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Kid’s Crafting Station

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My craft room is one of those places that I never really feel like is “finished”.  I always am finding new ideas that I want to implement into it, or it just isn’t organized enough etc etc etc.  I seem to have an excuse for every time that I think I should just show you the whole thing.  I would love to just show you everything today, but then the post would be about a mile long, so I am going to show it to you in little increments.  Today, I will show you how my daughters have a place to call their own in my craft room.  It is their own Kid’s Crafting Station!

Kids art area

My girls love to do projects.  Seriously.  They will sit and color pictures, cut paper, stick stickers, build houses, and paint every minute of every day if I would allow them to.  I enjoy allowing them to be creative which is why I decided they needed their own space and their own supplies.

kids crafting space

The little table is a thrift store find that works perfectly with the IKEA stools (that I love!) for the girls.  Normally there are two stools by the table, but the girls were using the other stool while I was taking pictures and I decided as long as they were happy, one stool would do. :)  The paper roll and holder on top of the table is also from IKEA and has really been handy.  It is really easy to grab a piece of paper off the roll for the girls and get those imaginations flowing.

Kids art area

Lillie (my oldest) really loves to cut paper, but it can’t always be the boring old plain paper.  She wanted patterned paper to do her projects with.  I keep her supplied with a couple of sheets at her table so that she can use it until it runs out.  If you noticed that there aren’t any writing utensils on the desk, you are very perceptive.  I will tell you why there aren’t.  The girls love to color, and I used to keep a crayon box on the table.  Then I started finding artwork on my walls and doors courtesy of my youngest (Addilyn) and decided that if they wanted to color, I would get the crayons down and then put them away when they are done.

Kids crafting area

Above the desk, I have a basket full of stickers, washi tape, scissors (out of Addie’s reach), and ribbon. (I have a fun project that Lillie has been working on that I can’t wait to show you that has turned out so well!  It does my crafty mommy heart good.)  The basket is hanging on an old crib spring thing.  I painted it pink and hung it, and it has worked as a PERFECT bulletin board in my craft room.  I really love having some of my favorite photos of my girls hung there where I can see them.  For those of you reading this that went to high school with me and played in the band, did you notice the clock?  It is totally the same clock that hung in the band room all those years ago.  Literally.  My sister got it for me with permission from the new director after we graduated.

Anyway, there is another peek into my craft room.  I really enjoy having this little space to share with my girls something that I love doing, and cultivating their imaginations and creativity at the same time.

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DIY Easter Egg Decoration

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DIY Easter Egg Decoration Tutorial

With Easter just days away, I wanted to have something cute on my mantel to celebrate with, but it couldn’t be anything that took a long time to make.  It also had to be something that didn’t take a ton of money to make either.  Yesterday I was feeling extra crafty and decided to just get going on a project.  I am in LOVE with the way my mantel came together.

I saw a tutorial on Lolly Jane for this cute Easter art, and knew it would be a fun thing for my mantel.  I used their basic idea and made it more “me” of course.

I was given a box of Dear Lizzy products from their 5th and Frolic line and really just love the colors that are used.   For this project, I used the striped double sided cardstock, burlap bows, and glitter ribbon tape.  (ps glitter tape. is. awesome.  Just go buy some already cause it makes life SO easy!)  If you happen to live close to a JoAnn’s, you can also go pick up any of the 5th and Frolic line there because it is NOW carrying the full line!  Wa-hoo!

DIY Easter Egg Decoration Tutorial

Let’s get on with it.  Here’s how I made my DIY Easter Egg Decoration:

Begin by painting your board white.  My board is 12 inches wide and about 2 feet long, but you can really do this with any size of board.  After your first coat of paint is dry, apply the vinyl lettering.  I used my silhouette machine to cut out the lettering and then transferred it to the board.  Once your vinyl is applied, paint your entire board the color you want it to be.  (I chose yellow.)  Last, remove the vinyl and you will be left with white lettering.

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I gave my board a quick sanding around the edges and a little on the lettering to give it a more worn look and then moved on to the egg.

To make the egg, I used my silhouette again and cut out an egg shape that is 12′” tall and 8.5″ wide.  Then I used that as a stencil on my foam board.  After you have it traced, use an Xacto knife to cut out the shape.  Choose a cute paper to be used for your egg and then embellish.

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After I had everything attached to my egg, I just hot glued the egg onto my piece of wood.  There you have it!  A really cute and inexpensive DIY Easter Egg Decoration!

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