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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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Date of the Dead

By Noreen Doll. Ethel and Harold Bone-Apart step out on a date of the dead. Both of them are wrapped in their best and ready for a good time! Ethel dressed up in her favorite color – blue, and Harold is trendy in woodsy camouflage. See how easy it is to make a quick, fun […]

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Creepy Crawly Pumpkin Topiary

By Noreen Doll. Craft a creepy crawly pumpkin topiary to decorate your Halloween table. I try not to use expensive items for crafting because I know lots of people couldn’t afford to make crafts if it required purchasing expensive supplies. And I like to recycle as much as possible. So head to your recycle bin […]

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Arachnophobia Wreath

By Noreen Doll. An arachnophobia wreath can be a colorful, scary (for those who don’t like spiders!) addition to Halloween decor. It’s quick and easy to put together and a nice contrast of Halloween colors. I found some very interesting Creepy Cloth at the Dollar store, and I picked up a package of black. It […]

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Halloween Jewelry

Halloween costumes often need some great Halloween jewelry. Or you may like to wear Halloween jewelry during the month of October just for fun. Here are many different kinds of ideas and materials for creating your own one of a kind jewelry. Glow in the Dark Jewelry Use Polymer clay and rubber stamps to make […]

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Halloween Crafts for Kids

Everyone will love making these easy Halloween crafts for kids. Kids love to craft, and they especially seem to love crafting for holidays. Halloween crafts for kids is designed to give kids lots of ideas for making their own fun easy Halloween crafts. Many of these are quick and easy and can be made from […]

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Free Halloween Crafts

If you need lots of ideas for free Halloween crafts, look no further. All of these Halloween craft ideas are free, and many of the materials you need to make them can be found in your own home. Many of these craft projects can be made from recyclables, so you won’t need to spend a […]

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