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DIY Christmas Headband for a Baby Girl

Hi everyone, I’m Alex from AlexHaralson.com. I’m really excited to be guest posting here on Anita’s blog! Anita wanted me to share a Christmas craft with you and since she just had a baby girl, I figured what better than an adorable headband for that baby girl or yours! So what you’ll need is some

How to Make a Nacho Libre Costume

My son is such an active little dude. He doesn’t stop moving, jumping, running around, etc. That said he is not even two years old so some of his ‘moves’ are a little funny to watch.  One day I got the idea to dress up him as Nacho on “Nacho Libre“on Halloween. If you haven’t

How to Paint a Lamp Post

Our house is mainly white with blueish-grey siding and brown shingles. But our mailbox and lamp post are black and I really dislike the clash. So instead of buying a new lamp post, I decided to spray paint it. Please ignore our grass/weeds in these photos. We have been trying to revive our lawn since

Nursery Closet Organization and Decor

The nursery that I have spent a long time painting and the decorating was finally complete… except the closet was one ugly mess. It was so disorganized and cluttered that I didn’t even want to include a photo of it before its makeover. I wanted to do something cute with it that matched my nursery’s

How to Make a Styrofoam Traffic Cone

Recently, I threw a transportation shower. I bought these traffic sign suckers on Amazon. I was looking for a way to display them and came up with this super easy, very quick (3-5 minutes), and inexpensive Styrofoam traffic cone as the solution. You can use these cones for suckers, for decor, for playtime, etc. First you

Cars, Planes, Trains, Boats, Bicycles, and Trucks… Transportation Baby Shower

  Recently my friend and I threw a shower for our good friend Bonnie.  I did the decorations, invitations, favors, and food tags. She made the all of the delicious food. We had a great time planning it and it was a very relaxed and enjoyable shower. I’m going to apologize in advance that the photography isn’t

How to Make a Crib or Toddler Blanket

For both my son’s and daughter’s nurseries I’ve wanted to make custom crib blankets to match the color scheme, theme, and decor. I’ve been very happy with the crib/toddler blanket I made for my son so I wanted to make a very similar one for my daughter. It doesn’t take very much skill to make

How to Make a Reusable Party Banner

My neighbor Kim is super crafty and taught me how to make a  reusable party banner so I want to share it with you. First, cut out the shape of the banner pendants in the fabric using scissors. Make sure to leave about 1 inch at the top for a fold over that the rope

How to Make a Russell Costume from the Movie UP

I have had multiple requests to post a tutorial on how to make a Russell costume from the movie UP. So here it is… Russell from UP is one of the cutest kid characters out there and it was so much fun to dress my son up like him. There are quite a few props

How to Customize, Recover, and/or Reupholster a Crib Bumper Pad

With both my son’s and daughter’s nurseries I’ve wanted custom crib bumper pads… and I didn’t want to pay hundreds for them either! My mom helped me with my son’s and I felt comfortable enough to make my daughter’s. It really isn’t that hard to do. If you can sew a straight line you can

How to Make a Ballerina Tulle Crib Skirt

When decorating my soon-to-be daughter’s nursery (see nursery here). I wanted to add a feminine touch to the otherwise somewhat-gender-neutral space. Thus, I decided to add a Ballerina skirt made out of tulle. It was much easier and went faster than I thought. All you need is tulle and scissors. You will need 1/2 yard

How to Make a Crib Canopy out of Tulle

Making a crib canopy out of tulle is very simple, inexpensive, and quick. First, gather an embroidery hoop (mine was 8″ in diameter) and can be found here. Next, buy the tulle. I bought 54″ x 12 yards of it. I bought 12 yards to create a double layer. If you want to have a

Native American Nursery- How to Save Thousands on a Nursery

Our daughter will be born end of November/early December and I have always wanted to do a Navajo/Native American style nursery for one of my children. With my son it wouldn’t have really worked out because of the carpet. I used the brown diamond Berber carpet as inspiration and came up with this blue, brown,

How to Paint and Stencil an Entire Room

 There are a lot of things you can do to make painting and stenciling more convenient, efficient, and not as messy. But before you start reading please know that the biggest part in painting is prepping the room right. If you fully prepare the room you are painting in, the project will go much more

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