DIY Gift Ideas

Date Due Library Book Bag

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle Hearken back to the days of library card catalogs, writing your name on the card for each book you checked out, and the librarian stamping the “date due” with her rubber stamp. Bring some “old school” library fun to your life by making a special library …

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Colorful Wood Bead Necklace

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle Create a fun statement necklace for summer in your favorite color scheme. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own: Lara’s Wood Round Bead Value Pack 1 in. 18 pc. Acrylic Craft Paint. Scotch Tape Painter’s Masking .70″x 60.1yd . Krylon Artist Sprays Crystal Clear …

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Scandi Heart Baby Booties

We’ve got another baby joining the CreateForLess family, so I thought it was time to make another pair of baby booties. I’ve been on a charted colorwork kick lately with my own personal knitting projects, so I was instantly inspired by intricate Scandinavian sock patterns I’ve knit a couple of …

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DIY Pincushions

Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest! I don’t know if I need as many pincushions as I would like to make, but they are seriously addicting. There are so many adorable pincushion crafts out there that I probably make pincushions more often than I actually use them. Pincushions are a wonderful …

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DIY Kindercone

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle A Kindercone, Schultüte (school cone) is a German/Austrian tradition in which grade school children are presented with a large, decorated cone filled with treats on the first day of school to celebrate the start of another school year. Since the late 1800’s, and still up …

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3D GIFT WRAP

Hi guys! I’m sharing the tutorial for this quick 3D gift wrap and card idea over on The Reject Shop blog today. They’ve just brought out a new range of awesome card making supplies that are loaaaads better than your usual not-so-modern scrapbooking packs. I’m loving these flower die cuts, …

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Watercolor Plates

Serve up a cooling summer salad on a fun watercolor plate you can make in no time. These plates are just as fun to make as they are to eat off of. I was very sad when I finished all 4 of mine, I wanted to keep experimenting! I’ve had …

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DIY Tie Organizer

Father’s day is just around the corner. This year instead of going with the universally accepted and oh so very common Father’s Day gift, a tie, I decided I would make my dad something to organize all those ties he has received in the past. Here’s what you’ll need: 20 – …

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Kids’ Crafts: Home Decor

As a parent you have to appreciate your children’s artwork. I know this because I recently found approximately 10-15 framed portraits of “mom” and “dad”  by yours truly that look like deformed potatoes. My parents actually went through the effort to frame these. That is true love, I tell ya. However, …

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Wooden Hand Mirror

I’ve been in desperate need for a hand mirror for quite a while now. I’ve been walking around the house with a full size standing mirror whenever I want to see the back of my head for far too long. I needed an attractive mirror so I wouldn’t want to hide …

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