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Crafting Spring in January

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer About this time every year, I long for those fresh-cut garden flowers -- the tulips, peonies, and roses com...

Crafting With Kids: Fantasy vs. Reality

Deva Dalporto | Posted 01.11.2016 | Parents
Deva Dalporto

Crafting with the kids... it always seems like such a good idea.

Knit One, Vulva Two: Vaginal Knitting

Dani Alpert | Posted 01.08.2016 | Comedy
Dani Alpert

Knit one, vulva two. Or is it knit one, purl two? I'm definitely late coming to this party but better late than never. I thought that after the Vaginal Yogurt scandal and my crack reporting on Vaginal Weightlifting that the hoo hoo was out of wondrous activities. I was wrong. Again. I give you Vaginal Knitting.

Holiday Leaf Ornaments... With a Twist of Bling

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.18.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer Here in the Northeast this past fall, the foliage on the trees was brilliant, and I really wanted to preser...

An Unusual Gift for a Creative Introvert

Naomi Liddell | Posted 12.07.2015 | Arts
Naomi Liddell

I'm an introvert, often mistaken for an extrovert. I can talk a lot, I'm not afraid of large parties, I have zero problems being the centre of attention and new places or experiences make me really happy.

Autumn Craft: Wild-Foraged Wreath

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer I love creating wreaths for the holidays--especially foraged wreaths. Inspired by nature on a recent after...

Creative Practices to Tame Holiday Anxiety

Becca Piastrelli | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Becca Piastrelli

Working with your hands calms your nervous system, brings you into the present moment, and reignites that spark of passion and creativity that only be had by connecting to your intuition. Here are four practices for a calmer, happier holiday season.

10 Easy (And Affordable) Ways To Add Fall Spirit To Your Home

Dot & Bo | Posted 09.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dot & Bo

Luckily, there are plenty of affordable and easy ways to embrace the changing of the seasons and make your home feel festive without breaking the bank.

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, 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

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.