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[15 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make Chalk Foam Board Dollhouse | 471 views]
Make Chalk Foam Board Dollhouse

Dollhouses are great fun, but a traditional dollhouse can be expensive and take up a lot of room.  Short of cash and storage space?  Make a collapsible dollhouse out of foam core board!  We’ve seen similar ideas before, but in this twist from Jessica at Mad In Crafts, you can write on the walls of this dollhouse with chalk!  That means you can redecorate as …

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[11 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 767 views]
10 Free Summer Clothing Patterns for Kids

Well summer is certainly in full swing, isn’t it? It’s been a scorcher here in Atlanta, and I’m grateful for summery hand-me-downs, so my kid can be weather-appropriate without breaking our budget. If you can’t get free clothes, though, you can save a lot of money by making some of your kid’s summer wardrobe yourself, right? Here are some free summer clothing patterns for kids to help you save some cash this summer. Some of these patterns are gender-specific, but even a bunch of those would really work for boys or girls. A tank top is a tank top, in my estimation!

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[9 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Foam Flower Wreath | 836 views]
Make a Foam Flower Wreath

Making wreaths is one of the best crafts, for many reasons. They are easy, fun, and provide near-instant gratification. Even kids can get in on the wreath-making action, with this pretty Foam Flower Wreath I made for Live.Craft.Love. All you need is a recycled cereal box base and a foam flower kit. Easy and fun! And after they are done, your tweens, teens, or grade-schoolers …

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[1 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Make Clothespin Biplanes | 689 views]
Make Clothespin Biplanes

Our friend Amanda at Crafts by Amanda is constantly coming up with amazing, low-cost craft ideas for kids.  She recently shared these absolutely adorable biplanes, made out of clothespins and popsicle sticks.  These are painted up as military planes, but the possibilities for a paint job are endless – check out her blog to see another pair she made that are painted up as Snoopy and …

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[26 May 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: Glittery Hair Bow Organizer | 558 views]
Tutorial: Glittery Hair Bow Organizer

This hair bow organizer is a pretty way to keep little girl’s hair bows neatly organized. It makes a great gift, too!

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[4 May 2015 | 7 Comments | 1,615 views]
Tutorial: Disney Princess Duct Tape Hand Mirror

Who’s the fairest of them all? YOU are, with this pretty Disney Princess duct tape hand mirror! Transform a boring dollar store hand mirror into a magical mirror fit for a princess, with just a few simple supplies and techniques. Come find out how to make it!

My family and I are getting ready to go on a dream vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida, …

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[12 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Make a Kid Art Collage Quilt | 570 views]
Make a Kid Art Collage Quilt

Who doesn’t love kid art?  Heather recently took the artwork of her son’s third grade class to a new level with this fun quilt idea!  In addition to being a great classroom activity, you could also have your child do an entire quilt themselves over time.  If you have a large family, each grandchild could make a square to present as a fabulous gift for …

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[7 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Learn a Basic T-Shirt Cutting Technique | 1,316 views]
Learn a Basic T-Shirt Cutting Technique

I’m sure we all have stacks of t-shirts that are out of date or don’t fit.  Instead of leaving them in a pile in the closet, why not craft with them?  I’m going to show you a very simple technique for t-shirt cutting and looping that can be applied in different ways.  It looks complicated, but it’s not!

 
Project Estimate:

T-shirt – on hand
Scissors – on hand

Total: …

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[6 Apr 2015 | One Comment | 916 views]
Make Mommy-and-Me DIY Aprons

Do you have a little helper who loves to be in the kitchen?  Then this is the DIY for you!  Over at the Little House on the Prairie blog, Heather shares how to turn a few dollar store items into a matching set of mommy-and-me aprons.  Based on a passage from the book “By the Shores of Silver Lake”, this idea will get you on the …

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[31 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Tutorial: DIY Glowing Apparel | 351 views]
Tutorial: DIY Glowing Apparel

I love to decorate fabric with stencils and paint, and the huge variety of products available makes it easy to create really unique pieces.  Who wants a store bought shirt when you can make your own?  I used awesome black light paint from Tulip to make apparel that glows!

Project Estimate:

T-shirt or bib – $1
Stencil – on hand
Neon Black Light Paint – $5 for 3 pack

Total: …