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Super Quick Way to Shred Meat - Crafty Journal

Super Quick Way to Shred Meat

By Noreen Doll. Many recipes call for shredded meat. Here’s the quickest way I’ve found to shred meat. Before cooking, cube the meat into 2 inch cubes. Cook meat in your crock pot, oven, or stove top. When the meat is finished cooking and ready to shred, simply use a potato masher to shred it. […]

Easy Way to Remove Rust Stains from the Shower by Crafty Journal.

Remove Rust from the Shower

By Noreen Doll. This morning I noticed rust stains on a shelf in the shower, left by a metal can of shaving gel that had been sitting in water. I decided to try my usual cleaner, and it worked quickly and easily. I sprinkled some baking soda on the rust stain and then added a […]

Dollar Bill Skull by Crafty Journal

Dollar Bill Skull

By Noreen Doll. Fold a Dollar Bill Skull for a fun Halloween treat. This would be cute to give your kids, or to use as prizes at a Halloween party. It would also be fun to scatter a few into a centerpiece on your table, or use at place settings. Materials. Dollar Bill Black Craft […]

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper

By Noreen Doll. Recycle a plastic jug to make a spooky ghost pencil topper. This cute Halloween idea would make a great classroom project. They are so quick and easy to make, they could also be fun treat bag hand outs, as you can make a lot of them from just 1 milk jug. Other […]

Bone Appetit Napkin Ring by Crafty Journal

Bone Appetit Napkin Ring

By Noreen Doll. This easy Bone Appetit Napkin Ring is so quick it could be made at the last minute for a party or dinner. Kids could be a great help with it, or they could make them for a school party. Materials. White Craft Foam Sheet Pencil Paper Scissors How to Make a Bone […]

Apple Crisp (Gluten Free) - Crafty Journal

Apple Crisp (Gluten Free)

By Noreen Doll. Now that apple season is here, this gluten free Apple Crisp is a delicious dish to make. We love it fresh out of the oven, and it also makes a great breakfast the next morning – if there’s any left! The secret to making really tasty Apple Crisp is to use at […]

Vampire Bat Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

Vampire Bat Pencil Topper

By Noreen Doll. Bats are always popular with kids, so this vampire bat pencil topper will make a great project. Kids can create them, or you can make them as treats for a party or to hand out on Halloween. Because they are quick and easy, they would also be a great classroom project. Materials. […]

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Super Quick Way to Shred Meat - Crafty Journal

Super Quick Way to Shred Meat

By Noreen Doll. Many recipes call for shredded meat. Here’s the quickest way I’ve found to shred meat. Before cooking, cube the meat into 2 inch cubes. Cook meat in your crock pot, oven, or stove top. When the meat is finished cooking and ready to shred, simply use a potato masher to shred it. […]

Easy Way to Remove Rust Stains from the Shower by Crafty Journal.

Remove Rust from the Shower

By Noreen Doll. This morning I noticed rust stains on a shelf in the shower, left by a metal can of shaving gel that had been sitting in water. I decided to try my usual cleaner, and it worked quickly and easily. I sprinkled some baking soda on the rust stain and then added a […]

Apple Buying Tip - Crafty Journal

Apple Buying Tip

By Noreen Doll. Once you’ve found a bag of apples or other produce that is fairly unblemished, how do you get them home without major bruising? During the process of checking out, my apples frequently got banged around so much by the cashier that I expected to find rotten applesauce when I got the apples […]

Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife by Crafty Journal

Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife

By Noreen Doll. A cardboard safety sheath for a knife is very handy, not only to protect the blade of the knife, but to protect your fingers from the blade. The first time I made one was when we were going on a trip and I wanted to make sure no one was cut with […]

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip by Crafty Journal

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip

By Noreen Doll. A Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip is easy to make with a pot holder, and really handy for holding a pan with a hot handle. Just slip the pot handle grip over the handle of the pot or pan to use it. Because I found these hot pads in the Dollar Store […]

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Easy Halloween Crafts

Easy Halloween crafts can be quickly put together for a fun decoration. In today’s busy lifestyle we often don’t have time to spend crafting for the holidays. Here are some quick and easy Halloween crafts to get you started. Milk Jug Ghost Here’s a quick Halloween craft you can make with some recyclables and other […]

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Craft Ideas for Halloween

There are so many craft ideas for Halloween that you can find a project for almost anything you want to make. The projects on this page require a little more time and effort than most of the other, easy craft ideas – but the results will be worth it. Paper Mache Skeletons This paper mache […]

Eric's Pop Up Ghost - Crafty Journal

Eric’s Pop Up Ghost

By Noreen Doll. I was allowed to borrow Eric’s cute Pop Up Ghost idea just so I could share it with you! It’s really very simple, but lots of fun for little guys. I made this project with paper, but to make it last longer you could use cardboard, craft foam or stiff felt. Fairly […]

Crafty Journal - Paper Plate Vampire Bat

Paper Plate Vampire Bat

by Noreen Doll. This paper plate vampire bat is super easy to create, and bats are always a fun craft to make for Halloween. Each of these fun bats only requires 2 paper plates, and you can make them large or small, according to the size of your paper plates. I spray painted my bats […]

Crafty Journal - Jack O Lantern Finger Puppet

Jack O Lantern Finger Puppet

By Noreen Doll. Create an easy Jack O Lantern finger puppet that is quick to make and fun to use. This is great for young kids to play with as it is very durable. Materials. Craft Foam –  Orange, Green and Black Scrap Paper to make a pattern Scissors Foam Glue Sharpie How to Make […]

Crafty Journal - Halloween Adhesive Magnets

DIY Adhesive Magnets

By Noreen Doll. DIY adhesive magnets are quick and easy to make and fun for kids to use. You can use up scraps of paper with cute pictures. They are great party favors, or a great party craft for kids to make at a Halloween gathering. They are so quick and cheap to make, that […]

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