Dollar Bill Shamrock

Dollar Bill Shamrock - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. This dollar bill shamrock was fun and easy to make. To create it, I used 3 super easy dollar bill hearts and then I rolled another dollar bill the long way to make a stem. It would be a fun gift for someone whose birthday falls on St. Patrick’s Day or even […]

Kicky Chickie Finger Puppet

Kicky Chickie Finger Puppet - Crafty Journal

By Noeen Doll. This Kicky Chickie Finger Puppet would be perfect for a toddler to play with, or just to entertain one. The chick’s legs are created by the fingers the wearer sticks through the holes at the bottom of the puppet, and they are easy and fun for a small child to use. The […]

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create a Valentine holder from a cereal box. Because it has handles, it’s very useful for carrying Valentines to and from school, and for storing them at home. It could also be a sturdy gift box, that can be reused many times. I used a cereal box that was about 8 inches […]

Christmas Card Gift Jar

Crafty Journal - Christmas Card Gift Jar

By Noreen Doll. A Christmas card gift jar is a useful way to re-purpose Christmas cards. Use your old canning jars, or buy a bunch at the end of the summer when they are on clearance. You can also find them at yard sales or thrift stores. Canning jars can be used for so many […]

Small Gift Box

Crafty Journal - Small Gift Box

By Noreen Doll. This small gift box could also be a favor box and you can make it in many sizes. Put your gift or favor in the center of the tissue paper and place it in the box for a lovely presentation. You can use it for any holiday or occasion simply by changing […]

Snowflake Candle

Crafty Journal - Snowflake Candle

By Noreen Doll. Because it’s made with a flameless candle, a snowflake candle could be an easy project for kids or preschoolers. It would be a great craft for a kids class party, and a nice take home gift. Or it could be a fun project to make for a nursing home resident. Here is […]

Ghost Favor Bagalope

Crafty Journal - Ghost Favor Bag

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 […]

Matchbook Money Gift

Crafty Journal - Matchbook Money Gift

By Noreen Doll. For this matchbook money gift, you would want to use between 5 and 10 bills. Fewer than 5 makes the matchbook too thin, and more than 10 makes it too thick. You can vary the amount of money you’re giving just by using various denominations of bills. You could give $100 with […]

Easy Reusable Fabric Gift Bag

Crafty Journal - Easy Reusable Fabric Gift Bag

By Noreen Doll. This gift bag is small, but the nice thing about making gift bags with fabric is that they can be made any size. And what goes in the bags can be all sizes and shapes. In fact, fabric gift bags are perfect for wrapping gifts that are difficult to wrap. The stitching […]

Make a Cube Shape Box from a Cracker Box

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By Noreen Doll. Create a cube shape box from a cracker box or cereal box. Here’s an easy way to do that – and an easy way to make multiple boxes quickly! I needed 18 cube shape boxes to put this Santa bell ornament in to give as gifts, and I didn’t want to spend […]

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