap with animal tallow. Soap remains a staple today. Make a soap holder to make it last as long as you can.
Five innovative uses of old telephone cords

Five innovative uses of old telephone cords

Old telephone cords do not have to be thrown away. If you get creative, then there are many uses for them. Cord cable can be used for many different innovative projects such as recycling and reusing unwanted things. It is a great way to help the environment. This article will list five innovative ways to use old telephone cords.
A guide to making edible fruit and flower arrangements

A guide to making edible fruit and flower arrangements

A unique idea for a dinner party would be an edible fruit arrangement for the centre of the table. Use this centrepiece as an unusual desert or as delicious individual edible gifts or fruit gifts for your guests to take home at the end of the night. In any case, creating an eatable arrangement is fun and relatively easy to do.
A guide to postage stamp values in the UK

A guide to postage stamp values in the UK

There are many different price valuations for British postage stamps, and the Royal Mail is responsible for postage stamp valuations in the UK. Mail in the UK is delivered either by first or second class post, and to overseas destinations by airmail or by surface mail. This article explains the various differences in both postage stamp values and design.
All about: Air-dry clay

All about: Air-dry clay

Air-dry clay is a great medium to use for arts and crafts. It is a no fuss solution for people who don’t have access to a kiln. Find out more by reading this article on air-dry clay.
How to make soy candles

How to make soy candles

Soy candles are a great alternative to the traditional paraffin wax variety. They burn longer, have a cleaner scent and produce less soot, thereby making them healthier and more cost-effective. For a real sense of achievement, and the chance to brighten up your home with something that you created all on your own, why not try making your own soy candles? Here is a step-by-step guide to take you through the process.
What are the types of paper crafts for kids

What are the types of paper crafts for kids

There are lots of paper crafts that you can do with kids. Paper is a great medium to work with and kids love getting involved in arts and crafts. Read more for some types on what paper crafts to do with kids.
A guide to iron on patches

A guide to iron on patches

Iron on patches are a convenient way to cover holes in a garment. They can also be used to decorate a book bag, jacket or backpack. They are a great way to make a fashion statement and show off your favourite cartoon characters or favourite bands. Patches are easy to find in arts and crafts stores or online, and they are easy to apply yourself at home using an iron.
Creative card ideas

Creative card ideas

Creative cards are fun and easy to make. Making your own cards can be inexpensive too. They are great to give as they are almost gifts in themselves. We have a look at some ideas for creative cards and how to make them.
How to make a pull-up banner

How to make a pull-up banner

This article shows a creative and inexpensive way to create pop up, pull-up banners. These are great for advertising and are easily stored away thanks their retractable banners design.