DIY Cloud Light

DIY CLoud Light

Making this DIY Cloud light takes about an hour and costs only $10. Super adorable!

DIY Tattly Eggs

Tattly Eggs

Easter is just around the corner. What’s your plan for decorating eggs? I’ll be going the Tattly route..

Embroidered Animal Portraits

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Loving these embroidered animal portraits by Emillie Ferris.

Michele Kingdom Embroideries

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Really beautiful embroidery art work by Michelle Kingdom.

(via BB)

Giant Paper Snow Flakes

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Totally want to make some of these giant paper snow flakes with my kids this weekend!

(via BB)

Felt Cat Bed

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Last week this little family adopted a rescue cat from an ASPCA shelter in Manhattan. While we are still trying to figure out a name (most difficult process in history) the cat is super happy and so are my kids. And I have discovered pet accessories. What a huge market! Can we talk about this felted cat bed. Made me smile.

Make your own LEGO Gummy Bricks

Grant Thompson shares a tutorial on how to make completely edible gummy LEGO bricks and figures using a mixture of corn syrup, Jello, and gelatin.

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DIY Abstract Picture Frame

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Love the playfulness of this abstract DIY Picture Frame. It comes with a tutorial.

Letterpress at Home Kit

Letterpress At Home Kit

This Letterpress At Home Kit is very tempting. My kids and I could have some serious fun with it. Anyone know if it’s any good?

Ping Pong Balls + LED Lights

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Love this DIY idea: Using ping pong balls and LED lights to make a festive garland.

Smartphone Virtual Reality

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This site lets you turn your smartphone into a virtual reality device.

(via Curious About)

DIY Tattly Ornaments

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My team surprised me with these DIY Tattly Holiday ornaments. I squealed! Nic wrote a step-by-step guide on how to make them! This makes me so happy! (Reminds me of the eggs I decorated a while back)

Papier-Mâché Projects

This little family is currently spending a week in the Northfork, enjoying the last week before school starts again. I’ve reconnected with my younger self and looked up some papier-mâché projects to do with my 8 year old, Ella. Here are some of my favorite finds:

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Paper Mache lollipop manPapier-Mâché Lollipop man (no instructions)

paper-mache face Papier-Mâché Face (no instructions)

paper mache turtlePapier-Mâché Turtle with Step-by-step instructions

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Paper Mache Bowls
Papier-Mâché Bowls (with step-by-step instructions)

And then here, slightly creepy personalized DIY papier-mâché pinatas:

Don’t know how to make the ‘glue’? Here’s a round-up of various papier-mâché recipes. What are you going to make?

Art Supplies Tattly

Art Supply Tattly

These brand new Art Supply Tattly by Peagreen Designs make me way happy.

sugru + LEGO = Awesome!

Sugru

My love for sugru is so big.

Have you watched the sugru founders wonderful 99u talk?

littleBits Space Kit

Woah! littleBits just launched a Space Kit, in collaboration with NASA.

littleBits is the LEGO of electronics. It’s a library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun.

I am a fan.

Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising is an iphone app that allows you to beautifully tell your story with soft- and hardcover books and postcards. Beautifully designed. Simple. Definitely giving this a try.

(via Chris Glass)

Giant Origami

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Sipho Mabona has taken Origami to extremes. He’s folded this life-sized (!) elephant out of one sheet of paper. So much respect.

Washing Machine Drum gone Firepit

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I may have mentioned a similar tutorial before but I am so in love with the idea I had to point to Apartment Therapy’s recent post on how the size and shape of the drum inside a basic washing machine lends itself perfectly to being upcycled into a fire pit.

Arm Knitting

I shared an Instagram of Ella (7) knitting a few days ago and one of my followers left a comment saying I should look into arm knitting. A quick Google search let me to the above YouTube video. Looks fascinating, no? Also, lots of arm knitting stuff to find on Etsy.

I love the internet so much!

Paper Dresses

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The cool mom of the day award most certainly goes to Angie, mother of 4 year old Mayhem. Together they create elaborate dresses out of paper.

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FlipBooKit Moto

FlipBooKit Moto

Now here’s a cool crafty project for a rainy weekend: FlipbooKit Moto! The laser cut kit can be assembled with simple hand tools (you’ll just need a screwdriver) and will take you under an hour to complete. No soldering or Engineering degrees required.

Love this so much. Totally want to make one with photos of my kids.

DIY Moon Clock

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DIY moon clock, with instructions in Finnish. Ha!

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Stand-Up Desk (IKEA Hack)

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The utterly brilliant Kelli Anderson built this good looking (!) convertible stand-up IKEA hack desk with help from metalsmith-extraordinaire Dustin John and Daniel Dunnam. The minimalist convertible standing-sitting desk/storage unit is made from Ikea cabinets, a top from Lowe’s and a linear actuator.

This is the first standing desk I’ve seen that I would let enter my studio. Well done Kelli!