Simple Basket

Simple Basket - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. This simple basket is easy to make, and has lots of uses. It can be used for any occasion simply by changing the color of paper used. The small baskets would be perfect favor baskets, or little nut or candy cups. The larger baskets could be filled with ornaments, a gift, or […]

Basic Folded One Sheet Pocket Book

Basic Folded One Sheet Pocket Book - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A folded one sheet pocket book is easy to make and a fun little book to use. It has a little pocket on every page, and there are many things you can use them for. Make bookmarks to store in the pockets. Or create lots of tiny tags to keep in them. […]

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 […]

How to Make a Heart Pattern

How to Make a Heart Pattern - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A heart pattern is one of the easiest patterns to make. Fold a piece of paper in half and draw half a heart next to the fold. Cut out the heart while the paper is still folded. Open the heart after it is cut out. You can make all kinds of variations […]

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 […]

Index Card Mini Binder

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By Noreen Doll. My versatile index card mini binder is very handy. It’s small and compact, and I can change the cards around, or add or remove cards whenever I need to. Because it has covers, the index cards are protected. I like using index cards because they are sturdier than paper, are very inexpensive, […]

Tissue Paper Flower Favors

Crafty Journal - Tissue Paper Flower Favors

By Noreen Doll. Tissue paper flower favors can be used for any occasion just by changing the color of the tissue paper you use. For a graduate use school colors, for Mother’s Day pastels would be pretty, and blue or pink for a baby shower. For holidays you can use red for Valentines Day, orange […]

Shamrock Paper Chain

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By Noreen Doll. Create a fun shamrock paper chain with a few folds and snips. Remember how much fun it was to make paper chains when you were a kid? Here’s an easy idea for a fun shamrock paper chain. You can make a bunch, tape them together, and string them across a room. Get […]

Shamrock Wreath

Shamrock Wreath - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create this easy shamrock wreath that can be used in many ways for St. Patrick’s Day. Hang it as a wreath. Enclose it in clear self-adhesive Con Tact shelf liner and use it as a placemat, or as a mat in the center of the table. Attach it to a page in […]

Spiral Organizer

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By Noreen Doll. I was asked to create a spiral organizer, because the owner was unable to find one that would work well. Thus the idea for creating one that was perfectly suitable came about. It was created without actually having to purchase anything, just using materials already on hand. Materials. 2 Pieces of Cardboard […]

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