If I'm being honest, I have to admit I spent altogether waaaay too long putting together this gift guide. I just couldn't help getting completely caught up in the myriad of amazing toys and gifts available for kids these days. And best of all, many of them are handmade! Click through for my favorite finds.
Decorating a child's room is such a fun experience. You can go crazy with color, pick animated and adorable elements, and all the furniture is just so tiny. However, these small spaces do come with their own set of unique challenges. As kids grow and change, so do their interests and needs. If you're looking to save money, or are just looking for ways to add your own unique stamp to a room, why not do-it-yourself? We've rounded up 75 fun DIY...
This project is brought to you by the following joyous news: I'm going to be an aunt! I'm over-the-moon excited, and can't wait to meet my first little niece or nephew. That's right, I said niece OR nephew, and that's because the gender isn't known yet! I'm too excited to wait around to find out whether it's going to be a boy or a girl, and I wanted to get started crocheting a blanket ASAP. I made this gender-neutral baby blanket from a sweet sunflower yellow and cute mint green with alternating white.
After seeing baby gym after baby gym with plastic this and fuzzy that, this wooden minimalistic version is a welcome change! If you've got a baby on the way, or just want to make this as a gift for a loved one, try your hand at this surprisingly simple project!
How cute is this little wood veneer mobile?? I kind of want to make a million of them... and then, I guess, give them away? I don't know what I'd do with a million adorable mobiles. But, gosh darnit, I want to make 'em!
Instead of the run-of-the-mill baby nurseries that are in every catalog out there, this mom-to-be wanted her little guy's nursery to have something extra that would stand out and grow up with the baby. That called for something a little more masculine than Winnie the Pooh.
Using untreated pallet lumber and a good deal of problem solving, this nursery on the Bower Power Blog has a rustic and awesome accent wall. Because the wood was...
Fluffy pastel animals: take a hike! This may be one of the manliest baby nurseries I've ever seen.
Recently, I stumbled upon these amazing doll houses (read: works of art) by Brinca Dada. Not only would I love to have one of them for our daughter Ayla, but I'd love to live inside one of them. They are simple and stunning.
The company's philosophy is that "toys should be beautiful and fun." They believe they should be athestically pleasing to parents and inviting to children. They pride themselves on skipping the flash and noise, in favor...
Hi Curbliers - We're still stocking our premium membership section with lots of fun, original how-tos. Now that the little ones have all grown up, its time to create some adult fun by transforming an old baby changing table into a smart bar cart.
"An old, outdated, three-tiered baby changing table seems like a perfect candidate for a makeover. Although the shelves are a bit too deep for a book shelf and the design doesn’t lend itself to a...
Let's face it, it's not the baby that takes up a lot of room, it's all the crap that her parents think they need--or are TOLD they will need--to go with her. Not only does the stuff take up a lot of room, it costs a lot of money too. So, although these tips
Bunnies are adorable and bunnies made out of little baby socks are even cuter. You can wow the kids and adults alike at Easter dinner by pulling out a pint sized bunny for each guest, your little Easter present to all.
Elsiemarley makes this look so easy. You only need a few items to whip up a
lil basket o' bunnies from itty bitty leftover baby socks. Hey, it's a green craft too.
This year, don't dress your tiny one like a pumpkin. Dress her in one.
Carve, make a body hole, make leg holes, protect infant in plastic bag, and show 'er off.
Wow. Creativity, beauty, and a bit o' function...everything great design is all about. Michael from Spool Sewing offers a free how-to and pattern to create this amazing mobile from fallen twigs, some fishing line and eyehooks, and leftover fabric scraps. The fabric bird pattern alone is worth a million. Via.
I hadn't watched TV for almost three weeks. and the first commercial I saw when I turned it on featured some choice modern bedding and baby gear. "Who with such taste would advertise on the Food Network at one in the morning?" I thought. "Ikea? Room and Board?" Nope, Target.
Apparently the retailer has teamed up with DwellStudio for exclusive releases of bedding, a nursery collection, and kitchen/dining materials.
Grassroots Modern provides these...
Making stuff is always way more fun when you're using the images of your friends and family as source material. Here's eleven clever projects that allow you to use your own digital photos to create beautiful artwork and fun crafts.
- KidGrid: DIY Photo blocks
- Customized party gear
- Make photo magnets
- Personalized mini-stickers
- Custom coloring books
- Create your own pop art
- DIY Photo mobile
- Bookplate stickers
- Personalized baby books & scrapbooks
- Photo puzzle
I don't imagine a cuter hat could exist. The Coverall Hat by Oeuf is designed to solve the eternal problem of keeping the hat on the youngster's noggin, where it belongs. The effect, however, is ultimate adorableness.
DIYable? For sure. Can the design translate into an adult model? Absolutely, but we should probably keep our shirts on.
Made from 100% baby alpaca wool, which is non-allergenic.
This photo, with an adequate warning and shaming from DIYLife, elicits an important question:
What should you never do yourself?
Clearly, you shouldn't duct tape your baby to a wall, whether you do it yourself or with assistance.
But what tasks or repairs do you think absolutely must go to a professional? Intense electrical or gas work? Masonry? House cleaning?
There’s nothing that can ruin the look of a finely decorated home quicker than a child’s high chair stuck in the corner of the kitchen or dining room. To address this bane of interior design, check out Modern Nursery’s selection of high chairs, and in particular the Nest High Chair. It fits tikes 6 months to 6 years old, and once the offspring doesn’t need the altitude to reach the dining table, the Nest converts to a Nester chair.