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Explore Creative Crafts — General Crafting

Are you looking for general arts and crafts resources? Then you've come to the right place! This page features plenty of inspiring Websources featuring craft inspiration, articles, project ideas, free projects, and other crafting fun. More specific crafts are categorized by topic on the left-hand menu of this page.

Free Projects at Rittners Floral Design School
Rittners online floral education center includes dozens of free, funky step-by-step floral design lessons including Fun with Mini-Cubes, Creative Arrangements with Colored Floral Foam, Decorating Hats with Flowers, Ivy Water Bowls, and an assortment of novelty and water designs. Site also features free floral design videos and an entire section for kids with printable coloring pages, flowers, and a unique Q & A "Ask Doctor Steve" section.

Inspiration for Artsy Crafts & Decor — O'Neil Sisters
Craft and do-it-yourself decorating projects and blog by the O'Neil Sisters with articles featured on,, and

52 Projects: Think Outside the Craft
52 Projects is a site dedicated to thinking outside the craft. It's all about projects and project-making. Project ideas, projects to create, projects to check out, and projects to participate in. DIY projects, homemade projects, writing projects, photo projects, projects, projects, projects... and more projects.
Free creative craft projects for all seasons of the year with instructions and patterns. New projects added weekly. Craft sections include wood crafting, fabric crafting, kids crafting, general crafting and card crafting.

Charlotte Lyons
Gain an appreciation for beautiful handmade things. Includes projects for painted pots, decoupage bottles, button flower tree, house ornament, saucer picture frame, pincushion sachet, and needlepoint pillow.

Crafts by Carolyn
A site dedicated to card making based in the UK, with lots of projects, hints and tips, inspiration gallery, and active community forum.

Crafter's Touch
Tons of free crafting project ideas from candle making to kids crafts to scrapbooking to wedding crafts and much more!

Craftygal: Encouraging Self-Expression
Encouraging self-expression with a loaded archive of articles and fun! A wonderfully creative and inspirational site to, as they say, "We're a bunch of craft-happy folks working to inspire other creative types with projects, recipes, personal essays, and interviews with those who craft for a living."

Do It Yourself Network
A great resource with an extensive arts, crafts, decorating, and design project index! Arts and crafts are categorized by topic (example: baskets, holidays, linens and fabrics, photographs and computers, recycled objects, toys and games, woods and leather, followed by a listing of step-by-step projects and ideas you can download and print.

A bi-monthly Webzine for artists and craft persons. Includes a numbered index of craft articles and projects for adults, and a special Kid's Korner crafting project index list. Magazine
Your online source for free family fun, crafts, recipes, and more. The Crafts & Activities channel features free coloring pages, crafts for grown ups, kids crafts and recipes, and party ideas.

Family Crafts at
A solid crafting community site featuring arts and crafts for family, kids, holidays, school, daycare, and more. Coloring pages, craft projects, articles, tips, tricks, tutorials, and techniques.

Hobby Lobby Crafting Ideas
Features seasonal and holiday crafts ideas and projects for adults, teens, kids, and home decorating.

I Can Dream
Find an assortment of beading and sewing craft projects including: beading, bracelets, sun catchers, ribbon fish, ribbon ball, turban and cap.

Discover life's little pleasures. Features many categories of crafting projects for kids, adults, seniors, and teachers. Has new projects every month including: patriotic crafts, candles, t-shirts, and more. Craft archives with craft tips and statistics.

Martha Stewart
A jackpot of recipes, gardening, home decor, and crafting ideas from the queen of crafting! Crafts 101, cards and paper, flower pressing, needlework, wreaths, wraps and bows, kids things, decorating, clipart, and gifts.

Plaid Arts and Crafts Painting Online
Features instructional articles for all kinds of arts and craft ideas! Includes an introduction to decoupage, preserving memories with scrapbooks, a new style in stenciling, folk art color charts, bucilla needle crafts, gallery glass crafting, one stroke painting, a beginner's brush guide, a faux finisher's dictionary and good advice for how to become an advocate for arts education.