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Getting Started Selling Your Crafts


Until recently crafts were usually sold locally or, at best, regionally. Now you literally have the whole world at your fingertips! Some of you may choose a gradual progression from selling to friends, to selling at fairs and shows, to retail selling ? and so on.

Craft Crocheting from Your Home


Crocheting is not only a craft but an art. Once you master the basic stitches you will be well on your way to creating masterpieces you will be pride to share with your family and friends.

Sell Hobby Items by Mail


You can, if you are ambitious, start a Mail Order Business selling collectables to hobbiest by mail. To begin, you must first find a hobby that appeals to YOU.

Money Making Hobby - Do You Have One?


Everyone has a hobby. We love all kinds of music, sports, movies, books.

Floral Arranging as a Hobby


Flower arranging has become increasingly popular as a hobby, for people of all ages and backgrounds.Have you ever put flowers in a vase and they just don't sit right? By learning a few basic principles you will be able to create attractive floral designs for your own home.

Turn An Arts And Crafts Hobby Into A Business


Are you searching for a quick way to make an extra income?Why not turn that Cooking Interest, Comic Book Collecting, or Your Retro Clothing Collection Into A Home Based Business Venture!Most people enjoy hobbies they have pursued with great enthusiasm for years. Even though they may find their leisure activities fulfilling and enjoyable they never imagined making money with a fun hobby!The world is packed with amazingly talented people.

Picture Frame Crafts For Your Kids Party


One of the most popular party favors is a framed picture of the party guest taken at your kids party. He or she could be showing off a silly hat or party costume, performing an outrageous party game stunt, or wearing a face full of frosting and ice cream.

Scary Halloween Crafts


Looking for some great Halloween crafts for your Halloween party, haunted house, or just for trick-or-treaters?A fun craft is something that can keep you occupied for hours on end especially if you enjoy it. Here are some ideas that will hopefully set you on your way in preparation for your next Halloween.

Scrapbooking Teen Memories


By the time your teen is in high school, you probably aren't taking as many pictures of them as you used to. I have to keep reminding myself that I only have a couple of years left and no time to waste trying to capture fleeing teenage memories.

Jar Lid and Jar Candle Decoration


Supplies Needed:Most items can be found around the house or in a craft store.Jar Candle with lid - with removable plastic bottomCraft GluePaintScissorsDecorating Candle Jars and Lids is a fun and easy project for all ages.

Craft Fairs, Bazaars & Flea Markets?Oh, My!


Many names are associated with events such as these. Craft Fairs, Bazaars, Flea Markets and Swap Meets are a few names you can find.

Rainy Day Fun - Crafts For Kids


Rainy days can be so boring for a child?and just as hard on moms. So we give some ideas to brighten your day and chase their rainy day blues away!Shadow puppetsIn a room that is fairly dark set up a flash light so it is facing a wall.

What Do I Need to Start Scrapbooking?


The best thing about scrapbooking is that although there are a plethora of scrapbooking supplies available on the market, you really don't need a lot to make your very first scrapbook. Basically, all you need to scrapbook is an album, some glue, a pair of scissors, and some photographs or newspaper clippings.

Origami Instructions - Getting Started


The birthplace of origami is still a mystery. Paper was developed in China in the first century A.

The Power Of Scrapbook Journaling


By journaling your pages you will transform an ordinary collection of photographs into a vibrant and visual storyboard - telling the stories behind the pictures, revealing hidden memories and emotions.It will give your scrapbooks a unique and intimate feel, it is this personal touch that turns your albums into something very special.

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12/05/2021 04:02 PM
Paper Model Houses
Are you a hobbyist who enjoys building from scratch? Have you worked with papers to build a house or a commercial building for a miniature railway center, a small house to display miniature arts and handicrafts, or a scale model of your dream, beach, or cottage house on your wish list.
07/23/2021 11:27 AM
Displaying Your Wooden Ship Model
Ship model display bases should not distract from the model itself so thought should be given to both size and color. Cast Your Anchor recommends using display supports or cradles to rest you ship model on as opposed to drilling holes through the hull and keel to secure the model to the base.
01/27/2021 10:51 AM
Are You Really Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Sewing
Sewing is one of the most practical, and fun, hobbies available to you can do today. By learning how to sew, if you don't already..
12/03/2020 08:43 AM
What Is Sealing Wax And How To Choose The Best For Making Wax Seals?
Christmas season is nearby, and people are already busy choosing gifts and wrapping them. Many are busy planning festive season weddings and dinners. And, for that, they are busy choosing invitation cards, cards, envelopes, etc.
12/03/2020 08:42 AM
Want To Use Wax Stamps And Seals? Here Are Some Great Crafty Ideas
Vintage styling with a dash of chic can make anything look great. From the home interiors to the books, vintage has a great feel and authenticity to it. Nowadays, people love to do something different and out of the box.
07/06/2020 10:02 AM
Model Building With Paper
Model building is assembling select papers, woods, plastics, or metal pieces to build small or scaled proportions of actual houses and structures. You may also construct imaginative characters like toys and robots. Paper is a popular choice because it is affordable and easy to work. A person may pursue assembling models as a recreational and educational hobby or as a career choice.
02/14/2020 10:33 AM
Tips That I Have Learned About Fountain Pens
Most fountain pen users and connoisseurs passion is for their unique nature and personal writing style that is achieved with these special pens. Here are a few tips to help beginners enjoy the experience.
02/10/2020 09:24 AM
The Most Popular Pens
The choices for buying pens is huge and so choosing the right one for your situation is important. Consideration is given to colour, type of ink, point size and feel. Here we talk about the type of inks that are used in.
02/06/2020 11:14 AM
Assembling the Pen - Step 6 of Pen Making
Finally, the pen can be assembled. All the components are ready and by simply following the instruction, the pen will be ready in a few minutes.
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Finishing the Blank - Step 5 in My Pen Making
Finishing the pen blank is the most tedious of the tasks. The process involves sanding and applying the finishes.
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Turning the Pen Blanks - Step 4 of My Pen Making
Turning the blanks on the lathe is always fun part of the project. It is a time to bring out the beauty of the timber or acrylic or add small embellishments to make the pens unique.
02/06/2020 11:14 AM
Preparing the Blanks - Step 3 in My Pen Making
Preparing the blanks for turning pens is a boring task, but one which must be correct. it takes time but the end result is always worth the effort.
02/06/2020 11:14 AM
Selecting the Blank - Step 2 in My Pen Making
There are many options in selecting blanks. Virtually any timber can be used for pen making and the colors available in resins is infinite. hence, selecting the right blank for the right pen type is important.
02/06/2020 10:45 AM
Selecting the Pen Type - Step 1 in My Pen Making
There are literally, hundreds of pen types available for pen makers today. Selecting the pen type at the start is important so that the right kits and tools can be used.
02/06/2020 10:45 AM
Handcrafted Wooden Pens - Lessons Learned
There are as many ways to making wooden pens as there are makers. Here, you will find an explanation of how I carry on the task of handcrafting wooden pens.
11/13/2019 03:46 PM
Various Types of Model Kits
Do you like assembling model kits? Manufacturers make assorted model styles from paper, wood, plastics, and metal. We may design models with our personal creativity and imagination. Another option is to buy retail kits that need assembly.
11/01/2019 01:03 PM
Types of Model Train Tables
The model train needs a strong and sturdy surface to allow tracks to accommodate stationary and moving trains. The surface needs to be level, smooth, and support the weight of a train with its decorator items. The decorator items include buildings. Light poles, scenery, miniature people, people, animals, and other accessories.
10/29/2019 01:20 PM
How to Use Seashells in Your Craft Projects
Why do people use shells in craft projects? Because the finished products will be memorable, unique, original, and different. There are no limits to using shells for any personal, household, or outdoor project. Anyone can make seashell arts and crafts.
09/16/2019 09:25 AM
Halloween Costumes - Recycle Ideas for Adults
If you are a very busy person you may wish to recycle last year's Halloween costume for a new look or to save time. It is not difficult to do so. Here are some suggestions to get you thinking about how to redesign the costume.
07/23/2019 05:35 PM
3D Puzzles for Mental and Physical Fitness
Are you a mentally active person? Do you like to solve puzzles but at the same time perform physical movements? 3D puzzles may be the answer for you. These types of puzzles will be beneficial for both mental and physical fitness.
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Paint by Number Frequently Asked Questions
A Quick Answer to the most frequently asked questions about paint by numbers. We strive to provide the best information for the PBN community.
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Quilting Is a Hobby for Everyone
Quilting is very much like working on a picture puzzle. Each square, triangle, circle, or strip is sewn together using a pattern guide which repeats itself until the project is completed. Hand quilting, machine quilting, or a combination of both may be used.
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Paper Mache, DIY
Paper mache is an inexpensive hobby as any paper is readily available and can be recycled to make any art and crafts projects. Children and adults can participate in this hobby depending on the simplicity or complexity of the project.
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Treasure Hunting - Playing Hide & Seek With Gold - Part 2
"Gold is where you find it." - Unknown OK... that may be true, but that does little to give us clues as to where gold actually is hiding. In part 1 we talked about water, and how water can concentrate gold into "pockets," and how we can identify the probable location of some of those pockets by imagining where flood stage water would be fast, and where that water would slow down. These are not the only places gold can hide, though. Here are a few other tidbits of gold lore. Once again, I'm going to concentrate on gold that is in waterways and river beds.
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Thinking of a New Hobby? Consider Collecting Stamps of India
"Hobby" can be termed as an interesting activity that you indulge in, to occupy your mind in your free time. A question you should ask yourself is whether your hobby is beneficial in any way.
07/17/2018 02:46 PM
Treasure Hunting - Playing Hide & Seek With Gold Part 1
Finding gold is not a matter of chance. Finding gold is a matter of understanding some physical properties of gold and how it interacts with its environment. In essence, it's playing Hide & Seek... with gold.
07/15/2018 10:35 AM
Making Doll Clothes As A Hobby
Have you been making doll dresses for your children as well as others? If you enjoy making these tiny garments then you have discovered a delightful hobby. On the other hand, if you have been looking for a hobby to challenge your creativity and sewing skills look no further.
06/22/2018 10:21 AM
Master the Skills of Cardboard Art and Be Successful
What is a Cardboard? Cardboard is a general term for heavy duty paper-based products that have a great thickness, durability, strength and some other attributes of a paper, i.e., fold-ability, rigidity and the impact of resistance. It is also sometimes called corrugated paper.
06/06/2018 08:12 AM
Model Building As A Hobby
Are you considering model building? Model building is a hobby which can be done by anyone. There are two choices. You may wish to create and design a model or you may choose to purchase a model building kit of your interest. It is a hobby which can be everlasting.
06/03/2018 06:46 PM
Wearing Beaded Flowers
Bead flowers can be a part of your everyday jewelry, as well as being an important accessory on some very special days. For everyday accessorizing, use them as hair decorations. A sweet headband of beaded flowers in a little girl's favorite color will be treasured for years. If the little lady you have in mind favors hair combs or clips instead of a headband, you can accommodate her easily by adding a flower to a comb or clip.
05/16/2018 02:21 PM
How Much Are My Autographs Worth?
A guide to enable you to get a better idea of how autographs and signed photos are valued. What affects the value of a signature or a signed photo?
05/01/2018 08:47 AM
3 Proven Ways To Display Your Lego Minifigures
Lego minifgures have added an entirely new dimension to Lego play. And thanks to the introduction of individual minifigure packs, they have become the most popular way to collect Lego. This article shows you creative ways to display them at home.
04/29/2018 06:30 PM
From Flax to String
Have you ever wondered where that ball of string came from? With many uses, textiles are something we use every day...
04/29/2018 06:30 PM
Uses For String
Not just for tying things together anymore, string has hundreds of uses. And by string I mean twine, jute, cord, cotton, and the list goes on.
04/29/2018 06:29 PM
Crafting With String
Sting is a versatile product that has many uses. How many things can you make with string?
04/27/2018 08:22 AM
The Growing Model Car Industry
In recent years, it appears as though die cast cars have grown wildly in popularity. Although model cars might seem to be the type of product that many would consider a toy, that is far from the truth. Companies like classic carlectables have a large base of older fans.
04/26/2018 09:05 AM
How To Create Lego Displays That Get Noticed
If you enjoy building Lego then you need to read this article. It provides you with several creative ideas on how to display Lego sets that match your home decor.
04/19/2018 11:03 AM
Treasure Hunting & Hobby Symbiosis
Treasure Hunting is a recreation that is incredibly fulfilling as a hobby. But, that doesn't mean it has to be your ONLY hobby. Treasure hunting (metal detecting, gold prospecting, ghost town hunting, and rock hounding) can be integrated into several different hobbies and recreations, including hiking, camping, climbing, climbing, hunting, fishing, photography, generalized exploring, and... ham radio?
03/09/2018 10:22 AM
The Best Rubber Stamping Projects
I am excited to present ways to add your personal touch to your projects with rubber stamps. Rubber stamps make it easy to enhance all of your gifts, cards, envelopes, tags and more.
03/07/2018 10:02 AM
Let's Talk Metal Detector Accessories
Metal detecting can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, connect with history, and even get some much needed solitude. But, like any other activity, having the right equipment can make all the difference between tolerance and true enjoyment. Here, I go over some of the accessories you can get for your metal detector to increase the fun and productivity of the hobby.
03/07/2018 08:17 AM
Buying an Affordable Sewing Machine for Crafting
If you are new to the craft of sewing and want to purchase a sewing machine here is a little help in getting started. Research is worthwhile because it will familiarize you with lots of new terms in the world of sewing and thereby shorten the learning curve.
03/02/2018 04:32 PM
What's the Best Metal Detector?
Metal detectors, like just about any consumer item, comes in a huge variety of sizes, capabilities, colors, and especially... price. But, which is the best? One thing is for sure. High cost does not necessarily translate into high performance. It depends more on you and what you're going for.
03/02/2018 09:39 AM
Treasure Hunting - Where to Begin
Treasure hunting is fun... plain and simple. It's fun if it's a hobby. It's fun if it's a recreation. It's fun if it's a vocation. But, a lot of people just don't know how to get started. Whether you're wanting to get into Treasure Hunting for yourself or as a family activity, starting is not as difficult as you might think.
02/16/2018 03:36 PM
7 Tips to Boost Sales at Craft Shows
Have you ever thought about selling your handmade crafts at local craft fairs? It's a great way to make money sharing the craft creations you love to create. But when you invest money in a booth it's important to make the most of your time and effort at the show.
02/06/2018 11:11 AM
Spread Your Love With Handmade Valentine Cards and Crochet Decorations
What's better than to receive a loving card on Valentine's Day, handmade by a loved one? Homemade cards and crochet decorations are personal and unique, and they are definitely not mass-produced. Often it can be hard to come up with a great idea, but there are many ways to find inspiration that will help you get started.
01/18/2018 04:32 PM
Stained Glass - Project Ideas
The art and craft of stained glass has been with us for over a thousand years. Mediums include working with glass, plastic, and paper. There are kits or we can be creative and design and paint our personal preferences. This art and craft hobby can be done by men, women, and children of all ages.
12/26/2017 11:28 AM
5 Reasons to Have Handspun Yarn in Your Stash
A quick introduction into the world of handspun yarn and why you should try it. This article discusses five reasons why handspun yarn should be a part of your stash!
12/18/2017 03:56 PM
What to Expect From a 3D Pen
A 3D pen is much like an ordinary pen, but a lot bulkier and uses plastic instead of ink or lead. The 3D pen is built with special heating technology that creates enough heat to turn the plastic into a liquid material.
11/27/2017 03:34 PM
Where to Find the Best Wool Shops
These days there are many things to take up your leisure time and so people do not learn to knit like they used to. However, there are still many diehard fans of knitting, but these craftspeople cannot always find the supplies that they need. Some major retailers do carry generic wool but if you want something a little different - and what knitter doesn't - then you need to go to a specialist wool shop.
11/24/2017 09:34 AM
Budget Allowance For Hobbies
Should you budget for a hobby? Your income level and your heart's pursuit have much to do with your choice of hobbies or interests. Learn which hobbies are best for your level of income.


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