Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Too Cute Note Too "Toot"

Are you ready for some more great ideas?  Check out all of these below!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, can you believe it?  Lolly Jane gives a super easy tutorial to make a fantastic heart wreath.  I seriously love this and would like to make several - one for each door in our home.  As I've said before, I don't do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but with two little one's, I want to change that by next year.  (I've learned to keep my ideas and make them over the course of the next year instead of racing to make then all now!)
Don't you just love the bright pink??
This idea for a piece of framed art is super easy and inexpensive too!  I like finding things that I can use to cover up existing pictures for a little while and the tutorial from Racks and Mooby fits the bill
I shared one of these last week but here is another example of a quiet book.  Check out Diary of a Crafty Lady for lots of pictures and ideas.
Here's another adorable Heart Wreath that is super easy to make or at least Life in the Thrifty Lane makes it look easy!
This next idea is great for teaching your kids!  I'm already thinking about our next Mommy Time Unit and, of course, Valentine's Day will be right in the middle of it.  I think I need to work this idea into our routine! My delicious ambiguity gives all of the instructions and you can even purchase her cards through her Etsy Shop if you don't have the time (or creativity - like me!) to make up your own!!
My delicious ambiguity gives another easy, cute idea to make a play stove.  Like her son, Josh loves to go into the kitchen now and look in all of the cupboards and pull out "things".  I may use this idea in an upcoming month as a "sensory" bin idea.  I don't really want to buy or make a big play kitchen but this would be a great play item for both boys.
And she also gives this great idea for a Toddler Busy Bag - both the insides AND the Bag :-)

The "insides"
And the "outside" too!
This is a super cute idea for kids to do with simple, plain hoodies.  Just Sew Sassy gives a step-by-step tutorial to make these.  I think I may have check out good will for cheap hoodies to practice on (and maybe keep if they turn out well!) 
I love these Valentine Bags with a full tutorial over at Our Scoop.  This links you right to the PDF Tutorial (hopefully!) but check out their blog here.  I know that I can't whip these up for the boys they year but it is on my "to make" list before next Valentine's Day.  I think it will be fun for them to wake up that morning to find these on their chairs with little special treats inside!

 That's it for today - so many great ideas out there in blog land :-)  I'm working on a few more crafts inspired by what I have found out in blog land - I'll share my success (or failures) as I complete them !