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Craft Guides and How Tos

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We do have some and the list is growing pretty quickly. That is why I pulled together these Craft Guides and How Tos for you.

My husband and I are both super crafty, but we just don’t put a ton of it on the blog. We have literally GOBS of crafts for kids, but not many adult crafts.

Crafting with Cricut:

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just starting out, Cricut machines can elevate your projects to a whole new level.

In this section, you’ll find a treasure trove of tips, tutorials, and inspiring ideas tailored to help you make the most of your Cricut experience.

From personalized gifts and home decor to intricate paper crafts and custom apparel, our guides will show you how to unlock the full potential of your Cricut.

Dive in and discover how easy and fun crafting can be with the right tools and a little bit of inspiration!

Now that I have a new Cricut, this section is expanding pretty quickly. We have made TONS of Baby shower crafts, so be sure to check that out.

Comparing Cricut Explore Air & Silhouette

Cricut EasyPress 2 Review

Grinch Farmhouse Bookstack

Rae Dunn Inspired Soup Bowls

Grinch Puppet Cricut Craft

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Fonts & Pairings:

Lets explore the art of typography and its impact on your projects.

Whether you’re designing a logo, crafting an invitation, or creating stunning visuals for social media, choosing the right fonts and combinations can make all the difference.

In this section, you’ll discover expert tips on selecting fonts that complement each other, enhance readability, and convey the desired tone of your message.

From classic pairings to modern mixes, we provide inspiration and guidance to help you create visually appealing and cohesive designs.

Let’s delve into the world of fonts and unlock the secrets to perfect typography!

Baseball Fonts – perfect for players, games, collections, etc.

School Fonts – perfect for Back to School, Picture Day, Graduations, Teach Gifts, and more.

More Craft Guides and How-Tos for Adults:

Creativity knows no bounds! This space is dedicated to inspiring and engaging projects tailored specifically for adults who love to craft.

Whether you’re looking to unwind with a relaxing DIY activity, create sophisticated home decor, or explore new artistic techniques, you’ll find a wealth of ideas and tutorials here.

From intricate paper crafts and elegant jewelry making to upcycling projects and advanced painting techniques, our curated selection aims to spark your imagination and elevate your crafting skills.

Dive in and discover the joy of creating something beautiful with your own hands!

20+ DIY Office Makeover Ideas

20 DIY Pottery Barn Looks

Handmade Toddler Toys

Homemade Soaps – from recipes to best supplies, this section includes everything you need to know to make soap at home.

Salt Scrub: Fresh Linen & Coconut

Sugar Scrub: Brown Sugar

DIY Mermaid Massage Soap

DIY Grinch Farmhouse Beads

Recipe Scrapbook

DIY Homemade Winter Bookstack

Christmas Serving Tray

DIY Christmas Cards

Grinch Gift Boxes

DIY Aprons for Women

Dog Treat Jars

Coloring Pages for Adults

Don’t forget that coloring is crafting and creating!

My Little Pony Adult Coloring Pages

Beauty and the Beast Coloring Pages for Adults

Top 5 Trending Craft Projects You Need to Try

Staying updated with the latest trends in the crafting world can give your projects a fresh and modern touch. Here are five trending craft projects that are capturing the hearts of crafters everywhere:

  1. Boho Wall Hangings: Combine natural materials like yarn, wood, and beads to create stunning bohemian-inspired wall hangings. These DIY decorations add a chic, earthy vibe to any room.
  2. Resin Art: Experiment with resin to create beautiful coasters, jewelry, and decorative pieces. This versatile medium allows for endless creativity with colors, textures, and inclusions.
  3. Macramé Plant Hangers: Bring greenery into your home with stylish macramé plant hangers. These intricate yet straightforward knots make for an elegant way to display your favorite plants.
  4. Eco-Friendly Crafts: Focus on sustainability by upcycling and repurposing materials you already have at home. Projects like fabric scrap quilts, recycled bottle planters, and DIY beeswax wraps are both fun and environmentally friendly.
  5. Personalized Gifts: Create custom gifts for friends and family using vinyl cutting machines, engraving tools, or hand-painted designs. Personalized mugs, t-shirts, and tote bags are always appreciated and add a personal touch to any occasion.

These trending projects not only keep your crafting skills sharp but also ensure your creations are up-to-date with current styles.

Shop My Printables

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Crafting on a Budget: Tips and Tricks

Crafting can be an affordable hobby when you know how to source materials and tools wisely. Here are some Craft Guides and How-Tos to help you craft on a budget:

  1. Repurpose Household Items: Look around your home for items that can be repurposed into crafting materials. Old clothes, jars, and boxes can often be transformed into unique creations.
  2. Shop Sales and Use Coupons: Keep an eye out for sales at craft stores and use coupons whenever possible. Many stores offer weekly discounts or loyalty programs that can save you money.
  3. Buy in Bulk: Purchasing supplies in bulk can significantly reduce costs. Items like yarn, paint, and paper often come at a lower price when bought in larger quantities.
  4. Visit Thrift Stores: Thrift stores are treasure troves for crafters. You can often find fabrics, frames, and other supplies at a fraction of the cost of new items.
  5. Join Crafting Communities: Online forums and local crafting groups can be great resources for swapping materials, sharing deals, and finding free patterns or tutorials.

By following these budget-friendly tips, you can enjoy crafting without breaking the bank.

Frequently Asked Questions: Craft Guides and How-Tos

Rehabilitating Miller Manor:

In 2014, we bought my dream home!

We bought a 7 bedroom, nearly 100 year old, Plantation-style home with loads of history, no windows, that had been boarded up for years and was part of a mortgage scheme.

Crazy, right? Anyway, we documented some of it on the site and now you can catch up, if you would like. 🙂

Crafting is a delightful and fulfilling way to express your creativity, de-stress, and create beautiful, meaningful items.

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or just starting out, the guides and tutorials on 3 Boys and a Dog offer a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

From simple DIY projects to more complex creations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Remember, crafting is not just about the end product—it’s about the joy of the process and the satisfaction of making something with your own hands.

So gather your supplies, follow our expert tips, and embark on your next crafting adventure with confidence!

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