background preloader

DIY and Crafts

Facebook Twitter

Happy Hooligans - crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Turn a Onesie into a Bubble Dress. It’s that time again.

Turn a Onesie into a Bubble Dress

I’ve been digging through my kiddos’ drawers and finding the “too small” items that need to be weeded out and then deciding what needs to be donated and what can be………….salvaged. And well, babies always seem to have plenty of onesies that get a little snug in the length but still fit in the top. So why not give them a few more months of use and adjust them just a bit. Here’s one idea that I used for my little girl: Making a little Bubble Dress doesn’t get any easier than this.

There’s something about that little bubble layer on the bottom that adds more fulness but also looks so clean and polished. Ten Genius Things You Can Do With A Glue Gun. 6.

Ten Genius Things You Can Do With A Glue Gun

Create Scrapbook Embelishments I bought a silicone mold and it was so delicate that I was never able to make anything from it. That was until I used the glue gun. No matter how delicate the mold the glue gun captured the design perfectly. Make This DIY Globe Accessory With Two IKEA Bowls! — DIY Blog - DIY Ideas. Glass Etching. Have you ever done any glass etching?

Glass Etching

Well, neither had I before today. But wow. Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can add to any glass. Check out my new and improved etched Trifle Bowl. The perfect bowl for desserts of all kinds…..and even a great place for fresh fruit on the counter. Page corner bookmarks. This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM.

page corner bookmarks

I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms.

Sewing

Crochet. Citrus Coasters. Ever since the weather turned warm, I've had visions of pink lemonade and iced tea with lime wedges dancing in my head.

Citrus Coasters

Summer also puts me in the mood to entertain so I thought it would be fun to have a set of coasters to match this citrus drink theme. I love to have a summer sewing project that is portable so I can take it with me to the beach! Felt is often my material of choice for portable projects since it's ideal for hand sewing. It's also great for making durable home items like these cheerful coasters.

For this project we used our Spring Felt Bundle because the bright colors reminded us of real citrus fruits. I love that each coaster is slightly different from the next due to the handsewing. Materials A Spring Felt BundleA Citrus Coaster Template, available for free download here, printed and cut outDMC Pearl Cotton Embroidery Thread #8 to match the colors of the felt bundle. Pattern Cutting For each coaster cut the felt as instructed on the template. Sewing.

Resources

Polymer Clay. DIY fashion. Blogs/tutorials- Make baby stuff. DIY and crafting Inspiration. 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects. Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet. 31 Insanely Easy And Clever DIY Projects.

How to Make a Pallet Coaster. Crafty Blogs. HOW TO: Add Glitter To Anything Without It Falling Off! Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been in love with anything that has glitter!

HOW TO: Add Glitter To Anything Without It Falling Off!

I think that glitter makes anything and everything look better. Super Simple Recipe Binder. **Update on how the binder has worked for me can be seen here.** I have seen recipe binders all over Pinterest.

Super Simple Recipe Binder

They range from complete menu planning systems that need a masters in engineering to figure out to the simple. Interesting DIY Perpetual Calendars. DIY Calendar Take a look at those interesting DIY calendars-choose one and start creating it.

Interesting DIY Perpetual Calendars

Erase board is a simple base for such a calendar or a planner; a vintage postcard calendar journal is a charming piece for those who love style. An event calendar is very comfortable in using and allows you not to forget of the important dates. A perpetual desk calendar is great for a working place and done right in the minimalist style. Sharpie Tie-Dye. You have to do this project.

Sharpie Tie-Dye

I saw this on Happy Things. She saw it on Steve Spangler Science. You draw on fabric with Sharpies (I suppose you can also use other types of permanent markers. Build/Make/Craft/Bake: How-to: Hammered flower and leaf prints. Get out the hammer, it's how-to Tuesday and we have some botanical prints to make!

Build/Make/Craft/Bake: How-to: Hammered flower and leaf prints

I learned this technique, which makes an image using the natural dyes in plants, from my college roommate Sarah. It's great for making cards or simple botanical prints. Scratch Off Tickets. Put this in your ‘party planning’ list: Homemade scratch off lottery tickets on Artmind (the trick: you mix metallic paint with liquid soap for the scratch off part).I can think of lots of fun ways to use these. copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved. Scratch-Off Save-the-Date. You won the lottery when you found each other, so send this cheeky save-the-date card to let guests share in your luck. After scraping off the paint with a penny, they'll hit the jackpot: your wedding date!

Tools and Materials White card stock Fine-tip pen or marker Clear packing tape Freezer paper Metallic acrylic paint Liquid dishwashing soap Foam brush Craft knifePennies A2 or 4-bar envelopes Scratch-Off Save-the-Date How-To Download our PDF file and replace the placeholder text with your own (you only need to do this in one box; the form will automatically fill in the rest). Note: A card backed with decorative paper will fit in a size A2 envelope. Packing Tape Image Transfers. I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them.

Scraptbooking

Free fonts from Scrapbook Links.net - Your source for scrapbooking supplies and more!