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Introducing the MVCs: Our Most Valuable Crafts!

Friday, April 6th, 2012

As you probably know, we have a ton of craft projects — literally thousands! — on our sister sites like FaveCrafts and AllFreeCrochet.  From sewing tutorials to crochet patterns to jewelry making instructions, we have enough craft ideas that even if you tried one every day for the next ten years, you still wouldn’t run out of projects!

While this is super exciting — who wouldn’t want a plethora of amazing free craft tutorials right at their fingertips?! — sometimes it can get a little bit overwhelming.  How do you choose which project to try first?

Well, first of all, we’ve tried to help you out by compiling lists of our most popular crafts each month.  These are the crafts that readers like you loved the most, so you know they’ve gotta be good.

Here are a couple of our MVCs (aka Most Valuable Crafts), and a couple of our popular craft roundups for you to check out.  I hope you like them!

Plus, be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this post to see what’s hot on CutRateCrafts.com!  You won’t believe what your fellow crafters have been stocking up on lately!

Our Most Valuable Craft Tutorials:

This pretty Soda Can Butterfly Pin was voted one of the best crafts of December 2011.

Soda Can Butterfly Pin Introducing the MVCs: Our Most Valuable Crafts!

This beautifully crocheted Papillon Scarf made it to the top of the list of the best crochet patterns of February.

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This Fabulous Wreath from Toilet Paper Rolls was one of our top reader picks from March.

Fabulous Wreath from Toilet Paper Rolls Introducing the MVCs: Our Most Valuable Crafts!

This tutorial for how to make a cool fabric storage box was one of the most popular sewing projects this past January.

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Now wasn’t that fun?  I hope these projects and roundups of our most popular crafts have inspired you and given you some new things to try!  At least now you’re not wandering in a sea of craft projects; you have direction and a whole roster of crafter-approved tutorials to start on!

Before you head off to your craft room, I wanted to share one more thing with you.  Remember earlier when I said you might be surprised by what crafters have been buying lately on CutRateCrafts.com?  Well, check out these fun items that have been flying off our shelves!

This Easy Knitting Round Loom Set has been really popular, especially this spring. Knitters love how easily transportable it is, and you’ve gotta love those bright neon colors!

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This Lion Brand Yarn Tote is the ultimate bag for knitters and crocheters. Seriously, whoever designed this tote is a genius!  Not only does this roomy bag have pockets specifically designed for crochet hooks, knitting needles and pattern charts, it also has super sturdy handles, secure zipper and snap closures, and TONS of storage space!  Not to mention the awesome dirt-resistant canvas, which makes this tote great for everyday use.

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Well there you have it: the hottest projects and supplies of the moment!   Now tell us…

Will you try any of these tutorials?  What’s next on your craft to-do list?

 

 

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Cupcake Liners: Not Just for Baking Anymore!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

When you hear “cupcake liner” you probably think “cupcake,” right? I mean, it has the word “cupcake” in the name already. Sure, a few of you outliers probably think “muffin.” But I (as a crafter) think of so much more! Before I tell you exactly what else I like to use cupcake liners for, let me just show you this gorgeous cupcake liner I found on CutRateCrafts.com:

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That cupcake looks delicious, but that cupcake liner looks absolutely fabulous! I could do so many different things with these Petal Pink Baking Cups.

For instance, this Mini Cupcake Easter Basket has got to be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

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I love pretty much all miniature crafts, and really all Easter crafts too. I know it’s not Easter anymore (unfortunately) but I think this project could be used year round as a party favor or a cute way to wrap a gift. It’s thrifty too! This project was one of the most popular projects on FaveCrafts during the month of March, and I bet it’s because you guys like cupcakes and miniature crafts just as much as I do. (If that’s the case, don’t miss our cupcake crafts eBook either.)

This post has a lot of ideas for how to craft with cupcake liners, including

  • Topiaries
  • Pomanders
  • Centerpieces
  • Paper Flowers
  • Garlands
  • Wreaths
  • Paper lanterns
  • Cards

I can’t get enough of this cupcake liner Valentine’s Day card from Urban Comfort:

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Or these absolutely adorable gift toppers from Martha Stewart:

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What is it about cupcake liners that is so appealing to crafters? Probably their low cost and relative ubiquity (you can buy them at any grocery store, or of course, at CutRateCrafts.com!), and they come in all different colors and patterns. I personally love cupcake liners because of how ruffly they are! They lend themselves perfectly to paper flower projects.

Do you like crafting with unusual materials? Which of these projects would you most like to try?

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