Category Archives: Paper Crafts

How to make a Cupcake Birthday Card

There are lots of June birthdays in the family, so today I am sharing Patty Schaffer’s clever, DIY Cupcake Birthday Card. Patty’s card is like a birthday greeting and gift all in one, and enjoyed without a single extra calorie. … Continue reading

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Patriotic crafts for kids: DIY a Tissue Paper Flag

Looking for a summertime, patriotic craft for the kids? I have a few patriotic crafts linked up today, and a new tutorial for a DIY Patriotic Flag Door Hanger. Kids will have fun making this flag – it’s easy enough … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day craft for kids: DIY a Butterfly Bouquet

A bouquet of butterflies – isn’t that a magical idea? This bright, beautiful Butterfly Bouquet is a special Mother’s Day craft idea for kids. Mom will love the colorful Butterfly Bouquet, too. After all, a fresh flower bouquet won’t last … Continue reading

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DIY Spring Gift Idea for Mother’s Day, teachers, or maybe you!

Today I have a quick, DIY spring gift idea, thanks to Debra Quartermain sharing her Simple, Spring Flower Cones. These colorful cones are so blooming sweet! And easy enough that you can make multiples for Teacher Appreciation Week and Mother’s … Continue reading

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DIY Christmas folk art you’ll treasure: Mixed media, Paperclay Christmas Dove (and the Crafts ‘n Cocoa winners!)

Today, I’m sharing an exquisite Christmas Dove by Rebekah Meier. I’m a fan of quick and easy crafts, but sometimes, I like to share special projects that take a little more time, and are sure to become heirlooms. Rebekah’s mixed media, Paperclay … Continue reading

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DIY a Button & Beads Christmas Topiary, and a new giveaway!

November 1 and it’s game on, Christmas crafters! Whether you started your Christmas crafting in January, or you’re just now ready to jump in, this cute-as-a-button, Button & Beads Tabletop Tree belongs on your DIY list. Designer Patty Schaffer chose … Continue reading

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Vintage, Halloween décor: DIY a mixed media, needle-felted Halloween Jack-‘o-Lantern

We move so fast through life. A DIY dinner in ten minutes? Count me in! Quick & easy Halloween crafts, like the Candy Corn Eggs? Love it! But sometimes, like the slow food movement, it’s good to slow down and … Continue reading

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Display this Faux Pallet Wood Pumpkin all season long

Some of you said that you love decorating with pumpkins because you can display them from September all the way to Thanksgiving. And that’s the idea behind this easy, Faux Pallet Wood Pumpkin designed by Debi Schmitz. Using foam instead … Continue reading

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Summertime Snowman Series: DIY a Glistening Snow Angel

There’s a first for everything and this is the first time I’ve written a tutorial that calls for “angel wings”! You have to love a sparkling snowman wearing angel wings, which of course, makes him a Snow Angel. This glistening, … Continue reading

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Craft your way to summertime cool with the Summertime Snowman Series!

Here’s what I’ve been planning behind the scenes – a summertime series of Snowman Crafts! Crafting a summertime snowman is a sure way to keep your cool as temperatures climb. The last few years, I’ve featured Christmas crafts in the … Continue reading

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