DIY Easter Tree

DIY Easter Tree

If you’re just gonna make one thing for Easter, what will it be? I asked myself that question and have been thinking a lot the last weeks. When browsing stores a couple of days ago I suddenly passed a branch covered with twine in one of my favorite stores, Upstairs. What a great idea for an easter decoration!

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For my version of the DIY Easter tree I’ve used a birch branch, thick yarn and a glue gun. First I glued on the end of the yarn onto the branch. Then I twirled the yarn around and around until I got the branch covered.

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To display it properly, I added three porcelain eggs and put it in a glass vase. Happy Easter!

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DIY Baby Mobile

diy baby mobile

Finally, my first project to my son Albert: DIY baby mobile made from driftwood and Hama beads! I’ve been working on this the last week wondering how to assemble it. Many of the mobiles out there have a cross or a circle top from where the threads hang. I tried the cross first, but it did not look good. Then after a bit of thinking and trying a ended up with this version.

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Supplies: 3 sticks of driftwood, 7 hearts made out of Hama beads, a pair of scissors, twine and thread. First I attached twine from one stick to the next and to the next. Then I attached the hearts on both sides of the sticks using thread. The mobile needs to be balanced, so I had to move the sticks again a bit after assembling it. Now, this is one way to make a baby mobile: Low cost and easy to make :-)

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I was planning to show a photo of the mobile hanging over the crib, but our apartment is so stuffed with things that I did not manage to get a clean shot. Man, I’m so looking forward to moving in May/June! We have bought a semi-detached house across the street. Then I’ll get plenty of space for crafting and taking photos – yay!

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Mom + Baby Sleeping Sign

mom + baby sleeping sign

Got any scraps of fabric laying around? They might be perfect for a mom + baby sleeping sign! When Elise and Albert are sleeping at the same time during afternoons, then this sign will come handy to alarm me to be quit. Well, I don’t actually know if she’ll use it, but it’ll look good hanging by the bedroom door.

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Supplies: Two scraps of fabric with different colors, a stick, all purpose glue, twine and a pair of scissors. 1. Start with cutting a rectangle from the fabric you want as the sign. I’ve used one of Elise’s old t-shirts. 2. Cut out the letters from another piece of fabric. Getting the letters imperfect is kind of the point here, to get that childish look. 3. Glue the letters onto the rectangle and glue on three loops to go around the stick. At the end, use some twine to hang the sign up.

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It took some time figuring out how to set up the letters to fit the rectangle. Make sure you don’t make the letters too big – good luck!