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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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Christmas Ideas

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Toddler Christmas Crafts

Having toddler Christmas crafts to do will help very young children feel part of the preparation for the holiday. By keeping a few staple craft supplies on hand, you can have a project ready for them to do on a moments notice. Some handy things to have are: pipe cleaners, pom poms, cotton balls, craft […]

Scrunched Paper Candy Cane by Crafty Journal

Candy Cane Crafts

Candy Cane crafts are fun to make because you can eat them while you work, as well as make colorful Christmas projects. Of course, not all candy cane crafts are made with the real, edible thing. If you want to keep your finished projects from year to year, look for artificial candy canes to craft […]

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 […]

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Christmas Craft Ideas

Using Christmas craft ideas is a favorite pastime. I have always particularly loved the Christmas season. Spending time with extended family, crafting with my kids and grandkids, and having tree trimming parties with family and friends is all part of what makes the season special. For years I have found Christmas craft ideas all over […]

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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 […]

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Sewing Cards from Greeting Cards

By Noreen Doll. Sewing cards from greeting cards are easy to make and fun for kids to use. To make these, you can use your old Christmas or birthday cards, and shoe laces you can find at the Dollar Store. Look for pictures that will interest and delight children, such as animals, snowmen, or Santa, […]

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