Lacy Candy Canes

Lacy Candy Canes - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Lacy Candy Canes make a lovely, elegant holiday decoration. They can be made with plastic candy canes as I’ve done here, or you can use real candy canes. Unfortunately, thought they’re very pretty, you can’t keep real candy canes as they melt and become sticky over time, but the plastic ones can […]

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 […]

Turn Old Christmas Cards into New Treasures

Recycled Christmas Card Ornament by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Don’t throw those Christmas cards away! Here are tons of ways to turn old Christmas cards into new treasures.   Now that the holidays are winding down we are looking for ways to re-use the quantities of wrapping paper, boxes and Christmas cards that we have accumulated. These are some clever and […]

Butterfly Angel

Crafty Journal - Butterfly Angel

By Noreen Doll. This butterfly angel is easy and inexpensive to make with Christmas tree ornaments. I found the ornaments at Dollar Tree.  There were 5 butterflies in one package and 2 teardrop shaped ornaments in another. You can also get a small bag with several styrofoam balls of different sizes there. So for $3 […]

Snowflake Angel

Crafty Journal - Snowflake Angel

By Noreen Doll. A snowflake angel is quick and easy to make and would make a nice little gift to add to the top of a package to be used as an ornament. By adding a magnet to the back, you could make it into a magnet instead. I used wire edged ribbon for the […]

Mini Shrinky Ornaments

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by Noreen Doll. Mini shrinky ornaments are perfect for Advent Calendars, as well as the tips of branches on a Christmas tree. And they would be perfect for little girl’s jewelry, key chains, backpack or cell phone dangles, or zipper pulls. More ideas for using them are hair barrettes and package decoratiions. And these mini […]

Easy Paperclip Angel Ornament

Crafty Journal - Paperclip Angel

By Noreen Doll. This easy paperclip angel ornament is so quick to make, you can make a dozen or two in an hour. It makes a perfect small gift for teachers, co-workers, neighbors, and others to whom you would like to give a little something. You can find butterfly paperclips at Walmart or an office […]

Santa Bell Ornament

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By Noreen Doll. Use red bells to make a quick and easy Santa bell ornament. I found the bells on clearance after Christmas last year. This year I have seen them for $6.99 for 6 bells. Use a 40% off coupon. I found the idea for the Santa ornament here, but changed it a little. […]

Snowman Ornaments

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Every Christmas tree needs some snowman ornaments hanging on it. And snowmen are fun to use to decorate other places, too. Use a cluster of snowman ornaments for a holiday or winter centerpiece. Or put a grouping on your fireplace mantel or a side table. Try some of these unique ideas to make snowmen you […]

Christmas Tree Decorations

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One great thing about making your own Christmas tree decorations is that they are unique and one of a kind. The quality of these homemade Christmas ornaments will often be better than what you can find in a store. Handmade Christmas ornament crafts make wonderful gifts. They are a great idea for a wedding gift […]

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