When our good friend Emily Meyer from Tea Collection asked us to create a DIY craft inspired by their latest South African collection of children’s clothes, the answer was obvious–of course! We’re huge fans Emily and her pioneering brand.
The designers at Tea Collection explore exotic destinations throughout the world and then translate those experiences by creating “globally-inspired children’s clothes for the little citizens of the world.” Their latest collection, and perhaps their best yet, invites you to explore the colors and patterns of South Africa. Be sure to check it out on the Tea Collection website!
How do you celebrate a brand founded by two globe-trotting moms with more than ten years’ experience under their belts? You sound the bells and hold a parade, of course! Here’s an incredibly fun DIY tutorial for creating your very own parade of safari animal puppets. You can whip them up in no time at all using just a few craft dowels, a little paint, and some paper.
If you are a serious fabric hound as I am, chances are you have quite a bit of fabric scrap lying around the house. The solution? Turn all of your fabric scraps into a lovely garland with this tutorial from contributor Sonya Yong James of Modern Fiber Lab. Problem solved!
Let’s create a cute, decorative doorstop following this super easy craft tutorial!
I always use doorstops in the spring and summer to keep air flowing through the house. Without them, my doors slam shut whenever there’s a gust of wind.
This smiling rock is the coziest solution I’ve found for adding some fun and a touch of organic design to my home. He’ll be happy to help you hold your door open, or, if he’s placed behind the door, keep it from slamming into the wall.
Let’s get started!
Looking for fun new ways to decorate your Easter eggs for the big weekend? Check out this article we recently shared on Momtastic for the top 20 Easter egg decorating ideas of the season!
Plaid approached us with a dreamy proposal–create a line of stencils that would be sold in all of our favorite craft supply stores. We jumped at the chance, and with the help of craft supply powerhouse Plaid Enterprises, our dream became a reality.
The stencils go on sale this week in Jo-Ann Stores and Jo-Ann Stores online. The sets are super affordable and cost only $6.99 for the more than 40 stencil designs included in each set.
“I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date”, said one very famous white rabbit, and indeed I am. Easter is almost upon us, and this year it coincides with my youngest son’s 8th birthday and April Fools’, not to mention the traditional village egg hunt. My to-do list is long and once again the clock is ticking fast. Hmmm! I guess the only way I’m going to deal with all the last minute preparations is to simplify, and that suits me fine.
I’ve bookmarked a few easy egg craft projects that I’d love to try with my family this weekend, so if you’re short on time and inspiration, perhaps there’s something for you as well? Enjoy!
My good friend Jean Van’t Hul from The Artful Parent has a fabulous new book filled with creative activities for families that you simply must check out. Who couldn’t use a new trick or two for getting creative with their little ones?
The book includes over 60 art projects for children ages 1 to 8, so you’re bound to find something new that you’ve never tried before. Here’s a peek at one of my favorites from the book, making your own “stickers” using styrofoam prints…
Pre-order The Artful Parent: Simply Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity on Amazon.com to make sure you get a copy when it’s released on April 9th, you’re kids will love you for it!
Easter is a treasured holiday in our household. Some of our favorite crafting memories are the many happy times spent decorating and preparing the house for the big day. Every year, we love to kick things off by coloring eggs to decorate the breakfast table on Easter morning.
Here’s a fun technique for coloring Easter eggs that’s simple enough for the whole family to enjoy. Let’s jump right in…
St. Patricks Day is a big to-do around our house. Not that we’re Irish or anything, though my third child’s name is Murphy (named after my brother, who was named after a great Aunt’s husband that was indeed Irish).
I’ve always told my little Murphy that he was half leprechaun and that St. Patrick’s Day is when everyone celebrates the tiny keepers of gold like himself. So every year, we leave gifts for his leprechaun half-brothers. They’re very tiny, so the gifts have to be tiny, too!
My kids are constantly using cereal boxes, cans, bottles, and other recyclables for their inventions and art projects. As such, we were in desperate need of a spot where the kids could easily access the re-purposed trash, so we put together a mini-recycling station to minimize the chaos and keep things in control.
The kids absolutely love their new mini-art supply store, and they’re even more thrilled about devising ways to use the “new” merchandise. Here’s a rundown of how we put everything together so you can put together a recycling center of your own.