Road Trip Crafts for Us!

Today is Part 2 of our Road Trip series –

Time for Crafts for Us! :) Even if you have little ones, they’ll nap in the car at some point, which will give you a few moments for crafting fun. Again, I’ve tried to pick projects that don’t take a lot of supplies, or are too messy.

If you’d like to view the kids crafts post, click here. And remember, next week I’ll add a Road Trip Fun button to my site and you can access all the ideas and links from that page all summer.

For the kids I came up with the Paper Robot – for our craft I got the idea from a gift from my friend, Becky. She sent me a great book and bookmark for my birthday. And this bookmark is perfect for making on the road!

Here’s the bookmark I made:

These are super simple. I used about 16″ of ribbon and sewed a jump ring onto each end. I used small hand sewn stitches.

Then I chose beads and threaded them onto some nylon beading cord. I used a focal bead on the end, so I put the cord through that ring, then doubled it and passed it through the other beads.

Then I just knotted it onto the jump ring. If you’re crafting in the car, you could leave it at this point and later when you’re home or in a hotel, you could add a tiny drop of super glue for a little insurance – just to hold that knot.

Super Easy right? I got a little carried away making these – they were really fun. And I think they’d make great hostess gifts if you are staying with family this summer or doing a long stay at a B&B. You could make a bookmark and gift it with a book about where you live.

(That little crown bead says, “A Crown is simply a hat that lets the rain in.” Is that great or what? ;)

So are you ready for more? Here are some other options I found for Road Trip Crafting Fun.

Family Tree Brooch from
Ruffles and Stuff
how to backstitch with beads
Beaded Felt Applique from
birdcage by merwing✿little dear.
Sweet Birdcage Embroidery
Pattern from merwing on Flickr

Chain and Ribbon Necklace
from Blue Cricket Design

Felt Raincloud Brooch from
Bugs and Fishes by Lupin
braided necklace
Fabric Scrap Necklace
from cakies
one hour scarf
Crochet a One Hour Scarf
from Laughing Purple Goldfish
Take Me To Paris
Knit this Take Me to
Paris Scarf from Popknits
Crochet a Little Blue Lobster
with Karabouts
Embroider this great Gnome
pattern from Badbirds

Crochet Seashore earrings
from Crochet Today

JCrew inspired necklace
from Love Stitched at
Craftaholics Anonymous
Felt Sand Dollars and Crochet Starfish
Felt Sand Dollars from
Happy Together
Crocheted floral Pincushion2
Crochet Sweet Flower
Pincushions from
Creative Jewish Mom

Vacation Memory Jars
from Martha


I kind of ended up with a lot of jewelry. But it doesn’t take a lot of supplies. :)

Knitting and Crochet are also perfect car crafts – if you need more ideas there are a zillion free patterns out there – these two sites have a pretty good listing of them.

Crochet Pattern Central

Knitting Pattern Central

If you know of a craft that would be perfect for the car, send me an email! We’ll add it to the list. :)

Click here to see the permanent home for these ideas – and scroll down to the bottom of the page for the New Additions!



  • Reply June 5, 2010


    Lovvvve these bookmarks.

    Followed A vision to remember. Hope you can visit me over at Pittypat Paperie.

  • Reply June 5, 2010


    I LOVE those bookmarks! I don’t have a creative bone in my body, but I think I might try to make them…I’ll let you know if I succeed :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog! Hope to see you again soon – your blog is a wonderful, creative outlet!

  • Reply June 5, 2010


    These are so great! They would make perfect stocking stuffers. Would you be willing to post this on my stocking stuffer share-a-long (or give me permission to post it)? I just started my list today and this would make a perfect first or second addition. You can check out the list here:

    Have a great weekend!

  • Reply June 6, 2010


    love those. We will definitely be making some. But not on a road trip. I always pick a book and read out loud to everyone on road trips. My husband won’t let me stop doing that.

  • Nicely done, I love a good book mark and those are very pretty. I can’t craft or read or do anything but look out the window when I’m riding in the car, or else watch out it isn’t pretty. But I can sing and talk, and tell stories!
    I’m dropping by from BNOTP – I’m listed right after you!
    Have a good week.

  • Reply June 7, 2010


    This is a great way to use up odds and ends of supplies. Most of us probably have all that is needed. Love it.

  • Reply June 7, 2010

    Stephanie Lynn

    Beverly – you have done it again! Love these – so precious! The shells are beautiful! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  • Reply June 8, 2010


    I’m loving your road trip series! I’m working on a Road Trip Roundup and I’ll be linking to your posts.

  • Reply June 8, 2010

    Jessica Fediw

    Such super cute bookmarks! I heart the on with the star fish :) Thanks for the link!

  • Reply June 9, 2010

    Stephanie Lynn

    Hi Beverly! I’ll be featuring your bookmarks today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  • Reply June 11, 2010

    Holly L

    I am a little behind this week. Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink. These bookmarks are beautiful…what a great idea…I am so excited to make some! The other ideas look fab too!

  • Reply June 13, 2010

    Susan in SC

    Great bookmarks! Now, I am afraid that is one more thing on my long list of things that I have to make! Thanks for sharing!!

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