I love Halloween, I love handing out the candy, and making costumes (monkey for the little girl this year), and I love decorating for it! I always try to make our front porch festive for all the trick-or-treaters. Sadly last year one of my decorations, a flying ghost, died and had to go to a better place (the trash can). But it gives me the excuse to get/make some new decorations, and I think this guy is going to look amazing on our front door!
I’m a pretty avid knitter, but I almost exclusively knit sweaters. Sometimes among the slew of never ending collars or that dreaded second sleeve (the feeling of accomplishment after finishing the first one never lasts long), I need to just finish a project. Whether it’s chunky yarn, or a small result, I sometimes need to remember how great it is to finish a project. Here are some of my favorite quick knits.
Anything for babies is guaranteed to be finished quickly and look adorable. The color change in these cute booties keeps the pattern interesting, but not so interesting you won’t finish in a couple of hours.
By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.
Add a splash of color to your boring charger cables while making them less likely to get tangled. This is also a great way to claim your cords so family members know which cords belong to them. Each family member can have their own color to help end the cord war.
By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Create a menagerie of woodland creatures to inhabit your Christmas tree this year. Make them for yourself, to give as presents, or to adorn gifts–these forest friends are sure to bring a smile!
Whether you make them yourself or buy them in bulk Pom Poms make one of the most versatile, fun and inexpensive materials for kids’ crafting. Pom Pom Pets and/or monsters are one of our go-to rainy day activities. Here are some more ideas for crafting with pom poms, store bought or hand made with yarn (surprisingly pretty easy to do, even with the kiddos).
Pom Pom pencil pets dress up your pencils and make math homework infinitely more fun.
I have to admit I’m not all that into Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday. My husband and I usually avoid crowded restaurants and prefer to celebrate President’s Day. However, as a kid I loved Valentine’s Day. My mom would put out small gifts for us to find in the morning – candy and dress up jewelry. Sometimes our parents would even set up a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt with chocolates and small toys as the prizes. Here are some more kid friendly Valentine’s Day craft activities to help you celebrate as a whole family!
These fortune cookies make unique valentines, with fun messages for the whole family.
Making your own pom poms can be seriously addicting. Once you make one, you don’t want to stop! Luckily, there are tons of great pom pom crafts to put your homemade pom poms, or tiny store bought ones to good use.
Spring is right around the corner, and I’m sure anyone would want a bunch of little yarn bunnies decorating their house for the season. Create one for a child or yourself!