• 20+ Crafts That Can Use Recycled Items

    20+ Crafts That Can Use Recycled Items Here’s a bunch of crafty projects you can make using items you might normally toss (plastic milk jugs, ripped sheets, tin cans and more). You’ll also find a bunch of ideas for repurposing old shower curtains at the bottom of…

  • Make Your Own Bubbles: {8 Recipes & DIY Wand Tips}

    Make Your Own Bubbles: {8 Recipes & DIY Wand Tips} You can buy pre-made bubble solutions for cheap, but making your own homemade mix is not only just as inexpensive, you’ll never have to try and stretch a small bottle throughout the day again…make buckets of it yourself for a…

  • DIY Home Office Supplies & Accessories

    DIY Home Office Supplies & Accessories Here’s a mix of projects to make for your home office, you’ll find basic supplies (several made with repurposed items), organizers, decorative desk items and even a couple furniture ideas. I’ve organized the mouse pads in their own section and…

  • DIY Shoe Makeovers: {Both Casual & Glam}

    DIY Shoe Makeovers: {Both Casual & Glam} If you have a favorite pair of shoes that are comfy to wear but have gotten a little scuffed and tired, here are several different ways you can bring them back to life. Try covering them with pretty fabric, re-dyeing,…

  • Matryoshka: Crafty Russian Dolls To Make

    Matryoshka: Crafty Russian Dolls To Make These sweet Russian dolls are loved by many and the crafting community has come up with some really sweet projects for them. Many of these have been featured previously on Tipnut but I thought it was time to put a…

  • Free Chore Charts You Can Craft Or Print

    Free Chore Charts You Can Craft Or Print Help children both young and old stay on track with their chores by implementing an easy system that will help them remember to do what needs doing. Most of these are free printables but there are a few crafty projects…

  • Fall Decor Crafts Made With Acorns: Tips & Tutorials

    Fall Decor Crafts Made With Acorns: Tips & Tutorials If you have access to an abundance of free acorns, lucky you! They can be used in a variety of ways and turn out lovely pieces for both Fall and Winter decorations. Here are a few different crafts you can…

  • Getting Started With Candle Making: Instructions & Guide

    Getting Started With Candle Making: Instructions & Guide Whether you’re interested in making your own candles or crafting with ready-made ones, this is the project set for you! In the first section you’ll find nearly 20 different ideas for crafting with them (some working with melted wax, others…

  • Pretty Vases & Creative Fillers

    Pretty Vases & Creative Fillers Here are several different ideas for making lovely vases using jars, empty cans, inexpensive glass vases and other crafty materials. I also included a few filler ideas (that work with baskets too), they’re a cheap and easy way to add…

  • Salt Dough Recipes, Ornaments & Crafts

    Salt Dough Recipes, Ornaments & Crafts For hundreds of years salt dough has been used to make crafty ornaments and decorations since it’s relatively inexpensive, uses common household ingredients and the finished items can last for years. The dough is typically made with a basic mix…

  • Make Your Own Earrings: {Free Craft Projects & Tutorials}

    Make Your Own Earrings: {Free Craft Projects & Tutorials} Last week I published a collection of bracelet and necklace tutorials, here’s the latest addition highlight ideas for making your own jewelry…earrings! You’ll find a dozen free tutorials using a variety of crafting techniques and materials. If you’re looking for…

  • 40+ Crafty Bracelets & Bangles

    40+ Crafty Bracelets & Bangles Here are over three dozen different ways you can make bracelets using all kinds of crafty materials and supplies (such as scraps of fabric, leather, decorative trim, beads, repurposed items). Various methods are used (all with free tutorials and instructions)…

  • 25+ Ways To Make A Necklace

    25+ Ways To Make A Necklace Something pretty, something fun…both styles are found in this collection of necklaces that you can make with assorted materials (beads, fabric, leather and other crafty items). There are some pretty impressive pieces in this bunch along with a few casual…

  • 20+ Creative Pine Cone Crafts: {Free Project Ideas}

    20+ Creative Pine Cone Crafts: {Free Project Ideas} Consider gathering pine cones in the Fall when they’re free for the picking since there are so many lovely things you can make with them. Here are over 20 different project ideas for some inspiration. I also moved the firestarters…

  • Wine Charms & Accessories To Make: {Free Tutorials}

    Wine Charms & Accessories To Make: {Free Tutorials} Here’s a nice collection of bags, cozies & totes to make for carrying and presenting bottles of wine (they’d make great hostess gifts too). A few are quite elegant while others are more casual…some sewing is required but there are…

  • 4th of July Decorations & Crafty Ideas: {Freebies & Tutorials}

    4th of July Decorations & Crafty Ideas: {Freebies & Tutorials} Here are plenty of free tutorials and printables for making party decorations, favors and other goodies that will help make your July 4th festivities spectacular. If you’re looking for food ideas, I have a separate collection on this page (red,…

  • Crafty & Clever Picnic Blankets & Accessories To Make

    Crafty & Clever Picnic Blankets & Accessories To Make Summer is finally here and that means picnics, potlucks and family gatherings. Here are assorted projects that are not only lovely, many are quite clever and useful too! The first section lists gear and accessories that are useful for presenting,…

  • 40+ Gift Ideas For Teacher: {Free Crafts & Printables}

    40+ Gift Ideas For Teacher: {Free Crafts & Printables} Looking for some inspiration to make a homemade gift for your child’s teacher? Here are dozens of different crafts to make and give that are not only nice to receive, several are quite useful too! If you’re crunched for time,…

  • 30+ Crafty Hair Clips, Bows & Accessories

    30+ Crafty Hair Clips, Bows & Accessories Looking for crafty ideas for making assorted hair accessories? You’ve hit the jackpot with this list! Here are dozens of different clips, barrettes, bows and ponytail holders to make using a variety of materials and techniques, many are suitable for…

  • 50+ Cute & Crafty Headbands To Make

    50+ Cute & Crafty Headbands To Make Here’s a fun list of crafty ideas for making headbands with plenty of different fabrics, materials and techniques found in this collection…some sewn, some knit, some crochet while others just require a glue gun, crafty bits and a metal or…

  • Crafting With Teacups: {Projects & Ideas}

    Crafting With Teacups: {Projects & Ideas} Chances are you have a few mismatched teacups tucked away in a cupboard or you come across some lovely pieces on sale at yard sales and auctions (for cheap!). What to do with them? Here are a bunch of lovely…

  • Homemade Gift Ideas For Dad (That He’ll Actually Use)

    Homemade Gift Ideas For Dad (That He’ll Actually Use) If you’re looking for crafty projects and DIY ideas that are not only gift-worthy for Father’s Day but also useful…this is the list for you! Here’s a collection of free tutorials and projects that will be appreciated and used by…

  • Bookbinding Glue, Clippings Preservative & More

    Bookbinding Glue, Clippings Preservative & More Here’s a handy sheet of assorted recipes that can come in handy for crafts, book repair and preserving newspaper clippings. They were all originally published on their own page here on Tipnut but I thought it would be nicer to…

  • 15+ Things To Make With Old T-Shirts: {Crafty Repurposing}

    15+ Things To Make With Old T-Shirts: {Crafty Repurposing} Pretty much everyone has a stack of worn, comfy t-shirts tucked away in the closet and since they are pretty cheap, the stack grows fast. We wear these oldies when doing work around the yard, cleaning our homes and other…

  • 20+ Business Card Cases & Holders To Make

    20+ Business Card Cases & Holders To Make Here’s a nice assortment of business card holders, many are sewn using scraps of pretty fabric or felt but there are some paper projects, a crochet pattern and a few other crafty materials too. Lots to choose from in this…

  • 30+ Things To Make With Old Sweaters

    30+ Things To Make With Old Sweaters We made it through another winter and now that Spring is here, it’s time to go through our closets and pack up the sweaters until next season. If you have a few that are too worn or no longer fit,…

  • Seashell Project Ideas For House & Home

    Seashell Project Ideas For House & Home Whether you live near the ocean or not, seashell crafts are something everyone can enjoy. If shell hunting along a nearby beach isn’t an option, you should be able to pick up bags of them at the local craft shop,…

  • Scissor Pouches, Cases & Fobs: {A Great Mix}

    Scissor Pouches, Cases & Fobs: {A Great Mix} Keep your embroidery scissors protected and at your fingertips with these sweet little pouches and fobs, they make lovely gifts for your favorite crafter too. There’s a nice range of designs including beaded, quilted and cross stitched. I’ve also added…

  • 40+ Charming Fabric Flowers To Make

    40+ Charming Fabric Flowers To Make Want to learn how to make fabric flowers or looking for some crafty inspiration? Here are over two dozen patterns and tutorials with some even sharing free templates to download. There are dozens and dozens of tutorial freebies on the…

  • Tissue Box Covers & Pouch Cozies: {Free Patterns}

    Tissue Box Covers & Pouch Cozies: {Free Patterns} Here’s a nice mix of crafty projects for tissue boxes and pouches, most are sewn but there are a few other crafty techniques offered too. I’ve organized them into two separate groups for easier browsing, enjoy! Reversible: Fits standard size…

  • 45+ St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Food, Crafts & Printables

    45+ St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Food, Crafts & Printables Looking for a bit of crafty Irish fun? Here are my top picks for free goodies that help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve separated them into three groups: Recipes, Printables and Crafts. There’s a nice mix of freebies for both…

  • Pets Love Crafts Too! Here’s A Few To Get You Started

    Pets Love Crafts Too! Here’s A Few To Get You Started Here are a bunch of toys and accessories to make for your furry friends, most are for dogs and cats but I do have a couple projects for fish and birds. Some have been previously featured and moved here for…

  • 50+ Crafty & Clever Projects For Your Kitchen

    50+ Crafty & Clever Projects For Your Kitchen Here are lots of crafty goodies and gadgets you can make for your kitchen, many are useful for organizing while others can be made to make things a little more pretty. Enjoy! Retro Kitchen Shadow Box: What a charming retro…

  • 40+ Tips & Techniques For Crafters

    40+ Tips & Techniques For Crafters Ready to pick up a new technique or two for your crafty bag of tricks? Here’s a bunch of tips and tutorials for various crafts and creative endeavors like knitting, sewing, crochet and lots more. There’s a little bit of…

  • 30+ Decorative Votive Holders

    30+ Decorative Votive Holders Here’s a nice assortment of crafty tutorials for making decorative glass votives, you’ll find plenty of creative ideas in this collection using a variety of materials (such as paper, lace, cinnamon sticks even an artichoke). Enjoy! Cut Paper: Cut pattern…

  • 30+ Nifty Gadget Goodies To Make

    30+ Nifty Gadget Goodies To Make Here’s quite a hodge-podge of tutorials and projects for various tech gadgets and accessories. Keep in mind that most of these can be made for gadgets other than those specified with minimal adjustment and that new models sometimes have different…

  • Crafty Ways To Cover A Book: {How-To}

    Crafty Ways To Cover A Book: {How-To} Here are a variety of ways you can make notebooks, paperbacks and books of all kinds a little more special. Some are permanent, decorative options while others are slipcovers or wraps that can be reused over and over. Many involve…

  • 20+ Crafty Keychains To Make: {Free Tutorials}

    20+ Crafty Keychains To Make: {Free Tutorials} Here’s a big bunch of ideas for making keychains featuring a nice mix of materials and techniques (fabric, leather, beads, twine, etc.). These make great little homemade gifts, should be something for everyone in this lot! Wristlet Fob: Easy! Attach…

  • 20+ Wire Jewelry Making Ideas

    20+ Wire Jewelry Making Ideas Here’s a nice mix of jewelry making tutorials using wire, beads, seaglass and gemstones. A little bit of everything in this bunch, I’ll be adding more to this project sheet as I find them. Don’t miss the resources I added…

  • 30+ Crafty Drink Coasters To Make

    30+ Crafty Drink Coasters To Make Here’s a packed bunch of gift-worthy coasters to make. You’ll find a nice mix of techniques and materials with some using ceramic tiles, decorative paper, cork, felt, some painted, sewn and/or quilted, fabric covered CDs, beads and more. A little…

  • Recycling Old Towels: {Crafty Ideas & Projects}

    Recycling Old Towels: {Crafty Ideas & Projects} Have a bunch of old towels that still have life in them and can be used for something crafty? Here are several tutorials and ideas to get you started, plus the original list of ideas first published on Tipnut is…

  • 19 Ways To Make Ribbon Flowers: {How-To}

    19 Ways To Make Ribbon Flowers: {How-To} Pretty ribbon flowers can be used to embellish all kinds of things such as tote bags, headbands, hair clips, shirts, brooches, scrapbooks and albums, gift toppers, etc. They can be made from assorted trims like organza, velvet, satin, grosgrain, pleated…you…

  • 20+ Ways To Make A Plastic Bag Holder: {Patterns & DIY}

    20+ Ways To Make A Plastic Bag Holder: {Patterns & DIY} Here’s a mixed bunch of patterns and tutorials for making grocery bag holders. There are several designs for sewing, a few for knit and crochet plus I also tucked in some clever DIY ideas turning ordinary household items into dispensers.…

  • 25+ Free & Crafty Placemat Patterns: {Sew & No-Sew}

    25+ Free & Crafty Placemat Patterns: {Sew & No-Sew} Here’s a great bunch of placemat tutorials and patterns that you can make to protect the kitchen table, most are for sewing but there’s a nice selection of no-sew versions as well. Everything’s in this bunch, easy to wipe laminated…

  • Inspiration & Help: Ultimate Sewing & Craft Rooms

    Inspiration & Help: Ultimate Sewing & Craft Rooms I’ve moved some previously featured projects to this page as well as added a few new goodies. Many of these ideas for organizing craft & sewing supplies (and the rooms that contain them) are quite clever and make the most…

  • How To Fold Washcloth Roses, Cupcakes & Bunnies

    How To Fold Washcloth Roses, Cupcakes & Bunnies These washcloth crafts are a lovely, creative way to present gifts for both baby and bridal showers. I included a couple different tutorials for each project and will be adding more ideas here as I find them (so you may…

  • 20+ Crafty Rugs & Mats To Make

    20+ Crafty Rugs & Mats To Make Here’s a fun mix of mats and rugs you can make for your kitchen, bathroom and anywhere else you like…some are even nice and plushy for tender tootsies! You’ll find patterns and tutorials for knitting, crochet and sewing so something…

  • 50+ Ways To Make Your Own Bookmarks

    50+ Ways To Make Your Own Bookmarks If there’s one page full of creative and gift-worthy bookmarks to keep on hand, this is the one! All kinds of free printables and crafty ways to make them yourself to keep or give as a gift. Fabric: Use pretty…

  • 40+ Crafty Things To Make For Children

    40+ Crafty Things To Make For Children Here’s a packed list of free tutorials and patterns geared for the kids, many would make a great homemade gifts. Then I have listed several DIY projects that kiddos will love along with a few tips and ideas. You’ll find…

  • 30+ Beauty(ful) Craft Gifts For Her

    30+ Beauty(ful) Craft Gifts For Her Here’s a bunch of beauty related craft projects that are great homemade gift ideas, mainly knitting, sewing and crochet but there’s a handful of DIY projects too. Many of these have been featured previously on Tipnut and have been moved…

  • How To Make Cookie Cutters + More

    How To Make Cookie Cutters + More Here are a few vintage cookie cutter shapes to print out for the holidays and a fun poinsettia cookie design how-to. Then I’ve listed a bunch of resources listing instructions for making your own cookie cutters as well as a…

  • DIY Wrap Up: 90+ Tags, Toppers & Wraps {Freebies}

    DIY Wrap Up: 90+ Tags, Toppers & Wraps {Freebies} Everything you need for wrapping and presenting gifts with a little homemade flair is on this list. Enjoy! Update: All these and more are now listed on Tipnut’s Crafty Christmas in the Free Gift Tags, Wraps & Templates section… Tags/Printables…

  • 40+ Gadgets & Goodies To Make For Crafters

    40+ Gadgets & Goodies To Make For Crafters Many of these will make great gifts for your favorite crafter…and for yourself too ;). Plenty of new goodies in this collection along with previous Tipnut features moved here to one handy page. Have fun! Pretty Sewing Tray: A tray…

  • 15 Nifty Trivets To Make

    15 Nifty Trivets To Make Trivets are used to protect counter tops and table surfaces from being damaged by hot items resting on them (teapots, casseroles, etc.)…they can also help the container or dish hold some of the heat so the food and liquid items…

  • DIY Soap Making Notes From Beginner To Advanced

    DIY Soap Making Notes From Beginner To Advanced These are lovely gifts and the great thing about them is that various fragrances and ingredients can be mixed and matched to get exactly what you want. This big list of tutorials and recipes has everything from using grated bars…

  • Crafty Coat Hanger Covers: {Free Patterns & Tutorials}

    Crafty Coat Hanger Covers: {Free Patterns & Tutorials} Here’s an assorted bunch of ideas for decorating coat hangers (these make great homemade gifts). You’ll find ideas for covering both wooden and wire varieties with some sewn, some padded, some crocheted and other crafty methods used. I’ve also tucked…

  • How To Dry Flowers: A Collection of Tips

    How To Dry Flowers: A Collection of Tips Making potpourri is a great way to enjoy flowers from your garden year round but you need to dry them first, here are several ways you can do that. You’ll also find several tips added to the bottom of the…

  • Nifty Meal Planners To Make (or Print)

    Nifty Meal Planners To Make (or Print) Printable: A fun weekly planner (blank) that you can print and use as a meal planner. Each day of the week has its own pot or pan with enough white space to write in the day’s meal. Tip: frame this…

  • Homemade Potpourri 101: {How-To}

    Homemade Potpourri 101: {How-To} There are three components of potpourri: Fixative: These do the best job of absorbing the different fragrances so things keep smelling nice for a longer period of time. Fixatives are things like oak moss and orris root. Fragrance: Essential oils,…

  • Needle Pointers: Quick Tips For Crafters

    Needle Pointers: Quick Tips For Crafters Here are a few quick tips I’ve collected from vintage magazines and articles dating from the 1950s: Powder your hands lightly with corn starch before taking up your tatting or crocheting, if the work is white. It relieves the annoyance…

  • Homemade Reed Diffusers: How-To & Tips

    Homemade Reed Diffusers: How-To & Tips Reed diffusers are decorative air fresheners for the home that work with scented oils and reeds. The oil travels up the reeds to release their fragrance into the air around them. No need to use aerosol sprays, light candles or…

  • Gifts From The Kitchen Guide: Tags, Labels, Tips & Ideas

    Gifts From The Kitchen Guide: Tags, Labels, Tips & Ideas You’ll find plenty of freebies and tips on this page for giving gifts of baking and food (along with other handmade goodies): Free tags & labels to print (many suitable for year round occasions, others are specific to Christmas), tips…

  • 40+ Scented Sachets To Make

    40+ Scented Sachets To Make Here’s a nice collection featuring many different types of scented sachets you can make that I’ve collected from around the ‘net. These make great stocking stuffers and gifts throughout the year for both young and old, something here to suit…

  • Handy Storage Gear Items To Make For The Home

    Handy Storage Gear Items To Make For The Home Here’s a nice collection of free patterns and tutorials for making organizers and storage solutions for the home. Some have been moved here from previous features but there’s a bunch of new stuff too, enjoy! Cereal Box Storage Bins: This…

  • Putting Old Biscuit Tins To Good Use

    Putting Old Biscuit Tins To Good Use It seems this time of year I’m swimming in biscuit tins, but I’m not complaining since they’re such great storage tools! Plus the crafts you can make with them are gorgeous and not that difficult to manage–you can go as…

  • How To Prepare & Preserve Pine Cones

    How To Prepare & Preserve Pine Cones Gathering your own pine cones is a great way to save some money on Christmas crafts, plus gives you a little exercise and fresh air while out collecting them. If you’d like to gather your own pine cones to use…

  • Learn How To Put Together A Fantastic Gift Basket

    Learn How To Put Together A Fantastic Gift Basket Have you always wanted to learn how to make beautiful homemade gift baskets or have a large running list of basket themes and gift ideas at your disposal? Then this is the ultimate How To guide for you! This tip…

  • Projects & Tips For Traveling: {Cases, Organizers & More}

    Projects & Tips For Traveling: {Cases, Organizers & More} Here’s a bunch of assorted accessories and organizers you can whip up for traveling, I’ve also included a handful of Good-To-Know tips at the bottom. Leather Passport Holder: Made with a square foot of tanned leather and waxed linen thread,…

  • Rose & Lavender Water: Luxurious Elixirs!

    Rose & Lavender Water: Luxurious Elixirs! Rose water can be used in cooking as well as a rich beauty aid. Try some as a facial toner or astringent, in the bath or as a facial splash (refresher). Notes on Preparation: Flowers must be freshly picked and…

  • 10 Homemade Playdough & 5 Fingerpaint Recipes

    10 Homemade Playdough & 5 Fingerpaint Recipes Keeping the kiddos busy and entertained for hours, homemade playdough is easy to make and the best part is, no fancy-pants ingredients required! Here’s a collection of recipes that you can try, there’s a little bit of everything here from…