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Given all the uncertainty swirling about COVID-19, there's a lot of desire to help. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say staying home, washing your hands and practicing social distancing are some of the best things to do at this time, many local governments are also encouraging everyone wear face masks when outside their own home.
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Stranded knitting is a style of colorwork that traditionally carries two or more yarns along the back of your knitting. There are a ton of ways to incorporate it into your work — Fair Isle is one most people know best — and it helps bring out a variety of detail and color in a single project. See for yourself in the patterns below, then download and start knitting!
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Just when you thought reading couldn't get any more fun, these oceanic felt animals are here to swim right into your heart. The tutorial below dives into how to make a squid, but the same method can be used to make any animal you love.
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Once you learn to bake croissants, you'll never use store-bought again. Sure, these flaky French pastries are a bit of a time commitment, but as professional baker Colette Christian demonstrates in her class Classic Croissants: Modern Techniques, the payoff is so, so worth it.
Nicole Weston
Halloween is all about things that go bump in the night and things that glow in the dark. This handmade card definitely fits the bill — it's cute in the daylight, but spooky once the lights go down.
Kristen Magee
Every witch needs a familiar, so why not make one out of fondant? Kick off the spooky season with these scarily superstitious Halloween cake toppers.
Lynlee North Beckett
Gift tags are a great way to let kids put a handmade touch on their Mother's Day present. (Not to mention they save you a trip to the store.) But don't reserve this project for once a year — the whole fam can make a bunch to keep on hand for graduations, birthdays and holidays, so they're always ready for a special occasion!
Giova Brusa
Vintage birdcages are oh-so-pretty for flower arrangements and party decor, but they’re extra sweet when turned into cupcakes. Here’s how to make ‘em for your Mama Bird, or anybody else who makes your heart take wing.
Beginner
If you've got something to say, say it in neon! Making this DIY speech bubble sign is a fun way to spend an afternoon, and the good times keep going once it's hung on your wall.
Beginner
With a few basic tools — and a hefty amount of wool — the cutest embroidery hoops and 3D creations are just waiting to be created. Needle felting is an easy craft for fiber fanatics to love, so choose from any of the cute projects below and start stabbing!
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