Easy yarn flowers for decorations

Sometimes, techniques are the difference between complicated looking things and easy looking things. This is one of the easy crafts that gives a complicated look. Here, Jacy from Craft Life shows us how easy it is to make a flower ornament from any yarn by only using a rod, like a pen or a marker. Glue a button to it and it looks great! But we don’t want you to stop there! Why not try to apply this technique to tiny things, like toothpicks, or really big things like the stem of a great big oak tree! We truly think you will find thousands of cool experiments and design ideas with this simple technique!

Polymer clay

In this tutorial made by Ann Le from Anneorshine polymer clay is used to make cute little accessories such as bow-tie rings and mustache necklaces, but this material can be used in a lot of other projects. Basically, anything you could make from ordinary clay, you can make out of polymer clay. The big difference is that instead of having to buy an expensive kiln, you can use your average run of the mill kitchen oven. That makes this material perfect for small-scale crafts!

Ann Le also shows some neat modeling tricks to get nice shapes and colors, how to attach the pieces to rings and necklaces, and how to protect the paint with gloss varnish. All in all, this is an excellent tutorial which any crafter would find interesting to watch.