Comfortable Sock Tip for Fussy Feet

Comfortable Sock Tip for Fussy Feet by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. I know two young boys with very sensitive feet. Every day getting shoes and socks to fit comfortably on their feet was a struggle, and it sometimes took several tries to make it work. If you’ve ever examined a sock, you will notice that most of the time there is a seam […]

How to Dry Paint Quickly

How to Dry Paint Quickly by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. One way to dry paint quickly is to set your project outside on a warm sunny day. But if you are crafting at night, when it’s windy, or when you don’t have good weather, you need to find another way. I’ve discovered that a hair dryer works beautifully to speed my projects […]

Quick Garment Cover

Quick Garment Cover by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. I like to cover clothes hanging in my closet that I don’t wear very often, or that are seasonal. It keeps dust off them and helps them stay clean until I wear them again. You can create an easy garment cover with a kitchen trash bag. It’s long enough to cover well, […]

Frugal Cutting Tip

Frugal Cutting Tip by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Here’s a frugal cutting tip that will help you conserve your supplies. When creating, kids have a tendency to plop their template right down in the middle of that big lovely sheet of paper or craft foam. By the time they’ve cut from the edge over to the shape, and then cut […]

Food Freshness Tip

Simple Food Freshness Tip from Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Have you ever looked in your refrigerator and found a leftover container that you could not remember when you put it there? We are careful not to keep food too long, but we often could not remember when we placed the food in the fridge. So now we date leftovers or partly […]

Tiny Hole Punch Tip

Crafty Journal - Tiny Hole Punch Tip

By Noreen Doll. Here’s a great tiny hole punch tip for when you want to make a neat small hole without tearing the paper. This tip is really handy when you want to add a brad to your project, and you need a small hole for the point of the brad to push through. It […]

How to Warm Up Gloves in Your Car

Warm Your Gloves in the Car on a Cold Winter Day by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Even though I had lined gloves on when I needed to drive this morning, my fingers were icy cold. The temperature was 15 degrees. When I stopped for my first errand I didn’t need my gloves, so I decided to lay them in a patch of sunlight on the dashboard. After I […]

How to Double or Triple a Recipe Accurately

How to Double or Triple a Recipe Accurately by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. I have a recipe for Gingersnaps that makes such a small amount of cookies, that I need to double or triple it most of the time when I make them. To make it easier to use the correct amount of each ingredient, I have color coded the quantities of ingredients. The single […]

How to Print a Sturdier Template

How to Print a Sturdier Template - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Have you ever tried to trace around a paper template? The edges are so flimsy your pencil slides under or over, and makes a mess. Here’s an easy way to print a sturdier template. Cut a manilla folder in half, and then cut one side to 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, […]

Remove Burned-On Food from a Pan

Easy Way to Remove Burned-on Food from a Pan by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to remove burned on food from a pan. I had a non stick pan with severely burned on food that needed to be cleaned. The food was so welded to the pan I couldn’t even scrape it with a spoon edge. First I added water to it and […]

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