Getting Crafty with the Easter Bunny

Now that March came in like a lion and exited like a lamb, it's time to get crafty for the next holiday: Easter! April 20th is one of the latest dates the holiday falls on, and all of that extra time means more opportunity to get creative! We wanted to highlight three projects that take classic crafts to new heights and bend your imagination beyond the Easter Bunny and dyed eggs. No matter which of the projects you decide to do, others will surely notice your Easter spirit.

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Creative St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Monday, March 17th is St. Patrick's Day, which is definitely one of our favorite holidays of the year because it's so colorful! Who doesn't love bright green, gold, and rainbow accents? After that recent snowstorm, we're officially done with winter crafts, but we're certainly not done crafting altogether! We have a few new ideas that are sure to make anyone green with envy, celebrating everything we love about Ireland. All of them are good for kids in some way, which will help pass the time this upcoming weekend.

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Snow Day Crafts for All Ages

Okay, maybe your kids aren't actually off for the giant snowstorm today, but as the Northeast gets socked with a foot or more of snow, it's the perfect reminder that winter is far from being over. So, if your kids are around (or will be over the weekend), it's really not too late to get crafty for winter. Here are some new suggestions to make the most of the snowy weather, despite your own frustrations that this winter has gone on for too long.

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Spread the Love, DIY Style

It's hard to imagine that Valentine's Day is just a couple weeks away! If you're like us, you might have a tendency to wait until the last minute, wondering how to show the special someone in your life just how much you love them. This ultimately means buying a store bought card, a pack of Disney cards for your kid's classroom, or a bouquet of flowers.

But how about making 2014 a little bit more special? These DIY ideas will help you (or your kid) stand out in a sea of mass produced tokens of affection.

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Crafting Your Way Into 2014

27. December 2013 07:55 by Steve Leigh in Arts, Crafts & DIY Projects  //  Tags: , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

It's hard to believe that 2013 is going to be over in less than a week! We've enjoyed all of the time you've spent reading our blog posts this year. None of these posts have been more fun than our arts and crafts suggestions. While we love all things printed, we also want you to get out there and get creative with a few simple materials. That's why we've ending 2013 on a truly festive note with three more craft ideas. More...

Helping You Fall In To Seasonal Crafts

With the kids back in school, it's time to direct your attention away from last month's crafts into new ideas for our favorite season--fall! With the smell of pumpkin spice lattes, the feel of soft cable knit sweaters and an array of colors to see in the changing leaves, there is no shortage of inspiration for crafting this season. Here is one of our favorite ideas that kids of any age can enjoy: the fall handprint tree. More...

How The Great Picture Happened

Everywhere you look, you see printed billboards, wall art, and other forms of printed media from wide-format printers. But none of these images come close to The Great Picture, which holds the Guinness World record as the largest print photograph composed as one single image. How big is it? Measuring 111 feet wide and 32 feet high, it was created using an airport hangar as a giant pinhole camera. We wanted to delve into the history and construction of this truly remarkable printed image. More...

Ink Wash Painting: A Long Standing Tradition

Ink has many uses from practical applications to more artistic ones. One of the earliest of these ink art forms, and one of the most technically demanding, is ink wash painting. Said to originate out of China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), this art uses calligraphy ink to create landscapes that are often imaginary or loose interpretations of actual places. Since the Tan Dynasty, this type of ink painting has spread to other Asian countries, and has even inspired notable American artists, including Georgia O'Keeffe. More...

Wall Art: The Perfect Summer Mosaic

Are you looking for some art to cover a bare wall in your home or apartment? Are you looking to save some money? We have the perfect project for you. By searching online art blogs like Colossal or photo sharing websites like Flickr, you can gather images to create your own wall mosaic. In combining as many 4 by 6 inch or 5 by 7 inch prints as you want, the possibilities for sprucing up even the emptiest wall are endless. More...

How to Print Edible Images for Cakes

If you’ve ever walked into a Carvel or a Dairy Queen, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the ice cream cake options for printable images on cakes. In the last few years, these personalized cakes have seen large popularity at birthday parties, graduations, and anniversaries. Have you ever wondered though how these cakes are made? Are you able to make them yourself at home, or do you need to go through a large ice cream store conglomerate? More...

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