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 […]

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. This folded pocket book is so much fun to make that I had to find ways to use them so I can make more! One way to use it is to make it a one sheet folded gift pocket book, which has 8 pockets. To use the book one can put folded […]

Aluminum Security Credit Card Holder Tutorial

Crafty Journal - Security Credit Card Holder

By Noreen Doll. From what I’ve read, hackers can now use a hand held device to read your personal information on your credit cards even while the cards are tucked away in your wallet. I’ve also been seeing aluminum wallets for carrying credit cards, to thwart the ability to read the personal information on them. […]

The Best Back Scratcher I’ve Ever Had!

The Best Back Scratcher I've Ever Had by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. The best back scratcher I’ve ever had is a metal pasta spoon. I’ve mostly lived in a dry climate, and when we run the heater in the house during the winter my skin dries out even more. As a consequence, my back would often itch. It’s very difficult to reach your entire […]

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 […]

Jeans iPad Carrier


By Noreen Doll. I created a fun jeans iPad carrier from an old pair of jeans. It was quick and easy. I made the carrier a few inches longer than the iPad so the top would fold over. By folding the top over several inches, there is no need to add a fastener. There is […]

Military Themed Catch-All

Military Theme Catch-All - Crafty Journal

by Noreen Doll. A military themed catch-all is a great gift idea for a guy. A teenaged boy I know needed something to empty his pockets into, and to hold other items he used on a regular basis. Because he has a strong interest in all things military, I decided to create a military themed […]

Unusual Groomsman Gifts


By Noreen Doll. It is traditional for the groom to thank his groomsmen with unusual groomsman gifts. You can buy the usual cuff links, monogramed items, or other men’s gifts. If you want to make your gift stand out, why not try creating one of these groomsman gift ideas. They really aren’t all that difficult […]

Handmade Gifts for Men

Monopoly Coasters and Wine Glass Charms

By Noreen Doll. Terrific handmade gifts for men aren’t so hard to find if you think about what he really likes and enjoys. Most men would use a fleece blanket, but what makes it unique is how you finish it for your specific guy. Use these same ideas for a fleece hat or scarf. If […]

Cheap Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Over 300 DIY Father's Day Gifts - Crafty Journal

For great cheap Fathers Day Gift ideas, you really need to make your own. Finding the perfect gift for Dad sometimes requires a bit of thought. But if you consider what he really enjoys doing, it will be easy to think of a gift that he will appreciate. Kids enjoy making something special for Dad, […]

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