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Family DIY: Easy Crafts for You and Yours

June 17, 2013

Keep kids creative this summer with fun crafts.

Are the kids in your house this summer driving you crazy? Do you need some inspiration to keep them occupied? Iron-on lettering lends itself to a variety of craft projects that you can do with or for your young ones.  Hands-on crafts are a way to keep family busy, and make some functional items while you’re at it. Let’s go!

Easy Crafts: Summer Projects to do with or for Teens and Kids


Easy Crafts: Summer Projects to do with or for Teens and Kids

Why not? Why not is right! Personalized pillows are a quick and easy way to jazz up bedroom or playroom décor.  Simply remove covers from decorative pillows and apply iron-on lettering. Not sure what to say? Ask your kids for funny sayings; favorite bands, teams or movie stars; and text talk. LOL!


Easy Crafts: Summer Projects to do with or for Teens and Kids

What better way to celebrate a summer birthday than with a personalized cake stand and fresh-clipped flowers! This project requires simple sewing skills and you’ll find the full project instructions here. Your little princess will be thrilled!


Easy Crafts: Summer Projects to do with or for Teens and Kids

Teens love message boards for storing all their important stuff, but you’ll love the element of organization (and style!) they provide.  Create a dynamite wall display by mixing and matching fabric-covered and plain boards. (Yes, you can iron Dritz flock lettering directly onto cork!)


Easy Crafts: Summer Projects to do with or for Teens and Kids

Want to chill out inside and make something? Capture your little one’s progress with this simple-sew growth chart.  Make it extra special with iron-on letters by adding his/her name or birth date, or favorite nursery rhyme saying. Instructions are here.


Easy Crafts: Summer Projects to do with or for Teens and Kids

They’ll be back to school before you know it, and you can start preparing now, by making cool, one-of-a-kind accessories that capture her personality. Iron lettering onto jersey or knit scarves and create the ultimate personalized accessory.

Hopefully this gives you some inspiration! When using Dritz iron-on lettering remember to always follow the package instructions for materials and temperature requirements.  Anxious to get started? You’ll find the full line of Dritz iron-on lettering at JoAnn Fabric Stores.

Let us know what kind of fun you’re cooking up this summer – we really do want to know!

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