In a recession, even the un-craftiest of us all might begin showing signs of interest in getting crafty. If you find yourself thinking "I could do that myself for so much less" or "I could make something like that but I'd like to adjust it a bit to suit my needs," you might be showing signs of craftiness. If so, you may want to check out these free craft patterns from Amy Butler. We're not talking saw horses and power tools here. These are simple paper crafts that provide a little creative stimulus for prettying things up in these not-so-pretty financial times... You'll find patterns for a Final Touch Gift Tags, Paper Pinwheels, and Paper Irises among others. Simply go to Amy Butler Design and click Free Patterns. While these crafts are shown in papers from the Amy Butler collection, we're thinking of reusing colorful paper from magazines, ads, and shopping bags.
Posted originally from: AT:Chicago