Craft Basics: Ideas and Inspiration

Looking for craft ideas and inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Browse all our projects below for craft basics inspiration for all levels of crafting. Click on any project image below for detailed instructions and tips.

Peg Doll People with the “New” Washi Tape!

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Today I have a 5 minute craft that is perfect for kids AND adults.  Bet you can’t stop at just 1 or 2 of these cute peg doll people.  You will have to make a handful! Supplies needed to make your own peg doll people: Floral Tape in various colors (I used pink, peach and green, but it comes in a variety — even metallics!) Peg Dolls (I used the girls, but there are boys too!) Watercolor Pencils, Markers or Paint {Read More}

Sequined Resin DIY Tray

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I love adding a little bit of sparkle and shine to my fall decor, and I’ve had an obsession with trinket trays and dishes lately.  I just LOVE the small size, and all the possibilities for embellishing them!  Today I’m going to show you how to use jewelry resin to line a sparkly sequined DIY tray.  This is a really versatile handmade gift idea, or addition to your holiday decor, and can be made in any color scheme with your favorite {Read More}

Geometric Handmade Bangles Tutorial

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We are so excited to have Sam, from Bromeliad, back again to guest post for us today!  Please show Sam some love by visiting her awesome blog and keep in touch with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This handmade bangles project represents my first experience with Sculpey clay. I’ve long wanted to try Sculpey but neglected to note the implied word “sculpt” in the title of the product. If you lack sculpting ability, Sculpey can’t give it to you. However, if you cheat a little, {Read More}

Make Your Own Monogram DIY Bookends

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I’ve mentioned in other posts that I love when an item is both decorative and functional!  My daughter’s room has been transformed from a preschooler’s room to a “big girl” room now that she’s started kindergarten. And she needs a bookend to help keep all her books from falling over.  I used her initial and the colors in her room to make these pretty monogram DIY bookends. Supplies needed to make your own monogram DIY bookends: Paper Mache Letter. Beanbag {Read More}

Fall Craft Idea: Felt Leaf DIY Coasters

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Today we are going to celebrate fall with some fun handmade felt fall leaf DIY coasters.  They are easy to make and will bring a bit of the fall beauty into your home. I love fall.  LOVE IT!  And, the best part of fall are the colors.  I live in Minnesota were the winters are cold, but the fall is gorgeous.  Driving home from my son’s swimming lesson today I actually exclaimed out-loud, “oh my!  how beautiful!” as we drove {Read More}

Make Your Own Simple & Pretty Fall Banner

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Hello Friends and Hello Fall! I’ve been so inspired by the fall banners I have seen on my Pinterest feed that I decided to make my own.  It was pretty easy  with the help of some pre-cut wood banners! Want to make a pretty fall banner of your own? It only takes a few steps! Supplies needed to make your own fall banner: Unfinished Wooden Banner Set Silhouette Machine (you can also use stencils or these fun chipboard letters) Silhouette Adhesive Kraft {Read More}

Acorn Crafts: A Rustic Bunting for Fall

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One of my favorite fall activities is a walk under the oaks, collecting acorns like a squirrel prepping for winter.  Instead of eating these abundant nuts, I choose the fattest and cutest for fun acorn crafts!  Today I am going to show you how to make a very simple acorn and canvas bunting.  The sewing is minimal but gives the rustic bunting a nice hand crafted feel. Supplies needed to make your own acorn crafts bunting: Canvas Squares (These little guys are $2.47 {Read More}

Candy Bar Halloween Treats

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I love making tasty treats!  And making chocolate is one of my favorite treats to make!  It’s so simple to create fun and tasty chocolate candy bars with just a few ingredients and a little bit of time!  Come and see how fun and simple it is to make, and customize your own candy bar Halloween treats! Supplies needed to make your own candy bar Halloween treats: Make ‘n Mold Bark Mold Candy Bar Make ‘n Mold Candy Wafers (orange, white, {Read More}

Homemade Candy Corn Halloween Bark

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I am busy making Halloween treats right now and one of my favorite treats to make is chocolate bark!  So I created this really fun and beautiful layered candy corn chocolate Halloween bark. It’s perfect for any fall or Halloween treat! This Halloween bark is so incredibly simple to make!  You will love how quickly it comes together and how little hands-on time this actually requires. Plus it looks beautiful packaged up in cello bags and handed out to good {Read More}