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Felt Car Mat {With Tutorial} Finally! For a while now, I wondered if this tutorial would ever get published. Not only did this take a solid week of crafting effort to complete, but this tutorial has been a doozie! Today I want to share Little Man's new favorite place to play: For all you glue-gun lovers, this fun car mat is 100% no-sew! And this was created just for Little Man! I'm happy to say that this car map/mat is very realistic. I love this mat is HUGE, but it rolls up easily like a sleeping bag. In just 2 short days, the car mat has provided hours of entertainment. And it's perfect for his little imagination! Now on with the tutorial... I am lucky to have ridiculous amounts of felt. I chose to use a dark green for the background. I started by hot gluing ribbon around all 4 edges of the mat so I would have nice finished edges. I cut long strips of road pieces out of black felt that were about 3 inches thick, and hot glued the yellow dashed on. Remember all those logos that Little Man selected as his favorites??

DIY: Owl Towel If you need a new towel for your kitchen then you must try making one yourself at fraction of a cost with this diy (it will also make a great gift or can used for wrapping a gift). Niki has shared this cool tutorial for making a fun and quirky dish towel. To read more information and for step by step instructions with images go here. Material's that you'll need for the project: Towels A print out of an owl image Freezer paper Pencil Fabric paint Cutting tool Small paint brush or foam brush Iron Melted Snowman Christmas Ornament craft instructions Cut a 6" length of elastic thread. Knot the two ends together in an overhand knot. This will be your hanger. Lay a piece of foil on your work surface. Hint: When hanging your melted snowman on the Christmas tree, if you place him in front of a light, the light will shine right through your snowman. Printable Instructions Back Ornaments

Make your own dinosaur eggs, fun preschool craft Make your own dinosaur eggs with just a few ingredients and your favorite little plastic dinosaurs. You preschooler will love creating the eggs and then cracking them open a few days later. Dinosaur egg You will need: 1 1/4 cups dirt 1 1/4 cups of flour 3/4 cups salt 1/2 cup sand Water Plastic Dinosaurs making dinosaur eggs How to make dinosaur eggs: Mix together dirt, flour, salt and sand.Slowly stir in water to create a dough, clay-like textureMold the dough around one of the plastic dinosaurslet the eggs dry thoroughly. fun with dinosaur eggs You can use this same recipe to create other kind of critter eggs as well. This dinosaur egg idea inspired by PreschoolRock.com Tagged as: dinosaurs Written by Jen GoodeAbout the Author Jen Goode is the creator and owner of ProjectsforPreschoolers.com. Comments - I'd love to hear what YOU think!

Crafting: Button Bracelets Love buttons? Who doesn't?! Chances are, whether you are crafty or not, you have a stash of them laying around, or maybe an addiction to collecting vintage ones. Well today I have a simple project that will put them to good use, button bracelets! You can also use new buttons for this project, and these days there are so many cool ones available at your local fabric store, the design possibilities are endless. What you'll need: Elastic, 1/4" or 3/8" thick Buttons Needle and Thread I decided on a yellow and seafoam green color palette for my bracelet, using a mix of some chunkier vintage buttons I have collected and a few new ones I purchased to match. Start by wrapping the elastic loosely around your wrist where you would like the bracelet to sit. With the elastic laid flat as a guide, make a rough layout of your button placement to determine the design and how many buttons you will need. Once your layout is ready, you can sew the elastic together securely, forming the bracelet.

wednes-diy UPDATE: This post originally ran on March 23 2011, but with summer winding down we wanted to bring it back up for some late summer inspiration! a fellow fp girl sent this to me a couple weeks back and i’ve been thinking about it ever since! i can think of a million reasons why these would be awesome… as apartment décor, as outdoor party décor, and – wouldn’t they be the best thing EVER for camping in general or at a festival? just let them sit in the sun all day, and they’ll last all night! i am absolutely going to make some to bring with me to bonnaroo this year. you can buy a sun jar here, but you can make your own for much cheaper! what you need: a mason jar with a clear glass lid like this one from ikea, a solar garden light like the ones pictured above, which i found here, adhesive and glass frosting spray. start by spraying the inside of the jar with the frosting spray – this will help diffuse the light and give it a warm glow. don’t spray the lid though! last image.

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house. Cheap and cute! tutorial Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless. Love it! Printed Candles Who doesn’t love a candle? Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project. tutorial Hot Chocolate Art! What a great gift for neighbors and teachers… I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me tutorial Tile Coaster You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar. I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute! tutorial Bow Belt I was amazed how easy this tutorial was. So Pretty! tutorial Paper Plate Clock Cheap?

DIY Sharpie Tie Die I love this Sharpie tie die DIY from The Art Girl Jackie blog! She did it with her adorable daughter and I think it’s a fun inspiration for this Spring and upcoming music festival season. Use this technique to spruce up your ratty t-shirts or maybe a pair of of cut off shorts. For another idea, check out how to spruce up your clothes with DIY leopard print here! What You Need: Pre-washed white or light colored t-shirtRubbing AlcoholLiquid dropper or medicine dropperSmall plastic cup(s)Rubber bandsVariety of colored Sharpies Do It! Choose a spot to start and put your cup in right side up and secure a rubber band around the cup rim holding the shirt tightly in place.Pick your colors and create a small design in the center of the stretched circle. Photos and DIY via The Art Girl Jackie

Serendipity Mittens » Pixie Purls I am a lazy knitters, I don’t like knitting that take too much work or is too boring. This doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate lace or cables and enjoy knitting them. It just means I like to keep things simple, a wonderful easy to memorize lace pattern, super bulky yarn when you need a quick knit, or some elegant waist shaping that takes the monotony out of boring stockinette that goes on forever. Snow is a rare thing here in Georgia, but we had the wonderful gift of a white Christmas this year. First I tried a little fair isle mitten, but it came out too small and after several hours knitting with no result I was frustrated with little progress, she needed these the next day. My good friend Allegra suggested I make a pair to match my Serendipity Hat. Here they are, the perfect little pair of mittens for the little ones in your life, and a matching pair for yourself! Size Toddler, Pre-K, Child, Small Adult To fit hand circumference: 4 [5, 5.5, 6.5] inches Shown in size Pre-k

Koolaid Dyeing at the Lunatic Cafe Dyeing yarn with Koolaid is a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to try hand-dyeing. Koolaid plus water, vinegar and a heat source (such as a Crock-Pot) will produce some beautiful, lasting colors in protein-based fibers, such as wool and silk. Plant-based fibers such as cotton, linen and hemp will not absorb the color. I like using my Crock-Pot since it will "cook" the yarn without boiling or heating up my kitchen, and I don't have to watch it constantly. You can do this on the stove if you prefer; just use a stainless steel or unchipped enamel pan and keep the temp below the boiling point. Obligatory caution: Be careful not to burn yourself. Materials needed:Koolaid (about one packet for each ounce of yarn) Protein-based (animal origin) yarn, such as wool White vinegar Crock-Pot or other slow cooker Several clean towels I usually dye 4 ounces of yarn at a time, but my Crock-Pot could easily hold twice that amount. Tie your hank loosely in four places, equally spaced. Home, home, home

Free Knitting Patterns - Christmas Lights - Kimberly Chapman's Knitting Copyright © 2005-2008, Kimberly Chapman. All knitting graphics/patterns/instructions on this page were created by Kimberly Chapman. You may link to this page, but please do not steal/hotlink the graphics or copy the patterns to other sites without my written permission. Feel free to print graphics/patterns/instructions for personal or non-profit use, but absolutely no for-profit reproduction is allowed, including selling of finished items (except for registered charitable causes). These are a fast, easy knit - it took me about 45 minutes to do each of them at a slow, TV-watching pace. Yarn: any worsted weight in colours desired (photo shows Red Heart Supersaver and Caron One Pounder) Needles: US 3 double-pointed (see my double-pointed needle tutorial to learn how they work) Cast on 3 sts, one on each needle (if this is too fiddly for novice DPN users, you can skip to the 2 2 2 row below but you'll have a more egg-shaped light) Place marker to indicate beginning of rounds, if desired.

Free Knitting Patterns - Oak Leaf This carefully unsymmetrical oak leaf pattern will leave you with lots of loose ends to sew in. Why not use them to embroider some extra veins across the back of your leaf? A printable version of this pattern is available. You will need: green yarn (double knit) covered thin gauge wire (e.g. garden twist tie) 2 x double ended knitting needles (3mm) tapestry needle scissors Pattern: (A list of standard abbreviations is available.) Leaf: Cast on 3 stitches and continue in the flat. Row 1: kfb, kfb, k1 (5) Row 2: p – (5) Row 3: k1, kfb, kfb, k2 (7) Row 4: p – (7) Row 5: k2, kfb, kfb, k3 (9) Row 6: p – (9) Row 7: k3, kfb, kfb, k4 (11) Row 8: p – (11) Row 9: k4, kfb, kfb, k3, k2togtbl (12) Row 10: p – (12) Row 11: k5, kfb, kfb, k5 (14) Row 12: p – (14) Row 13: k6, kfb, kfb, k6 (16) Row 14: p – (16) Row 15: k7, kfb, kfb, k7 (18) Row 16: p7, pfb, p10 (19) Row 17 (First Lobe): k1, k2togtbl, cut yarn. Thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight. Veins/Stalk: Cast on 2 sts i-cord 5 rows. Notes:

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