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Welcome to Arts to Crafts where we celebrate all things fun and creative. While I have a love for fiber arts, including knitting, crochet, embroidery, weaving, and macrame. I love all crafts and share various crafts for kids, knitting patterns, handmade gifts to make, and how to upcycle. What I love about arts and crafts is that they soothe the soul. From the design process to getting your hands dirty, arts and crafts are a great way to reduce stress, save money, and have fun. So celebrate your creative side and enjoy finding your next project on ArtsToCrafts.

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Gifts to Make With Decoupage

One of my favorite craft techniques is decoupage.  The first Christmas ornament that I remember making as a child was with decoupage.  And that’s another reason why I love this craft so much.  The technique is ideal for kids and adults alike. Image courtesy of John Bonham2 via Flickr CC 2.0 To decoupage all you … Read more
Crochet Christmas Tree Decoration

Free Crochet Patterns for Christmas

The leaves are falling and with every passing day I think more and more about Christmas and the holidays ahead. I love this time of year and in just a few weeks I’ll start decorating the house to make it warm and festive. That gives me plenty of time to make some new Christmas decorations … Read more
Needle Felted Bear

Needle Felting Ideas and Techniques

If you’ve thought about branching out and trying some different crafts with yarn, then felting may be a great fit for you.  This is not the type of felting where you knit a bag and then throw it in the wash to felt it.  No, these techniques take raw fiber and felt it into beautiful … Read more
Tom Turkey Crochet Pattern

Crochet Patterns for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming, the chill is in the air.  Soon the turkey will be in the oven and the house will be filled with the smells of the day.  Whether you’re having a big family gathering, or dinner with a few friends, enjoy all that the holiday has to offer and celebrate good food, good … Read more
Halloween Wreath

DIY Fall Wreath Ideas

There’s nothing quite like a pretty wreath on a front door to welcome visitors and celebrate the season.  One of the reasons why I like wreaths so much is because they are great craft project for anyone to make.  It doesn’t matter how talented or experienced you are at doing crafts.  You can keep your … Read more
DIY Halloween Bucket

DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Bucket

Halloween just wouldn’t be as much fun if you didn’t have a fun bag or bucket to carry your candy. Sure, the older kids are partial to a pillow case because it can hold so much. But for the younger kids, a cute little bucket is a must-have accessory for any Halloween costume. Here are … Read more
Alcohol Ink Fluid Designs

Crafts to Make With Alcohol Ink

Have you added alcohol inks to your craft drawer yet?  One day I saw a video showing a craft made with these liquid inks and I knew that I had to give them a try.  And of course I was instantly hooked.  I love the versatility of alcohol inks.  You can use them to create … Read more

November Mystery Knit Along

Have you ever done a mystery project?  A mystery knit along is a fun way to work on a project.  Not only do you get to do some knitting, you also get to meet other knitters who are working on the same project.  It’s a fun way to turn an individual activity into something that’s … Read more
Crocheted Thanksgiving Turkey Pattern

Pattern for Crocheted Thanksgiving Decoration

This free crochet pattern is perfect for Thanksgiving and is ideal to put on display by hanging on your front door. The pattern was designed by Debi Yorston as a bib to make Thanksgiving fun for kids, but this is an example of where you can take a pattern and turn it into something that … Read more

Fun Halloween Lantern Decorations

I love all of the fun and easy lighted Halloween crafts that you can make for the holiday.  These ideas can be used to decorate the inside and outside of your home to welcome trick or treaters.  Use these ideas as a starting point and then personalize each one to give it your own twist.  … Read more
Crochet Pumpkin Bean Bag Pattern

Free Halloween Crochet Patterns

The leaves on the trees are bursting with color and now is the perfect time to make some Halloween crafts for your home and family.  From round pumpkins to decorate your table, to adorable hats to keep the kids warm in the cooler weather, there are plenty of fun crochet projects to make with yarn … Read more
Handmade Gift Wrapping

Handmade Gift Wrapping

One way to turn a ho-hum gift into something special is to make your own wrapping paper.  Taking the time to create your own wrapping paper shows the love and care you put into the gift.  Plus, making your own gift wrapping helps you try out new craft techniques, use up left-over supplies, or recycle … Read more