General Crafts


General Crafts Logo This department offers useful information for a wide variety of crafting projects that don’t fall under one of our other categories. So, if you’re interested in crafts such as candlemaking, basketry, weaving, latch hook rugs, bead crafts, macramé, clay crafts, paper crafts, glass crafts, and flower crafts this is the place for you! We offer project ideas, in addition to tips and hints, for different crafts on a weekly basis. In addition, you can buy supplies for your projects through our online shopping store.

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  • Patriotic  Door Wreath

    Patriotic Door Wreath

    This tutorial will show how to make a Patriotic wreath decoration for your home. This video shows step-by-step instructions for making a red, white and blue wreath to honor Memorial Day or Fourth of July.  From  By Staff

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  • Columbia Basin Basketry Guild

    The Columbia Basin Gasketry Guild meet the third Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR. For more information about CBBG and other events, click the above link.

  • Finishing Latch Hook Rug

    For this technique the rug is finished by whipping the edge.  From  Cindi Gay Rug Hooking

  • Flowers - Paper Rosettes

    These paper rosettes are so easy to make and work wonderfully as party decorations, scrapbook pages and cards.  From  Paper Source

  • Fruit Trees, Bushes and Plants for a Small Yard

    Fruit Trees, Bushes and Plants for a Small Yard

    Tour of fruit-bearing trees, shrubs and plants grown in Annette's yard.
    Learn how to get the most our of the small yard by planting food-producing items. Even with a yard less then a quarter acres, you can grow a variety of garden to table fresh, sun-ripened fruit.  From  By

  • Garden Tour and Composting

    Garden Tour and Composting

    A spring tour of Chris' garden and learn her method of composting along with what to compost and what not to compost. Chris grows vegetables and fruits in her garden.

  • Half Hitch Knot - How to Make a Half Hitch Knot

    Half Hitch Knot - How to Make a Half Hitch Knot

    This tutorial will show how to make a spiral knot using only two cords. This knot is also known as the half hitch spiral knot.  From

  • HDX Junior Tube Cutter

    HDX Junior Tube Cutter

    HDX Junior Tube Cutter features a small, lightweight design that is ideal for working in tight spaces. Use to cut 1/8 in. to 5/8 in. O.D. copper and PVC tubing. The cutter wheel lasts for many uses and is easy to replace.

  • Latch Hook Finish

    How to finish a latch hook project into a wall hanging.  From  Cross Stitches

  • Latch Hook Finishing Instructions

    Learn how to finish the latch hook artwork into a pillow, rug or wall hanging.  From  Wonderart

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  • The Real thing with the Coake Family

    A blog by KC who shares her crafts, diy, recipes and organizing tips among other things that are helpful to busy creative women, like herself. Everything she does is centered around making the home warm and inviting as well as creating special times that the whole family will enjoy.
    Learn more about her world!  From  The Real thing with the Coake Family

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