Charming interlocking wood sculptures

Zenji Funabashi creates colorful animals scultures that lock together in all sorts of fun ways. Imagine the satisfaction of sliding the pieces together. Read the rest

Watch these super satisfying wax sealing compilations

There's something very delightful about pressing a nice metal stamp into perfectly cooled wax. The YouTubers at Calligraphy Masters gathered up some of their favorites. Read the rest

How to make a shiny ball out of aluminum foil

15 or 20 year ago Japanese schoolkids started making shiny balls out of mud (dorodango). Now people have figured out how to make shiny balls out of aluminum foil. They look very cool! To make one, you crumble up an entire roll of aluminum foil, then compact it with a hammer. After that, you have to polish it with increasingly finer sandpaper and polishes. It's a lengthy process, but that's the point. Read the rest

Watch how to etch glass with vinyl stencils and sand

Plotters with precision cutters certainly make glass etching easier that making stencils by hand, but it's still very labor intensive. Read the rest

Hand-cranked wooden automata

Kazuaki Harada creates lots of charming and funny hand-cranked automata. Read the rest

Watch this intricate Pokemon cross stitch project take shape over months

Linda at Eponases creates all kinds of cool cross-stich projects, but this massive piece of Pokemon characters is out of this world. Read the rest

Beautiful sculptures made entirely of store-bought nails

John Bisbee spends his days turning common steel nails into wonderful works of art. This short documentary by American Craft Council tours his Maine studio. Read the rest

Watch this real-time creation of a glass flower encased in a sphere

John Kobuki demonstrates the remarkable patience, dexterity, and craftsmanship required to spend 40 minutes shaping a clear glass sphere with a flower inside. Read the rest

Beautiful embroidered moths and butterflies

Yumi Okita creates strikingly accurate and colorful moths and butterflies from thread and felt. Read the rest

Beautiful sculptures made entirely of ribbon

Ribbonesia specializes in gathering, twisting, and tying ribbon into vibrant animals, plants, and other sculpted forms. Some are complex like this dragon and peacock. Read the rest

Guy gets super-high on ayahuasca, gets cosmic woodworking instructions

Chris Isner was a regular guy until an ayahuasca trip gave him clear instructions on creating a trippy style of bas relief wood sculptures. Read the rest

How to make a Harry Potter Golden Egg

YouTuber TheCraftMaiden decided to make a Harry Potter Golden Egg, and it's a triumph of winging it when trying a craft project. It even has a turnable owl to open it. Read the rest

Watch this artist assemble her gorgeous papercraft portraits

Yulia Brodskaya (previously) creates beautiful textured portraits by tightly folding and quilling colorful paper and affixing it upright on a flat surface. Here's a timelapse of her piece Girl with peacock earrings. Read the rest

Massive T-rex made from balloons

World champion balloon artist Mark Verge twisted up this huge Tyrannosaurus rex from 700 balloons. He calls it the "the coolest thing I’ve ever made.”

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Artist tied one beautiful knot every day of 2016

San Francisco artist Windy Chien made one new knot every day last year and many of them are exquisite string sculptures. She learned from The Ashley Book of Knots, Clifford W. Ashley's 1944 tome of 4,000 knots.

“I like the repetition of knots—it lets me get into a state of flow,” Chien told Wired. “But what I’m primarily interested in is how our eyes follow a line. The line is one of the six building blocks of art, and I’m obsessed with it.”

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Beautiful dog eye drawn with wool and felt

Sarah Vaci creates wonderful portraits with colored wool and felt from her UK studio. Watch her make a dog eye in this 24-minute relaxing tutorial. Read the rest

Father/son gingerbread Apple ][+

Nathan writes, "My son and I decided gingerbread houses were boring, so we built a gingerbread Apple II computer instead, including the interior with power supply, motherboard, and an expansion card." Read the rest

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