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Knitting Project: Cupcake Hat

Your little one will look precious in this tasty, originally made cupcake, complete with cherry on top. Decorate it with classic strawberry flavored pink frosting; however you can choose any color you want. Or for to be different, top it with sprinkles made from tiny beads or sequins. It’s also easy to make colorful chocolate beans by knitting a few bobbles and using small scraps of yarn.

You Will Need:

Pair of size 3 (3.25 mm) needles
Pair of size 6 (4 mm) needles
1 (1: 1) 2 oz (50 g) ball light worsted knitting yarn in color A (white)
1 (1: 1) 2 oz (50 g) ball light worsted knitting yarn in color B (blue)
1 (1: 1) 2 oz (50 g) ball light worsted knitting yarn in color C (brown)
1 (1: 1) 2 oz (50 g) ball light worsted knitting yarn in color D (pink)
Oddment of light worsted knitting yarn in color E (red)
Tape measure
Stitch holder
Bodkin

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Knitting Project

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Easter egg Craft

Materials Needed:

Large or medium raw egg (off-white or brown if available)
White glue
Scraps of yellow sweatshirt or fleece fabric, orange felt and fiberfill stuffing
14″ of 1/4″-wide ribbon
6 yellow marabou feathers
Low-temp glue gun
1 1/2″ square of 1/4″ plywood or heavy cardboard for base
Acrylic paints: blue, pink, aqua, black and purple
1/2″ flat and #4 round brushes
Two 5 mm movable eyes

Cut and break egg gently in half. Wash and dry. Coat inside with water-thinned white glue; let dry. Snap off shell edges if too uneven or if top half is too large.

Trace chick half-pattern, printed over text. Adding 1/4″ seam allowance, cut 2 chicks from yellow fabric. With right sides together, stitch edges, leaving bottom open. Clip curves. Turn right side out. Stuff. Sew or glue closed. Tie bow around neck.

Cut felt beak. Fold diagonally; clip, press or glue to hold crease; glue to face as per pattern. From underside, poke small hole in center of top half of egg. Glue feather into hole and shell to head. Glue feathers into lower shell showing at edges; add chick. Hot-glue egg to base.

Paint base purple. With tip of small brush, paint black line in center of mouth fold and colored dots on shell. Glue eyes on.

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DIY Sewing or Craft Area

As a crafter will tell you, it can be difficult to keep track of all the little bits from current or past projects. That’s why we love this do-it-yourself craft and sewing station. It creates a space where everything can be stored for easy access later.

This is a begginer’s level DIY Craft Project:

Materials

Wooden crate (about 12 to 14 inches long); metal yardstick; pencil; drill with 3?8-inch bit; sandpaper; 1?4-inch wooden dowel, cut about 2 inches longer than length of box.

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Eco-Friendly Craft Projects

Craft projects that you and your children will enjoy making while recycling products and going green. Check out ways to salvage old sweaters and scarves and make creative crafts.

Room Warmers

Be both crafty and earth-friendly with easy-to-make eco-chic projects that rethink old winter woolens and recycle them for new uses throughout your home. With some simple stitches, last year’s scarves become this year’s throw and a stylish coffee cozy. Unused sweaters make a snuggly dog bed and a chair full of pillows. It’s as easy as cleaning out your closet, so pare down and cozy up with any of these handmade knits.

Blanket Coverage

A simple Scarf Throw will give you an extra reason to cuddle up in a favorite chair. Lay five or more scarves side by side and stitch them together, alternating textures for a subtle pattern. Trim the edges, hem and finish with green tassels attached with decorative beads.

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DIY Throw Pillows

Decorative Throw Pocket pillows are as handy as they are comfy: A clever catchall keeps books and glasses within reading reach.

Skill level: Beginner

Materials: Pillow forms in desired sizes; tape measure; chalk marking pencil; knit or crochet sweaters; scissors; sewing machine ; matching thread; pins; hand sewing needle.

Directions for DIY craft project:
1. Measure pillow form and add 1 inch to each measurement.

2. Measure, mark and cut two pieces of sweater material to these measurements for pillow front and back.

3. Optional: Make a pocket by measuring desired size of pocket; add 1 inch to each measurement. Cut contrasting piece of sweater material to these measurements.

4. Sew zigzag stitches close to cut edges of all pieces.

5. Turn under 1/2 inch on each edge of pocket; straight-stitch close to edges to hem pocket.

6. Pin pocket to pillow front; stitch close to sides and lower edge.

7. Pin pillowcase front to back, with right sides facing and raw edges even; stitch edges in 1/2-inch seams, leaving an 8-inch opening along one edge. Turn right side out.

8. Insert pillow form into cover; slip-stitch opening closed.

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Slipcovers have been used for many different purposes. Some of the purposes furniture slip covers have include either to get a few more months out of worn furniture or to help protect new furniture from getting ruined. Some of our readers may practice covering furniture with plastic even though it may be uncomfortable to sit on. Having custom slipcovers made can become a bit costly. Just think, by making a diy slip covers, you would be saving yourself discomfort and a few dollars. Instead of throwing away perfectly good furniture, consider making your own craft slip cover.

Simple slipcovers make furniture fun. Cover an inexpensive cube stool with this diy craft and use it as a portable ottoman, or tag-team two to make a contemporary coffee table .

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials: Purchased ottoman (the one shown here is 18 inches square); yardstick; chalk marking pencil; heavy felt to cover 5 sides of ottoman; scissors; pins; matching or contrasting yarn; tapestry needle.

Directions:
1. Measure top (width and length) and sides (height and width) of ottoman. Cut a piece of felt to each measurement (5 pieces total).

2. Place top piece of felt on ottoman; pin one side piece to edge of top. Using yarn and tapestry needle, make blanket or overcast stitches to join side to top.

3. Attach another side in same manner, then join sides together in same manner, stitching from top to bottom and keeping raw edges even.

4. Continue pinning and stitching sections together to complete cover.

5. Trim lower edges even if needed.

Add some pizazz to basic furniture with this easy slip cover craft project .

Slip Cover Craft

Slip Cover Craft

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Projects: DIY Table Runner

Show your tabletop a little love with this fun felt craft project.

A candy stripe runner is a treat for your table. Enjoy this decorative craft idea with your family.

A candy stripe runner is a treat for your table.

Skill Level: Beginner fun craft

Materials Needed for Table Runner, Home Decorating Project: Tape measure; chalk marking pencil; felt: 1 yard white, ½ yard each of brown, lime green and turquoise; scissors; paper-backed fusible web; iron and ironing board .

Directions:
1. Measure, mark and cut white felt to desired size of runner (ours is 14 inches wide). You may need to piece white felt sections together to get desired length. If so, cover seams with colored stripes as you fuse them on.

2. Using iron, fuse web onto back of each remaining piece of colored felt. Cut into strips slightly longer than runner width and several inches wide. We cut strips freehand for a slightly irregular look.

3. Peel backing off web and arrange stripes on runner; fuse in place.

4. Trim stripe ends even with edge of runner.

Easy Craft Project

Easy Craft Project

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Valentine’s Day Gift Wrapping Craft

Wrap your significant other’s gift in a subdued personalized Valentine’s Wrapping Paper using charming rustic scrapbook paper and raffia ribbon. Position the wrapping paper so that your heart decorations and beautiful ribbons can be seen.

Materials you will need are:

Oatmeal colored recycled wrapping paper

Red and burgundy heart patterned craft or scrap booking paper

Burgundy raffia (Raffia is very easy to use. It is very pliable which allows for fun multi-looped bows with little effort.)

1 Small silver heart button.

Valentine's Wrapping Paper

Follow our easy how-to instructions on how to make your Valentine’s Day Craft .

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DIY Craft: Lamb-Hand Knit Toy Lamb

Posted by Erika on Jan 22, 2010 in craft project , diy craft , fun craft

Create this fun knitted toy lamb. You can find this fun diy craft project at Itty-Bitty Toys: How to Knit Animals, Dolls and Other Playthings for Kids. Every knitter will find joy when making this fun craft both in having and in making it. The yarn used for the body and the curly topknot are perfect for creating that wooly look. Cleverly the legs are made form I-cords stuffed with straws allowing the lamb to stand on its own. The best features are gestures made and mop of hair. Make it for anyone in the family or for your favorite knitter—anyone will love it.

DIY Craft

For material needed and how-to instructions for this knitted toy lamb , click here.

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