A beloved past time for many, scrap booking is an excellent way to preserve old family photos and memorabilia. But have you considered what else it could be?
Scrap booking, because of it’s unique approach to saving memories can be used to archive the events of a lifetime. Scrap books can wind up in a library’s archive room, creating a chronicle of life as we know it. Did you ever imagine that your beautiful scraps of memory might be collected into a book and saved for hundreds of years? Demonstrating the fabric of a culture’s values and organization,
The time has come when you want to paint, draw or make a craft, but you do not know where to look for the supplies. Whether you need the supplies for yourself or for your children, there are ways to find the best items at inexpensive prices. If you know someone who already makes crafts, then ask them where they purchase their items. The school your child attends might know of somewhere that gives discounts to students. Search your local newspaper for sales on craft supplies.Get more information
How you stock your arts and crafts room partially depends on what kinds of crafts you enjoy making, but there are a lot of essentials that no craft room should be without. To figure out what to stock, just think about what most basic paper craft projects involve, namely: cutting things apart, making them pretty and sticking them to other things.
In order to cut things apart you will need scissors, of course. If you want decorative borders on some projects, then you will also need patterned
Whether you want to make your own jewelry for personal wearing purposes or if you are interested in making jewelry of your own to sell, it is important to plan ahead and to start out slow to get the hang of working with the various tools and supplies necessary to create the looks of jewelry you want to wear or offer to others.
Before you begin working with jewelry and making it on your own, it is important to determine your end goal and the type of jewelry you want to make.Check out
Do you like to paint? Painting can be fun when you a have a home studio to paint in. A home studio can be set up with basic materials to start your art studio. So if you are thinking about setting up a home studio there are some things you will need.
You will need an area with a good work surface. It can be an easel or drafting table, or if you need a bigger space for your canvas,
Photographs speak volumes and everyone has pictures displayed in their home. Learning to take beautiful pictures is not difficult and there are many areas to do research and take lessons. Take a course or attend a local college to get hands on experience. No matter what stage you beging learning photography can be fun and exciting for anyone.
Stop by a local park to observe the scenery and the different colors. This will give you inspiration and show how to blend different elements together to
If you are into design, love pottery, and want to learn to make some of the best pieces using clay, you will find that there are several instructional guides, courses, and technique methods you can find, both online, and by hiring a teacher, or taking a course. When you are in need of lessons, you can find great teachers which can teach you the elements and components of clay making, and how to get the piece looking the way
Most craft stores are more concerned about bank-card-processing and managing inventory than they are about helping you learn a new skill but if you’re lucky enough to have a mom and pop shop still open in your town you’ve got to take advantage. If you find a great small hobby shop, ask the following questions:
What’s Popular?: Odds are, other enthusiasts have also found the store and go to it for one specific reason. Whether it’s
In many regions, Autumn brings cooler weather, glorious colors — and a new interest in what’s going on. Try one of these popular Fall hobbies for a new kick to your schedule.
Orange, red, gold — why not preserve some of fall’s most beautiful colors for later? Enclosing them in contact paper or a wax coating will help preserve their lovely shading.
The sticky days and bugs of summer are past, and your sleeping bag feels wonderful
After a long winter, spring is awaited with anticipation. The weather warms up, trees bud, birds come out, people fall in love and everyone wants to go outdoors. Spring is a great time to start a hobby. Hobbies make you more interesting, and can give life more zing. What are the most popular spring projects?
Planting a Garden – Whether you plant a vegetable garden, flower garden or a hydroponics garden, there is nothing like working in dirt and seeing (or eating) the results of your efforts.
Woodworking – How about building