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Is Quilling the next big thing in crafting? ||

Is Paper Quilling the Next Big Trend in Crafting?

Last week, a slightly blurry, but still recognizable photo from an old friend popped up in my inbox. It seemed to be a window display being created out of paper strips! Sure enough, Anthropologie, the store which is well-known for their incredibly creative and stunning shop windows, was featuring large pink quilled flowers! This super-exciting showcase of my very favorite craft got me thinking: Is paper quilling the next big trend in crafting? When I ran to my local mega-mall…

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Smart and thrifty tips on how to save money on craft supplies ||

How to Save Money on Craft Supplies

This post contains affiliate links.If you click on the links below, I may receive a small compensation, but I am only including links to companies that I trust and work with on a regular basis.   It’s almost a brand new year! And that means brand new goals and lots of hope for the future. One of the resolutions that I try out every new year is to save a little more money, especially when it comes to buying materials for all…

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Chalkboard Decor with Quilling Paper Art ||

Chalkboard Decor with Quilling Paper Art

I’m really enjoying dreaming up unique and exciting quilling paper tutorials for this site. But, with all the prep and practice for each how-to comes lots and lots and lots of quilling bits lying around my work space. After looking at the quilling paper mums that I had made a few weeks back for a while, I was really motivated to find the perfect way to show them off around the house.  Then I had the idea to work up…

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Easter Egg Paper Craft Round Up

10 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs with Paper

When Easter time rolled around in my childhood home, it meant pulling out the coffee mugs and tiny squeeze bottles of food coloring to dye our eggs. My sister and I would start off following the recommended “recipes” to get the perfect colors, but we would always end with mixing the dye up and getting a few dark purple or brown eggs by the end.  But we always had a ball! Nowadays, Easter egg decorating has gotten much fancier and…

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11 ways to decorate with Paper snowflakes all winter long

Eleven Ways to Decorate With Paper Snowflakes All Winter Long

The holidays are over. The lights are unstrung, the ornaments are packed away, and all the Christmas cookies have been eaten. And my house looks a little sad. I need some winter decor and I need it fast! After a little searching, I’ve found eleven ways to decorate with paper snowflakes all winter long!  The same folded and snipped snowflakes that we all made in elementary school can be transformed into beautiful winter decorations for your home that you’ll be…

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12 Thanksgiving Paper Crafts for Kids 

I seriously love Thanksgiving, y’all. I love the turkey. I love seeing my family. I love the stuffing. I love the crisp, fall weather. I love the pies… (you can see where my mind is right now). But, really, spending time with our family, especially those who travel in from halfway across the country, is incredibly special to everyone in our house. Since the day is super exciting and there is always tons to do to get ready for the…

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10 Adorable Paper Crafts for New Babies

It’s celebration time in the Craftery house! We’re all so excited to welcome a brand new niece this week! Since the only girl on my husband’s side for a couple of generations has been our Bean, it’s so wonderful to add another sweet baby girl to the family! While I’ve got babies on the brain, I’m inspired to create a roundup of 10 adorable paper crafts for new babies. As far as my own quilling work, I created my custom…

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8 paper crafts to make for birthday parties

8 Paper Crafts for Birthdays

I can’t believe how fast time flies! My shop, The Papery Craftery, is turning 2 years old this week! I just wrote about what I’ve learned in the last two years, but now it’s time to party! To celebrate, I’ve created a round-up of an amazing group of 8 paper crafts for birthdays. These unbelievable extra-large candles from Snowdrop and Company, are the perfect use for big paper tubes! Pure Joy Events used her paper garland for Hanukkah, but they…

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8 Father’s Day Paper Crafts for Kids

Every year, May and June bring a flurry of birthdays and celebrations for our family and the dads in my life get the short end of the stick when their day rolls around. So I pulled together 8 Father’s Day Paper Crafts for Kids to help get me (and the kiddos) inspired to get crafting for Dad. For the very early crafters, try this fingerprint baseball from Crafty Morning. It could even be turned into a card with a cute…

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10 Fun Paper Crafts for Kids to Celebrate Summer

The days are getting warmer and school is ending soon.  That can only mean one thing…summer is coming!  I’ve gathered up 10 fun paper crafts for kids to celebrate the season (and maybe help Mom keep a little sanity when the kiddos get bored 2 days into summer break!) Have an indoor campout with this mini campfire from Home Sweet Homebodies. These sweet snails from Learning Ideas Grade K-8 are made from rolled paper.  Hmmmm, that gives me a great…

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