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You may have seen the videos online of diamond paintings, the new crafting trend we can’t get enough of. It’s fascinating (and soothing) to watch, and even more fun to do yourself, so Crafterward is here to get you started. Before you begin, pick out a diamond painting kit of your choosing, a canvas to work on and Aleene’s Super Gloss Finish Acrylic Sealer to seal and give your masterpiece a perfect shine. Just follow the steps below to create your bedazzled masterpiece!

Here’s a fun craft that’s incredibly easy and makes for a great gift or treat for yourself … because we all carry keys, and everyone needs a keychain! With a little paint and Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue, you can create a stained glass look on a keychain or any other trinket. Crafterward will walk you through how to put together your faux stained glass keychain and finish it with Aleene’s Acrylic Matte Sealer to add an extra layer of protection.

In the mood to spruce up your space with color and comforting touches? So are we! Fiber art is a great way to decorate with unique texture that’s on the softer side of home décor, but still makes a statement. That’s why we tapped the incredibly creative Knots and Naps for this easy tutorial on how to make a macramé leaf with cotton rope. Combined with Aleene’s Stiffen Quik Fabric Stiffening Spray, you can create an entire set of macramé leaves for colorful wall art with a pretty, nature-inspired boho vibe. Let’s get started!

If you haven’t tried the art of decoupaging yet, you’re missing out! Decoupage is fun to create with, you can make all kinds of cool projects, and it works on lots of different craft surfaces. Not sure how to decoupage? This easy tutorial from Mikyla Creates will show you how to use Aleene’s Premium Decoupage to turn a ceramic mug into a pretty decoration you can display as is or use as creative storage for other items!

Most of us are living in loungewear these days, and we can’t say we’re mad about it. Who doesn’t love being comfortable?! But that doesn’t mean we don’t want our loose, stretchy clothes to also be cute. One quick and easy way to give our comfy clothing fun new flair is with patches; and before you tell us you don’t know how to sew patches on clothing, we’ll tell you that you don’t have to know! Crafterward will show you how to glue patches on loose, stretchy clothing with Aleene’s Flexible Stretchable Fabric Glue.

Want to create some gingerbread men ornaments that look good enough to eat, but are made to last? This fun tutorial from Craft Box Girls will show you how to make cinnamon dough ornaments that look and smell yummy, but can be displayed on your tree for holidays to come. The trick is making your own dough with Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue! Watch the tutorial, then gather up your family to whip up a holly jolly holiday craft everyone will enjoy!

Rugs are a great way to add color, style and comfort to our spaces, but have you ever priced them out? They can be expensive! Save your budget by giving an old rug you already have new life, or upgrading a simple one you snagged on discount with some special additions. In this tutorial, Mikyla Creates will show you how to add fringe and tassels to a rug using Aleene’s Stop Fraying Permanent Fabric Adhesive. It’s a quick and easy way to affordably update your rugs –with no sewing needed!


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