School Alphabet Strip Ribbon and Bow

School Alphabet Strip Ribbon and Bow by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Here’s a fun school alphabet strip ribbon and bow you can create for back to school craft projects and teacher gifts. The ribbon can be made long enough to wrap around a package or wreath, or made into an easy bow to attach to the front. The bow would be perfect for […]

Matchbox Gift Box

Matchbox Gift Box - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. This matchbox gift box started out to be something else, which didn’t work out. Then my daughter pointed out that it would make a re-usable gift box. So the project was salvaged and turned out well. It works on the same principle as a matchbox, as the box slides out of the […]

How to Make Tags

How to Make Tags by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Wouldn’t it be nice to make your own tags, so you could have them any size or color you wanted? Here’s how to make tags quickly and easily. Supplies. Card Stock or Manilla Folders Ruler Pencil Scissors Tacky Glue Paper Punches – 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch How to make […]

Dollar Bill Graduation Cap

Dollar Bill Graduation Cap by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. For a fun grad gift, make this creative Dollar Bill Graduation Cap. You can use bills of any denomination, and it’s sure to please the new graduate! If you’re having a graduation party, these would make great favors. And don’t forget to make the tassels in the school colors! Supplies. 2 Crisp […]

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 […]

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