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Category Archives: 30 Minute Crafts

Perler Bead Dala Horse {Iron Craft Challenge}

dala horse perler bead design

The Iron Craft challenge prompt for this week was to do something related to an upcoming holiday. I guess it’s because they are traditionally red that I thought of Swedish dala horses, because they don’t have anything in particular to do with the holidays, I just wanted to make one. And I wanted to make one of out perler (melty) ... Read More »

Upcycled Coffee Cup Cozy {Iron Craft Challenge}

state love coffee sleeve

The Iron Craft theme for this week had something to do with beverages. I actually had an idea right away of what I wanted to do, and I actually got it done a whole day before the challenge was due, which is pretty remarkable for me. I knew I wanted to do a coffee cup cozy with a little Arkansas ... Read More »

Decorative Doodles

filled in word doodle

If you’re having trouble seeing the point of doing doodles or how they’re really constructive, try this little art project. Pick a word. It could be a name, something you aspire to, or even just the first letter of your name, if you’re rather. Write the word or letter in block letters. I used printer paper and a black felt ... Read More »

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin {Iron Craft Challenge}

finished canning lid pumpkin

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make something for Halloween, and with the girl being sick I didn’t think I was going to get mine done but it’s so quick and easy it was no problem to do even in the short amount of time I’ve had in my office today. The mason jar lid pumpkin is a classic ... Read More »

Vintage Patches for a Stained Skirt {Iron Craft Challenge}

fabric appliques to cover stains

The challenge from Iron Craft this week was to make something with something vintage or inspired by something vintage or retro. I immediately thought of this pillowcase from my childhood, because anything as old as me is definitely vintage. I didn’t want to make a pillowcase dress out of a white pillowcase, and this one actually is a little stained ... Read More »

Handmade Home: A Sort-of Review

scrap paper book

I’m a big fan of things that are handmade, as you might imagine. But you don’t always see that when you come into my home. I mean, there are always knitting projects laying all over the place, but if they were cleaned up, there’s a quilt my aunt made me when I got married, and that’s really the only handmade ... Read More »

A Simple, Sweet Father’s Day Gift

fathers day paintings

I’ve been meaning to blog about one of the things we do for Father’s Day for a couple of years now, which is just evidence that Father’s Day always sneaks up on me. For the past two years, since the Bit was on the verge of being two, I’ve had her paint a little 4×4 canvas. I don’t give her ... Read More »

Easy Embellished Picture Frame {Iron Craft Challenge}

rick rack embellished frame

After yesterday’s tragic sewing accident, I was left with the need to come up with something else to fit the “notions” theme of this week’s Iron Craft challenge in a hurry. I’d already been thinking of a plain picture frame that made it’s way into our house in one gift or another. I originally thought of covering it with fabric ... Read More »

The Easiest Fairy Wand Ever

fairy wand

The trouble with being the child of a crafter is that she (the crafter) often has her own agenda, a running list — real or just in her head — of things that need to be made. So when you come to her with a specific request it doesn’t always get fulfilled quickly. Or ever, honestly (never did get my ... Read More »

Painted Peg Toys {Iron Craft Challenge}

peg people in a basket

This week’s Iron Craft challenge had to do with toys, either making a toy or making something with toys. I had actually started this project a while ago but the Bit declared it unfinished and I pulled it back out for this purpose. These are little peg people with matching cups, painted in the colors of the rainbow. They’re for ... Read More »

Easy Origami Boxes {Iron Craft Challenge}

origami boxes

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make something from a country other than your own. When I went to the library by myself last week I was casting about for something cool to craft, and I settled on origami, which is maybe a little obvious, but it’s something I always wanted to try. I decided to start simple, since ... Read More »

Make Your Own Hair Elastics and Headbands

elastic headband diy

This is a craft that’s been floating around the Internet for a while, and I can in no way take credit for it. It’s also about the easiest thing in the world. Taking the time to drive to the craft store is the hardest part of this one. These hair ties are popular because the elastic doesn’t crease your hair, ... Read More »