5 More Crafts You Can Do with Things You (probably) Have Already
CreativeBug has many craft tutorials available for every level of crafter from beginner to master. However, many crafts require a person to go buy a new material or supply in order to start. We’ve compiled a list of 5 more crafts you can do today with things you bought with every intention of using at some point before now.
How to Make a Pompom Level: Beginner | Time: 18 mins | Supplies: 5-10 yards of yarn, Boye Pom Tassel Maker, sharp scissors, paper scissors, light cardboard such as a cereal box, fork, yarn needle
Learn three different ways to make pompoms with knitwear designer Maggie Pace. You will learn how to make pompoms using a store-bought pompom maker, or make your own pompom maker out of cardboard. Also included are instructions on making tiny pompoms using a fork.
Finger Knitting Level: Intermediate | Time: 8 mins | Supplies: yarn
Want to get your craft on with nothing more than a skein of yarn? Amelia shows you how to finger knit chains of yarn that can be turned into necklaces, bracelets, garlands and much more. Wear the chains in stacks for a modern and tactile look. Amelia teaches the sequence in a chunky yarn so it’s easy to follow along.
Keepsake Needle Case Level: Beginner | Time: 18 mins | Supplies: PDF Template, scrap piece of cotton larger than your template, scrap piece of 100% wool felt larger than your template, 12″ length of vintage or new embroidered ribbon, fabric shears, pinking shears, straight pins, sewing machine and sewing machine thread
In this short-and-sweet class, Rebecca Ringquist shares instructions for making a vintage-inspired needle case. The only materials needed are a bit of cotton, felt, and pretty ribbon, and very basic machine-sewing skills are required. The finished case is perfect for organizing embroidery needles, and the wool felt will keep them nice and sharp for future crafting.
Kool-Aid Dyed Yarn Level: Intermediate | Time: 17 mins | Supplies: undyed yarn, Kool-Aid (2-4 packs for every 2 oz of yarn), contrasting color yarn, scissors, a large bowl, a stockpot, a spoon, a dowel or drying rack
Put your colorful imaginations to use! Using Kool-Aid is an easy and fun way to create hand-dyed yarn – for your knitting projects, as well as hooking a future generation of crafters. Melanie shows you how to create a palette at home without any special equipment or a tangled mess. She also offers tips for working alongside kids and shows how different fibers take the dye differently.
Kids Japanese Side Sewn Books Level: Beginner | Time: 6 mins | Supplies: straight edge ruler, a hole punch, cutting knife (optional), one 8.5 x 11 cover paper per book, 5 sheets of text weight or lightweight paper per book, heavy or stiff craft string or cord
This is a kid friendly version of the four-hole Japanese Side Sewn Binding, no needle required! Kids can use the finished book to write in, draw in and tell a story. And they’ll be very proud of themselves after making a book!Return to Blog