Easy Way to Make a Shamrock

Easy Way to Make a Shamrock - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Shamrocks can be a bit tricky to make look nice and even, but here’s an easy way to make a shamrock. All you need is one heart, and you can make any size shamrock depending on the size of heart you use. Here’s how you do it. Supplies. 1 Heart (How to […]

How to Cut Holes in the Middle of Something

Crafty Journal - Jack O Lantern Finger Puppet

By Noreen Doll. I make lots of projects that require holes in the middle where they are hard to cut. Here is an easy way to cut holes in the middle of something. If the item is soft and flexible and bends easily, cut the hole like this. Fold the item in half so you […]

A Fast Way to Heal Chapped Hands

Heal Chapped Hands by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. My hands often get very chapped. I wash them frequently, which is hard on them. And in the winter time they dry out as well. I’ve tried all kinds of lotions and oils, which help some, but my hands can still be uncomfortable. Recently, I rubbed a Vaporizing Chest Rub (Vicks is […]

The Best Back Scratcher I’ve Ever Had!

The Best Back Scratcher I've Ever Had by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. The best back scratcher I’ve ever had is a metal pasta spoon. I’ve mostly lived in a dry climate, and when we run the heater in the house during the winter my skin dries out even more. As a consequence, my back would often itch. It’s very difficult to reach your entire […]

How to Remove Furniture Dents from Carpet

Remove Furniture Dents from Carpet by Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Recently I decided to move a heavy bookcase from where it had been sitting for several years. Once the bookcase was gone, there remained a deep imprint in the flattened carpet fibers where the bottom edges of the bookcase had been sitting. I had read about using ice cubes to rejuvenate dents […]

Sharpen Decorative Edge Scissors

Crafty Journal - Sharpen Decorative Edge Scissors

By Noreen Doll. Decorative edge scissors are fun to use, and they leave pretty edges on paper projects. A good tip for using the scissors is to not cut quite all the way to the tip when you are cutting. Stop a short distance from the end and then realign the scissors to continue cutting. […]

How to Fix a Rusted Paper Punch

Crafty Journal - How to Fix a Rusted Paper Punch

By Noreen Doll. I came across an old paper punch that had belonged to my folks. It had been around for quite a while, and because it was old, it was a very well made tool. But, unfortunately, it had rusted some on the inside, and when I squeezed it shut it stayed that way. […]

How to Prevent Cord Ends from Fraying While You Work

Crafty Journal - Twine End Glued

By Noreen Doll. Do you ever try to thread ribbon or twine through a punched hole only to have the end fray and spread in all directions? One clever remedy I’ve discovered is to put a drop or two of white glue on my finger tip and then stick the end of the twine in […]

Embroidery Thread Bobbin from a Milk Jug

Crafty Journal - Embroidery Thread Bobbin from a Milk Jug

By Noreen Doll. I had a little bit of plastic left around the opening of the milk jug and I wanted to be able to use it, because I challenged myself to use as much of the jug as I could. I noticed the plastic was just the right size for embroidery thread bobbins. So […]

Easy Way to Hide Paint Drips

Easy Way to Hide Paint Drips - Crafty Journal

By Noreen Doll. Here’s an easy way to hide paint drips when you’re painting. Our kitchen / dining room has a lot of brown trim in it, including a chair rail that goes around the dining room walls. Recently we painted the ceiling and walls, and while doing the ceiling, several drops of paint dripped […]

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