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1. First up is this awesome DIY photo frame by It’s Overflowing – it would be really simple to make one of these for each family member and update with a new photo every couple of months:

2. This tutorial from Shanty 2 Chic shows you how to make a picture frame with multiple layers of wood, again with a clip for simple photo changes:

3. These shaped cutout frames are extremely favorite on Etsy, and Ginger Snap Crafts shows you how to make your own:

4. I love the simplicity of this DIY rustic twig frame from Angela Osborn – it would be a grand project to work on with your kids:


Here’s another super simple option – this DIY picture frame from It’s Always Autumn is made with wood slats and looks unused and graphic:

6. To study how to make a classic mitered wood picture frame perfect for photos, chalkboard art, and printables, check out my super simple DIY wood picture frame tutorial:

7. This tutorial from Design Salon shows you to miter corners for your DIY picture frame using a hand saw instead of a miter saw, and includes info for framing an existing canvas:

8. This tutorial for a beautiful DIY picture frame made from moulding includes tips on painting and glazing as well.

It’s from Landee See, Landee Do:

9. Study how to make a mitered corner picture frame with a professional looking wood border by Blue Roof Cabin:

10. Expensive Lillie shows you how to make a beautiful stained wood DIY picture frame with measurements for a large 24×36 print, plus tips on how to download and order printables:

11. if you’re looking for a way to frame a large photo collage, attempt this easy bulletin board photo wall approach from It’s Always Autumn:

12. How Does She teaches you how to make a plexi front photo frame, which would make a grand gift:


This is a seriously creative thought – how about a statement photo frame made from a ceiling medallion? From Honeycomb Creative Co.:

14. This tutorial is actually for a mirror frame, but the same concept could easily be applied to a photo. How to make a planked wood picture frame from Thifty and Chic:

15. Here’s another mirror frame from Thrifty and Chic (this is a grand blog, BTW) that would work well for a photo – every you’d need to do is trim a photo to size and adhere it to a circle cut from cardboard:

16. For a simple handmade photo frame for smaller photos, check out this frame from a book by It’s Always Autumn:


If you’re on a budget, attempt this simple DIY frame from Rad Megan that’s made from paper. You could get a completely diverse glance using a diverse type of patterned paper – and her tutorial even includes a template for the cute frame stand:

18. This double sided DIY frame would glance perfect on a mantle. It’s made from cardboard and the photos can be easily changed – I can envision it covered in diverse textures (even fabric!).

Tutorial from Ohoh Blog:

19. I’m in love with these popsicle stick + washi tape DIY picture frames from eighteen25. Way to take a beautiful cheesy kid’s craft and make it cool enough for adults!

20. Here’s an DIY photo frame thought from Oh Happy Day that shows you how to make a picture frame using photo mat, plexiglass, and tape – it would be perfect for framing a group of smaller photos or prints:

21. This one is another clipboard photo frame thought – DIY photo clipboards from Love Grows Wild:

22. Study how to make these adorable glitter photo frames from …by Allison:


DIY Candlestick pedestal frames from Crafts Unleashed are a grand way to display a group of photos:

24. Check out these wood burned photos frames from A Beautiful Mess:

25. Another adorable DIY frame thought from Shanty 2 Chic – big bow pictures frames with mini clothespins for simple photo changing.

26. This tutorial from Young Home Love shows how to make a photo frame from scrap wood.

27. This cute DIY picture frame from Bliss Bloom Blog is decorated with flowers made from egg cartons!

28. For another simple DIY picture frame, attempt this folded paper frame from Inna’s Creations:


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Sugar Bee Crafts shows you how to make a picture frame with craft foam!

30. And finally, here’s a grand DIY option for really large photos from  Sugar Bee Crafts

Hey, I hope you enjoy learning how to make your own picture frames from some of these tutorials!

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Winter’s freezing weather is readily approaching, and while that may hinder you from taking part in outdoor activities, you can still own plenty of enjoyment inside by cozying up with a cup of boiling chocolate and making winter crafts.

Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up lots of of cute, enjoyment, and simple winter crafts that are bound to fit in with your other Christmas decorations.

Not only are these projects simple to put together, but they’re also inexpensive to make too. You can easily discover some supplies lying around your home! Use an ancient scarf or cap to create Christmas wreaths and door hangings.

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Own scrap wood and newspapers laying around? There are plenty of wood crafts ahead. Whatever you select, these best winter craft ideas are certain to hold you busy when the weather exterior is frightful.

Speaking of bad weather, if you wake up to a snow day, we’ve also included Christmas crafts for kids that you’ll enjoy just as much as them. Although we’re certain you’ll own a grand time creating, we ponder you’ll enjoy spending time with your little ones a bit more. Get ready to grab some Mod Podge, scissors, and paint, and get to work on these simple winter crafts.

When you’re setting up for a vintage market or craft fair, the final thing you desire to do is lug around a bunch of heavy display pieces – but you also don’t desire to just set your items on a flat table and call it a day.

That’s why these creative portable display ideas can be a game changer in the way you design and set up your market booth or craft fair display.

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1. If you’re doing an outdoor market, you’ll need a tent that easily sets up. Check the size of your space (10×10 is generally standard) and if there’s a required canopy color (often white).

You may also desire tent walls that are waterproof in case of rain, and you’ll need stakes or weights for safety.

Learn more about my first market experience (below) Here. You’ll probably also need folding tables and a folding chair (although I don’t recommend sitting during an event).

2. As seen above (on the correct side) and under, you might desire a DIY folding display love this one we made with chicken wire. You can make it freestanding or smaller as a tabletop display.

Discover the instructions Here.

It can hold lightweight or medium-weight items depending on the strength of the wire you use, thickness of the wood, and how the folding display is set up (mostly straight vs. zig zag).

*Want my free printable cheat sheet of Portable Display Ideas for Markets and Fairs? Click correct here.
3. When I no longer needed a tent (because weather wasn’t much of an issue), Guy in the Garage built these “trees” from modified jacket tree plans. I put one in each corner and used banners to assist define my space.

I also hung a lightweight trade sign across the back branches.

One grand feature about these trees is that you can move them to fit the dimensions of any size space. Discover the DIY tree instructions Here. I also started using a bamboo carpet to make my space feel more comfortable and unified. Read about this market experience Here.

4. Later I made two DIY fabric rag backdrops to make “walls” for my market booths, tied between the tree branches.

You can order them on Etsy but they’re beautiful expensive, so I made them myself and shared the tutorial Here (plus you can also see more pics from this market). They’re not hard to make, but do take some time. I always get a lot of compliments on them!

5. Another portable display thought is to stack wood crates together. These are plain crates that Guy in the Garage stained dark brown, but you could also paint them white or a enjoyment color to match your booth display. I use large binder clips to hold them together, and they pack up nicely when transporting.

If you own smaller items, you could also use wood crates by laying them on the side and stacking them on tables.

Study more about this market experience Here.

6. My most recent market, where I sold my handmade animal dolls as Thread & Cloth Studio, was super simple to transport and set up everything. It every fit in the back of our SUV and we didn’t need to tug our trailer love we generally do.

For this space I used: folding table and chair, two folding bookshelves from Hobby Lobby, this expandable backdrop stand, this faux wood photography backdrop, and I made hanging art from hardware cloth and faux flowers. I also used a plant stand (metal bench) and suitcase for holding dolls on the table.

Now we’ll glance at some amazing portable display ideas from some of my friends and elsewhere around the internet:


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This DIY market display uses a bright tent, ancient doors as walls, and half-circle tables – by Robb Restyle.

8. Virginia Sweet Pea shares plans Here for making a DIY folding display from fencing.

9. This market booth combines a tent, umbrellas overhead, and bifold louvered doors as part of their display. (via Sweet Magnolia’s Farm – Shutters and Umbrellas)

10. For smaller items, display products in a suitcase. You can even be creative and add shelves inside love the one under. Store the items inside the suitcase when transporting.

(via Two Hand Design)

11. You may desire to build something similar to a fruit-stand display to show off your items, love this (made from upcycled drawers) from What’s On My Porch.

12. Create simple shelving with ladders and boards. (via Confessions of a Serial DIYer)

13. Tall Skinny Pine displays their handmade leather goods with modified shelving units from IKEA. They also use a tall, narrow folding table as a checkout stand.

14. Set a hutch or little bookcase on top of a table for more height, and use exciting baskets for grouping similar items.

(via Gingercake)

15. Use ladders and metal baskets together as shelves. (via My Desert Cottage)

16. Here’s another example of louvered doors, but these are stained instead of painted. Also don’t be afraid to use the items you’re selling as display pieces – stack smaller pieces on top of larger ones, set items in the drawers, lean or hang pieces wherever you can. (Twig Home market booth, photo via Sharalee Prang)

17. If you’re using a tent, consider dressing it up with additional fabric love these burlap curtains. (via Elizabeth Seidel – Rock Crow Studios)


Instead of a tent, you might desire to use a large umbrella to grab people’s attention, even if you’re indoors. Add some lights for enjoyment love Faded Charm did below.

19. Update: Recently I painted a folding bookcase to use for my Thread & Cloth Studio portable market display. It easily folds up to store and transport, and can be set on a table for more height and storage area. It’s the perfect addition to my craft fair booth layout. Discover this versatile folding bookcase Here.

20. If you’re feeling adventurous, the ultimate portable display booth thought is a little camper!

Easily transport your goods and you can store everything inside until the next event. So charming. (Lost Girls, photo via Shades of Blue Interiors)

*Want my free printable cheat sheet of Portable Display Ideas for Markets and Fairs? Click correct here.*

I’d love to know what other portable display ideas you have! Leave me a comment under. – Jen –

Here are a few related posts you might discover helpful:

Doing Your First Vintage Market or Craft Fair? {Vendor Tips and Resources}

See every my advice for running a creative trade and selling at events Here:


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Match-It-Up Ice Pops

Get students excited about building their vocabulary skills with our colorful ice-pop game.Create matching pairs by writing synonyms, antonyms, or vocabulary words and their definitions on the solid yellow pops.Mix up the pops and own students put them flavor side up on the floor.

Finally, own kids flip the pops tofind each matching pair. This activity teachers vocabulary, synonyms, and antonyms. Click here.

Mini-Garden Keepsake

Celebrate the finish of the year with a present that will hold on growing. Assist kids craft mini-gardens out of recycled plastic bags, fabric scraps, and ribbons. Fill each DIY satchel with a half cup of soil and a sprinkle of wildflower seeds. Kids can then scatter their garden-to-go in the backyard or a soil-filled container, water frequently, and watch flowers bloom through the summer.

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Six-Pack Snowflakes

Here’s a winter craft project with a green twist. Own kids collect their family’s plastic six-pack rings. Rather than ending up in a landfill, they’ll become larger-than-life snowflakes!

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Heart to Heart

Instead of having students exchange store-bought Valentine’s candy this year, assist them make their own festive conversation hearts.

Students will practice measuring, following directions, and, of course, brainstorming clever messages.You can also own them make scientific observations about what happens as you stir the simple ingredients (including gelatin and powdered sugar) together. Click here.

This DIY treat also makes a grand present to send home to families or share with support staff at your school.For the full recipe, clickhere.

“I Feel . . .” Origami Boxes

What makes students feel courageous, or curious, or wise? Give them prompts love “I feel curious when . . .” and prepare to be amazed at what they write—and later share with their classmates.

To start, download our free templates. After kids own written on them, assist put them together with just a few folds and some cellophane tape.

Use these templates in your classroom. Click here.

Story Dice

Kids love playful ways to generate writing ideas. Collect a handful of wooden cubes and a collectionof colorful stickers. Put a diverse sticker on each side of the cubes. Own students roll one, two, or three cubes at a time and challenge them to include the images that land faceup in a tale or a poem.

Propose that they select one of the images to be the main topic in the tale. Other images may provide a setting or perhaps a villain or crucial plot point. Then own students create longer stories, with a roll of the cubes for each new chapter or episode. Click here.

Potpourri Science

Kids will love transforming discarded orange peels and spices into potpourri. Along the way, they’ll study about dehydration, rehydration, and evaporation. They’ll also create a festive present to bring home.

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Pocket-Size Memento Books

Encourage students to ponder creatively and practice writing with personalized, pocket-size notebooks.

To make the books, simply cut, layer, fold, and staple together festive paper. Assign themes to each book, love “Goals for 2012,” “Holiday Haikus,” or “What I’m Grateful For,” and let the writing begin! Click here.

Memory Mailbox

Welcome the new school-year by creating a “memory mailbox” to document every of the enjoyment times ahead. Each Friday, students record notes and drop them in the box. Open at year’s finish for a back-to-school activity that comes full circle. Click here.

How to Grow a Friendly Face

Instead of growing grassor seeds in a Styrofoam cup this spring, invite students to create their own stuffed friends—and observe as each begins to sport a signature spiky green ’do.

Click here.

Create a Classroom Library

Use strips of bright masking or painter’s tape to create instant frames that won’t damage walls.

Japanese washi tape comes in particularly enjoyment patterns and colors and is available online.

Kids can easily switch out their own masterpieces when you hang clipboards in a square or rectangular grid. A nearby step stool can assist little ones reach the top row.

Short on space? Glance up. Install a curtain rod a few inches from your ceiling and display students’ creations using shower or curtain clips. Avoid nails or screws by placing a suspension rod in a tight area (such as a window well or library nook).

Cork panels or tiles take up less room than a classic bulletin board, making them a grand choice for narrow corners or otherwise unused classroom genuine estate.

Kids can personalize skirt hangers with paint and other decorations—and you can move the hangers from wall to bulletin board to clothesline.

Natural Noisemakers

Challenge students to use Mom Nature as inspiration for designing their own musical instruments.

These colorful shakers were made using only Y-shaped branches, acorns, bells, and neon string. What other musical potential do students see in the world around them? Click here.

Aluminum Can Drums

Finish out your crafty orchestra with a set of these adorable mini-drums. Start with clean, washed cans of every sizes. Fill the cans with a few tablespoons of rice so they can be used as shakers, too. Trim the ends off large balloons, stretch them over the cans, and secure with rubber bands. Frolic the drums with chopsticks or shake for a catchy beat. Click here.

Vocabulary Search-and-Find

Turn vocabulary practice into a search-and-find game kids can frolic during peaceful time.

First, print vocabulary words on card stock. (Download our beach-, baseball-, and camping-themed lists at Cut the words into strips and stir them in jars with beads or other little objects, and secure the lids with glue. Finally, give students a list of the vocabulary words. Urge them to shake and twist the jars to discover them every. Click here.

“Stained-Glass” Mobile

Use up ancient crayons, create a beautiful classroom decoration, and teach a lesson on the science of melting in this enjoyment project.

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Monster Bookmarks

Art and geometry come together with these merry monster bookmarks.

Every you need is some sturdy paper, scissors, glue, and your students’ imaginations. Discover simple, step-by-step instructions for this and other unique and enjoyment paper crafts

Be a Wild Thing

Imagination reigns in Maurice Sendak's classic book, Where the Wild Things Are. Assist students create Wild Thing costumes and Wild Thing masks, then see what creative stories they come up with during imaginative frolic. Don’t forget to practice your rawrrrs!

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Eco-Friendly Tote Bags

Decorate reusable canvas totes with fabric paint for a craft project that doubles as a hands-on lesson in conservation.

A further green twist: DIY stamps using adhesive foam and recycled bottle caps and jar lids.

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Put on a Play

These puppets are simple to create: Collect images of characters from your favorite books (or own kids draw their own!). Add pipe cleaners to form the bodies, then attach to craft sticks with classroom glue or glue dots. Pass them out, along with some favorite fables and fairy tales. They can improvise or record their own dialogue, then act out dramas in pairs or little groups. Click here.

Create a Rock Display

Bring real-world relevance to geology by inviting students to curate their own rock collections.

First, collect diverse kinds of rocks from outdoors. Use the library and Internetto research their names and types. Attach the rocks to the inside of a box lid with glue and then label them. Click here.

Colorful Shape Patterns

What you’ll need:
Construction paper (in five colors)
Paper-folding template, available for download
Glue stick
Cardboard (for backing)

1 Before class, cut construction paper into 1½"-wide strips.

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Own students fold and crease the strips to form triangles, squares, and trapezoids. For folding suggestions, download the template.

2 Students should cut their shapes out and sort them by shape and/or color. Own them select one as the “starter shape.” They can experiment with building out from it—what kinds of patterns can they make?

3 Once students own chosen a design, own them glue below the starter shape on cardboard backing.

4 They should continue to glue their design from the middle outward.

When finished, display or send home!

Recycled Egg-Carton Flowers

Watch young artists blossom as they convert egg cartons into colorful flowers. Work with kids to cut out petals and centers, then paint in bright shades. Add pipe-cleaner stems for a one-of-a-kind springtime bouquet.

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Jar -Lid Castanets

Save little lids from food jars and invite students to make their own snappy percussion instruments.

First, attach two similar-size lids together using fabric tape. Then, tape a rubber band to each lid to serve as a finger holder. Glue decorative ribbons to the base, then cha-cha-cha! Let the music making begin! Click here.

"Snowy Day" Shape Collage

Use scrap paper to create beautiful landscapes love those in Ezra Jack Keats’s The Snowy Day. Students will practice working with shapes and study the concepts of foreground, middle ground, and background.

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Make bookmarks, puppets, origami boxes, tale dice, noisemakers, paper flowers, and more with these classroom craft ideas your students will love. Click on each craft's title for the full details!

Mosaic Pumpkins

1 handy template + a handful of multi-colored beans = a enjoyment and simple pumpkin project kids will love! Simply cut out the template and mount on card stock, ­leaving ¼-inch trim. Glue dried beans, peas, and lentils in desired pattern, and voilà, a pumpkin of another color!

Click here.

• Drop Craft Templates (Pumpkin, Turkey, & Leaf)

Colorful Drop Leaves

Put away the waxed paper and Vaseline and bring out the coffee filters and markers to create a twist on autumn leaf projects. Kids can use their imagination to fashion leaves of pink and purple and mint green. Bonus: Take young explorers on a nature stroll to collect branches and add a hands-on science lesson to this enjoyment, drop craft project. Click here.

Festive Photo Ornaments

Everyone loves a photograph ornament (do youstill own yours from childhood hanging on the tree?).

Capture students’ smiles—and the hearts of their parents—with simple, DIY paper ornaments. Just print or photocopy clear photos of students, offer an assortment of colorful paper and decorations love gemstones, feathers, and glitter, and watch as students create authentic keepsakes.

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Wintry Crystals

Make beautiful crystallized ornaments without having to worry about them melting! Share this wintry science experiment with students: First, stir nine tablespoons of borax with three cups of boiling water. Then, bend a pipe cleaner into a desired shape (heart, star, letter). Next, fasten a string around one finish of the pipe cleaner, and the other to a pencil.

Pour the borax solution into the jar and dip the pipe cleaner into the solution so the pencil is resting on the rim of the jar. Let it sit for six to eight hours and watch as crystals start to form! Click here.

Quilt of Knowledge

Have students share advice with next year’s class by decorating templates with sketches, poems, and stories recounting favorite classroom memories. Glue templates to colored paper and use yarn to tie it every together. Click here.

Download the Wisdom Quilt Template from Instructor Magazine

Plant a Terrarium

Students can study about habitats and the water cycle by turning ancient glass jars and containers into mini-gardens.

Start by placing a layer of stones in the bottom of the container. Fill halfway with soil, then add an arrangement of plants. Layer with more soil, and add moss and plant or animal figurines. Click here.

"All About Me" Hats

Gather a variety of hats (kids can bring their own), as well as scraps of fabric and ribbon, stickers, little trinkets and toys, and magazine and newspaper clippings. Own students select a cap and then decorate it in a way that reflects them, using school glue or a glue stick to affix items.

Wear your new hats at a getting-to-know-you class cap party! Click here.

Chalkboard-Paint Figures

Transform ancient toys into whimsical nameplates using chalkboard paint for a conversation-starting back-to-school activity. First, put out a call to parents to sendin ancient toys, or collect them yourself from yard salesor dollar stores. Spray-paint the toys (outside of class),then bring them in for students to decorate with their names and other words or drawings. It’ll quickly personalize their spaces and, perhaps, get kids talking about their interests.

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Clifford's Party Hats

On February 14, 2013, Clifford the Large Red Dog will celebrate his 50th birthday! Join in the enjoyment by creating these festive party hats with your class. Just download the templates, print, and create.

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Colorful Compliment Jars

Turn an ordinary jar into a grand incentive for studentsto be excellent classroom citizens. Not familiar with the compliment jar concept? Here’s the idea: Whenever a kid says or does something nice, put a token inthe jar. To up the acts of kindness, use tissue paper–wrapped prizes as tokens.

Once students haveaccumulated a given number—and gotten in plenty of counting practice—reward them with a class party. Click here.

Confetti Geo Cards

Studying countries or states? Own students sum up their knowledge with these colorful confetti displays. Start by creating a representative collage or scene on construction-paper cards. Sprinkle with confetti and cover with a transparency layer, gluing it to the background around the edges. On the back, own students affix a little card on which they’ve written exciting facts.

When they’re done, they can present their geo cards to the class. Click here.

Make Your OwnGalaxy Putty

Mixing up a batch of glittery dough is a enjoyment project for the finish of an astronomy unit, or for a discussion of the properties of matter and how those change when sub-stances come together. Combine one cup flour, a half-cup salt, two tablespoons cream of tartar, one cup water, and food coloring. Warm the mixture over medium heat until it forms a doughy ball. Knead in glitter when cool. Click here.

Perfect Paper Flowers

Put additional scraps of paper to excellent use by creating colorful hanging wheels.

Instruct students to cut the paper into equal-size strips, fold each strip in half, and glue the ends together. Assemble the wheel by putting a drop of glue on the finish and middle of each loop and attaching it to the next. Hold going until you’ve formed a circle, and add a string to hang. Click here.


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