DIY

worth 1000 words: mr. moon

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I loved the print, and I love the DIY hack just as much. Read more about it over at Mommo Design.

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summer craft projects – stack’em high!

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After only a handful of summer vacation days, Birdie and I are still trying to figure out some sort of summer way of being. She wants to go places constantly, or have constant playdates. While I, on the other hand, would prefer some semblance of my own childhood: when days were endless and we played outside […]

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make: craft storage boxes with Duct Tape

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As arty folks everywhere know all too well: craft supplies multiply faster than rabbits. In my own life, it ebbs and flows. Every time I organize things and feel like I’m on top of it, a couple of months later I’ll look around and see several piles of miscellaneous new materials lurking! Why not use […]

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our favorite gift for dad on Father’s Day

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There are gifts that you will never be able to top. The gifts that combine heart, originality, and creativity all into a one-of-a-kind only-for-that-person kind of gift. That’s how I feel about this photo book Birdie and I made for her daddy two years ago. I wish I could just re-give it to him every […]

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6 summer crafts for you and the kids

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Summer is coming, and I am jumping around the house in anticipation. I always start making big mental lists of art and craft things to do with Birdie. I could say I do this to keep her occupied, but to be honest I love them just as much – or more – than she does! […]

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spring paper dolls with stylo magazine

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It’s been an amazing Spring full of fun opportunities for me. And I’m excited to begin sharing it all with you! Stylo Magazine’s second issue is out, and it’s another stunner. You’ll find beautiful fashions for kids that you can make yourself, and lots of inspiration even if you don’t have time to sew it. It’s […]

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DIY: printable mother’s day box of chocolates

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Mother’s Day is coming up fast! As a mom, my favorite gifts are always the handmade wonders my little Birdie presents to me. I’m always grateful that her school helps the kids make something for moms. This year I wanted to help her create something special. I think I’ve found just the thing. This printable […]

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DIY: crystal gem watercolor paintings for kids

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Little girls – and big girls too – love shiny sparkly things. My daughter is no exception. If it sparkles and glistens in the sun, she’s ready to hoard it! In fact, she already has 3 different (small) treasure chests, and would happily gather several more to hold her collections of crystals, jewels, and rocks. […]

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worth 1000 words: Giant Easter Egg

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Can you imagine if all of our Easter Eggs had this much room to doodle? Now that would be an Easter spread to remember. Download your own giant Easter egg coloring page from Mr. Printables.

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top 5 easter crafts

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I make a ton of lists. I have a feeling lots of bloggers behave this way. I’m not talking your average grocery list, or to-do list (though I definitely have a ton of those). I’m talking folders full of images, lists of future project ideas, lists of what I need in my future dream home. […]

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masters of disguise: decorate your easter eggs with these printables

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Looking for sure-fire egg decorating ideas this Spring season? Yes, there are lots of messy, wonderful, painterly choices out there. But right alongside the dyes and paints, let’s add some disguises to your arsenal. These Easter Egg Craft Printables are quick to print out, fun to cut out, and good skill-building for youngsters too, if […]

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ART BAR: a year of making

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It’s a bittersweet day here at Small for Big. Our amazing and talented contributor, Bar, is hanging up her regular hat for some new opportunities. I can’t thank her enough for her inspiration, her creativity, and her wonderful , kind personality. She is the best contributor I could have hoped for! We’ll miss you Bar, […]

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make: painted leaves

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This is a perfect little art project to do on vacation. In fact, that’s where we made these! Escaping the longest winter known to man (which is more of an emotional statement than a factual one), we recently traveled to the Caribbean. The resort where we stayed had the most beautiful and exotic (and giant) […]

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handmade gifts – watercolor clutch DIY

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When you can’t find it, make it. That’s got to be the credo of every creative crafty arty type out there, am I right? I should probably make that into a printable piece of art! See, there, I just did it again – turning things into art projects. I’m always looking for ways to help […]

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DIY name garland

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I love the saturated colors that paint chips can offer for craft projects. We always have a box of them on our supply shelves. This garland idea came from the need to brighten up by daughter’s new room, which she “hates” (her words). She sure knows all the right buttons to push to get her […]

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