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.

Fat Quarter Projects: DIY Placemats

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We’re so happy to have Melanie, from It Happens in a Blink, sharing these adorable fat quarter projects with us! These DIY placemats are simple enough for a sewing beginner and perfect for adding a splash of color to any table setting! Click HERE to get more DIY inspiration from Melanie and keep in touch with her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. I always look forward to summer entertaining. The grill is hot, the kids are squealing, and the days are full. One {Read More}

DIY Instagram Frame Display

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We are so excited to have Bethany, from Pitter & Glink, as our guest blogger today! She’s here to share this adorable Instagram frame tutorial that’s simple to create and will get you excited to display your favorite photos! Make sure to check out Bethany’s blog HERE for other amazing DIY projects and stay connected with her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Most people these days are guilty of using their camera phones way more than other types of cameras and Instagram is {Read More}

Summery DIY Bandana Bunting

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I just love making up easy and cute banners for parties or even just for everyday! They are so fast to sew up and add such fun colors and style to any display, mantel or even to your backyard fence. Bandanas are so summery to me, so I thought it would be fun to make up a summery DIY bandana bunting – in these cheery, bright colors and all decorated with a little pom pom trim. Because everything is cuter with pom poms. {Read More}

Spectrum Noir Tutorial: DIY Mini Cards

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I like to color. I admit it. When my kids used to break out the coloring books, I made sure they invited me! When Spectrum Noir came out with a colored pencil line- that works in conjunction with their alcohol ink markers that I already had- I was one happy camper! Coloring for adults! Not that I feel like I need the excuse, but it looks much more professional than Crayola. I wanted to give them a whirl on a {Read More}

DIY Gingerbread House & Birdhouse In One

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I love this little DIY gingerbread house project for Christmas in July because it works now as a birdhouse AND it works later as a darling little flickering nightlight for Christmas.  I plan to do a whole little bird city with all the houses Consumer Crafts has available (See them all HERE).  Wouldn’t it be fun to have a birdhouse painting party with a bunch of friends or neighborhood children? It is a wonderful way to get out of the {Read More}

Craft Organization Ideas to Keep You Out of Trouble

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Crafting can sometimes be a slippery slope. One day it’s a small hobby you’re doing in your spare time and your supplies are neatly organized in a small corner or your office. Next thing you know, crafting supplies have taken over your house and you can find them all over the place. (Photo courtesy of our blogger, Shaunte. Check out her craft room.) Craft organization ideas can make spur of the moment projects easier, help you save money from buying duplicates {Read More}

Homemade Teacher Gifts: A Bouquet of Freshly Sharpened Pencils

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Once upon a time, I taught in the classroom. And I kept adorable little pots of pens and pencils on my desk. It would usually take about a month for me to ask aloud, “Why don’t I have anything to write with!?!?” And students would sheepishly look away. I would realize: most of my pens and pencils had been “borrowed” away… never to return to their stylish little desk organizer. And then a solution presented itself:  a handmade “flower pencil” won’t walk {Read More}

Back to School Countdown Calendar

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Summer is winding to a close and school will be starting before you know it.  Relish those last days of summer fun with this back to school countdown calendar.  We have added a fun activity to each day for you to do with your kids.  Make the countdown calendar, add the activities of your choice, then let them start each day with a fun surprise activity.  This is a great way to end summer on a fun note for little {Read More}

Flickering Firefly DIY Picture Frame

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What better way to capture those amazing summer memories than in a handmade picture frame with flickering fireflies swooping in and out of an embossed mason jar? Follow these simple steps below to make your own firefly DIY picture frame! Supplies needed to make your own firefly DIY picture frame: Ready to Finish Memory Frame 9×7 Core’dinations Vintage Collection Retro Mod Squad 12 x 12 Paper Pack 10 Bulb LED Battery Light Set Krylon® Adhesive Spray Darice® Mason Jar Embossing Folder Canson {Read More}