DIY leggings August 08 2013, 0 Comments

           

I found this DIY stripe legging pattern in kollabra and thought what a fun project. These leggings would be cute for toddlers(with safe fabric paint) as well as adults.

How to:

  • Fabric needs to be mainly natural fiber (a small percentage of lycra will be ok), this technique won't work on synthetic fabrics.  
  • Start by masking out the design. You can taped an inspiration design you have seen on pinterest or on a shopping site to the the side panel of a to brown paper to view while painting.  You can play around with different widths and spacing of your tape to create the design you want.
  • For this DIY normal black acrylic paint and mixed it with a textile medium was used. Put two parts paint to one part textile medium.  Mix together.

*If you want to use a light color, you need to mix with an opaque white fabric paint along with your textile medium. 

Start painting in the color combo you have chosen. Let Dry.

Peel off masking tape and voila!

 

 

 

 

Photo and instructions(modified by MB) Kollabra


How to build a fort! June 24 2013, 0 Comments

Despite having a teepee we can set up my son has been in a fort building phase. Now with school out I feel that it is time to get play fort serious!

5 things to keep in mind when building a fort:

1. Keep it Cozy
Forts should remain intimate spaces that only allow for 1-3 occupants. Nobody wants to hideout in a fort as big as a room but they do want enough space for their buddies to join.

2. Decorate Your Fort
Once your walls and roof are up you still need to make your fort your own. Add your favorite night light, chair and blanket. Don’t forget items such as binoculars, music players and your favorite snacks.

3. Secret Opening
Having a fort that requires finding a secret opening can be really fun. Maybe you need to crawl under a chair or around a bush to get into it. If the space is small enough, it will keep the adults out!

4. Low Light
Nothing brighter than a flashlight should illuminate your fort. You don’t want it too bright as that would attract attention. Add some glow sticks for the perfect glow.

5. Build More than One
Maybe you’ve built a fort out of couch cushions but it has to go away each night. Why not build a permanent fort in your room so you can always have a secret place to call your own without being disturbed.

 

Great how to's for fort building:

Real Simple How To Build A Fort

Apartment Therapy How To build an Indoor Fort

 

These tips are via built by kids , please visit their cool site!

Photo: Original source unknown via pinterest

 


Great craft book for the kids! June 19 2013, 0 Comments

This crafty book , Crafts For Kids came out just yesterday. I was lucky enough to snag an early copy and it's perfect especially for the summer. There is everything from pom-pom animal how to, painting umbrellas and my favorite a Banjo DIY. This book is of course Martha Stewart, so you'll find elaborate DIY's such as making your own puppet theater and solar system. Isn't this what we love about Martha? The aspirational projects we aspire to make and when we do we are over the moon.

 

 

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Feather crafts for the kids... May 02 2013, 0 Comments

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I have been obsess with feathers for ages and especially love crafts with feathers or anything you can make in the style of feathers. Here are some of my favorite feathery inspirations!
10 Feathery Craft Ideas via Babble

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Click here for directions on how to make this feather dream catcher via P.S I Made This…

Posted by Donna

Top Photo source: Source: wewantwow.com

Middle Photo : Source: babble.com 

Bottom Source: Ps I made this


Easter egg dying! March 25 2013, 0 Comments

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You cannot pay me to drink (well, maybe a little) Kool Aid but to use as dye for eggs is such a great idea. The saturated colors are Lovely Indeed.

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Sharpie to decorate eggs? Brilliant Idea and love that the kiddies can channel their inner artist. Via mom.me

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Make use of all those stranded rubber bands on your counter and design some chic stripe-y eggs. I can see my boy going crazy over this one. Via momtastic

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Easter egg dying all organic? Easy! I have all these ingredients in my kitchen. Why bother using dyes that are store bought and most likely not natural unless you go to an organic store. Via Dotcoms for mom This list is also really helpful for natural dyes.