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DIY Finger Painted Bookmark

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Looking for a gift to make with kids that will actually be used? This finger painted bookmark tutorial is a simple sewing project for beginners, but is fun to paint, too!

My Mom was always tinkering, crafting, and making something by hand when I was growing up. I love honoring that memory by making her handmade gifts, and it is even more fun when I can involve my kids! It can be a challenge to come up with gift ideas kids can help with that will actually be used and enjoyed (macaroni noodle photo frame, anyone?) but I love the resist painting method. We made DIY finger painted bookmarks together, washing our hands in between colors with SoftSoap® Hand Wash Plus Lotion™, and they turned out great!

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How To Make A No Sew Fabric Bookmark

I love using up fabric scraps and can never have enough bookmarks, so this fast and easy craft shows you how to make a no sew fabric bookmark! It’s hard to find ideas to use up knit fabric scraps (I have a huge list of them in this post!) but this craft perfectly uses up those weird long strips you end up with after cutting out clothes. Most craft stick ideas are for kids, but I think these would be a perfect gift for an adult. They kept my place in the embroidery book I was looking at; I think I’ll make a few more and slide them into my purse for when I’m reading on the go.

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How to Make Felt Faux Gemstone Magnets

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Faux gem magnets will keep your notes and reminders hanging in style! Simple embroidery stitches and felt scraps make this a quick and easy diy gift idea. Free pattern and tutorial in this sponsored post. #ad

I love gemstone and agate designs, but anything remotely rock-like gets stolen by my children, to be pushed around by their toy bulldozers, so I needed to get creative. Adding some graphic gem designs to our house has been on my decorating list for a while, and I recently had the motivation to hang up some visual affirmations. Reminders help me maintain some of the changes I’ve been working towards in the new year! I have a free pattern and tutorial for how to make felt faux gem magnets if you want to try yourself; they are quick and easy – I can picture a whole set in jewel tones.

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How To Make Felt Coasters – No Sewing Required!

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I’m sharing how to make felt coasters, no sewing required, in an ode to how Snapple® fits into my day. I’m not a coffee, tea, or soda drinker so I love having a Snapple Kiwi Strawberry to grab during my afternoon break and after a long morning. In the past, I’ve shared how Snapple got me through the roughest parenting day I’ve had in the past 4 years. I’m happy to share again about the current rollback price at Walmart, along with this easy felt craft tutorial!

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