Category Archives: Craft Ideas & How-To’s

Jack’s Back

Here’s a great Christmas idea for you this year…instead of making Christmas cookies make Jack Snack Soaps!

You remember Jack, he’s the crazy skeleton who tried to steal Christmas in Tim Burton’s unique (read: crafty!) and eventful movie, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Why soap? Because just like Jack tried to steal Christmas and do things his way, you can create soap and leave in your bathroom this holiday…it will look so good people won’t know whether to use it or eat it.

Take a look at the picture and instructions and go get your craft on, you crafties!

Read the full article here: Melt and Pour Soap: Skeleton Cupcake

Thanksgiving is Rolling in soon…

So here are a few ideas of crafts to impress the friends, neighbors and most of all family, who will be coming to your home this season.

These particular crafts are easily done, use materials that are not hard to come by, and my personal favorite…are not very expensive at all.

You’ll learn how to make stunning placement holders and utensil settings for your table, and other great holiday ideas.

So take a look today and enjoy.

Read the full article here:  10 DIY Thanksgiving Place Setting Ideas

Create Quality Christmas Crafts with Cones

Tis the season to pick up pine cones! As the holidays approach there are several seasonal crafts you can create as gifts using pine cones you have found. You can create wreathes, decorative trees, and even make colorful pine cone roses to add a seasonal touch to any home. For a complete article with how-to’s and other pine cone inspirations, click here:: 25 Holiday Pine Cone Crafts

Give Manly, Mustachioed Men the Movember Soap They Deserve

This November, or “Movember,” men across the country are growing out their facial hair and sporting mustaches this month to raise money and awareness for testicular and prostate cancer. One way to join in the movement is to make some mustachioed soap bars to show your support and possibly sell to help fundraise cancer research. For a full tutorial on making soap with mustache molds, along with other Movember information, click here:: Movember Mustache Melt and Pour

Great Gridiron Crafts for the Football Fan

Whether you’re watching the game on Sundays or aren’t a fan at all, there is someone in your life that might enjoy a football-related craft as a gift. A cross stitch of your friend’s favorite team’s mascot, a scarf fringed with football designs, and custom bleach pen t-shirt with your team’s emblem are just a few ideas. For a full article with details on how to make those items and other football crafts, click here:: 10 Football themed craft projects

Avoid Zippers and Make Your Own Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are a great accessory for a couch, chair, or bed. They also make great gifts or can be a quality addition to your online shop. With some fabric, pillow material, and sewing machine, you can make a nice throw pillow (without pesky zippers) in less than one hour. Read a complete tutorial on how to make a no-zipper throw pillow here:: DIY Simple No-Zipper Throw Pillow

Add Some Fall Flair with Thanksgiving Linen Napkins

As Thanksgiving draws near, there are only a handful of weeks to create a decorative environment for the big meal. One way to class up with color is to make you own linen napkins with fall colors. Once made, they can be reused year after year or they can make a lovely gift for your Thanksgiving guests. For a full tutorial how to sew Thanksgiving napkins, click here:: Linen Thanksgiving Napkins

Wash Away and Fill Wallets with Money Soap!

Soap makes a great stocking stuffer for your adult friends who enjoy the scent and for little kids if you put a small toy inside the bar or shape the bar into an animal. However, making soap that appeals to older kids might be tough. So bribe them! Create a soap bar that contains cold, hard cash inside to give teens a little bit more interest in hand washing. For a full tutorial on how to make money soap, click here:: Stocking stuffer gift: Money soap