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The Spruce Crafts - Find Your Next DIY Project

Find fun and easy craft ideas or discover a new hobby! Our DIY projects range from paper crafts to needlecrafts, and there's enough to keep you busy for weeks on end.

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Kennedy Half Dollar Values and Prices (1964-2015)

The United States Mint first produced the Kennedy half dollars in 1964 a few months after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. The nation was in mourning after the assassination of this popular president. Congress moved quickly to pass a law (Public Law 88-256) to eliminate the Franklin half dollar design and create a coin to commemorate President John F. Kennedy.

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22 Best Handmade Soap Recipes for Beginners

When making soap from scratch, try to find a simple soap recipe that utilizes oils you might already have in your kitchen. You can also examine your pantry for other ingredients that would work well in a bar of soap.

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How to Fix Bobbin Thread Malfunction, Bunching, and Tangling

A bird's nest of loopy, tangled bobbin thread on the underside of your sewing is one of the most common sewing machine problems to quickly derail any project you're working on. But don't panic––this problem is almost always easy to fix.

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Susan B. Anthony One Dollar Coin Values and Prices

The United States Mint issued Susan B. Anthony one dollar coins from 1979 through 1981 and then again in 1999. Although you do not find them in circulation very often, they are quite common and inexpensive.

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14 DIY Bathroom Vanity Plans You Can Build Today

All these DIY bathroom vanity plans include color photos, diagrams, step-by-step building instructions, supply and cut lists, as well as tips and tricks to help you get your project done quickly, on a budget.

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Modern U.S. Proof Set Values and Prices

The U.S. Mint made proof sets from 1936 through today. Over time the average coin values based upon current market conditions have fluctuated very little. When buying or selling your United States, proof sets make sure all original U.S. Mint packaging, boxes and all original documents and Certificates of Authenticity (COA) are included.

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6 Basic Crochet Stitches for Beginners - The Spruce Crafts

Crochet is an easy craft to learn because you only need to know a few stitches to be able to make a wide variety of different projects. Learn the most common beginner crochet stitches with this basic crochet stitch guide.

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How Much Is My Indian Head Penny (1859-1909) Worth?

Next to the Lincoln penny, the Indian Head Penny is the most popular series of small cents collected by numismatists.Circulated examples are readily found in your favorite coin store local coin show. There are a few key coins that could stretch your coin collecting budget while you assemble your collection of Indian head pennies.

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10 Microwave Dish and Bowl Cozy Sewing Patterns

A hot bowl of soup or chili is great—except when it's too hot to take out of the microwave! Solve that problem with a handmade potholder designed to go in the microwave along with the bowl.

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12 DIY Planter Box Plans for Free - The Spruce Crafts

Adding a DIY planter box to your porch or yard is a great way to add some curb appeal for just a little effort and money. You could even build a DIY porch swing, plant stand, and an Adirondack chair to complete your outdoor makeover.

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Where to Play Scrabble or Words With Friends Online

There are several ways to play Scrabble and Words With Friends online, including some officially sanctioned sites and some unofficial sites where you can play Scrabble-like crossword games.

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25 Easy Crochet Patterns for Beginners - The Spruce

Crochet scarves, blankets, and some shawls are all easy rectangle shapes. They don't require you to know advanced beginner crochet skills like increasing and decreasing.That's why we've included a lot of those, as well as some other fun and easy crochet projects, in this roundup.

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Free Plastic Canvas Patterns - The Spruce Crafts

Plastic canvas is the perfect medium for beginning sewers and cross stitchers: it’s structured so it maintains its rigidity, has an inherent grid for even stitches, and can be cut into shapes prior to starting, so it's an all-around easy medium.

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How to Play Mancala - The Spruce Crafts

Mancala is essentially a game in which players "sow" and "capture" seeds. This process wasn't always played for fun; in fact, according to some historians, Mancala may have been an ancient record-keeping technique.

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15 Stitches Every Embroiderer Should Know

Learning hand embroidery is both fun and relaxing, plus it's an easy way to create beautiful art with fabric and thread. Getting started in embroidery may seem intimidating at first, but most patterns only require a few basic stitches and our stitching tutorials fit the bill.

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16 Craft Ideas for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Preschoolers can finger paint paper plates, then add construction paper faces and limbs to create their own petting zoos. Paper plates provide the perfect canvas for kids–they're sturdy enough for paint and glue, and double as a convenient paint palette.

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25 Easy Knitting Patterns for Beginners - The Spruce Crafts

When you're new to knitting, making a simple scarf is a safe and easy project.But then what? These 25 free knitting patterns are perfect for the newbie or advanced beginner looking to learn a few new techniques.

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20 Completely Free Macrame Patterns - The Spruce Crafts

These free macrame patterns will add some originality and boho vibes to your home and are budget-friendly enough, that you can make a dozen of them! They make great gifts as well; your friends and family will love that you took the time to make them something with your own two hands.. Most of these projects only use macrame cord and a few other supplies.

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Free Crochet Edging Patterns - The Spruce Crafts

Welcome to our main directory of free crochet edging patterns, which also includes patterns for trims, borders, and other edges. Whether you need edgings for clothing, linens, pillowcases, baby blankets, afghans, scarves, or other projects, you'll find plenty of options to choose from.

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