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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 […]

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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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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 […]

Mini Halloween Pocket Book by Crafty Journal

Mini Halloween Pocket Book

By Noreen Doll. Make a fun Mini Halloween Pocket Book and fill it with insects, bats, ghosts, and more! This cute book only needs one sheet of double sided scrap booking paper to make. Or if you don’t have double sided paper, read on to see what I did. Wouldn’t these make great Halloween party […]

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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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Quick Clean Up Tip for Raw Egg Mess

by Noreen Doll. Drop an Egg on the floor? Here’s a quick clean up tip. Grab your salt box and sprinkle a handful of salt all over the egg. Make it pretty thick, and be sure to get some around the edges. Let it sit a moment while the egg soaks up the salt. Use […]

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How to Remove a Sticky Tag

By Noreen Doll. I found this interesting old Wooden Nickel. A few decades ago this was a very popular way to commemorate an occasion with an inexpensive souvenir that would also raise a little money. Unfortunately, this wooden nickel had the residue of a sticky tag that had not been completely removed. And it had […]

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Halloween Jewelry

Halloween costumes often need some great Halloween jewelry. Or you may like to wear Halloween jewelry during the month of October just for fun. Here are many different kinds of ideas and materials for creating your own one of a kind jewelry. Glow in the Dark Jewelry Use Polymer clay and rubber stamps to make […]

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Milk Jug Ghost

by Noreen Doll. Making a cute Milk Jug Ghost is fun and easy. You Will Need 1 empty gallon milk jug. 1 white plastic bag. black Sharpie. piece of wire or string about 15 to 18 inches long. Instructions Wash out an empty gallon milk jug. Remove cap and place the bottom of a white […]

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DIY Adhesive Magnets

By Noreen Doll. DIY adhesive magnets are quick and easy to make and fun for kids to use. 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 they would be perfect “trick or treat” hand outs. And […]

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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 […]

A Cornucopia of Pumpkin Craft Ideas by Crafty Journal

Pumpkin Crafts

Everyone likes to make pumpkin crafts and Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween crafts. You can make them from all kinds of materials and supplies – even from recycled things. You can now find artificial pumpkins, and you might like to try using one to make a Jack-O-Lantern you can keep. It would be easy to use a […]

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Halloween Crafts for Kids

Everyone will love making these easy Halloween crafts for kids. Kids love to craft, and they especially seem to love crafting for holidays. Halloween crafts for kids is designed to give kids lots of ideas for making their own fun easy Halloween crafts. Many of these are quick and easy and can be made from […]

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