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.

How to Wrap a Wine Bottle For Holiday Gifting


At Christmastime, there are often friends or neighbours whom you want to give a little something, but you just aren’t sure what. Well, if you know that they enjoy a nice wine with dinner, then your problem is solved! Consumables are fantastic Christmas gifts (no clutter, no worries about style or size) and sometimes, you can enjoy that nice Pinot Grigio or Merlot with them! (That’s always a bonus.) I love to give a nice bottle of local wine, and {Read More}

How-to: Hand Stitched Felt Gift Bow

Hand stitched felt gift bow

In my opinion, some of the best holiday gifts are the simplest–a gift card, a candle, a bottle of wine.  And, although I love giving these gifts I can’t help but feel that I’d have liked the gift to be a little bit more personalized, a little bit more handmade.  This beautiful hand stitched felt gift bow is an easy (and inexpensive) way to add a little homemade love to a simple gift. This bow is very easy to make, {Read More}

Gift Packing Ideas: Five Ways to Package Edible Gifts


It is that time of year again!  Gift giving season is upon us.  We have 5 gift packing ideas on how to package edible gifts for you today.  A few supplies will have you packaging up small or large amounts of delicious treats for  neighbors, friends, and more. 5 Gift Packing Ideas for Edible Treats: Gift packing ideas #1: Mason Jars. First we have a pretty mason jar holding a few cookies or maybe even your homemade fudge.  For this one you {Read More}

DIY Gift Tags: Candy Cane Clay Words


These fun clay word DIY gift tags are a cute way to dress up your presents for holiday gift giving!  You can make your tag in any color you want to match your wrapping paper, and spell any name or word you want.  Keep reading to learn how easy (and addictive) this simple gift wrap idea is to make. Supplies needed to make your own clay DIY gift tags: Sculpey Sampler Pack Clay Tool Set Baker’s Twine Step one. Cut {Read More}

Orange Gingerbread Sugar Scrub Recipe


Sugar scrub cubes are the perfect, one-time-use scrub that makes exfoliating your hands, feet or even your body a breeze!  These also make the perfect inexpensive, yet impressive gift!  Place a few of these in a cute little jar and you have a wonderful holiday gift to give this year!  Or you can make them and “gift” them to yourself because after you make and try these, you might not want to give them away!  Either way, this orange gingerbread {Read More}

DIY NOEL Letter Decor


This year my Christmas decor is a winter wonderland inspired theme. Living in central California means we can only wish for a white Christmas, which unfortunately never happens. But, I’m perfectly fine with decorating my home with a snowy white theme instead. This holiday season I used 90% white decorations with a hint of frosted green accents. While putting together a cabinet display I knew I wanted to add holiday letters to the setup. These faux fur paper mache DIY {Read More}

Homemade Clay Ornaments: Easy, Quick & Embossed


For the last few years, I’ve lived in a small apartment that doesn’t have much room for a Christmas tree. Does this deter me from making ornaments every year? Definitely not. Making ornaments is one of my favorite Christmas traditions! Today I have a great homemade clay ornaments project that is easy enough for kids but can also be customized for experienced artists. The main part of this tutorial is creating these embossed ornaments. But as you see below, you can {Read More}

Homemade Christmas Decorations: Ho Ho Ho Holiday Letters


If you’re looking for a super simple and quick homemade Christmas decorations idea – this project is for you! All you need is a few simple supplies to create this fun and glittery Ho Ho Ho decor piece. Add these homemade Christmas decorations to your mantle or anywhere else in your home for instant holiday cheer!  Supplies needed to make your own Ho Ho Ho homemade Christmas decorations: H and O Paper Mache Letters – 3 of each. Mod Podge. Foam {Read More}

Homemade Christmas Gifts for Grandparents: Picture Frame


The best homemade Christmas gifts for grandparents are the ones they will cherish forever!  This grandparents picture frame will be perfect! They’ll love having a place to display their adorable grandkids and you’ll love how easily and inexpensively this gift comes together (about 10 bucks!). Picture Frame Homemade Christmas Gifts for Grandparents. I went with a faux chalkboard look (pretty sure my mom didn’t want the mess of real chalk!) but you’re more than welcome to use real chalk or even {Read More}