Burlap Birthday Banner Tutorial

I made this fun Happy Birthday banner for Emma’s ninth birthday party using a banner (three, actually – they are tied together) that was already cut with a laminated backing that came in a package of burlap for me to play with from BurlapFabric.com. The letters were cut out of scraps that were left over […]

Burlap Tablecloth Tutorial

When we moved from Massachusetts to California, we traded our 1/2-acre yard (which bordered who knows how much conservation land) in for this little patio – and we were incredibly lucky to get that! I have struggled a little bit with ways to make it look more cheerful without incurring the wrath of our homeowner’s […]

Burlap Valentines + Free Printable

My third grader Emma made these rustic burlap valentines to give to her classmates. I created a printable for the cards, and then we cut the hearts out of burlap ribbon that was sent to us by BurlapFabric.com (they sent us the fabric to use however we wished). I made a couple of printables for […]

3D Paper Christmas Tree Paper Craft Tutorial with Printable

I learned how to make this neat 3D paper Christmas tree from the mom of a girl in Lily’s kindergarten class. I had never seen anything like it! My friend makes them just by guessing the distances, but I found that hard to do the first few times, at leas, so I deconstructed it into […]

Creative Fun with Peekapak!

We have reviewed a few subscription kits now, and the Peekapak Storytelling Adventure Pak we were sent to review this month was definitely five-year-old Lily’s favorite! Subscription kits are a wonderful way for parents to make room for kids to get creative without having to stock a household full of craft supplies. I think they […]