Magical Mystery Present

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Make a gorgeous light up present to cheer up your tree until Santa arrives with everything else. After the holidays, use this lovely craft as a bookend or nightlight. Step 1: Begin with a glass block from your local building supply store. They all sell them in a variety of sizes. Drill a hole in…

Paper Clip Garland

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Warning:  Once you and your family get started making this garland, you won’t be able to stop! Step 1: All you need is some paper scraps, large paper clips, bells and glue. Choose several different papers to get started. I collect scrapbook papers, Japanese printing paper scraps, and even old labels. Step 2: Begin by…

DIY Gift Card Holder

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Gift cards are a great gift, but they never have much pizzazz on their own. Make this little holder to show how much you care and give your gift a special touch. These are fun to make and easy to personalize. Did I say free too? That way you get to put all of your…

Upcycled No-Sew Doggie Sweater

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For all you pet lovers who want a cozy dog sweater without the expense, try this nearly-free version that requires no sewing. Step 1: Visit your local thrift store and select a fleece infant sized sleeper that is the approximate size of your pet. It is important to choose fleece because it can be cut…

Felted Wool Garland

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Use up some of that yarn you’ve got laying around with this fun and family friendly craft! Step 1: Select a variety of color yarn making sure that you use only wool or alpaca. You must use fibers which will felt, so no acrylic or washable wool. Step 2: Make a assortment of small yarn…