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Illustrated Craft Tutorials, Instructions and Techniques

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This website has hundreds of free craft ideas for the family. Whether your interest be crafting with paper, wood, fabric or basic craft materials, you can find here the step-by-step illustrated tutorials either explaining basic techniques or showing you how a particular craft got created from the beginning to the end.

 

 

Christmas Craft Tutorials

Froebel Star - German Christmas Star Tutorial
German Paper Star (Froebel Star)
This step-by-step tutorial shows how these dimensional stars are made.  Page 2   Page 3

Illustrated Craft Tutorial - How to Make Woven Paper Hearts Christmas Ornaments
These hearts are like a mix of the Fröbel Stars (German Paper Stars) because of the technique of making them and the Danish Woven Hearts because of how they look. Combined you have small and cute ornaments that are so fun to make and once you get the hang of making them, you will not be able to stop. This tutorial is shown using 4 different colored strips to help it be easier with following the steps. Normally you create these hearts with just two colors.

Natural Straw Star Ornaments for the Christmas Tree
Create pretty and natural looking ornaments... just like in the old days.

Easy Translucent Star 3
The third of a series of translucent stars to decorate your windows around the holidays.

Transparent Paper Star 4 Tutorial
These are much easier to make than they look.

Transparent Paper Star 5 Tutorial
An easy and colorful way to decorate your windows during the Christmas season.

Paper Christmas Ornament
Create this quick and easy ornament to decorate your tree.

Origami Paper Star Tutorial
All you need is 2 sheets of origami paper to create these 3-D stars

Finnish Paper Star
These stars are so easy to make and beautifully decorate the windows

Paper Christmas Tree Garland
Kindergarten aged kids can create this craft in a group and decorate their trees.

Greeting Card Boxes
Recycle leftover greeting cards and create these gift boxes.

 

Wreath making
Follow this tutorial and create natural green wreaths for the holidays.

Danish Paper Heart Ornaments
Create these woven paper hearts to decorate your trees or packages

Paper Snowflakes
Easy to make paper snowflakes are a great decoration for your window in winter.

Easy Translucent Star 1
These stars are easy to craft and make a nice group project

Easy Translucent Star 2
This star is also easy to craft and looks great in your winter windows.

How to Sew a Christmas Stocking
Learn how easy it is to sew stockings you and your family will cherish for all Christmases to come!

Christmas CD Cover Instructions
Create a personal CD for your family and pack it in this handmade cover.

Mini-Translucent Star
These stars are so quick and easy to crafts and make great projects for kids.

How to Make a Terrycloth or Towel Basket for Christmas... or any occasion
You can use them as a festive way to keep your toiletries organized in the restroom during the holiday season or you can also adapt them as gift bags for Christmas. The basket itself is a gift plus whatever you decide to put into it.

Mini-Christmas Stocking Tutorial
A perfect size for the tree or to fill and give as a small gift.

Creating Holiday Cardboard Stars
These stars are great for decorating your tree or gift packages

How to make a Christmas Lantern
These lanterns make excellent centerpieces around the holidays.

Tutorial - Table Lantern Holiday Craft
Technique shows how easy it is to create this paper decoration for the holidays

Fabric Christmas Container Tutorial
These are practical as decorations, for organizing or to give as gifts.

3-D Eight Pointed Metal Christmas Star Tutorial
These will be the highlight of your tree or window this year and are so easy to make.

Miscellaneous Craft Tutorials

Mosaic Tutorial
Mosaic Tutorial
Learn this basic technique to create treasures for your home.

Window Cling - Window Color/ Glass Design Paints
Glass paint can be used to create suncatchers for your windows.

Plaster of Paris Castings
Follow the tutorial to create these castings using molds and plaster of Paris.

How to Emboss on Metal Sheets
This technique shows how to give metal sheets a new dimension.

Paper Napkin Applique or Decoupage
Give any object a completely new look by using this technique.

 

Make Over a Cookbook Using a Bamboo Mat (New)
This idea will give your cookbooks with Asian recipes a Far East flair.

Hay Decorations
Natural looking decorations give warmth and charm to your home.

How to Make a Simple Bow
This technique shows how to create bows quick and easy.

3-D Acrylic Ball Decorations
A quick and easy craft you can create these for yourself or to give as gifts

Modelling Clay for 3-D Figures
Give otherwise flat projects new dimension by using modelling clay.

Lavender Scent Wand Tutorial
Keep your clothes smelling summer fresh all year long with this project.

How to Decoupage and Emboss on Metal
This technique combines two popular techniques to help create decorative items for your home

Textile Craft Tutorials and Sewing Craft Tutorials

Tutorial - How to Needle Felt on a Styrofoam (Polystyrene) Figure
Tutorial - How to Needle Felt on a Styrofoam (Polystyrene) Figure
Styrofoam objects become soft and fuzzy treasures after using this craft technique.

Fabric Basket Tutorial
These are really fun to make and lovely to look at, no matter which color you choose to make them.

Easy Shopping Bag Tutorial
You can never have enough bags and these are so easy to make for all occasions.

How to make a Fabric Baby Ball
Print template out to size of choice and use fabric scraps and create these soft balls for your children.

How to Sew a Stuffed Fabric Pumpkin
Learn how to make these pumpkins to decorate your home in the fall.

How to Make a Terrycloth or Towel Basket for Christmas... or any occasion
You can use them as a festive way to keep your toiletries organized in the restroom during the holiday season or you can also adapt them as gift bags for Christmas. The basket itself is a gift plus whatever you decide to put into it.

Fabric Purse Organizer with Zipper
No longer will you be searching for all the small contents of your purse.

Child’s Drawstring Backpack
Easy to sew bag for your young child to hold its belongings.

Blanket Stitch Tutorial
The blanket stitch not only makes a decorative edge for your sewing projects, but can also be used to sew two pieces of fabric or felt together.

Mini-Wallhanging
If you do not have time to make a large quilt for the autumn season, this is a nice alternative

Mini Fall Wallhanging
Just the right colors for the season and quickly made.

Sewing Tutorial - How to Sew a Purse Organizer or Tissue Holder
Follow the illustrated step-by-step tutorial to create this fabric craft project.

Strawberry Potholder 1-
Learn to applique the motifs on the fabric

Strawberry Potholder 2-
Learn how to assemble the border and the block

Strawberry Potholder 3 -
This technique shows how to bind off your potholder after the assembly.

Strawberry Potholder 4 -
The final step is how to quilt the potholder and add the hanger loop.

Illustrated Sewing Tutorial - How to Make Standing Fabric Mushrooms
These look almost real, and are so easy to make and look lovely as a fall decoration.

 

How to Sew a Beach Bag... or Shopping Tote - Part 1 - Sewing the Basic Bag Together
This is the first of four pages that will show you how to make your own bag. Here you will be cutting the bag into shape and preparing it for the next steps.

How to Sew a Beach Bag... or Shopping Tote - Part 2 - Sewing an Inside Pocket to the Bag
This is the second of four pages that will show you how to make your own bag. Here you will be adding an inside pocket to the bag. This is practical to hold small items like your cell phone, keys, camera, etc...

How to Sew a Beach Bag... or Shopping Tote - Part 3 - Sewing the Floor of the Bag
This is the third of four pages that will show you how to make your own bag. Here you will be sewing the bag in a way so that it has a floor. At a later point, you can then reinforce the floor with a chipboard rectangle to help support it even more.

How to Sew a Beach Bag... or Shopping Tote - Part 4 - Finishing Off the Bag
This is the last of four pages that will show you how to make your own bag. Now you will be adding the top reinforcement, handles and closure to the bag.

Illustrated Craft Tutorial - How to Make a No-Sew Scrap Fabric Bowl
Leftover colorful strips of left-over fabric are used to create these bowls. Each one bowl you make becomes a one of a kind creation.

How to Make a Drawstring Christmas Gift Bag
You can create this gift bag out of fabric scraps.

How to Make a Pom Pom
Pom poms are decorative for different craft and knitting projects

Tutorial - How to Needle Felt a Shape Using Cookie Cutters
Learn how to create appliques for all sorts of textiles by following this tutorial

Mini-Patchwork Block
A step-by-step tutorial on how to make a crazy patch block

Felt Clutch
These are quick and easy to make for any occasion.

Butterfly Quilt Tutorial 1
Creating the appliques and preparing the blocks

Butterfly Quilt Tutorial 2
Sewing the blocks together and adding the quilt layers.

Butterfly Quilt Tutorial 3
Adding the binding, stitching the appliques and adding the hanging loops.

Potpourri Sachet
No sew project. Sachets can be placed just about anywhere to add a nice scent

Fusing Fabric
Fused fabric motifs can be used to decorate clothing but other crafts

Sewing a travel bag for your shoes
Create these bags to use to protect your clothes from your shoes while travelling

Small Wall Quilt for Easter - Tutorial 1
Assembling the front of the quilt and fusing the motifs.

Small Wall Quilt for Easter - Tutorial 2
Finishing off the quilt and machine appliquing the motifs.

Rag Quilt Tutorial
Have fun making this rag quilt to add color and warmth to your home.

Illustrated Craft Tutorials, Instructions and Techniques

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Page 2 - Paper Craft Tutorials and Card Making Tutorials

Page 3 - Jewelry Craft Tutorials, Wood Craft Tutorials and Kids Crafts Tutorials

 

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