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Paper Plate Pop Up Heart by Crafty Journal

Paper Plate Pop Up Heart

By Noreen Doll. A paper plate pop up heart is a very festive Valentine decoration. It is so easy to create that even a very young child can do it with assistance. This heart requires only a few supplies, most of which you probably already have. Supplies. Paper Plate Red Tissue Paper White School Glue […]

Paper Plate Valentine Card by Crafty Journal

Paper Plate Valentine Card

By Noreen Doll. Make a paper plate Valentine card that can be as intricate or as simple as you want it to be. It’s a good and easy project for kids because they can use crayons, markers, stickers or cut-out pictures. Most kids will like making a giant Valentine card to give to someone special. […]

Gingersnaps - A Favorite Family Recipe by Crafty Journal

Gingersnaps – A Favorite Family Recipe

By Noreen Doll. These gingersnaps are an old family favorite, although we like them soft and chewy rather than crisp. They have a wonderful spicy flavor and don’t last long when we make them. You can tell this recipe card is 4 or 5 decades old. I finally covered it on both sides with packing […]

Heart Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

Heart Soda Can Lights

By Noreen Doll. Heart soda can lights can be used for many festive occasions. It’s a fun way to recycle your soda cans while creating colorful decorations. They can be used for Valentine’s Day, weddings, anniversaries, and even a prom. Simply change the color of the soda can you are using to get the color […]

How to Print a Sturdier Template - Crafty Journal

How to Print a Sturdier Template

By Noreen Doll. Have you ever tried to trace around a paper template? The edges are so flimsy your pencil slides under or over, and makes a mess. Here’s an easy way to print a sturdier template. Cut a manilla folder in half, and then cut one side to 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, […]

Back to Back Tag Pockets (Bonus! Secret Pocket) by Crafty Journal

Back to Back Tag Pockets

By Noreen Doll. A back to back tag pocket has a pocket on each side and a bonus pocket between the tags. These are fun to add to a journal, scrapbook, or album. This is a very easy pocket to make, as you essentially make a giant tag, then make a few cuts and folds, […]

Easy Way to Remove Burned-on Food from a Pan by Crafty Journal

Remove Burned-On Food from a Pan

By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to remove burned on food from a pan. I had a non stick pan with severely burned on food that needed to be cleaned. The food was so welded to the pan I couldn’t even scrape it with a spoon edge. First I added water to it and […]

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How to Print a Sturdier Template - Crafty Journal

How to Print a Sturdier Template

By Noreen Doll. Have you ever tried to trace around a paper template? The edges are so flimsy your pencil slides under or over, and makes a mess. Here’s an easy way to print a sturdier template. Cut a manilla folder in half, and then cut one side to 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, […]

Easy Way to Remove Burned-on Food from a Pan by Crafty Journal

Remove Burned-On Food from a Pan

By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to remove burned on food from a pan. I had a non stick pan with severely burned on food that needed to be cleaned. The food was so welded to the pan I couldn’t even scrape it with a spoon edge. First I added water to it and […]

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 […]

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Valentine’s Day

Sparkly Heart Button Covers - Crafty Journal

Sparkly Heart Button Covers

By Noreen Doll. For a fun way to glitz up your outfit, try these sparkly heart button covers. They are quick and easy, and add some glamour, too. Get a package of glitter hearts from the Dollar Store, or make your own with glitter craft foam. Supplies. Glitter Hearts Table Scatter Craft Knife How to […]

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Valentine Crafts for Kids – Sweet Treats

Sometimes you want to give a little more than just a card, and Valentine crafts for kids with sweet treats has some great ideas These are crafts kids can make, as well as ideas you can use in making Valentines for your youngsters. These would also make great classroom treats for a Valentine’s Day party. […]

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Toddlers Free Valentine Crafts

Here are lots of toddlers free Valentine crafts. With a little preparation ahead, and a bit of assistance, there are many Valentine crafts a toddler can make. Be sure to have any cutting out or putting together done before you bring your young child to the craft area. He/she will be ready to start the […]

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Preschool Valentine Day Crafts

These preschool Valentine Day crafts are easy to make. Kids can create Valentine projects to decorate your home. Most preschoolers enjoy giving Valentine cards or treats to their friends, and here are several preschool Valentine Day crafts ideas they could easily do. Heart Magnets To make heart magnets, stamp hearts onto wood circles and let […]

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Valentine Clipart

If you are looking for Valentine clipart and graphics, and free printables check out these links. Valentine Images More than 200 Valentine images to choose from. Valentine Clipart Lots of Valentine clipart. Valentine Clipart Valentine Clipart Valentine Clipart Vintage Valentine Clipart Cute Valentine Clipart Valentine’s Day Graphics Valentine’s Day graphics include cards, recipe cards and […]

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Valentine Candle

By Noreen Doll. Create a quick and easy Valentine candle centerpiece.   When I saw the colorful bright red garlands in the store, I just had to get one to make something. When I also saw the large battery candles, I knew I could make a very simple but colorful centerpiece. This is a great […]

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