June is just around the corner and so is the celebration of many folks graduating from high school and college. I found some awesome crafts that celebrate the graduate and even one amazing collection of graduation crafts! Time to get started and party hearty! Congrats to all who are earning a diploma this year!
Don’t let physical challenges with your hands stop you from doing the crafts you love. I discovered therapeutic gloves about 10 years ago and love using them. The gloves keep your hands warm and secure and gently message the muscles. If you do any repetitive hand movements like knitting, crocheting, cutting, or hand-sewing and feel your hands stressing or hurting, you might want to check out this wonderful tool!
Watch to see the latest in gloves!
There are still bits and pieces of Easter decorations around my house and a few Easter eggs in the yard, but we survived the holiday. I was overjoyed at all the Easter goodies given to me by my family and friends. We have a rule that any gift given must be handmade.
One of my Easter gifts was given to me by my friend Allison who is a grade school student, and her gift was charming, colorful, and very creative. We felt honored that she gave us something she worked hard on during a Clay Camp! The Easter Bunny was eying it, but it is safe in our curio cabinet! Watch the video to see Allison’s lovely gift!
Basket Projects to check out!
Do the seasons effect your creativity? Do you think weather plays a role in when, how, or why you craft? This video takes a look at this train of thought. I tend to be the most creative during Spring and Fall. The colors of these seasons motivate and inspire me. How about you?
Learn how to use that spark of inspiration from the seasons and pack rat ideas, thoughts, and creativity for the off times during the year!
Some seasonal projects from FaveCrafts.com:
Spring is in the air with this sweet group of Spring Front Door Wreaths! Click HERE.
Summer is cool and breezy with this fun group of projects for Beach Totes. Click HERE.
Fall is such a colorful and spicy time of year, enjoy making this amazing set of dinnerware! Click HERE.
Old Man Winter will become an instant friend with this hot set of 15 winter ready knitting projects. Click HERE.
This took me way too long, but I finally have a fun slide show and round-up of all our fun during the Elmer’s Twitter Party last month. This video shows off all the cards we made during the party, and I know everyone loved being a part of it. Enjoy!
Miss the Elmer’s Twitter Party FaveCrafts 365 post? Just click HERE.
This FaveCrafts 365 explains that emery boards aren’t just for filing your nails! This handy (excuse the pun) and inexpensive grooming tool is also an excellent tool for your craft basket. Watch the video and see everything this little but mighty board can do!
Projects that need a little sanding power:
During a recent phone call with a very creative friend, I was reminded of some good advice that all creative people should take. During your day, take a “Me Time” break! What is Me Time? You’ll just have to watch the video to find out! And please share some of your Me Time suggestions!
Hey, need some bubbles for your Me Time!? I’ve got a great spot where you can find all kinds of cool Me Time stuff. You’ll be surprised! Just click HERE.
Calligraphy is a very old traditional art that always catches my eye. One of my first pieces of calligraphy art was given to me by FaveCrafts.com Designer, Marie Browning who hails from Canada where traditional crafts are very popular. I talk about calligraphy in today’s FaveCrafts 365 so please take a minute to view it.
I’d like to share some of Marie’s projects on FaveCrafts.com…
Classic Calendar is perfect for keeping track of all those special dates.
The Vintage Clipboard shows off Marie’s talent for antiquing.
Any time is a great time for the Yummy Cocoa jar!
A Glimmering Rosecard is great for so many occasions.
I think an octopus might have been messing with my microphone during the making of this video! I almost scrubbed it as a blooper, but then decided that we are friends and you’ll get a laugh out of the octopus voice that takes over!
Do you enjoy machine embroidery? I’ve got 4 great friends who are very generous with me and I just love the gifts they make! I’d love to here what motifs you are using!
If you need yarn you should visit CutRateCrafts.com for some great prices and wonderful selection!
Everyone seems to love glitter and I know glitter loves me! When I craft with glitter I think I get more on me than the project at hand! Sparkling like a diamond has it’s time and place, but sometimes you just want that excess glitter to be gone.
This video gives you some easy tips on glitter clean-up!
Some shimmering and glittery projects on FaveCrafts.com:
15 Cool Projects that Shimmer and Shine! Click HERE.
Check out Art Glitter for some fabulous glitter. Click HERE.
Glitter Flowers bloom! Click HERE.
Glitter Overload will keep you smiling! Click HERE.