Category Archive: Crafts

Jan 31

How To Make A Matchstick Star Wall Art

This step by step tutorial of How To Make A Matchstick Star Wall Art is a great way to help homesteading children create a treasured keepsake.   Reusing those wooden matchsticks that you use to light your wood stove each morning  suddenly becomes a craft supply. How many of you can remember making these as a …

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Jan 24

Make Your Own Black Dye Or Vinegaroon For Leather

       If you work with leather and would like a super cheap way to dye it black check out this tutorial for making vinegaroon. All you need is some vinegar and some steel wool or you could use steel shavings or even some rusty nails. You will need leather that has been vegetable tanned because …

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Jan 12

Make Homemade Ink From Black Walnuts Or Berries

This is a tutorial for making homemade ink out of black walnuts. It would be a great learning project to do with children to show them how folks would have used what they could find in nature to make things that were useful to them. I think its neat that you can take the husks …

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Jan 12

Dog Sweater from Old Sweater Sleeve Project

A quick and easy step by step tutorial of how to make a small dog sweater from an old sweater sleeve do it yourself project. It also explains the concept of how to make a pet sweater for larger dogs by taking into account length and chest width. There has been a great aspect factored …

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Jan 11

How To Make Colored Ice Jewels

This super simple step by step tutorial of how to make colored ice jewels winter snow in another great way to have fun playing in the snow during cold temperatures.   We try to do small things to entertain and boost the imagination level in small children’s minds.   With the popularity of the children’s movie “Frozen”, …

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Jan 05

How To Make Your Own Candle Wicks

I have read many places that when your candle are through you can melt the left over wax from them and make a new candle.I always wondered what you would do for wicks since the candle being done was because you ran out of wick to start with. I know you can buy the wicks …

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