Fulling Wool by Hand

Fulling wool by hand, Muumade.com

Fulling is a great way to upcycle old wool knitwear by shrinking the wool into felt. Finished felt has great texture, as you can see in the above image of a fuzzy grey Simply Simple Dog! The thicker the original piece, the chunkier the resulting felt will be. Also, the looser the knit, the more […]

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Halloween Shadow Puppets

Halloween Shadow Puppets: Witch, Jack O'Lantern, Ghost -Muumade

Looking for a Halloween-themed activity? Here’s how to make Halloween Shadow Puppets of a witch, a Jack O’Lantern and a ghost, and have some chillingly fun theater time! Download the FREE template (Halloween_Shadow_Puppets-Muumade_Free_Template-Letter (US Letter size) or Halloween_Shadow_Puppets-Muumade_Free_Template-A4 (A4 size)) and follow the quick and easy instructions below. You will need: Muumade’s Halloween Shadow Puppet […]

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Doodling Patterns inside Chinese Characters

Doodling Patterns into Chinese Characters- Muumade.com

Doodling patterns inside Chinese characters is a great way to familiarize yourself with their beautiful shapes while at the same time having fun by making beautiful patterns. But what exactly is doodling? According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the word doodle is defined as an “aimless or casual scribble, design or sketch.” Now that does […]

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Making a Waist Pouch from a Pocket

Making a waist pouch from a pocket - upcycling DIY project

This is a tutorial on how to make a waist pouch from a pocket. The finished waist pouch is a practical and fun accessory.  You can use it to carry around small essentials, such as keys, coins and cell phones. This project is also a great way to upcycle an old pair of pants. They […]

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How to Make Pom-Pom Ducklings

Felt Mallard Duck with pom-pom ducklings

In this free tutorial, you will learn how to make pom-pom ducklings. These ducklings are very easy to make and are irresistibly cute. Also, despite being tiny, they can stand on their own legs! (Note: The Mallard daddy duck talking to the pom-pom ducklings in the photo above is a Little Felt Duck, made from […]

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Repairing Leather Straps

Repairing Leather Bag Straps

Even the highest quality bags experience wear and tear with use.  But some are so well made and loved that they are worth mending many times over.  In this post, I want to share how I repaired the leather straps of one of my favorite backpacks. If your bag or backpack has a leather strap […]

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How to Make a Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card

How to make a Pop-up Christmas Tree Card

Winter greetings!  I know the weeks before Christmas are a very hectic time of the year.  So here is how to make an easy but elegant DIY Pop-Up Christmas Tree Card for this year’s winter greetings. The materials and tools that you will need are: 1 sheet of white paper (it can be either US […]

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