Quick Garment Cover

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

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 […]

Placemats Are a Great Teaching Tool

By Noreen Doll. We’ve discovered that placemats are a great teaching tool. Kids love to use the colorful mats at mealtime, and they can’t help seeing and learning what’s on the mats. Our kids are voracious learners, and they’ve learned so much from place mats. We’ve had some really interesting ones, including a U.S.A. map […]

Embroidery Thread Bobbin from a Milk Jug

By Noreen Doll. I had a little bit of plastic left around the opening of the milk jug and I wanted to be able to use it, because I challenged myself to use as much of the jug as I could. I noticed the plastic was just the right size for embroidery thread bobbins. So […]

Wax Paper Is Ideal for Crafting

By Noreen Doll. Wax paper can be found at the Dollar store or in the big box stores for a dollar or two. And it is extremely useful when you are crafting. I have always used Reynolds Cut-Rite wax paper because it seems to be a better quality than any other kind. Last fall I […]

Crafting With Clothespins

By Noreen Doll. Crafting with clothespins is a necessity for me. They are one of the items I absolutely must have in my craft tool kit. They are so handy as a third hand when I don’t have quite enough hands to hold a project. In this photo the clothespins are holding two things together […]

Craft with Cereal Boxes

by Noreen Doll. There are lots of clever ways to craft with cereal boxes. And one of the best things about using them is that they’re free! Use cracker and cereal boxes for patterns. In order to be sure you always have a supply  of cracker or cereal box cardboard, save all your boxes. To […]

Frugal Craft Tips

© by Noreen Doll. By using these frugal craft tips, there are many creative ways you can help keep your costs down. Use What You Have. Look for ways to use what you already have: fabric or craft paper scraps, cereal boxes you can cover with pretty paper, bits of ribbon, or silk flowers for […]

Frugal Crafting

© by Noreen Doll. Frugal crafting is a part of how I create.  i don’t like to throw away perfectly usable things, so I try to find ways to turn them into something useful. Cardboard is something I use a lot of, and I recycle cracker and cereal boxes as well as corrugated boxes. Cardboard […]

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