Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. After I mailed all my Christmas cards, I had the empty card box with a nice picture of a snowman on the top. And it was just the size I needed for a small gift box. It also had ads on the sides and top. Rather than toss it, I decided to […]

Sparkly Leaf Button Covers

Sparkly Leaf Button Covers - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Add a little glitz to a plain blouse for your Fall or Thanksgiving festivities by making sparkly leaf button covers. I found these glitter leaves in a craft store, but you can also buy sheets of glitter craft foam to make your own. Supplies. Glitter Leaves or Craft Foam to make leaves. […]

Dollar Bill Angel

Dollar Bill Angel

By Noreen Doll. Angels are very popular, and here’s a fun Dollar Bill Angel you can make. It is a much nicer way to give a gift of cash, and easy to create. You can give any amount of cash this way. For instance you could make the body from a $10 bill and the […]

Dollar Bill Turkey

Dollar Bill Turkey by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Wouldn’t it be fun to set a Dollar Bill Turkey at each place setting on your Thanksgiving table! Or to set one at each of the kid’s places. They’re very easy to make, and I like to add features to them. Materials. Crisp Dollar Bill Craft Foam, Felt, or Card Stock Scraps […]

One Sheet Advent Pocket Book

One Sheet Folded Advent Pocket Book - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. This One Sheet Advent Pocket Book is actually made of 3 one sheet books put together, as 24 pages were needed for the 24 days in December leading up to Christmas Day. So basically, you make 3 quick and easy 8 page pocket books and then combine them into one larger book. […]

Ideas for Christmas Activities

Ideas for Christmas Activities by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Christmas is a special and exciting time for kids, and sometimes they can get over excited. By planning activities for them to do each day, it gives them focus and helps them also to think of others. Here are some ideas for things kids can do while waiting for Christmas to arrive. […]

Clothespin Angel

Clothespin Angel by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A clothespin angel can be made from the simplest of materials. Use scraps of ribbon, plus a few craft supplies you probably already have. Perch an angel atop a vase or centerpiece. Use her as a package decoration, or she can be a Christmas clothespin ornament and sit on a tree branch. […]

Hanging 3-D Leaf Ornament

Beautiful Paper Hanging 3-D Leaf Ornament by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create a beautiful paper hanging 3-D leaf ornament that twists and turns like it’s floating down from a tree branch. It would make a lovely decoration for a fall or Thanksgiving party, especially if you make several in all the gorgeous fall leaf colors. If you have pre-made leaves like these, then […]

Dollar Bill Skull

Dollar Bill Skull by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Fold a Dollar Bill Skull for a fun Halloween treat. This would be cute to give your kids, or to use as prizes at a Halloween party. It would also be fun to scatter a few into a centerpiece on your table, or use at place settings. Materials. Dollar Bill Black Craft […]

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Recycle a plastic jug to make a spooky ghost pencil topper. This cute Halloween idea would make a great classroom project. They are so quick and easy to make, they could also be fun treat bag hand outs, as you can make a lot of them from just 1 milk jug. Other […]

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