crafting projects

Christmas Crafts: Make an Embroidered Keepsake Ornament

Create delight for years to come.

Don’t you love decorating the Christmas tree? And isn’t it fun how Christmas ornaments often spark special memories as you hang them on the tree each year? Here’s one that’s sure to do just that. See how to make a keepsake ornament that captures your child’s artwork. This is an easy embroidery project that makes a great gift for grandparents and special friends. It’s also a creative project for young stitchers. Ready?!

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Christmas Crafts: Fun with Tape Measures

They’re not just for measuring.

Ready for some holiday fun that’s beyond measure? Take your gift wrapping up a notch and use Dritz® tape measures to make gift boxes and bows. Your sewing and quilting friends will be thrilled to get personalized gifts that are so different, and that reflect their favorite crafting activities.

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Easy Crafts: Make a Magnetic Message Board

Cover button magnets keep daily reminders organized (& cute!).

Looking for a way to stay organized? Need to keep kids’ school activities and schedules front and center? A magnetic message board is just what you need! This DIY craft project is fantastic for a few different reasons. The board itself is pretty clever (can you say painted pizza pan?), and the easy-to-make magnetic cover buttons use your favorite scrap fabrics. Best yet? You won’t miss this week’s soccer practice.

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DIY Home Decorating: Refashion Furniture with Dritz Knobs

New hardware transforms furniture, cabinets, accessories & more!

Did you know that you can find a variety of knobs, drawer pulls and hooks in the Dritz® Home collection of DIY products? They’ve been on the market since this spring, and we’ve been having a great time using them to refashion, update and create so many fun projects. We sent a selection of our knobs to Jennifer Mathis and she transformed this plain IKEA Rast dresser for her daughter’s room. It is easy, and inexpensive. Check it out!

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Easy Crafts: Elastic Headbands & Bracelets

New Dritz® fold-over elastic prints make these even more fabulous.

Check out these new prints! We just launched 18 new styles of our popular Dritz® fold-over elastic. You’ll use colorful fold-over elastic to craft a variety of quick and easy accessories like hair ties and bracelets. Three styles feature reversible, no-slip designs that are perfect for making headbands that stay put. More choices = more fun!

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Easy Crafts: Make a Personalized Wreath

Great for celebrating any season, occasion or holiday!

And just like that, spring is on its way! To celebrate the bit of sunshine that’s finally peeping out, we made this cheery spring wreath. It’s super easy to DIY, and can be personalized in so many ways! We used dyed Dritz® cheesecloth to wrap the foam wreath, and then customized it with a banner celebrating “March” and an assortment of colorful cover buttons. Make this yours by choosing favorite banner and button fabrics, a different color of dyed cheesecloth, and the message of your choice for the banner. See how!

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Christmas Crafts: Make a Chalkboard Gift Tag

Personalized gifts are just that – more personal!

Give your gifts some flair with gift tags made using Dritz® chalkboard patches. We used our tags on these cute DIY mason jar sewing kits, but you can use the tags on the gifts of your choice. You’ve still got time for some holiday making – this is a quick and easy project!

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Christmas Crafts: Make a Kissing Ball

Pucker up!

Here’s a holiday craft that’s a true winner: it’s easy, looks fabulous AND is guaranteed to fetch a smooch or two. To DIY a festive kissing ball, you’ll use a floral hole punch and scrapbook paper to make the flowers. Then, you’ll secure them with Dritz® petite pearlized pins. Hang it with some ribbon, and voilà – you’re done!

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Christmas Crafts: Make a Seasonal Wall Hanging

Unexpected materials bring joy to your holiday home.

We’ve seen a lot of wall art that features a word or phrase, and we wanted to create a DIY project that would showcase a special holiday sentiment. First, our stash. We sorted through our sewing lab to come up with something unique – what do you think about Dritz® cable cord and foldover braid trim? Pretty clever, eh? When sewn together the braided trim provides a nice rustic base for our art. The cable cord is flexible and long – it glues easily into place to construct our “word.” The result? Joyous DIY! Give it a try!

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Halloween Crafts: Pumpkin Napkin Ring Tags

Make a name tag for your napkins using chalkboard patches.

Now here’s a cute, quick and easy way to add some Halloween spirit to the party. Use our downloadable pattern and Dritz® chalkboard patches to make personalized pumpkin patches (ha! ha!) for your napkins. Your place settings will look great, and your guests will be thrilled.

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