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Create a black widow paper rosette with orange and black strips of Halloween paper. By Crafty Journal.

Black Widow Paper Rosette

By Noreen Doll. Create a fun black widow paper rosette with colorful orange and black strips of Halloween paper. These would make great party decorations and you could also use bats, ghosts, or jack-o-lanterns. This rosette is small, but you can make them larger, too. Supplies. Orange, Black, Yellow, and Green Halloween Paper Small Piece […]

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Milk Jug Ghost Garland

By Noreen Doll. A milk jug ghost garland is easy and fun to create. If you make small ghosts, you can get a lot from one milk jug, so you can make a really long garland if you want to. I was able to get about 15 ghosts from one jug. I made them all […]

Money Gift in a Papercrafted Frame by Crafty Journal

Money Gift in a Paper Frame

By Noreen Doll. Frame your favorite president’s face to make a clever money gift in a paper frame. I presented this gift with a tag that said, “I thought you might like to have a photo of Ulysses S. Grant.” Of course, you would use the name of whatever president was on the money. The […]

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Eric’s Pop Up Ghost

By Noreen Doll. I was allowed to borrow Eric’s cute Pop Up Ghost idea just so I could share it with you! It’s really very simple, but lots of fun for little guys. I made this project with paper, but to make it last longer you could use cardboard, craft foam or stiff felt. Fairly […]

Glittery Fall Leaf Earrings by Crafty Journal

Glittery Fall Leaf Earrings

By Noreen Doll. Create a fun pair of glittery fall leaf earrings to dress up for autumn. You only need a few supplies and a few minutes to make this fun accessory. If you can’t find glitter leaves or want to make your own, you can find glitter craft foam to create any size or […]

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 […]

Super Fast Folded 3 Pocket Page by Crafty Journal

Super Fast Folded 3 Pocket Page

By Noreen Doll. This super fast folded 3 pocket page really is speedy! You can make several of them in just a few minutes to add to an album or journal. Supplies. Scrap Booking Paper, 1 sheet 12 by 12 inches Scoring Tool Scissors Double Sided Tape How to Make a Super Fast Folded 3 […]

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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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Cheap Amateur Painting Tips

By Noreen Doll. Periodically we need to repaint a room in our house, and in the process have found some ways to make painting cheaper and easier. Of course, we always buy good quality paint, but we’ve discovered some cheap tricks to help keep the costs down. Foam Brushes Get a couple of bags of […]

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Halloween Ideas

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Haunting Halloween Notepads

By Noreen Doll. Haunting Halloween notepads are a wonderful idea for a small Halloween gift!   Done in assembly line fashion, you can make a lot of them in a short time. These Halloween notepads are perfect for Trick or Treat, small gifts for friends or co-workers, or for kids to make to give their […]

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Craft Ideas for Halloween

There are so many craft ideas for Halloween that you can find a project for almost anything you want to make. The projects on this page require a little more time and effort than most of the other, easy craft ideas – but the results will be worth it. Paper Mache Skeletons This paper mache […]

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Peek A Boo Frankie

By Noreen Doll. Frankie is always a Halloween favorite, and a peek a boo Frankie is a fun idea for kids. He can be made with card stock or craft foam, but craft foam would be sturdier and take more of a beating. Materials. Paper for Pattern Craft Foam – Green, Black, and White White […]

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Mummified Can

By Noreen Doll. Craft a mummified can for Halloween. Find an old faded white or ecru T-shirt or an old sheet to make mummy bandages. If they are too white you can coffee dye or tea dye them to look ancient. I tried both coffee and tea dye, but I used a very light shade, […]

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Ghost Garland

Milk Jug Ghost Garland

By Noreen Doll. A milk jug ghost garland is easy and fun to create. If you make small ghosts, you can get a lot from one milk jug, so you can make a really long garland if you want to. I was able to get about 15 ghosts from one jug. I made them all […]

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Big Hairy Tarantula

By Noreen Doll. Craft a delightful big hairy tarantula.  He would love to sit in the center of your table. Kids will delight in making this fun and easy spider. Supplies 1 Small Paper Plate 1 Paper Bowl, the same size around as the plate 4 Black Bump Chenille Stems 2 Large Wiggly Eyes Paper […]

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