How to Make a New Years Cube Dice Time Capsule to Celebrate the New Year

Bored and don’t know what to do on New Years Eve or New Years Day? How about making a cube with the numbers 2015 (or whatever year it happens to be when you see this tutorial). A fun thing to do is to write a letter about what you hope for the following year. Put it inside the cube. Don’t look at it until the following year. See how things have changed or if things turned out the way you hoped they would. Or you can just roll it around, toss it around, or just put it up on a shelf.

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How to Make a New Years Cube Dice to Celebrate the New Year

How to Make a New Years Cube Dice to Celebrate the New Year

Step 1

Print out the correct template. This year, you would print out 2015 (but I also included up to 2020) for future New Years. You can either choose, aqua, pink, yellow, or black and white.

2015 Templates





2016 Templates





2017 Templates





2018 Templates





2019 Templates





2020 Templates





How to Put These New Year Cubes Together

After you print out the cube template with the right color and year, then you are going to want to cut it out and then fold on the dotted lines and on the tabs. And then glue the cube together. We already made cubes in another New Years tutorial, why don’t you check out the pictures on that folding tutorial, it is exactly the same. BEFORE YOU CLOSE THE CUBE: Write a note and place it inside the cube. Don’t peek until the following year. See how things have changed since you wrote the note.

There really isn’t much that you can do with this cube, other than put it up somewhere or toss it around with your friends. It is just a cute craft that gives you time to think about the year gone past and the year yet to come. I hope that you enjoy it.

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How to Make a Painted Snail or Sea Shell Crafts Ideas for Kids

Nature is beautiful so why not take advantage of that natural beauty to create a fun craft. Find either a sea shell or a snail’s shell on the beach (or wherever). Then get the paints out and get creative! Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade  will show you, step by step, how to make this fun project for summer.

How to Make a Painted Snail or Sea Shell Crafts Ideas for Kids

How to Make a Painted Snail or Sea Shell Crafts Ideas for Kids


– snail shell or sea shell
– paints
– paintbrush
– toothpick


Step 1. 

We start with a base color. I choose white.


Cover the shell entirely (using the paintbrush, of course)


Add as many layers as necessary, until it looks as you wish. Let it dry.


Step 2.

Now is time to decorate it. For decoration we will use the toothpick or a very thin paintbrush.


I made a flower with red paint…


.. two lines around it…


and some triangles on the shell lines.


Then I use golden paint to highlight the design.


Like this.


You now have a beautiful painted shell that you can keep on your knick knack shelf forever. Or even better, give the painted shell to someone you love or care about. I hope that you had a lot of fun!

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How to Make Handprint Elephants and Lions for Preschoolers

This is an adorable craft for toddlers, Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, and even slightly older children. My friend Erin has a son who goes to Little Monster’s Home Daycare and they made this cute craft today. The bodies of the elephant and lion are created with the child’s hand prints, and they couldn’t come out any cuter. Below you will find the step by step tutorial for making these adorable handprint pictures.

How to Make Handprint Elephants and Lions for Preschoolers


Crafts Materials Needed:



How to Make the Handprint Lion

Lion: Step 1



Paint the child’s hand yellow and then push the child’s hand down onto the paper. Let the handprint dry thoroughly.

Lion: Step 2




After the handprint is completely dry, you can start drawing the features of the lion.  Take out an orange marker and draw curly Qs all around the thumb print for the lion’s hair. Draw 2 black dots for eyes. And with a yellow marker, draw a rectangle tail.

Lion: Step 3


With the orange marker, draw a circle on the tail. Draw black rectangles on the feet. And draw a black dot for a nose and a letter ‘w’ mouth.

Lion: Step 4



Take a green marker and scribble grass below each of the feet. There you have it…an adorable handprint lion.

How to Make the Handprint Elephant

Elephant: Step 1



Paint the child’s hand gray and then push the child’s hand down onto the paper. Let the handprint dry thoroughly.

Elephant: Step 2



When you are sure that the handprint is dry, you can then start drawing the elephant’s features. With a grey marker, draw a gray rectangle for the tail. With a black marker, draw 3 lines on the thumb. Draw a letter ‘W’ on the center of the handprint.

Elephant: Step 3



Draw rectangles on the bottom of the 4 bottom fingers.  Draw a dot for an eye.

Elephant: Step 4



With a green marker, scribble grass at the bottom of all the feet. And there you have it, an adorable handprint elephant.

The Final Handprint Animal Picture


Here is what the pictures turn out like (above). Aren’t they adorable!!!! Have fun making these gems.

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Open Hands Father’s Day Card for Dad

Impress your Dad this Father’s day with this personalized, creative Father’s day card. All you need is some thick white paper, markers, scissors, and your hands. The illustrated steps for this make-yourself-card are given below.


Open Hands Father’s Day Card for Dad

Craft Materials Required:

Thick paper



Step 1

Cut out a piece of paper and fold it into half like a card. One half must be larger than the size of your hand.

Step 2:

Trace one hand on the paper as shown. make sure the base of your hand is at the folded edge of the paper.

Step 3:

Cut out along the lines. Outline the shape with markers, on the outsides as well as the inside of the card.

Step 4:

Write these words in the front of the card : ” Dad I love your hands,”

Step 5:

Write these words on the inside of the cards: ” held me as a baby, taught me how to walk, built that tree house that I wanted, Always a source of courage and strength”

Step 6:


Write these words on the back: “Thanks for being a wonderful Dad and so much more”

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Turn a Deck of Cards into a 52 Reasons I Love You Book for a Valentines Day Gift

I am sure that you can think of way more than 52 reasons that you love someone. However, it will only take those 52 reasons to make your loved-one break down into tears of happiness. Take the time to tell your Mom / Dad / Sister / Brother / Grandparents etc how much you love them with this special project. Versions of this craft are all over the Internet…each a little different from the other, and I am not sure who was the first craftster to come up with this idea…but it is super cool. So know that I didn’t come up with this idea, however, it isn’t exactly the same as others.

Turn a Deck of Cards into a 52 Reasons I Love You Book for a Valentines Day Gift

Crafts Materials Needed:

A Deck of Cards

Glue or Paste

Jump Rings

Paper / Printer (or you can write out by hand)

Hole Puncher


template 3 - 52 ways i love you template 1

Click on Pic and Save Pic That Opens Up

template 1 - 52 ways i love you template 1

Click on Pic and Save Pic That Opens Up

template 2 - 52 ways i love you template 1

Click on Pic and Save Pic That Opens Up

template 4 - 52 ways i love you template 1

Click on Pic and Save Pic That Opens Up

Step 1


Download and then print out the 4 pages of templates. Then write something for each number. Each thing should be something you love about the person you are writing the book for.

Step 2

step2 : 52 reasons why I love you

Cut each number rectangle out.

Step 3

step 3 : 52 reasons why I love you

Paste each number rectangle on a playing card.

Step 4


Now take a hole puncher and punch 2 holes in each card. Line cards up so holes are in about the same place on each card.


Here is what the holes look like on the other side of the cards.

Step 5

step 5 : 52 reasons why I love you

Open jump rings and thread it through all the cards…2 this for both holes.

Now Your Loved One Can Flip Thru Pages





This might be the most special gift you ever give any one. Your loved one will cherish this book forever.

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14 Fun and Festive Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

14 Fun and Festive Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

If you are like me you are having a lot of people over at your house for Thanksgiving.  And, with a large amount of people around a table it can sometimes mean a lot of confusion as to where everyone is sitting.  To relieve the stress from you dealing with that during your fun Thanksgiving festivities one way to do this is to have place cards around the table.  This way your guests can easily go to the table and find their seats easily.  Well, with that in mind today’s post will be about fun and festive Thanksgiving place card ideas.  Sure, you can easily just buy place cards in the store, but where is the fun in that?  Today I have put together 14 awesome Thanksgiving place card ideas I have found around the internet.  Surely, you will find the one that is perfect for you and your Thanksgiving get together.

Check out our other Thanksgiving Crafts.

14 Fun and Festive Thanksgiving Place Card Ideas

(1)  Nutshell Place Cards

Nutshell Place Cards

We are going to get right into this Place Card post with this festive Thanksgiving Place Card Idea.  Here Martha Stewart shows us how to take an average walnut and make it into a beautiful Place Card.  Make enough for your entire Thanksgiving party.  I love this idea because it is a beautiful way to give your Thanksgiving table some style without spending too much money.


(2)  Paper Pumpkin Place Cards

Paper Pumpkin Place Cards

These pumpkins are so beautiful.  Made from card stock or patterned paper these pumpkins can be as stylish or simple as your would like.  Passionately Artistic shows us how you could even fill the pumpkin with treats if you want to give the kids at the Thanksgiving Table an extra smile.

(3)  Leaf Place Card

Leaf Place Card

Here is one of our Thanksgiving Place Card Crafts.  Here we use some cardboard and gold paint to give the leaf an authentic look.  We even use a little gold paint on the edges of the cardboard to have the place cards look very elegant.  Check out How to Make Leaf Place Cards.


(4)  Pilgrim Hat Place Cards

Pilgrim Hat Place Cards

These adorable Pilgrim Hat Place Cards are actually made out of black plastic cups.  This Thanksgiving Place Card craft is super easy and the kids will love to make them.  Use a little gold paint to write the names of the people attending on the lip of the hat.  Check out all the craft details at Me and My Insanity.


(5) Terra-Cotta Pilgrim Hat Place Cards

Terra-Cotta Pilgrim Hat Place Cards

Here is a fantastically unique Place Card idea.  Here Mrs. DesignHer shows us how to take some miniature flowerpots and make them into a unique Place Card.  Plus, your guests will have a little treasure to take home to remember your wonderful Thanksgiving party.


(6)  Fun Turkey Place Cards

Fun Turkey Place Cards

Here is a simple and perfectly festive idea for Place Cards.  After all, these place cards have everything you need including a wonderful Thanksgiving Turkey to make both children and adults smile.  I found this place card idea over at Meg Bee Designs.  Here she uses Cardstock and Alphabet Stickers to make her creation.


(7)  Thankful Pilgrim Place Cards

Thankful Pilgrim Place Cards

Here is another one of our Thanksgiving Place Cards crafts.  Here we combine two wonderful things together into this place card.  Firstly, the obvious… it’s a place card.  And secondly, it’s reminds us what Thanksgiving is all about…. being thankful.  On these place cards your guests will write down what they are thankful for and share their thoughts during the festivities.  Make sure to check out how to make these Thankful Pilgrim Place Cards craft.


(8)  Book Page Turkey Place Card

Book Page Turkey Place Card

Oh boy, do I really love these!!  They are just so original and completely unique.  Your guests are sure to love them.  Fiskars shows us how to take discarded book pages or any type of pages you wish and make them into these awesome Place Cards.  Imagine how much your guests will love these.


(9)  Cork Turkey Place Card

Cork Turkey Place Cards

How cool is this Turkey?  So cool!!  And, this turkey is a place card.  Make a whole bunch and you have yourself some Cork Turkey Place Cards.  Made from actual corks…. Parents came up with this splendid idea to make these cork turkeys into place cards.  They are sure to be a big hit at any  Thanksgiving party.


(9)  Whimsical turkey place cards

Whimsical Turkey Place Cards

I know this image is small, but I think you can get the idea that this turkey is awesome.  What is even more awesome about these Turkey Place Cards is that it is made from recycled material.  Got to love that!  Canadian Living shows you how to take yogurt containers and transform them into these cute Place Cards.


(10)  Apple Turkey Place Cards

Apple Turkey Place Cards

Womans Day has the right idea with this one.  Here they take small apples, almonds, fruit lifesavers and some other items and turn it into this awesome looking turkey.  I love the idea…. and I know your guests will too.  Check out their site for the step-by-step how to.


(11)  Rustic Napkin Ring Place Cards

Rustic Napkin Ring Place Cards

Here is another festive and quite elegant Place Card idea from Womans Day.  And, if you don’t mind breaking out the electric drill for a craft… then this is the Place Card craft for you.  Here they take a birch branch and cut them into disks…. write the guest’s name on your disks and your well on your way to replicating these beautiful napkin ring place cards at your house.


(12)  Burlap Button Turkey Place Cards

Burlap Button Turkey Place Cards

I absolutely love these Thanksgiving Place Cards.  I know exactly what it is I like about them…. it is the burlap button.  I love the texture and warmth it gives these place cards.  I found this place card craft over at Factory Direct Craft and I must say you need to check it out for yourself.


(13)  Recycled Paper Place Cards

Recycled Paper Place Cards

This Thanksgiving place card craft is simply adorable.  And, I love that it is made from recycled paper…. that just makes it even better.  I found this craft over at Alpha Mom.  Here she uses junk mail for the feathers.  I love how the junk mail gives the feathers a 3D look.   Make sure your children help you with this place card craft…. they will love helping.


(14)  Finger Stamp Place Cards

Finger Stamp Place Cards

Now, these Thanksgiving Crafts are really festive and cute.  Plus, they are perfect for your children and their little fingers to make.  You can even make these place cards a fun activity for the kids to do before the Thanksgiving meal begins.  Check out Spoonful for all the fun crafty details.

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How to Make Leaf Place Cards for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up pretty quickly.  I mean, it is just a few weeks away.  Now is the time to start working on your preparations for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Today I will show you how to make Leaf Place Cards for Thanksgiving.  These Place Cards are a simple, but elegant.  Your Thanksgiving guests will love these lovely Thanksgiving Place Cards…. so much so that they will probably take their place card home to remember your beautiful Thanksgiving dinner.  Let’s get started.

Check out our other Thanksgiving Crafts.

Laura from  Dacian Moon Handmade will show you how to make these Thanksgiving place cards.


Materials Needed

– cardboard
– red paper
– glue
– scissors
– gold paint
– pencil
– cotton swab


Step 1

Cut a square from the cardboard (with the side about 8 cm).

Fold it in half.

Step 2

Using the pencil …

… draw a leaf on the red paper…

then cut it out.


Step 3

Now we will decorate the leaf to look more real.

Trace a line of gold paint on the middle of it…

… and spread it with the cotton swab…

… like this.  Now, the leaf has the golden tone of an autumn leaf.

Next, we will trace the veins – start with the main one, in the middle…

… then the little ones, on both sides of it…

… like this.


Step 4

With the paint that is still on the swab, make some short, uneven lines on the edges of the folded cardboard…

… like this.


Step 5

Apply a small amount of glue on the right upper part…

… then place the leaf there.

The place card is now ready to decorate your Thanksgiving table.  Make one for each of your guests this Thanksgiving.  It will give your dinner a formal touch.

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How to Make a Flower Stand for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is coming up in less than a couple of weeks.  Do you know what you are giving your Mother yet?  If you know you would like to give her a flower…. why not make this flower stand craft to go with it.  First of all, you know she loves when you make her things yourself.  Second of all, this way you don’t have to just hand her a single flower all by itself…. with this flower stand craft you have something to hand your flower in.  You can choose to print off the color template flower stand or the black and white template and decorate the flower stand yourself…. the choice is yours.  So, let’s get started.

Check out our other Mother’s Day Crafts.

How to Make a Flower Stand for Mother's Day


Materials Needed

Printer & Paper



Crayons or Markers (optional)


Click on template images below to make larger and to print off.

Black & White Template

Black & White Template


Color Template

Color Template


Step 1

Print out template.

Print out template.

Step 2

Cut on solid lines.

Cut on solid lines.


Step 3

Fold on dotted lines.

Fold on dotted lines.


Finished flower stand

Put a flower in the hole.  And, that’s it…. you just finished making your flower stand for Mother’s Day.  Present this flower stand and flower to your Mother for Mother’s Day…. she is sure to love it!!

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15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins

15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins

If you ever had an Altoid mint you know that the mints come in this wonderful little tin.  But, who would have thought all the imaginative things you could do with this little tin.  By scouring the internet I came across a bunch of Altoid crafts you can make.  In this post I am listing 15 of the coolest crafts you can make with Altoid Tins.   The crafts range in skill level between easy and more challenging.  But, you can count on each of them being a lot of fun.   So, scroll through the different Altoid Tin crafts and you are sure to find one that you will like.  So, grab your Altoid Tin Containers and let’s get started on some fun crafts.

15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins

 (1)  Altoids Mini Flashlight

Altoids Mini Flashlight

This Altoid Tin craft is a little more complicated than we typically list in this blog, but how can I make a post about Altoid Tin Crafts without putting this one in it.  I found this craft over at Instructables and it is an awesome one.  Check out their site to find out how you too can make this Altoid Tin Mini Flashlight.

(2)  Altoids Turtle Keepsake Box

Altoids Turtle Keepsake Box

Check out this elaborate Keepsake Box…. and it is made from an Altoid Tin container and Super Sculpey.  I found this fun Altoid Tin craft over at Sculpey Club….. check out her site for all the fun crafting details.


(3)  Altoids Pincushion

Altoids pincushion

I absolutely love this Altoid Tin Pincushion idea.  What you can’t see here is that inside she added magnets so that inside you can hold pins, needles and such.  Make sure to check out My Recycled Bags so you too can make this Altoid Pincushion.


(4)  Altoid Tin Wallet

Altoid Tin Wallet

Altoid Wallet

Here is a great way to keep your cash….. keep it in an Altoid Tin Wallet.  Roxy Craft shows us how to make this wallet from an Altoid Tin Container…. she explains the craft in a very detailed step-by-step “how-to”.  Check out the site for yourself.


(5)  Magnetic Travel Board Game Set

Magnetic Travel Board Game Set

This Altoid Tin Craft is from our very own site.  I previously posted How to Make a Magnetic Travel Board Game Set from an Altoid Tin Container.  It is a fun craft and the outcome is you will have 8 games to play in the car while traveling.  Make sure to check this one out.


(6)  Altoids Tin Garden

Altoids Tin Garden

Here is another great way to use those extra Altoid Tin Containers…. use them to make a beautiful garden.  Gomi Style shows us how to do just that.  Just by adding a bit of potting soil to the tin you can have your very own small little garden.


(7)  Travel Candle

Travel Candle

I found this idea over at Design Sponge and what a great idea it is.   Here she gives you all the step-by-step details on how to make a travel candle out of an Altoid Tin Container.  She points out how great these can come into handy during an emergency… after all, you never can have enough candles.


(8)  Altoid Tin Mini Toolboxes

Altoid Tin Mini Toolboxes

I found this awesome Altoid Tin craft over at Alpha Mom.  She came up with this super creative idea to surprise Dad for Father’s Day.  She made a few so that Dad could hold the bits and bolts of his choice.  Make sure to check out the website for all the crafting details.


(9)  Altoid Tin Gift Card Holder

Altoid Tin Gift Card Holder

Here is a clever way to keep a hold of all those Gift Cards you have accumulated.  Store them in this Altoid Tin Gift Card Holder.  I found this Altoid Tin Craft over at Yahoo Voices and I dig the idea.  Check out the website for the tutorial.


(10)  Altoid Tin Jewelry Box

Altoid Tin Jewelry Box

You would never believe it by looking at it, but this beautiful jewelry box is made from an Altoid Tin and Polymer Clay.  I found this fun Altoid Tin craft over at TLC and I love it.  Get the full crafting “how-to” over at the website.


(11)  Pocket Yard Pool Table

Pocket Yard Pool Table

Ok, how cute is this pool table?  So cute!!  And it is small enough that you can take it pretty much anywhere.  How many other pool tables can you say that about?  You can find the tutorial over at Instructables.   This is just so creative.


(12)  Business Card Holder

Business Card Holder

What a clever way to hold your business cards…. and I must say quite attractive too.   This is a great way to use your left over Altoid Tin for something useful.   Check out Better Homes and Gardens for all the crafting details.


(13)  Altoid Earbud Case

Altoid Earbud Case

This is a fantastic idea.  Did you ever put your earbuds somewhere and when you wanted to use them you found they were tangled up?  Well, this Altoid Earbud Case will prevent that…  put your Earbuds inside and find that they will never tangle again.  Charlotte’s Fancy came up with this brilliant idea.  Check out her site for the details.


(14)  Doll Suitcase

Doll Suitcase

Isn’t this an adorable suitcase for your doll….. and, your doll will surely love it.  Made from an Altoid Tin and masking tape this suitcase has an aged look to it…. like a suitcase that is well traveled.  Check out Crafty Crafts for the full instructions on how to make this.


(15)  First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

Everyone needs a first aid kit.  You don’t know when you will need some first aid treatment…. so having a kit is very important.  But, sometimes a first aid kit can be bulky and when you are “out & about” you can’t carry a bulky one…. well, how about making a first aid kit out of a Altoid Tin.  Check out Instructables for all the details.

Top image by Alpha Mom

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How to Make Plaster Castings of Animal Tracks or Handprints

Making Plaster of Paris castings can be a fun activity…and also a great Boy Scouts craft. You can make a keepsake craft by casting your handprints or footprints for your mom or dad. Parents love tracking the growth of their children’s hands and feet. You could also use plaster for a fun outside activity. How about making a cast of animal tracks? First you need to go outdoors and look for animal footprints…and then let the plaster do the rest. Find out how to make casts of handprints / footprints / and animal tracks below. Have fun.

How to Make Plaster Castings of Animal Tracks or Handprints

How to Make Plaster Castings of Animal Tracks or Handprints


Pour a little water into a can and sprinkle plaster of Paris, in small quantities. into it. Keep sprinkling in plaster until plaster rises above the water’s surface. Stir gently with a stick so as not to cause air bubbles. Use plaster immediately when made or it will harden. Caution—Never pour unused plaster down a drain or it will clog it.


Plaster of Paris





Paper Clip


Step 1

clean area around it from dirt and twigs

When you’ve found a good animal track you’d like to preserve, clean area around it from dirt and twigs, as in Figure 1.

Step 2

 Fasten ends of collar with a paper clip

Make a collar around the track with a  1 inch strip of cardboard. Fasten ends of collar with a paper clip, as in Figure 2.

Step 3

Wash off dirt and paint cast with chosen colors.

Mix the plaster and pour immediately first around track, then into the track. Allow plaster to harden for about an hour, then peel off cardboard collar. Wash off dirt and paint cast with chosen colors.

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How to Make a Personalized Journal

Spring and summer is coming up.  And, one of the best parts of Spring and Summer is that the weather is usually beautiful enough to get outside and have adventures.  Why not record your adventures so you are able to look back at them and relive your adventures for years to come.  How do you do that?  With a Journal, of course.  A journal is like a diary…. it is a place to record your daily doings so that you can read them later and remember those times.  Today I’m going to show you how to make a Personalized Journal.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

Check out our other Keepsake Craft Ideas.

Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you how to make this journal step-by-step.


Materials Needed

– blank journal / notebook
– dried plants (you can gather yourself or buy a potpourri – I used orange, brown and yellow plants)
– 1 polymer flower (or plastic, glass…)
– one auto-adhesive crystal
– colored pens
– one pencil
– glue


Step 1

Using the pencil make a sketch of how you want the journal to look like.


Step 2

Use the appropriate colors to give life to the sketch. I used red for the contour…

… and for the lace style drawing.


Step 3

Use green to make twigs and leaves.


Step 4

In the middle you may want to write “Summer Journal” like I did…. or whatever title you would like.


Step 5

Let’s place the auto-adhesive crystal under the title.


Step 6

Add a layer of glue on the polymer / plastic / glass flower…

… and place it on one exterior corner.

I added glue on two orange dried leaves…

… and placed them beside the flower.


Step 7

Take the brown dried plants,  glue them…

… and place them on the next corners.


Step 8

In the opposite corner glue another orange leaf.

You can add the yellow one beside the crystal.

Or you can make a completely different design as long as you have fun.  How did your Personalized Journal turn out?  Did you make it like my design or do something different?  Let me know in the comments below.  Make sure to take a picture of the journal too and add it to the comment….. I’d love to see it.

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How to Make a Bookmark of Memories

Throughout the year you have a lot of things that you do with your friends that you would probably like to remember.  For example…. School, Summer Camp, Sports, Work, etc.  With each of these things you make new friends and build new memories.  That is a wonderful thing….. but wouldn’t you like to remember each of these things?  Well, today I’m going to show you how to do just that….. I’m going to show you how to Make a Bookmark of Memories.  So, grab your friends and let’s get started.

Check out our other Keepsake Craft Ideas.

This tutorial offered by Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade.


Materials Needed

– yellow and green paper (or any other colors)
– crystal sticker
– ruler
– scissors
– colored pens
– glue
– friends


Step 1

Cut a piece of green paper, as big as your bookmark will be.

Cut a yellow piece of paper about 1cm shorter than the green one.


Step 2

Apply a layer of glue on the yellow paper…

… and place it on top of the green one.


Step 3

Cut a square of green paper, with the same size width of the bookmark.

Fold it two times on diagonal until you have this small triangle.

Cut one corner in zigzag…

… like this.


Glue this piece on the upper edge of the bookmark.


Step 4

Cut a yellow square about the size of the width of the yellow part of the bookmark and fold it like this.

Cut a heart shape from it.

Cut the margins like in the picture, but don’t cut the corner.


Glue the yellow flower on top of the green one.


Step 5

Place the crystal sticker in the middle of the flower.

Write on petals “Memories Bookmark” and the year.

Decorate it as you please.


Step 6

Ask your friends to write a quote and to sign your bookmark.

Isn’t this a great Keepsake Memories craft?  Keep this in your photo album, memory box or your favorite book to remember the good times you shared with your friends for years to come.

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How to Make a “Beautiful Places” Key Chain

Do you have pictures you would love to remember?  For example, do you have pictures of Summer Camp, or School Trips, or perhaps a Vacation with your parents?  Aren’t these memories just wonderful and you would love to remember them for always?  Well, I have the craft for you today.  I’m going to show you how to make a “Beautiful Places” Key Chain…. perfect for holding your fondest memories close to your heart.  Or perhaps you would like to make this “Beautiful Places” Key Chain for your friend or family member who would too love to keep these memories close to them.  Either way… this key chain is sure to be loved.  So, let’s get started.

Check out our other Keepsake Crafts.

Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you this craft step-by-step.


Materials Needed

– metal caps (as many as the places you want to remember)
– small pictures of those places (cut them round to enter in the cap – 2.5 cm)
– key chain accessory
– yarn
– duct tape
– glue


Step 1

Take the image…

… apply a layer of glue on it…

… and place it on the cap …

… like this.


Step 2

Repeat that for all the places you want to remember. I want to remember two castles and two ancient vestiges from Romania.


Step 3

Cut four pieces of yarn (as many as the places you have)…

… of different sizes.


Step 4

Cut a piece of duct tape…

… place a piece of yarn on it, like this…

… then place it on the exterior side of the cap.

Now we have a finished cap.


Step 5

Repeat step 4 for the other caps.


Step 6

Cut a bigger piece of yarn…

… put it through the loop …

… and knot it.


Step 7

Do that for the other caps too, taking care to let enough space between them.

That is it! Now you have a key chain with all the beautiful places you visited.

Doesn’t this “Beautiful Places” Key Chain turn out awesome?!  Imagine carrying your keys on this key chain…. it will be wonderful.  How did your key chain turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, don’t forget…. take a picture of it and post it in the comment as well.  I’d love to see it.

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How to Make a Handprints T-Shirt

I have a fun keepsake memory craft for you today.  I’m going to show you how to make a Handprints T-shirt.  This Handprint T-shirt craft is perfect for the end of school, birthday party, summer camp or anything that you want to remember your friends from.  All you need are a bunch of friends, a fresh T-shirt and some paint and you are good to go.  So, grab a bunch of your best of friends and the rest of the materials needed and let’s get this craft started.

Check out our other Keepsake Crafts.

(tutorial offered by Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade)


Materials Needed

– white T-Shirt
– paints
– marker (permanent or paint marker)
– paintbrush
– friends


Step 1

Prepare your T-Shirt.


Step 2

You and your friends paint your hands – you can use the paintbrush for that.


Step 3

Place your hand over the T-Shirt and… go!

That is my handprint…

… and the handprints of my 5 friends.


Step 4

You can write a remembering quote on your handprints and, of course, you must sign them.

Let the T-Shirt dry then you can wear it.

Doesn’t this Handprints T-shirt craft turn out amazing?  Imagine how wonderful it will be to wear the T-shirt that you and your friends help make together.  It is a wonderful way to remember your time with your friends.

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Fun Crafts Made from Photographs

Fun Crafts Made from Photographs

Did you know there are tons of crafts out there that you can make from Photographs?  There really are.  And, the cool thing about making crafts with Photographs is that you will have a keepsake for your memories for years to come.  Wouldn’t it be cool to take copies of your most precious pictures and make them into something useful?  For example, I found a craft that you can take your photographs and make wrapping paper or a tissue box…. or how about taking family photographs and making them into a Guess Who game.  Check out all of these crafts plus many more in this post. You are sure to find a Photograph craft you will enjoy to make.

Fun Crafts Made from Photographs

(1) Child’s Blocks

Childs Blocks

Aren’t these Child’s Blocks cute?  The craft is an easy one, but it turns out so adorable.  Imagine these being in your baby’s room… wouldn’t that be cute?  You can find out how to do this craft over at


(2) Bottle Cap Magnets & Thumbtacks

Bottle Cap Magnets & Thumbtacks

Here is another way to keep your memories close at hand.  MarthaStewart shows you how to take your favorite photographs and make them into bottlecap magnets you can put on the fridge or thumbtacks that you can post proudly at the office on your bulletin board.

(3) Homemade Wrapping Paper

Wrapping Paper

Could you imagine handing a family member a gift wrapped in wrapping paper that has pictures of their little loved ones on there?  They would love the wrapping paper just as much as they will enjoy the gift inside.  You can find the “how-to” of this craft over at FamilyFun.


(4) Guess Who Game

Guess Who Game

Ok, I think this is my favorite Photograph craft of them all.  It is just so creative.  MadsMemories takes the characters of the classic Guess Who game and replaces those characters with photographs of members of the family.  Imagine playing that Guess Who game with the kids.


(5) Photo Puzzle Box

Photo Puzzle Box

Here is a fun craft for you puzzle lovers.  How about taking one of your favorite family pictures and making it into a puzzle and putting them on blocks.  Take the picture puzzle and mess them all up…. can you put it back together again correctly?  You can find this craft over at PhotoJojo.


(6) Photo Placemat

Photo Placemat

Now here is a wonderful way to display your family photos that are sure to be seen at least 3 times a day…. make them into a Photo Placemat.  Not only will you enjoy sitting down to your meals and looking at this great way to display photos, but imagine how much your other family members would love receiving these placemats as a gift.  Check out Kaboose for the craft details.


(7) Tissue Box


This is a very cool craft…. and so much fun to not only put together, but display for all to see.  You can be creative and do only Winter Scenes on the tissue box, or funny pictures, or how about old pictures like the tissue box shown above.  Either way it is sure to be a conversation piece.  Check out the craft over at RightAtHome.


(8) Photo Stickers

Photo Stickers

I love this idea…. photo stickers.  These would be great to decorate party favors for birthday parties or graduations.  Well, really any festivity.    Here MarthaStewart shows you how to achieve this fun keepsake photo memory for yourself.


(9) Photo Bookmark

Photo Bookmark

Now, this is a great way to save your photographs in a way that you can look at them many times a day…. make them into a bookmark to use with your favorite book.  This way you know you will be enjoying it.  The crafter at About uses their favorite animal photographs for their bookmark, but you can use your friends or family members for your bookmark if you wish.


(10) Paper Napkin Decoupage

Paper Napkin Decoupage

Here is an interesting and creative way to display your pictures.  How about using napkin decoupage to transfer your pictures to a pot, plate or candle.  Not only does it turn out really cool…. but the craft itself is a ton of fun to make.  The instructions for this craft can be found at

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How to Make a Picture Puzzle

I am going to show you a great way to take any picture and make it into a puzzle.  This is an awesome way to take your memories and make them into a fun puzzle that you can share with your family and friends.  With the Holidays just around the corner this would make a great gift.  Imagine taking a family picture and making it into a puzzle that you can give as a gift.  It would be cherished.

Check out our other Picture Crafts.

Laura from Dacian Moon Handmade will show you step-by-step how to make this Picture Puzzle.

– any picture (It can even be from a magazine or you can download this cute fairy from here)
– scissors
– glue
– cardboard
– pencil
– varnish
– brush


Step 1

Print the image or cut it from the magazine.  Apply a layer of glue on the back side of it…

… then place it on the cardboard.


Step 2

Use your brush to apply a layer of varnish on the image.

Let it dry and apply another one (that will make the pieces harder and easier to play with).

Let it dry well.


Step 3

Cut out the extra cardboard.


Step 4

Use your pencil to draw different forms on the back of the cardboard.


Step 5

Cut out the pieces.

These are our puzzle pieces…

… and this is the completed puzzle.

And, that’s it.  You just finished your picture puzzle.  How did it turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, don’t forget to add the picture to the comments…. I’d love to see how it turned out.

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