New Year’s Crafts and Projects

Ring in the new year with unique, fun New Year’s crafts. We have New Year’s Eve crafts for your celebration and perfect crafts for the rest of the year. Browse our New Year’s projects below for inspiration and click on any image for detailed instructions.

10 Quick and Easy Christmas Ornament Crafts

Christmas Ornament Crafts

It’s that time of year…when you’re feeling constantly inspired by all of the beautiful things around you, but you’re too busy to make them. There’s still plenty of time for you to start crafting a handmade holiday  with DIY decorations and handmade Christmas ornament crafts for everyone on your list. And since we know it’s the busiest time of the year, we’ve created a holiday infographic with 10 easy gift ideas with clear glass ornaments. Each one takes just minutes! Ready to get {Read More}

Year in Review: Top 20 Crafts of 2013


2013 has been such a fabulous year, filled with the best customers ever, the most talented designers, and of course tons of crafty goodness! We thought it would be fun to take a look back at our most popular posts of 2013.  Just click the photos below to see the full tutorials. Here’s to an even better 2014! Happy New Year, Everyone!

New Year’s Eve Party Free Printable


New Year’s Eve for us usually consists of a few board games, snacks, and the kids desperately trying to stay awake to watch the ball fall at midnight. The little ones usually don’t make it, but we always have a fun night anyway. One of our traditions is to photograph the kids and have them write down some of their favorite things from the past year and about themselves. I began this tradition when my oldest was four and have {Read More}

Diamond Dispensing Goal Jars

Goal jar

A few years ago, I joined a weight loss program and lost (and have kept off! ) 50 pounds. Part of the program included weekly meetings. At the meetings, a leader discussed weight loss tips, and distributed stickers and awards for people in the program who made progress over the past week. When I started the program, I thought the stickers and awards were a little silly. Here I was, a grown adult, with grown adults–getting stickers! But you know {Read More}

DIY New Year’s Resolution Achievement Box

s Resolution Achievement Box

It’s a new year! It’s the perfect time for reflection and thoughts of the future. Many people set official New Year’s resolutions and plans for the year. I usually come up with a set of loosely defined goals and hopes for the year. No need to beat myself up if I don’t meet a goal – there is always next year, right? If you want to set new goals and have fun acknowledging achievements along the way, this is the {Read More}

New Year’s Resolution Bracelets

New Year's Resolution Bracelet by Tried & True for Crafts Unleashed

We all have the best intentions when it comes to New Year’s resolutions but you know how it goes…after a couple weeks, when your busy life returns to normal, resolutions often get stored away with the memories of tinsel and champagne. Here’s a fun tutorial on making a resolution reminder bracelet so that this year you can lose those last 10 pounds, find your faith or reconnect with family. Or if nothing else, at least look stylish while doing it. {Read More}

DIY New Year’s Glittered Votives

DIY Glittered New Year's Votives

We hope that everyone enjoyed a beautiful Christmas holiday with family, friends, and loved ones. We wanted to create something simple and elegant for the upcoming New Year’s holiday celebration. Today we would love to show you how to create these beautifully elegant DIY New Year’s Glittered Votives… The sparkle atop these little votives is just the perfect touch to your celebration. Here are the supplies you will need to make the glittered votives… White Poured Wax Glass Votive Martha {Read More}