Positively Splendid has a great tutorial for making felt flowers. A super easy way decorate a tote, headband or even a gift.
We just love Totoro at our house, so we had to give Cheek and Stitch’s pattern a try. It was a easy project and there’s also a step-by-step tutorial to follow.
My daughter’s school auction was a candy theme. So given my previous experience, I volunteered to help. I was tasked with making the teacher raffle boxes. What would be more fitting than giant bon bons?
I used 8x8x8 boxes and added a slit for the tickets. I wrapped them in brown and pink wrapping paper. I then used puffy paint to make decorative swirls. Then colored paper strips were folded and glued together to make the “paper cup” at the base.
Skip the slit on top and this would be a fun way to wrap all sorts of presents.
Purl has the tutorial for these adorable felt butterflies. A perfect springtime accessory. And easy to make, too.
These alien-like Easter eggs from Tally’s Treasury look like so much fun. And since the yolk is removed, you can keep them around long after Easter.
Here’s a cute way to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
*a red tube of M&M Minis with the label removed
*yellow or gold paper
*red round label
*scissors and glue
First, cut out whatever design you’d like to use. I cut up an old red envelope. You could make a paper cutting using the templates at Tong’s Paper Cutting or print out dragons or lucky symbols to use. Glue this on to the tube.
Take a small rectangle of your yellow paper and cut some fringe. Then roll the paper and glue to make the fuse.
Punch a hole in the middle of your circle label. If you don’t have red, you can use white and color it with a red Sharpie. Insert the fuse into the hole. Make small cuts at the base so you can flip out the tabs.
Attach to the lid (you may need a little glue) and you’re done. Happy Year of the Snake!
I saw Margaret’s matchbox dollhouse on Homemade City and thought it was so cute. Of course, I then got to thinking that it would be even more fun to have a tiny paper doll and furniture. Here’s my daughter’s version. She made a brownstone. Such a city kid.
Margaret has really cute templates that you just need to color in, but I had to tweak the interior to make an actual floor. You can download my plain templates and furniture here.
Cut out the interior and the slits as marked by the darker lines. You can decorate now or after you’ve folded. Fold the page in half and along the fold lines above and below the middle fold. Fold along the sides perpendicular.
The little “tabs” that form from the folding will then be tucked between what will become the second floor.
It may take a bit of fiddling, but a little trim of the slits and they should slide in pretty easily. Now just glue it into your match box.