Category Archives: Craft Tutorial

No-Sew Woodland Critters: DIY a Sleepy Hedgehog with easy supplies

You don’t need anything fancy to make this delightful Sleepy Hedgehog, and the supply list is refreshingly short. Designer Debra Quartermain starts with a sock and a foam egg, adds some felt, and eight steps later, you’re done! No sewing … Continue reading

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Summertime Snowman: A fresh, frosty & fleecy Snow Family

What’s more refreshing than a snowman in frosty, creamsicle colors? How about an entire frosty family clad in pastel accessories? This Frosty Snowman Family is another creation by Debra Quartermain, and the happy group is made with fleece and Debra’s … Continue reading

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Easy, no-sew stuffies: How to DIY a Sock Owl

Whooo doesn’t find today’s no-sew Sock Owl as cute as can be? This Sock Owl would be an excellent project for a Scout troop or other group, and I’d love to see a flock* of these Sock Owls in a rainbow … Continue reading

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Summertime Snowman Series: Chillin’ with a Ski Bum Snowman

This is my kind of skiing – shussing through a flurry of craft supplies! I don’t ski, and I can’t appreciate a fine powder, but I do appreciate craft supplies – and a cute, DIY Ski Bum Snowman. Debi Schmitz … Continue reading

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Kid’s craft idea: Make a Read & Grow Bookworm

I remember reading for hours & hours during the summer when I was a kid (that is, when I wasn’t making something). My daughter spent her summer hours the same way, and visits to the library were a highlight of … Continue reading

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A snowman craft for the kids – DIY a Glittering Snowman Ornament

This week’s Summertime Snowman craft is for all of the kids who are “too hot” and “so bored”. Everyone will chill out when making this Glittering Snowman Ornament. His scarf and hat are made with chenille stems – so easy! … Continue reading

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Summertime Snowman: DIY a Needle-Felted Snowman Ornament

July 4th has come and gone, and summer is in full swing. It’s going to be in the 90s this week and it’s definitely too hot for wool — unless you’re talking about needle felting. With a little wool roving, … Continue reading

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A sweet, sparkling summertime watermelon craft

I bet you thought I’d have a patriotic craft today, right? Nope, I do not. Today is all about a summertime favorite – watermelon! Watermelon tastes like summer, don’t you think? I have an easy watermelon craft today that will … Continue reading

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Here’s how to DIY a bright & JOYful Snowman

Every time Debra Quartermain pulls out her fleece, felt, and STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, you know you’re in for a treat. Debra’s Sweet Sock Snowman started off the Summertime Snowman Series, and today she shares her JOYful Snowman. If his whimsical … Continue reading

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A Shark Week craft for kids: DIY a Shark Pencil Holder

Shark Week, that annual celebration and exploration of everything shark, starts June 26th on the Discovery Channel. If you know a Shark Week fan, then do not miss this Shark Pencil Holder. I wouldn’t want to meet a shark in … Continue reading

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