Acrylic Frame Mini-Album


I know you have all seen these clear acrylic photo frames: They are super inexpensive. They don’t always fit into everyone’s decor, but do you know what they are wonderful for? A free standing mini-album! I am going to show you how easy it is to make a mini-album using an acrylic frame. It is a whimsical way to display your favorite photos. And just to keep things really easy, I am using SNAP! product. Everything is pre-cut, pre-matched and {Read More}

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts: DIY Pinch-Proof Pin


Elementary through high school, I never remembered to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so I was pinched throughout the day. It was the worst! I remember threatening bodily harm to the next classmate that mentioned pinching. Occasionally someone would show mercy and give me something green to wear. I thought I would extend that courtesy to my co-workers this year with this cute St. Patrick’s Day crafts pin, because no one is getting pinched on my watch! Supplies needed {Read More}

Last Minute Gift Idea: Memory Tin with Project Life

Project Life Memory Tin | Crafts Unleashed

Sometimes last minute gifts turn out to be the most thoughtful. If you are struggling to come up with a gift for your loved-one, this is the perfect way to say, “I am always thinking of you.” It’s a memory tin to capture the memories of the past year. This could come in the form of photos, quotes, observations, thoughts – whatever shows how special your loved one is. And a bonus – this is totally customizable based on the {Read More}

DIY Party Decorations: Large-Scale Signs

DIY Party Decorations Large Scale Signs 2- Crafts Unleashed

I am always looking for inexpensive DIY party decorations. This one fits the bill! Once you make the initial investment in tools, the possibilities are endless! I decided to make a sign for an upcoming work party with a fiesta theme. Supplies needed to make your own large-scale DIY party decorations: Jr. Artograph Projector Pencil Colored Poster Board Scissors Printer Washi Tape (optional) Step 1: Print your desired image/word onto a piece of printer paper. The total size should be no {Read More}

How To Make DIY Earrings Out of Paper

Paper DIY Earrings - Crafts Unleashed

You read that right! These earrings are made out of craft paper. Now you have no excuse not to match every outfit! Make custom DIY earrings for every holiday, sports team or event! Get excited! For just a few pennies, and a little time you can create a whole supply of new earrings. Supplies needed to make your own DIY earrings from paper: Thick Cardstock (I used Core’dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock) Mod Podge Dimensional Magic Small Hole Punch Jump Rings Fish Hook Earring {Read More}

Five Minute Valentine Bunting

Valentine Bunting

If you have five minutes, and five dollars, you too can have your whole house decked out for Valentines Day! This cute bunting was so easy, it felt like cheating. I made a bunch of them, with minimal (and inexpensive!) supplies. The kids can even crank these out for you! All you need to make a Valentine bunting is a few supplies: Paper Doilies (I used the 5.5″ size) Felties Valentines Day Stickers 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon (I used pink) Red {Read More}

Scalloped Paper Ornaments

paper ornament 2

In recent years, I’ve started making paper ornaments with the kids. Last year we made several paper rosettes to add to our ornament collection and this year we are making 3D scalloped paper ornaments. Paper ornaments are great to make with kids because you don’t have to worry about them breaking and the possibilities are endless with the colors, patterns, and themes. Supplies needed to make your own 3D scalloped paper ornaments: Scallop Circle Punch Silver Elastic Cord Glitter Cardstock {Read More}

Introducing Core Cuts from Core’dinations

coredinations core cuts layout

I have always loved working with Core’dinations cardstock. I love being able to emboss and sand the cardstock to create custom looks. Sometimes though, I want to be able to put a layout together, without getting out an arsenal of tools, or spending a whole lot of time. Enter the Core Cuts cardstock pad. I am in love. This paper pad is heavyweight cardstock, that comes pre-cut into frames, borders, and  shapes and comes pre-embossed! I put together a layout {Read More}

Patriotic Thread Spool Wreath

Thread Spool Wreath on Fence - Niki Meiners

Several generations of my family have served in the military including my grandfather.  My grandmother toured with the USO as a singer and was a very patriotic woman.  She lived by faith and family, always.  She loved to decorate her home and she always had a wreath up, year round.  I thought I should start making some for my family, too.  I have made plenty of them for gifts, but never for myself.  I wanted this wreath to feel a {Read More}