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Bunny Egg
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Celebrate spring with this cute bunny egg!
Glitter Dot Eggs
1

Skill level

Easy

Give your eggs some sparkle this Easter!
Colorful Yarn Eggs
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Make this fun, colorful Easter decor!
Glittered Party Letter
1

Skill level

Easy

Add some glitz to your party with this glittered letter!
Holiday Directional Sign
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Santa will have no trouble finding your house with this directional sign inside your house, near the front door. Kids will love helping you decide where the signs should lead!
Christmas ornaments
1

Skill level

Easy

Letter Message Board
3

Skill level

Moderate

STAINED GLASS
3

Skill level

Moderate

DIY Mouse Pad
1

Skill level

Easy

“Believe” Crystal Vase
3

Skill level

Moderate

Wedding Centerpiece or Holiday Décor, shimmer and shine with this vase project.
Wedding Day Display
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Capture your favorite wedding day moments with this trendy photos and burlap ribbon display!
Special Boxes
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Build custom-sized boxes to hold special items and distress them for a wonderful home dec look. Add easy-to-use vinyl letters, expressing "happy thoughts".
Sparkle Nursery Decor
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

What a wonderful way to celebrate a new baby and at the same time, add some sparkle to your nursery!
Party Time Invite
1

Skill level

Easy

Party time will be a lot more fun when you use these pre-cut, ready-to-personalize Foam Board Shapes™! Simply decorate one side, provide party info. on the other and slip into an envelope to mail!
Open Back Display
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Create a unique way to display photos by covering a cut Foam Board mat with burlap and wrapping with colorful jute!
News Bulletin Board
1

Skill level

Easy

'What's in the News?' will be a lot more fun to hear when it can be posted on this contemporary Bulletin Board!
Necklace Organizer
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Cover Foam Board with popular chevron print fabric, then frame and add cool cabinet knobs for a unique necklace organizer!
Month by Month Board
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

What a fun way for you to track your new baby's growth, month by month. Simply create the board with colorful paper squares and self-stick vinyl letters and numbers. Then add a photo each month!
Mason Jar Decor
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Create this fun, vintage look using distressed Foam Board and Mason jars painted with… WHAT? Elmer's® Glue-All and food coloring!
Halloween Party Banner
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Your next Halloween party will be a hit when you greet guests with this classy-looking Foam Board banner!
Frog Cork Board
1

Skill level

Easy

Create a unique bulletin board using Elmer's® Cork Board decorated with Board Mate® ColorSlicks™ and Frog Foam Board Shape™!
Foam Board Bead Mosaic
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Camp crafts have never looked this great! Use natural-colored wood beads on a textured Foam Board tile to create a one-of-a-kind conversation piece!
Duct Tape Sign
WOW everyone with this dynamic event sign featuring popular printed duct tape on colored Elmer's Foam Board!
Dry Erase Flashy Frames
3

Skill level

Moderate

Spray paint inexpensive frames in bright, popular colors and add Dry Erase Foam Board to make a tween/teen message wall that they'll think is "Epic!"
Distressed Room Signs
3

Skill level

Moderate

A unique look can be achieved by distressing Cork Foam Board. Simply add easy-to-use vinyl letters, for wonderfully creative door signs!
Distressed Frame Accent
3

Skill level

Moderate

Give an attractive frame the center of attention by distressing it and gluing it to a fabric-covered Foam Board, for a one-of-a-kind wall art piece!
Branch Wall Display
3

Skill level

Moderate

Create beautiful, natural wall panels, accented with a real branch for a real bit of outdoors brought inside.
Ghostly Planter
3

Skill level

Moderate

Hauntingly Cute Painted Pumpkin Pot
Autumn Chevron Painter’s Pumpkin
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

A pumpkin to fall for!
Elmer's® Decorative Tray
3

Skill level

Moderate

Button Covered Monogram
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

TWINE Cupcakes
1

Skill level

Easy

Hand Painted Paper Bag Ornaments
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Terra Cotta Herb Pots
1

Skill level

Easy

Spice up your herb pots with Painters® and a little creativity!
Sugar Skull
3

Skill level

Moderate

Pine Cone Sunflowers
1

Skill level

Easy

Recycled Jeans Bike Bag
5

Skill level

Hard

Fabric Owl Wall Decor
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

A vintage apron was the inspiration for this retro wall piece.
Crackled Frame Art
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Use reliable Elmer’s Glue-All® to create a wonderful crackle finish to layered foam board frames, all cut from a convenient Multi-pack!
X-ACTO® Cut lampshade
5

Skill level

Hard

Designer lampshade that is uniquely yours.
Dimensional Photo Collage
1

Skill level

Easy

The dimension of this collage give new meaning to "stand-out" photos!
Carved Textured Box
1

Skill level

Easy

Enjoy the creativity of making a variety of textures in soft balsa wood and end with a fun box for “stuff”!
Tween Neon Monogram
1

Skill level

Easy

Your tween will love creating a monogram (with a little adult help) in this fun Neon Pink Foam Board… and then frame with a popular decorative border frame sprayed black. True “Cool Drama!”
Metallic Shimmer Shoes and Handbag
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Create expensive designer-looking accessories to coordinate with your dress!
Fabric Collage Frames
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Only when you do it yourself can you make a customized shaped frame! And the bonus is a cute little frame to coordinate!
Distressed Window Memo Center
1

Skill level

Easy

Repurpose an old window frame to make this message and communication center.
Mini Foam Board Party Bags
1

Skill level

Easy

Recipients will love the gift bag as much as the gift inside!
Cork Foam Memo Board
1

Skill level

Easy

Keep track of appointments and to-do's at a glance with this fun customized memo board.
Class Welcome Board
A teacher or daycare provider will make children feel welcome with this personalized sign.
Locker Chalk Board
1

Skill level

Easy

What a fun way to leave a message for a friend!
Animal Print Desk Set
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Fashionable young girls will love this trendy desk set.
Bottle Cap Toss
1

Skill level

Easy

Create your own carnival game with this fun board!
Wedding Card Box
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

This elegant box can hold cards or wedding programs… and after the wedding, your keepsakes! (Tip: To carry through your colors, use fabric from bridesmaid dresses in front inset panel!)
Graduation Display Board
1

Skill level

Easy

Create memorable moments by selecting a favorite photo from each school year and displaying on graduation day (whether you're 6, 13, 17, or 21!)
Distressed Planter
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Love the shabby chic look? Here's a light-weight planter, perfect for home or office.
Word Play Wall Decor
1

Skill level

Easy

Decorate your family room or game room by personalizing an old board game with your own word play!
Our Earth Board
1

Skill level

Easy

Science projects are so much easier and look great with Elmer's® Foam Board and Project Popperz®!
Family Memo Board
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

This is an attractive way to display notes and photos.
Fall Greetings Card
1

Skill level

Easy

A card to stay in touch with special friends in the fall.
Ancestor Wedding Frame
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

What a great way to honor the past with this photo treasure.
Autumn Table Setting
1

Skill level

Easy

Welcome guests to your home with this inviting fall table setting.
Photo Card Carousel
1

Skill level

Easy

Display all your holiday photo cards for everyone to see! (Tuck the letters that came with them, into handy envelopes.)
Toddler Traffic Signs
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Imagine the delight on toddlers' faces when driving their coupe-cars becomes more "real" due to pint-size traffic signs!
Sprayed Lace Frame
1

Skill level

Easy

Easily create a beautiful design by spray painting through lace, for this one-of-a-kind, fabulous frame!
Beaded Handle Basket
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Create a fun spring basket – and fill with cupcakes!
Journaling Pen Journal
1

Skill level

Easy

Inspire yourself or a friend to capture all those thoughts, doodles and keepsakes in one gotta-create-one journal!
Sparkle Glue Card
1

Skill level

Easy

Create a glitzy card for a friend using Sparkle Glue!
Painters® Family Name
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Duplicate the look of fabric on wood for that extra special gift! Simply trace and paint with easy-to-use Painters®!
Valentine Treasure Box
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Create a clever treasure box that will hold all your “stuff”… and lasts longer than your Valentine candy!
Fabric Photo Boards
1

Skill level

Easy

This stylish photo collage will fit beautifully in any home.
Butterfly Dry Erase Board
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

This convenient board can travel with you, from room to room or in the car!
Fluffy Felt Owl
3

Skill level

Moderate

Craft Bond™ Tacky Glue is the key to this fluffy felt owl project.
Pretzel Day Magnet
3

Skill level

Moderate

Celebrate National Pretzel Day with a color pretzel magnet.
Glittery Butterflies
3

Skill level

Moderate

Use the ends of balloons to create sparkly bug and butterfly magnets.
New Year's Inspiration Board
1

Skill level

Easy

Motivate to improve your life style in the New Year with this inspiring board!
Family Organizer
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Keep the family organized with this attractive room accent!
Where We Met Decor
1

Skill level

Easy

Create this special framed piece to commemorate an important life event.
Christmas Countdown
1

Skill level

Easy

The anticipation of Christmas will be sweeter when you count down the days with a daily treat!
Contemporary Candle Holders
1

Skill level

Easy

These candle holders are fun holiday decorations or table accents!
Dimensional Deer
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

What a conversation piece this unusual deer will be when guests arrive!
Robotron
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Imagine the look on the kids' faces when you surprise them with ROBOTRON as a bedroom wall decoration! His tummy clipboard will be filled with happy messages for Mom!
Tool Station
1

Skill level

Easy

What a great way to keep organized with this custom-made station for your tools.
Glamour Girl Jewelry Holder
1

Skill level

Easy

A girl won't mind cleaning her room with a fun organizer like this!
Photo Monogram
1

Skill level

Easy

Create a fun room accent with photos of a special memory!
Fabric Triptych
1

Skill level

Easy

This no-sew, easy-to-make wall decor will make quite a conversation piece!
Meal Planner
1

Skill level

Easy

Mealtime is easy, now that the decision-making is over! Create this stylish and handy organizer that displays daily menus accompanied by their recipes.
Fabric & Leather Tote
1

Skill level

Easy

Use Elmer's® new Fabric & Leather Adhesive to make a sturdy no-sew tote.
Freedom Flag
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Kids can personalize a flag with a patriotic song or write what freedom means to them.
Metal Magic Frame
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Create an upscale metallic look on any frame with a raised design. So easy, those “can’t-draw-a-straight-line-with-a-ruler” people can look like an artist!!!
Hatching Chick
1

Skill level

Easy

The whole family will be delighted to see this paper plate chick hatch from her Foam Board Shape™ Egg!
Shamrock Recognition Board
1

Skill level

Easy

Some lucky student (or family member) can be recognized by classmates (or siblings)! Simply write notes about the child's great personality traits and hang them on the Shamrock Board using magnets (on both sides)!
Art Deco Pillow
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Transform an ordinary pillow into a one-of-a-kind conversation piece!
Painters® Boots & Shoes
1

Skill level

Easy

Personalize plain shoes to match a child’s clothing or draw some "whimsy" to make a cute pair of spring boots.
Painters® Pink Chair
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

What a fun way to personalize a vinyl chair for a special little girl.
Paisley and Polka Dot Pots
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Create expensive Designer-look flower pots using Painters® and clay pots.
Personalized Phone Covers
1

Skill level

Easy

From tweens to adults, nearly everyone has a cell phone. Here’s how to make one uniquely yours!
Dry Erase Photo Memo Board
1

Skill level

Easy

Create a GREAT reminder of all the special people in your life and at the same time, keep track of everything happening in it!
Dry Erase Board Calendar
3

Skill level

Moderate

Your family will be so organized that they'll never miss an event, with this customizable Calendar. By using permanent markers for the grid and dry erase markers for the information that changes each month, you'll be ready to go (And on time)!
Girl Scout Box Sign
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Encourage customers to buy your Girl Scout's cookies with this jumbo cookie box sign
Fireplace Santa
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

The kids will love catching Santa in the act, as he comes down the chimney!
Penguin Frame
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Display cute photo in Penguin's tummy or use as a bulletin board with multiple photos.
Jumbo Flash Cards
1

Skill level

Easy

What a great way to teach kids… anything! The jumbo size makes learning fun… and memorable!
Football Snack Box
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Your party munchies will make a touchdown with your friends!
Kids' Media Box
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Taking a road trip? Here's a place to store your DVD's!
Spooky Door Decor
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Let kids decorate their room doors without any damage… and encourage their spooky creativity at the same time!
Turkey Countdown
3

Skill level

Moderate

Help the kids count the days, by inserting colorful tail feathers until it's finally Thanksgiving!
Autumn Placemat and Coaster
1

Skill level

Easy

Dress up your holiday place settings with these festive placemats and coasters.
Painters® Button Frame and Shelf
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Painters® make buttons fun! Then, let them explode onto a frame… and even onto the wall shelf!
Popperz® Border Flowers Frame
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Use Project Popperz® for craft projects as well as bulletin boards and displays!
Foam Board Plaid Pencil Holder
1

Skill level

Easy

Make classy desk accessories using Foam Board cut to the size you want!
Foam Board Name Plate
1

Skill level

Easy

You'll be impressed with how easy it is to make this desk accessory – for everyone in the office!
Brochure Holder
3

Skill level

Moderate

Make a light weight brochure holder, ideal for all kinds of displays.
Framed Page
Frame your beautiful scrapbook pages and display them for everyone to see! This is the perfect way to showcase your works of “heart”, especially the ones with embellishments.
Paper Doll
Paper dolls have always been fun to make. This little lady was made with foam board then decorated with a variety of scraps of paper and leftover embellishments to last a long time. You can even personalize her with your own photograph!
Bella Frame
Customize and personalize a float glass frame quickly and easily with Painters®!
Popperz® Math Basics
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Ace those school projects and displays by using Project Popperz®!
Popperz® Framed Page
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Make a birthday memory extra special using Project Popperz®!
Popperz® Cupcake Walk Sign
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Sign-making is quick and easy (plus FUN!) with Project Popperz®!
Popperz® Box
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Create a fun keepers-box by using Project Popperz®!
Fabric Family Photo Pennant
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

The Pivotcut Innovative Trimmer is great for cutting fabric and felt!
Recycled Paper Beaded Necklace
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

This fun and funky necklace is created with paper beads made from recycled magazines.
Paper Quilting Cookie Sheet Serving Tray
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

It’s Tea Time, so here is a paper-quilted serving tray made from a cookie sheet!
Rolled Paper Frame
3

Skill level

Moderate

Create a custom frame using a variety of left over printed papers from your stash!
Pennant Banner
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Nothing says “celebrate” like a decorative banner.
Paper Rosettes
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Paper flowers are springing up everywhere and they are fun to make!
Teacher Gift Card Holder
1

Skill level

Easy

This is the BEST alternative to an apple paper weight! And the kids can help decorate the tin.
Mini Wreath Ornament
1

Skill level

Easy

A cute, inexpensive decoration for your tree, package topper or table favor.
Holiday Party Set
Fun and quick to make holiday table setting.
Holiday Gift Tags
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Mass produce these early in the season to have on hand for personalized gifts!
Holiday Cards
Personalize the holiday season with a hand-crafted card!
Christmas Display Album
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Trick or Treaters
1

Skill level

Easy

A cute way to preserve all the Halloween Fun.
Trick or Treat Bucket
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

A spook-tacular way to greet your trick or treaters
Halloween Pop-Out Card
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

A fun way to surprise a friend at Halloween!
Halloween Flag Banner
1

Skill level

Easy

A fun and colorful way to decorate for that Halloween Party.
Our Little 'Punkin' Scrapbook Page
3

Skill level

Moderate

Put your favorite little “punkin” inside this happy jack-o-lantern’s features!
First Day of School Scrapbook Page
3

Skill level

Moderate

What a wonderful way to remember that first day of kindergarten.
Personalized Desk Set
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

A cool way to keep your desk and photos organized.
Clever Clipboard
3

Skill level

Moderate

A fun way to keep notes, messages, coupons and miscellaneous 'stuff' organized!
Teacher Appreciation Card
1

Skill level

Easy

This is a great way for parents to help their kids show how much they appreciate their teacher.
Autumn Landscape Page
1

Skill level

Easy

A beautiful way to preserve the changing of the seasons.
Girlfriend Birthday Cards
1

Skill level

Easy

Cards to make for that special girlfriend.
Summer Fun Card with Magnets
1

Skill level

Easy

Brighten someone's summer day with a card and removable magnets that can be used long after summer is over.
Teen Face-Board
1

Skill level

Easy

A great way to create an interchangeable friends frame.
Fourth of July Page
1

Skill level

Easy

A neat way to capture family moments.
Baby Canvas Display
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

A neat way to capture and display first baby photos.
Wedding Album
5

Skill level

Hard

An elegant way to capture memories from a special day.
'Zoe' Dog Scrapbook Page
1

Skill level

Easy

A fun way to capture 'Man's best friend'.
Birthday Party Set
3

Skill level

Moderate

Fun favors and 'picture-perfect-place cards' for any child's birthday party.
Mediterranean Thank Yous
3

Skill level

Moderate

"A colorful way to say 'Thank You' "
Summer Get-Away Fold-Out
1

Skill level

Easy

This fold-out is a great way to display your favorite vacation photos!
Paper and Tile Tray
5

Skill level

Hard

A warm and inviting way to decorate your table
Believe in Yourself
3

Skill level

Moderate

A nice way to encourage self-confidence in young women and create special memories.
Build a Quick Frame
3

Skill level

Moderate

Build a Quick Frame for Favorite Photos
Valentine House
1

Skill level

Easy

A festive, paper mache house to hold valentines or candy.
Toy Car Album
3

Skill level

Moderate

A ready-for-wear, new baby scrapbook for dad.
Santa's Plate
1

Skill level

Easy

A great way for the family to get ready for Santa's arrival.
Pumpkin Patch Accordion Album
3

Skill level

Moderate

Capture the fun of a child’s first adventure in a pumpkin patch.
Party Animals
3

Skill level

Moderate

A fun way to decorate for a children's party.
Magnetic Recipe Box
3

Skill level

Moderate

A special look to bring back memories of the past.
Laundry Jar
1

Skill level

Easy

A cute way to display laundry-day items.
Holiday Candy Wrappers
1

Skill level

Easy

A deliciously, pretty gift that's fast and inexpensive!
Dad's Travel Mug
1

Skill level

Easy

A crafty way to show dad you care.
Citrus Wall Art
5

Skill level

Hard

A unique and inexpensive way to create art for your home.
Botanical Plant Pokes
3

Skill level

Moderate

Dress up your home with this easy to make accent.
BOO Halloween Card
1

Skill level

Easy

A fun, Halloween card to make and receive.
Baking Sheet Memo Board
3

Skill level

Moderate

A themed memo board that will help you be organized in the kitchen.
Birthday Crown
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Stars and Stripes Pallet Art
2

Skill level

Easy to Moderate

Faux Stained Glass
3

Skill level

Moderate

Christmas Poinsettia Card
3

Skill level

Moderate

Memory Nature Collage
1

Skill level

Easy

Eyeball Bowl
3

Skill level

Moderate

Scary or fun, you make the call with this unusual bowl that looks like an eyeball.
Embellished Shoes
3

Skill level

Moderate

These shoes are perfect for dress up or a fun outing (not so great in a rain storm).
Alien Accessories
3

Skill level

Moderate

Look like an alien with this fun head band.
Lucky Moon Rock
3

Skill level

Moderate

Wear a moon rock to dress up your favorite outfit.
Backpack Embellishments
1

Skill level

Easy

Make a one-of-a-kind backpack, personalized just for you.
1st School Day Journal & Memory Book
3

Skill level

Moderate

Create a fun memory book to commermorate your child's first day at school.
Under the Sea
3

Skill level

Moderate

Design your own under the sea world. Display it in your room.
Window Aquarium
4

Skill level

Moderate to Difficult

Create an aquarium that hangs on your window. Add unusual sea creatures. You won’t have to feed these fish.
Dry Erase Board
3

Skill level

Moderate

Remind your kids to clean their room, pick up toys and more with this custom dry erase board for their bedroom, playroom, or anywhere else in the house!
Sparkly Flower Magnet
1

Skill level

Easy

Save your pop tops and create a sparkly flower magnet.
Decorative Birthday Party Garland
1

Skill level

Easy

Celebrate a special birthday with a garland that can be decorated for any theme using letters and designer masking tape.
Bobble Head Pet Craft Project
3

Skill level

Moderate

Make a bobblehead craft with your own pet's photograph!
Upcycled Desk Organizer
3

Skill level

Moderate