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The 12 Days of Craft Gifts

In the spirit of getting ready for Christmas, I decided to re-write “The 12 Days of Christmas” for crafters. Here we go… Note: The links in this article are affiliate links. If you click and buy something, I will earn… Continue Reading →

6 Ways to Price Your Craft Products

For many crafters, determining the right prices to charge for our work is a challenge. Fortunately, there are tools out there to help us. Today’s guest post is from Gary Capps, owner of, who shares six strategies you can… Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Hand-Decorated Papers

Making your own hand-decorated papers is fun and easy! I made this paper by following a tutorial from Peony and Parakeet. You get the tutorial free if you sign up for her newsletter. Here is a sample of the paper… Continue Reading →

Art Journaling 101: Getting Started

A few weeks ago, my Mom found my old high school art portfolio and brought it to me. Wow, that brought back some memories! There were drawings in there that I had completely forgotten about. There was also an 11″… Continue Reading →

Crafts Crazy Design Contest May 2014: Rustic Spectrum

Welcome to the first Crafts Crazy design contest! This contest is inspired by the Rustic Spectrum color palette from Design Seeds, which is pictured above. To enter the contest, you must design and make an original art or craft project… Continue Reading →

Easter Egg-spiration! 82 Creative & Crafty Easter Eggs You Can Make

Need some Easter egg-spiration? Whether you’re using hard-boiled eggs or blown eggs, wooden or papier-mâché, we’ve got you covered. Here are 82 creative, crafty eggs you can paint, sew, or even glue. The faux eggs can be made well in… Continue Reading →

Weekly Craft Roundup: Octopus Tote Bag, Felted Gloves, Amigurumi Lemurs & More

I’ve got quite a collection of crafty links for you this week—everything from scrapbooking backgrounds to amigurumi. I think my favorite is the octopus tote bag. I’m itching to give that one a try, perhaps modified with a different kind… Continue Reading →

Weekly Craft Roundup: Snappy Tots Hats, Amigurumi Mouse, Watercolor Tutorial, and More

There were plenty of great craft posts published this week. I love the simple beauty of the Rose Patch necklace. It’s easy to make, and you can use any patch you like—it doesn’t have to be a rose. The quilting-themed… Continue Reading →

Weekly Craft Roundup: Winter Rose Soap, Wear Everywhere Dress, Boyfriend Hat, and More

Welcome to the first weekly craft roundup on CraftsCrazy! Every Saturday night from here on out, I will post a roundup of the best craft articles that have been published all over the web in the past week—give or take… Continue Reading →

Craft Project: Upcycled Color Pencil Jewelry

Fashionistas often end up feeling stuck between their desire to follow the latest trend and feeling the pinch on their wallet. Upcycled jewelry can fill that gap and let you be both green and on-trend. Costume artist and designer Maria Cristina… Continue Reading →

DIY Flat Washer Jewelry Basics

Some people think making jewelry out of washers—or out of anything you might normally find in a garage—sounds weird and unfashionable. Those people, however, simply don’t have the imagination to picture the beauty that can come from such a simple… Continue Reading →

Crafts Crazy: Roundup of Fall Crafting Events in Chicago

Fall always seems to bring out the nesting tendencies in people—and a desire to make home a little homier. If, for you, that comes with an urge to craft, consider taking it up a notch this year by visiting a… Continue Reading →

Learn Freeform Crochet: 15 Free Tutorials to Get You Started

I love freeform crochet! Not only does it look incredibly awesome, but it’s fun to do as well. If you’re looking for a crochet project that allows you to express your artistic creatively in fiber form, you really should give… Continue Reading →

Fun Ways to Display your Jewelry

If your bracelets and necklaces are snarled into one giant blingmonster in your jewelry box and you can’t ever seem to find two matching earrings, maybe it’s time to organize your accessories. The truth is that most decorative jewelry boxes… Continue Reading →

How to Display Bears in Your Front Yard Without Upsetting the Neighbors: Chainsaw Carving

If you’re an artistic type of person but oil painting just isn’t dangerous enough to satisfy your creative needs, consider chainsaw carving. Though it may sound like a crude art, in the hands of a skilled craftsman, or craftswoman, a chainsaw can… Continue Reading →

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