Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wooden Salt & Pepper Shakers



Eliminate plastic toys and make your kids these cute salt and pepper shakers! This quick, easy and fun tutorial can be found at Crafty Chic Mommy!

Fleece Elf Slippers


Awesome tutorial from Maya Made on creating fuzzy fleece elf slippers. Perfect to keep your little ones feet nice and toasty! :)

Chalkboard Tags & More!



Do you have tons of cereal boxes itchin to be used? Not So Idle Hands has got the solution. All you need is some chalkboard paint, cereal boxes or thin cardboard and you'll have yourself some greatc chalkboard tags write notes on or even as bookmarks.

City Play Mat from a Shower Curtain


Another cool tutorial from My Little Gems Check out her full tutorial by clicking here

Using a shower curtain, from the Dollar Store, Sharla from My Little Gems made a city play mat of the places her family often goes to in their city. It did not take long to make at all- a few hours tops. Plus, this play mat cost ONE DOLLAR! Talk about affordable fun! ;)

Have your kids draw in parking spaces or suggest stores/places to add to the mat!

Enjoy your new play mat! Visit all the places you love to go around town, without ever leaving your home! ;)

Car Cozie Tutorial



Check out this cool car cozy tutorial by Sharla from My Little Gems. It holds all your little guys matchbox cars. I'm sure you can modify the pattern to fit larger or smaller cars.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lavender Laundry Sachel



This is a great tutorial from Craft Tutorials on how to make a laundry sachet filled with lavender. It leaves your laundry smelling so good. They also make a unique and inexpensive gift for those friends and family that might be hard to buy for. Plus it is a great way to use the baby’s socks that she has grown out of.

Materials Needed:

· Clean socks of any size.
· Dried lavender
· Sewing needle and thread
· Scissors
· Ribbon (optional)

Instructions:

1. Find the socks you will use for your sachets. Baby socks work well because they come in cute patterns but any sock will do. If you have lost one of a pair of socks it makes sense to put the remaining sock to good use. Make sure the socks are clean and have a tight enough weave to hold the dried lavender.

2. Fill the sock with the desired amount of lavender. Don’t pack it too tightly because you want the lavender to be able to move around a bit inside the sachet while the dryer is running. This helps to release the fragrance.

3. Using the needle and thread, sew the sock closed, preferably just above the enclosed lavender.

4. Add a loop of ribbon if you want to be able to hang the sachet up in the laundry room between loads. Just make a loop of ribbon the desired length and secure it to the sock using the needle and thread.

5. Just before adding the sachet to a load of laundry, squeeze it several times to make the fragrance more pronounced.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Little Early, But Guess What I'll Be For Halloween This Year?


I came across this awesome costume idea from Networked Blogs. I've always been a fan of comic book art and immediately knew this would be an awesome costume. The only thing I'm worried about is getting the clothing to have the comic book art look. Not sure if I can pull that off. Any ideas? :)