Tag: Crafting

Kristine McKay – Free Wish List Downloads

Kristine McKay – Free Wish List Downloads

Hey Crafty Friends! In just about every show I host you will hear me say, “Grab a pen and paper” to jot down the products and item numbers as we give them out.  I decided to make it easier for you, as well as turn…

Projects Using Darice Glitter Prints

Projects Using Darice Glitter Prints

Wondering how you can create with your Darice Glitter Prints? We’ve got you covered with three lovely projects that feature the stunning Darice Glitter Prints! Princess Wall Art Supplies: Core’dinations Glitter Prints Paper: 8.5X11” White Adhesive 8×10  canvas Assorted gemstones Instructions: Choose digital file with desired…

Recycle Your Old Plastic Pumpkins with Kristine McKay

Recycle Your Old Plastic Pumpkins with Kristine McKay

We all have them. Those cheap plastic pumpkins from Halloween’s past.  Why not recycle those plastic pumpkins into something that looks like it came straight from a high-end fall boutique? My friend Shannon showed me this amazing technique by simply using yarn, old plastic pumpkins, and hot glue.  Yes, it’s that easy! You can recycle plastic pumpkins into something new in a few simple steps.

First, pick out some fun chunky yarn in the colors of choice and wrap them around the pumpkin, occasionally adhering it with hot glue. To achieve different designs simply wrap the yarn in various directions.

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My favorite one is the large cream pumpkin.  To do this, I simply started in the center and wrapped the yarn in a circular pattern until it was the size I wanted. Then I trimmed the yarn and started on the next circle until the pumpkin was covered. To add a little extra try tying burlap bows around the stems or simply add a few autumn leaves. Place several pumpkins together to create a charming vignette that can be used year after year.

And, that’s it! What are some other ways you could recycle plastic pumpkins?

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Creating with Couture: You Are Amazing Couture Tree Card

Creating with Couture: You Are Amazing Couture Tree Card

Set your own beautiful scene with the Couture Country Life die collection! This versatile card design is a simple combination of multiple die cuts, layered and stacked with foam tape. What I love best? The tree can be used as a stark winter tree without…

Wendy of the Crafty Beggars Creates with Tattered Lace, Tonic, and More!

Wendy of the Crafty Beggars Creates with Tattered Lace, Tonic, and More!

Hi all! It’s Wendy of the Crafty Beggars and I’m here to show some of the lovely things I’ve been working on with items from Create and Craft. I used the following products from Create and Craft to create the following projects. It was so…

5 Back to School Projects For Kids

5 Back to School Projects For Kids

Are you counting down the days until your kids head back to school? I know we are! Why not spend some time getting them ready with handmade back to school projects? Here are 5 back to school projects for kids that you can complete together.

1.) DIY Crayon Coloring Tray by Jinger Adams

Want your kids to get organized? These easy crayon holders are the perfect way to keep all those coloring supplies organized. Plus, you can customize them to match your needs. Add ribbon or glitter, or personalize the tray with names! It’s easy to create but parent supervision is recommended when spray painting.

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2.) DIY Pencil Box

This craft can be completed at home and taken to school to be stored in your childs desk or kept in the home office. All you need to complete this project is a cardboard box and a few craft supplies – just whatever is laying around the house.

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3.) Easy Homemade Kids Notebook

Why buy blank notebooks when you can create your own? All you need is lined or blank paper, a piece of cardstock (or even a magazine cover!) and a few bits of craft supplies. To create this project, simply fold the blank paper in half with the piece of cardstock, staple through the middle, cut to size, and decorate!

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4.) Customized Notebook Cover

This project is SO easy to complete. If your kids are old enough to handle scissors responsibly, you can leave them to complete this project while you finish a load of laundry! All you need are a few spiral bound notebooks, tape and glue, and craft supplies from around the house. We also used a Crossover Machine to cut out the letters, since it’s a little easier and cleaner than cutting by hand.

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5.) Brown Paper Bag Book Cover

Are your kids tired of the boring book covers on their science and math books? All you need is a brown paper bag and some craft supplies to create a stunning piece of art to decorate your textbook.

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Check out another way to cover books with brown paper bags! If you keep the handles on, the book is transformed into a purse that opens up into a textbook. How cool, right? Plus, add decorative die cuts on the front to add a personal touch. We love this idea!

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Tattered Lace Magazine Reviews

Tattered Lace Magazine Reviews

Tattered Lace is known for it’s fantastic and intricate dies, but now they have a magazine that’s just as spectacular! Tattered Lace Magazine is full of tutorials, inspirations, and bonus materials that no die-cutting crafter can afford to miss! Customers are raving about all of…

Spiegel 60609 Sewing Machine Reviews

Spiegel 60609 Sewing Machine Reviews

People are raving about the Spiegel 60609 Sewing Machine. Whether it’s people who have sewn for years or people new to sewing, everyone agrees that this machine is a must-have in any crafter’s workroom. Read more of these Spiegel 60609 sewing machine reviews to see for…

Shhh – 5 Sewing Secrets for Beginners

Shhh – 5 Sewing Secrets for Beginners

5 Sewing Secrets for Beginners

It’s easy to get swept up in the frenzy of starting a new craft – especially one like sewing and quilting. We’re here to help. These 5 sewing secrets for beginners will have you crafting like an expert in no time.

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New to You – Baking

New to You – Baking

It’s National Craft Month and we’re challenging everyone to try a craft that’s New to You this season! This week we’re featuring New to You – Baking, a craft that’s as classic as it is fun! Do you like creating projects from scratch like scrapbooking…

St. Patrick’s Day Craft Products from Create and Craft

St. Patrick’s Day Craft Products from Create and Craft

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and Create and Craft wants to help you get ready to celebrate! We’ve got some great St. Patrick’s Day craft products from Create and Craft that can help you spread some of the Irish cheer this year, so put…

DIY Super Bowl Table Decor

DIY Super Bowl Table Decor

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From the green grass of the gridiron to the Super Bowl Shuffle, Jane shows you how to create DIY Super Bowl Table Decor!

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