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Easy Bell Angel Garland by Crafty Journal

Bell Angel Garland

By Noreen Doll. If you love angels, this Bell Angel Garland is perfect for you! It’s quick, easy and inexpensive. Most of the supplies came from the Dollar Store. Supplies. Bell Garland from the Dollar Store. They also came in gold and silver. There were 10 bells on my garland, so these are the supplies […]

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box by Crafty Journal

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box

By Noreen Doll. After I mailed all my Christmas cards, I had the empty card box with a nice picture of a snowman on the top. And it was just the size I needed for a small gift box. It also had ads on the sides and top. Rather than toss it, I decided to […]

Sparkly Leaf Button Covers - Crafty Journal

Sparkly Leaf Button Covers

By Noreen Doll. Add a little glitz to a plain blouse for your Fall or Thanksgiving festivities by making sparkly leaf button covers. I found these glitter leaves in a craft store, but you can also buy sheets of glitter craft foam to make your own. Supplies. Glitter Leaves or Craft Foam to make leaves. […]

Dollar Bill Angel

Dollar Bill Angel

By Noreen Doll. Angels are very popular, and here’s a fun Dollar Bill Angel you can make. It is a much nicer way to give a gift of cash, and easy to create. You can give any amount of cash this way. For instance you could make the body from a $10 bill and the […]

Dollar Bill Turkey by Crafty Journal

Dollar Bill Turkey

By Noreen Doll. Wouldn’t it be fun to set a Dollar Bill Turkey at each place setting on your Thanksgiving table! Or to set one at each of the kid’s places. They’re very easy to make, and I like to add features to them. Materials. Crisp Dollar Bill Craft Foam, Felt, or Card Stock Scraps […]

One Sheet Folded Advent Pocket Book - Crafty Journal

One Sheet Advent Pocket Book

By Noreen Doll. This One Sheet Advent Pocket Book is actually made of 3 one sheet books put together, as 24 pages were needed for the 24 days in December leading up to Christmas Day. So basically, you make 3 quick and easy 8 page pocket books and then combine them into one larger book. […]

Ideas for Christmas Activities by Crafty Journal

Ideas for Christmas Activities

By Noreen Doll. Christmas is a special and exciting time for kids, and sometimes they can get over excited. By planning activities for them to do each day, it gives them focus and helps them also to think of others. Here are some ideas for things kids can do while waiting for Christmas to arrive. […]

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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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Dollar Bill Angel

Dollar Bill Angel

By Noreen Doll. Angels are very popular, and here’s a fun Dollar Bill Angel you can make. It is a much nicer way to give a gift of cash, and easy to create. You can give any amount of cash this way. For instance you could make the body from a $10 bill and the […]

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Christmas Angel Crafts

Christmas angel crafts are perfect for hanging on your tree. Many of these angels could be made into magnets or pins. They could also be used on a gift tag, or enclosed in a Christmas card. An angel makes a nice gift for someone special. Kids will be able to make many of these Christmas […]

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Snowflake Angel

By Noreen Doll. A snowflake angel is quick and easy to make and would make a nice little gift to add to the top of a package to be used as an ornament. By adding a magnet to the back, you could make it into a magnet instead. I used wire edged ribbon for the […]

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Nativity Children Crafts

Nativity children crafts are nice for kids to make and enjoy as they wait for Christmas to arrive. And it helps them to understand the meaning of Christmas. Most of these are pretty quickly and easily made, and preschoolers could probably manage most of them with some adult help. The gingerbread nativity is fun because […]

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Snowman Soup Craft

A great Christmas or winter gift idea is a snowman soup craft. It’s easy to make, with just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand. Make fun packaging by putting it in a snowman mug, or making a mug from card stock and decorating it with a cute snowman. Or you could stamp […]

Single Use Poinsettia Soaps by Crafty Journal

Single Use Poinsettia Soaps

By Noreen Doll. Single use poinsettia soaps make a nice hostess gift, or a gift for someone who frequently has guests. Each leaf has enough soap for a single use, and the disposable leaf  will provide a slight scrub. The soaped leaves can be attractively arranged in a Christmas dish to make a pretty decoration […]

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