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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 […]

Dollar Bill Skull by Crafty Journal

Dollar Bill Skull

By Noreen Doll. Fold a Dollar Bill Skull for a fun Halloween treat. This would be cute to give your kids, or to use as prizes at a Halloween party. It would also be fun to scatter a few into a centerpiece on your table, or use at place settings. Materials. Dollar Bill Black Craft […]

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper

By Noreen Doll. Recycle a plastic jug to make a spooky ghost pencil topper. This cute Halloween idea would make a great classroom project. They are so quick and easy to make, they could also be fun treat bag hand outs, as you can make a lot of them from just 1 milk jug. Other […]

Bone Appetit Napkin Ring by Crafty Journal

Bone Appetit Napkin Ring

By Noreen Doll. This easy Bone Appetit Napkin Ring is so quick it could be made at the last minute for a party or dinner. Kids could be a great help with it, or they could make them for a school party. Materials. White Craft Foam Sheet Pencil Paper Scissors How to Make a Bone […]

Apple Crisp (Gluten Free) - Crafty Journal

Apple Crisp (Gluten Free)

By Noreen Doll. Now that apple season is here, this gluten free Apple Crisp is a delicious dish to make. We love it fresh out of the oven, and it also makes a great breakfast the next morning – if there’s any left! The secret to making really tasty Apple Crisp is to use at […]

Vampire Bat Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

Vampire Bat Pencil Topper

By Noreen Doll. Bats are always popular with kids, so this vampire bat pencil topper will make a great project. Kids can create them, or you can make them as treats for a party or to hand out on Halloween. Because they are quick and easy, they would also be a great classroom project. Materials. […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Quick Raw Egg Clean Up - Crafty Journal

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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Halloween Ideas

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Halloween Wreaths

Wreaths are a universal holiday decoration, and Halloween wreaths can be made to look as spooky or funky as you like. Most of these Halloween wreaths are fairly simple to make, and many use some recycled materials. Skull Wreath Craft this easy skull wreath using a paper plate, newspaper, black paint and skulls. Day of […]

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Ghost Favor Bagalope

By Noreen Doll. A ghost favor bagalope can be easily made with a white envelope and a black marker. They’re great fun for kids to make, and inexpensive for a Halloween party. Materials. White Envelope Black Marker Ruler or Scoring Board Stylus or Other Tool for Scoring Scissors Double Sided Tape How to Make a […]

Crafty Journal - Jack O Lantern Bath Pouf

Jack O Lantern Bath Pouf

By Noreen Doll. Create a Jack O Lantern bath pouf in just a few minutes. With just felt, a pipe cleaner and an orange bath pouf, you can make a cute Jack O Lantern. Materials 1 Green Pipe Cleaner 1 Orange Bath Pouf Small Piece of Black Felt Instructions for the Jack O Lantern Bath […]

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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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 […]

Crafty Journal - Skull Wreath

Skull Wreath

by Noreen Doll. The idea for this skull wreath came to me one day when I was wandering around the dollar store and came upon a mesh bag full of skulls. In Mexico the Day of the Dead is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. This skull wreath would make a perfect Day of the […]

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