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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: Make Valentine hearts that catch the sun!

  • Valentine Suncatchers - "You light up my life" takes on a little more meaning when you give a Valentine suncatcher craft as a gift! Tissue paper suncatcher hearts look beautiful in the window, strung on a mobile, or tucked into a special handmade card.

  • Wednesday Treat: Printables for making Valentine's Day cards and crafts!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of Printables for Valentine's Day. Download and print a variety of Valentine's Day craft templates, patterns, digital papers and pop-ups. Make classroom Valentine's in a hurry with quick Valentine printables, or add a heart pop-up to any card with printable pop-ups.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Quick and easy Valentines to make!

    Simple Valentines - This project features quick and easy Valentine designs that are simple to make and perfect for classroom giving! Select from printable Valentine's Day card patterns with either six or nine Valentines to a sheet. You likely have everything on hand needed to make these Valentines!

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

Featured last week: Make a rectangular box any way you like!

  • Rectangular Box - Make a rectangular box with lid, also called a shirt box, in a variety of sizes and depths. This is a very versatile box that can be used to package about any gift. It can also be made without the lid and used as a letter box, napkin holder, etc. Instructions are given for drafting a box pattern/template for any size rectangular box.

  • Wednesday Treat: Use paper-cutting techniques to make Valentines!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was instructions and templates for making Cut Paper Heart Valentine Ideas. This project features the art of paper-cutting to create Valentine's Day cards. You can easily make unique and striking Valentines using the included heart templates and colored and/or decorative papers.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Decorate for Valentine's Day with a heart streamer!

    Valentine Garland of Hearts - Make this delightful tissue paper garland that is sure to brings smiles. Drape it over doors, in windows, over furniture, along stairs. It is quick and easy to make.

    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  Strip Folding Cards. In this greeting card tutorial, learn how to use folded paper strips to give your card added depth with three-dimensional layers. 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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