A little thank you. I'm a fan of thank you notes, and I would like my kids to be too.
But getting your children into the habit of writing thank you notes before they can actually write is a bit of a challenge. I appreciate every thank you note we get, even the ones clearly written by moms and dads, but it's nice to have a little bit of the childs' personality in there too. So I came up with these speech bubble thank you cards.. First I made a little template out of some thick cardstock and then traced and cut out several speech bubbles from different kinds of paper. My cards are 3" x 5" so I made sure my bubble would fit nicely on the card. Then I glued the speech bubbles onto the cards and used my handy rubber stamp set to say "A Note from C". Some of his comments are hilarious. Cereal Box Journal. Here’s a quick and easy way to re-use a cereal box and make a useful journal from it.
Ever use the Moleskine notebooks? I love them, so thought I’d make some of my own with materials that I had around the house. There are lots of possibilities for this project. You could stamp or print the cover, paint it, add a collage or a simple drawing, or use decorative paper to cover the inside. This would also make a fun project for the kids – they could decorate the covers and write a story. I made this on my sewing machine, but I can’t be held responsible for broken needles!
Supplies: cereal boxpaper (recycled or handmade would be even better)threadrounded corner punchpaper cutterpainter’s tape Step 1: Cut cardboard box down to desired size. Step 2: Cut journal paper down to size as well. Step 3: Round corners with the corner punch. Step 4: Score cereal box cover down the center until it folds crisply. Folding Trees. Kanzashiflower. Poppytalk.
By House of Earnest Published: April 1, 2014 How-Tuesday: Ladybug Kiddo Tee Up the cute factor on a plain tee with a free downloadable stencil. By Oana Befort Published: March 25, 2014 How-Tuesday: DIY Geometric Mobile Make a magical mobile of shape and color in no time at all with this clever project by Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry.
By Victoria Hudgins Published: March 18, 2014 How-Tuesday: DIY Lip Balm in Upcycled Containers Soothe chapped lips year-round with a silky, scented balm that’s made using natural ingredients and an upcycled container. By Briar Winters Published: February 18, 2014 How-Tuesday: Printable Valentines for Kids Print out this free template and use your creativity (and maybe some yarn, markers and glitter) to craft your own custom valentines. By Anda Corrie Published: February 4, 2014 How-Tuesday: Paint Your Own Cake Toppers. Top 100 Tutorials of 2008. Happy New Year!
Here’s a list of free tutorials and craft projects from 2008 to inspire you to create something in 2009. Projects pictured above noted with asterisks in the list below. I’ve sorted the tutorials by category to help make some sense of this list, but otherwise they are in no particular order. I’ve tried to include all of my favorite blogs and tutorials from the past year, but I’m sure that I’ve made some omissions. There are many sewing tutorials, plus lots of other crafty projects. Thanks to Craft, Whip Up, Design Sponge, Sew Mama Sew and TipNut for pointing me to some of these great projects. For Baby: Baby Bib, Chickpea Sewing StudioFabric Beach Balls, The Purl BeeBias Tape Bib, The Purl BeeQuick Cozy Blankie, The Purl BeeReversible Baby Shoes, Maked For Kids: For the Home: