Waterskin Canteen

Hi, all! This is my tutorial on how to make your very own waterskin! As a kid, hiking through the Rockies, Appalachia and the Alps, I always loved to carry a waterskin instead of a canteen, mainly because it’s easy to handle and not made of rock-hard plastic. Traditional waterskins... Read more »

Scrap Paper Woven Basket

This basket makes a great case for recycling. It’s the perfect project for large pieces of scrap paper like gift wrap and newspaper. Even old maps can be transformed into beautiful new baskets like this woven map basket project. Weaving a basket is the perfect way to combine a traditional... Read more »

LED Robot Ornament

Crafting under pressure is irresistible. This year the Craftzine gals suggested an ornament swap– 12 days before Christmas. With a lot on our plates we all agreed to make time for crafting eight handmade ornaments each, and the deadline made it even more intense. Cheers to speed crafting! Read more »

The Mind Surfer

In recent years, researchers have developed technology that allows people to control computers and wheelchairs with their brain waves. My Mind Surfer is a helmet that seems to allow its wearer to control a toy vehicle via brain waves, but the technology is based on something much simpler than brain... Read more »

Paper Pocket Loom

When the inspiration hits to start weaving, pull out your handy pocket loom and you’re ready to go. The portable loom is provided here or online as a PDF at craftzine.com/08/pocketloom. With the set of measurements in this project, you can easily weave a scarf. For further instruction and other... Read more »

Recycle Office Paper into Blank Books

Here I will give a simple bookbinding tutorial using a Japanese stab-binding technique for making blank books from paper that is printed on one side. These books are useful for all kinds of notes, and tell an interesting story about the place they came from. I work in the computer... Read more »