Friday, February 27, 2015

DIY Ballerina Balloon Snowman Garland

Ballerina Balloon Snowman Garland: 
With a daughter who danced ballet for year and who has a winter birthday, it seems only natural to us that our snowmen wear tutus. They do!  In fact, one year, we created a birthday party entirely around this idea.  I love a party at home; one that's full of activity and reflects the personality of the birthday kid!

I'll share more about this party later but, today: 

Make Ballerina Balloon Snowman Garlands, with us!  "Roll" with us below for the full post and how-to:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Simple Print Making: Glue Gun Stencils

Hi Friends. We 're on our two week Winter Break! Next week, we'll be skiing but, this week, we're home and I love to lure the kids into projects with me. These Glue Gun Stencils are really fun to make with big kids. These are so easy, fun, creative. versatile and functional. 

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This is a set of Opposite Pillows, using this technique; made for guest. It works great on tee shirts, too! Come along with us...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Make a Snowball Lantern Cake

Snowball treats for you to eat: Make a Snowball Lantern Cake that lights up!

Hi friends. Our snow has come and gone; then, come again. We've had unexpected snow, last night, that's given us a morning of sledding and the chance to try something that we want to share with you, too: Swedish Snowball Lantern Cake. 

This is a perfect "Kids Bake" project for anyone, anywhere and we feel like we can share a little bit of Sweden with you ---- but, in yummy cake-form. This Snowball Lantern is even lit with a flame.  We can't wait to share this with you.

Jump below to get started, too. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Swedish Snowball Lanterns

There’s a saying in Sweden that “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.”  This robust attitude is present in winter play and outside creativity, as well.  I think Snowball Lanterns are a natural example of this.  I like them for their duality: kids fun with beauty adults can enjoy, too! (And, honestly: these can -- and are -- made by all ages!)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rainbow Binoculars

Make your own rainbows.

Seeing a rainbow always stops me mid-sentence. Aren't you the same? There's something so unexplainably magical about them.

Last week, we had guests with young kids visiting us which gave me the perfect excuse to gather up a few articles that we already had around the house for the kids to create and to then, chase rainbows: We made Rainbow Binoculars.  It's such an easy, fun, project that was followed by exploration.

So, today, I can't way to set you off chasing rainbows, too! Jump below to learn how:

Friday, February 13, 2015

Printable Love Cards

These hands.  That heart.  This is what inspires me. 

I can think of no better way to thank you for meeting us here than by sharing a little love-something made with my two hands for your two hands to enjoy. Whether you need a Last Minute Valentine or want a reason to share love throughout the year. Print these Love Cards. Love is always in season and makes the world go around.

Jump below for  PRINTABLE LOVE CARDS -- just for you or share them with friend and share little willowday love today.  

Valentine's Day Garland in 15 minutes

Do you need a last minute Valentine Party Decoration? Make this Paper Garland and have your own personalised Valentines Garland in 15 minutes. The impact is big but, the technique is super simple making these a: Yes-you-can-garland. 

(I bet that you already have the supplies at home.)

Jump below with us to learn how.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Family Meals: Roasted Beet Chips

Make rosy, heart-shaped, chips this week for your Valentines.

It's Valentine's week and I want to do something special everyday while not turning the house into Candy Land.  I knew that the kids would be thrilled if I surprised them with chips and thought of turning a (healthy) family favorite into a Valentine's weekday treat. Last night, we had Heart-shaped Roasted Beet Chips.  I can't wait for you to add these, too.

You can make these chips heart-shaped, classically shaped; make them for the kids or make them side-by-side.

Jump below to learn how to make these, too. 

Is this the most unusual sound in the Swedish language?

Hi friends, I just wanted to say a little hello. I hope your month is wonderful. Although we've filled willowday with vibrant reds and pinks this past week; our surroundings are very Swedish winter white.  When I came across a report by a local paper, I realised that my writing doesn't exactly reflect

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hersey Kiss Rings

Make Hersey Kiss Rings.  These are treats that are crafts or crafts that are treats. Either way, they're simply adorable and how we are using our coveting Hersey Kisses that I brought back in my luggage last weekend.

Jump below with us to see how to make these, too.

Friday, February 6, 2015

DIY Dry Erase Valentine Doodle Board with Printable

DIY Valentine Doodle Boards

Happy Doodle Day, Dears!

I can't tell you how much fun this very, simple, little, project has brought us and I'm thrilled to share it with you for you to make one, too. I think it's essential this season.

We've placed our DIY Valentine Doodle Board by our front door and no one can resist its' allure.  In the short moments before school, it was inhabited by a jungle of heart-shaped animals and I was left with a message that reminded me that there were only "8 days until Valentine's Day." (aka: "Candy, please, Mommy.") Doodles wipe away in a blink, to get started creating again and again.

Let's get you doodling, too! Come with us. I'll show you how!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Make a Heart Lamp

Make conversation Paper Heart Lamps.

set them low, by the bed ....

or hang from the rafters.

But, make them. They're just so cute!  This idea was cut from a combination of Paper Christmas Star love + a wish to leave a little love-token behind for our daughter as I flew off, recently, on travels (Maybe, not subtle, right? ) and it did hit the mark. 

To learn how to make one, too, jump below with us ...