background preloader

Relax Bottle/Time Out Timer

Relax Bottle/Time Out Timer
Sooooo… I have a three-year-old little girl who is full of drama. Probably not the only one in history, but one of my current dilemmas. When time out time comes for bad behaviour I find myself with a little girl on the bottom step screaming, kicking walls and not able to even calm down enough to learn her lesson. This was getting worse and worse until I told my husband, “there has to be a better way, I’m going to research this.” So I went online and read other mom’s advice, dr’s advice, psychologist’s advice, etc. Nothing was really working. So I found a water bottle (Smart water was the brand) that was totally smooth and not too big around for little hands to hold. I removed the label with goo gone (it was very sticky under that label) Next I filled each bottle with about 3/4 (* edit 5-3-12, I used hot water so that the glue “melted” better… room temp or cold will cause it to stay separate) water, an entire bottle of glitter glue and a small tube of ultra fine glitter. Johanna Like this:

Sew a Cute Puppy Pillow Softie - Tuts+ Children love cuddling up to a special pillow at home or in the car, and this cute puppy with his floppy ears and an eye patch could easily become a new favourite. Especially as it's handmade with love. Supplies Sewing pattern - download your copy here.30 x 75 cm (12 x 29 inches) plain fabric for the head and one side of the ears.25 x 30 cm (10 x 12 inches) spot fabric for one side of the ears.13 x 13 cm (5 x 5 inches) floral fabric for the eye patch.13 x 18 cm ( 5 x 7 inch) piece of fusible web.5 x 10 cm (2 x 4 inch) scrap of black wool felt.Scissors.Sewing machine and thread.Iron.Pins.Sewing needle.Black embroidery floss.Fine black marker or air fading fabric marker if you have one.Toy stuffing. 1. Step 1 Download the sewing pattern and print out two copies. Step 2 Fold one end of the plain fabric over and place the head pattern piece with the straight edge on the fabric fold. Trace around the head pattern piece. Cut a second head piece in the same way. Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 2. Step 6 3. 4. 5.

How to reuse water bottles We all know the three “R”s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Reducing can be accomplished by purchasing an eco-friendly bottle, and keeping it with you to refill from the tap or water cooler. As for recycling, almost every municipality has some type of either curbside recycling, or a local place you can take your used plastics. The fun comes when we come to the third “R,” reuse. Statistics say that only about 20 percent of plastic water bottles are actually recycled, which leaves 80 percent to end up in landfills, or the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Learning how to reuse water bottles can help consumers save money, provide fun projects for families and kids and protect the environment from over-burdened landfills. Ideas for reuse range from décor to function to gardening. If you aren’t feeling crafty, simply filling the bottles with water and freezing them comes in handy for first aid, or keeping people and pets cool. More recycling stories on MNN:

Amazing DIY & Crafts Ideas #2 Cupcake pin cushion via (dollarstorecrafts) Magazine rolled up bowl Mosaic Ornaments from CDs Pallet – just stain and take out some slats. Write out your favorite song lyrics or favorite chapter of a book. Dipped pinecone placecard holder Painted vases Puzzle shelf Spoon ornaments could ad a unique twist to a Christmas tree. Turn a Bookshelf into a Shoe Rack! 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:30 am, Posted by Chris Groves | Internet 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects Topics: At Home Project Ideas , Creative DIY Home Projects , Do It Yourself Projects for 2012 , Fun How To Projects , What to Do with Extra Stuff Are you bored and have a bunch of extra little items hanging around here and there? You honestly don’t know some of the creative things you can do with what could possible be junk. If you know of any great at home Do It Yourself Projects please leave a comment to include your own and maybe we will add it to our list. And for the upcoming holiday season we want to give all you do-it-yourselfers a head start with these incredible Christmas DIY for 2012 1. More info: here | Buy: here 2. More info: here 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Incoming search terms:

25 DIY Handmade Gift Tutorials Part 2 I love handmade gifts! I love to give them, I love to receive them, I love to make them. In our home May is a crazy month! We have Mother’s Day, our Anniversary and not just one but 2 birthdays. Gifts are in my mind! …It took me a few weeks however to put this list of handmade gifts together The reason why is because I wanted to give you 25 amazing, cute, affordable and easy gifts. Things that you would really want and love to give. Things that your friends, family and neighbors would love to receive. I hope you like them as much as I do! Mama mía! I love these DIY bracelets! I mean capital LOVE! tutorial by Blog A La Cart DIY Wooden Necklace Modern, easy, fun, colorful… I want one! tutorial by Oh goodness! Give this to the chef of your home! tutorial by Bottle Cap Flower Magnets What a cute idea! This would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. tutorial by Positively Splendid DIY Multi-Strand Scarf Be still my heart! tutorial by Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth source

15 Cool Crafts Made with Altoid Tins & Clay & Sculpting Crafts Ideas & Kids Crafts & Activities If you ever had an Altoid mint you know that the mints come in this wonderful little tin. But, who would have thought all the imaginative things you could do with this little tin. By scouring the internet I came across a bunch of Altoid crafts you can make. (1) Altoids Mini Flashlight This Altoid Tin craft is a little more complicated than we typically list in this blog, but how can I make a post about Altoid Tin Crafts without putting this one in it. (2) Altoids Turtle Keepsake Box Check out this elaborate Keepsake Box…. and it is made from an Altoid Tin container and Super Sculpey. (3) Altoids Pincushion I absolutely love this Altoid Tin Pincushion idea. (4) Altoid Tin Wallet Here is a great way to keep your cash….. keep it in an Altoid Tin Wallet. (5) Magnetic Travel Board Game Set This Altoid Tin Craft is from our very own site. (6) Altoids Tin Garden Here is another great way to use those extra Altoid Tin Containers…. use them to make a beautiful garden. (7) Travel Candle

101 Simple Handmade Gift Tutorials These simple handmade gift tutorials will make any crafty person’s heart sing with joy! You don’t need special skills or a bunch of time because these can all be done super fast! Simple and cute…that works for me! Oh, and think of all the money you will save making these gifts. You are going to love these fabulous tutorials!!! You can make all your gifts for years from this list! If you love creative links, please subscribe to Everything Etsy! Thanks so much for all your tweets, stumbles, Facebook likes and pins on my Sewing Tutorials and Free Printables posts…you are the coolest crafty friends! If you want to be doubly awesome, try doing handmade gifts that are also eco-friendly! Handmade gifts make people feel special, don’t you think? ~Kim