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 […]

Scrunched Paper Candy Cane

Scrunched Paper Candy Cane by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A scrunched paper Candy Cane is so easy even toddlers can have fun making it. They’ll love scrunching up the tissue paper squares to be glued on the cardboard. It’s cheap and easy to make with recycled cereal cardboard and tissue paper. Older kids can cut out the tissue paper squares ahead […]

Snowflake Candle

Crafty Journal - Snowflake Candle

By Noreen Doll. Because it’s made with a flameless candle, a snowflake candle could be an easy project for kids or preschoolers. It would be a great craft for a kids class party, and a nice take home gift. Or it could be a fun project to make for a nursing home resident. Here is […]

Butterfly Angel

Crafty Journal - Butterfly Angel

By Noreen Doll. This butterfly angel is easy and inexpensive to make with Christmas tree ornaments. I found the ornaments at Dollar Tree.  There were 5 butterflies in one package and 2 teardrop shaped ornaments in another. You can also get a small bag with several styrofoam balls of different sizes there. So for $3 […]

Tea Set Ornaments

Crafty Journal - Tea Set Ornaments

By Noreen Doll. When I saw this sweet teeny tea set in the Dollar Store I thought of what pretty tea set ornaments they would make. I love the delicate pink flower painted on each piece. It could be a fun way to preserve a tea set once loved by a little girl who no […]

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