Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife

Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A cardboard safety sheath for a knife is very handy, not only to protect the blade of the knife, but to protect your fingers from the blade. The first time I made one was when we were going on a trip and I wanted to make sure no one was cut with […]

Easter Basket from a Cereal Box

Easter Basket from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. You can make a cute Easter basket from a cereal box. And it’s fun to decorate the basket after you’ve covered it with pretty Easter or Spring paper. It’s also a good project for kids. Supplies. Cereal Box Scrapbooking Paper Glue or Double Sided Tape Embellishments Ruler Pencil Scissors Brad How to […]

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box

Valentine Holder from a Cereal Box - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create a Valentine holder from a cereal box. Because it has handles, it’s very useful for carrying Valentines to and from school, and for storing them at home. It could also be a sturdy gift box, that can be reused many times. I used a cereal box that was about 8 inches […]

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 […]

Haunted Journal

Crafty Journal Haunted Journal

By Noreen Doll. I love my new haunted journal! I really enjoy Halloween images, so that is what I decided to use when I needed to make a journal. I put a few pocket pages in among the journaling pages because it’s so handy to have a place to hold bits of paper on which […]

Cracker Box Lid Holder

Crafty Journal - Cracker Box Lid Holder

By Noreen Doll. Like many people, we use lots of plastic containers that also have lots of lids. These lids are stacked in a messy pile in the cupboard, and we can never seem to find the one we need. This cracker box lid holder solves the problem perfectly.  And if you put the lids […]

Make a Cube Shape Box from a Cracker Box


By Noreen Doll. Create a cube shape box from a cracker box or cereal box. Here’s an easy way to do that – and an easy way to make multiple boxes quickly! I needed 18 cube shape boxes to put this Santa bell ornament in to give as gifts, and I didn’t want to spend […]

Cereal Box Magazine Holder

Cereal Box Magazine Holder by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create a free cereal box magazine holder. When you’ve been crafting for a while you start to accumulate magazines, and eventually you need a place to keep them. Recycling your cereal boxes to make magazine files helps you be green as well as creative. And it’s a great way to store and […]

Make Your Own Gift Bags


By Noreen Doll. When you make your own gift bags, you can make them any size you need. And they can be made from almost any kind of paper. Gift Wrap Brown Paper Newspaper Magazine Page – for Small Bags Comics Page Wallpaper or Wallpaper Samples Butcher Paper – Let your kids draw on it […]

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 […]

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