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Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Boy's Room {and a Free Printable}

Just a few months ago we moved into our new home.  It's been fun putting each room together.  It's slowly getting there.  Slowly, but that's okay.  Today I'm sharing some of my favorite parts of the little guy's room.

 This airplane canvas idea came from this pin I found. The best part was that we all contributed in making it.  The kids painted the 3 canvases with sponge brushes and a tube of blue paint, the hubs made the paper airplane, and I put it all together.

In the picture below you can see how I hot glued the bottom of the airplane to the canvas.  I used skinny white masking tape for the trail.  Fun!

In one corner of his room sits a solid wood desk we got off craig's list for $20.  It was banged up and in need of some serious love.  I painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint and added some spigots I found on Etsy. 

On top of his desk sits this curio box for his special treasures.  Right now it holds a M&M car, a minion, a hot wheels car, a couple rocks, a shell, and a souvenir Lego brick.  This are precious things people ;)

Above his desk hangs this gem I found on Etsy.   ♥ this.

In the corner of his room hangs this felt garland I strung together.  I cut circles from felt and strung them together with a needle and thread.  It hangs from the ceiling to the top of his desk.  When air flows through it twirls a little.  Adds a little bit of whimsy 

Every little boy needs a place to hang his cape when he's finished crime fighting for the day.

I've seen this kind of print floating around pinterest and loved it. I made my own printable version and will share it with you today.

I used a clear 3M hook to hang the cape below the picture frame.  I think it's my favorite part of his room 

If you would like a free copy of this printable you can get it HERE or click on the picture above:)

 Happy creating  

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Valentine Card Box

Remember when you were a kid and made a "mailbox" that sat on your desk to collect Valentines?  Those were so much fun to make!  Well, this is the first year my little girl got to make one...yay!  At her last school they just put the Valentines in a plain white bag.  So this year we were excited to finally get to be a little creative.

We used a cardboard gift box for the bottom, and I cut up a thick cardboard box to make the roof.  She did the decorating and I did the hot gluing for her.

have a happy Valentines day :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

How to Make Window Hearts {Kids Craft}

We had four "polar vortex" days off school in January.  
We used that time to hide inside and create pretty things.
These hanging hearts look so pretty hanging in the sunlit window.
They make great Valentine gifts, too.
Here's what we used:

~clear contact paper
~little hearts (punched from paper, confetti, whatever you have on hand)
~fishing line, yarn, or ribbon for hanging

I tried using a heart shaped paper punch (Martha Stewart punch) on tissue paper.  So did not work, and the tissue paper just ripped.  Instead, I hand cut a few tissue paper hearts to add to the mix.  We mostly used ones punched from cardstock.  

We started by taping the contact paper to the table with the sticky side up.

They dropped the hearts and glitter on the contact paper.  This is the fun part :)  

When they were done, I put another sheet of contact paper on top to "seal" their arrangement.  Then I cut hearts from it, punched a hole in the top of each heart, and added something to hang it with.

If you are going to hang them in a window it looks best with fishing line.  
I think we've made about 10 of these.  They are so easy and pretty :)

Happy creating :)

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Lego Valentines

Isn't it cool that they make Lego sets for girls now?  
Girls like to build too ;)
Here is our girl version Lego Valentines

We went to the Lego Pick a Brick website and picked some of those little gray plates with the hole in it.  What is that piece called anyway?
We picked out some other Valentine appropriate colors to add to it.
we were going to use ribbon for the necklace, but Hobby Lobby had ball chains for 40% off.

I was going to make a Lego tag for the bag myself, but Andrea's printable version was so adorable and already made for a reasonable price;)  You can check out her page at Andrea Designs.

Happy creating :)

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Heart Canvas {Kids Craft}

The kids had so much fun making this, and I almost want to make one by myself.
The finished product reminds me of a bowl of conversation hearts.

We made this festive piece on one of our polar vortex days.
We gathered up our supplies 
~ a canvas
~ contact paper cut in the shape of a heart
~ dot art markers

If you don't have dot markers, you can use a sponge cut to a circle and regular paint.

When they are done painting just peel off the contact paper (or tape) and let dry.

I love it, and they loving seeing  their work hanging on the wall.

Happy Creating :)

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