Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright November 2016.

Holiday Tag Ornament Sets Using Sharpie Extreme Markers

I don’t know about you, but for me crafting is a way to de-stress. Creating melts away any negative feelings, allowing me to relax and enjoy what I’m doing. It also is a good way to acquire gifts and decorations, as well as home decor. When the Sharpie team contacted me about coming up with projects for my wrapping needs, I was already thinking about … Continue reading Holiday Tag Ornament Sets Using Sharpie Extreme Markers

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright November 2016.

Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas Using Sharpie Extreme Markers

Okay everyone, it’s time to get crafty for the holidays. The Sharpie team recently contacted me, wondering if I wanted to get crafty while using the Sharpie Extreme markers and I, of course, said yes! I love doing crafts, and had just begun to think about what I was going to do for Yule and Christmas. Yup, we celebrate two holidays, and both are very … Continue reading Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas Using Sharpie Extreme Markers

Simple Crafts to Honor September 11

(This is another article that was first published on Examiner.com, September 11, 2009. I hope you find it useful. ~ Shannon) Single moms understand the importance of happiness in the home. They do not want to visit sadness upon their little families. They want to see their children happy and eager to love others. September 11th can be a difficult time because much sadness is associated with this remembrance … Continue reading Simple Crafts to Honor September 11

4 Patriotic Daycare Crafts by Shannon L. Buck

(Keeping children happy and entertained is good business. Stay frugal by using scraps from previous projects, allowing parents to donate things, and shopping yard sales and thrift stores. Previously published to Y! Contributor Network.) 4 Patriotic Daycare Crafts Daycare centers and homes are often more busy during the summer months, catering to extra children. Providers are always looking for crafts to do with the children, … Continue reading 4 Patriotic Daycare Crafts by Shannon L. Buck

Kids Centerpiece Crafts by Shannon L. Buck

(Previously published on Y! Contributor Network.) Kids Centerpiece Crafts Children love crafts, and are creative sorts. Their imaginations help them to make an endless supply of art and craft projects for family and friends. Adults might start off the creative process by suggesting basic ideas for centerpiece projects, and allowing the children to build on these ideas as they see fit. Baskets Basket centerpieces are … Continue reading Kids Centerpiece Crafts by Shannon L. Buck

Simple Craft Project Ideas by Shannon L. Buck

(Think frugally. How can you glean items for crafting projects? Previously published to Y! Contributor Network.) Simple Craft Project Ideas Whether making gifts, decorating your home or just crafting for fun, there are a variety of projects that you will want to try. With some projects, you will be decorating useful items to use either inside or out. Craft projects do not have to cost … Continue reading Simple Craft Project Ideas by Shannon L. Buck

How to Gather Craft Materials for Your Daycare by Shannon L. Buck

(Previously published on Y! Contributor Network. Be frugal, friends.) How to Gather Craft Materials for Your Daycare It is not always feasible to purchase all the craft materials that a daycare provider will need to keep on hand, especially when the economy is not as good as it should be. You may find yourself wondering how you will acquire all the items that you will … Continue reading How to Gather Craft Materials for Your Daycare by Shannon L. Buck

4 Spring Crafts for Daycare Children by Shannon L. Buck

(Originally published to Y! Contributor Network. Save money by asking families for donations, picking items up on clearance, at yard sales, or at thrift stores, and by repurposing old items you may have at home.) 4 Spring Crafts for Daycare Children Simple crafts provide children with the opportunity to successfully create decorations and gifts. These ideas will provide your daycare children with the opportunity to … Continue reading 4 Spring Crafts for Daycare Children by Shannon L. Buck

Repurposing Odds and Ends from a Scrapbook Hobby by Shannon L. Buck

(Previously published on Y! Contributor Network. Repurposing enables you to save money on crafting supplies.) Repurposing Odds and Ends from a Scrapbook Hobby Scrapbooking is a fun activity that generates a lot of scraps. These can be repurposed for other projects, by the scrapbooker or someone else. By repurposing these items, you are sending less waste to the landfill and saving money on future scrapbook … Continue reading Repurposing Odds and Ends from a Scrapbook Hobby by Shannon L. Buck

Make a Simple Scrapped Pencil Holder by Shannon L. Buck

(Using scraps from other projects and a recycled aluminum can will save you money on this project. Previously published on Y! Contributor Network.) Make a Simple Scrapped Pencil Holder A pencil holder will organize more than just pencil. You can also place markers, highlighters or pens in one. This project is simple to accomplish, and the finished product will aid you in organizing your office … Continue reading Make a Simple Scrapped Pencil Holder by Shannon L. Buck

4 Summer Craft Ideas for Older Children and Teens by Shannon L. Buck

(To save money on craft supplies, keep scraps, stock up during clearance sales, and pick things up at thrift shops and yard sales. Also, collect items from nature. Previously published to Y! Contributor Network.) 4 Summer Craft Ideas for Older Children and Teens Summertime crafts often involve the use of seashells. They also include representations of bees, butterflies and dragonflies. All of these items make … Continue reading 4 Summer Craft Ideas for Older Children and Teens by Shannon L. Buck

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Easy Crafts for Teens

(I originally published this article on Helium.com as Easy Crafts for Teen Girls, this article is still valuable. Yard sales, thrift stores, dollar stores, and clearance sales are the best for finding materials. When my daughters were growing up, I would save all my leftover materials from projects I had don so the girls and their friends, as well as the daycare children, would have … Continue reading Easy Crafts for Teens