This single layer no-sew fringed fleece blanket makes a wonderful quick and easy DIY gift. You can easily personalize it for the recipient by finding the right fleece color or pattern. When Anna was born, the teenage girls at church made her a very simple, single-layer fleece blanket with fringe. It was the perfect stroller blanket, as well as a great play on the … [Read more...] about How to Make a No Sew Fleece Blanket with Fringe
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School is over for the year in our school district, and to celebrate I took our first day of school photo and last day of school photo and made them into bookmarks for the kids to use while reading all summer long! I think this would make a wonderful teacher gift, too – just use class photos! DIY Bookmark Gift for Kids or Teachers These DIY bookmarks are very easy. You can … [Read more...] about End of Year DIY Bookmark Gift for Kids or Teachers
We hung our stockings this weekend, and my kids took that as their cute to bring their holiday gift making into overdrive! My siblings and I used to make all sorts of little gifts to put in one anothers’ stockings, and my kids have come up with that same tradition. Lately they are very busy making little Perler bead play sets for one another, mainly featuring tiny people (the … [Read more...] about Gifts Kids Can Make: Perler Bead Play Sets
Mike is an awesome dad. He takes the kids on wonderful adventures, takes all four shopping at Costco (by himself!), and uses our coin collection to teach them about the world. He leaves them notes when he is out of town and has told countless Star Wars themed bedtime stories. Mike also loves technology. He takes things apart with the kids, and takes us on early-morning … [Read more...] about Celebrating Dad
I am always interested in new crafting techniques, and when the folks at Design Dye offered me the chance to try out some paper coated with a safe, non-toxic, non-liquid dye that can be used to dye fabric I was instantly intrigued! They sent us their starter kit, and we used it for Mike’s Father’s Day present! It was super easy to trace the kids hands onto the Design Dye … [Read more...] about Design Dye: Fabric dye on paper!