Friday, December 9, 2016

DIY Pocket Yeti Hand Warmer

This rice-filled yeti hand warmer will keep your hands warm on a chilly day. He's perfect for dog walkers or when spending time at the park with the kids. To activate the hand warmer, simply pop it into the microwave for 10 second intervals to warm the rice and place it in your pocket until you're ready to use it. He also makes the perfect stocking stuffer!




Stuff You'll Need:
- felt in white, light blue, black 
- scissors
- needle
- white & black thread
- rice
- funnel

Directions:
1. Cut out 2 pocket-sized, Yeti-shaped bodies out of the white felt. Cut out the Yeti's face out of  light blue felt and his eyes out of the black felt. Stitch them onto one of the Yeti white body pieces. For his mouth, I used black tread & a simple straight stitch.
2. Hand stitch along the Yeti keeping the stitch small so the rice doesn't fall out. Leave a little opening to fill the hand warmer with rice.
3. Use a funnel to fill the hand warmer with rice then stitch the opening close.


Monday, December 5, 2016

DIY Vintage Truck Pillow

Add a little touch of vintage to your holiday decor with this diy red truck pillow.


Stuff You'll Need:
- (2) 9x9 dark grey felt sheets 
- red, white, black felt (truck)
- dark green, brown felt (tree)
- fabric glue 
- batting material
- pen
-pins
- scissors

Directions:
1. Cut out a truck and tree out of the felt colors listed above. You can either free hand them like I did or search for vintage truck & tree templates online.
2. Glue truck and tree onto one of the dark grey felt sheets with fabric glue.
3. Pin the reverse side of your felt piece with the truck on the other dark grey felt piece. Glue along the edge with fabric glue leaving about a 1/4" seam. Make sure to leave an opening to fill with batting material.
4. Once glued, carefully reverse your pillow. In the opening left, stuff the pillow with batting.
5. Glue opening with fabric glue. Allow to set completely before using.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Get Your Pie On! Thanksgiving Kid's Table

Who doesn't love pie? I was inspired to create this ultra fun kid's tables by one of my favorite foods- pie! You can easily re-create this set-up with just a few crafty steps:


One. 
A Whimsical Centerpiece
I created these pies with large pieces of foam and felt. They bring a fun element to the table and kiddos (and big kids) will love it! You can find the basic tutorial here.

Two. 
It's all in the details!

Pie Coasters

Supplies Used:
-tan felt
-light brown felt
-round coaster (used as a template)
-pen
-scissors
-hot glue gun

Directions:
 On the light brown felt, trace circles using your round coaster as a template.
Cut out "pie crust"/ circles out of the tan felt. Cut out scalloped edges on the circles then several thin strips for the lattice look. Arrange strips and attach all tan pieces felt to light brown circles with hot glue. 


Salt Dough Wishbone Place Card Holders

Supplies Used:
-1 cup flour
-1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
- paint (I used light blue)

Directions:

Knead mixture into a dough & roll out into a wishbone shape. 

Place wishbones on a parchment-lined baking sheet.Bake in a 170 degree oven for several hours. 

Paint & seal.


Additional Details:
Plates: Cheeky Home
Cutlery: Target
Table Runner: Butcher Paper/ Craft Paper
Drinks: Milk Jar Glasses & Paper Straws

Sunday, October 9, 2016

DIY Mama + Mini Me Jack-O-Lantern Shirts

These cheerful, diy  jack-o'-lantern shirts are perfect for all kinds of spooky fun! Make one for you and one for your mini to stay cozy through the chilliness nights.

Stuff You'll Need:
-plain black long-sleeved tees (one for mama & one for your mini)
- high quality white felt sheets
- fabric glue
- jack-o-lantern template (I found several online)
- pen
- scissors

Directions:
Simply trace your jack-o-lantern templates onto your white felt. Cut out your felt and arrange the pieces on your shirts. Attach with fabric glue and allow to set completely before wearing.

BOO!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

DIY Mr. Potato Head Busy Board

Keep the little ones busy while they learn about their 5 senses. This Mr. Potato Head busy board is simply made with felt. Remember, felt naturally sticks to itself so the fun and possibilities are endless!

Stuff You'll Need:
- felt in various colors
- scissors
- hot glue gun 

Directions:
1. Cut a large potato-shaped body out of light brown felt.

2. Make your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and arms. You can make additional fun accessories like a hat, shoes, bag, etc. Get creative!

Here's Mrs. Potato Head!

Emma and her masterpiece!