This is a pretty easy hat to make for a kiddo – using scrap yarn. You can use any combination of colors – I used a 6mm hook and red heart yarn.
I followed this pattern, only my hat came out more rounded, than triangular. ( I think i missed the chain twos at the end when i was going around…ooops!), but in the end I came up with something that still works, and used up some of scrap yarn while at it!
I started with making the band first, using a ribbing stitch until it was 18 inches long.
Then I crocheted half double crochets all around, switching colors after each row, until it was time to decrease.
I decreased my stitches, as the pattern told me to until I got to the point that my hat was too tight to flip in and out and I made a big pom pom to put at the top.
This has been on my to-do list forever! And a few months ago, the thrift store had the socks I needed for 99 cents. I made this guy for milo for christmas, and I’m so so excited to give it to him! I love how it turned out, and I can’t believe how easy these are to make!!
I looked at tutorials online, but in the end ended up following this you tube video. Everything is very well explained and I even learned how to properly do a whip stitch and a slip stitch!
Are you making anything handmade this christmas? They are my favorite kinds of gifts to give!
After a little hiatus from crafting – We finally had time to make a project! Milo and I made a chewbacca birdhouse. Save that almond milk container and make one yourself!
You will need:
Empty Juice or Milk container (we used an almond milk container)
Brown, White and Black Paint
Foam Paintbrush (for painting all over) and small paintbrush (for details)
Hot Glue Gun
1. Clean out your juice container and cut out a large opening in front. Paint the inside of your birdhouse and the cap (nose) black.
2. I found my popsicle sticks were too long, so I had to snap the ends of just about all of them to get them to fit. In the smaller areas you will need to snap them in half or so.
3. Glue them to the carton using hot glue. Be careful if you have little hands helping! Milo doesnt go near the glue gun because hes scared of getting burned (as he should be!)
4. Paint your birdhouse brown. THIS was a great step for little hands.
5. When its all dry, paint the black and white details.
6. Affix the eyes with hot glue, screw the cap on, and you are good to go!
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I have been wanting to upcycle something into a chalkboard forever. We have some space going downstairs that is the perfect place to put one. I set the bar high, and had some ideas to make one out of wood, possibly with a shelf….I’m kind of limited when it comes to tools, but I was going to see what I could do.
I went to ask milo’s papa if he happened to have some wood the size I needed, and instead he found me this “no parking” sign, that fit the space perfectly. I brought it home and gave it three coats of chalkboard paint and it works just great! No tools needed, and I was able to turn some trash into a pefectly good chalkboard. May not be as complex of a project as I had inteneded it to be, but it works in the space perfectly!
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely starting to get over winter and am ready for spring…Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the winter, I’m just ready for warmer days ahead. That being said, Milo and I worked on making these simple coffee filter butterflies in anticipitation of the first day of spring ahead. They are super easy to make and will keep your toddler or preschooler entertained for a bit.
Lay the coffee filters flat, and paint the whole thing with different colors using the water color paints. Make sure to let the paint absorb the filters. Let them dry, and then accoridan fold the filter, about 1/2 an inch, each fold, and then secure with half a pipe cleaner. Display and hope that spring is on its way…
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Just a simple star ornament using twigs from our yard, hot glue, and some twine. Adding a little nature to our fake tree!
oh. this project. I thought it would be simple and done in no time, but that wasnt the case at all. I had it pinned and it looked like the cutest bag. It also looked so easy. And it IS easy, for some reason took me FOREVER to figure it out. The whole pulling the bag through the straps thing – wasn’t happening. My fabric was getting ripped and stretched. Then when I finally DID get it mostly pulled through, I noticed that something wasnt right. after ALOT of trial and error – redoing and undoing, I figured it out. I didn’t sew the handles together properly at all. That took alot of trial and error and just settled for a lumpy mess.
This bag was a disaster in my book. Well not a complete disaster. I learned ALOT from it. So that being said, I’m going to attempt it again, and this time I should zip right through it and it should be a alot neater.
This bag also turned out WAY smaller than it did in the photo, which is why I called it a lunch pouch, rather than a bag. It’s probably the same size as my buttercup bag, or even a little bit smaller. So it will probably be perfect to throw your lunch in on the go.
The pattern is here.
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