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This subreddit is for sharing your tutorials, tips, images, and questions on all things craft related! Before posting please follow these rules:

1.) Be kind and remember the human. Comments that dismiss or insult other users or the craft they share, will be removed. Constructive criticism is greatly encouraged, but remember the constructive part. Comments on a user's appearance, especially those of a sexual nature, creepy, gross or any comments that are similar to that, will be removed and the user banned from this subreddit.

2.) Do not post shop, social media, or self-promotion info/links (i.e. etsy, social media, a shop's facebook, youtube channel, sites selling crafts, sites selling a product, or sites asking for followers/donations/votes) outside of the monthly shop thread. Not as a post, in a comment, or in the description. You will be marked as spam and possibly banned. BUT you may use the flair next to your username to advertise your shop.** This includes posts that have affiliate links to buy items. They will be removed and marked as spam. See the list below as to where you can submit those types of posts.

3.) Blog posts/articles are no longer allowed unless you are posting a free tutorial directly on your site. If you'd like to share pictures of something you've made, you must use an image hosting site (imgur, flickr, etc.), not your blog/personal site/social media etc.

4.) Please limit posting to only one post every 24 hours. Either compile an album on a picture hosting site or post subsequent pictures in the comment section. More than one post a day will be subject to removal.

5.) Video links are not allowed as their own post. Either post a picture of your finished craft and link a tutorial in the comments or post a short clip (under 60 seconds) on an image-sharing site or reddit itself. Short clips are still subject to the no self-promotion rule.

6.) Any poster that is considered "low effort" will be removed. Our subreddit is starting to crack down on low effort posts. When we say low effort, we mean users that only post their own links, only post social media video content, and/or people that do not leave comments or interact in another way with subreddits. It looks as if you post the same link 10+ times to a variety of subreddits with no other interaction. This is behavior of a spammer. If you continue to post like this, you will be banned from the subreddit.

7.) Memes, comics, and similar type of posts are only allowed on Mondays with the 'Meme Monday' tag.

8.) Keep all craft adjacent chat in the 'Craft Adjacent Chat' weekly post.

9.) Surveys are allowed in the monthly shop thread; not as a separate post.

10.) Tag your post with the appropriate flair. Due to a number of users wanting to filter out certain types of crafts, please tag your post with the appropriate flair so that posts don't receive unnecessary reports or automatic removals by AutoMod.

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Embroidered on a tanktop

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2024/06/20
08:47 UTC

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Finished while ago statue Scissorman (Clock Tower 1), by Me

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2024/06/20
06:11 UTC

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Hand embroidery on denim - will be a handbag

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2024/06/20
05:26 UTC

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Magic Mushroom Card Front

Another card front done using a mushroom stamp and die set and coloured using Distress Oxide Inks. I really love how this turned out.

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2024/06/20
03:36 UTC

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Fabric rec needed for “furniture-like” upholstered cat scratching post

To appease a new cat and to save my favorite chair, I need to make a “furniture-like” scratching post and scratching wall panel. I plan to cover upholstery foam with fabric, but I’m overwhelmed by the choices and could really use some help.

I’m looking for fairly rugged fabric that won’t be destroyed in a few days, and I want the cat to really be able to sink her claws in and get a good scratch. But because I expect to be replacing the fabric on a regular basis, I’m also looking to economize.

I went to a local upholstery shop, and prices were prohibitive for my purposes (>$40/yd). I’ve looked at online stores, including Joanne’s Fabrics, and I’d don’t know what I’m looking for. Do I want duck canvas? A heavy duty poly or poly-cotton upholstery fabric? Multiple layers of burlap? A twill like my favorite chair?

Please help me narrow down what I’m seeking? I need the right terms for searching and narrowing my options. I’m in the US. Thank you!

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2024/06/20
03:06 UTC

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Tried a different fold. What you think?

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2024/06/20
02:59 UTC

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Will cat lovers like the wooden cat desktop clock?

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2024/06/20
02:50 UTC

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Ideas for grandmother

Hello!! You all have some incredible crafty items. I am not so creative. I will be on a big family trip visiting my grandmother with 40 cousins/aunts/uncles next week. Unfortunately she just fell and broke her hip so she will be in a wheelchair and not able to leave the house as she cannot sit in the car.

Does anyone have craft ideas appropriate for a variety of ages??

So far my ideas are: Friendship bracelets Paint night Make your own sunglasses

Are these silly? Does anyone have other ideas? I’m at a loss

3 Comments
2024/06/20
02:21 UTC

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It's just a flower pot for my studio

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2024/06/20
02:12 UTC

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Round of a-paws for all those graduating this summer 🐱👩‍🎓

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2024/06/19
23:10 UTC

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Samurai made I made 2 years ago

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2024/06/19
22:38 UTC

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Card for my long distance partner

Not sure if this is the right sub for this but i wanted to share this card i made for my long distance partner while he is working as a fishing guide on the other side of the world for the summer.

I pressed many of the flowers he brought me in the spring so that I could decorate letters to him when he went away. I painted the fish and cut it out so that it opens and my message is written inside so that it stays private (I know he’ll want to share the card with others, haha) Thank you for looking!

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2024/06/19
22:36 UTC

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what's the best type of paint/material to restore/customize old action figure toys?

So most action figures would be some type of plastic. Will acrylic paints do? What do i need to know for preparation? Clear spray primer? If so, what brand/type. All suggestions welcome, thanks

1 Comment
2024/06/19
22:21 UTC

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Made a Goofy Goober Popsicle

Didn’t quite capture the glitter but the sundae dish is super sparkly:)

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2024/06/19
22:21 UTC

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Tie dye question

So we are planning to make tie dye t-shirts for the kids camp I am attending. We will be making 80-100. We have done this before and I know the gist of tie dye. But usually I take all the t-shirts home and rinse them after they are dyed. Usually we use buckets outside and the hose to spray water until they run clear. Well my city is in a huge water shortage right now and we are not able to rinse them like we usually do. What do you do to wash them out? Do you put one in the washing machine? Or can I put like 20 in at a time? I’m concerned about it dyeing my washer or color transfer between shirts. Can anyone with more experience help?

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2024/06/19
22:17 UTC

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Flat surfaces: What are your favorite materials for panels or sheets that are strong, resistant to warping, and always stay straight and flat?

I've been struggling to find a flat panel material which is resistant to warping, and always remains straight and flat, even when being moved, handled, and stored on its side. It's for a test chart for camera lenses, so it needs to be light enough to mount up and take down from a wall, but also be able to remain razor straight and totally flat long-term (ideally, less than 1mm of deviation across a 24x36" panel). I've tried various kinds of cardboard, different painting panels (canvases over wooden frames, linen panels), and aluminum composite panels, but none have arrived without some warping, and none seemed to be totally resistant to it over time.

I'm a DIY/craft newbie, so I have NO idea where to look for such a material. Do you all have some suggestions or favorite materials for this kind of application?

Thanks all!

3 Comments
2024/06/19
21:11 UTC

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A tiger and friends painting by me. Acrylic on 8x10" paper.

1 Comment
2024/06/19
20:49 UTC

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digital scrapbooking?

hi i hope it’s okay to ask here i’m not really sure where to go really but anyway

im a nanny and i occasionally take a few pics of the baby i watch throughout the day and i feel like i have a ton of cute ones by now that id love to share all of them with his parents (i send a couple throughout the day but i dont want to bother them with a ton of pics while they work) in a fun and cute way and ive decided a digital scrapbook type of thing is my best option but i dont know what apps/websites are the best options

id like them to be able to keep a digital version fully accessible and easy to view but also have the option to print off (ideally into a book) themselves. bonus if i can include videos on the digital version. i think my top option is canva but i dont know if there’s anything else i’m missing. tia!

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2024/06/19
20:21 UTC

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