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Chipboard is a versatile medium that comes pre-cut in a variety of shapes and sizes for your paper crafting projects. If you have a drawer full of fun chipboard shapes but no idea what to do with them, these seven examples will open up a world of creativity!
Whether you're looking for a way to spend rainy days at home or hoping to launch a profitable business, crafting is a popular pastime among men, women and children of all ages. But you might need a little help finding the right project. Choose one from this list, and you can't go wrong.
By Bambi Turner
You don't have to understand steampunk to appreciate the Altoids tins created by tinnovator Jake von Slatt. However, learning about this imaginative subculture makes the designer's creations all the more enjoyable.
Artist Desiree McCrorey combines two seemingly disparate media -- polymer clay and Altoids tins -- to create jewelry boxes with their own uniquely eco-friendly style.
Next time you start to throw away a burned-out light bulb or empty coffee tin, consider using these items to craft Christmas decorations instead. With a little ingenuity and a few materials you can spruce up your tree.
It displays photos from that magical trip to Paris, next to the lovely postcard your sweetie sent and the takeout menu for that Thai place you've been meaning to try. Since you look at your corkboard every day, why not spruce it up a bit?
Copper is a versatile metal that can be used to make jewelry, sprinklers and mobiles. Whether you find your copper around the house or purchase it from a company, creating artsy crafts from recycled copper is a rewarding do-it-yourself activity.
By Libby Little
From birthday bashes to romantic dinners, the sparkling shimmer of soft candlelight instantly makes any moment more magical and special. But once you snuff out the candles and the smoke clears, what do you do with those puddles of melted wax?