Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine heart jars provide quick, easy sweetheart project

A plain glass container (craft stores such as Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or JoAnn carry them, as well as many discount stores), colored tissue paper and diluted glue can work together to create a charming Valentine gift or gift packaging. Whether used open or closed, the finished product can create a temporary delight or long-lasting memory. A single heart to highlight a vase or a chain of hearts around a jar of candy will make Valentine’s Day a lasting memory for the recipient.

Step by step instructions await you here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Would you like to get into metal stamping?

One of the drawbacks to trying any new craft can be the expense of the equipment. Here's a chance to get into stamping with great savings. is sponsoring a giveaway. One lucky winner will get an ImpressArt Metal Stamping Kit. Entry deadline is August 27, so enter quickly. Click here for full details.

By the way, they say the stamp works on other media besides metal...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Crafty last minute edible Easter decorations - Bunny Easter egg hunt

"Here’s a project suitable for even small children to make. Keep them occupied while the adults are fixing dinner or hiding Easter eggs. The finished project can serve as dessert!"

Check out the instructions here.

Crafty last minute edible Easter decorations – ‘Easter egg garden’ table décor

"Easter brunch calls for something full of spring and fun to serve as table décor. How about an edible Easter egg garden, complete with bunny gardeners and pretzel hoes?"

You'll find step-by-step instructions here.

Crafty last minute edible Easter decorations – marshmallow chick nests

"What do marshmallow chickens lay? Miniature marshmallow eggs, of course. Perfectly suited for use as place cards at Easter dinner, these edible decorations require few supplies and almost no clean up – just toss the empty paper cup when the treat has been devoured. The blend of salty and sweet flavors provides a light treat."

Get step-by-step directions here.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Hexie Mug Rug Tutorial - great gift craft!

I came across this tutorial and knew I had to pass the information on to my readers! Jenna of SewHappyGeek posted the instructions for an easy-to-make mug rug project. You can do many of the steps "on the go" which is always a plus for me. Take a look and then think of all the ways you can adapt this fun project for crafters of various ages.

Click here for directions.

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Picture-Perfect, Do-it-yourself Valentine Gift

"Create a personal valentine for use on a greeting card, gift magnet or bookmark. Use a digital copy of a treasured photo as the heart of the project. Because you create the template to fit your needs, you're assured of a suitable frame for your photo."

Use your photo valentine on a handmade greeting card.
 Click here for step-by-step directions.