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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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Peek A Boo Ghost

By Noreen Doll. Peek a boo ghosts are fun for older kids to make and younger kids to play with. They would be great Halloween party favors for kids. Use craft foam or card stock to make them. I made the ghost from a milk jug. See the templates as a guide to creating the […]

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Milk Jug Ghost

by Noreen Doll. Making a plastic Milk Jug Ghost is fun and easy. You Will Need 1 empty gallon milk jug. 1 white plastic bag. black Sharpie. piece of wire or string about 15 to 18 inches long. Instructions Wash out an empty gallon milk jug. Remove cap and place the bottom of a white […]

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Pumpkin Topiary

Topiaries are interesting to make, and a pumpkin topiary is a perfect centerpiece for your Halloween table. Some of these topiaries are made with real pumpkins, but artificial pumpkins are so easy to find now, that you might prefer to use them. A real pumpkin topiary won’t last very long, particularly if you have to […]

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Kids Easy Halloween Treats

Kids love to help in the kitchen, and they will enjoy making these kids easy Halloween treats. These treat ideas are great for parties, to share in the classroom, or just to make for friends and family. Frankenmallows Really cute Frankenstein marshmallows kids can make with marshmallows, green food coloring and chocolate chips. Brides of […]

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Easy Halloween Crafts

Easy Halloween crafts can be quickly put together for a fun decoration. In today’s busy lifestyle we often don’t have time to spend crafting for the holidays. Here are some quick and easy Halloween crafts to get you started. Milk Jug Ghost Here’s a quick Halloween craft you can make with some recyclables and other […]

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Halloween Crafts for Preschoolers

Finding Halloween crafts for preschoolers that are fun, but not too challenging can be difficult. Young children love to do crafts, but frequently don’t have the small motor skills to do intricate projects. There are several Halloween crafts for preschoolers here that will produce great results without frustrating your young crafter. Preschool Pumpkin Crafts are […]

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