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Project #127: sticker dot garland

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DIY sticker dot garland by Véronique from Pichouline

Perhaps the easiest craft project ever shown here on BKids ... but often the simple things can be so much fun.

what you'll need:
* round coloured stickers
* thread

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Quick, easy and fun to make with your little one ... just one step!
 
Step 1:
Stick the stickers back to back onto the thread, about 10cm apart. You can choose a one-one, one-two or random…pattern. The pattern can change when you hang the garland because it will twist around a little bit.

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Tadaa…..Let’s party!

 

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Project #126: pom-pom insects

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Pom-pom insect by Véronique from Pichouline

My three year old loves insects, so for her third birthday I want to make an insect inspired party… because I don’t want to scare the other kids I made some pom- pom insects ...

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what you'll need:
* paper
* paper glue
* template of an insect recto and verso, you can download one here
* wool
* round punch
* scissors
* fork

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Step 1 – make the pom-pom:
For me this is the fastest way to make pom-poms.

Wrap around the wool around the two outer prongs of a fork until it gets really thick.

If you think it’s thick enough, cut the end of the wool and use a new small piece of thread to bunch the wool together. In the middle of the pom pom make a tight knot. Take your wool off the fork and cut all the loops. Depending of the circumference of your punch you can bring it into shape by trimming it.

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Step 2 – insect
Print out the template of the insect, it’s nice to use a template of an insect with a “wooly, round” bottom, like a bumblebee….Keep in mind that you scale the insect, so that your pom-pom fits the insect’s bottom.

Put the two sides on each other.

Glue one side and cut them out. It’s easier to leave one side open so you can put the cord of your pom-pom in between.
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Step 3
Make a hole in the bottom of the insect using your punch or scissors.

Put the pom-pom in between and glue the open side of your insect.

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Bzzzzz……Let your imagination work…..you can make a cake-topper, garland……

 

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Project #125: Potato stamped baby towel

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DIY potato stamped baby towel by Véronique from Pichouline

Lovely present to give for a newborn or just let the siblings make it to welcome the new baby!

You can use it as a swaddle, nursing cover, sheet, towel,….

What you'll need:
*cotton muslin towel/swaddle/wrap
*fabric paint
*foam paint brush or roller
*plate
*potato
*knife

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Step 1:Make sure your swaddle lays flat on your table. Use a tablecloth, place mat or paper to make sure the fabric paint won’t make marks on your table.

Step 2:
Think about the design you want to make. I’ve chosen a moon/half circle design in 3 different sizes.
Carve the design in your potato and cut it out with a sharp knife.
It’s easier to use the two ends of your potato because they are easier to hold during stamping. Make sure the depth of the stamp is big enough so you don’t get an imprint of the outline of the potato on your fabric.

Step 3:
Apply your paint on the potato stamp by using a foam paint brush. Try to apply the colour as evenly as possible on the stamp.
After each row, I wiped of the paint of the stamp if there was too much.

Step 4:
Follow the instructions of the manufacturer. I had to do the following:
Let the towels dry for 24 hours. When dry, iron them to ensure the paint will stay put. Make sure you place  a piece of spare fabric or paper between your printed design and the iron to prevent direct contact.

Welcome to the family little one!

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Project #124: Valentine love message handkerchief

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DIY love message handkerchief by Véronique from Pichouline

With valentine on it’s way and leaving my husband and kids behind for 5 weeks I wanted to give a personal soft gift…..

I’ve made one for my husband and one for my kids….

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What you'll need:
*handkerchief
*adhesive flock foil
*iron
*square paper
*punch or you can draw your own design

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Step 1: to make the handkerchief
Draw your design on the non adhesive side of the flock foil and cut it out and/or use a punch.
I printed out my drawing and just went over it with a pencil so you see the marks in the foil and you can easily cut it out.
Follow the instructions of the manufacturer. Normally you have to do the following steps: Put the non adhesive glossy layer on top, put a piece of baking paper between the flock foil and iron. Push for +/- 30 seconds. Let it cool down. Take off the plastic layer of your flock foil. Ready


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Step 2: to make the origami envelope
I used a paper of 21x21cm. If you have available it’s better to use a bigger size of paper, for example 36x36cm, so your envelope will be bigger and easier to use.
Fold the paper in half. Crease and unfold. Follow step 1-15
Make it twice and insert the second one into the first.
Write or stamp your message inside the envelope.

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Step 3:
Fold your handkerchief and put it in the origami envelope.


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Perfect valentine gift or a goodbye present for your beloved ones!

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Project #123: A Wooden doll Family Portrait

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A Wooden doll Family Portrait by Mereta from One More Mushroom

Inspired by the dolls designed by Alexander Girard and my son's drawings of our family, I made a wooden family of our little family.  Instead of the basic wooden people that you can buy at the craft store I made the people with wooden furniture legs purchased at the hardware store.


What you'll need:
* wooden furniture legs and a few wooden blocks
* wood glue
* primer
* acrylic paint and paint brushes
* pliers

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Steps for making the dolls:

Step 1.  pick out what furniture legs and wooden blocks you would like to use to represent your family

Step 2.  unscrew the screws with the pliers.  You may want to trim or cut the wooden legs.  I used a bandsaw to trim the longer furniture leg and was able to get two dolls out of it. 

Step 3.  Glue blocks onto the furniture legs to give the figures more character

Step 4.  spray the dolls with white primer

Step 5.  This is the fun part.  Paint the faces and clothing on the dolls, each one representing a member in your family.  For example, I am five months pregnant so I painted my doll with a baby inside of it.  The possibilities are endless with what you can do.  Now it's time to play with your dolls!

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Project #122: Black Forest Felt Antlers

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Felt Antlers by Mereta from One More Mushroom

A cute little addition for a kid's room for that safari feel.

What you'll need:

* 8 x 12 piece of brown wool felt

* 8 x 12 piece of white or cream wool felt

* Needle

* Brown and white thread

* Scissors

* Batting

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Step 1: Cut two pieces of the brown felt in the shape of a wood plaque. Cut four pieces of the cream felt in the shape of antlers.

Step 2: Sew together the two pieces of brown felt (you can sew by hand or with a sewing machine). Sew together the four pieces of the cream felt (two separate antlers).  Sew the felt pieces together with as little of a seam as possible. Don't worry about sewing right sides together, it doesn't matter with felt.  

Step 3: Stuff the felt plaque with batting.  Stuff the two antlers with batting (you may want to use a chopstick to stuff the antlers).

Step 4: Sew the felt plaque shut.  

Step 5: With the brown thread on the back of the plaque sew a little hook for hanging.

Stel 6: Trim the end of the antlers slightly at an angle so that the antlers will curve upwards.  Turn the edges of the felt antlers in 1/8 of an inch and stitch onto the felt plaque with the white thread.  

You're finished!

 

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Project #121: Birthday Balloon Brooch

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Birthday Balloon Brooch by Véronique from Pichouline

Sometimes a little personalized item makes the day just a little bit more special. Try this tutorial with different colors, shapes and sizes. 

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what you'll need:

*fabric

*textil painter pen

*filler

*needle

*thread (1 for embroidery, 1 for sewing)

*ribbon

*scissors

*paper

*pencil

*brooch

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Step 1:

Draw a design on your fabric, follow the instructions of the manufacturer of your textil painter pen. 

Step 2:

Cut out 2 layers of the balloon, you need a front and a back.

Step 3: 

Embroider the "age"-number of your birthday boy/girl on the front of your balloon.

Leave the end of the threads long enough because you will need it to make a bread.

To make the bread attach if necessary an extra thread.

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Step 4:

Put right sides of the fabric together and pin the layers together.

Start sewing by hand or machine. Leave the end open.

Turn it right side out. Fill with the filler.

Step 5:

Close your balloon by making a bow.

Step 6:

Make the bread.

Step 7:

Sew on the back your brooch.

Ta-daa……Happy B-day!

 

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Project #120: Fringe Christmas Streamers

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Fringe Christmas streamer by Véronique from Pichouline

I love the shiny foil material and it gives a kitschy shiny look to all your winter festivities….

what you'll need:
*foil ribbon – different colours
*scissors – fringe scissors if you have

Depending on how long you want to make your streamers cut of the length you need. I took +/- 1m.
To make one streamer you will need 3 lengths of ribbon. You can choose the colours you want, I chose silver & pink.

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Step 1:
Start cutting fringes on one side, evenly spaced. Leave the center of your ribbon un cut.

Cut fringes on the other side. If you want finish the fringes quicker roll your ribbon, you will need sharp scissors to go through all the layers.

If you want to make sure you don’t cut to far, draw a thin line in the middle as a guideline.

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Repeat step 2 on the other two ribbons, make the width of the fringes differently.
Step 2:
Lay the streamers on each other and start twisting 2 or 3 times every cm.

Hang-up your kitschy streamers and let’s enjoy the festivities!


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Project #119: Winter Forrest Diorama

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 An easy craft to make with a cardboard box, duct tape and washi tape.  

  What you'll need: 

* Scissors

* Exacto Knife

* Paper (any color)

* Washi Tapes

* Duct Tape

* Cardboad box or shoe box

* Toys ...example wood animals

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Step 1: Pick out a cardboard box for the forrest scene and a thinner box (I used a shoe box) for the trees and other wooded accessories.  

Step 2: Cut the cardboard into any scene you would like, I chose to make a snowy mountainous forrest scene.

Step 3: Cover the front and back of the cardboard diarama in white duct tape.

Step 4: Cut out and cover the trees and the mushrooms in washi tape (you could make flowers and animals too).  I left little tabs at the bottoms of the trees and mushrooms so that I could attach them to the diorama. 

Step 5:   Decorate the forrest diorama however you would like with duct tape, washi tape, and paper.  I used washi tape to make snow caps and a pond.  Attach the trees and mushrooms with small strips of duct tape.  I also used small strips of duct tape to fasten the trees to the mountain.  You're finished!

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My children had so much fun playing with the diorama and it makes a great home for all of our wooded forrest animals.  This will make a great holiday decoration too. 

 

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Project #118: Christmas Splatter cards and paper ornaments

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Christmas Splatter cards and paper ornaments by Véronique from Pichouline

what you'll need:
*craft paint
*water
*knife
*toothbrush
*paper
*punch or scissors

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Step 1:
This is a dirty job, the best is to do it outside. Make sure you protect your clothes and table with table cloth or a large piece of paper.
Step 2:
Cut out a simple shape or punch it. Put the template on your paper that you want to splatter.
Step 3:
Put some paint and a little bit of water in a plate.
Step 4:
Dip your toothbrush in the paint. Scrape your knife, towards you, over the toothbrush.
A rain of paint will splatter over your paper. Let the paper dry, take another colour and repeat step 3-4.

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This technique is lovely to make your own Christmas decoration and wrapping paper….

Have fun! ~Veronique

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