Craft Ideas at Tip Junkie

Craft Ideas at Tip Junkie

If you are a craft lover, you also probably like hearing about useful tips that will help make the crazy race of life run more smoothly. Tip Junkie is the brain child of Laurie, a stay home mom in Texas, and as you might expect from the name, you can find helpful tips for just about everything on her blog.   I stumbled on the site this week while searching for a crafty idea for fabric flowers to finish off a project, and was impressed by the amount of content and range of ideas there.

If you are having a dinner party, she has entertainment tips. Looking for everyday household hints? Chances are you will be able to find them. And the site has crafting tips galore!  As the site is centered around moms, many of the projects are ideal for enjoying with your kids.

One of the nice things about Tip Junkie is that it is a community driven site, and accepts tips from its readers.  Laurie is generous in promoting other blogs and sites that share useful and creative ideas, and is happy to announce Mom-preneur products, swaps, giveaways and tutorials.  
 
There are some great crafting ideas to be found on Laurie's blog in addition to all of her other useful information.

One of the simplest projects you can undertake in your crafting hobby is also a great one for drawing your family closer together. Dinner is a great time to bond with your family through conversation, but sometimes it can be difficult to get the ball rolling after a chaotic day. With the assistance of this ingenious dinner conversation starter jar, you should have a little easier go of it. The jar is decorated with ribbon and rub on stickers. Inside are little slips of paper with a variety of conversational topics. Ask each member of the family to submit conversation ideas and have fun!
 
There are several craft projects on Tip Junkie to create fun flowers.  From the frayed fabric flower to Three Easy Craft Projects with Paper Flowers these little fun flowers can brighten up a number of craft projects. They would be perfect replacements for the traditional bow normally placed on a gift-wrapped package; little girls might love to decorate their rooms with some by pinning them to their curtains. There are many possibilities for these adorable little flowers.

And if you are looking for a unique vase to put those flowers in, then how about this fabulous idea using pencils!  As suggested, this makes a great end of term gift for teachers, or a fun display item for your craft or play room.

One of my favorite projects is the One Sheet Mini Album , which shows you how to create a beautiful little presentation folder out of a single sheet of craft paper.
 
In the wide world of the internet, searching for one thing can often lead you to another. In this case it was a good thing, because Laurie's blog is a virtual craft goldmine in disguise!