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DIY Diaper Cake

DIY Diaper Cake

Out of all the items parents need and want for a new baby, diapers are top of the list. With a DIY diaper cake, you can give parents what they need in a way that’s unique and special.

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Happy Memories Catcher

Happy Memories Catcher

It can be difficult to see the sun through the rain. Capture some of the brighter moments to be the light in your dark days throughout the year. Whether it’s a funny comment or a sweet gesture your child made, a romantic token from your significant other, a meaningful quote that you want to remember, a moment of reflection on a great day, or a keepsake from a memorable event, keep these positive memories within reach with a memories catcher so you can keep coming back to them when you need them most.

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Minion Piggy Bank

Saving for the Future

Introducing the idea of money to kids is quite the task. But it is never too early to start teaching your kids how to think responsibly about good money management. One of the craftiest ways I’ve found is with an adorable minion piggy bank (of course, you can adapt the directions to fit any character of your choice; I see an Olaf in someone’s near future!). And what better way to show them how to start saving their pennies than by making a bank instead of buying one.

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Book Cover

Carefully Covered Books

With school getting ready to start, it’s time to restock your craft supplies bins as you prepare for those oh-so-fun homework crafts and projects (shoebox diorama, anyone?). So make some extra room in your craft supply bin by busting out some of that old scrapbooking paper for bookcovers that are as individualistic and personalized as you’re kiddo. Don’t have any old scrapbook paper? They’re pretty inexpensive, or you can even use old gift wrap, gift bags, or paper grocery bags.

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DIY Onesie Gift

Onesie Cupcakes

Diaper cakes are becoming more popular and more creative each baby shower season. The gift is a favorite among moms because it offers several must-have items—from diapers, bottles, receiving blankets and more—all nicely packaged. But not all have the time or craftiness to devote to such a gift. This craft is an easy-to-do alternative to the time-strapped party-goer or thrower, based off the blog Club Chica Circle at http://club.chicacircle.com/cupcake-onesies-gift-idea/.

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DIY Christmas Ornament

Christmas Ornaments

Many families come together each year to decorate the house for the holidays while sipping eggnog and listening to Christmas music. An added bonus to that cheer is dusting off the décor created by your little ones from previous years and the memories that come along with it. With this simple ornament project, adapted from http://sterling-engagements.blogspot.com/2011/11/diy-with-star-glittered-globes, you can add one more treasure to your trove this year, and all with supplies you likely have tucked away in (or scattered about) your house.

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DIY Cupcakes

 

Dressing Up Your Cupcakes

The kitchen is definitely not my domain; the only thing I do well in the kitchen is clean. So sending me in there to crank out some cupcakes is a laugh. However, I love to do crafts. Whether I’m good at it or not remains to be seen, but it is something I enjoy doing.

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DIY Nursery Decor

Pinterest-Inspired Nursery Decor

After hours of pinning and dreaming of what my daughter’s nursery would look like, I finally decided to tackle one of my favorite Pinterest posts: yarn-wrapped letters from a blog by Ciao Mama found at http://ciao-mama.com/2012/03/06/yarn-wrapped-letters/. The flowers were also inspired by a Pinterest post that linked to www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/fabric-rosettes-tutorial.

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