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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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wanting to hand sew patches on a jacket

has anybody done this by hand? i’d like to use a denim jacket just to make things even more difficult for myself.

i don’t have a sewing machine and would like to avoid purchasing one, but i realize that hand sewing thick patches onto denim is probably pretty difficult.

would anybody have any tips or any sort of jacket material recommended over denim? any sort of needle or thread recommendations?

2 Comments
2023/12/04
17:03 UTC

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Help! Need ideas

Hi everyone! First time poster, so please forgive me if I make a mistake.

I am a foster care worker and I really want to give my kids a Christmas gift from myself as well as from Santa. We have the Santa part covered by an AMAZING community program, and I’m so grateful for that. I don’t have the extra money to spend on gifts this year, so I want to try to craft some items for the kids so they have something from an adult who loves them.

With that being said, are there any ideas floating around for crafts I can make for these kids? Preferably something that won’t take a super long time or lots of $$$

I appreciate any help anyone may be able to offer!

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2023/12/04
14:58 UTC

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Calling all creatives and non-creatives alike!

I’m currently working on a short film about creativity for school and have a few questions for anyone who is willing to participate. I’m trying to broaden the scope of the answers I’ve received thus far, so any answers, short and simple or long winded, would be much appreciated. Thanks so much!

The questions are as follows:

Do you consider yourself to be a creative person? Why or why not?

How do you express your creativity?

What does creativity and/or being creative mean to you?

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2023/12/04
14:54 UTC

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Hand made my very first pillow! Need opinions on what you guys think 😊

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2023/12/04
14:28 UTC

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Making a tie-knot blanket, got wrong material

Hi all! New to the sub so sorry if this has been asked before. I've made many of the fleece tie knot blankets in my life. I was going to make another for a Christmas present, but I didn't realize that I had accidentally ordered one fleece fabric and one regular 100% cotton fabric instead of two fleece fabrics. Do you think I could still manage to make a blanket with both of these different fabrics? I'm worried the cotton with fray after getting cut up, or they will shrink differently after getting washed. I'm wondering if I should just see if I can return it and look for another fleece. Thanks for any/all help!

1 Comment
2023/12/04
14:00 UTC

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When you combine crocheting and wire wrapping :). The gemstone is labradorite.

6 Comments
2023/12/04
13:07 UTC

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Large Rainbow Wire Tree 😊

4 Comments
2023/12/04
13:00 UTC

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a comfortable afternoon, small oil painting, Hello friends, I made this painting last week, inspired by outdoor walks, I hope you have a good week and a good start to December :)

3 Comments
2023/12/04
11:33 UTC

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Mod podge drying time for ornaments to be mailed

Can I have some advice on mod podge setting times from someone who knows about this please?

I’ve put two costs of mod podge on some salt dough ornaments. It’s been 24 hours and it feels quite dry but from what I’ve read it should be left to dry for a while longer. I’m hoping to parcel them up and ship them to relatives to other countries which means they could be in transit for a couple of weeks. I’m wondering how long they should dry for before I do this, and if I sent then now that the mod podge just feels dry, would there be any issues?

Thanks for any tips!

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2023/12/04
10:44 UTC

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Laser Engraver/Cutter

Can anyone recommend a decently priced laser engraver? I want to upgrade my crafting game. I am looking to make tumblers, key chains, customize watch bands, wood, etc. I have never used one before and I currently use a cricut but want to create more.

  1. Specifically what is required/should I have: a: Laser Engraver/cutter 5,10,10,40W b. Enclosure c. Honeycomb table

  2. They all seem so short, how or what is required to do a tumbler or glassware?

Anything else that would help would be appreciated. I want to make sure my questions are answered before putting in a ton of money and it not work out. I’m hoping someone here has the experience to get me on the right path.

Thank you in advance!

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2023/12/04
07:26 UTC

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How to finish painted glassware?

I’m painting some glass cups as holiday presents with acrylic paints. Do I need to bake the glass when I’m done with it? Or should I use a sealant? I don’t need them to be dishwasher safe as long as they’re safe to drink out of.

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2023/12/04
03:47 UTC

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Triangle hole punch

Hi! I’m looking for a triangle hole puncher, but I’ve only seen equilateral triangles. I’m trying to find one that’s circled. Thanks!

0 Comments
2023/12/04
02:40 UTC

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Garland

2 Comments
2023/12/04
02:30 UTC

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dollar tree crafts

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2023/12/04
02:11 UTC

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What can I do with these?

Hi everyone. I’ve been collecting these colorful pop tabs for over a year now and want to make something out of them soon or when the bag is full. I’d even maybe pay someone to make something for me but I don’t know how to even find people who do that kind of stuff. Also anything I’ve looked up idea-wise is outdated. I don’t want to make necklaces or bracelets. Maybe a piece of art or something? Please give me ideas

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2023/12/04
01:55 UTC

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Lighting project with a glass float

Found one of the glass floats they leave out to encourage tourism at a local flea market in CT. This one was from Jekyll Island in GA. Right away I wanted to light it. I put it on a little lit cap I made up for a stained glass planter (daylight photo), but the little LED I used lights the planter fine, but didn't throw enough light for the float, so I put it on a plastic pillar with a candelabra bulb inside. It came out how I'd pictured it. Illuminated, but not a lamp...

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2023/12/04
01:41 UTC

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Blue Angels (past, present, and those that could have been and could be), Thunderbirds, & Roulettes

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2023/12/04
00:52 UTC

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Here are all the little soapstone carvings I have done this week :)

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2023/12/04
00:42 UTC

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I present using only a napkin and a rubber band and scissors I made a little satchel at work

2 Comments
2023/12/04
00:04 UTC

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Looking for an idea.. kid Secret Santa assignment

So, my bff has an adorable daughter who I love spending time with and I'm very crafty. My friend is not very artsy-craftsy (she's excellent at other creative things like writing).

Anyway, her 7 yr old got assigned a classmate to make a gift for. Must be handmade, must not be just purchased, all I know about the recipient is 6-7 yrs old and likes unicorns.

I'm looking for something quick so that I can get right back to taking my niece out to ride her bike.

Any suggestions. I can sew, paint, make things with plywood, etc. I just want it to be a 1 hr or less thing with my niece rather than a whole day thing.

6 Comments
2023/12/03
23:54 UTC

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