Thursday, June 28, 2012

Flashy Flag Decor for July!

Barn Wood Flag
You still have time to fly your colors bright and loud for the 4th with these flag themed crafts! Simple, easy and fairly fast - you'll love the results, especially displayed around the house or yard.

4th of July Banner
This 4th of July Banner is patriotic and pretty, enhancing a fence, front porch, backyard bbq decor or any place you want to add a little Americana spirit.

USA Letters
Need something for that empty shelf or window sill? Give our USA Letters craft a try and display your results loud and proud. They are perfect as accent pieces or centerpieces.

Patriotic Dish Cloth
If you just want to add a little July flair to your kitchen, crochet a few Patriotic Dish Cloths to have on hand. Or use them as pretty hot pads for that big bbq coming up!

Rustic American Flag
One last flag craft to get you in an Independent mood, our Rustic American Flag is created from simple materials you probably have around the house or garage. Upcycle some wood and paint and create a treasure to display!

Enjoy your holiday and summer! Connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite 4th of July crafts, projects and art!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Patriotic Pretties for the 4th!

American Flag
Whether your home is decorated with an Americana theme or you're just particularly patriotic, you will enjoying crafting and displaying this project. Or use it as a decoration at your 4th of July celebration!

4th of July Miniature
To add a little touch of American pride, cross stitch this mini pattern to display at home, the office or work area. You could also add this simple pattern to a pillow, quilt, bookmark or other homemade items.

Captain America Gloves
If you have any little superheros living at your house or nearby, crochet them a pair of Captain America Fingerless Gloves to help celebrate Independence Day in style!

Patriotic Floral Planter
Planning a party? Or maybe you just want to show off your colors? Create a Patriotic Floral Planter for your home or to give as a gift. Your guests will love the bright and cheery accent!

Patriotic Stars
Starlight, starbright, create a stars theme display tonight! Show off your American spirit with this wood project. You may be able to recycle left over wood scraps to craft this Patriotic Stars accent piece.

How ever you jazz up your holiday, enjoy Independence Day and your summer! Connect with us on Facebook and share your favorite 4th of July pretties!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Need Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas?

Father's Day Blocks Side 1
We've got you covered, in crafts! If you are short on time there are still a few items you can create for a special handmade Father's Day gift. Try our tutorial for making this set of Father's Day blocks first!

Father's Day Blocks Side 2
This fun "U Rock" gift can easily be made from scrap wood you may have around the home and scrapbook paper and paint. You don't have to spend a lot of money to create a cherished gift.

Ribbed Stocking Cap
If you are a super knitter give our ribbed stocking cap a go. The pattern is free and easy and works up fairly quick. Your special dad will love this for winter, football season, or even for camping under the stars!

Memories Picture Display
Give dad a special memories block to display his treasures on a desk, shelf or other area of his office or work place. Our tutorial is fun, fast and free!

Iron Man Soda Cozy
Or crochet dad a superhero themed cozy for his drink cans. This Iron Man Soda Cozy will keep his drink cool and him looking sporty and adventurous! Or is that Avenger-ous?

Father's Day Rock
If you have small kids at home, this simply fun Father's Day Rock project is a nice way to tell dads how special they are. The best part: you probably have everything at home to make this craft!

However you celebrate Father's Day - Enjoy! Find us on Facebook to share your favorite Father's Day craft or gift ideas.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

How Crafty Are You?

Dry Erase Calendar
Crafty is as crafty does. How crafty are you? How crafty do you want to be? Developing your craftiness starts with the basics - great ideas, a few simple tools and elbow grease. Lucky for you we keep adding free craft ideas, patterns, and tutorials (every week).  

Kissing Frog
All you have to do is bring the supplies, time and...elbow grease! If you are more of a needle and thread kind of person, I highly recommend our free cross stitch patterns. Created by our friend Esther over at Crafts by Starlight, the patterns are whimsical, fun and original!

Zachary Zebra
Yarn, hooks and needles - oh my! If yarn really gets you excited do we have a treat for you! We have literally hundreds of free crochet and knitting patterns waiting for you to browse. From easy to intermediate, simple to complicated, we have something that will satisfy your yarn cravings.

Blessings Magnet Board
Maybe you are more of a wood, metal and vinyl kind of crafter. If so we have you covered there too. With tons of wood crafts, metal and magnetic ideas and vinyl lettering tutorials at our site, I know you will find inspiration and enough ideas to keep you busy (at least for the summer)!

Captain America Gloves
No matter where your crafty talents lay (or maybe they are still hidden, waiting for you to discover) we have patterns, instructions and plenty of ideas to make a visit to our site worth your time. Go grab a cup of coffee or tea, and pencil and paper; skip over to Craftown and unleash your creativity! Oh...and your craftivity!

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