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 […]

Hot Pad Scissor Holder

Hot Pad Scissor Holder by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A scissor holder is a handy place to store your scissors, to protect the blades and to keep them away from young ones. It is also a good way to carry scissors when you want to take them along with you. This Hot Pad Scissor Holder has a loop that allows you […]

Pot Holder Notepad Pocket

Pot Holder Notepad Pocket - Crafty Journal

A Pot Holder Notepad Pocket is handy to hang on the refrigerator so you’ll always have pen and paper handy. It’s quick and easy to make, and could be a great gift idea for kids to make for Grandma or a teacher. I found the pot holder at the Dollar Store, so it’s easy to […]

Quick Eyeglasses Holder

Quick Eyeglasses Case - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. A quick eyeglasses holder is an easy gift to make for Mom or Grandma. You can find pretty pot holders inexpensively at the Dollar Store or Target. This would make an easy beginning sewing project for kids. Supplies. Pot Holder Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine How to Make a Quick Eyeglasses […]

Aluminum Security Credit Card Holder Tutorial

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By Noreen Doll. From what I’ve read, hackers can now use a hand held device to read your personal information on your credit cards even while the cards are tucked away in your wallet. I’ve also been seeing aluminum wallets for carrying credit cards, to thwart the ability to read the personal information on them. […]

Single Use Poinsettia Soaps

Single Use Poinsettia Soaps by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Single use poinsettia soaps make a nice hostess gift, or a gift for someone who frequently has guests. Each leaf has enough soap for a single use, and the disposable leaf¬† will provide a slight scrub. The soaped leaves can be attractively arranged in a Christmas dish to make a pretty decoration […]

Warm Fingerless Mitts

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By Noreen Doll. Warm fingerless mitts are great to make for yourself, and they are wonderful gifts. When it’s cold, it’s nice to have something to keep your wrists and hands warm while leaving your fingers free. Fleece is snuggly soft and warm. And you can fold the top down to leave your fingers totally […]

Gift Ideas for Women

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If you are interested in crafting unique and creative gift ideas for women, look no further. There are homemade gift ideas here for women who enjoy doing all kinds of things. Use these ideas as a springboard, and alter a project to make the gift perfectly suited to the recipient. If you are using the […]

Bath and Body Gifts

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If you like leisurely baths and scented body products, you will enjoy these recipes for bath and body gifts. Some of the ingredients are somewhat expensive, but you use a very small amount – so they will last well. You can use the same scent in all your products so you have a matching aromas. […]

Jewelry Gift Ideas

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Good tutorials for jewelry gift ideas make creating them easy. Here are a few unusual jewelry gift ideas. Here’s a clever tool to help you fasten a bracelet without help. All you need is a piece of wire and pliers to shape it. Bracelet Fastener Tutorial Almost everyone wears jewelry now. Even men and kids […]

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