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Step-by-step instructions. Printable patterns. Updates each week.

Welcome to Aunt Annie's Crafts!

Take a look around. You'll find crafting fun for children, teens and adults. A craft how-to is featured each Monday, with a special craft treat added each Wednesday, and at the end of the week it's Friday Fun with simple crafts for families, groups or classrooms.

Featured this week: A pentagonal box with attached lid!

  • Pentagon Box - Make a pentagonal-shaped box with an attached lid in various sizes with colored and black & white printable patterns. The boxes range in size from 3" to 1¾" and nest together for storage. Use the boxes individually, or stacked, as gift boxes, favors or for storing jewelry and other trinkets.

  • Wednesday Treat: New shamrock box patterns for St. Patrick's Day!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a new set of shamrock pentagon box patterns!  For your St. Patrick's Day gifts make these boxes with five-sides that are decorated with shamrocks. For how-to instructions, see the Pentagon Box craft project.

    Come back on Friday for a Friday Fun craft project!

  • This Week's Friday Fun: A personalized gift for babies and children!

    Stuffed Felt Names - Kids love to see their names spelled out! In this craft project, see how to cut out, sew, and stuff individual felt letters, and then join them together to create a bright and cheerful personalized wall hanging that's perfect for the bedroom door, on the wall, or over the crib.

    For more family, classroom or group crafts see the Friday Fun Crafts collection!

Featured last week: Simple paper cutting for crafts and cards!

  • Simple Paper Cutting - In this project, Aunt Annie introduces you to the art of paper-cutting through the techniques of cut-apart and layered paper. These techniques can be used to decorate greeting cards, stationery, boxes, gift wraps, or any paper craft project.

  • Wednesday Treat: New heart patterns for making paper cut Valentines!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a new set of  heart paper cutting patterns! Layer or cut apart hearts to make a colorful and unique Valentine. Make Valentine's Day cards following the instructions in the Simple Paper Cutting craft project.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Make a chocolate gift for someone special!

    Chocolate Spoons - It's easy and fast to make these tasty treats, then wrap them up with ribbon and cellophane. Use these fancy spoons to add a special touch to a dinner party, make a unique hostess or Valentine's Day gift, or brighten someone's day! Make mocha coffee in a flash by using a chocolate spoon to stir hot milk into your coffee!

    For more family, classroom or group crafts see the Friday Fun Crafts collection!

Previously featured...

Here's a sample of the crafting fun from previous weeks. Visit the Project Index to see it all.

Looking for crafts for family, classroom or group craft time?
Check out the Friday Fun index for quick and easy crafts.

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Greeting card tutorials

Greeting card tutorials are a regular feature on Aunt Annie's Crafts. Each tutorial builds on prior card projects. It's like taking a class on making handmade greeting cards.

This month's featured card tutorial is  Invitation Card Set. In this tutorial, see how to make a set of six invitations from a single sheet of letter-size, patterned paper! You'll learn how to create invitations that follow a theme while expressing your creativity.. If you are new to card making, the tutorials in the Card Class are a great place to learn many techniques for making beautiful cards. Then for more ideas and techniques, go on to Card Class 2.


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