Hot Pad Scissor Holder

Hot Pad Scissor Holder by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A scissor holder is a handy place to store your scissors, to protect the blades and to keep them away from young ones. It is also a good way to carry scissors when you want to take them along with you. This Hot Pad Scissor Holder has a loop that allows you […]

Pot Holder Notepad Pocket

Pot Holder Notepad Pocket - Crafty Journal

A Pot Holder Notepad Pocket is handy to hang on the refrigerator so you’ll always have pen and paper handy. It’s quick and easy to make, and could be a great gift idea for kids to make for Grandma or a teacher. I found the pot holder at the Dollar Store, so it’s easy to […]

Multi-Purpose Fashion Accessory

Multi-Purpose Fashion Accessory - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Here’s a multi-purpose fashion accessory that you can use in lots of ways. It’s inexpensive to buy the fabric, and easy to stitch. It only requires one seam. It’s actually a simple tube top, and look what you can do with it! 1. Fill In a Too Low Neckline. This multi-purpose fashion […]

Quick Eyeglasses Holder

Quick Eyeglasses Case - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A quick eyeglasses holder is an easy gift to make for Mom or Grandma. You can find pretty pot holders inexpensively at the Dollar Store or Target. This would make an easy beginning sewing project for kids. Supplies. Pot Holder Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine How to Make a Quick Eyeglasses […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bunny Money

Bunny Money - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Fold some delightful bunny money to give a gift of money in a creative way. Dollar bill origami is easy and fun! This is a wonderful idea for an Easter basket, or to give older kids who feel they are too old for Easter baskets. And it would make great Easter party […]

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