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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: Recycle sweatpants into mittens and a scarf!

  • Mittens from Sweatpants - In this project, use old sweatpants to make mittens for kids. This is a great way to recycle the fabric from all those holey and stained sweatpants (and sweatshirts) that no one can wear anymore. This is a good project for new sewers. As an added bonus, the project includes instructions for making a scarf from sweatpants.

  • Wednesday Treat: Printable letter applique patterns to download!

    This week's Wednesday treat is a set of printable Letter Applique patterns that you can use to personalize the Mittens from Sweatpants with the child's initial. Just cut out the letter needed, pin to two layers of material, cut and sew.

    Come back on Friday for a new Friday Fun craft project!

  • This Week's Friday Fun: Pine cone + pipe cleaners = turkey!

    Pine Cone Turkey - Turn a pine cone into a colorful turkey to brighten your Thanksgiving table. This is an easy craft project for children that can be combined with some outdoor fun. Take a walk in the woods to find pine cones; then, with some pipe cleaner and glue magic, turn them into little turkeys.

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

Featured last week: Recipe for making 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: New digital paper downloads for waxing!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was a set of Tranquil Circles ePapers to make translucent paper for crafts.  Follow the instructions in the Waxing Paper craft project to create waxed paper. You could punch or cut circles from the waxed paper to make a beaded curtain or to use in your crafts.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Quick and easy craft for the Thanksgiving table!

    Thanksgiving Napkin Rings - Thanksgiving is a time for the family to gather and share experiences. You can start the sharing by making these simple napkin rings with your child. Not only will you have fun, but you will also make something special for the Thanksgiving table. Use the same basic idea with simple variations for other holidays.

    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?
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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 tutorial is Dangler Cards and is the fourth tutorial in Card Class 2! Have fun making these freestanding, novelty cards that feature a dangler that spins and twists. If you are new to card making, review all the tutorials in  the first Card Class to learn many techniques for making beautiful cards and then go on to Card Class 2 for more card-making ideas and techniques.


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