Craft Index

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the Craft Index here at The Make Your Own Zone.

The Make Your Own Zone was established in July, 2010 and since that time the selection of available ideas published here continues to grow. This page has been set up as a quick reference for the variety of craft ideas that I’ve shared over the years. Have fun looking through the list and I hope you discover some fun crafty ideas and will be inspired to Make Your Own!

(You can also check out my directory page for food, cleaners, laundry, and personal care, by clicking here – – > Recipe Index)

DIY Craft Ideas


Bags made from folded newspaper
Bows made using a Fork
Bracelets – 6 tips for making stretch bracelets
Candles – Citronella
Candles – Make in the crockpot
Canning Jars – DIY Tops
Canning Jar – DIY Pour Spout from salt container
Canning Jars – How to tint
Chalkboard Paint
Computer Fonts – DIY
Diaper Cake for a Baby Shower
Dog Biscuits
Gift Bags from Wrapping Paper
Greeting Card Envelope
Ikea Rast Dresser Makeover
Jewelry Organizer made from Picture Frame
Luminary Jars
Mod Podge – DIY
Notepads and DIY Padding Compound
Reed Diffuser Liquid
Stress Balls
Tile Coasters
Tile Coasters – Using Photos
Tile Coasters – Update
Wall Art made from Gift Bags
Water Bottle Sunflowers
Wedding – Bridal Veil
Wedding – Cord of Three Strands
Wedding – Jewelry

DIY Birdseed Cake Ideas


Birdseed Cakes – Bells
Birdseed Cakes – Circle
Birdseed Cakes – Square
Birdseed Cakes #2 – 6 cake batch
Birdseed Cakes #3 – 4 cake batch
Birdseed Cakes – No Melt Version for Warm Weather
Birdseed Cakes – Made with You Do It Suet Mold
Birdseed Jar Gift
Birdseed Ornaments
Bird Bark Butter in a Log Feeder
Bird Bath made from tomato cage

DIY Holiday Craft Ideas


Christmas Decoupage Plates
Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas #1
Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas #2
Christmas Gift Wrapping Frugal Ideas
Christmas Gift Wrapping with DIY Pom Poms
Christmas – Gift bag made from wrapping paper
Christmas Knit Mini Stockings
Christmas Ornament – DIY White Clay
Christmas Ornament – Felt Gingerbread Man
Christmas Ornament – Pom Pom Gnomes
Christmas Ornament – Mini Spool Tree
Christmas Ornament – Mini Yarn Hat
Christmas Ornament – Paint Stirrer Snowman
Christmas Ornament – Stamped Tiles
Christmas Pillow Covers
Christmas Snowman Jars
Christmas Tree – Mini size made with candy
Christmas Tree – Cone tree made with candy
Christmas Tree – String Trees
Easter Eggs – Decorate with Crayons
Easter Eggs – Natural Dyes
Easter Eggs – Dye with Kool Aid
Easter Eggs – 2 ideas using rice and using Cool Whip
Easter Egss – Dye with Silk Ties
Easter Eggs – Tie Dye using paper towel and food coloring
Halloween – Pumpkin Face Glasses
Napkin Folding for Holiday Tables
Patriotic Jars

DIY Craft ideas for kids


3D Glasses
Coloring Pages
Glitter Slime
Moon Sand
Play Dough
Play Dough Mix In  Jar for Gift Giving
Play Snow
Watercolor Paints

Free Knitting Patterns


Knit Baby Afghan
Knit Baby Sweater
Knit Covers for Tin Can Planters
Knit Dishcloth
Knit Dishcloth – Diagonal No Holes Version
Knit Hats for Wine Bottles
Knit Kitchen Scrubbies – Rectangle
Knit Kitchen Scrubbies – Round
Knit Newborn Hats
Knit Mini Christmas Stockings
Knit Pumpkins
Knit Scarf – Infinity Scarf
Knit Scarf – Garter Stitch Bow Tie Scarf
Knit Scarf – Bow Tie Scarf in Kid Sizes Too
Knit Slippers
Knit String Market Bags
Knit Swiffer Cover
Knit Towel Toppers
Knitting for Charity – 10 places you can donate

DIY Sewing Ideas


Cardigan Sweater from a Pullover
Cleaning Cloths
Envelope Pillow Cover
Holiday Pillow Cover
Reusable Grocery Bag
Reusable Grocery Bag – Additional smaller & larger size
Sweater Pillow
Wet Jet Mop Pads

Homemade planner ideas


Free Printable Weekly Planner Pages
Free Printable 2024 Calendars
Free Printable Planner Divider Tabs
Free Printable Perpetual Planner Pages {Fillable pdf’s)
How To Print Fillable Planner Pages 2 Sided
How to make discbound holes with no punch
How to make a plastic bookmark 
Planner Page DIY Accessories
Planner Page – How to print with background image
Resource Page for more free planner printables