March 26th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
I talked last week about the awesome superhero birthday party that we threw for my son and shared how to make cute superhero capes from recycled felt. Today I'm going to share another superhero birthday party craft: printable cupcake toppers!
February 26th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Need to wrap a cute gift in a hurry? Here's how to make gift tags out of junk mail security envelopes in under 10 minutes
February 1st, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Got some old folders in your stash? You can use them to make a sweet Valentines Day card!
January 15th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
These sweet dessert toppers are simple Valentine's Day crafts that come together in a flash!
January 4th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe
Are there some holiday cards on your mantle that you can't bear to part with? Turn them into a decorative keepsake by using them to make covered clothespins!
December 3rd, 2013 | by Julie Finn
You don't want to forget all the wonderful memories that you made on your vacation, do you
November 12th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
'Tis the season for making origami Mayflowers!
October 3rd, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
This week I worked on my fall mantle decor! I needed a fun, pop of color, so I created these bright recycled cardboard letters!
September 27th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
Searching for simple fall crafts to spruce up your decor? Revamp faux pumpkins with recycled paper!
September 23rd, 2013 | by Julie Finn
If you've got any source of recycled cardboard that has a natural crease--think food packaging, USPS flat rate envelopes or other mailers, or the old record album covers that I'm using here--then you've got a natural greeting card just waiting for you to cut it to size, write in it, and mail it off!
September 2nd, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Just because you love books doesn't mean that you can't subject them to the (craft) knife. Check out these book page craft projects to give old books a new life
August 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
How to make your own greeting cards that aren't super cutesy and twee?
Include something vintage!
I made these DIY greeting cards not with rubber stamps of teddy bears or foam stickers of ducks in bonnets, but with vintage book pages. Pages trimmed from a ratty, torn copy of The Turn of the Screw and an old dictionary, embellished with paint, compose the front images of a set of all-purpose blank cards, suitable for either the kids or the adults in the family to use
July 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Sometimes, if you're an artist or a crafter, you have the chance to give out business cards that have a lot more flair. Business cards that you give out at a conference or networking event, with a purchase at a craft fair, or in a package that you're shipping with an order from your etsy shop can afford to be a little fancier, and include a little bonus gift to make you memorable.
These DIY business cards may not fit in a potential customer's wallet, but they'll still stand out. Whether it's a string of hand-painted beads, a small charm, or another trinket, these items may be just more of your unneeded stash, but to others they're gifts, a little added value that costs you nothing but a few extra seconds of time, but positively impacts how your business card is received
July 10th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
When my friend Bonnie said that she wanted a book-themed baby shower, I couldn't wait to get crafting!
July 8th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
You don't even have to actually tell the recipient of your thank-you card that it's written on recycled elephant poop paper.
But why wouldn't you
June 12th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe
Whether you run a crafty business or just nabbed a swag bag at a craft market, chances are you've got some business cards handy that have outlived their usefulness. Instead of tossing them in the recycle bin, try some of these projects to upcycle business cards!
June 10th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Upcycled books are a fabulous craft, but making one always leaves you with one question to answer:
How to bind it
May 24th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell
Back in the day, I would make a "coupon book" for my parents full of free hugs and chores that I disliked. I decided to put an eco-friendly and personalized spin to my average coupon book. Here's how you (or your children) can make one, too!
April 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Do you have art or craft supplies that you collect? If you're out shopping the sales, however, it can be hard to remember if you have that exact color of something already, or if you should snap it up while it's cheap. Especially for things like markers, paint, and fabrics, which come in more colors than it's possible to own, these little swatch cards, made from upcycled paper, come in really handy.
The swatch cards are small enough to put in your pocket if you know you're on your way to the art supplies store, handy to reference when you're there, and quick to duplicate when you're back home with your new supplies. Here's how to make them
April 2nd, 2013 | by Julie Finn
DIY cardboard embroidery floss spools are quick to make, at least as sturdy as store-bought floss spools, and they're free!
Here's how to make your own
March 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Ditch plastic Easter eggs entirely! These papier mache Easter eggs are just as fun to hide and find, and they have just as much room for treats inside
March 19th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Thrill a kid in your life by building them something huge out of cardboard. All you need is a collection of cardboard boxes and a lot of imagination!