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 […]

Aluminum Security Credit Card Holder Tutorial

Crafty Journal - Security Credit Card Holder

By Noreen Doll. From what I’ve read, hackers can now use a hand held device to read your personal information on your credit cards even while the cards are tucked away in your wallet. I’ve also been seeing aluminum wallets for carrying credit cards, to thwart the ability to read the personal information on them. […]

The Best Back Scratcher I’ve Ever Had!

The Best Back Scratcher I've Ever Had by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. The best back scratcher I’ve ever had is a metal pasta spoon. I’ve mostly lived in a dry climate, and when we run the heater in the house during the winter my skin dries out even more. As a consequence, my back would often itch. It’s very difficult to reach your entire […]

Poseable Gingerbread Man

Poseable Gingerbread Man by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create this delightful poseable gingerbread man to entertain little ones. It’s easy to make and fun to play with. It would be a perfect stocking stuffer or small gift at a party. Kids can even make them as a party activity. Supplies. Brown Craft Foam Buttons 4 Brads White Paint Pen (optional) […]

Single Use Poinsettia Soaps

Single Use Poinsettia Soaps by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Single use poinsettia soaps make a nice hostess gift, or a gift for someone who frequently has guests. Each leaf has enough soap for a single use, and the disposable leaf¬† will provide a slight scrub. The soaped leaves can be attractively arranged in a Christmas dish to make a pretty decoration […]

Christmas Money Tree

Christmas Money Tree by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A Christmas money tree makes a very fun gift, and it’s perfect for anyone. You can use any denomination of dollar bills to create it, so you can give whatever amount of money you want to. 7 bills were used to create this money tree. I found this great idea at Then […]

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 […]

DIY Adhesive Magnets

Crafty Journal - Halloween Adhesive Magnets

By Noreen Doll. DIY adhesive magnets are quick and easy to make and fun for kids to use. They are great party favors, or a great party craft for kids to make at a Halloween gathering. They are so quick and cheap to make, that they would be perfect “trick or treat” hand outs. And […]

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 […]

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