Paper crafts

Paper crafts







Time savers

Time savers

Money savers

Money savers

Quick tips

Quick tips





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Gift ideas











Money savers
Hand-stamped flour sack dish towels
Posted by Jo on May 22, 2013

Make custom dish towels by adding designs with fabric paint and rubber stamps.

“Just Moved” Christmas card with Santa’s GPS
Posted by Chica on December 5, 2012

Let your friends know your new address with a quirky postcard featuring Santa and his GPS.

Custom canvas art
Posted by Chica on July 15, 2011

Create your own custom canvas photo art with the easy JetMaster framing system.

Gum bottle turned craft organizer
Posted by Chica on June 1, 2011

See how to recycle an empty cupholder-style gum bottle into a craft organizer

Easy DIY wedding invitations
Posted by Chica on April 25, 2011

Make your own wedding invitations with a design that’s easy, affordable, and elegant!

Feature Friday – Sugru
Posted by Jo on September 3, 2010

Save money and have fun by using Sugru, a silicone putty, to make repairs and add comfort to your tools.

Wedding program template
Posted by Chica on May 24, 2010

Use our free wedding program template to create your programs, then decorate them to match your style with a simple punch and decorative paper.

Princess Peach castle party invitation
Posted by Chica on May 10, 2010

Use our free downloadable template to make Princess Peach castle party invitations.

Paint chip greeting cards
Posted by Chica on April 19, 2010

Cut leftover paint chips into geometric shapes and use them to create colorful and creative greeting cards.

Fused plastic sandwich wraps
Posted by Chica on February 1, 2010

Save plastic from the landfill by using old shopping bags to create fused plastic linings for reusable sandwich wrappers. Then personalize them with cute phrases!

Candlelight luminaria centerpieces for your wedding
Posted by Chica on July 29, 2009

Turn simple frames into an elegant candle-lit luminaria centerpiece for your wedding, and personalize it with the bride and groom’s name and photo.

How to quickly save crystallized honey
Posted by Chica on July 9, 2009

Learn how to restore crystallized honey when you’re in a big hurry.

Create a tracing box with old Christmas lights
Posted by Chica on June 8, 2009

Make a lighted tracing box out of a shadow box frame and a string of leftover Christmas lights.

Make your own CD/DVD holders
Posted by Jo on April 23, 2009

Use decorative paper or card stock and our easy template to make your own CD or DVD holders.

Decorate a gift package with a giant name
Posted by Chica on March 2, 2009

Decorate an ordinary gift with giant letters spelling the recipient’s name. This is a great idea for gifts for young kids who are just learning to recognize their own name, and will love it!

Recycle your Christmas cards
Posted by Jo on January 6, 2009

Recycle the Christmas cards you receive using these 10 different ideas. Learn how to make scrapbooks and bookmarks and get ideas for donating them.

How to make your own bows
Posted by Chica on December 9, 2008

Learn to make your own bows out of ribbon. This simple technique works great for gift wrap, baskets, and decorations for Christmas or any other occasion.

Create a natural centerpiece for fall or winter
Posted by Chica on November 11, 2008

Pull items from nature to help you create a lovely centerpiece for fall or winter. It’s so easy and inexpensive, and can be adapted to whatever you’ve got on hand.

Print your own Christmas gift labels
Posted by Jo on November 6, 2008

Use our template to print your own customized Christmas gift labels using basic mailing labels.

Make your own snowglobes
Posted by Jo on October 27, 2008

Make your own snowglobe out of recycled containers

Make your own custom notepads
Posted by Chica on October 22, 2008

Learn to make your own custom notepads out of any paper and a special type of glue.

Rummage and garage sale tips
Posted by Jo on September 29, 2008

Get some tips for hosting a rummage or garage sale to raise money for a cause.

Remove permanent marker from a dry erase board
Posted by Chica on September 24, 2008

Learn a simple and easy way to remove permanent marker from a dry erase board and save it from the trash.

Make your own burp cloths
Posted by Chica on August 13, 2008

Learn to sew easy and useful handmade burp cloths. Made of soft and gentle micro-fleece, these become indispensable to parents and make great shower gifts.

Make finger paints out of Jell-O gelatin mixes
Posted by Jo on August 12, 2008

Make your own finger paints out of gelatin. These paints give a textured effect that you don’t get from finger paints you buy yourself. They are also completely non-toxic.

Make your own bubble wands out of pipe cleaners
Posted by Chica on August 7, 2008

Use ordinary pipe cleaners to make bubble wands that work better and are easier to hold.

Make your own portable DVD player holder for your car
Posted by Guest on July 29, 2008

Learn how to use simple ties to attach your portable DVD holder to the headrest. As easy to set up as it is to remove, and adjustable to almost any car, this solution is also really inexpensive!

Ribbon-embellished blankets
Posted by Chica on July 22, 2008

Follow our simple sewing instructions to learn how to make a custom, ribbon-embellished blanket for your child. They make great baby shower gifts, too!

Use contact paper to cover your crafting table
Posted by Jo on July 9, 2008

Dress up boring, old, and damaged tables by topping them with colorful contact paper. Available in a variety of designs, it’s easy to apply and can be later removed. This will really perk up your craft space!

Make campfire starters
Posted by Chica on May 20, 2008

Recycle dryer lint, egg cartons, and old crayons into homemade fire starters for the campfire or grill.

Make everyday soap special looking
Posted by Jo on May 19, 2008

Use decorative papers, ribbons, and embellishments to make your own fancy wrapped soaps at home. Even the most ordinary bar soap will be fit for a king when wrapped with a lovely paper!

Recycle broken crayons into fun new shapes
Posted by Chica on April 16, 2008

Recycle your old and broken crayons into new rainbow striped crayons by melting them down and using silicone ice cube trays as molds. The result is even better than the original!

Make your own wedding veil
Posted by Chica on April 8, 2008

Save hundreds of dollars by making your own wedding veil, using our easy instructions.

Make no-knead bread with just three ingredients
Posted by Chica on April 4, 2008

Make a yummy and easy no-knead bread with just three ingredients! A dead ringer for Tastefully Simple’s ”Bountiful Beer Bread”, this is also customizable with your favorite flavors or additions.

Sharpen your kitchen knives at home
Posted by Chica on March 27, 2008

Learn to sharpen your kitchen knives yourself at home, inexpensively and easily.

Make ribbon embellished hair elastic bows
Posted by Jo on March 26, 2008

Learn to tie colorful ribbons onto elastic hair ties to make wonderful custom hair accessories that your little princess will love.

Make your own Easter basket grass with a paper shredder
Posted by Chica on March 3, 2008

Learn how to create your own custom shredded paper to fill any basket. This is an especially nice alternative to cheap plastic Easter basket grass!

Recycle towels to make a beach blanket
Posted by Jo on February 29, 2008

Learn to sew several beach towels together in a pattern to create a giant beach blanket that is actually big enough for a picnic or play area.

How to make photo corners
Posted by Chica on January 15, 2008

Decorate your photos in an album or scrapbook with custom handmade photo corners that coordinate perfectly with your papers and embellishments.

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