Rustic Basket

Rustic Basket from a Cardboard Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Today I have a tutorial for this Rustic Basket on the Bowdabra blog.   It’s easy to make, and is created from a recycled cardboard box.

Carrot Gift Box

Carrot Gift Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Craft an easy to make carrot gift box. It’s a fun way to wrap a few candies, or a bit of cash, or other small gift. Let your kids leave something in one for the Easter Bunny, and maybe he’ll leave a small gift or note for them. Carrot Gift Boxes are […]

Bunny Money Hugs

Bunny Money Hugs by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Bunny Money Hugs is a fun way to give a gift of cash. This bunny holds tight to the money! It really can by used any time, but would be especially fun at Easter. The bunny is cute and easy to make, and requires few supplies, especially if you decide to draw […]

Quick Heart Bookmark

Fold a Quick Heart Bookmark by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. It only takes a few folds to make a quick heart bookmark that slides onto a corner of the page you want to mark. Kids can learn to make them, too. They’re fun to give to friends for Valentine’s Day. In fact, these folds are almost the same as you use to […]

Lollipop Angel

Lollipop Angel by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. This sweet lollipop angel is a great favor idea for kids. And it is also easy for kids to make, so it would be a great class or group project. Create it in pink or red for Valentine’s Day. Supplies. Double Sided Colorful Paper or Construction Paper Lollipop Scrap of Ribbon How […]

Easy Whip Stitched Christmas Card Box

Easy Whip Stitched Christmas Card Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Recycle your Christmas cards into a colorful box that can store Christmas ornaments, hide gifts, or hold baked goodies. Create an easy whip stitched Christmas card box quickly and easily. Kids can make it, too. If you don’t have enough cards to make boxes, buy an inexpensive box of cards at the […]

Gift Tags from Garment Tags

Make colorful Gift Tags from Garment Tags by Crafty Journal.

By Noreen Doll. Some of the hang tags that come on garments can be large and very sturdy. I always hate to throw them away, and one of the uses I’ve come up with is to make gift tags from garment tags. You can really use scraps of paper to make these, and use up […]

Christmas Card Box into Gift Box – Idea #2

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box - Idea #2 by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. I had 2 kinds of Christmas card boxes, one with a cardboard top and bottom, and one with a cardboard bottom and clear plastic top. These boxes are a nice size for smaller gifts, and I came up with some fun ideas for altering them. The all cardboard Christmas card gift box […]

Folded Circle Angel

Folded Circle Angel by Crafty Journal

by Noreen Doll. Create an easy folded circle angel and then use it as an ornament or gift tag, or enclose it in a Christmas card. It would be a fun Christmas project for kids, too. Supplies. Double Sided Scrap Booking Paper Buttons Short Piece of Ribbon Double Sided Tape or Glue Scissors Ruler How […]

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. After I mailed all my Christmas cards, I had the empty card box with a nice picture of a snowman on the top. And it was just the size I needed for a small gift box. It also had ads on the sides and top. Rather than toss it, I decided to […]

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