Geometric Painted Set of Children’s Blocks – DIY

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As a mother of a ten month old, my living room is full of brightly colored plastic toys. It seems like my son’s favorite toys are the biggest, ugliest (loudest) ones. Now that he’s starting to show interest in blocks, I’ve been looking around for a set that he and I can enjoy together (preferably one that I like to look at, since they’ll no doubt be scattered on the floor for much of the day!).

Here’s a little set of wood blocks stained and painted with geometric shapes. The bright white and metallic gold accents are so clean and modern! This little stack of blocks will look good on a living room floor as well as stacked on a shelf waiting for tiny hands to play with them.

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Mason Jar Chore Chart

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Is it a pain in the butt to try to keep track of who is doing which chores and don’t have a cute way to keep track, but maybe just a bunch of lists lying around the house?

Check out this adorable Mason Jar Chore list from The Crafted Sparrow. The sticks have the name of the chore, and when your kids are done with the chore, they can move their stick to the “Done” jar.

I just think this is so adorable and would look good in anyone’s house.

To check out the Mason Jar Chore Chart, check it out here. 

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Anthropologie-Inspired Hair Ties

Anthropologie-Inspired Hair Ties
{This tutorial is for personal use only.}

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I love the crystalline hair ties from Anthropologie! They are such an effortless way to dress up a ponytail! I have made the Emi Jay-style hair ties before and figured out an easy way to add some glam to a plain hair tie, here’s how:

You will need:

  • Beads, Satin Flowers, or Pendants
  • 5/8” Fold Over Elastic (cut in 9 -9.5” pieces)
  • Nylon Fishing Line
  • Felt
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Crimp Beads*
  • Jewelry Crimp Tool*** Optional

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DIY Colorful Bohemian Tassels for Bags

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I’ve been wanting to make a big, colorful, crazy tassel for ages. In this tutorial, I’ll show how to create one of these bohemian beauties of your very own. It’s such a versatile accessory: right now, mine’s clipped to my favorite clutch, but I can see one or two of these tassel on a straw beach tote, or even on car keys- anywhere that you want to add a little pop of color.
To begin, you will need:
  • leather craft lace in assorted colors (can be found at your local craft store)
  • yarn in different colors
  • scissors
  • a purse, clutch, or key fob

Supplies

1. Cut the leather craft laces into equal pieces. The length of your tassel will be half of the length of the pieces you cut (i.e. a 10” piece of fabric will yield a 5” tassel). I used between 10-15 pieces; experiment with the number of pieces to create the desired thickness for your tassel. I mixed both brown, gold, and purple lace to add variety.
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