Weekly Craft Roundup
Since we are sort of “starting fresh” with the new website, Lars and I thought the timing was right to begin implementing a new blog segment. It’s called Weekly Craft Roundup. As you can tell from the title, it will be a weekly segment highlighting some of the awesome and inspiration crafts and DIY projects we find on different blogs we follow. I will highlight 3 or 4 crafts that I hope to try in the future. These crafts will range from artsy activities with Nola, to precious party ideas, to crazy nerdy projects that Lars begs me to try. If this weekly peak into the craft world isn’t enough for you, follow me on StumbleUpon, twitter or Facebook.
Issue 1 of Weekly Craft Roundup
This week, I want to highlight the folks over at three sites: Oh My Handmade, Art Can’t Hurt and JaderBomb. All three of these blogs are fantastic and have provided me with a number of new DIY crafts to try at home. Here are three that I am especially digging!
#1-How to make home made side walk chalk. Nola loves side walk chalk, but as of late, she has thrown all of hers under the deck into a very hard to reach area. Our options were to buy more (making us potential stock holders on the stuff) or perhaps tether her to a bungie and send her into the dark reaches of our lattice encased deck to retrieve the fallen..but then Lars found this How To! So check it out, I think you will love it too. Who doesn’t love GIANT sidewalk chalk on a gorgeous summer day? I’m thinking that these would also make great party favors for Noo’s 2nd bday bash.
#2- Obvi, I have already started planning Nola’s second birthday party. It will be Yo Gabba Gabba themed, as that seems to be the soundtrack to our lives lately! In case you are unaware of the absurdity of Yo Gabba, it is a very silly, musical, colorful live action show for kiddos. The colors are very rainbow highlighter, as I like to call them. I’m going to have a dessert table for all the kids to get sugared up, and these handmade Lollie Pops are perfection. They are super bright and fun, just like the show! And talk about easy!
#3-This last project is more Lars-focused. We like to keep things well rounded at the Lars household. How to cut glass. I know what you are thinking, “when are you going to utilize this?” I am not sure yet. But Lars loves craft beers, and we always have cool wine and beer bottles around, that I swear I can’t help but hoard. So, I’m certain I can come up with some reason for Lars to use this cool glass cutting technique.
Whelp, that is it for the Weekly Craft Roundup. The next task is to try one of these and tell you how it goes…even if I fail!