Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday everyone! It is March and we have so much to celebrate! Spring is almost here, it’s National Craft Month, and National Crochet Week starts Sunday, and I have the perfect prize for this weeks giveaway.  Enter now for your chance to win The Hook Nook Interchangeable Hook Set.

The Hook Nook Interchangeable Hook Set features two metallic black resin handles and 6 interchangeable crochet hook tips. Hook sizes: H-8 5mm; I-9.5.5mm; J-10.6mm; K-10.5 6.5mm; L-11 8mm; N -10mm. Comes with a zipper carrying case so you can take it on the go.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What was your least favorite food as a child? Do you still hate it or do you love it now?

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Changable Holiday Gnomes

By General Craft Contributor Michelle

Make a Gnome for all holidays using this super fun kit, and your imagination!  Create your basic gnome, and then change the various hats, and accessories found in the kit to customize your gnome for each holiday as it comes along using Velcro dots.

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Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday everyone! Today, I’ve got a fun giveaway for you! Enter to win an Armour Deluxe Glass Etching Kit!

With the Armour Deluxe Glass Etching Kit, you can enjoy the fun and excitement of creating professional quality, permanently etched designs to decorate and personalize your favorite glassware and mirrors. Kit includes a 2.8 oz. bottle of Armour Etch Cream, 85 Glass Etching Stencils, custom stencil vinyl, design patterns, stencil cutting knife, Camel hair brush, one pair of re-usable gloves, wooden applicator stick, full color instructions, and 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch piece of practice glass.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What is your favorite Board or Card Game?

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Product Review: Solid Oak Macrame Beaded Banner Kit

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Want to try a new craft? Macrame involves a series of knots that are easy and quick to learn. This Solid Oak Kit will let you create a pretty wall hanging while also teaching you a new skill.

CRAFT:
Macrame

DIFFICULTY:
Beginner

MATERIALS:

 

REVIEW:

The macrame kit comes with three skeins of cotton yarn, beads and instructions.

Before getting started I recommend winding the skeins into balls because they can easily get tangled.

The directions suggest gluing the tips of the rope or wrapping them with tape. I recommend using wasabi tape because it is easy to peel off later.

The cotton yard is firm enough to easily knot but still soft enough to not scratch the hands. The beads are a pleasing natural wood.

You’ll need to find a way to secure the rope while you work. I started with zip ties around the back of a chair. However, once I finished the first banner it felt like a waste of zip ties since I could only use them once. Tying the rope with some scrap yarn worked way better.

The instructions have clear visuals for each type of knot. I found this very helpful since this is my first time trying macrame.

At first it felt like I was all thumbs and it was hard to coordinate my hands with the rope.

Over time I started getting the hang of it and the knots became easier to make.

Using the back of a chair works great because you can move ropes you’re not using out of the way.

As I become more comfortable making knots my knotting style tightened up noticeably. The left macrame above was the first one I made. I decided to place the first one in the center of the piece to compensate for the size change..

This took me three days to make. I made the first macrame day one, three of them on day two and did the last one and finished the piece on day three.

Each banner piece uses the same length for the ropes. I was surprised how much the knotting process made the ends uneven.

The wasabi tape also comes in handy at the end. I used it to tape my piece to the floor to cut the tails into a pyramid.

The kit made it easy to try macrame. Even though I’m a beginner at this craft I’m really happy with my finished piece.

Not only did I learn a new skill but now I have some groovy wall art.

Craft on!

Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday everyone! After this crazy week, I thought it would be a good idea to share some warm thoughts, so this week I have a Leisure Arts Rectangle Loom Set to give away.

Knitting is trendy right now, and with these looms it’s so easy. Make cowls, socks, hats, and more. Rectangle, plastic loom sizes include: 8 1/2, 12 1/2, 16 1/2, and 20 1/2 inch. There are easy-to-follow instructions, a needle, and hook tool. Contents and colors may vary.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What’s the biggest mess you’ve made while crafting?

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Free Stuff Friday!!

Happy Friday! It is SUPER cold outside today, and I thought I would try to make up for it with a super fun giveaway. This week, one lucky winner will receive this Jacquard Pinata Color Alcohol Ink Overtones Exciter Pack.

Jacquard Pinata Color Alcohol Inks are highly saturated and fast-drying, for any hard surface, including: glass, metal, plastic, ceramic, stone, leather, resin, polymer clay, YUPO, and all non-porous surfaces. Indelible, impervious to water, alcohol clean-up and re-wet, allowing for unique effects and techniques. Unparalleled for vibrancy with only the most lightfast dyes selected for the palette. Acid-free. Colors include golden yellow, pink, coral, blue-violet, teal, blanco blanco, copper, brass, and pearl. Each bottle has .5 fluid ounces.

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What is your least favorite chore?

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