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Mexican Squash Casserole, Gluten Free - Crafty Journal

Mexican Squash Casserole

By Noreen Doll. I enjoy a good quiche, and this one is especially good with its spicy Mexican flavor. It’s easy to make, and gluten free, and it would be a tasty brunch or side dish. Mexican Squash Casserole Ingredients: 1 Medium Yellow Crookneck or Zucchini Squash, grated 1 Onion, diced 2 Cloves Garlic, minced […]

Make colorful Gift Tags from Garment Tags by Crafty Journal.

Gift Tags from Garment Tags

By Noreen Doll. Some of the hang tags that come on garments can be large and very sturdy. I always hate to throw them away, and one of the uses I’ve come up with is to make gift tags from garment tags. You can really use scraps of paper to make these, and use up […]

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box - Idea #2 by Crafty Journal

Christmas Card Box into Gift Box – Idea #2

By Noreen Doll. I had 2 kinds of Christmas card boxes, one with a cardboard top and bottom, and one with a cardboard bottom and clear plastic top. These boxes are a nice size for smaller gifts, and I came up with some fun ideas for altering them. The all cardboard Christmas card gift box […]

Folded Circle Angel by Crafty Journal

Folded Circle Angel

by Noreen Doll. Create an easy folded circle angel and then use it as an ornament or gift tag, or enclose it in a Christmas card. It would be a fun Christmas project for kids, too. Supplies. Double Sided Scrap Booking Paper Buttons Short Piece of Ribbon Double Sided Tape or Glue Scissors Ruler How […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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Santa Clipart

Looking for great Santa clipart? Here are some sites that have several kinds of Santa Claus images. Santa Clipart Find several pages of really nice Santa clipart here. Santa Graphics There are 3 nice Santa graphics here. Santa Picture Gallery Very nice, large Santa picture gallery. Santa Claus Clipart Simple Santa images for kids. Vintage […]


Paper Plate Pop Up Snowman

by Noreen Doll. A paper plate pop up snowman is a fun winter craft for kids to make. It’s quick and easy, and the materials are cheap. After the snowman is cut in a paper plate, and colored, kids can have fun decorating it in their own unique way. What You Need Paper Plate Crayons, […]


Snowman Crafts for Kids

Snowman crafts for kids are almost as much fun as making a real snowman. Most of them are quick and easy to do. Start with almost anything round, paint it white, and add eyes, a mouth, carrot nose and a scarf. For extra fun add a pipe, stick arms with mittens, or a broom. Snowman […]


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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Sweetheart Angel

By Noreen Doll. Create a sweetheart angel for your loved ones. This angel is perfect for Valentine’s Day or just to tell someone you care.  It would also make a nice birthday or thank you gift – or just “I’m thinking of you”. I think it would also be lovely for someone who is recovering […]

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