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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 a fancy cover for a jar!

  • Easy Jar Lid Covers - Turn any jar into something special with a jar lid cover you can quickly make from paper. Make a cover for that special homemade jelly or a recycled jar you fill with a treat. Make a cover featuring hearts to top off a handmade Valentine's Day Candy Jar.

  • Wednesday Treat: Top off pantry staple jars with colorful lid covers!

    Pattern for dry pea lid coverPattern for drybean lid cover
    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of printable Bean and Pea Lid Cover patterns added to the Easy Jar Lid Covers craft project. Use these lid covers to brighten the dry bean and pea jars on your pantry shelves. These 5" jar lid covers fit the lids on standard large-mouth jars used in canning.

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Make a gift jar filled with candy for your Valentine!

    Valentine's Day Candy Jar - It is easy to recycle an empty jar into a wonderful container for Valentine’s Day candies. Just add some cutouts from old Valentine’s Day cards or leftover Valentine's Day napkins to make a decorated jar nice enough to give as a gift. You can add an Easy Jar Lid Cover to make it extra special.

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

Featured last week: Window decorations for Valentine's Day!

  • 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: Printable patterns for star suncatchers!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a set of printable patterns for making star-shaped suncatchers. Hang the stars in a window for make a mobile. Give them as gifts to the "stars" ion your life. Make these suncatchers following the instructions in the Valentine Suncatchers craft project!

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Valentines to make for classroom exchanges!

    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!

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 Faux Appliqué Heart Valentines! These Valentine's Day cards feature heart appliqués made with 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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