Get Crafty at Home with Paddi and Susan!

Create stuff with coffee filters! Paddi recommends two YouTube videos that show you how to make beautiful spring “flowers” using plain old coffee filters. Check out Coffee Filter Tree Peony and DIY Coffee Filter Flowers,

Have you ever wondered how to make a fancy greeting card that’s embossed? You may think you need special equipment but not so! Our intrepid Paddi located two YouTube videos that explain how you can use waxed paper to add a special something to your homemade greeting cards. To get started, watch YouTube videos Wax Paper Embossed Background and Creative Uses of Embossing Folders.

My Drawing Tutorials  —  If you’ve always wanted to learn how to draw, or want to improve your drawing skills, this YouTube channel features hundreds of drawing tutorial videos! Videos range from portrait and figure drawing to still life and basic techniques. Additionally, the site also has some acrylic painting videos.  The videos are contributed by different artists, and there’s sure to be one to fit your learning style!

Crafts By Amanda – The site features hundreds of craft tutorials (for both kids and adults) from Amanda, a well-known craft expert and craft book author.

Super Coloring – –  Hundreds of free coloring pages for adults! Coloring pages cover a wide range of subjects and interests, from soothing mandalas to crazy Pop Art! Settle down with a cup of tea and let you imagination run wild. If you don’t have a printer, not to worry. Email us at and we will print a couple out and pop them in the mail to you.

10 DIY crafts using stuff you already have around your house! Paddi recommends this fun video from The Fluffy Hedgehog, which includes 10 simple, fun, easy-to-do crafty projects

Get going with scrapbooking and more! Susan writes: “Crafty friends–and those who want to be: I am excited to let you know that is offering FREE online classes covering a variety of subjects. If you have always wanted to learn calligraphy, they have a class for that; want to get your “craft” area organized, they have a class for that. The classes appear to range from basic instruction to classes for those who have some experience. Classes also include cardmaking, journaling, flower decor and mixed media, to name a few. New classes are being added so hop on to the site and check it out. I’m excited about the classes on card making and hope to discover new ideas and techniques to share when we can meet again in person. Happy crafting!!!”

House of Handmade –  – “Love to create? We’ve got you covered with loads of DIY craft tutorials to help you decorate every space in your home and more.”  The site also includes an upcycling section showing you how to repurpose items you may already have at home!

Dear Handmade Life – – This collection of do-it-yourself craft projects, recipes, and stories from entrepreneurial women is terrific! Also included on the site is the Dear Handmade Life Podcast, which focuses on interviews with creative women and tips on creating a creative business.