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Braided T~Shirt Bracelets for St. Patrick’s Day~Great Craft for Kids!

Braided T~Shirt Bracelets for St. Patrick's Day~Great Craft for Kids! @NotSoIdleHands.com

Do you have some old t~shirts hanging around screaming for a new purpose? Use them to make some adorable new bracelets and if you make them in green they can even help keep you from being pinched this St. Patty's Day! Start by cutting your knit t~shirts into 1 inch strips. If you don't have any old t~shirts to cut up, you can run over to your local fabric store and buy a bit {you can buy … [Read more...]

Adorable DIY Scripture Tote or Book Tote For Kids

Adorable DIY Scripture Tote or Book Tote For Kids By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Today I wanted to show how to make this cute book or scripture tote for your kiddos. I actually made this one awhile ago for my oldest daughter to replace hers that was falling apart and she begged me to make her one this time {I don't know why, my sewing skills aren't super}. So, after she gave me the puppy look, I gave in. But, it turned out looking fairly decent, so I decided to share after … [Read more...]

Repurposed Old T~Shirts Into Shopping Bags

Repurposed Old T~Shirts Into Shopping Totes By: NotSoIdleHands.com

*I was looking through my old {yes, super old} posts, and came across this gem! I sooooooooo need to make more of these, so I thought I would share the tutorial again in case you missed it.* Hello all! Thanks for all of your sweet comments......I LOVE 'em!!! But, for now, on with the post. Sorry about the weird looking pics. I am finally able to post something for freecycle friday!! … [Read more...]

No~Sew Sleeping Bag for Kids…Makes A Great Gift!

No~Sew Sleeping Bag for Kids...Makes A Great Gift! @NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, the weather here has been pretty warm lately, but it will get definitely get frosty again soon and the kiddos have been┬álonging for snuggly warm things to cuddle up with on those days. We were lucky to hit up Joanns on black Friday when they had some screaming deals on fleece and got tons of it for %70 off. The girls really wanted to help make these, so they aren't going to be Christmas … [Read more...]

DIY Pink Robot Girl Costume {Or Boy}

DIY Pink Robot Girl Costume {Or Boy} By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Ok, so I admit that I reeeeeeeelly wanted boys....3 to be exact. I was always a tomboy, so I thought I would make the perfect "boy" mom. Well, obviously that didn't happen. Even with our youngest, whom we adopted....the chances of getting a girl were, like, %10. Boom! I would get my boy at last! Nope, still not in the cards. Turns out, though....she's a tomboy too. She likes bugs {a little too … [Read more...]

Spooky and Simple Halloween Treat Bags X 2

Spooky and Simple Halloween Treat Bags X 2 By NotSoIdleHands.com

Need some cute and simple Halloween treat bags for your fun Halloween party....or just to hand out to the cute kiddos that will come begging for sweets? Well, I have just the thing! These bags are so easy peasy to make and can hold just about anything you care to fill 'em with. I do have both kinds at my Etsy Shop....pre~stamped of course! Orrrrrrr, you can get the blank bags and jazz them up … [Read more...]

Fun and Easy Halloween Bloody HandPrint Towel

Fun and Easy Halloween Bloody Hand Print Towel @NotSoIdleHands.com

So last week when my brain had run dry of sweet Halloween ideas, my bestie Jess sent me a torrent of texts filled with great ideas! One {this one} looked super fun and easy and I decided I needed to make one for our guest bathroom....you know, to scare away any guests that might be foolish enough to enter our asylum. Anyhoo, I also just happened to have all the materials on hand … [Read more...]

Red, White, & Blue 4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets

4th of July Painted Flag Denim Jackets By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, summer seems to be kicking me in the tushie so far, but we are very much looking forward to 4th of July and celebrating our independence and freedoms with family and some stunning fireworks over the lake. Therefore, I wanted to show how we made these cute flag jackets the girlies get to wear while we hang out this holiday and Oooooh & Ahhhhh at the fireworks high above us. We loved … [Read more...]