Crafts

DIY Valentine Coupon’s

A coupon book is far from a one of a kind gift, which is why I’ve never made one until now. Instead of making a typical sexy, hot, naughty, or whatever you want to call it cheesy-coupon book, I came up with useful things I knew my husband would appreciate, such as, free food, back massage, and watching his favorite T.V. shows. Think about specific things your significant other enjoys and create coupons tailored to their needs.

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Wire Wrapped Flowers

I made this craft a few weeks ago with my women’s bible study group. We study scripture for an hour and make a small craft afterwards. I was a little skeptical at first, but once I tried it I found it to be really enjoyable.

If you’re a jewelry maker like me, you will already have many of these products and tools needed for this project.

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Vision Board

Let’s keep these new years resolutions rolling along! All you need for this project are magazines, poster board,  scissors and a glue stick.

If you love cutting and pasting, (or in my case, taping) then this is right up your alley! The kids can even join in as well and make their own.

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What is a vision board?

A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate, and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do, or have in your life.

The new year is a perfect time for a vision board. Flip through and cut images and words from magazines that revolve around your new years resolutions. If you don’t have any magazines on hand check out Half Price Books, your local used bookstore, or ask family or neighbors if they would kindly recycle them to you. Do not buy new magazines, as it will make this project expensive when it doesn’t need to be. Let’s get started!

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Faith Planner 2018

We could all use a bit more structure in our lives. One of my words for this year is structure. I’m determined to live better and think better with the help of a daily planner. I’m actually surprised I haven’t used one in the past. I’ve always been such an organizer!

I recently discovered a fun, new way to keep track of daily living. Instead of writing boring tasks in a boring weekly planner, why not make it enjoyable? There are planners available today in all different brand names, colors, designs, and sizes. I’m positive you’ll be able to find one to fit your specific needs. Now, the fun part! Shop your local craft stores where you can find oodles of stickers and stamps created especially for planners.

This is the first year I’ve ever used a planner. I really don’t have a super busy life, but I do have a lot of medical needs that need to be remembered, and honestly I sometimes forget. From RX refills, to monthly lab work, to mail-ordering medical supplies, and tons of appointments to schedule and remember. At the end of the day I have no idea how I do it all.

So, which planner have I chosen? My planner is actually only available from Faithbox, a monthly subscription service. When I opened my December box, I planned on giving the planner away at first glance, but then I realized it was a sign. I was the one who really needed it! I added some personality to my planner by applying a matching gold sticker and feather tassel charm.

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Low-Cost Fall Crafts

I can’t believe how far into the fall season we are already! I love decorating the house this time of year. My blog today features a few low-priced, quick, and easy projects you can create to show the true spirit of autumn! I shopped Michael’s clearance section to make these crafts for less than ten dollars. I also found these supplies at my local dollar stores.

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Pocket Letter Pen Pals

What is a pocket letter?

Pocket Letters are pen pal letters with mini surprises inside. Who doesn’t love surprise mail? The good kind, of course. Pocket Letters are made from a nine sleeve trading card page. Similar to making an ATC, (check out my ATC blog from earlier this month) instead of creating one card, you make nine! There are several different groups online that provide specific themes for making your PL, such as, Disney, summer and holidays. After you’ve designed the front of the page, you fold your written or typed letter and tuck it inside one of the pockets. Fill the remaining pockets with small flat-like goodies, such as, stickers, paper clips, die cut shapes or tea packets. Fold your page and insert inside a standard size ten envelope.

Where do you find pocket letter pals?

Janette, the creator of pocket letters, is the owner of the official pocket letter website. You can join her network for a small fee (including a free 7 day trial) and find a variety of groups that may suit your interests. You can also find and join a PL group on Facebook. I’ve had great success with swap groups on Craftster. There are several rules in place, but only to ensure there are no flakers. I do not recommend searching random people on social media to swap with. There are often no firm agreements associated with personal swaps, which can lead to people backing out or not sending a promised package.

Who created pocket letters?

Janette Lane is the founder of pocket letters(TM). She is a full time craft designer, blogger and online shop owner. You can watch her video tutorials on YouTube. Jeanette also loves planners, journaling and watercolor.

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