Spring Crafts with Kids


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This week we are on Spring Break – well my daughter is on Spring Break.  My week is business as usual but in the midst of work I’m trying to include some fun projects.  The other  night we painted some bird houses.  I think these will be perfect for my Spring time mantles. 

We decorated the bird houses 3 different ways –  I used fabric and modge podge on one my houses.  I had some left over scraps I cut out for my no sew quilt project

Then I found a new use for my washi tape – I washi taped one of my houses.  Lilly painted two of the houses and of course after she painted both she was mad I broke out the washi tape so I will be back tomorrow to buy one more bird house for her to washi tape. 


Painted Houses – by Lilly

Spring Crafts for Kids {The Preppy Strawberry} ww.thingamajigetc.blogspot.com/


Spring Crafts for Kids {The Preppy Strawberry} ww.thingamajigetc.blogspot.com/


Fabric Modge Podge House

Spring Crafts for Kids {The Preppy Strawberry} ww.thingamajigetc.blogspot.com/


Washi Tape House

Spring Crafts for Kids {The Preppy Strawberry} ww.thingamajigetc.blogspot.com/


This is a simple project for all ages –

Bird houses I found for  $1.00 at Joann’s

paint – we used the Joann brand acrylic paint ( I think they are .59 cents)

the rest of the supplies we used I already had on hand …


Spring Crafts for Kids {The Preppy Strawberry} ww.thingamajigetc.blogspot.com/



Get creative!  You can even embellish your houses once they dry. 


Happy Crafting! 



{DIY} No Sew Quilt Wall Art Tutorial

No Sew Quilt Wall Art {The Preppy Strawberry}



Don’t let the word quilt scare you away!  This project involves  absolutely  no sewing!  If you have the patience to cut and glue fabric squares then this is the perfecting quilting project for you! 

Let me first say, I’ve never quilted before in my life but when I saw this project first pop up on pinterest it caught my eye!   I followed the directions from Amanda at Crazy Mom quilts  <—(click to see her tutorial on this project.)

I would love to make t-shirt quilt for my daughter one day.  I started saving t-shirts when my daughter was a baby.  As she outgrew a fun t-shirt, I stashed it away now after almost 7 years of doing this I have a nice little pile of random t-shirts.  hopefully one day they will all find themselves on a quilt!


 This project was super easy and lots of fun to make!  The hardest part was arranging the fabric pieces on the canvas – so with a little patience any one can do this project!  I bought a few extra canvases and might let Lilly make one for her bedroom. 


So you ready to make one? 



Follow the steps below and start creating your No Sew Quilt Wall Art!


Modge Podge ( matte finish)

Canvas ( 11X14) was the size I used

fabric scraps – cut up – any shapes and sizes!  Have fun with it! 


Step 1, I just set the fabric scraps on my canvas and I played with where I wanted to place my fabric. 

Project idea from Crazy Mom Quilts

No Sew Quilt Wall Art {The Preppy Strawberry}


Step 2 – You will need your modge  podge, scrap paper, and paint brush in this net step.  Here you are  going to glue the fabric to the canvas.  In this step, I glued all the pieces down first and let those dry .  Once it dries a little I went over each piece with modge podge and set it aside to dry


No Sew Quilt Wall Art {The Preppy Strawberry}


No Sew Quilt Wall Art {The Preppy Strawberry} 


Step 3, Final step, you are going to modge podge No Sew Quilt Wall Art {The Preppy Strawberry}on top of the fabric and let this dry completely. 



The Finished Project! 

Right now, it’s sitting on my mantle but will be moving to my craft room/ office very soon!!


No Sew Quilt Wall Art {The Preppy Strawberry}


Happy Crafting! 


Christmas Craft Club …..

Here’s a peak at pictures from craft club last Friday night …..
I think we need to come up with better name?  What do you think?  In fact we don’t really have a name? 

Craft Club got started last February and was inspired from the pinterest craze.  At the first craft night we made the T-Shirt scarves – Super cute!  If you haven’t tried making one they are super easy and even make cute gifts.  Here are a few links on how to make the T-Shirt scarves

T-Shirt Scarf Tutorials

whole list of cute t-shirt scarves can be found over here at my blessed life – CLICK HERE 

Christmas Craft Club….

Festive Holiday craft to share ….

{DIY} Paper Mache letter Tutorial {The Preppy Strawberry}
My little helper – helping get ready for craft night

This month we met on Nov. 30th so we kicked off the Christmas season early with some JOY!  We made modge podge paper mache letters and some of us decorate with Christmas paper and others made their letters neutral. 

Did I mention we invited our daughters to join us and they got to paint their initials?  It was a fun evening filled with lots of laughs, good food, and a finished Christmas project! Oh and the girls put on a holiday show at the end?  They had a great time while the Mom’s crafted away … Happy Times 😉 

Christmas Pinterst Party {DIY} Tutorial

[DIY} Paper Mache Modge Podge Letter Tutorial
Step 1 – you will need to trace your letter on the scrapbook paper of your choice.  You will need to do this for each letter.  After you cut out the letters set these aside you will need the cut out letters in step 4. 
Step 2:  – paint all the sides of the letter except the front –  DO NOT Paint the part you are putting the scrapbook paper on leave as is.  Let the paint dry….
Step 3:  Once the paint is dry and you are happy you can move onto Step 4. If you need to put on a second coat of paint – do this now and after the paint dries completely move onto step 4
Step 4:   Take another foam brush and modge podge the front of the letter. (the part you did not paint.)  Once you have an even coat of modge podge – not to thick but enough that covers the front place your letter cut out on the front.  Let this set for a  about 5 min
step5:  once your paper is glued to the front you will want to modge podge over the top of the paper to secure it in place
Step 6: – let dry – once dried you can add your embellishments! 

Paper Mache Letter Tutorial

1) paper mache letters of your choice ( I bought mine at Joann’s)
2) scrapbook paper – of course you choice!
3)  Modge Podge
4) Paint and foam brushes
5)  any embellishments – paper flowers, ribbon, pom poms, – pretty much any scrapbook embellishment will work! 

Finished projects …..

{DIY} pape mache letter tutorial

above is a set I did using the small paper mache letters
{DIY} paper mache letter tutorial
JOY letters using medium size paper mache letters
Here’s a few other pictures of the finished projects …. My friend Angie posted earlier in the week about craft night.  If you are not a follower of her new blog – check it out!  She’s super creative!
You can find her at Oopsie Maizie – or click on the links below to check out her new blog! 

Photo: oopsie Maizie
maize M
A couple of the girls finished initials… didn’t they turn out super cute?!? I just love them! 
Marina M

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Happy Crafting
~ Amy