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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Turn Old Christmas Cards into New Treasures

Recycled Christmas Card Ornament by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Don’t throw those Christmas cards away! Here are tons of ways to turn old Christmas cards into new treasures.   Now that the holidays are winding down we are looking for ways to re-use the quantities of wrapping paper, boxes and Christmas cards that we have accumulated. These are some clever and […]

Small Gift Box

Crafty Journal - Small Gift Box

By Noreen Doll. This small gift box could also be a favor box and you can make it in many sizes. Put your gift or favor in the center of the tissue paper and place it in the box for a lovely presentation. You can use it for any holiday or occasion simply by changing […]

Poseable Gingerbread Man

Poseable Gingerbread Man by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create this delightful poseable gingerbread man to entertain little ones. It’s easy to make and fun to play with. It would be a perfect stocking stuffer or small gift at a party. Kids can even make them as a party activity. Supplies. Brown Craft Foam Buttons 4 Brads White Paint Pen (optional) […]

Peek a Boo Santa

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create a fun easy Peek a Boo Santa to delight tots. What’s in Santa’s pack? Peek a boo! He would make a fun stocking stuffer, Christmas party prize, or a great craft for kids to make. Supplies. Craft Foam – pink, white, red, and black. Bit of twine, string, or ribbon 1 […]

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 […]

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