Welcome to my CRAFTS category!  You will find lots of fun and easy DIY craft ideas. Some are great for groups (scouts, Seniors, VBS, Youth Groups). Simple tutorials for items you can donate to so many charities.


Upcyle Empty Tennis Ball Containers

I love making something useful from items we normally throw away.  This week I received a windfall donation:  over 20 cases of……empty tennis ball containers!  The local tennis clubs consider them large bulky garbage that takes up space and valuable time to dispose.  They were overjoyed when they found out that we upcycle empty tennis […] Read more…

easy diy plastic canvas cross craft

Plastic Canvas Cross Easy DIY

I love to crochet!  Two of my favorite items to make, I have already shared here at JOY with Purpose:  My Aunt Ida Hat and a Baby Doll Blanket.  I enjoy using different colors of yarn every time to keep it interesting.  As each skein gets towards the end, they go into my scrap tote.  […] Read more…

homemade fishing kits

How to Assemble Homemade Fishing Kits

I was so impressed by these homemade fishing kits made by the volunteers from the Santa Fe River Area Team.  They assembled and packed over 700 of these kits in their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes gifts for Boys 10-14 age range. I have to say, I actually know very little about fishing, lol!  Even now […] Read more…

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