Make your own specialized candles!

Normal candles are nice, but their shape are so boring. Sure, there are specialty candles in many different shapes, but what if you could take any personal item and clone it into a candle? It would be totally unique, and maybe even a perfect gift for that special someone! Well believe it or not, it’s actually quite easy to make your own candle mold, as shown in this tutorial from Mist8k. So gather up your boring standard candles, melt them down and make a truly unique candle from them! The best thing is, if you fail the first time, you can just melt the wax down and try again!

If wax is not the material you want to make your pieces out of, then check out the other videos about casting on our site: How to cast.

14 great photography tricks!

Okay, you are done. You have worked your butt off for several weeks, maybe even months, but your project is finally complete, and it is AWESOME! You wish to show it to the world and what better way than to take pictures or record a video about it? But why not add some really cool camera tricks to the view, some eye candy if you will? You can make gorgeous looking pictures/videos with very simple tools and materials. COOPH has made these extremely awesome tutorials that can help anyone to make super cool recording effects! And if the only camera you have is in a mobile phone, you can still make some great pictures, as demonstrated in their video below. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make some eye candy. Your viewers will enjoy your project even more!

Origami paper everywhere!

Have you wanted to learn origami, but never found a place to buy real origami paper? Or perhaps you believe it would be too expensive? If so, you are wrong on both counts! You don’t need specialty paper to do origami, in fact, most of what you would ordinarily throw in the trash could have been used to make beautiful origami art. Don’t believe us? Then just watch this frugal video from happypuppytruffles (our favorite origami YouTube channel) and learn the real value of ordinary paper! After watching this video, we wouldn’t be surprised if you start looking around in your paper waste basket for those excellent scraps of origami paper 🙂

Make your own strip opening packages

If you plan to give away or sell your crafts, you should spend time on designing the package. A gift or product will always be more appreciated if it looks good and professional. One way of doing that is to add a strip to the openings that can be teared away, like padded envelopes have for instance. Thanx to happypuppytruffles we can now learn how to accomplish this with a neat product called “Zipper-Tape”! This can of course also be applied to boxes, jars, bottle necks and any other containers. All in all, a simple way of making your packaging look good and professional!

How to draw butterflies simply

When it comes to drawing, the most difficult shapes are the ones with a lot of curves in them. Animals typically have a lot of curves, which makes them extraordinarily hard to draw, but there is one animal that is an exception: The butterfly. In this simple tutorial, Sea Lemon show us how simple it is to make realistic drawings of butterflies which can be used for decorations and much more!