Could You Be A Home Crafter?

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If you're a true home crafter, you itch to bedazzle even the most mundane of household items. Got white walls? Gotta decorate them. Need something new in your closet? Get out your knitting needles, your crochet hook, or your macrame materials! Bureau need a facelift? Decoupage is definitely your bread and butter.

So you think you know your stuff... but how much of a home crafter are you REALLY? Could you make a face scrub out of your pantry items? When was the last time you dipped your own candles, and, be honest, what kind of glue do you have in your glue gun? Test your skills on this DIY home crafting quiz.

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1. To make these Easter eggs, Tammy needs:

  1. Glue, scissors, paintbrushes, and colored paper
  2. Glue, thread, cardboard, and duct tape
Tammy is using a technique called decoupage to decorate her Easter eggs. You can use this technique to personalize lamps, furniture, and picture frames, too! You don't need any special paper for it -- try wrapping paper, wallpaper, magazine cut-outs, greeting cards, and even fabrics!
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2. Beth didn't have stuffing to fill her elephant. She used:

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  1. Pencil shavings
  2. Rocks
  3. Sugar
  4. Old nylon tights
Old nylon tights work great as DIY-stuffings. You can also use worn-out shirts and plastic bags, in a pinch!
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3. If you don't have special origami paper, you can use:

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  1. Poster board
  2. Newspaper
Newspaper is a fun alternative to origami paper! Pro tip? Use the oldest newspaper you can find, and you'll get a vintage, hipster look for your origami projects.
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4. Spring is coming! Make this vase using:

Olya Detry /
  1. A cardboard salt container
  2. A mason jar
When decorated, mason jars make the perfect flower vases. They also make nice candle holders.
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5. Use old crayons to create:

Symonenko Viktoriia /
  1. Chess pieces
  2. A collage
  3. Makeup
  4. Wax candles
Old crayons are a great base for candles! How do you melt them down? All you'll need is a microwave. Make sure the container you use is one you're willing to sacrifice.
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6. Make slime from scratch with:

Yuliia D /
  1. Glue, salt, and water
  2. Lime, eggs, and orange juice
Bored? Mix glue and a saline solution to make homemade slime. Elmer's Glue will do just fine. If you want colors, add a bit of food coloring.
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7. What's the key to a good collage?

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  1. Matching paper textures
  2. Only using teen magazine cutouts
If you're just starting out with collaging, make sure that the different papers you use have similar textures. This will, in turn, ensure that your finished piece is well-blended.
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8. When do you need to use a rotary cutter?

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  1. When cutting food
  2. When cutting fabrics
  3. When cutting a sewing thread
  4. When cutting candles
Rotary cutters are essential for cutting fabrics! Remember to apply even pressure when cutting fabrics, and align the grains of your fabrics when cutting through more than one layer at once.
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9. Pick a good place to dry flowers:

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  1. An attic
  2. Your bathroom
Always dry flowers in a dark, dry area with good circulation. In addition to your attic, you might consider an unused closet.
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10. Get fancy for your next party! Decorate champagne glasses with:

Tanja Esser /
  1. Nail polish
  2. Eye shadow
Nail polish is a great DIY art supply. You can also paint your own phone cases, jewelry, and coffee mugs.
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11. If you don't have any round knitting needles, try...

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  1. Four double-pointed needles
  2. Fishing wire
  3. Nothing
  4. Silly Putty
Four double-pointed needles are a godsend when you don't have round knitting needles. They are also essential for smaller projects, like socks!
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12. Shake things up a bit! Make the body of this piñata out of:

Fer Gregory /
  1. Cloth
  2. Aluminum foil
  3. Porcelain
  4. Paper-mâché
Paper-mâché is a great base for a homemade piñata. After molding the base, you can paint it with bright designs, or glue crepe paper onto it for a more traditional look.
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13. What kinds of fabric can you use for patchwork quilting?

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  1. Lace
  2. Chiffon
  3. Cottons and flannels
  4. Silks
The best fabrics to use for patchwork quilting are cottons and flannels. Make sure to pre-wash, dry, and press before beginning.
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14. To decorate your cellphone case with rhinestones, which glue do you need?

Yuriy Golub /
  1. E-6000 or a hot glue gun
  2. School glue
  3. Wood glue
  4. A glue stick
E-6000 or a hot glue gun are your best bets for gluing rhinestones onto plastic. If you can't procure one of these, find an adhesive that is waterproof, flexible, and durable.
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15. How do you achieve a groovy, spiral tie-dye look?

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  1. Twist your shirt to resemble a cinnamon roll
  2. Scrunch up your shirt any-which way
To create the classic spiral look, pinch a spot on your shirt and begin twisting it into a cinnamon-roll type shape. Use rubber bands or strings to hold the shirt together.
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16. For her next baby shower, Samantha made this stuffed animal by:

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  1. Sewing
  2. Crocheting
Boy, Samantha has mastered the art of crocheting! Pro tip? If you have a hard time retaining the tension in your thread while crocheting, work from a ball of yarn instead of a skein.
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17. What can you use to pick up a dropped stitch when knitting?

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  1. Dental floss
  2. A pair of scissors
  3. A spoon
  4. A crochet hook
Use a crochet hook! First, knit until you've reached the dropped stitch. Pick the dropped stitch up with the crochet hook, and grab the bar of the stitch above it, pulling the bar through the dropped stitch. Trust us, it's not as hard as it sounds.
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18. No thread for sewing on buttons? Use:

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  1. Dental floss
  2. Rubber bands
  3. Glue gun strings
  4. Dried chewing gum
If you have a wardrobe malfunction but are out of thread, dental floss is a good substitute!
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19. To make this felt bunny, you need:

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  1. Wool and hot water
  2. Twine and cold milk
Wool, hot water, and a little bit of soap are all you need to felt! If you have a washing machine, you can stick a knit piece into it, and wash it on your hottest cycle for 20 minutes. Voila!
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20. What do you need to make this soap?

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  1. Coconut oil, lye, and essential oils
  2. Bleach, vegetable oil, and cinnamon
Lye is an essential part of any soap-making process. What kind of lye should you use? 100% sodium hydroxide, or lye in crystal form.
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21. Got old jeans? Surprise your dinner guests by turning them into:

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  1. A bathrobe
  2. Placemats
  3. A pair of shoes
  4. A bed sheet
Don't throw out old jeans! You can patchwork them together into sturdy placemats. Depending on the time you have on your hands, no sewing machine is required.
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22. Are your walls bare? You can make your own loom for a wall tapestry using...

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  1. A picture frame
  2. A hairbrush
You can make your own (basic) loom out of an old picture frame and nails. Just hammer a row of nails onto the top and bottom of your picture frame, and you're good to go!
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23. When quilling, what do you need to keep in mind?

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  1. Roll with the edge of the quilling strip
  2. Only people with slender fingers can quill
Roll with the edge of the quilling strip. Here are some other tips: use thread snippers and not scissors, and colorful backgrounds are better than white backgrounds, which make imperfections more pronounced.
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24. Make your own stamps using:

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  1. Carrots
  2. Potatoes
  3. Strawberries
  4. Vinegar
Potatoes, combined with cookie cutters, make great materials for DIY stamps. They're not long-lasting, but the textures they produce are unique!
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25. How did Fiona make this plant holder?

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  1. Duct tape
  2. Collaging
  3. Sewing
  4. Macrame
Fiona used macrame! What's the secret to macrame? There are seven basic knots you'll have to master, including the lark's head, reverse lark's head, and square and half knots.
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26. Make this paper-mâché unicorn using:

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  1. Flour, water, and newspaper
  2. Hot glue, clay, and stuffing
Flour, water, and newspaper are all you need to start your paper-mâché project. Simply mix one part flour with one part water to form a paste. Then, coat your newspaper strips in the paste. You're well on your way to paper-mâché greatness!
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27. Select the most essential leather-working tools:

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  1. A heavy-weight needle and sharp knife
  2. A paper cutter and a Sharpie
You'll need a heavy-weight needle and sharp knife to start working with leather. Your regular needles and craft scissors won't make the cut. Consider choosing synthetic threads over natural threads, as synthetic materials won't biodegrade over time.
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28. Which tool, pictured below, protects your finger while sewing?

Yuriy Golub /
  1. The scissors
  2. The scrap of jeans
  3. The thimble
  4. The thread
Legend has it that the first thimbles were used by mammoth hunters over 30,000 years ago, as they sewed pearls onto leather products.
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29. To cross-stitch, make a stitch shaped like a:

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  1. H
  2. B
  3. X
  4. A
Make an X! If you've never done cross-stitching before, buy a kit. It'll come with a chart that is color-coded according to where to stitch and what color to use.
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30. What did Frankie use to create these flower stems for Mother's Day?

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  1. Copper wiring
  2. Bamboo
  3. Play-Doh
  4. Pipe cleaners
Pipe cleaners are surprisingly useful. What can you use them for? To decorate scrunchies, as napkin rings, or even as safety pin holders.
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31. Making earrings? You'll need a:

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  1. Chainsaw
  2. Wrench
  3. Hammer
  4. Pair of needle nose pliers
Needle nose pliers are essential for jewelry-making of all kinds. Not only can they bend wire, but they can also cut through wire, if necessary.
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32. To make a sofa cover without a sewing machine, you will need:

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  1. A staple gun
  2. Elmer's Glue
It's true, you won't need to do any sewing. A sheet and a staple gun are all you need to cover your sofa.
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33. What do you need to make homemade paint?

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  1. Flour, water, salt, and food coloring
  2. Turpentine, vinegar, and baking soda
You can make kid-safe, water-based paint using just flour, salt, water, and food coloring. The paint is thicker than most store-bought versions, which makes it great for finger-painting!
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34. Can you use acrylic paint on fabric?

Yuriy Golub /
  1. Yes, if you add the right medium
  2. Never
You can only use acrylic paint on fabrics if you add the right medium to it. This ensures you can launder your designs without worrying about loss of color or sharpness.
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35. When sewing, use these binder clips to:

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  1. Decorate your fabrics
  2. Keep binding in place
Pins can put holes in especially delicate fabrics. Binder clips work wonders as substitutes, holding patterns together without damaging the piece you are working on.
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36. Cut these bottles into hip containers using:

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  1. Nail clippers
  2. String
All you need to cut bottles are string and nail polish remover! How exactly? We'll leave that up to YouTube tutorials.
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37. Need a paintbrush? Make your own with:

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  1. Shredded cloth and a drinking straw
  2. A spoon and gum wrappers
There are a lot of different materials you can use for the bristles of a paintbrush. In addition to shredded cloth, try using needles from a tree, broom bristles, or yarn.
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38. When would you prefer an X-acto knife over scissors?

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  1. When you need to cut things with complicated lines
  2. When you are cutting crepe paper
X-acto knives are great when you need to cut patterns that go beyond simple curves and straight lines. Invest in a cutting board if you're going to use one.
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39. What's special about crepe paper?

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  1. It only comes in pink
  2. You can both sew and iron it
Crepe paper is a perfect crafting paper because you can sew and iron it. Sew crepe paper to make ruffles. Iron sheets of crepe paper to bind them together.
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40. Which pantry ingredients do you need to make a body scrub?

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  1. Whisky, flour, and bread
  2. Syrup, peas, and eggs
  3. Grass, mint, and banana
  4. Sugar, olive oil, and green tea
Making a homemade sugar scrub is easy, and it's good on your skin! All you need is sugar, olive or coconut oil, and essential oils. There are hundreds of recipes to choose from!
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41. Cookie cutters are good for more than just baking! Use them...

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  1. To make clay ornaments
  2. As candle molds
  3. All of these things
  4. As stencils
All of these things! Investing in a nice set of cookie cutters isn't only a culinary investment, it gives you a lot more leeway with DIY projects as well!
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42. Trace your hand-embroidery pattern onto your fabric using:

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  1. A tattoo needle
  2. A pencil and the light of a window
If your fabric is thin enough, you can use the light of a window to transfer your design onto your fabric. Tape your pattern onto the window, and cover it with your fabric. Then trace your pattern onto the fabric with chalk or a pencil.
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43. What is floral tape used for?

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  1. To tape together packing boxes
  2. For stem wrapping and scrap booking
  3. To hold fabrics together
  4. To make your paper smell like flowers
If you're into flower arrangements, invest in some floral tape. Floral tape binds together stems without damaging them. It's also great for scrapbooking!
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44. Want a new dress but no time for shopping? Use a soft, cotton _____.

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  1. Pillowcase
  2. Napkin
  3. Plastic shower curtain
  4. Burlap sack
Turn a pillowcase into a new dress or a top! Look for interesting colors, prints, and textures. All you need is a bit of ribbon and some basic sewing skills.
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45. Use these paper clips to make a:

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  1. A suit of armor
  2. A bracelet
Got extra office supplies? Brightly-colored paper clips make good costume jewelry.
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46. Don't throw them out! Soup cans will look great on your office desk as...

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  1. Drinking cups
  2. Pencil holders
Soup cans -- painted and decorated of course -- make great pencil holders. How can you decorate them? Try acrylic paints.
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47. The key to a good stencil job is:

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  1. Always use a fountain pen
  2. Angle your brush in toward the middle of the stencil
When stenciling, always angle your brush in toward the middle of the stencil to prevent bleeding. Don't use too much paint, and make sure your stencil is made up of something thin, but sturdy enough to hold up to whatever paints you are using.
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48. To decorate the outside of this lightbulb vase, use:

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  1. Sharpie markers
  2. Food coloring
Sharpie markers are good for more than just permanently marking paper. Use them to decorate light bulbs, tote bags, and drinking glasses!
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49. What can you do with a hot glue gun?

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  1. Make DIY non-slip hangers
  2. All of these things!
  3. Make replacement earring backs
  4. Resize a ring
All of these things! Hot glue guns are worth the investment. The thermoplastic adhesive that the hot glue guns melt is extremely useful. In addition to hangers, earring backs, and ring-resizing, you can make your own Harry Potter wands, and you can repair glasses, decorate vases, and make window decorations. Hurray!
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50. What did Lisa use to decorate her walls? /
  1. Packing tape
  2. Washi tape
What is washi tape? Washi tape has a masking-tape-like consistency and is manufactured in different colors, patterns, widths, and textures. Use it to decorate your wall, your ceiling fan, your candle holders, your three-ring binders, and even your computer keyboard!
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