I have a long list of activites planned for this years Christmas time. Emilia has the perfect age to get crafty. I have seen someone make salt dough ornaments on Instagram weeks ago and thought why not. This is the perfect opportunity for us to make something together we can keep but also gift.
So with no further ado, here is how we made our salt dough ornaments….
– 1 cup of salt
– 2 cups of flour
– 3/4 cup of water
– mix everything together unitl you have a nice dough and then roll it out on your kitchen counter with lots of flour so it won´t stick
– bake for 2-3 three hours on 120 degrees
– let it cool and then start painting or leave it blank, however you prefer it
I used acrylic color cause it is brighter but you can also use water color.
Building this art corner has been one of the best ideas I had this year. We gifted Emilia the art easel and all the supply for her second birthday cause she loves to draw and it was a huge hit. We might have a little artist on our hands 🙂 but all jokes aside I think it is perfect for her age. She likes to draw all by herself or with one of us. It definitely keeps her occupied and happy.
I got most of the stuff from amazon as well as a local store but you can get many of the things like stickers and glitter glue or stamps at your local dollar store, I am sure about that.
The art cart itself is from Ikea and stuffed with great items to draw, color and do handikraft. I got lots of boxes and cups to keep it as neat as possible and so far it has worked great. The paper divider is from amazon and perfect to store the sticker sheets, construction and glitter paper as well as the little sheets of foam rubber. I am sure we are going to do lots of crafts with all these things.
As far as I can see there are hundreds of cute things you could add to your cart. You just need to decide which theme you want to follow and also what you or your little one enjoys.
Easter is right arond the corner but that doesn´t mean there isn´t some time left for a quick and easy Easter DIY. Make your Easter basket outstanding for the Easter Egg hunt or gift it to one of your loved ones who deserves a special piece.
All you need for this a basket, some fake flowers, cute plastic eggs and a hot glue gun. This is all I used. Very inexpensive and you will probably still get everything you need last minute.
Are you guys ready for Easter? All we have left to do is set the table and get groceries.
With all the quarantine restrictions due to Covid 19 we have been facing for the last few months on a daily basis lots of people have gotten super creative in terms of renovating their homes or exploring their inner Martha Stewart and have been cooking and baking ever since. I for myself had a baby which was also time consuming so my first DIY project took me awhile.
But today I am finally sharing my DIY tie-dye shirt on my little corner on the internet. After looking at so many shirts I could never find a piece I loved and if I did it mostly was sold out or super expensive so after watching a ton of YouTube video I decided to make my own – Mommy and Me version.
How to Tie-Dye your own shirts?
So I ordered a tie-dye kit off of amazon and thought by myself how hard could it be, I mean thousands of people already done it. I was quite confident to start on the pieces (I got a pair of longsleeves and t-shirts from H&M as they also carry baby clothing) but felt a little overwhelmed after mixing the paint but I went on how I wanted to die our clothes and to be honest I think they turned out great for a first time.
The method I used for our shirts is called the crinkle method and probably the easiest of all. You just crinkle your shirts together and fixate them with a rubber band (much easier with the baby bodies as they didn´t take up to much space but my shirts, even crinkled, where quite large so I managed to color, flip and put them into a ziplock bag without). Also I soaked the shirts with a vinegar water solution for about an hour upfront cause it said that the color is supposed to hold and look better after.
After letting the color set for about 4-6 hours you can rinse each shirt with cold water and wash afterwards. The color with get a little lighter but still looks beautiful. Let it air dry and you are good to go.
– blue is the most pigmented color so I would recommend to wear gloves even to rinse it off as otherwise your hands will stay blue for some time
– plastic foil also works to keep it damp but a ziplock bag is the best
It was so much fun and I probably make another bunch with more difficult patterns cause I have so much color left. Some baby socks or/and a neckerchief for our dog would be great.
As of now I am pretty impressed with how easy it has been and I for myself think I got great results.
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