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Nature Color Hunt. This is so simple to make, and can be used over and over again. Learning colors in a book or while using paints isn’t bad, but when you are able to go outside and find colors in the natural world there is a spark! I was overjoyed to see my son yell “Look mama flower is yellow”. I love bridging learning from inside to outside and incorporating all different ways to learn into one activity. Gather your materials. We used a baby food freezer tray but an ice cube tray, or egg carton among other things would work well. Books! These books aren’t related to the activity at all, they are just some books that caught my eye at the library and I was eager to share! “19 Girls And Me” by Darcy Pattison fell short of my expectations which I admit were high. “Scaredy Squirrel : at the beach” by Melanie Watt is so funny. “Bernard : The Angry Rooster” by Mary Wormell was a huge disappointment to me.

DIY Water Table. Water tables are not cheap, a pain to store if like up you have short warm months, and for people in smaller houses, condos and apartments bulky even if they are being used. So this is an easy and fun way to play with water with simple toys and tools that can be used for other things as well. The bike helmet is optional. Gather your materials. You will need a plastic bin ( I got this one in the dish rack aisle at Walmart for under $3, some fun beach type toys like this water mill which I love because it is so dynamic and was bought at Target for $1.99, then a turkey baster, a silly funnel and measuring cups from my kitchen.

{Valentines day} pixelated popup card. I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}.

{Valentines day} pixelated popup card

I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). DIY Stationery and Cards! If you have a small budget for your wedding, one major way to cut expenses is to DIY!

DIY Stationery and Cards!

Today I’ve rounded up a group of super fun DIY projects that would make for some FABULOUS wedding stationery! 1. Stamped Celery Flowers – These floral stamps made with celery are unbelievable! Who would have thought that this healthy snack could be used to make stationery? Certainly not me! 2. Photo Credit: A Day in My LifePin it 3. Photo Credit: Design SpongePin it 4. Photo Credit: Li’l MagooliePin it. Handmade Envelopes. <div id="javascript-nag" class="notice"><p> Take full advantage of our site features by enabling JavaScript.

Handmade Envelopes

<a href=" more</a>. </p></div> Help Etsy Cart Close. Star Wars Snowflakes. How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial) I have always wanted to make my own pencils, but the thought of shaping two pieces of wood to allow a piece of lead to sit perfectly inside made me think it wasn’t worth the effort.

How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial)

Wedding Ideas: DIY Stationery and Cards!

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Good School Ideas. Honestly WTF. Felt Flowers. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk. UPDATE: I have completely re-written this tutorial with all new photos and better instructions and it is available as a licensed pattern in my pattern shop.

Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk

The free tutorial for personal use is still available below! I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled. Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas. This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts. First, download the pattern file HERE. Cut from main fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles 1 tab Cut from lining fabric: 1 circle 2 half circles Cut from batting (or medium weight interfacing, if you prefer):1 circle 2 half circles You will also need a 1″ wide nylon 5″ or longer zipper. Sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Fold everything back and press well.

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Bracelets. Spring Scrapbook Paper Tree. Hello fellow crafters!

Spring Scrapbook Paper Tree

Tristin and I were invited to be today's featured guest blogger over at Everyday Mom Ideas! We were thrilled with this wonderful opportunity, and wanted to share with the readers over there one of our trees from the collection we're currently doing. This second tree is very similar to the first one. I'm sorry! I promise, the next ones will be more diverse. Paper Dahlia. Even if it's not dahlia season just yet, you can still channel this flower's intense color and festive attitude here and now.

Paper Dahlia

Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2010 For these eye-catching favor pouches, we used bright tissue paper to create a pattern that mimics that bold beauty, then tied on a tag bearing planting instructions, and verdant ribbon to pose as leaves.