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Quick As A Flash Felt Wallets ~Great For Beginners

Quick As A Flash Felt Wallets ~Great For Beginners @NotSoIdleHands.com

My kiddos have been wanting to flex their sewing muscles more and more, so I'm always trying to think up little projects that are cute and useful. And we decided to match the thread to the ribbon, so it shows up against the felt. Today we made these little felt envelope wallets and they turned out perfect! I like felt for kids' projects since you can just slap some together and sew it up … [Read more...]

Painted Rainbow Bead Necklace + Cool Painting Hack

Painted Rainbow Bead Necklace + Cool Painting Hack @NotSoIdleHands.com

Since the weather has warmed and St. Patty's Day is next week, we wanted to make more fun things to wear for Spring. I also wanted to show you a cool hack to use when painting beads....it's life~changing. Seriously! You'll Need: Wooden Beads {I carry these in my Etsy shop} Paint~ I used the "pearl" finish from Martha Stewart Paintbrush~ duh Plastic Straws Rice in a container … [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...]

Message In A Bottle…Or Even On A Spool

Message In A Bottle...Or Even On A Spool @NotSoIdleHands.com

We all love getting little notes letting us know how much we are loved and thought of, but I think it's even more fun to be the giver of these sweet sentiments. If fact, my girlies adore writing messages on tiny pieces of paper and leaving them for me and the hubs to find.....and are delighted when we return the favor. It's my favorite, though, to see the light in their eyes when they get little … [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...]

Kids Winter Fun~Simple & Colorful Ice Ornaments

Kids Winter Fun~Simple & Colorful Ice Ornaments @NotSoIdleHands.com

We've had some pretty chilly weather here lately and have a lot of white snowy landscape around as a result. The girls and I have been wanting to try something and this has been the perfect climate to hang some pretty colorful jeweled ice ornaments a midst all the white. These are super easy and fun for little ones to do as well. You'll need: Paper cups ~ These ones were 5 oz size Food … [Read more...]

Cute and Quick Color Block Kraft Notebook

Cute and Quick Color Block Kraft Notebook @NotSoIdleHands.com

I know that this is the time to make resolutions and keeping a journal is one of mine {reliably, this time I hope}. A few months back my friend asked if I could help think up a cute way the young women could dress up these kraft notebooks at girl's camp....fairly easily and with not too many supplies required. So, this is what I came up with....cute and easy polka dot notebooks. You … [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...]