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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.

Stencil Crafts!

Featured this week: Do-it-yourself waxed paper!

  • Waxing Paper - Make your own custom waxed papers! Learn the technique of waxing paper and in no time you will be making waxed papers in any colors or designs you like. You can use waxed paper in the place of vellum in many crafts. Its translucent nature makes it a natural for luminaries!

  • Wednesday Treat: Printables and ideas for DIY waxed paper!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a round-up of printable patterns and ideas for making waved paper charms for you cards and crafts, gift tags, and window clings. Follow the instructions Waxing Paper in the craft recipe for how-to wax paper.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Snowflakes for your windows!

    Snowflake Window Stencils - Paper snowflakes and a little dab of paint go together to decorate your windows. Even the youngest children in a family or group can help with this project by dabbing paint on the stencils.

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

Featured last week: Make Valentines with a crafty look!

  • Woven Heart Valentines - Add the look of basket weaving to your Valentine's Day card creations by weaving together paper strips or by using one of Aunt Annie's Woven Strips digital downloads to achieve the woven-look. The card ideas presented here can easily be adapted for other holidays or occasions by changing the colors or using different cutout shapes.

  • Wednesday Treat: New digital paper download for Valentine's Day!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was another new Valentine's ePaper: Flowers and Hearts on Lavender ePaper. Use this ePaper to make Valentine Pocket Cards, or any of the Valentine's Day projects. This ePaper coordinates with the Transparent Hearts ePapers.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Valentines To Make for Classroom Exchanges!

    Easy Valentine Cards - Need to make lots of Valentines in a hurry but still want to show your creative flair? These easy to make Valentines are based on hearts that are cut freehand. After some simple prep work, this project is as easy as fold, cut and glue. Great for kids!

    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 Woven Heart Valentines! These Valentine's Day cards feature hearts woven from strips of paper or woven-look patterned papers that you can download and print. 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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