Money Gift in a Paper Frame

Money Gift in a Papercrafted Frame by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Frame your favorite president’s face to make a clever money gift in a paper frame. I presented this gift with a tag that said, “I thought you might like to have a photo of Ulysses S. Grant.” Of course, you would use the name of whatever president was on the money. The […]

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. This folded pocket book is so much fun to make that I had to find ways to use them so I can make more! One way to use it is to make it a one sheet folded gift pocket book, which has 8 pockets. To use the book one can put folded […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Warm Fingerless Mitts

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By Noreen Doll. Warm fingerless mitts are great to make for yourself, and they are wonderful gifts. When it’s cold, it’s nice to have something to keep your wrists and hands warm while leaving your fingers free. Fleece is snuggly soft and warm. And you can fold the top down to leave your fingers totally […]

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 […]

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