Pretty Little Hand Warmers

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

It’s getting to be that time of year again, friends! Cold weather time! And while I must admit that I love the cooler months of the year, I’m not a big fan of freezing fingers, so hand warmers are a must in our house. But why should they be boring? Never! Here are a few of our favorite DIY hand warmer projects. Psst, they make great holiday gifts! So check them out and get crafting!

Vanilla Cream Cashmere Heart Handwarmers - WormWoole Etsy Shop

Vanilla Cream Cashmere Heart HandwarmersWormeWoole Etsy Shop

So pretty! Am I right? These recycled sweater hand warmers turn old, worn out sweaters into something newly useful and beautiful! Soft and snuggly, I can just imaging them tucked into my pockets, keeping my fingers warm. It must be love!

Mini Heart Shaped Hand Warmers - Haberdashery Fun

Mini Heart Shaped Hand WarmersHaberdashery Fun

And speaking of love, how about these precious heart shaped hand warmers? Adorable, right? Perfect for using up spare bits of fabric, these would make fantastic teacher gifts from your child (but be sure to make them a set as well!).

Homemade Hand Warmers - Repeat Crafter Me

Homemade Hand WarmersRepeat Crafter Me

And these! Ack! Possibly the cutest hand warmers ever made, these little owls are a lovely project for a beginner sewer and a wonderful gift for just about anyone on your list.

Have you made hand warmers for your loved ones? Tell us about your project or send us photos! We love to see them! And check out these and other hand warmer projects on our Craft Trends Pinboard!

Kids Crafts: Halloween Fun

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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

What kid doesn’t love Halloween? It’s full of spooky fun and, of course, candy. Let your kids celebrate all month long with these fun and easy kids crafts! They can help make fun decorations to show off to trick-or-treaters, guests, and their friends.

Think Crafts - Pom Pom Candy Corn

Pom Pom Candy Corn

Won’t your child be so proud of their very own candy corn centerpiece? They don’t need much direction to create their own decoration, and can show it off in no time. It’s perfect for a party or table setting all month long.

Halloween Footprint Bunting - Mama.Papa.Bubba

Halloween Footprint BuntingMama.Papa.Bubba

I love how bright and cheerful this bunting is. It allows for a lot of creativity from your little ones and looks great strung up on a wall. There are so many options for this bunting, your kids won’t want to stop creating!

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!!

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Happy Monday! Let’s get right to announcing the lucky winner of this Anna Griffin Prize Pack! Congratulations to… L.R. Smith!



Our Prize Pack includes a matching note pad, sticky note, and pencil case set!

The winning answer to “What is your favorite fall activity?” is…

 “I love HALLOWEEN, and all the fun decorating. And then I love the fall time foods, apple cider, chili’s, soups… oven meals… YUM!!
And finally I love Sweatpants/flannels/comfy clothes..”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

No-Sew Bat Cape

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By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

No- Sew Bat Cape for Halloween

As a child who lived in the North and the South, I trick or treated in snow and in a heat wave.  However, Halloween costumes seem to be mainly designed for warm temperatures and don’t really have room to jam a snowsuit under.  This bat cape is a great compromise.  If you live in a colder climate, put as many warm layers on as you need, just make sure the top layer is black.  If it’s going to be a warm Halloween, a black T-shirt and black leggings are all you need to make this costume work.  This is also great work appropriate costume if your office dresses up for Halloween.  Save your scraps from this project, you’ll use them to finish this costume later this month!


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Zipper Projects

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

A few years ago, an aunt of mine sent me a whole box of sewing notions that she had picked up at a garage sale. On top of the buttons and thread and scattering of pins, there were zippers. Zippers and Zippers and Zippers! Added to my already large collection of colorful zippers, I ended up with quiet a stash. And while they’ll always be mostly for my sewing projects, I love the idea of of turning zippers into something else entirely. Here are a few of my favorite zipper craft ideas!

Zipper Bangles - Brit + Co.


Zipper Bangles - Brit + Co.

These surprisingly elegant little bracelets are so much fun! Bright colors, shiny clasps, and so simple! These would make great gifts for kids to give to their friends or teachers since they can do most of the work themselves. Use heavy duty metal zippers for a different look or keep with the lightweight and colorful nylon varieties for a brighter style!

Felt Zipper Heart Brooch - Wooly Fabulous Etsy Shop

Felt and Zipper Heart BroochWoolly Fabulous Etsy Shop

These beautiful felt and zipper heats are amazing! They could be broaches, embellishments for a special skirt or coat, or ornaments for your tree. I just love them! Any why stop at hearts? So many shapes would be possible!

Rainbow Zipper Pouch - Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Rainbow Zipper PouchScattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

How much fun is this rainbow zipper bag? Perfect for a small purse, a pencil bag or even to hold a very special gift, this bag is full of colorful fun!. Pick your favorite shades for a rainbow or alternate two special colors for a different effect!

Vintage Zipper Decor via Makezine


Vintage Zipper DecorMakezine

I love these wild, colorful, zipper covered jars! Modern and quirky, they would make fantastic storage in a craft room or a fun place to stow small kid trinkets! I just adore the texture and rainbow colors of these!

Have you made any fun zipper projects lately? Tell us about them in the comments below or send us some photos! We love to see what you’ve been up to!

Free Stuff Friday!!

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It’s another fabulous Friday and time to give away another prize! This week’s winner will receive this Anna Griffin Prize Pack!


Our Prize Pack includes a matching note pad, sticky note, and pencil case set!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week: What is your favorite fall activity?

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Take the Step Breast Cancer Awareness Card

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By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Take the Step Breast Cancer Awareness Card

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so spread the word.  Get yourself checked.  Then, send this stair step card to a friend to remind her to schedule her appointment, too.

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