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Your little one will look precious in this tasty, originally made cupcake, complete with cherry on top.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

For complete how-to-instructions on this craft project , come see us at Woman’s Day.

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.

Click here for template to make this incredibly cute Easter Egg Craft .

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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:


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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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 .

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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Craft Project: Decorative Pencil Holders

Posted by Erika on Feb 24, 2010 in Kid's Craft , Paper Craft Project , fun craft

Try this fun craft project and convert a basic tin cans into a great pencil holder.

Skill Level: Beginner

Corral pens, pencils and scissors into cute, yet functional holders by following the directions below. This project is easy enough for the kids , too!

Materials you will need for this paper craft:

Tin can; sandpaper; tape measure; pencil; printed paper, such as gift wrap or an enlargement of a color photograph; scissors; spray adhesive

NOTE: A recycled can is perfect for this project. Sand the upper edge first!

Directions for this kids craft project

1. Rinse and dry an empty tin food can. Sand the upper edge to smooth interior surface.
2. Measure cup circumference; add 1?2 inch. Measure cup height. Measure, mark and cut a piece of printed paper to these measurements.
3. Spray adhesive on wrong side of paper, then smooth onto sides of cup, working from center out to eliminate air bubbles.

For more on this decorative and useful Pencil Holder Craft Project , visit us at Woman’s Day.

Pencil Holder

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Spring Greetings-Craft Idea

We have great spring craft ideas for your kids and other family fun craft ideas for the Spring Season at Woman’s Day. Show Mom how much you love her with a pot of flowers she won’t have to water.


Light-color construction paper
Card stock
Craft knife
Green and assorted colors construction paper
Glue stick
Fine-point permanent marker


1. Fold sheet of construction paper in half to make a card.

2. Cut flowerpot shape from card stock and glue edges (except top) to front of card.

3. Cut stems from green construction paper and petals from assorted colored papers.

4. Glue stems to flowers and, when dry, write notes to Mom on each stem.

5. Put flowers in case to complete this Spring Craft Project .

Spring Craft

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Innovative and Creative Crafts

Decorating with dishes is one of a designer’s best secrets for using ceramic crafts. It’s easy, stylish, fun—and even free, if you raid the cupboard for a stack of your favorites.  For added creativity check out flea markets or garage sales where you can pick up odds and ends for just a few pennies. Design anything that comes to mind from line plates on a chair rail, filling teacups on saucers with flowers or arrange colorful shards into an artful mosaic and make up your own creative and innovative ceramic craft ideas.

Ceramic Crafts

You can fill a bare wall with just about anything. For an alternative to art, hang decorative plates where your guests can view them. For a good visual effect, arrange in the center at eye level where it’s easy to view.

For more clever ideas on decorating with , click here.

Also visit these websites:

  • Kitchen Design Software – 3D kitchen design software can bring your kitchen to life. Do you know what kind you should be using to make your kitchen sing?
  • Kitchen Design Software – The future is now with autokitchen, the 3D kitchen design software by Microcad Software. Powered by the AutoCAD® OEM 2008 engine, autokitchen brings your kitchen designs to life.
  • Slim Artificial Christmas Trees – Festive Lights Ltd are leading providers of artificial christmas trees and have a huge range available in various colours and sizes – easy-to-assemble and good value for money!

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Decorative Throw Pillows

Learn how to make this craft project, decorative throw pillows. These fashionable accessories are full of vibrant colors giving a boost of energy to your home decor. Consider adding finishing touches to your bedroom with this DIY craft project.

Throw Pillows

For your materials, you will need yellow cotton or linen pillow shams in whatever size fits your needs; lightweight cardboard 1” smaller than the size of your sham; adhesive packaging dots (about 3” across); scissors; ½” painter’s tape; foam paintbrush; Plain FolkArt acrylic pain in White; pillow form to fit sham.

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Holidays Decorating Projects for Kids

Posted by Erika on Nov 12, 2009 in Crafts , Family Crafts , holiday crafts

Personalized Touch

Have your guests feel a little special this Thanksgiving with these homemade decorations made by kids.

Art-Paper Place Mat

Add a homemade holiday touch to your spread with these table sheets.

Keep holiday planning easy with these great DIY craft projects .

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