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The 5 Types of Moms Who Craft With Their Kids

Erica Ford | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents
Erica Ford

From macrame plant hangers to friendship pins to Rainbow Loom, it's a time-honored tradition for moms to craft with children. It's also a time-honored tradition for moms to channel their psychological issues when they craft with children. Here are five types of moms who like to express themselves with decoupage and yarn.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Side Business on Etsy

Sarah Peterson | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

In a four month period in 2014 I turned $0.30 into $5,000 with Etsy. Maybe it was timing or maybe it was luck, but I stumbled across a way of using Etsy that helped my Etsy shop start making sales just days after the first listing.

3 DIYs for Your Weekend Craft Party

This Old House | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

You can spend too much on partying this weekend or you can gather some friends and stay in for a crafting party! Here are the top projects from our sister site, The Snug.com, to inspire you!

Summer Craft: Sunprint Fireworks Jars

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.16.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer If you're looking for a unique craft project to tackle with your friends and family this summer, look no fu...

To The Moms: Just Stop It

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

I remember when crackers used to be enough. You probably do, too. Can we get back to that place, please? Deep down, we know we're not doing it for the kids. They couldn't care less.

For 2015 Science-Themed Birthday Parties Are the New 'Frozen'

Anne Chertoff | Posted 05.04.2015 | HuffPost Home
Anne Chertoff

Think you want to plan a scientific party for your birthday boy or girl? Here are some crafty and creative ideas you can do at home.

Blake Lively Picked Up Knitting and So Should You

Unwritten | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Unwritten

When we think of knitting, most people imagine their grandmother in a rocking chair hunched over a pair of needles. But there's something to be said for this meditative DIY craft. While Blake Lively took some time off after becoming a new mom, she found inner peace in knitting. Can you imagine being in her knitting circle?

Refresh a Dress With DIY Potato Printing

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.10.2015 | Style
Maria Rodale

It's coming...slowly...surely... It's nearly here...warm weather! Every year, as the ground thaws and we box up our winter clothes and unpack much-missed lighter layers, we inevitably crave a little newness in our lives.

Easter Craft: Eggshell Vases

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

Easter floral creations don't need to be boring or expected, right? Let me show you how to transform a few simple eggs into an impressive table centerpiece...

Valentine Craft: Love Is in the Air

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

Looking for a really cool Valentine's Day craft for your friends and family? Or are you still searching for a gift to give to your sweetie pie? Well, look no further.

Holiday Craft: Decorating with Repurposed Jars

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.15.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

As I was cleaning my fridge one wintry day, I discovered a mass of spoiled olives, jellies, and other suspicious matter in jars. After emptying and cleaning the jars up, and because I like to recycle in creative ways, I made them into holiday jars filled with pine-scented soy candles with matching miniature tree lids.

From This To That: Crafty Thanksgiving Favors

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.18.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

Before popping those empty food tins into the recycling bin this Thanksgiving, why not use them to create beautiful holiday gifts for your guests?

So This Is Where Pinterest Dreams Go To Die

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.24.2014 | HuffPost Home

Crafting has never been the same since Pinterest came along. On one hand, it's brought out a creative side that some of us never even knew we had. For...

Crafting For Losers

Erica Ford | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

As a kid, I knit my Dad a 16-foot long scarf and then wondered why he never wore it. A ceramic tree I painted looked like a melted bong. When I became a mother, I couldn't wait to craft with my own girls. I thought, I'll be good at crafting now!

5 Things Parents Are Not Obligated To Enjoy

Sara Goldstein | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

I'm not about to bring another free loader with bodily fluids into my house. I've occasionally considered a goldfish and deemed them too much hassle less than 24 hours later. We are gloriously pet-free and I refuse to feel bad about that.

Summer Craft: Mint Tin Treasure Boxes

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer Here's a super-easy and super-fun project for the whole family! Transform empty mint tins into stylish ...

The Ultimate Handcrafted Item in America -- the Child

Vicki Cobb | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

In order to produce original thinkers, creators, innovators and inventors, as well as thoughtful citizens, it is in our national interest to handcraft each child.

How To Make Homemade Play Dough... In 47 Easy Steps

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

44. Listen to her say, "I don't want to PLAY with the play dough. I just wanted to MAKE the play dough."

Jo-Ann Fabrics: A Forsaken Place

Brandy Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Brandy Ferner

I quickly chose my fabrics, knowing full well that I had little time to meander as life with a newborn baby has me on the tight milk leash. I headed to the fabric table, which I will subsequently refer to as the 'hellmouth.'

The Most Generous City In America Is...

Posted 11.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

There are many ways to define generosity, but according to the DIY mavens at Craftsy, there's one true indicator of a person's propensity to give -- t...

Phone Book Pumpkins

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, designer Mark Kintzel Every year, I receive at least two or three phone books. Seriously, who uses those anymore? They magically ...

Why Pinterest Will Not Be the Next Facebook

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

No one loved Pinterest more than me. However, like any doomed relationship, Pinterest had a few deal-breakers I just couldn't shake. People often ask me -- will Pinterest be the next Facebook? A Twitter for women? Sadly, I think not. Here's why.

Why Tim Gunn Hates The Word 'Crafty'

Posted 09.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

Tim Gunn is by far one of our favorite television personalities, and after reading his latest interview with Etsy, we can't help but love him even mor...

Crafting an Infographic Narrative

VisualNews.com | Posted 08.12.2013 | Technology
VisualNews.com

The best infographics are created when a story comes first. In a completed piece, every data point, piece of copy, and design element should support the story. This does not mean, however, that the story an individual or organization wants to tell will intuitively translate to the infographic medium.

WATCH: The Queen Of Etsy Doesn't F*ck Around

Posted 02.03.2013 | Comedy

Most people probably think of Etsy as a place to find a "Parks & Rec" needlepoints or a bicycle charm for their antique bracelet, but apparently there...