Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Few More Ornament Crafts...

To wrap up the Christmas season with!  (No pun intended.)  If you are having a New Year's Eve party or New Year's Day gathering at your home, a fun idea to occupy younger children/guests is to set up a craft station.

Rudolph Ornament

Fill your craft or "ornament creation" station with supplies to make one of these kid-friendly ornaments that the children can take home with them as a keepsake ornament for 2011.  My boys always love creating these kinds of crafts to bring home and hang on our tree.  Then, when the tree and decorations come down, they know their handmade ornament goes into the ornament box for next year.

Hand-print Ornament

Or, perhaps you could make a batch of ornaments to hand out as New Year's Eve party favors for your guests to take home as a special keepsake gift.  Get crafty!  Get creative!  Share your results with us here or on Facebook!

Puzzle Tree Ornament

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A New Year & So Many New Crafts!

How will we make time for them all?  If you are going to start a New Year's resolution, or two, how about resolving to try more free crafts from  Whether knits or cross stitch is your game, or you are more of a wood-working, fabric kind of person...we have a craft for you!

We've got everything from country crafts and angel crafts to crochet and knitting patterns.  And the best part is:  they are all FREE!  Free is good.  Repeat after me, free is good.  There are so many great ideas and free patterns that I guarantee it will keep you busy until this time next year.  And by then...we'll have added more!

Happy Crafting in 2012!  We love crafts and we love bringing them to you!

Tool Box

Stocking Hooks

Felt Ornaments

Thursday, December 22, 2011

We Wish You A Merry Christmas...

And a Happy New Year!  While you are making merriment and celebrating the holiday season, why not visit and see what fun crafts you can add to your project list for 2012?  (Too soon?  Next you will be telling me it's way too soon to think about resolutions and goal setting...)

In the mean time, here are a few craft ideas to add a little happy to your new year.  Or try one this week if you are one of the few who are actually "ready" for Christmas.  Enjoy!

Ornament Display

Tatted Snowflake

Happy New Year Cross Stitch Pattern

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Twas The Week Before Christmas...

And all through the house, not a Christmas decoration was out of place...and then you wake up!  Dreaming up the perfect holiday decor and then putting it all in place is a daunting and expensive task at times.  But not anymore!  We have plenty of holiday crafts to keep you busy until next Christmas (if you really wanted us to).

We have patterns, ideas, wood crafts, and tons of other great craft solutions to keep your halls looking decked and your wallet happy.  Check out our Christmas crafts section or try one of these creative concepts to get you started.  Or...maybe just surf our site to pass the time if you are one of the fabulous few who are...DONE?!

Wise Men Charger

Christmas Tree

Viking Beard Hat

Friday, December 16, 2011

More Craft Ideas for Christmas

Whether you need just a few more home-made gift ideas for Christmas, or you are completely done with your Christmas prep work and wonder what project you can start on next...we have got the crafts, patterns, & ideas for you!

Santa may have a busy workshop, but we have a busy crafting team (who are just as cute as Santa's elves).  They constantly amaze me with their great ideas, innovative techniques and gorgeous results.  It makes me want to be a craft designer when I grow up.

For now I will settle for bringing you some of our New and Featured crafts of the week.  If you plow through these crafts and still need something to do to keep you busy (that is if your in-laws are not coming to stay for 3 weeks during Winter Break) check out all the different crafty creations at our site!

Snowman Block Craft

Grandmother's Picture Board

Homemade Picture Frame

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Magic Of Christmas Ornaments

There is something so special about Christmas ornaments.  Each one hangs on your tree and has it's own little story to tell.  Magically, each ornament conveys it's tale about how it came into being, came to your tree, and who brought it.

Whether it is a home-made ornament from Grandmother, a child's school-made craft ornament, or a Hallmark ornament shared with a friend, ornaments have this sparkling way of lighting up a Christmas tree and (dare I say?) the little faces gazing into the tree.

We have many Christmas and ornament crafts for you to peruse over at Craftown.  So if your tree is a little baron of ornaments or you'd like to gift someone with a special handmade ornament, here are some ideas and crafts to get your started.  May you find magic in the making and giving of each ornament.  Enjoy!

Crochet Snowflake

Tatted Christmas Bell

Starlight Snowflake

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tis' The Season to be Knitting!

Anytime time of year or season is the perfect season to Knit (or Crochet - whichever suits you)!  Whether you are finishing up last minute gifts, scurrying to start your Christmas shopping (if you are behind like me), or completely done and now relaxing with hot cocoa watching your favorite Christmas movie...

Knitting can bring you the peace you crave to keep your holidays cheery and some home-made gifts to boot!  Here's a few of our free knitting patterns over at Craftown to get you knitting!

Remember to send us a picture of your results.  We love to brag on what you're craftin'!

Knit Yoga Mat Carrier

Knit Checkered Hat

Knit Chenille Scarf

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Countdown Crafts!

Is it too soon to count down the days until...Christmas break is over and the kids go back to school?  Hmm, maybe?  Until then, browse our Christmas countdown crafts and add one to your home's holiday decor.  The nice thing about these crafts is they are fairly simple, come together easily, and are budget friendly.

Also, though they may have a "Christmas" flavor to them, they can each be adapted to other countdown causes, such as New Year's, Easter, Football Season, Opening day of hunting season, and birthdays!  The simplicity of these crafts truly allow you to be as creative as you want to be.  And let's face it, we might as well get creative if we have to watch the numbers tick by.

Be sure to submit a picture of your results to our site.  We love to see what you're craftin'!

Chalk Board Countdown

Christmas Countdown Blocks

Snowman Countdown

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hats, Hats, and More Hats!

I am beginning to sound like Dr. Seuss a little, don't you think?  We have so many great crafts going up all the time at Craftown that it's hard to decide what to feature here in our newsletter.  But given that the temperature outside is plummeting, I decided hats would make an excellent featured craft this week.  Whether you are crocheting hats for gifts this Christmas or hats to go on all the little melons in your house, you will love these patterns.  Best of all...they are free!  (Always fun, Always FREE!)

Angry Birds - Black Bird Hat

Angry Birds - Blue Bird Hat

Angry Birds - King Pig Hat

Angry Birds - Red Bird Hat

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