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 […]

Jeans iPad Carrier

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By Noreen Doll. I created a fun jeans iPad carrier from an old pair of jeans. It was quick and easy. I made the carrier a few inches longer than the iPad so the top would fold over. By folding the top over several inches, there is no need to add a fastener. There is […]

Decoupage Tile Coasters

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By Noreen Doll. Decoupage tile coasters are fun to create, and they make great gifts. I made about 10 sets of these for family members and friends and I tried to reflect their interests in the sets I created for them. I used napkins, wall paper samples, and designer scrap booking paper, and all of […]

Stamped Tile Coasters

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By Noreen Doll. I love the country look of these stamped tile coasters. When I bought this country stamp set from Rubbernecker Stamps, I couldn’t wait to use them. And they were so quick and easy to make, as well as inexpensive. They make a lovely gift for almost anyone. When I made this set […]

Camo Wrapping Paper

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By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to make your own camo wrapping paper – and recycle as well. Save the crumpled brown paper that is packed in boxes you’ve had shipped to you. Use green and black paints to create camouflage wrapping paper. Notice that you can barely see the twine bow. That’s because […]

Military Themed Catch-All

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by Noreen Doll. A military themed catch-all is a great gift idea for a guy. A teenaged boy I know needed something to empty his pockets into, and to hold other items he used on a regular basis. Because he has a strong interest in all things military, I decided to create a military themed […]

Photo Gift Ideas

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Photo gift ideas are the nicest gifts to give. Everyone loves photographs, and almost anything you do with a photo makes a good gift. Photos can be used in ways that are useful, such as on coasters or magnets, or they can be used for display in fun photo holders or on holiday ornaments. You […]

Photo Tile Magnet

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By Noreen Doll. An old family photo tile magnet is easy to make and a great gift idea! A few years ago I attended a family reunion with a large group of relatives I had not previously known. It happened that I had a photo of our common ancestor that no one else had, or […]

Photo Tile Gifts

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Photo tile gifts are really easy to make with great results. Any size tile can be used for this interesting and creative craft. You could make a series of 4×4 or 6×6 tiles, each with a different member of your family on it. They could be used to make and interesting wall decoration, or arranged […]

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