Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ten Fantastic DIY Gifts for Kids

1. DIY Play Kitchen

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I've seen lots of these made out of recycled/upcycled entertainment centers online and been trying to find the time to make one of my own, and I must say, this one from thehaasmachine.com is everything I would want in my own play kitchen!  Maybe they will make me one!

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2. Doll Baby Carrier

Here's a fantastic tutorial from sunscholars.com

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3. Mr. Potato Head Quiet Book

The folks at Jocelyn and Jason have been generous enough to share this project via Dropbox with the world, you can grab all of the templates here.
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4. Mix and Match Wooden Blocks

This one is kind of a make it/buy it one, and well worth the $5!  The folks at Olliblocks have created these wonderful printables to put onto blocks, so for the busy crafty mom, or someone who really wants to make a handmade gift but lacks certain creative skills, this one is for YOU!


5. Lace Princess Crown

Okay, this one is FANTASTIC, a DIY beautiful crown that you can make in the MICROWAVE!  Rook No. 17 offers a full tutorial and I'm going to make one today!
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*of course if I figure out how to make these and they look fantastic I'll be selling some of them!

6. Dragon Hooded Towel

A fantastic tutorial is available for this one from the folks at craftylittleprojects
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7. Art Caddy

LOVE this one from the folks at iheartorganizing going to have to add this to my list.  What a fantastic creative gift for the creative kid in your life!

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8.  DIY Dollhouse

There are fantastic ideas out there everywhere, here's a great dollhouse project with ideas and tutorials from thebusybudgetingmama
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9.  DIY Chalkboard Globe

Being something of a globetrotter myself, I was pretty excited to find this fantastic idea from designsponge.  It's kind of presented as a DIY gift for men, but I can't wait to adapt it for my kid!
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Surprisingly, you can actually buy a globe that is all chalkboard!



10. DIY Train Table that can STORE UNDER THE BED!

Love this one, and there's a full tutorial available from Diary of a Preppy Mom
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