Top 12 Craft Ideas for 2016

iris folded book cover

5.  Iris Folded Book Covers 

Remember the book covers that you used to make from a grocery bag? I decided to use a technique called Iris Folding with bright colored papers to make those boring bookcovers exciting.  This tutorial includes several free downloadable Iris Folding patterns!

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envelope diy dog bed

6. Easy Envelope Dog Bed

My dogs love to cuddle under the blankets.  This inspired my daughter to create a dog bed in the form of an “envelope” to keep the doggies warm and cozy on a cold winter day.  And the best part is that it only takes 3 yards of fleece to make a nice sized bed!

making batik fabric with crayons

7. Making Batik Fabric with Crayons

As a quilter, I’ve always had a preference for batik fabrics. I love the vibrant colors! Well, if you have been following my blog for any time, you probably already know that I love me some color. And the idea of using a resist to block color in areas is something that I love doing with my Ukrainian eggs. So, a mix of color and resist dyeing with crayons just seemed right up my alley.

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DIY purse organizer

8. DIY Purse Organizer

I asked my hubby to hold my purse and you would have thought that I asked him to hold a rabid ferret.  Truth be known, he rather walk across a snake ridden desert in his bare feet than touch the contents of my purse.  It’s the fear of accidentally touching a feminine product (if you know what I mean).  That and the fact that my purse weighed about half a ton.  (All the better to smack a mugger with, I always say).

So… I figure it might be time to do a bit of organizing.  I grabbed some fabric and a cardboard box and created my own DIY Purse Organizer.  This is an easy DIY with great results!

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