Category: Crafts

Japanese Crafts: The Basics of Origami Folds

The first time I ever experienced Origami was in grade 4 when my teacher invited her good friend to come in and teach the class the art of paper folding.  If I remember correctly, we all did very well and by the end of the two weeks of lessons we could competently create a ball, …

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How to Make Creative Christmas Bath Bombs

Bath bombs are an excellent choice for a handmade Christmas gift or stocking stuffer. It’s a good idea to make a big batch at the beginning of the Christmas season to keep on hand for hostess gifts or last minute office gift exchanges. There are a lot of creative ways to decorate your bath bombs …

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Christmas Tree Crochet Card Project

Christmas cards are the perfect way to touch the hearts of all those special people on your Christmas card list. The perfect combination Christmas gift and card! Linda 💚 Supplies Yarn- Green #3 lightweight yarn Size E crochet hook Thin Twine Christmas scrapbook paper Card and Envelope Double-sided sticky tabs Piece of Birch Tree Bark …

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Preparing for Advent: Creating an Advent Wreath

Candles and religion have gone hand in hand for centuries.  Even after the invention of light bulb, churches around the world still light candles for the services.  Candles have for centuries been used to mark special occasions and Advent is no different. In fact, Advent is so connected with candles that the Advent wreath has …

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3 Minute Pumpkin DIY

Pumpkin carving has become a traditional activity used to celebrate the upcoming of Halloween for many years now. The uprising of pumpkin patches in local neighborhoods and grocery stores have made finding a perfectly plump pumpkin an easy task. However, the actual carving part is another story. Cutting through a meaty, bulky pumpkin can be …

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Make a Pumpkin Seed Garden Graveyard

Inspire the kids to do some fall indoor gardening with these pumpkin seed graveyards! They’re fun and simple to make, and when Halloween is over, top them with another layer of soil and water them to see if you can start some indoor pumpkins. Materials Pumpkin seeds Markers Planter or cup filled with soil Instructions …

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DIY Halloween Costume: Autumn Faun (Part One)

Are you looking for a Halloween costume that is unique, inexpensive, and eye-catching? Try being an “Autumn Faun” this year! With only 6 household items, you’ll be able to create a floral head piece worthy of extra candy. The great thing about this project: it takes about 20 minutes to make and is really affordable. Don’t …

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Get in the Halloween Spirit with a Spider Favor Box Craft and More Cute Halloween Projects

Get in the Halloween Spirit Halloween is one of the biggest decorating holidays of the year, second only to Christmas. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 60 percent of people plan to purchase decorations and 47 percent expect to decorate their home or yard this year. With everyone getting into the Halloween spirit, make …

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Make a Spiderweb Phone Case

I don’t know if this is something that happens with me but I feel like phone cases are now a big part of any look. And like any other accessories, it changes with occasion. However, they can get expensive and I just cannot justify buying a phone case that expensive for something that comes once …

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Crochet Card Project: Sugar Skull

During the celebration of the Day of the Dead, sugar skulls are often used to decorate the offerings, and they are exactly what their name describes: skull-shaped sugar. The sugar mixture is allowed to dry and this sugar skull is decorated with bright colors such as flowers, beads and buttons. This one is non-edible!! Linda 🧡 Supplies: …

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