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Quick Eyeglasses Holder

By Noreen Doll. A quick eyeglasses holder is an easy gift to make for Mom or Grandma. You can find pretty pot holders inexpensively at the Dollar Store or Target. This would make an easy beginning sewing project for kids. Supplies. Pot Holder Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine How to Make a Quick Eyeglasses […]

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Candy Carrots

By Noreen Doll. You can make fun candy carrots for favors on your Easter table. They are perfect for using with marshmallow bunnies, or dinner rolls in the shape of bunnies. Making them is like using play dough, so kids can help craft them. They would make a fun April Fool food, too. Supplies. Circus […]

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DIY Easy Easter Basket Grass

By Noreen Doll. It’s late the night before Easter and you just realized you have no grass for the Easter baskets. Here’s a quick DIY Easter basket grass idea. Look through your stash of tissue paper and choose a color that coordinates with the basket you’re filling. Tissue paper comes in such a rainbow of […]

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Peep Pops

By Noreen Doll. Peep Pops are a great treat for Easter. What could be better than Peeps and chocolate? You can put them on a stick or straw for no mess eating or just arrange them on a plate. It’s a bit messy to do this with kids, but easy and great fun. Supplies. Peeps […]

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Easter Egg Button Covers

By Noreen Doll. Easter egg button covers are a fun way to decorate a shirt or blouse. Kids can make them from felt or craft foam and decorate them with brightly colored markers. Supplies. Brightly Colored Craft Foam Pencil Scissors Craft Knife How to Make Easter Egg Button Covers. 1. Draw an Easter egg pattern. […]

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Easter Egg Necklace

By Noreen Doll. After you’ve colored all your Easter eggs, an Easter egg necklace is a fun way to use some of them. To make the necklace you need to use empty colored eggs that you’ve blown the contents out of. An Easter egg necklace is a perfect project for a little girl. Its fun […]

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Bunny Long Legs

By Noreen Doll. Create a Bunny Long Legs for a centerpiece or to stand on a shelf. He can be made different sizes by changing the size of the styrofoam egg you use. The egg I used is about 3 inches high, and the bunny is about 6 inches high. Supplies. 1 Styrofoam Egg 1 […]

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How to Blow an Egg

By Noreen Doll. There are lots of Easter crafts that need a blown egg shell. Try this easy way to blow an egg. Supplies. Eggs Fork or Pin Toothpick Bowl Egg Carton to Hold Blown Eggs How to Blow an Egg. 1. To prepare the eggs for blowing, first wash the egg in soapy water […]

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Easy Way to Make a Shamrock

By Noreen Doll. Shamrocks can be a bit tricky to make look nice and even, but here’s an easy way to make a shamrock. All you need is one heart, and you can make any size shamrock depending on the size of heart you use. Here’s how you do it. Supplies. 1 Heart (How to […]

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How to Cut Holes in the Middle of Something

By Noreen Doll. I make lots of projects that require holes in the middle where they are hard to cut. Here is an easy way to cut holes in the middle of something. If the item is soft and flexible and bends easily, cut the hole like this. Fold the item in half so you […]

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A Fast Way to Heal Chapped Hands

By Noreen Doll. My hands often get very chapped. I wash them frequently, which is hard on them. And in the winter time they dry out as well. I’ve tried all kinds of lotions and oils, which help some, but my hands can still be uncomfortable. Recently, I rubbed a Vaporizing Chest Rub (Vicks is […]

The Best Back Scratcher I've Ever Had by Crafty Journal

The Best Back Scratcher I’ve Ever Had!

By Noreen Doll. The best back scratcher I’ve ever had is a metal pasta spoon. I’ve mostly lived in a dry climate, and when we run the heater in the house during the winter my skin dries out even more. As a consequence, my back would often itch. It’s very difficult to reach your entire […]

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Homemade Graduation Gifts

Homemade graduation gifts are a personal way to let a graduate know how much he or she is loved. You can make a unique gift that is personalized for the recipient. If you stitch a gift, you can choose a fabric that is meaningful to the person receiving it, or monogram it, or use the […]

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Small Gift Box

By Noreen Doll. This small gift box could also be a favor box and you can make it in many sizes. Put your gift or favor in the center of the tissue paper and place it in the box for a lovely presentation. You can use it for any holiday or occasion simply by changing […]

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Unique Graduation Gifts

Graduation is an important occasion, and unique graduation gifts can be very meaningful. The graduate has spent many years working to reach this goal, and it is an opportunity for great celebration. You can craft a gift that is geared toward the graduate’s special interest, or personalize it with his/her name or monogram. Use fabrics […]

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Graduation Crafts

You can make these creative graduation crafts to celebrate this important milestone in your graduate’s life. Here are ideas for favors and decorations to help you set the scene for a great graduation party. Graduation Cap Crafts. Unique Homemade Graduation Gifts, Kindergarden Graduation Crafts Do It Yourself Graduation Cards This is a very nice idea […]

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Graduation Cap Crafts

Use these quick easy graduation cap crafts when preparing for your graduate’s celebration. There are also ideas for making a graduation cap box for presenting a gift. More graduation crafts ideas are available here. Graduation Cap Card Print this square petal template from Mirkwood designs in school colors and fold to make a graduation cap […]

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