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What is the best paint for painting on a denim jacket?

I am going to a concert in October and I have a denim jacket that I would really like to decorate. I would like to paint onto the back of the jacket, and I am wondering what would be the best paint to...
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Painting Painting Fabric Painting
What is the best paint for painting on a denim jacket?
Asked by Emma Moore
135 days ago
3 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How can I restore this old vintage sewing machine?

I was recently given this beautiful vintage sewing machine by a lovely elderly lady in my area. It is really lovely and I would love to restore it and get it serviced properly before using it. I inten...
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Sewing Sewing Sewing Machine
How can I restore this old vintage sewing machine?
Asked by Nina Potter
136 days ago
4 likes | 2 comments | 4 votes | 0 follows

How do you preserve pressed flowers forever?

I have just bought this beautiful flower press set and I am waiting for it to arrive. I have always wanted this vintage William Morris flower press and have been looking for a while, so when I found t...
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Flower Pressing Flower Pressing Floral Flowers
How do you preserve pressed flowers forever?
Asked by Hayley McKenzie
137 days ago
1 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 1 follows

What is the difference between FIMO professional and FIMO soft polymer clay?

I was in my local craft store today looking at the polymer clay for some jewellery making projects. I was wondering what is the difference between FIMO professional and FIMO soft polymer clay? I could...
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Jewellery Jewellery Jewellery Making Clay Polymer Clay
What is the difference between FIMO professional and FIMO soft polymer clay?
Asked by Indie Alexa
138 days ago
3 likes | 2 comments | 3 votes | 0 follows

What is the best journal brand for scrap booking?

Hello, I have recently been watching some really fab YouTube channels about scrap booking and journaling and it has got me all excited. So I did what I normally do in these situations and went slig...
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Journaling Journaling Scrap Books Papercraft Journals
What is the best journal brand for scrap booking?
Asked by Loretta Nicolson
138 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to make a four drawer chest of drawers?

I have to say the best piece of furniture I own is this wonderful four drawer chest of drawers that my mother's uncle made for her when she was young. She lived in a tiny house and didn't have much mo...
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Furniture Chest of Drawers Wood Woddwork Furniture
How to make a four drawer chest of drawers?
Asked by Jennifer Boniface
139 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What can you make with old bottles?

Ok, first off, I'm not an alcoholic!!! It's the wife! No, really I am joking. Our friend owns a micro pub and obviously, always has loads of bottles. Currently they just throw them all away. And I ...
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Glassware Wine Bottles Booze Bottles Glass Bottles Glass Bottles
What can you make with old bottles?
Asked by Anthony Allen
158 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Is this a kiln? Any pottery experts out there?

Hi, my friend and I, have just moved into a new flat and we found this thing in our back garden. Left by a previous tenant or a previous, previous tenant, we don't know. And we really just wanted to k...
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Pottery Pottery Mystery Kiln Homemade Kiln
Is this a kiln? Any pottery experts out there?
Asked by Hanna Raine
158 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What are these huge wooden hoops used for?

Hello, can anyone tell me what these huge wooden hoops are used for? My friend went to a garage sale recently and took a photo of these huge hoops hanging up in the person's barn. She took the phot...
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Embroidery Wooden Hoops Embroidery Sewing
What are these huge wooden hoops used for?
Asked by Megan Courtney
158 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to make your own lightbox?

Hello, I was recently clearing out my loft and I found this old lightbox my father made for me. It is around 40 years old and actually still works. But it is what it represents, that means so much to ...
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Woodwork Lightbox
How to make your own lightbox?
Asked by Brian Dent
158 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What can you make with pipe cleaners?

What can you make with pipe cleaners? Lol, really what on earth do you actually make with pipe cleaners? My daughter and I are always making little projects and have tried lots of different things. We...
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Crafts Pipe Cleaners Crafting Papercraft
What can you make with pipe cleaners?
Asked by Kelly Channing
160 days ago
1 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to use a loom tutorial, please?

Hello, can anyone recommend a really good written tutorial on how to use a loom. I'm sorry, but I am a complete beginner and am really looking for something that starts right at the beginning and expl...
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Weaving Loom Tutorial Beginner
How to use a loom tutorial, please?
Asked by Ann Patsy
160 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What can I make with old teabags?

Ok so it all started when the wife said she read on the internet that you can fix a broken nail with a teabag. Something about using it to glue your nail back together or something. So of course, bein...
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Ideas Teabags Collecting Scrap Booking
What can I make with old teabags?
Asked by John Witchell
161 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to make a dining table from wooden crate boxes?

Just wanted to show off this amazing table my husband made. He is such a clever fellow. Not only did he make this fantastic table from wooden crate boxes. He also laid the patio in our back garden, us...
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Woodwork Garden Table Wooden Crates
How to make a dining table from wooden crate boxes?
Asked by Amber Linden
162 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Vintage custom sewing machine what was it used for?

Hello, I have a bit of an odd question, hope there is a sewing expert out there who can help me. It's bugging me a bit :) I was in a cute, little shop recently. It was just a vintage clothes shop a...
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Sewing Vintage Sewing Machine Mystery Sewing Machine Singer Sewing Machine
Vintage custom sewing machine what was it used for?
Asked by Emma Cavan
162 days ago
3 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to make a dog ramp for getting on the bed?

Hello, I really wanted to say thank you to my daughter and her husband for helping me and Monty out. Monty is my dog and a while ago he had a terrible accident that nearly did him in. You see we ar...
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Woodwork Dog Ramp Pets Woodwork Ramp
How to make a dog ramp for getting on the bed?
Asked by Diane Rick
163 days ago
5 likes | 3 comments | 4 votes | 0 follows

Why is pottery so hard?

So I have just finished my first pottery project. And I have to say my nerves were through the roof for most of it. And it really didn’t help, Janice the tutor, laughing at me all the time. All joki...
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Pottery Pottery Fishing Bowl Birds Stress Madness
Why is pottery so hard?
Asked by Baz Tommy
163 days ago
1 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to upcycle an old teacher's school desk? Decoupage and painting advice needed?

Ok, so there was an accident and this desk sort of landed out of thin air, right into friend's balcony thing. Actually it was an attack squirrel who just ran into our school and instead of stealing th...
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Upcycling School Desk Upcycling Decoupage Painting
How to upcycle an old teacher's school desk? Decoupage and painting advice needed?
Asked by Mary Corbin
163 days ago
2 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Is it possible to recover a lampshade?

I have been given loads of old lampshades by a friend of mine with the idea of recovering them with new and interesting fabrics. I would like to cover them in fabrics that do not come as standard on l...
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Soft Furnishings Fabric Soft Furnishings Lampshades
Is it possible to recover a lampshade?
Asked by Janet Barker
164 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

Tutorials for beginners in leatherwork?

Hello, I have just been given a load of pieces of leather strapping that I wanted to try and make something with. But unfortunately I am not the quickest of learners and I like to take things at my ow...
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Leatherwork Leather Wallets Straps Written Tutorials
Tutorials for beginners in leatherwork?
Asked by Bernard Bryant
164 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

The Comfiest Stool I Have Ever Sat On, Thanks Dad.

I just wanted to share this beautiful stool my father made. He has now passed and I am really glad I still have this amazingly comfortable stool to remember him by. Along with many other odd bits and ...
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Furniture Stool Handmade Shoe Stool Leather Wood
The Comfiest Stool I Have Ever Sat On, Thanks Dad.
Asked by Rich Shaye
165 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

What metal are fishing weights made from?

Hello, I have come across a set of, what I think are, fishing weight molds. Personally I have never seen these before and they have really sparked my curiosity. I used to go fishing with my father ...
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Casting Fishing Casting Weights
What metal are fishing weights made from?
Asked by Ken Williams
165 days ago
0 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows

How to start with resin casting?

So a friend of a friend has just bought this whole collection of used resin casting pieces from the internet. However, she has just found out she is pregnant and has lost interest in this. So I have o...
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Resin Resin Casting Shells Jewellery
How to start with resin casting?
Asked by Maria Wilson
166 days ago
2 likes | 1 comments | 0 votes | 1 follows

Tiled coffee table made from broken crockery made by a crazy wife

So I came home one day and my wife was sitting in the garage, surrounded by broken crockery and pottery and teacups and lots of other things. I didn't know whether to call the Police or a doctor. A...
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Upcycling Tiles Coffee Table Colorful
Tiled coffee table made from broken crockery made by a crazy wife
Asked by Darren Everett
166 days ago
1 likes | 0 comments | 0 votes | 0 follows
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