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Category Archive: crafts

Easy DIY: Minecraft Blocks

My friend wanted to decorate her apartment for her son’s video game themed party. Minecraft is one of his favorites, so going off the coin blocks from the Mario Party, I decided to… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Felt Ram Horns

I thought I’d dress up my son as a ram for my Lunar New Year’s card. I was going to just sew a tube and roll it into shape until I saw Gladys… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Valentine Treat Bags

Since I’m trying to use up the stash of small drawstring bags, I thought I’d make some fun treat bags for Valentine’s Day. I just replaced the drawstring with red ribbon. You could… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Crystal Clear Valentines

Playing off the science theme from the Petri dish cookies, I thought I’d use test tubes for classroom valentines. I originally was going to put polymer gel balls in the tubes but then… Continue reading

Make This: Virus Valentines

Wendy at Notes from a Quirky Kitchen has baked some amazing thing, including bacteria and virus cookies presented in Petri dishes. I thought they would make awesome valentines. You can order Petri dishes… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Cake Postcard

Can you imagine seeing one of these in your mailbox? Sandra at SheKnows has the step-by-step tutorial for making a cake postcard that you can actually send through the mail. Photo: SheKnows

Easy DIY: Marbled Clay Ring Dish

Laura at A Beautiful Mess used Sculpey and a little gold paint to make these amazing looking marbled ring dishes. I think I just found a use for all the leftover Sculpey I… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Christmas Advent Jar

There’s just something about this Christmas Advent Jar that I love. Maybe because it looks like a jar of candy or maybe because I won’t have to find a place to hang an… Continue reading

Easy DIY: Ten-Sided Yin Yang Globe

These would make fantastic treat or gift boxes. Origami Maniacs has the template and tutorial on how to make the Ten-Sided Yin Yang Globe by Oschene.

All About the Packaging: Nendo’s Giftote Bag

Japanese design firm, Nendo, came up with this simple but amazing take on gift wrapping. Sure, you could just pop your gift in a regular tote and call it a day, but this… Continue reading