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.

Make Your Own Monogram DIY Bookends


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


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


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


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


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


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}

Felt Owl Coin Purses with Free Pattern


In my opinion, a gal can never have too many coin purses–are you with me?  I have several but my collection just wasn’t complete until I made these felt owl coin purses.  Aren’t they cute?  Along with being cute they are easy to make and close securely with a magnetic clasp.  This felt owl coin purse project is one even a beginning stitcher can accomplish.  Really–even you can make one of these! You only need a few supplies to make {Read More}

Soap Making Recipes to Try at Home


Once you’ve mastered the process of making your own soap, you can start to have fun and get crafty with different scents, colors and even additives like real flower petals. If you’re new to soap making, check out our blog post last week on how to make soap. This week, we’re taking it a step further with some basic soap making recipes you’ll swear by and all the techniques to personalize them. (Learn how to make this colorful handmade soap from {Read More}

DIY Spider Halloween Soap


About a month or so I made some really fun kids soap from fabulous supplies from Consumer Crafts,  This craft was not only a lot of fun, but it was so simple that my 7 year old daughter could do most of it all by herself!  So today I am really excited to show you this really fun DIY spider soap perfect for kids of all ages and perfect for Halloween! You will just need a few simple supplies to create {Read More}