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Are You Cut Out For Crafting? Take This Quiz!


Are you cut out for crafting?

1. Do you like to get your hands messy? If so, then crafing with paints or glue is perfect for you! If not, stick to making friendship bracelets or coloring with crayons and colored pencils!

2. Do you like colorful things? Use your favorite colors in your crafts!

3. Do you like to read? Try using friendship bracelets to make the perfect bookmark! Find patterns here

4. Do you like to paint? Try using different tools instead of a brush, like your fingers, a stick, or even a marshmellow!

5. If you’re really cut out for crafting… leave a comment and tell us your favorite craft!

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It’s Father’s Day!

It’s Father’s Day!   Father’s Day is right around the corner and we have some awesome craft ideas! Show Dad you care with a gift from the heart.    A great idea is to make him a book mark with his favorite colors, or even his favorite sports team’s colors! Choose a friendship bracelet pattern here. […]


6 Facts About Friendship Bracelets

Photo credit: Erica 6 Facts About Friendship Bracelets 1. Friendship bracelets have been around for centuries and were originated in Central America. There are even some records dating them back over 200 years B.C. from China. That’s mind-blowing! 2. As tradition goes, one gives a friendship bracelet to someone who has a wish. They then […]


5 Ways to Say “Thank You”

  There are a million reasons to thank someone and with the school year ending, some very deserving “thank-yous” go to our teachers. I mean, without teachers, there wouldn’t be school. And if there wasn’t school, there wouldn’t be a summer vacation! Gifts are tokens of one’s feelings and should be given often. With that […]


Memorial Day Crafting Ideas!

We’re excited to honor our troops this Memorial Day! In the midst of the BBQs, cookouts, games and fun, don’t forget to say a prayer for our troops or participate in a moment of silence for those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.   We’ve come up with some ways you can sport […]



#TBT  In honor of Throwback Thursday, we wanted to share our memory with you! It’s hard to believe this was 5 years ago. It all started with My Friendship Bracelet Maker, and now, we have over 20 award-winning products in our line! We couldn’t have done it without YOU! Do you love one of our […]

School’s Almost Out!

  If you’re trying to think of some creative ways to say goodbye to your classmates for the summer, try out these crafty ideas! 1. Make them a friendship bracelet! For decades, friendship bracelets have been a symbol of faith, love and true friendship. Traditionally, the bracelet is worn until it falls off and when […]

Hello Spring, Hello Ladybugs!

  5 Fun Facts About Ladybugs   1. Ladybugs aren’t always red with black spots. They can be pink, gray, orange, brown, and yellow. A lot of people think you can tell the age of a ladybug by how many spots they have. However, this is not true. The spots of a ladybug have nothing […]

Friends: A Necessity in Life

Friends are such an important part of life. They’re a shoulder to cry on, a companion to share adventures with and a source to confide in. The friends we make when we’re young are a huge part in molding who we are in adulthood. They influence who we are and directly affect who we will […]

April Fool’s Day!

  Did you know that April Fool’s Day, also known as All Fool’s Day, dates back to Renaissance times? It’s not a holiday but is recognized as a day of jest in many different countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Poland, Canada, India, Australia and Brazil. Each country has their own take on just […]

We’re ALL about St. Patty’s Day!

  We’re all about St. Patty’s Day around here! The shamrocks are sparkling, green jello is in the fridge and of course, we’re on a fantastic search for our pots of gold.   We’ve been working hard on our St. Patty’s Day crafts, too! Check out this awesome shamrock pattern you can make with My […]

Works in Progress

  We Are All Just… Works in Progress Mary Jo Ciani-Gaddie, M.A., L.L.P.C.   Last week I was invited back to the school where I worked as a K-8 school counselor to speak to a group of 6th grade girl scouts. I have known most of these girls since first grade. Watching them grow into […]

Teenage girl being bullied

Bullying vs. Mean Behavior

Bullying versus Mean Behavior By Mary Jo Ciani-Gaddie, M.A., L.L.P.C., Founder, Friendship Builders   A friend of mine recently asked for advice on an incident of bullying against his daughter. He was appalled and even I was shocked by this story… His daughter, “Amy,” was at a basketball game when her teammate, “Lauren,” asked her […]

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