Tag Archives: crafts

list 26 | crafts

I’m completely smitten with Not Martha’s tiny gingerbread houses to perch on the rim of your cup.

Have you seen the free pattern gallery over at Wee Folk Art? You’ll find tutorials for crafting your own little gnomes and accessories. What delightful gifts these would make for the little people on my list.

Oh, and don’t miss Wild Olive’s embroidered Christmas cards. I’m tucking this away.


list 25 | nature study

I love this DIY Botanical Press  tutorial over at A Beautiful Mess. It would make a delightful gift.

If nature study doesn’t come naturally for you, take a peek at Nature Study for Wimps at Simple Homeschool.

Looking for a fun way to pass an autumn afternoon? Check out the scientific scavenger hunt over at Imagine Childhood.

And finally, if you’re looking for a creative way to bring a hint of nature indoors, Kathryn Anderson is over at re-nest with this amazing tutorial for a string tree wall mural.

list 23 | crafts {the pumpkin edition}

Craft a pumpkin lace vase with this tutorial. {Maya*Made}

I loved Meg’s idea of cross stitching on a fake pumpkin…a fun alternative to carving. {Elsie Marley}

Sculpt and paint a miniature pumpkin patch {Sewn Natural}. These would make such a fun centerpiece.

list 20 | learning spaces

Today, I’m loving…

These customizable preschool planning pages from Homeschool Creations.

This DIY pallet bookshelf from Happy Hearts at Home. What a great idea!

This article with practical guidance to help you Organize Your Homeschool Day from Simple Homeschool.

list 19 | crafts

Make …

A Child’s backpack with this tutorial from Small Magazine.

Pretty Lights with these instructions from Kootoyoo.

A spider web tablecloth with This Vintage Chica.

project 10 | thank you cards

Watercolor thank you cards…because anything made by tiny hands is special.

project 9 | wee wooden folk

Wooden peg dolls are so simple to make, but oh so much fun to bring to “life”. All you need are some wooden peggies (likely on the aisle with the unfinished wood at your local craft store), a set of non-toxic enamel paints (I love these because they dry so shiny with a hard finish in two quick-drying coats), and a little imagination. But don’t say I didn’t warn you…it’s addictive. These are part of Wren’s third birthday preparations. I have a few more to finish and I’m going to have to make myself put them away. There’s still much to be done!