Patriotic Mini Gift Box

Patriotic Mini Gift Box - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Make a fun and easy patriotic mini gift box for 4th of July favors. Fill it with Snaps for the kids, or small toys or candy. And it can be used for adult prizes, too. Since the boxes are so quick and easy, round up the family a day or two ahead […]

Aluminum Can Dimensional Star

Aluminum Can Dimensional Star - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create an aluminum can dimensional star to use with your decorations. Aluminum cans are bright and shiny, and come in so many colors that you can find one for any occasion. The red, white and blue cans are perfect for patriotic occasions, red and green are nice for Christmas, and the silver […]

How to Make a Star Pattern

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A star pattern is easy to do if you just learn a few folds. After you’ve made a paper star, you can trace it onto cereal cardboard or a milk jug to make it more permanent. Use some scrap paper to make a few practice stars in various sizes. Supplies. Paper Scissors […]

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 […]

Milk Jug Flag

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Flag

By Noreen Doll. A milk jug flag is a fun and easy Patriotic craft for kids to make. And after they’re finished, the kids can wave them in celebration. A craft table can be set up for kids, with milk jug panels for the kids to cut out, or with flags, flowers, and fans already […]

4th of July Fan from a Milk Jug

Crafty Journal - 4th of July Fan

By Noreen Doll. Make an easy 4th of July fan from a milk jug. It makes a colorful patriotic favor, and is cheap and easy to create. And it really works to help your guests stay cool. It’s a great project for kids to help with, as they can cover the fan with colorful designs. […]

Milk Jug Garland

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Garland

By Noreen Doll. Create a fun and crafty milk jug garland. This is so durable that you can hang it outside without fear of damage. I was studying a milk jug trying to decide how best to place a pattern on it when I happened to look at the bottom and noticed that it had […]

Patriotic Busy Bag

Patriotic Busy Bag - Crafty Journal

by Noreen Doll. A patriotic busy bag is nice to have on hand for holidays such as Memorial Day, Flag Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day. It’s easy and inexpensive to make and small to store. The contents can be used for more than making a U.S.A. flag.  You can cut a large […]

Patriotic Postage Stamp Magnets

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by Noreen Doll. Patriotic postage stamp magnets are a quick and easy project that even kids can do. They make a colorful addition to your refrigerator or they can be a nice little gift or favor. What You Need Sheet of 2 inch x 2 inch Ceramic Tiles Postage Stamps – Either New or Canceled […]

Patriotic Fan from a Deck of Cards

Patriotic Fan from a Deck of Cards - Crafty Journal

by Noreen Doll. Even kids can make a patriotic fan from a deck of cards. It’s a great 4th of July or Memorial Day favor and will help your guests stay cooler on a hot summer day. It even folds compactly to fit in a pocket or purse. You can make several fans from one […]

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