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


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


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


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 […]

Paper Easter Basket Crafts


Paper Easter basket crafts can be done in many ways. They can be folded, rolled, woven, and tied. Here’s how you can make your own DIY Easy Easter Basket Grass. Paper is fun to work with because you can do so many different things with it. Before you know it you will be addicted! Try […]

Hanging Heart Ornament


By Noreen Doll. Use up smaller pieces of paper to create a hanging heart ornament that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. And you can make it any size you like.   This very easy heart ornament can be made by both kids and adults. All you need to make it is paper, glue or double sided […]

Papercraft Christmas Ornaments


Papercrafts are very popular now and papercraft Christmas ornaments are usually easy to make. Because Christmas ornaments are so small, you can frequently use up paper scraps when making them. So dig out your paper scraps and try a few of these fun papercraft Christmas ornaments. Scraps of your sturdier Christmas wrapping paper would work […]

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