Category Archives: Accessories

Date Due Library Book Bag

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Tote your library books back to with a DIY librarians will love!

Hearken back to the days of library card catalogs, writing your name on the card for each book you checked out, and the librarian stamping the “date due” with her rubber stamp. Bring some “old school” library fun to your life by making a special library book themed tote bag to transport your books to and from the library, or make one as a gift for your favorite book lover!

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Flamingo Tote Bag

By General Crafts Contributor Victoria from the blog Dazzle While Frazzled.

Flamingo-fy a tote bag with an easy DIY fabric paint project.

DIY your own flamingo onto a summery tote.

Want to add some color and character to a summery tote bag? Bring on the tropics by adding flamingos, colorful flowers and tropical foliage to an otherwise plain bag. Easy-to-paint project, from novice to skilled.

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Hand Stamped Lunch Bag

By Home Decor Contributor Alyssa

Make your own stamps and create a custom lunch bag

I waste so much money on buying my lunch at work. But it’s hard to feel motivated to make myself a tasty, healthy, “free” lunch when the bag I have to carry it to the office is a dirty old reusable shopping bag. Gross. Stop judging me, Seattleites who hang out in front of my office.

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Measuring Tape Bracelet

This quick & easy craft will help you always have a way to measure your projects on the go.

One thing all crafters need on hand is some form of measuring tape. Whether you’re creating on the go, or just don’t want to walk across the room to grab your measuring supplies, this bracelet is a great way to have some form of measuring material on you at all times. I even wore this bracelet to an antique show while trying to find some furniture for my home!

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DIY Enamel Dots

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Make easy enamel dots for home decor, jewelry making, scrapbooking, and more!

These fun candy-like dots will be a great addition to your stockpile of crafting supplies–use them as embellishment in your scrapbooking and card making, utilize them for jewelry making, add them to mixed media art pieces, let your kids glue them onto their craft projects; the possibilities for these pretties are endless!

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Colored Paper Beads


This year for Christmas I received a very beautiful bracelet from my best friend. Upon closer inspection the pretty turquoise beads weren’t actually stone beads but paper beads instead. I remember making paper beads with old magazines and junk mail when I was younger, and loved it, so I set out to make them with a grown up twist.

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