clay texture tools - cut dowel into 1 ½ inch lengths, drill a hole through the center and attach the knob.    Small found objects such as coins, buttons, costume jewelry can be glued to the ends of dowel rod with a heavy duty two-part epoxy. Use this glue outside when children are not present. by valeria
valeria
valeria clay texture tools - cut dowel into 1 ½ inch lengths, drill a hole through the center and attach the knob. Small found objects such as coins, buttons, costume jewelry can be glued to the ends of dowel rod with a heavy duty two-part epoxy. Use this glue outside when children are not present.
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A no-sew easy to move "safety-curtain" for a classroom door. It is a dowel rod and command hooks spray painted with oil rubbed bronze and drawer pulls hot glued to the ends.  A no-sew curtain long enough to cover the door and then some is draped over the rod so the pattern shows from the outside too.  Roll up the material and then use Velcro to attach the ribbons. by roslyn
roslyn
roslyn A no-sew easy to move "safety-curtain" for a classroom door. It is a dowel rod and command hooks spray painted with oil rubbed bronze and drawer pulls hot glued to the ends. A no-sew curtain long enough to cover the door and then some is draped over the rod so the pattern shows from the outside too. Roll up the material and then use Velcro to attach the ribbons.
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Old bed post with old door knobs makes a nice coat hanger near the door especially if no closet is available in that area. To attach the door knob you can glue with a heavy duty glue or purchase wood dowels that fit center of knob flush and measure and mark where you want the door knobs and use screws long enough to go thru headboard and into the dowel inside the knob. If you can find a good glue that is easiest way to go. To hang put two screws by lora
lora
lora Old bed post with old door knobs makes a nice coat hanger near the door especially if no closet is available in that area. To attach the door knob you can glue with a heavy duty glue or purchase wood dowels that fit center of knob flush and measure and mark where you want the door knobs and use screws long enough to go thru headboard and into the dowel inside the knob. If you can find a good glue that is easiest way to go. To hang put two screws
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Found this manual spring drill on this site that sells resin crafts. It can drill through the resin & wood & people have used it to drill polymer clay, too! by winnie
winnie
winnie Found this manual spring drill on this site that sells resin crafts. It can drill through the resin & wood & people have used it to drill polymer clay, too!
All Things British
Cord-Keeper Handle | cut the dowel to length, drill a hole through its center, form a loop with the rope, pass the ends through the dowel, and tie a knot. The keeper makes a great handle for carrying and can be used as a hook for hanging the coiled cord. by valeria
valeria
valeria Cord-Keeper Handle | cut the dowel to length, drill a hole through its center, form a loop with the rope, pass the ends through the dowel, and tie a knot. The keeper makes a great handle for carrying and can be used as a hook for hanging the coiled cord.
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Stepping stones with found objects like keys and coins by whitney
whitney
whitney Stepping stones with found objects like keys and coins
the great outdoors
Make a snowman kit;  top hat (add some felt strips/flowers), carrot nose (made from sculpey clay with wooden dowel inside for strength), eyes/buttons (big black buttons hot glued onto wooden dowels painted black) and a polar fleece scarf. by loretta
loretta
loretta Make a snowman kit; top hat (add some felt strips/flowers), carrot nose (made from sculpey clay with wooden dowel inside for strength), eyes/buttons (big black buttons hot glued onto wooden dowels painted black) and a polar fleece scarf.
Vintage Christmas
Curtain rod made from dowel and cute drawer knob. by noelle
noelle
noelle Curtain rod made from dowel and cute drawer knob.
For the Home
Handmade Texture Tools - polymer clay by silky
silky
silky Handmade Texture Tools - polymer clay
TUTORIALS
Daycare Button Tree...the kids loved doing these...the trees were hot glued together using a dowel & a 1 1/2" square block with a hole drilled in the middle. For the branches, I disassembled a wreath & used 3 of the stems, trimming after gluing to create the angled branches.  Kids tacky-glued buttons & a star at the top today...and were thrilled to take their treasures home! by janell
janell
janell Daycare Button Tree...the kids loved doing these...the trees were hot glued together using a dowel & a 1 1/2" square block with a hole drilled in the middle. For the branches, I disassembled a wreath & used 3 of the stems, trimming after gluing to create the angled branches. Kids tacky-glued buttons & a star at the top today...and were thrilled to take their treasures home!
Been There and Done That
...thrift stores and found the bowls and vases I needed and glued them together with a glass glue... by christie
christie
christie ...thrift stores and found the bowls and vases I needed and glued them together with a glass glue...
random
Curtain Rod Frame Display (with some of my fav Chas pics!). Materials: curtain rod ($4 at Christmas Tree Shop), 3 frames (Dollar Tree), ribbon, hot glue gun, 6 thumbtacks. Cut your ribbon into strips and glue the loose ends together, then glue them on to the back of your frames. I reinforced mine with thumbtacks through the wood. Then loop the ribbons through the curtain rod and your frames will be hanging. Use more ribbon- I chose white to by farrahkenny
farrahkenny
farrahkenny Curtain Rod Frame Display (with some of my fav Chas pics!). Materials: curtain rod ($4 at Christmas Tree Shop), 3 frames (Dollar Tree), ribbon, hot glue gun, 6 thumbtacks. Cut your ribbon into strips and glue the loose ends together, then glue them on to the back of your frames. I reinforced mine with thumbtacks through the wood. Then loop the ribbons through the curtain rod and your frames will be hanging. Use more ribbon- I chose white to
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jewelry storage behind full length mirror. Rings are stored on pieces of wood dowel set into the pine framework, earrings hang from a metal bbq grill found on clearance and spray-painted brown, and S-hooks are used to hang necklaces from lengths of thin metal rod. by mariam
mariam
mariam jewelry storage behind full length mirror. Rings are stored on pieces of wood dowel set into the pine framework, earrings hang from a metal bbq grill found on clearance and spray-painted brown, and S-hooks are used to hang necklaces from lengths of thin metal rod.
Kid Crafts
Holiday Hatbox:  Using crafts glue, cover a hatbox or large circular box and lid with decorative paper. Add decorative ribbon around the edges to help hide the seams. Slice off part of a foam ball to form a knob. Attach the flat side of the knob to the bottom of the box, which becomes the top when presenting a cake or cupcakes. by Asmodel
Asmodel
Asmodel Holiday Hatbox: Using crafts glue, cover a hatbox or large circular box and lid with decorative paper. Add decorative ribbon around the edges to help hide the seams. Slice off part of a foam ball to form a knob. Attach the flat side of the knob to the bottom of the box, which becomes the top when presenting a cake or cupcakes.
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#Instamatic by #ColorTouch in 3 shades: Muted Mauve at roots, Pink Dream through mid-lengths, Jaded Mint on the ends by ingrid
ingrid
ingrid #Instamatic by #ColorTouch in 3 shades: Muted Mauve at roots, Pink Dream through mid-lengths, Jaded Mint on the ends
ordering
DIY Bottle Cap Flower Garden Art Stake It takes a little trial an error but all you do is take heavy duty pliers and smash the bottle caps into petal shapes and then epoxy or use a super glue rated for metal and attach to a can top in at least two circular rows. Then glue a stick to the back after it's dried 24 hrs. Easy once you get the hang of smashing bottle caps :) by wendi
wendi
wendi DIY Bottle Cap Flower Garden Art Stake It takes a little trial an error but all you do is take heavy duty pliers and smash the bottle caps into petal shapes and then epoxy or use a super glue rated for metal and attach to a can top in at least two circular rows. Then glue a stick to the back after it's dried 24 hrs. Easy once you get the hang of smashing bottle caps :)
When I have time...
polymer clay and various found objects and glass gems by Lyyxyz
Lyyxyz
Lyyxyz polymer clay and various found objects and glass gems
Craft ideas
Christy Tomlinson creating background texture with found objects by bridget
bridget
bridget Christy Tomlinson creating background texture with found objects
Textures
Marlene Brady: Polymer Clay Texture Stamps. Use buttons or find textures around the house. by rochelle
rochelle
rochelle Marlene Brady: Polymer Clay Texture Stamps. Use buttons or find textures around the house.
Ceramics
How to drill a hole through glass! by SpicySugar
SpicySugar
SpicySugar How to drill a hole through glass!
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found objects by liza
found objects by suicidebarbie81
Rod Ends | Rod Ends by jake.gu
jake.gu
jake.gu Rod Ends | Rod Ends
China Rod Ends
I love these for my studio! 1. I found these old buttons in my parent’s basement. Most of them were loners so I turned them into classy push-pins. Cut off the back loop with pliers. 2. Hot glue is my best friend; just a little dab on the back and attach the tack.. by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi I love these for my studio! 1. I found these old buttons in my parent’s basement. Most of them were loners so I turned them into classy push-pins. Cut off the back loop with pliers. 2. Hot glue is my best friend; just a little dab on the back and attach the tack..
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cool fairy wings made from wire, tissue paper and resin and decided to give it a whirl.  .  They're quite simple...we just formed rough wing shapes out of thicker wire and then wrapped skinny wire around a few times. Then we used Elmer's glue to attach a bit of metallic tissue paper to the wire. When that was dry we spread some Easy Cast epoxy resin (the "mix-2-equal-parts-of-the-2-bottles-together" stuff) on them, suspended them from a little dowel and let them dry. Here are the results... by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi cool fairy wings made from wire, tissue paper and resin and decided to give it a whirl. . They're quite simple...we just formed rough wing shapes out of thicker wire and then wrapped skinny wire around a few times. Then we used Elmer's glue to attach a bit of metallic tissue paper to the wire. When that was dry we spread some Easy Cast epoxy resin (the "mix-2-equal-parts-of-the-2-bottles-together" stuff) on them, suspended them from a little dowel and let them dry. Here are the results...
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How to drill a hole through ceramic by JEAN Rinehart
JEAN Rinehart
JEAN Rinehart How to drill a hole through ceramic
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Double Hanging Bulletin Boards Sometimes one bulletin board just isn�t enough, especially when they�re as pretty as these two. Wrap a frame in colorful fabric. Hot-glue the fabric to the back of the frame, pulling it tight as you go. Then, hot-glue corkboard cut to size to the back of the frame. Attach two lengths of matching ribbon to the top with small nails, letting the ends hang over the front. Hang the frames side by side for a uniform look. by patty
patty
patty Double Hanging Bulletin Boards Sometimes one bulletin board just isn�t enough, especially when they�re as pretty as these two. Wrap a frame in colorful fabric. Hot-glue the fabric to the back of the frame, pulling it tight as you go. Then, hot-glue corkboard cut to size to the back of the frame. Attach two lengths of matching ribbon to the top with small nails, letting the ends hang over the front. Hang the frames side by side for a uniform look.
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Birthday candle holders made from spray painted plastic animal toys.  Drill hole in top and glue in plastic candle holders found in cake section.  Spray gold.  Too cute by saundra
saundra
saundra Birthday candle holders made from spray painted plastic animal toys. Drill hole in top and glue in plastic candle holders found in cake section. Spray gold. Too cute
Crafting Time
found objects by Karin N
Karin N
Karin N found objects
Inspiration
Make a "FOUND" station for children to display the natural items they find outside. by mvaleria
mvaleria
mvaleria Make a "FOUND" station for children to display the natural items they find outside.
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tea towel cafe curtains - make these cafe curtains in a couple of hours. fold the tops of vintage towels over so the bottoms just skim the windowsill. sew or fuse the folded layers to create a casing. attach buttons across the seam and thread a curtain rod through the casing. [might want to take time to iron first] by MarylinJ
MarylinJ
MarylinJ tea towel cafe curtains - make these cafe curtains in a couple of hours. fold the tops of vintage towels over so the bottoms just skim the windowsill. sew or fuse the folded layers to create a casing. attach buttons across the seam and thread a curtain rod through the casing. [might want to take time to iron first]
Sewing, crochet, knitting, etc