Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Knitting a Bedspread

Knitting a Bedspread

Knitting a bedspread can add a personal touch to almost any bedroom more than any store-bought option. This project is also fairly easy because it involves nothing more than knitting straight lines to create a large rectangle. Therefore, this is a good project for the beginning knitter as she can be

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Appraise Emerald Gemstones

How to Appraise Emerald Gemstones

Emeralds are among the most precious gemstones in the world. They can be natural or synthetic. Synthetic gemstones are stones and that have been made in a laboratory and are typically not valued as high as natural gemstones. In order to improve the clarity, most emeralds are treated to fill the crac

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Install a Beehive Frame Foundation

How to Install a Beehive Frame Foundation

The wax foundation is a starting point for the bees to begin making comb. The foundation will help keep the bees building in a specific area and on the frame, giving the beekeeper easier access to the honey.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: A History of Bathing - Medieval Furniture Plans

A History of Bathing - Medieval Furniture Plans

<u>The Medieval era</u>. During Medieval times, bathing was looked upon with mistrust. It was seen as sensual and done mostly by people who were given to sexual debauchery; many believed that bathing allowed the devil ...

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Video: A Waffle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Video: A Waffle Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Video Transcript Hi, I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts, and in this segment, I'm going to demonstrate how to do the waffle stitch. First, you want to start out with a row of double crochet stitches. Then, you're going to do your beginning chains and a front-post double crochet stitch....

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Decorating Brown Bags for Valentine's Day

Decorating Brown Bags for Valentine's Day

Brown lunch bags are inexpensive and can be decorated with a variety of trims and findings to create Valentine's Day decorations. Preschool children enjoy placing and pressing beads, buttons, ribbon and rhinestones into place. Older children can draw simple designs and outline them in satin or metal

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Spongebob Birthday Crafts

Spongebob Birthday Crafts

When planning a birthday party for a child who adores SpongeBob Squarepants, the yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea, you can create a few crafts for the party guests to do. Crafts not only keep the children entertained throughout the party, but the guests can take their projects ho

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Craft Shows in Perry Hall, Maryland

Craft Shows in Perry Hall, Maryland

Perry Hall is a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland. The town was created in 1775 when a Baltimore merchant established his estate on a 1,000-acre patch of land; now it is a full suburban town with more than 30,000 residents. Perry Hall is home to a myriad of craft shows throughout the year. In 2010, ther

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Make a Soccer Bracelet

How to Make a Soccer Bracelet

Sports fans and athletes love to display their allegiance to a particular team by sporting their team's colors and logos. If you are a soccer player, or simply a fan of the sport, you can join the fun by making your own soccer bracelets. Sport your team's colors with a fashionable bracelet or make o

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Make a Beekeeper Suit

How to Make a Beekeeper Suit

Beekeeping is one way of ensuring your honey supply. It is an activity that is gaining in popularity as both a hobby and a business. In addition to hives, a beekeeping suit is a tool needed to harvest honey. These suits protect the beekeeper from getting stung, which allows the keeper to work in and

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Video: How to Crochet Zigzag Stitches

Video: How to Crochet Zigzag Stitches

Video Transcript I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts, and in this segment, I'm going to show you how to crochet zigzag stitches. The zigzag stitch is a great stitch for making blankets and large crochet items. You want to start with a chain long enough to make whatever it is you're...

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Directions for a Yarn Pompom

Directions for a Yarn Pompom

Pompoms are useful for a multitude of craft and clothing projects. You can purchase ready-made yarn pompoms in craft and sewing stores. They are so simple to make, however, that it is worth the effort to make your own pompoms and save a little money. Making your own also gives you the freedom to use

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Make a Paper Helipad

How to Make a Paper Helipad

Making a paper helipad is an entertaining and detailed crafts task that can be accomplished alone or with a loved one. The project requires very few materials and can be done cheaply; however, everything must be done very carefully to make a beautiful helipad. Paper helipads can be made for small in

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Make a Troll Doll Shirt

How to Make a Troll Doll Shirt

Troll dolls were originally manufactured in the early 1960s and have ranged in size from only a few inches tall to over a foot in height, with the trolls being said to bring good luck to their owners. Some collectors are interested only in locating original Troll dolls, while others enjoy styling t

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Make Balloon Animals and Characters

How to Make Balloon Animals and Characters

Balloon sculpting, also known as balloon twisting, is the art of shaping long, skinny balloons into a variety of shapes to resemble animals and characters. It's a popular craft at kids' parties. People who create these types of balloon animals are sometimes called twisters and work at places such as

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Canada Art Council Grants

Canada Art Council Grants

Canada Council grants support artists and their projects.money, money, money image by easaab from Fotolia.comThe Canada Council for the Arts, commonly known as the Canada Council, is a Canadian government-supported agency that provides funding and support for Canadian artists and...

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: How to Melt Brass in a Crucible

How to Melt Brass in a Crucible

Brass is a fused metal made from the combination of copper and zinc. Like aluminum, brass has a low melting point compared with metals such as gold or steel. Because brass has a low melting point at 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit, it is one of the more difficult metals to melt. When melting brass in a cru