Craft Plans & Patterns
Free Ideas for You to Use
Welcome to The Artful Crafter's Craft Plans and Patterns. Most are free! A lot are professionally designed. Some are submitted by our readers. Some are my own.
And some are provided by craft vendors and computer printer manufacturers. Of course they hope you will purchase the necessary supplies from them; but it's not required. Pretty nice of them, don't you think?
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Table of Contents
Autumn Leaves Beaded Napkin Rings
Colorful napkin rings in fall colors.
Beaded Christmas Tree
Create a family heirloom with this beautiful beaded tree.
Beaded Christmas Tree Decorations
Add the finishing touches to your tree.
Bead Your Own Sandals
How to dress up old or plain sandals with beadwork.
Beaded Key Rings or Cell Phone Charms
How to make these simple beaded accessories.
A fun idea for kids and adults alike.
Beading Party Tips
How to make your beading party a success.
Fall Fantasy Beaded Necklace & Earrings Set
How to bead a matching necklace and earring set.
Faux Pearl Bracelets
Pearls are the Perfect accessory - How to Make 3 classic bracelets in 30 minutes.
Memory Wire Beaded Bracelets
Easy, fun to make beaded bracelets.
Three Beaded Bracelet Designs
Three original beaded bracelet designs and how-to-make tutuorials.
Valentines Heart Beaded Key Ring or Cell Phone Bob
A great Valentines gift.
Altered Altoid Tins
Recycle old tins into gift boxes.
Applique Treasure Chest
A small box for little treasures.
Recycle Cool Product Boxes
Recycle cool product boxes to organize and beautify using decoupage techniques.
Decorative Note Card Box Pattern
How to make a decorative box to match your note cards.
Decorated Ribbon Box
A fancy way to store your ribbons.
Mosaic Eggshells Decorative Box
How to make a colorful decorative box using old eggshells.
Recycled Coffee Cans
Save and decorate old coffee cans.
Recycled Soap Box Mini-Gift Bag
How to make and customize colorful mini-gift bags using old Dove soap boxes.
Secret Box Book
How to make a secret hide away.
Potpourri Tart Recipe
How to make scented wax disks to melt as a potpourri.
Clay & Glazes
Baby Footprint Pendant
How to make a one of a kind clay pendant.
How to copy professional made clay pendants.
Clay Tile Pattern
Make and frame your own hand made tiles using Sculpey Polymer Clay.
Painted Tile Pattern
Easy to make and attractive hand painted framed tile wall hanging.
Polymer Clay Millefiore Beads
Improvising your polymer clay recipe to make millefiore beads.
Paper Clay Roses
How to make and decorate these beautiful roses.
Polymer Clay Peace Pendant
A colorful one of a kind pendant.
Polymer Clay Tribal Necklace
Using molds to make clay necklace and earrings.
Sculpey Clay Dot Flowerpot
A cute little decorative item.
Snow People Sculpture
A simple sculpture using homemade clays.
Finding or creating crochet patterns.
Crocheted Flowers and Leaves
Free crochet patterns.
How to Crochet a Flowered Scarf
A beginners crochet project.
Ideas and tips for creating a decoupage wall hanging.
Decoupage on MDF vs. Wood
The advantages and disadvantages of using MDF rather than wood for decoupage.
Paper Mini-Gift Bag Pattern
A simple to make mini gift bag for small treasures.
Starry Gift Bag
A shimmering, starry gift bag, excellent for Holiday gift giving.
Vanilla Gift Bag Pattern
A simple gift bag pattern for small objects.
How to design and make button bracelets.
Eyeglass Lens Pin
Turn old eyeglassses into pretty pins.
Faceted Gem Stone Pendant Pattern
A free pattern for a attractive gem stone pendant necklace.
How to make colorful bracelets.
Frame Earring Holder
A way to display your earrings while keeping them available.
Memory Wire Beaded Bracelets
Easy, fun to make beaded bracelets.
Mirrored Wall Cabinet Jewelry Holder
A decoraive wall hanging that doubles as a jewelry holder.
Mother of Pearl Necklace and Earring Set
How to make a mother of pearl necklace and earring set with your own collected sea shells.
Precious Metal Clay Jewelry
Make your own fine jewelry.
Two Generations of Hope Bracelet
This chain maille bracelet, started by my mother over 50 years ago, represents two generations of hope.
Arts and Crafts Using Everyday Items
There's no need to buy specialized items to craft.
Bag Drying Rack
Recycle your old plastic bags with Shaaron's Bag Drying Rack.
Birch Bark Lampshades
How to make a fire resistant paper birch bark lamp shade - how to mix your own fire retardant.
Cartoon Character Desk Clock
How to make colorful clocks to make you smile.
Cheery Spring Wall Hanging
A no-sew pattern - perfect for a little girl's room.
Craft Foam Beach Themed Refrigerator Magnets
How to make colorful beach themed magnets.
Country Critter Wall Plague
How to make a country-style hanging plaque.
Craft Foam Placements
How to make 'Spring' themed or 'Easter Pysanky Egg' craft foam placemats.
Easy Dyed Silk Scarf
An easy method for dying a silk scarf.
Fall Triple Wreath
How to make seasonal themed wreaths.
Faux Milk Glass
Recycle clear glass containers you’ve saved into nostalgic looking faux milk glass objects.
Faux Rose Topiary
A nice tabletop topiary.
Feathered Hair Clip
Make your own unique feathered hair clip.
Make a unique feathered headband.
Flip Flop Wine Coaster Pattern
A perfect wine coaster for summer parties.
Flower Box and Seed Strip Planting Kit
This 3-in-1 craft makes a perfect gift for mom or any gardener
Foam Door Hanger Pattern
How to make colorful foam door hangers.
French Maid Wine "Butler"
A fun way to make your wine gifts fancier.
Glimmer Mist Recipes
How to make your own glimmer mist to dress up your crafts.
Haiti House Decorated Tote Bag
Another no-sewing decorated tote bag idea for you.
Hand Painted Dresses
An easy way to dress up your dresses.
Heavy Plate Hanger
How to make your own.
How to Preserve Flowers
Even the most delicate blooms can be preserved. Just remember that preserved flowers take on a look all their own.
More Craft Patterns
A dazzling array of patterns for just about anything, free from Joann.com and CreateForLess.com.
Oilcloth Covered Purse Accessories
How to make practical pretty oilcloth covered purse accessories.
Painting silk using dye resist techniques provides a terrific way to learn silk painting.
Perpetual Reminder Calendar
A decorative handy way to keep track of recurring tasks.
Picture Frame Tray
Capture your magic moments in a pretty tray.
Popsicle Stick Pencil Holder
An easy to make kid's craft.
Reed Scent Diffuser
How to make this elegant home decor item.
Travel Art Journal
Using the Zutter Bind-It-All for professional results.
Vintage Bottle Vases
How to create pretty vintage look bottle vases by recycling old glass pieces.
Wine Bottle Mood Light
A sophisticated mood light to set a tranquil atmosphere.
Foam Wine Butler Pattern
An easy way to dress up a wine gift.
3-D Botanical Print Note Cards
How to create a 3-d effect when making note cards.
3D Heartily Hybrid Card
How to make a multi-purpose 3D gatefold card from a template.
Blooming Paper Handmade Cards
How to make lovely paper that blooms into flowers to use in your handmade cards.
How to design unique bookmarks using digital tools.
Card Care Connection
How to make hand crafted card projects for your own use or for charity.
Coffee Filter Paper Roses
How to make large colorful paper roses.
Crafty Coordinated Card and Envelope
How to make a unique card and envelope set the easy way with the Crafter's Companion Ultimate.
Creating Creative Postcards
Customize your postcards to make them more creative and entertaining.
You can create any size envelopes with the Crafter's Companion Tool.
Della Robia Wine Glass Collars
A colorful way to identify wine glasses at a party. It also makes a nice place setting.
Digitally Designed Valentines Day Card
Add WOW to handmade cards using digital styles.
How to Make a Digital Tag
How to create a three dimensional looking tag for your layouts.
A Fun Way to Pass the Time
Elegant Paper Flowers
How to make fancy paper flower blossoms.
Envelope Book Tutorial
For small treasures and clutter.
Fall Leaves Handmade Card Pattern
A beautiful autumn themed greeting card.
Recycle paper flowers into these cute fairies.
Greeting Card Gift Boxes
Illustrated instructions to make cute gift boxes from old - or new - greetings cards.
Home Decorating Patterns
Use your computer and printer to jazz up your house. Courtesy of Good Housekeeping Magazine and Hewlitt-Packard.
Gift-Matching Hybrid Cards
How to make hybrid cards to match your gifts.
How to Transfer an Image to Fabric
How to image transfer to fabric using inkjet transparencies and gel medium.
Iris Folded Card
Iris folded card paper craft designs resemble the iris of a camera or eye as the iris opens and closes.
Laminated Tasseled Bookmarks
How to make original bookmarks.
Matching Gift Boxes
How to create a gift box to coordinate with the gift card or even the gift itself.
Mixed Media Card
How to make a greeting card that combines digital and traditional card making techniques with a touch of mixed media art.
Mixed Media Butterfly Tags
Multi-colored embossed gift tags are quick and easy with the right tools.
How to Make a Monoprint
Monoprint means 'one print', but here's how to get two prints in one.
Patterns & Templates for Your Computer
Patterns for everything from greeting cards, to wrapping paper, to scrapbook pages to quilt patterns, all free from printer manufacturers.
Open Door Card Design
An original card design ideal for open house invitations.
Paper Giant Red Remembrance Poppies
How to make giant red remembrance poppies for Memorial Day from tissue paper, crepe paper or coffee filters.
Making paper mache characters.
Paper Tole 3D Decoupage
How to make 3D paper tole decoupage greeting cards.
Peek-a-Boo Card Design
An excellent card design for smaller children's birthdays.
How to make a calendar incorporating your own photos.
Pop-Up Place Cards
Place cards for any occassion.
Pressed Flower Card
How to collect and press flowers for crafting a beautiful pressed flower card.
Ruffled Ribbon Card
How to make a sweet ruffled ribbon card.
Tag in Pocket Card
Reusable and 3 dimensional components add special touches to the handmade 'Just for You' - tag in pocket card.
Teabag Tile Rosette
Tea bag tile rosette folding creates lovely kaleidescope effects.
Tea Light Birthday Cake and Card Project
A colorful and unique tea light birthday card and gift tutorial.
Then & Now Anniversary Card
A card idea that can be used to commemorate any milestone.
Summer Fun Scrapbook
An easy to make scrapbook for your children's summer fun.
Tubular Wine Bottle Tote
How to make a tubular wine bottle tote from a cardboard mailing tube.
Two Unique Cards at Once
How to design two unique notecards on a single page - Design once; print once; and get two unique cards.
The Utimate Crafter's Companion tool makes making envelopes easy but they can still be made the old-fashioned way.
Unique Hand Made Card Ideas
More hand made card ideas to challenge your crafting skills.
Unique Logo Name Tags
How to make original laminated name tags.
Bound Vellum Notebook
A Zutter Bind-It-All tutorial.
Hand Made Wedding Card Pattern
Make a unique wedding card using rubber stamps.
Baby Footprint Baby Shower Invitations
Ideas on how to make original baby shower invitations.
How to make crafts an intergral part of your child's next bithday party.
Clay Pot Table Bouquet
Transform a simple clay pot into a beautiful centerpiece.
Easy Party Craft Ideas
Two quick and easy party planning ideas.
Foam Baby Shower Invitation Pattern
A cute foam baby shower invitation everyone will love.
Red Hat Card
Design and print custom cards.
Vellum Birth Announcement
Pattern for a simple, but fancy, birth announcement.
How to Make Basic Wedding Favors
Easy to make wedding favor ideas.
Natural Wedding Invitation
A pretty invitaion using natural materials.
Wedding or Homecoming Garter Pattern
Make your own fancy garters with this easy pattern and save money.
Wet Embossing Using Your Desktop Printer
How to do wet embossing using your desktop printer.
Candy Cane Ribbon Weaving Instructions
How to weave a candy ribbon braid.
Diamondback Ribbon Weaving Instructions
How to weave a diamondback ribbon braid.
Easy Ribbon Fish
A simple way to weave ribbon fish.
Ribbon Embellished Wall Letters
A great way to dress up a girl's room.
Ribbon Bird Pattern
How to make a ribbon bird.
Illustrated Instructions for Weaving Ribbon Fish
How to weave a fish from ribbon or palm fronds.
How to make pretty ruffled ribbon to dress up packages and cards.
How to weave a spirit chain for your homecoming mums.
How to sew your own bed skirt.
Blue Jean Book Bag Pattern
Recycle an old pair of blue jeans using this simple pattern.
Kids will love these easy-to-create almost no-sew creature pillows.
Finishing a Quilt
The final steps in making a quilt.
Garment and Shoe Bags from Recycled Shower Curtains
Clean out that linen closet and put some old fabric shower curtains to a new use.
Hanging Fabric Baskets
Hanging fabric baskets can be made in many sizes to fit your needs and have many uses.
Heart Shaped Quilted Wish Pillow
Sleep on your wishes.
How to Sew the Curves of an Ivy Cap
No matter what you call it, sewing the curves on a flat cap can be tricky.
How to Sew a Handy Hanging Towel
Recycle old towels into handy cloths to hang by the sink.
Koi Tote Bag
A fishy craft idea.
An easy to make scarf.
Panadiére, A French Bread Basket Pattern
An easy to make pattern for a Panadiére, a French Bread Basket.
Customized Tote Bag Pattern
This is a pattern of one of my personal best sellers, a self-enclosed tote with a customized logo.
Double Eyeglass Case Pattern
A simple easy-to-make pattern.
No Sew Decorator Pillows
A simple way to dress up plain pillows.
Pin Cushion Bracelet
How to make a simple pin cushion bracelet using left over scraps of fabric.
How to sew a quilted coaster.
Quilted Lap Robe
How to make a lap robe using upholstery samples.
Make a trivet to match your decor.
Road Trip Toy Bag
Road trip toy bag keeps children occupied and cars clutter-free.
Ruffled Flower Pillow
Dress up a room with a lovely flowered bolster pillow that costs pennies to make.
Skirt in a Jiffy
A very simple sewing pattern.
Stretchy Shoe Bag Pattern
Made with Lycra, shoe bags that will fit men's or women's shoes.
Travel Pouch Pattern
Pattern for a secure travel pouch to wear around your neck.
Zippered Oilcloth Bag Pattern
Make colorful oilcloth bags.
Felted Soap Bars
Colorful soap bars for gentle exfoliating.
Very easy soap craft idea.
Make Original Art Stamps from Craft Foam
Fun projects to do with craft foam - make original art stamps.
Stamped Light Switch Covers
Match switch plate and outlet covers to your room's decor using rubber stamps.
Holiday Craft Patterns
Beaded Cardstock Ornaments
Colorful, easy-to-make by kids Christmas ornaments.
Beaded Fringe Christmas Angel
A beautiful Christmas decoration.
Beaded Icicle Christmas Ornament
Easy to make colorful Christmas ornament.
Bread Dough Clay Holly Leaf Ornament
Easy to make bread dough ornament - Christmas Craft for Children.
Child Art Christmas Card
How to feature your child's art on your family Christmas cards.
Christmas Bookmark Pattern
An easy CreataCard project for a kindergarden class looking to make Christmas gifts for their parents.
Christmas Cotton Angel Instructions
How to make a cotton boll Christmas angel.
Christmas Decorating on a Budget
Some ideas for low cost do-it-yourself Christmas decorations.
Christmas Ornament Ideas
Simple attractive ornaments using everyday craft materials.
Christmas Tree Placecard Holder
A delightful addition to your holiday dinner table.
Clay Pot Baby Snowman Ornament
Another cute Christmas decoration.
Clay Pot Nutcracker Ornament
A cute Christmas ornament.
Clay Pot Reindeer Ornament
Use as an ornament, centerpiece or place card holder.
Clay Pot Snowman
Cork Reindeer Ornaments
Recycle old corks into cute reindeer Christmas tree ornaments.
Craft Ideas: Christmas Keepsake Album
Decoupage your Christmas cards and letters, creating a memorable keepsake.
Digital Images for Handmade Ornaments
How to transfer digital images to handmade ornaments.
Hand Made Glittery Christmas Ornaments
Add sparkle to your tree with these glittery Christmas ornaments.
Christmas craft for children of all ages.
Gold Washed Etched Glass Votive Candle Holders
How to make etched glass candle holders for gift or sale.
Handmade Christmas Card Pattern
A collage based Christmas card design.
Hand Decorated Christmas Ornaments
Decorate your own Christmas ornaments and create memories.
Ditch the hliday letter by using digital scrapbooking techniques.
Kids Crafts for Christmas
Patterns for simple Christmas crafts your kids can do.
How to make elegant holiday decor.
"Caroler's" Collage Christmas Card Pattern
Instructions for a handmade Christmas card using wet embossing and collage techniques.
"Peace" Christmas Card Pattern
Instructions for an embossed handmade Christmas card.
"Angels We Have Heard on High" Christmas Card Pattern
Instructions for an stamped handmade Christmas Card.
Beaded Christmas Ornament
An elegant addition to your tree.
Embellished Christmas Wreath
How to make a silvery pearl-embellished Christmas wreath.
How to make gingerbread and construct a gingerbread house.
Glitter Glue Ornament
An easy to make handmade ornament.
Make your own glittery pinecone ornaments.
Poinsettia Wired Ribbon Christmas Ornament
Make your ornaments fancier.
Reindeer Gift Card Mini-Bags
How to make these darling gift bags for a gift card, for money, or any little trinket.
Ribbon Angel Christmas Ornament
How to make an attractive handmade Christmas ornament.
Ribbon Christmas Ornament
Colorful, easy to make ornaments.
Silver Poinsettia Christmas Ornament
Elegant but simple.
Snowflake Christmas Ornament
Colorful, glittery snowfake patterns.
Tassel Christmas Ornament
Fancy, but easy to make.
"Tip Frosty's Hat" Christmas Card Pattern
An unique photo-album card that replaces the annual Christmas newsletter.
Wire Ribbon Christmas Candle
An easy to make decorative Christmas Candle.
Wrapping Paper and Floral Cone Christmas Trees
An easy Holiday craft.
How to make Christmas or year round wreaths.
Hatching Bunny 3D Decoupage Card
How to make a cute Easter card using decoupage techniques.
Art Deco Glittered Egg
How to add glitter or seed beads for special Easter eggs.
Box Easter Bunny
A cute gift idea made of craft boxes.
Easter Craft Gifts
Sometimes the best craft ideas come as gifts.
Clay Pot Easter Bunny and Chicks
Simple clay pots make cute spring and easter decorations.
Easter Egg Cup
How to make a colorful Easter egg cup decoration.
Easter Egg Seed Cards
How to make Easter Egg seed cards - each one comes with a spring surprise inside.
Easter Egg Tree
Preparing and decorating your eggs for your annual Easter Egg Tree.
Easter Potted Egg Centerpiece
A colorful addition to to Holiday table.
Easter Symbol Clay Charm Bracelet
Display symbols of Christianity with this polymer clay Easter symbol charm bracelet.
Decorated Easter Eggs
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Use ingredients from your garden for unusual easter egg finishes
Spring Easter Lamb Place Card Holder
Reusable Lamb Place Cards Holder For Your Spring Festivities
Victorian Rose Embellished Goose Egg
How to prepare and decorate a Victorian Rose Embellished Goose Egg
Halloween craft for kids.
Halloween Apple Shrunken Heads
Ghoulish Halloween craft.
Halloween Cup Cake Holder
A holiday centerpiece.
Halloween Glow in the Dark Garland
A spooky Halloween party decoration.
Halloween Treat Bottles
How to design and make these cute 'Pick Your Poison' Halloween treat bottles.
Milk Jar Ghost
A spooky Halloween craft.
Plastic Jug Halloween Jack-o-Lanterns
Recycle clear plastic jugs into halloween jack-o-lanterns or treat dispensers.
Independence Day Party Wrapper
Templates for USA and Canadian Independence Day party wrappers.
Mini-Mannequin Jewelry Holder
A one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gift.
Handmade Mothers Day Card Patterns
Four handmade card patterns.
'Mom u Rock' Paperweight
A simple gift kids can make for their moms.
Mother's Love Photo Holder
Display your photos with love.
Pretty Pen Pot
A colorful Mother's Day gift.
Spring Photo Flower
Another Mother's Day gift idea.
A easy to make artifical pumpkin for Thanksgiving or Halloween.
Fall Table Runner
A colorful addition to your Thanksgiving table.
Goofy Turkey Place Card Pattern
Add some fun to your Thanksgiving table with this fun place card pattern.
Golden Leaves of Autumn Place Cards
A colorful place card pattern to print out on your computer.
Thanksgiving Coloring Book
Turkey shaped coloring book to amuse the kids on Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Doily Bowl
A special holiday table decoration.
Turkey Napkin Rings
Clay napkin rings for your Thanksgiving table.
Turkey Place Card Holder
Decorations for your Thanksgiving entertaining.
Foam Heart Magnets
A very simple Valentines craft for children of all ages.
Four Handmade Valentines Day Cards
Patterns for four easy to make Valentines Day cards.
"Cherish" Handmade Greeting Card Pattern
A simple to make, but elegant handmade card.
Etched Heart Champagne Flute with Beaded Charms
An elegant romantic gift or party favor.
Heart Beaded Decor Candle
These beaded candles are easy to make and appropriate for many occasions.
Heart Shaped Jewelry Holder Pattern
Directions for a no-sewing, padded jewelry holder.
Heart-Themed Valentines Card
How to make a heart-themed card for Valentine's or anytime you want to let someone special know you care.
Painted Heart Champagne Flutes
A romantic Valentines gift idea.
Pin Weave Valentines Card
Colorful Valentines keepsakes.
Pretty In Pink Valentines Cards
Three simple Valentines Card ideas.
Puffed Heart Valentines
Original Valentines gifts.
Quilled Pastry Hearts with Key Lime Curd
A crafty Valentines Day pastry recipe.
Sweet Hearts Bookmark
A easy to make Valentines gifts for the readers you love.
A cute Valentines Day gift bag.
Valentines Crafts Ideas
More simple Valentines ideas.
Valentine Garland Candle
A simple idea to dress up a candle for Valentines Day or any other holiday.
Holiday Gift Bag Pattern
An easy to make craft pattern for a Holiday Gift Bag.
Lighted Holiday Potpourri Jars
A festive, easy to make potpourri jar that makes a great gift or product for your craft business.
Holiday Wine Glass Charms Pattern
Brighten up your Holiday parties with these festive Christmas wine charms.