Want a More Creative Fall? This Week’s Top Hacks Are Here to Help!

After a busy summer, fall is the perfect excuse to slow things down and get back to doing and making what you love. We’ve rounded up 13 of our best tips, tricks and hacks to help you get back in your creative groove and dreaming up projects that will get you more “oohs” and “ahhs” than pumpkin-spiced [insert anything here].

Fall in Love with These Hacks:

Chocolate Ganache Without Cream
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Cooking

You won’t believe there’s no cream! Check out these 8 ways to make chocolate ganache — minus the cream — and enjoy a whole new world of flavor in your decadent ganache.

Crusting Buttercream
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Cake Decorating

Crust on your cake? It’s true! Get this simple trick for making buttercream that sets firm, creating a primed surface for impressive piping, fondant, gum paste and more.

How to Shorten Jeans
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Sewing

If you have trouble shopping for the perfect jeans (who doesn’t?) this hack is for you! Find out how to easily shorten jeans while keeping the original hem in tact.

How to Bind Quilts
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Quilting

Learn how to easily bind your quilts with a simple six-step method! Stop dreading the binding process and enjoy the clean results this technique provides.

Machine Embroidery Tips
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Embroidery

Embrace machine embroidery with these 10 tips for beginners! Whether you’re new to the craft or just want to review the basics, these are tips you shouldn’t embroider without.

Easy Pictures to Draw
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Drawing

Want to start drawing but not sure where to begin? Check out these six easy pictures for beginners to draw! The results are anything but beginner.

Watercolor Techniques for Beginners
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Painting

Are your watercolors running the show — or just plain running? Check out these five accessible watercolor techniques for beautiful results.

Photography Hacks
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Photography

Stop buying fancy equipment and check out these five photography hacks to take your photos from “meh” to mesmerizing!

How to Wind a Bobbin
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Spinning & Weaving

A FREE tutorial? Sign us up! Find out how to wind a bobbin, pirn and stick shuttle for fabulous, stress-free results.

Blocking Knitting
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Knitting

Don’t let your knits get bent out of shape! Check out these helpful hacks for blocking your knits and achieve the perfect shape every time.

Determining Yarn Weight
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Crocheting

Mystery yarn weights have you scratching your head? Check out this handy trick for determining yarn weights of secondhand or scrap yarns!

Jewelry Studio Essentials
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Jewelry

Is your jewelry studio outfitted with all of the essentials? Find out with this list of jewelry making must-haves you never thought you’d need!

Paper Quilling Beginner
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Paper Crafts

Quilling is the latest must-see trend in paper and we’ve got seven quilling tips to get you up to speed on this surprisingly simple new craft.f

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