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How to Take Off the Tire on a Triumph ST Motorcycle

Riding motorcycles is a fun and exciting pastime for many enthusiasts. Whether its at the track, in the backyard or through the woods, riding Triumph motorcycles is a hobby that can provide hours of entertainment for you, family and friends. While most bikes are pretty maintanence free (other than p

Weaving Loom Instructions

Weaving on a loom looks complicated to most beginners. Weaving, however, is the simple process of entwining two sets of yarn to create patterns and designs. The novice needs only a few everyday items to begin learning this age-old craft.

How to Clean Raw Gemstones and Smoky Quartz

Whether you hunt rocks in the high desert of California, look for smoky quartz at Pikes Peak, Colorado, find rare gemstones in Arkansas or look for rocks on the trails of the Appalachian Mountains, your specimens need cleaning to find the real stone. The stones have an outer coating of clay and und

How to Make a Seed Garland Wreath

Garland made from birdseed ornaments is both decorative and beneficial to your feathered friends. Make your own seed ornaments for the garland in shapes relating to a particular holiday or season. Leaf shaped ornaments suit a fall seed wreath, hearts work for Valentine's day. Create a wreath from th

How to Make a Clothes Pin Bag

If you don't like the sight of unused clothes pins dangling from the line, gather them up and put them in a bag. You can purchase plain clothes pin bags, but why not make your own from a child's button-up-the-front, outgrown shirt?

Glass Bead Crafts

Glass beads are beautiful, colorful and very versatile choices for all kinds of craft projects. You can make any type of jewelry with glass beads, from a simple strand necklace to an intricately beaded art piece. Consider combining strands of glass beads to hang as curtains for your window or as a w

Great Used Image Frames Ideas

If you drop a framed picture, you throw away the crushed glass and the frame. But what if the frame is particularly nice? Or what if the frame is nearly undamaged? Suddenly you get some ...

How to Knit a Worm

Use the basic knitting skills you already have to knit up a worm, or an entire garden's worth of worms. Working in the round produces a tight, seamless spiral that is perfect for forming a worm, you won't have a single seam to sew. This project uses a knitting technique known as icord, which can be

What Do You Do for a Butterfly With Crinkled Wings?

Butterflies are day-flying insects with knobby antennae, four brightly colored and patterned wings and a long proboscis. The insects are pollinators, moving from flower to flower to drink the flower's nectar and transferring pollen to each in the process. The butterfly is the adult stage of caterpil

How to Make Paper Drums

For a Christmas play or a child's costume for any occasion, dress your child as a Little Drummer Boy and make a simple drum out of paper. The paper drum is light enough to be worn around the child's head on a string, and the paper will make it a quiet drum that adults can appreciate.

How to Make Gingerbread Boys on Paper

A unit on gingerbread boys can be wonderful during winter months. Accompanying the book, "The Little Gingerbread Boy", primary students can create a craft version of their own gingerbread boy. Gingerbread boys are also a cute way to do a winter classroom craft that does not have a connotation tied

About Henna Ink

Henna ink is a natural dye made from the leaves of the henna plant. In many parts of the world, application of the dye to the skin is a ritualistic art form, but it has since blossomed into recreational use. An alternative to more permanent body art, henna ink has a number of advantages -and some sa

How to Heat Sapphire

Sapphires in their natural state are totally clear or have a pale, faint color. Treating sapphires with heat dates back to ancient Egypt, when Egyptians heated the stones to bring out the subtle colors. Most sapphires sold on the market today have received some form of heat treatment, which is a mor

Pioneer Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

Crafts and games help children understand the pioneer homestead image by mavrick from Fotolia.comPioneer Day, officially celebrated July 24 in Utah, commemorates Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers' arrival into Salt Lake City after their journey from Illinois and...

How to Create Molds With Plaster of Paris

Plaster of Paris is a very versatile substance. It is used extensively in construction and home repair. You probably have plaster covering the ceiling of a room in your house. Plaster also has a variety of uses in craft making and art. Michelangelo's paintings in the Sistine Chapel are frescoes, pai

Making Beaded Rings

Gathering MaterialsWhen choosing beads for a beaded ring, the person making the ring must consider both the design of the ring and the size of the beads. Sometimes the ring maker may even sketch out the design of the ring beforehand. Beads should generally be small or flat so that they...

How to Make a Fake Topiary

A topiary can be a charming addition to any home or garden. However, it takes a lot of work to keep a live topiary maintained. It must be watered, trimmed, and shaped regularly. Many people do not have the time or resources to do this. Fortunately, there is a relatively simple and inexpensive al

How to Make Smocked Drapes

Smocking was introduced in the 13th or 14th century. According to the Highveld Smocker's Guild, the type of stitching used to create smocking indicated its geographical origin. Added designs indicated what the wearer did for a living. Over the centuries, this type of sewing drifted out of men's appa