Star Soda Can Lights

Colorful Star Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create colorful star soda can lights for many occasions. They’re perfect for patriotic occasions such as Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. You could also use them for Christmas, birthdays, or graduation in school colors. Save your soda cans to recycle into this fun project! Supplies. […]

Make Easy Faux Wood Crates

How to Make Easy Faux Wood Crates from Cardboard Boxes by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. We wanted to use some boxes under our coffee table to hold miscellaneous items, but the cardboard boxes didn’t look very pretty. So we decided to cover the boxes with paper and Mod Podge. It isn’t hard to do, it just takes some time as you have to allow the Mod Podge […]

How to Make a Cardboard Box Sturdier

How to Make a Cardboard Box Sturdier by Crafty Journal

by Noreen Doll. When you find a cardboard box that is just the right size for an item you want to store, it’s handy to know how to make a cardboard box sturdier so that it will last a long time. I have found that simple things like glue and Mod Podge really do a […]

Rustic Basket

Rustic Basket from a Cardboard Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Today I have a tutorial for this Rustic Basket on the Bowdabra blog.   It’s easy to make, and is created from a recycled cardboard box.

Shamrock Soda Can Lights

Shamrock Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

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 […]

Heart Soda Can Lights

Heart Soda Can Lights by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Heart soda can lights can be used for many festive occasions. It’s a fun way to recycle your soda cans while creating colorful decorations. They can be used for Valentine’s Day, weddings, anniversaries, and even a prom. Simply change the color of the soda can you are using to get the color […]

Easy Whip Stitched Christmas Card Box

Easy Whip Stitched Christmas Card Box by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Recycle your Christmas cards into a colorful box that can store Christmas ornaments, hide gifts, or hold baked goodies. Create an easy whip stitched Christmas card box quickly and easily. Kids can make it, too. If you don’t have enough cards to make boxes, buy an inexpensive box of cards at the […]

Gift Tags from Garment Tags

Make colorful Gift Tags from Garment Tags by Crafty Journal.

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 […]

Christmas Card Box into Gift Box – Idea #2

Turn a Christmas Card Box into a Gift Box - Idea #2 by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. I had 2 kinds of Christmas card boxes, one with a cardboard top and bottom, and one with a cardboard bottom and clear plastic top. These boxes are a nice size for smaller gifts, and I came up with some fun ideas for altering them. The all cardboard Christmas card gift box […]

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper

Spooky Ghost Pencil Topper by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Recycle a plastic jug to make a spooky ghost pencil topper. This cute Halloween idea would make a great classroom project. They are so quick and easy to make, they could also be fun treat bag hand outs, as you can make a lot of them from just 1 milk jug. Other […]

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