Simple Basket

Simple Basket - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. This simple basket is easy to make, and has lots of uses. It can be used for any occasion simply by changing the color of paper used. The small baskets would be perfect favor baskets, or little nut or candy cups. The larger baskets could be filled with ornaments, a gift, or […]

Lacy Candy Canes

Lacy Candy Canes - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Lacy Candy Canes make a lovely, elegant holiday decoration. They can be made with plastic candy canes as I’ve done here, or you can use real candy canes. Unfortunately, thought they’re very pretty, you can’t keep real candy canes as they melt and become sticky over time, but the plastic ones can […]

Patriotic Mini Gift Box

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Make a fun and easy patriotic mini gift box for 4th of July favors. Fill it with Snaps for the kids, or small toys or candy. And it can be used for adult prizes, too. Since the boxes are so quick and easy, round up the family a day or two ahead […]

Aluminum Can Dimensional Star

Aluminum Can Dimensional Star - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create an aluminum can dimensional star to use with your decorations. Aluminum cans are bright and shiny, and come in so many colors that you can find one for any occasion. The red, white and blue cans are perfect for patriotic occasions, red and green are nice for Christmas, and the silver […]

How to Make a Star Pattern

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A star pattern is easy to do if you just learn a few folds. After you’ve made a paper star, you can trace it onto cereal cardboard or a milk jug to make it more permanent. Use some scrap paper to make a few practice stars in various sizes. Supplies. Paper Scissors […]

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 […]

Candy Carrots

Candy Carrots - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. You can make fun candy carrots for favors on your Easter table. They are perfect for using with marshmallow bunnies, or dinner rolls in the shape of bunnies. Making them is like using play dough, so kids can help craft them. They would make a fun April Fool food, too. Supplies. Circus […]

DIY Easy Easter Basket Grass

DIY Easy Easter Basket Grass - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. It’s late the night before Easter and you just realized you have no grass for the Easter baskets. Here’s a quick DIY Easter basket grass idea. Look through your stash of tissue paper and choose a color that coordinates with the basket you’re filling. Tissue paper comes in such a rainbow of […]

Peep Pops

Peep Pops -Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Peep Pops are a great treat for Easter. What could be better than Peeps and chocolate? You can put them on a stick or straw for no mess eating or just arrange them on a plate. It’s a bit messy to do this with kids, but easy and great fun. Supplies. Peeps […]

Easter Egg Button Covers

Easter Egg Button Covers - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Easter egg button covers are a fun way to decorate a shirt or blouse. Kids can make them from felt or craft foam and decorate them with brightly colored markers. Supplies. Brightly Colored Craft Foam Pencil Scissors Craft Knife How to Make Easter Egg Button Covers. 1. Draw an Easter egg pattern. […]

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