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Full Craft Project Index

Crafting fun for everyone!

Full Craft Project Index

Crafting fun for everyone!
 
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Craft project list by date

Browse down this page for descriptions and illustrations of the projects in date order, then select a project and have some crafting fun! Or jump to the category index for a listing of crafts by category.

Simple Paper Cutting (May 18, 2020) - In this project, Aunt Annie introduces you to the art of paper-cutting through the techniques of cut-apart and layered paper. These techniques can be used to decorate greeting cards, stationery, boxes, gift wraps, or any paper craft project.

EASY

Stars and Stripes Pennant Banner Friday Fun (May 15, 2020) - Make red, white and blue pennants with stars and stripes, then string them together to create a banner. The banner can be used to decorate inside or outside for the 4th of July or anytime you have a patriotic theme party.

EASY

Leather Bookmarks (May 13, 2020) - In this project, make a simple leather bookmark in one of five designs. The shapes include an eagle and a rocket. Bookmarks always make great gifts and leather ones last virtually forever. If you are new to leather craft, start with this project!

EASY

Sponged Paper Cards (May 11, 2020) - See how easy it is to create custom decorative papers for use in your card making. The beauty of sponging is the limitless range of color possibilities—make whatever color paper you desire! Make the springtime sample cards or come up with your own design.

EASY

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Love Bugs Friday Fun (May 8, 2020)  - Make cute little bugs to give as gifts. They are molded in plastic spoons using plaster of Paris. This craft is great for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and any gift-giving occasion. Children of all ages, even as young as two, will enjoy making these love bugs as pins or magnets.

VERY EASY

Suede Leather Bracelets (May 04, 2020) - In this project, create a bracelet from scraps of suede leather. Cut a strip of leather, glue on motifs of a contrasting color and fasten with a Velcro® fastener. This is a good first leather craft project and requires no special leather craft tools.

AVERAGE

Easy Mother's Day Cards Friday Fun (May 1, 2020) - Mom will love these pretty cards with simple paper cutouts that spell out "M-O-M." Use whatever crafty things you have on hand to add your special creative touch.

VERY EASY

Mother's Day Pop-Up Card (Apr 27, 2020) - Pop goes the weasel—and so does this easy pop-up card! Everyone from little crafters to teens and adults will enjoy making this card. You can also add pop-up hearts to commercial cards. What will you write on your pop-up heart?

EASY

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Simple Folded Bouquet Friday Fun (Apr 24, 2020) - It’s never been easier to make a pocketful of posies for spring. No pattern is needed to craft this collection of delicate tissue paper flowers; just fold, cut, tape and glue! Your freestanding bouquet will make a great party decoration.

EASY

Make a Custom Oval Box and Pattern (Apr 22, 2020)  - It's easy to design and make an oval-shaped box to exactly meet your needs. In this project, you will create a custom pattern for any size oval box. Construct your oval box following the instructions in the Oval Box with Lid craft.

AVERAGE

Flared Takeout Boxes (Apr 20, 2020) - Make these wonderfully elegant boxes based on Chinese takeout boxes. They increase in size from a square or rectangular base to lid flaps that flare out from the top. The project includes printable patterns for flared boxes in a variety of sizes and shapes. These boxes have many decorative uses.

EASY

Woolly Octopus Friday Fun (Apr 17, 2020) - In this craft project, learn the British way of making a yarn octopus. This technique is a disarmingly simple way to make a cute toy with items found in most people's homes, and it will use up those leftover scraps of wool (yarn).

EASY

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Greeting Card Case (Apr 15, 2020) - Follow the instructions in this project to make a storage case for holding greeting cards. Make a special gift by combining this case with your handcrafted greeting cards. The printable patterns in this project make up into three case sizes, including cases sized for the cards featured in the Greeting Card Tutorials.

AVERAGE

Washcloth Bunny Friday Fun (Apr 10, 2020) - Whip a white washcloth into something sweeter with Aunt Annie’s quick and simple washcloth bunny project! Kids will love this little fabric rabbit that doubles as an Easter egg holder, and makes the perfect addition to any Easter basket.

VERY EASY

Easter Egg Holders (Apr 8, 2020) - Cut out these printable patterns for charming Easter egg holders. This easy craft project requires nothing more than computer paper, scissors and a printer. Use the holders to display your decorated eggs or to liven up plain eggs.

VERY EASY

Five-Petal Pentagon Envelopes (Apr 6, 2020) - Make an elegant envelope wrap with rounded flaps that fold like petals to close into a five-sided pentagon shape. This unique petal envelope is a terrific gift wrap solution for small items like jewelry and scarves or to store keepsakes.

VERY EASY

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Jelly Bean Carrots Friday Fun (Apr 3, 2020) - A sweet supplement to your Easter treat basket, jelly bean carrots are simple to make and fun to eat! Orange jelly beans, plastic wrap, and a little creativity help kids and grown-ups create this satisfying spring party favor.

EASY

Marbled Eggs Friday Fun (Apr 1, 2020) - Here’s a technique for making marbled eggs that requires no special materials, and produces beautiful results with very little effort.

VERY EASY

Stuffed Felt Animals (Mar 30, 2020) - The project features stuffed felt animals—a chick and a bunny. Beginning sewers will use the overcast stitch to assemble the animals, while more experienced sewers can improvise with stitches and embellishments of their own choosing.

EASY to AVERAGE

Jumping Origami Bunny Friday Fun (Mar 27, 2020) - This funny bunny paper craft can be folded in just a few steps. Press down on his back to watch him "spring" up! The bunny is a twist on the traditional origami leaping frog.

AVERAGE

Easter Chick Cards Friday Fun (Mar 25, 2020) - See how easy it is to make an Easter card by tracing your child's hands. This is a fun project for kids of all ages. Even toddlers will enjoy this project since cutouts of their traced hands are used for the wings.

EASY

Easter Envelope Patterns (Mar 23, 2020) - Make Easter envelopes with chick, bunny and flower designs from printable patterns. These envelopes fit the Fun Shaped Cards and have matching designs. They can also be used for other handmade cards. See the project for envelope dimensions.

EASY

Stuffed Felt Names Friday Fun (Mar 20, 2020) - Kids love to see their names spelled out! In this craft project, see how to cut out, sew, and stuff individual felt letters, and then join them together to create a bright and cheerful personalized wall hanging that's perfect for the bedroom door, on the wall, or over the crib.

AVERAGE

All Occasion Ribbon Edge Cards (Mar 18, 2020) - Create cards to have on hand that can be used for any occasion. These cards feature a ribbon backed decorative cut edge and stamped block backgrounds. Use these card ideas as a springboard to make cards of your own design using the tools and supplies available.

EASY

How to Ply Handmade Paper (Mar 16, 2020) - This project shows you how to use paper plying to create decorative effects on your handmade paper. Paper plying is the technique of making paper with two or more layers. The resulting two-sided paper can be used in all of your paper crafts. You can even create paper sculptures by making 2-ply paper with embedded wire.

AVERAGE

Clay Charms and Pendants Friday Fun (Mar 13, 2020) - Make charms and pendants for necklaces and bracelets using Homemade Bread Clay or commercial air-dry clay. Make the heart and flower pendants and heart charms for yourself or to give as gifts. When strung on cord or a chain, they make perfect gifts for Valentine's Day.

EASY

Shamrock Centerpiece (Mar 9, 2020) - Use the printable patterns in this project to create a small centerpiece for St. Patrick's Day. Make several of these cute little vases as party favors or as gifts for St. Patrick's Day. The plain version of the vase can be used for other occasions and be filled with Paper Flowers.

EASY

Shamrock Flag Banner Friday Fun (Mar 6, 2020) - Show off your St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a shamrock banner. Make this easy paper flag banner using construction paper and the printable shamrock pattern. Hang the banner in a doorway, over the mantel, or in the window—anywhere you want to show your Irish green!

VERY EASY

Cutout Edge Cards (Mar 4, 2020) - Special edge treatments are one of the things that can set your homemade card apart from a store-bought card. This greeting card tutorial shows how to add a cutout edge detail to your rubber stamped cards. Also, see how to draw a background using felt-tip markers.

EASY

Mold and Deckle (Mar 2, 2020) - A mold and deckle is an essential tool for handmade papermaking. Instructions are given for making the Mold and Deckle from wood, recycled picture frames or, especially for beginners and children, a simple plastic canvas and cardboard version.

EASY to AVERAGE

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