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Jute Definition

When you first start with DIY projects and crafts, you’ll soon discover that there are a lot of different types of materials that are available to you. The choice depends a lot on the project you’re working on and the material that is needed for such project. Working with crafts usually means that you have already been using jute, but if you haven’t, it’s high time that you did. What is jute? Jute is essentially a type of twine. This twine is made from the plant, also named jute, which means that this is a natural fiber. The plant grows quite long and it’s rather soft, with natural shiny, golden color, which is the reason why it’s also known as the golden fiber. The plant requires low maintenance, with low pesticide and fertilizer usage. Not only is biodegradable and environmentally-friend...

What is Jute?

Jute is a type of natural fiber. It’s long, soft and shiny type of fiber which is spun into coarse threads. Jute fibers are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose and lignin.It’s one of the most affordable natural fibers and it’s second in the amount of vegetable fibers produced globally, next to cotton. Such high demand is due to the cheapness of the material, as well as softens and uniformity of fibers. Some interesting facts about jute: It’s 100% biodegradable, which makes it environmental-friendly. It requires low pesticide and fertilizers. Jute is the cheapest vegetable fiber. It’s also called the Golden Fiber due to golden and silky shine. It’s the second most important vegetable fiber after cotton. The material has high strength and breathability which makes it suitable...

5 Fabulous Rustic DIY Home Décor Ideas

We usually relate rustic with countryside and this is how the style emerged as the one with the elements of country living and rural life in general. It’s also characterized by simplicity and elements of nature, regardless if it’s expressed through the natural materials being used or applying natural colors. If you want to apply a touch of rustic to your home decor, here are five fabulous ideas to help you out. Stepladder side table This idea is perfect for a bedside table, but you can actually fit it into any room in the house, as a regular shelf. It’s a perfect way to decorate a corner, plus it’s quite handy to store all sorts of things. For starters, you’ll need a stepladder and that’ll be the base of this project. Place the ladder at the desired angle and attach it safely to the wall. ...

What Is Burlap Made Of

What is burlap? Burlap is a material that has a coarse texture coming from the strong fibers used to weave the material. It’s very durable, which is why it’s handy for all sorts of outdoor projects. It’s also heat resistant. It usually comes in the natural beige, light brown color but it’s easy to dye it, so a lot of colorful burlap fabrics are also available. Burlap isn’t used for clothing because the material is rather harsh and itchy. Instead, it’s used for sacks and bags mainly, as well as for gardening, covering objects and constructions, etc. It’s considered an eco-friendly material, which is why the usage of such bags, sacks, and other products has been popularized nowadays. Burlap is also an affordable material. What is burlap made of? Burlap is a woven fabric which is usually made...

12 Spring Ribbon Crafts

Springtime is a perfect time to start some new craft projects. Even if you’re new to arts and crafts, you’ll love the projects we’ve found for you. One thing they all have in common is ribbon! We all love using ribbons for our crafts, and here are a couple spring-inspired ideas. Ribbon chandelier This colorful chandelier will bring spring into any living room. It’s also a great decoration for the garden. You’ll need a hoop and lots of ribbons, fabrics, pom pom, yarns, etc. They don’t have to be the same length, because the idea is to create a messy look with lots of different color, patterns, and lengths. Use a glue gun to make sure the strips hang firm from the hoop. Full tutorial: Hart’s Desire Egg carton flower bouquet Flower projects are perfect for spring, especially those with water ...

16 Creative Ways to Use Ribbon

If you love using ribbons in creative DIY projects, you’ll love these ideas. Regardless if you’ve just bought a new collection of ribbons of different colors, or if you have some ribbon scraps left over, you can find some creative ways to put them to a good use. Glitter jars These glitter jars are amazing home decoration, plus they can be used as gift bags. You’ll need jars, some tape, glitter, glue and a piece of ribbon. Wrap the tape around the jar and leave the places where you’ll glue the glitter. Smudge the glue all over, spill the glitter, and then remove the tape. Tie a ribbon bow on the top of the jar. Full tutorial: Kleinworth and Co Rain boots revamp Who says rain boots have to be dull? There’s a cool way to revamp your rain boots using a piece of ribbon, and we’re sharing the id...

6 Things You Need to Know About Ribbons

If you love using ribbons in your arts and crafts projects, you’ll need to know the helpful information about the ribbons. 1. Ribbon width Ribbon comes in several widths and those include: 1/8″ – 3/4” These ribbons are known as being narrow, and sometimes they are even called trim ribbon. The width of this group ranges between 3 and 19 mm and they are commonly used for gift wrapping, especially smaller gifts, scrapbook projects and by florists. 7/8″ – 1½” The range of this ribbon type is between 20 and 40 mm which makes this ribbon one of the most commonly found ribbon width. It’s perfect for making bows, gift wrapping as well as for jewelry making. 2″ – 3″ This is known as a bit wider ribbon, the width going over 70 mm. It’s generally used f...

10 Easter Crafts Your Kids Will Love

Craft are such an amazing way to boost kids’ creativity, which has a positive impact on their development and their skills. Crafts are also a great time to bond as a family, especially around holidays when everyone gathers. If you and your family love crafts, you’ll love the suggestion for Easter kids crafts. Easter tree There’s no reason why a tree should be for Christmas only. Here’s an idea how to make an Easter tree. For starters, you’ll need a cone, which will be a tree base. It can be a foam cone, but a cardboard will work as well. You’ll need a pack of Easter eggs and Easter grass to decorate the tree. And you’ll also need a glue gun. Let your kids arrange the eggs in any way they want and provide assistance with gluing the eggs to the cone. This decoration is perfect for a table. F...

10 Best Bow Tutorials

There are many different ways to make and use a bow, so we’ve decided to put together an ultimate collection of the best bow tutorials. If crafts are your thing, and you want to try out something new, you’ll love these. The bows from these tutorials can be used for various different purposes, although decor and gift wrapping are the first ideas we have when we think about bows. Christmas bow This one is called a Christmas bow because it’s quite big and it’s red and green, colors that most people associate with Christmas, but in fact, it can be used for many different occasions. It’s made from wired ribbon, but you can also use burlap or grosgrain ribbon for this type of bow. Since it needs to be quite large, you should use wider ribbon to get more voluminous loops. Full tutorial: HomeTalk ...

7 DIY Craft Ideas with Kids

One of the best ways to boost creative thinking and imagination of your little ones is through DIY craft projects. Through these projects, kids get to imagine and make things based on an idea, using any materials you have available in your home. From colorful yarns to crayons, ribbons, and paper, anything can be a material used in craft projects. And as a result, you get handy items, decorations or toys kids can play with. Check out these cool DIY craft ideas with kids and pick one to try this week! Paper kites Kites are always a great toy for kids, so this is one of those DIY craft projects for kids you simply have to try out. For starters, you’ll need paper and paper straws. Use any colors you like. You’ll also need some glue to hold everything together, scissors to cut the shapes, a pen...

15 Adorable DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

Any holiday can be an excuse for giving a card. It can accompany the gift, or the card itself can be given. And when you make an effort to make your own card, with a custom message, this gesture of gift giving has even greater meaning. From simple DIY kids cards to romantic ones for that special someone, here’s a list of the most adorable DIY Valentine’s Day cards with tutorials on how to make them. Heart yarn cards You’ll have so much fun making this one. Simply punch holes alongside the heart shape and thread the yarn, any way you want. The beauty of this card is that you can get creative and thread certain patterns or you could randomly thread the yarn through the holes. It’s a perfect activity to do with kids this Valentine’s Day. Full tutorial: Hello Wonderful Heart-shaped ballo...

6 DIY Valentine’s Day Crafts

As Valentine’s Day is approaching, we’re exploring some creative ideas to collect the best DIY Valentine’s Day crafts. These could be an inspiration for making DIY gifts, for decorating your home or simply a fun and engaging craft project for you. There are lots of ideas with heart shapes and red color because these two are commonly known as symbols of love. Heart-shaped puzzle Here’s an adorable decoration or a gift for someone special. You’ll have so much fun making this one. The materials needed include Popsicle sticks, puzzle pieces, a heart-shaped cardboard, and ribbon. You’ll also need some paint, a hot glue gun, and a permanent marker. To make a frame, put down ten sticks next to each other. Make sure they’re aligned. Then glue two stick across on the opposite ends. Next, you’ll mak...

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