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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 for Valentine's Day.

    Come back on Wednesday for a new craft treat and later in the week for a new Friday Fun craft!

  • Wednesday Treat: Printable patterns for star suncatchers!

    This week's Wednesday treat is 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!

  • This 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!

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: How to play another game with match cards!

    Last week's Wednesday treat was the rules for playing Catch the Dog, an easy match-pair card game played with the deck of cards made in the Match Cards craft project. It's a fun game for three to eight players. You can use the same rules to play a game called Catch the Deuce using a regular deck of cards.

  • Last Week's Friday Fun: Recycle gable-top cardboard cartons into gift boxes!

    Recycled Milk Carton Gift Boxes - In this project, learn how to recycle milk and juice cartons, or any size gable top carton, into strong gift boxes. You can either wrap the boxes in your favorite way or transform the carton into a house or a cuckoo clock using Aunt Annie's patterns. You can even make a Valentines' Day mailbox with one of the patterns provided.

    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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