Duct Tape Checkbook Cover

Duct Tape Checkbook Cover with a Security Feature by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A duct tape checkbook cover is easy to make, especially if you use your old checkbook cover for a pattern. Most of the checkbook covers you get (for free) are made of plastic and don’t last very well. So I decided to make one for myself using duct tape, which is very […]

Beauty Shop Theme Party for Kids

Beauty Shop Theme Party for Kids by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A beauty shop party would delight the hearts of little girls from 4 or 5 to about age 10.  Teens might enjoy the makeup and nail polish aspects, too. It could be for a birthday party, slumber party, or just a summer fun party. Visit the Dollar Store for party supplies: nail […]

Pocket Page in a Book – Idea #3

Pocket Page in a Book - Idea #3 by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Here is a very easy idea for adding a pocket to a book. Since it’s a side pocket, it isn’t quite as secure as a bottom of the page pocket, but it adds interest to a journal. I’m working with a composition book that is 7 1/2 inches by 9 3/4 inches. […]

Bean Salad – Gluten Free

Quick and Easy Bean Salad by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Bean salad is a great dish to have when the weather is hot. It’s cool and refreshing, and can make a nice meal when served on shredded lettuce. And it’s quick and easy to make. I like to use green beans, white beans of some kind, and kidney beans for a variety […]

Pocket Page in a Book – Idea #2

Pocket Page in a Book - #2 Idea by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. I love pockets in a book – they are so handy for keeping notes or other little things you don’t want to lose. Pockets are even more important in a journal where you might want to put photos, mementos, or bits of info to add later. However, if you are using a […]

Star Soda Can Lights

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create colorful star soda can lights for many occasions. They’re perfect for patriotic occasions such as Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. You could also use them for Christmas, birthdays, or graduation in school colors. Save your soda cans to recycle into this fun project! Supplies. […]

Fun Zebra from a Garment Tag

Craft a Fun Zebra From a Garment Tag by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Craft a fun zebra from a garment tag. A garment I bought came with this tag on it. On the other side it looked like this. The minute it was seen by a little girl who was staying with me, all she could think of was that it was a zebra. And […]

Deviled Egg Salad Recipe – Gluten Free

Deviled Egg Salad Recipe - Gluten Free by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. If you like deviled eggs, you’ll love Deviled Egg Salad. It’s easy to make, tastes like deviled eggs, and has other uses as well. The first time we made it, we were taking a trip to Washington, D.C. Due to fool allergies, we always make sure to take along some food in […]

Pocket Page in a Book

How to Make a Pocket Page in a Book by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Knowing how to make a pocket page in a book is very handy if you enjoy keeping a journal. It allows for you to add keepsakes in a way that they won’t get lost. Supplies. Double Sided Tape Washi Tape Composition Book or other Journal How to Make a Pocket Page in […]

Dollar Bill Graduation Cap

Dollar Bill Graduation Cap by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. For a fun grad gift, make this creative Dollar Bill Graduation Cap. You can use bills of any denomination, and it’s sure to please the new graduate! If you’re having a graduation party, these would make great favors. And don’t forget to make the tassels in the school colors! Supplies. 2 Crisp […]

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