Category "Arts & Crafts"
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
Embroidery is an art. Traditional embroidery is a handicraft that has been practised for thousands of years and samples have been found that are dated before the Egyptians. Embroidery is all about the decorating of fabrics and materials and nowadays, it comes in many forms.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Carbonless paper normally refers to paper that creates a copy of your work right as you do it. Obviously, carbon is used to be put into utilisation for this type of work until it became clear that the carnivores methods were more practical. This article will explain how carbonless paper benefits many people in different professions.
The paperclip may be one of the smallest office supplies, but it is also one of the most versatile. Learn creative ways to turn the ordinary paperclip into a kitchen helper, fashion helper, or an emergency hair fix.