The Crafty Life

15 DIY Ornaments That You Can Make This Weekend - Make some Christmas memories with tree ornaments from my favorite bloggers ||

15 DIY Ornaments That You Can Make This Weekend

As much as we all like quilling crafts, sometimes its fun to pull out your bin of craft supplies and work on something new. And, if you’re anything like me, you have loads of bits and pieces from past designs that are looking to be used for an amazing project! You never know what may become a treasured family memory. So, I’ve asked some of my online friends to share their favorite DIY ornaments to inspire you. Here are 15 DIY…

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The Dot ~ Written by Peter H. Reynolds, The Dot is a children's book celebrating creativity and bravery ||

The Dot

True story. When I was very young, I took classes at our local art museum. Every weekend, my mom would drive me into the city (which seemed like a really big deal at the time) and I would excitedly play with paints, charcoal, and paper. We even were taught how to make candles one week! But then, one Saturday morning, during a lesson in clay sculpture, a little boy who was sitting near me began to make fun of the…

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18 New Paper Crafts to try in 2018 ~ Spend the new year learning new skills and flexing your crafting muscles || www.ThePaperyCr

18 New Paper Crafts To Try In 2018

It’s a few weeks into the new year, and the internet is filled with posts about resolutions and lists. Don’t get me wrong ~ I love making goals for the new year! But I thought, instead of the run-of-the-mill budget and fitness-type goals, I would do something crafty here. So, I bring you…. 18 new paper crafts to try in 2018! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a small…

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20 Creative Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas _ Dress up those packages with some creative embellishments __

20 Creative Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

I’m borderline obsessed with photos of beautiful and unique holiday gift wrapping. Every year, around Christmas time, I start thinking that I too can start working on ways to dress up my plain, old packaging. My crafty goals are usually much loftier than time actually allows, however. This week, I’m hoping to inspire others with 20 creative holiday gift wrap ideas! This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the links below and make a purchase, I may receive a…

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Handmade with Love Super Bundle 2017 ~ Start a new hobby or brush up on your skills with an amazing deal! ||

Handmade with Love Super Bundle

Snow’s about ready to fall in the Northern hemisphere, and what will you be doing when it does? Sitting by a crackling fire… A Hot cup of tea nearby… Sounds like you’re ready for colder weather! If you’ve been on the run all summer and fall, it’s about time for your schedule to slow down just a bit… which means you’ll be reaching for your next handmade project. And, if you’re anything like me, you are always looking for a…

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My Autumn Dollar Tree Haul ~ Get ready for Fall with craft supplies and ideas from the Dollar Tree ||

My Autumn Dollar Tree Haul

It’s finally autumn! Fall is by far my favorite time of year, and now that my Moose has officially had his birthday, and all the superhero decorations have all come down, I can break out all my pumpkins, flannel, and other warm and comfy fall decor. But I did want to pick up a few new things and stick to my budget at the same time. So off to my favorite dollar store I went! This week I’m sharing a few…

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My Favorite Dollar Tree Craft Supplies - A few of my go-to craft finds from the Dollar Tree that save me a little money when I'm

My Favorite Dollar Tree Craft Supplies

I am a thrifty lady. Whenever I’m in need of something new, one of my first thoughts is always “what’s the lowest price I can find this for?”. This goes double for craft supplies! And, since I’m always crafting something, I really need to watch the bottom line. So in the interest of saving a little money on craft materials, today I’m sharing a list of my favorite Dollar Tree craft supplies.   I know there are other types of dollar…

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How I Run a Craft Blog while Raising 2 Small Children - Ways I stay motivated to be productive paper craft blogger while enjoying my time with my kids ||

How I Run a Craft Blog While Raising 2 Small Children

I didn’t start off wanting to have a blog. I just wanted to make stuff with paper. After my Moose was born and I went back to work, I found a way to fill in my creative gap with an Etsy shop. Then things evolved and changed as they tend to do, and I realized how much I enjoy teaching new crafters and breaking down the mystery of quilling paper. So, here I am –  4 years later with a quilling…

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Beautiful Oops ~ An Art Book for Children. Stretch that imagination and see that no drip, drop or blotch is a mistake! ||

Beautiful Oops, An Art Book for Children

One of my first jobs, after I graduated from art school, was with our local children’s museum. I was chosen to work in the art studio where I managed the projects that the education team thought up to reinforce the week’s theme and the museum’s mission of learning through play. It was a dream come true! Every day, I played with messy art supplies and enjoyed the company of incredibly enthusiastic toddlers and preschoolers. My time there came to a…

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Monthly subscription boxes for creative kids and adults ||

Subscription Boxes for Creative Kids and Adults

A few weeks ago, I posted about Mother’s Day presents for crafty mamas. I had so much fun thinking about the ultimate gifts for moms who love to create! But I was so surprised when I heard over and over about how great a subscription box would be to receive as a gift. So I got right to work and found a bunch of other awesome subscription boxes for creative kids and adults! This post contains affiliate links. If you…

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