Cute Cat and Pug Candy Holder Valentine Tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope your February has been great so far! In this week’s tutorial, we’re creating some cute cat and pug themed valentines. These aren’t just your typical Valentine though, they have a special large pocket to hold whatever you’d like, such as candy or small gifts! These would also work for other occasions besides Valentine’s day.

 

My original design evolved a lot to become this final version. I haven’t seen anything quite like it with the pocket, and I think it turned out really fun! Sometimes running into challenges will help you create something better than what you originally had in mind.

Also, since my YouTube channel was originally named for my old pug, Mischief, it didn’t seem right that I have never done a single pug themed craft before. So we’re fixing that today 🙂

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30-45 minutes

Materials:

  • Card stock (go with a thicker paper for this project)
  • Score tool (or an old pen that doesn’t write)
  • X-Acto knife
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Cat Pattern

Pug Pattern

 

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG files for these available for purchase here!

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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Geometric Paper Heart Box Tutorial

Hi everyone! In this week’s tutorial, we’re creating an easy geometric heart shaped box!

 

 

Last year’s Paper Heart Gift Box has been one of my most popular tutorials, so this year I’m back with another paper heart shaped box! This one is much easier and quicker to make, so if you didn’t feel the other one was right for you, this may be a better fit.

 

Materials:

  • Card stock or other paper that has some weight to it
  • Scoring tool or an old pen that doesn’t write
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Printer
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the pattern:

Geometric Heart Box Pattern 1/2

Geometric Heart Box Pattern 2/2

 

 

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG cut file for this project is available for purchase here!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

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Round Loom Knit Scarf Tutorial – Knit, Purl & Slip Stitch

In this week’s tutorial, we’re knitting a scarf on a round loom!

 

 

My Easy Loom Knit Hat Tutorial has been popular and several people have requested another loom knitting project, so today is the day!

If you’ve made my loom knit hat, then this scarf will likely be a breeze for you. The only new additions here are learning to go back the other direction and the slip stitches at each end of the row, which are easy once you get the hang of them.

 

Cast on 17 stitches.

The last stitch on each end will be a slip stitch, and won’t count toward the width of the scarf.

 

It helped me to write down the stitches and create a “key” like this:

X=slip stitch, K=e-wrap/knit, P=purl :

X K P K K P K K P K K P K K P K X   each letter representing a stitch, for a total of 17 stitches.

It may feel confusing to follow this pattern at first, but after a few rows, it’ll become easy.

 

Because the scarf does not stretch around something like a hat does, you will not be able to easily see the pattern you’ve stitched into it. Using this combination of stitches will, however, keep the scarf from curling up and creates a dense, warm scarf.

Materials:

  • Yarn, I used this one
  • Round loom and hook tool, I used the green loom in this set
  • Scissors

 

Let me know if you have any questions! 🙂

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Easy Pop-up Birthday Cupcake Card Tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope your year is off to a good start 🙂  In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making a pop-up birthday card with a cupcake inside!

 

As pop-up cards go, this card is about as easy and simple as they get, especially if you use one of the patterns.

I’ve created a few different patterns, so pick the one that works best for you 🙂

Also, you don’t have to use the patterns – feel free to draw your own! The object must fold in half, and make sure the two angles on the bottom are the same as each other and the bottom is angled upwards (not straight across) like on my patterns.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Materials (if possible, I’ve linked to what I used):

  • Card stock (thicker, heavier weight paper works best for this) in multiple colors
  • Scoring tool or an old pen that doesn’t write anymore
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue (you can always try using other types of glue, but for a pop-up it needs to be very strong)
  • Pencil
  • Printer

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Cupcake Pop-Up – Outline

Cupcake Pop-Up – Coloring Page

Cupcake Pop-up – Separate Pieces

 

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

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Easy Felt Drink Cozies for Coffee & Hot Chocolate

Hi everyone! In this video tutorial, learn how to create a simple felt cozy for a hot drink such as hot chocolate, coffee, etc.

 

This is an older video which originally appeared on my old blog, but I thought I’d bring it over here because it’s the perfect time of year to make it 🙂

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Coffee cup cozy

 

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DIY Custom Wrapping Paper & DIY Stamps

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making diy custom wrapping using a stamp you can create yourself!

This is a great way to make your gift wrapping more personal and special this christmas! It also works great for other occasions such as birthdays, weddings, Valentine’s Day or any other gift-giving occasion.

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour (for both stamp making and time letting the paper dry)

Materials:

  • Craft foam that comes in sheets, I used the extra thick 1/4″ kind from Michaels, but the thinner kind should also work
  • X-Acto knife or scissors to cut the foam
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Hot glue or other adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Piece of wood to attach the stamp to
  • Acrylic paint
  • Solid colored paper that can be used for wrapping

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below 🙂

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DIY Snowflake Window Clings

In this video tutorial, make your own window clings using puffy paint/fabric paint!

 

I found that they can be a bit tricky to peel off the wax paper and may not stay on your window long term – so keep this in mind. If you’ve found a solution to these issues, please comment below and share your tips 🙂 That said, these are super easy to make and are a fun addition to your windows!

Click here to view & print the snowflake template:

Snowflake window cling template

 

To create the snowflakes, I used Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint in the color “Crystal Sparkles,” which I ordered from Hobby Lobby. This particular paint worked very well for this project, but I’m sure you could use other brands and colors as well.

Also, don’t feel limited to only making the snowflakes on this template. You could also easily freehand your own, all you really need is wax paper and paint.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below 🙂

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Mini Gingerbread House Gable Box Tutorial

 

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making a tiny gable box that looks like a gingerbread house! These are the perfect size for small gifts such as gift cards, jewelry, candy, and more.

 

 

I’ve always liked gingerbread houses (if you’ve seen a few of my Christmas tutorials like my Simple Paper Gingerbread House TutorialGingerbread House Snow Globe Tutorial, or my Halloween Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial I didn’t have to tell you that! 🙂 ) For this project, I thought a gable box might be the perfect shape to turn into a gingerbread house, and I think it worked really well.

Because this project involves an X-Acto knife, please ask someone to supervise if you are young 🙂

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour

Materials:

  • Kraft card stock paper (works great and is already gingerbread colored!)
  • White gel pen
  • Fine white glitter
  • X-Acto knife
  • Score tool
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Gingerbread gable box 1/2

Gingerbread gable box 2/2

 

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG file of this project available for purchase here!

 

Merry Christmas!

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

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DIY Paper Shadowbox Nativity Scene + Free SVG Cut File!

Hi everyone! In this week’s tutorial, we are creating a paper nativity shadowbox scene! The results of this project are beautiful!

Materials needed (for the hand-cut method):

  • Card stock – the paper you use needs to have some thickness to it. I suggest white card stock for the inside and glitter or colored card stock for the stable.
  • X-acto knife
  • Fairy lights or other small lights
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • 1/4 inch thick foam core board or similar to put between layers

 

Click here to view & print the hand-cut patterns:

nativityhandcut4

nativityhandcut3

nativityhandcut2

nativityhandcut1

 

Free SVG files*:

 

Let me know if you have questions, and merry Christmas!

If you liked this SVG file, please consider checking out all of them here in my Etsy shop 🙂

 

 

 

*The SVG files are for your personal use only and not be transferred, sold, or given away in any way.

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