DIY Craft Ideas For Home

What about making useless things useful? Yes, an old glass bottle can be turned into a beautiful flower vase while you can make a coffee cup an attractive pen stand. Some DIY craft ideas for home really help save your money and also be more poductive.

You don’t need to spend huge on making such objects at home. You just need things you were about to throw away and lot of your imagination.

Simple homemade decorative craft ideas can help you finish your kids’ school projects and they can get good grades with complete ease.

There are many people who are masters in making beautiful art-effect objects with simple things. If you have a knack in making those at home, you can use your skill as a way of extra income. You could also teach your kids some simple DIY craft ideas.

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You can make interesting things and sell them online or in shops. You can be a successful entrepreneur by doing this as well.

So, here are some exciting ideas of making artistic objects with simple things using these DIY craft ideas. Check out try these DIY crafts ideas at home Today!

1. Glass Bottle Turned Flower Vase: Are you going to throw away those empty old glass bottles? Do you like to paint on them? Then, instead of throwing it away, you can use glass paint colours and create happening designs on those bottles and use it as a flower vase with some DIY ideas with glass bottles.

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2. Paper Flowers: Why to buy artificial flowers if you have coloured art papers at home? If you know Origami, you can make beautiful flowers, leaves, birds and many more figures with the help of those papers. You just need coloured papers, sketch pens, a pair of scissors, some glue, glitters and obviously, your imagination.

3. Boring Cades To Happening Converse: Have you finished your school and currently having holidays at home? Then you could turn your school cades into stylish converse which you can wear at college too. Clean the pair and wipe it well. Draw any designs you like on it with sketch pens. And you are all done.

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4. Doll’s Dress With Pencil Left Outs: If you have an old doll and want to give it a makeover, don’t throw away the pencil left outs. You can make a beautiful doll’s dress with those. Use glue, pencil left outs, doll and sketch pens. First, attach the left outs to the doll to make the dress as you want. Now, colour each left out with the colour of your choice.

5. Coffee Mug To Pen Stand: Your mom always tells you not to scatter your pens and pencils on the study table, isn’t it? How about making a DIY pen stand? Take your old coffee mug and poster colour. Paint designs on it or write exciting quotes. Your pen stand is ready.

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6. Spoon Rose: Take plastic spoons and hold those carefully on flame with a tong. Hold and turn those to the sides where you want the curves. Let every piece cool further. Now, gather those in a shape of a rose and hold it on a flame from downside. That place will melt and stick together. You can use melted wax to stick the pieces together to form roses. And you could use this as a pendent.

7. Homemade Easter Eggs: Make this Easter exciting for your kids by making homemade Easter eggs. Use poster or acrylic colours to paint on the eggs. Otherwise, you can make chocolate eggs with marzipan covering of various designs. Children will take great fun to search those and have as well.

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LOOM + KILN: CRAFT LAKE CITY VINTAGE VENDOR

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I’ve seen those beautiful pictures of rooms and houses and shelves on Tumblr and Pinterest, speaking to a California bohemian lifestyle, where every day is an endless adventure of sunrises and sunsets and mimosas on roofs. And every single time, I want to run away from Utah and meet my better, more carefree California self. After discovering Loom + Kiln, I packed my bags and began hitchhiking—or at least became much more serious about the idea.

Started in 2015, Loom + Kiln is the brainchild of the whimsical, bohemian and aesthetically minded Hannah Leonard. Attending BYU for her undergrad, Leonard worked mainly in painting, until, while later attending Portland Community College, she discovered a hidden talent and love for curating. “[My time at PCC] provided enough training to make me realize that interior design is where my heart is,” says Leonard. “It is about figuring out your strengths and what you really enjoy.”

Leonard happens to really enjoy vintage, exotic rugs, pillows and textiles. “[Loom + Kiln] has eclectic items from around the world—Turkey, Morocco, Peru, Mali, Thailand and Iran,” says Leonard. From the aforementioned

items to vintage Morrocan wedding blankets and poofs (think ottomans) to highly flourished Indian mirrors to American- and Canadian-made paintings and ceramic fixtures, put together in a clean, distinct and contemporary manner, “It is about incorporating new designs with vintage character,” she says.

This is Leonard’s first year at Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival, and she is brimming with excitement, not only to introduce Loom + Kiln to the Salt Lake public but also to see the many other featured artisans. “I think there is a lot of talent, and Craft Lake City’s DIY Fest is a great place to showcase that talent,” says Leonard. She says that the DIY Fest reminds her of similar festivals back home in Portland, which emphasize the importance of supporting local businesses and creatives. “[These festivals] are about allowing the people around you, in your community, in your neighborhood, to live their dreams.”

4 DIY Slime Recipes Your Kids Are Going To Go Crazy For

As if you needed a good excuse to make your kids something goopy and gross to play with at home, we’ve got four simple DIY slime recipes to get you started. Any kid who’s watched Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards has probably already begged for their own slime for playtime. And with movies like Ghostbusters making slippery slime even more en vogue, we figured we’d show you how it’s done.

Set up shop in the backyard or put down a tarp inside, and let the fun begin:

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1. Borax-based slime

Found at your favorite craft store or the laundry detergent aisle of your grocery store, Borax powder not only helps you make your own Nickelodeon slime for your kids, but offers a fun way to sneak in some science lessons too!

What you’ll need:

  • white glue
  • 2 5-ounce paper cups
  • food coloring (optional)
  • water
  • Borax powder
  • popsicle stick
  • measuring spoons

What you’ll do:

  • Fill 1 paper cup with water and add one tablespoon of Borax powder and mix well. Set aside.
  • Take the other paper cup and add glue until the cup is filled about an inch high.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of water to the glue and stir.
  • Add food coloring to the glue concoction in the hue of your choice and mix.
  • Take your Borax solution and add 1 tablespoon of the liquid to your glue mixture and combine well. In less than a minute your slime will be oozing with Nickelodeon-style fun for your fingers!

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2. Glowing PVA-based slime

Make your own Nickelodeon slime glow with a secret ingredient that will surprise your youngster when the lights go down!

What you’ll need:

  • polyvinyl alcohol
  • water
  • disposable cups
  • glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Borax powder
  • zip-close sandwich bag
  • measuring cup
  • measuring spoons

What you’ll do:

  • Mix 3/4 teaspoon of polyvinyl alcohol and 1/2 cup of water in a disposable cup to create a PVA solution; set aside.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of PVA solution to a sandwich bag and mix in 1/8 teaspoon of glow paint. Zip closed and squish around to combine well.
  • In a separate bag, combine 3/4 teaspoon of Borax powder with 1/2 cup of warm water, zip closed and mix by squishing until the powder won’t dissolve any further.
  • In a new sandwich bag, combine two tablespoons of PVA solution with 2 teaspoons of Borax solution, zip closed and knead with fingers to combine.
  • To make your goo glow, hold the bag up to the light, let it charge up and when the lights go off you’ll watch your DIY slime light up the night!

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3. Moldable slime

Similar to Nickelodeon’s Floam, this shapeable DIY slime is the perfect way for your kids to get their slime on while crafting a Nickelodeon award or any creation!

What you’ll need:

  • disposable cups
  • water
  • Borax powder
  • white glue
  • food coloring (optional)
  • 1 cup polystyrene beads (or Styrofoam block and a cheese grater)
  • zip-close gallon bags
  • measuring spoons

What you’ll do:

  • Combine 1/4 cup white glue and 1/4 cup water in a cup.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring into the glue mixture and stir. Set aside.
  • In a separate cup, mix 2 teaspoons of Borax powder with 1/2 cup of water. Set aside.
  • In the plastic bag, pour the glue solution and polystyrene beads, and 3 tablespoons of the Borax solution, zip closed and squish to combine thoroughly.
  • Now that your formable slime is ready to play, you can let your creations air dry for a keepsake or return to an airtight bag and store in the refrigerator for next time!

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4. Cornstarch-based slime

One of the easiest ways to make your own Nickelodeon slime at home, this DIY slime recipe uses materials you probably have in your cupboard. Make this recipe for slime and you can host your own Nickelodeon awards at home — slime and all!

What you’ll need:

  • water
  • cornstarch
  • bowl
  • food coloring
  • measuring spoons

What you’ll do:

  • In a bowl, combine 1 cup of water with 1 cup of cornstarch and mix with fingers until you reach a slimy, smooth consistency.
  • Add in a few drops of food coloring and your DIY slime is ready for fun!