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Socktopuses - Flickr

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Sock Bear Gadgets This is actually quite a good idea! Bricos enfants Soctopus soft toy by HelloClementine My Sister's Suitcase: Love {Yarn} Letters Thanks for all your sweet comments on my Valentine's Day Mantel! I'm back today to share my tutorial for the LOVE yarn letters I created. I had never tried wrapping anything in yarn {other than a wreath}, so I had a few trial and errors along the way :) I'm going to share the technique that ended up working the best and fastest for me. Start with your letters... mine are 8" hollow cardboard letters. I found them at JoAnn's for $1.99 each, but I'm sure you could find something similar at any craft store. I used 3 different colors of yarn because I wanted to create an "ombre" effect, but I think they would look just as cute in one color if you have some yarn you need to use up :) {I will say, after using a pretty thin yarn I think next time I would try something a little thicker. The trick to wrapping these letters is the number of surfaces that have to be covered. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Now you are going to start wrapping! 7. 8. 9. Let me know if you guys try this!

Hand-stamped wrapping paper. September is a month of birthdays for us. I'm a little behind, but have been trying to catch up this week. I selected a few small things to send to a faraway friend before realizing I somehow have no wrapping paper, bags, or boxes in this house (a rare thing!). Yesterday everyone was calm enough to allow me a tiny sliver of time to create-and I used it to get on the floor with some pieces of plain brown packing paper, a pencil eraser, and a black ink pad. So simple, fun, and addicting!

Sock Monkey & Sock Raccoon DIY Sock monkeys are a classic and super adorable project. They are also simple to create and make great gifts. If you are making these as a gift for a young child remember to use child safe snaps instead of buttons, or no buttons at all (you could use a small piece of fabric or felt for the eyes). And once you've mastered the fine art of the sock monkey you can make slight variations on this pattern to create some little friends-like this cute raccoon! 1. For the raccoon you can make his tail a little bigger by making his ears smaller (using less fabric).

Fire breathing dragons This past weekend we had one of those lazy Sundays where we stayed inside all day and did craft projects, house DIY projects, lots of baking, game playing, etc. Isn’t that the best feeling, waking up on a Sunday morning with your husband and kids and having nothing you have to do that day, nowhere to go?! It’s one of my favourite feelings in the world. We made these fire breathing dragons, and it was a really fun project. There are several ways to make them (I spotted the idea on Pinterest and changed it up a bit). To make our version, you’ll need the following: cardboard toilet paper rollsred and orange crepe paperpaint (green, yellow, black)gluewooden beadsmini green pompoms x Courtney

DIY Father’s Day Shirt & Tie Gift Boxes A little while back, I was brainstorming Father’s Day craft ideas, and I had one of those “a-ha” moments. Don’t you just love those? These Father’s Day Shirt & Tie Gift Boxes actually make use of the favor box template that I created for my feature in the first issue of Nonpareil, with an alteration made to add a “collar”. Father’s Day Shirt & Tie Gift Boxes Supplies you’ll need: gift box template + bow tie / necktie template a printer cardstock for the box and tie(s)* scissors a ruler a pen or pencil glue dots double-sided tape 1/4 inch circle hole punch (for bow tie box) a scoring tool (optional) a cutting mat (optional) Print the box template onto lightweight cardstock, cut out along the solid lines, and assemble according to the directions found in the template file. Alternative directions: Assemble the box and attach the tie to the top flap first, and add your gift last. * The patterned paper I used for the ties is Flannel from Cosmo Cricket’s Mr. images from yours truly

Sock Bunny Unlike many sock toys that needs a pair of socks to sew, each sock bunny only needs one (1) sock to make. With a pair of socks you can make a pair of bunny couples. If you have a rather new sock that lost it’s partner, you can make a bunny with it instead of throwing it away. The sock bunny can’t sit on its own, I pinned them down for photography purpose. [If you are interested on the felted carrot shown at the background, here is the tutorial to make it.] {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

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