DIY Gifts for Kids

  • Thumbprint Christmas Lights Gifts

    December 6, 2014

    I’m super-excited about how easy these THUMBPRINT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS were to do and how cute the finished products turned out! L and I made pictures for her grandparents and this adorable little onsie for her baby sister. I think we’ll be making more of these shirts this coming week…one for L and some for her ...

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  • DIY No-Sew Rag Garland

    November 24, 2014

    Out of all the garlands I’ve made over the years, the RAG GARLAND has always been my favorite! It’s bright, colorful, super-easy to make and it looks fantastic inside or outside, day and night!   The RAG GARLAND is fun for the holidays, but can be made and used for any time of the year. I put ...

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  • Sensory Bottles for Baby

    November 19, 2014

    I’ve made sensory bottles for L before, filled with colored water, glue and glitter or colored water and oil, but I don’t know why we never made SENSORY BOTTLES FOR BABIES until now. Babies and toddlers both love them!   The water-filled bottles are fun to look at, but too heavy for WB to really handle safely. ...

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  • Gnome Village Advent Calendar

    November 17, 2014

    I’m so super-excited about our GNOME VILLAGE ADVENT CALENDAR this year! Starting on the 1st of December the kids will lift up a gnome home each day…the house numbers will correspond with the day. Underneath each house will be a little surprise: a hershey kiss, a candy cane, a miniature ornament for the tree, or ...

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  • Leaf Prints…Pillowcases and T-Shirts

    October 19, 2014

    Ever since we put up L’s “big girl bed” a couple months ago I’ve been looking for the perfect pillow sham. I finally decided, “Why not just make one!?” And that’s exactly what we did today! I love the outcome…it turned out even better than I imagined it would! The pillow cover will last for ...

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  • DIY Story Stones

    October 7, 2014

    This is one of my favorite “games” that I’ve made for our girls, as well as one of my favorite gifts to make for other children. It’s such a versatile, quirky activity for kids (or adults) of any age and the possibilities of play are endless. We take them on long car trips, pull them ...

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  • DIY Melted Crayon Art with Variations

    September 10, 2014

    This was the perfect “rainy day craft” for today…fun for me and for L! I’m so excited about these melted crayon creations, I can’t wait to make more! Let’s jump right in…   Materials needed: white canvas crayons hot glue gun and glue cardboard box hair blowdryer Although there’s definitely some unpredictability in this project, you first need to plan it out a ...

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  • DIY Vintage Feather Garland

    August 31, 2014

    I love this simple, yet colorful and fun feather garland. The orange, yellow and browns of our garland take me back to the 70s and 80s, and the make-believe games of yesteryear, making it the perfect garland for a kid’s bedroom or play area. You could spruce this garland up a bit for the holidays ...

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  • DIY Baby Play Area + DIY Baby Toys

    August 28, 2014

    Over the past few weeks I had been thinking of putting together a little play area for WB, now 7 months old. WB is definitely our laid back kid, compared to her wild-child, older sister. She is perfectly content sitting back and observing the world around her. WB can roll over and push herself up ...

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  • Imagination Box!

    August 18, 2014

    I don’t know about you, but our kids always seem to have too much stuff….too many stuffed animals, too many dolls, too many plastic play sets, too many puzzles, etc. When L is going to a birthday party, I hate to buy a toy that her friend will play with for 5 minutes and then ...

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