Craft Blog

May 23, 2017

Print Magazine Update

By Chief Editor Molly Goad

Since 1975, Craft Ideas magazine (formerly Crafts 'n Things) has published inspiring projects covering a wide variety of techniques and types. Click here for an announcement from the chief editor. Read More

May 01, 2017

Teacher Door Decorations

By Chief Editor Molly Goad

Many schools celebrate their wonderful teachers by organizing door decorating for teacher appreciation week. I headed up the project for my daughter’s Kindergarten classroom, and decided on a "You're out of this world" theme. Read More

Apr 19, 2017

Crafts for Mom

By Chief Editor Molly Goad

Mother's Day is May 14! I have no clue what I'm going to create. Should I go with jewelry, mosaic, clay or embroidery? So many options. (And so little time!) I hope these 10 ideas are helpful in planning the perfect gift for mom. Read More

Mar 09, 2017

Bunny Crafts

By Chief Editor Molly Goad

Hop into the Easter spirit with these cute bunnies. Treat cans, pillows, towels and huggable stuffed animal toys make up this collection of the 15 sweetest bunnies you’ve ever seen! Read More

Feb 27, 2017

National DIY Day: April 2

By Chief Editor Molly Goad

The second annual National DIY Day — a movement to celebrate creativity and the art of making — is around the corner on April 2, 2017, and we are on a mission to help spread the word. Read More

Feb 21, 2017

Irish-Themed Crafts

By Chief Editor Molly Goad

If you're looking for St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. This lassie has gone through our archives to gather our top treat boxes, party favors, home décor pieces and embroidered items that would make any little leprechaun smile! Read More

Feb 15, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Wearables

By Chief Editor Molly Goad

St. Patrick's Day is this Friday! Make sure to rock your shamrocks or wear green to avoid getting pinched by leprechauns. To help, here are a few easy DIY St. Patrick's Day wearables to get you started! Read More

Feb 11, 2017

Spotlight: Gallery On The Go

By Chief Editor Molly Goad

“Paint and sip” businesses have grown over the past few years. Most operate in a studio, although some host their painting events in partnering restaurants, bars or other venues. Gallery On The Go has a different take on the biz — they come to you, which makes it a little cheaper and easier to gather. Read More

Feb 10, 2017

Spring 2017 Giveaways!

By Assistant Editor Helena Kim

Have you taken a look at some of the free swag we're giving away from our Spring 2017 Issue? You can enter for a chance to win a Beginner Lettering Set, Advanced Lettering Set, Fudenosuke Brush Pens, Gel Pens, Glue Dots, Jewelry Letter Stamp Set, Carving Kit, Yarn and an array of trendy craft books! Good luck. Read More

Feb 08, 2017

Ten Terrific Tassels

By Chief Editor Molly Goad

Tassels have been on trend in the jewelry world for quite some time now, and it seems the popularity is here to stay! In celebration of the fun, flashy item, we took a dip into our archives to find our favorite tassel projects to share with you! Jewelry, home décor and gift wrap — there are so many ways to work a tassel into your crafting. Read More

Feb 01, 2017

Recycled Valentine's Day Card Boxes

By Assistant Editor Helena Kim

Make sure to hold onto empty cereal boxes, oatmeal canisters, tissue boxes and milk jugs to craft up these creative Valentine card boxes with your kids! Read More

Jan 24, 2017

DIY Message Center

By Chief Editor Molly Goad

This year, I have two little ones in the school system, so that means double the fun and double the papers! September brought lunch menus, new schedules, Kindergarten sight words, lots of save the dates and more. I had to do something to keep it all together! Since it's the new year and you may be in need of ways to get organized, I wanted to share. Read More
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