Have you ever thought of transforming antique ceramic dinnerware into something entirely new, wearable and artful? Artist Gesine Hackenberg did and the results are incredible! From necklaces to earrings and more, the Amsterdam-based artist creates all kinds of pieces from old plates.
When it comes to stained glass, there's nothing that's much prettier than this style of art. If you were to purchase the materials to make real stained glass, they can get quite expensive, but you can also mimic the look and feel of this art with cheap materials at home just in time for the holidays.
Dragons are all the rage, and where you might have once glued googly eyes to a mailbox or your shoes, now it's all about the dragon eyes. Artist Dragonarium does just that and sells her cool creations, but did you know that it's easy to do it yourself? This semester my daughter's been in a geek art class run by a friend of mine and she taught us how to put dragon eyes on journals! Here's a cool tutorial to teach you how to do it.
Do you love to ink? Share your skills this month with Inktober! It's a fun and easy challenge: all you have to do is draw something in ink every day. That's it! To participate, you can also share your creations on social media with the hashtags #inktober and #inktober2018. Artist Jake Parker started this tradition in 2009 as a way to practice inking and now it's a phenomenon as October as candy apples and pumpkin guts!
Halloween is only a month away. Are you costume ready? Crafting a costume is a fun way to prepare for the big event and it doesn't have to cost more than the scraps of fabric, hot glue or thread you've already got at home. In fact, costumes can often be made by just layering, pinning, and strategically placing items you already have on hand. If you don't enjoy sewing, for example, you can still craft this cute no-sew bumblebee costume.
Are you looking for a fun way to paint without the same old brushes and tools? Try your hand at magnetic painting! Magnet painting combines art and science for a truly STEAM activity that both adults and kids are sure to like. You can use any magnets you have on hand to go through the paint or get a set just for this activity.
Are you making crafts to give as Valentine presents this year? It's one of the best holidays for crafting and with so many simple yet adorable ideas floating around, there's really something that everyone can make. Take this cute idea from the Dating Divas: use candy kisses to create an "I've kissed the ground you walk on!" craft with the cute printables that the site provides. They do a lot of fun projects like these and I really recommend their free kits.
If you've never tried salt painting, you should make some plans to do it soon. Adding salt to watercolor is a beautiful way to add effects to your painting. In this tutorial for Valentine hearts, you'll be using the salt as a three dimensional effect to make your art truly pop and stand out. You only really need paint, glue and some table salt to do this project on some thick paper (cardstock works well). Your final piece will have hearts that stick out for a cool look.
Have you ever painted acorns as a craft project? The resulting creations are both adorable and perfect for making into ornaments, small presents for people who like tiny things and even centerpieces for your home! It's very simple to do and the results are so pretty and whimsical that everyone should give it a try at least once.
It's that time of year again--time to make a bunch of fun holiday ornaments and crafts just in time for Christmas! This video shows you how to make poured ornaments, which are not only easy to make but also colorful and fun. All you need are some paint, glue, wood ornaments and a few odds and ends, like string or rope to hang them with.