DIY Wednesday: Owl Bookends

A homemade item with both charm and practicality, these DIY Owl Bookends from The Little Appleseed are too cute for words. Customize them to your liking with any fabric of your choice; it’s a simple-to-do project with lasting appeal.

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Photo source: thelittleappleseed.com

Materials:

 Fabric

Pattern for the owls

Scissors

Felt

Flannel

A Sewing Needle and Yarn

Rice

Step 1: Make a pattern for the owls.

Step 2: Cut out the fabric needed for the owls. Use flannel. felt and other fabric for the eyes and wings.

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Step 3: Hand embroider all of the pieces in place before sewing them together.

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Step 4: Leaving an opening at the top, stuff them and put rice at the bottom to weigh them down.

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DIY: Zig Zag Tray

A household can never have too many trays; useful for just about anything from books and magazines in your living room to delicate jewelry and a candle on your nightstand. Courtesy of Style Me Pretty, this fabulously chic gold and white zig zag tray is an ideal addition to your home décor or even to serve as a beautiful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table! We love how an everyday tray is revamped with a touch of glam color and design. With just a few items required to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, see the easy pictorial directions for the DIY below:

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Here’s what you’ll need:

White tray of your choice

Adhesive size

Gold leaf

Glue brush

1” Painter’s tape

Paint brush

Clear acrylic spray

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For addtional instructions for this project, visit Style Me Pretty.

DIY Wednesday: Cupcake Onesies Shower Gift

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Looking for a simple, DIY shower gift? Look no further than this adorable present idea from blogger, Freckles Chick. For this easy-peasy project, all you’ll need is the following:

  • Four onesies; try the adorable options from Destination Maternity!
  • Two pairs of socks;
  • Cute cupcake baking cups (gender specific or gender neutral);
  • A cupcake or pastry box, which can be found at your local craft store.
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Follow the super-easy picture tutorial above and secure the roll with the overhanging material from the sock. Once you’ve completed your cupcake, place it in a liner and put in the box, and secure with a ribbon, yarn or a bow. The guest of honor is sure to be pleasantly surprised when she receives this cute and crafty gift.

For further details and more crafty ideas, check out Freckles Chick!

DIY Wednesday: Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking is a great way to reminisce all of your favorite memories and milestones! Remember this special time by capturing stages of your pregnancy and those first days at home! There are so many ways to decorate your scrapbook to accomodate different experieces and memories during this special time in your life. You can decorate it with photos, important trinkets like your hospital braclet, and even unique 3D stickers! Check out all of the adorable ideas at Better Homes and Gardens, and a few highlights below.

He or She Page

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Just Born Page

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Baby’s Toes Page

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Baby Treasures Page

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DIY Wednesday: Birth Announcement Onesie

DIY Wednesday: Birth Announcement Onesie

Photo source: fancyfrugallife.com

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Photo source: fancyfrugallife.com

What better way to announce your little one’s arrival than with a custom birthday onesie? We love this DIY project from Fancy Frugal Life. Quick, easy and adorable, this onesie is a great way to capture and share your baby’s first precious moments with friends and family.

All you’ll need is a white onesie, a sharpie, an iron on quick fuse sheet, an iron and a computer and printer. After you’ve made and printed out your calendar (detailed directions on Fancy Frugal Life), snap a photo of your little one and send it via email or make copies at your local printer to distribute to loved ones. Personal, inexpensive and gushingly cute, we can’t think of a better way for your baby to make their first appearance!

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