Shamrock Soda Can Lights

By Noreen Doll. Create shamrock soda can lights for an unusual way to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day. And you’ll be recycling, as well. Save your green soda cans for this quick and easy idea. Supplies. String of small, clear lights. Green Soda Cans, empty and clean Scissors Paper Punch Paper for Pattern Cardboard for […]

Gift Tags from Garment Tags

By Noreen Doll. Some of the hang tags that come on garments can be large and very sturdy. I always hate to throw them away, and one of the uses I’ve come up with is to make gift tags from garment tags. You can really use scraps of paper to make these, and use up […]

Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife

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 […]

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip

By Noreen Doll. A Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip is easy to make with a pot holder, and really handy for holding a pan with a hot handle. Just slip the pot handle grip over the handle of the pot or pan to use it. Because I found these hot pads in the Dollar Store […]

Milk Jug Sewing Card

By Noreen Doll. Milk jug sewing card fun is perfect for toddlers. Because the sewing cards are cut out of milk jugs, they are very sturdy. So young children can easily use them. The cards can be left plain so they can be stitched randomly, or you can draw pictures on them and punch around […]

Cereal Box Magazine Holder

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 […]

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 […]

Cheap Laminating

By Noreen Doll. You can use packaging tape for cheap laminating if you don’t have – and don’t want to buy – a laminating machine. I make sure the tape I laminate with is completely clear. One thing it is really nice for is preserving recipe cards. I have a few old recipe cards written […]

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 […]

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