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Valentine’s Day :: Accessories

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Make simple, cheery rings and things for Valentine’s Day! Children can help turn wooden and felt hearts into rings, hair ties, and bracelets.

Begin with a pile of felt hearts and freshly painted wooden  hearts.  (You can find wooden hearts at your local craft store.)  Children can help paint, cut, and organize the piles of hearts.

How to:

Materials: paint, wooden hearts (wood section in your local craft store), black 1/4″ flat elastic, scissors, thread, wool felt, elastic hair ties, and a drill.

After painting the wooden hearts, drill holes in them to make them into heart shaped buttons. The size of the holes depends on what you wish to do with them. Tiny holes are perfect for sewing them onto a black elastic ring, and larger holes are better for threading with hair tie elastics.

Trace hearts onto felt and cut them out.

Make the elastic rings. Measure little fingers and snip off a piece of flat elastic. While sewing the elastic into a ring, use a slightly larger piece with some overlap, and then snip off any part that hangs over.

Once you have a bunch of black elastic rings, sew wooden hearts, felt hearts, or whatever you want onto the rings.

**Children will need adult help and supervision with drilling and sewing.

Have fun!

xo emily

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5 Bright Spots

Friday, January 11th, 2013

1. Amanda’s recipe for Fairy Dust is the perfect sparkly, sweet smelling something for hours of magical play.  My Hazel is very excited to make a little pot of her very own! And, honestly, I’m kind of excited to dab a bit onto my hair and shoulders.

2. I love the bright colors and interesting textures of Dana’s Spaghetti Box Feathers. Cereal boxes are one of my favorite materials, so these speak to my heart.  And, oh my, the feather necklaces are so sweet!

3. Homemade Snow Dough!

4. These beautiful snowflakes made from twigs and bits of nature. Via The Crafty Crow.

5. This oatmeal cake looks amazing. Yum!

Happy weekend!

xo emily

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