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 […]

Milk Jug Ghost Garland

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Ghost Garland

By Noreen Doll. A milk jug ghost garland is easy and fun to create. If you make small ghosts, you can get a lot from one milk jug, so you can make a really long garland if you want to. I was able to get about 15 ghosts from one jug. I made them all […]

Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife

Cardboard Safety Sheath for a Knife by Crafty Journal

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 […]

Aluminum Can Dimensional Star

Aluminum Can Dimensional Star - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Create an aluminum can dimensional star to use with your decorations. Aluminum cans are bright and shiny, and come in so many colors that you can find one for any occasion. The red, white and blue cans are perfect for patriotic occasions, red and green are nice for Christmas, and the silver […]

Milk Jug Ideas

Things to Make with a Milk Jug by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Never throw away a milk jug or vinegar jug again! There are so many ways a milk jug can be upcycled or re-used. Other plastic bottles, such as vinegar jugs, soda bottles, and water bottles can also be used again. In fact, think how any plastic container can be re-used. Because plastic […]

Milk Jug Sewing Card

Milk Jug Sewing Card by Crafty Journal

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 […]

How to Turn a Soda Can into a Flat Sheet of Aluminum

How to Turn a Soda Can into a Flat Sheet of Aluminum - Crafty Journal

There are lots of great crafts you can make from aluminum cans. And the colorful logos on the cans add to the finished project. For most projects you need to first turn a soda can into a flat sheet of aluminum. When I’m cutting aluminum cans, I like to wear a kevlar glove on the […]

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