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DIY Fairy Wand

Learn how to make this diy fairy wand with beautiful wool blend felt, ribbon, and a spoon (super strong, so it won't break!). It's a perfect forest fairy accessory - free fairy wand pattern in a sponsored post.

I haven’t made a DIY fairy wand in the past because my kids are rough and wild; I figured that the stick would break in a day. A sturdy wooden kitchen spoon occurred to me as a cheap substitute so I designed a felt star topper for one! Busy Little Bird sponsored this post, which means she sent me the felt supplies in addition to compensation for creating the tutorial, and I’m really excited to share it.

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How To Make A Zipper Toy for Toddlers

Use this zipper toy tutorial to sew a toddler toy! A few zippers and some embroidered words will make learning colors fun, and it rolls up easily to tuck into a purse or bag for entertainment on the go.

Time to sew a zipper toy for toddlers! The buckle toy I made for my son has been well loved by him, then my daughter, and now a friend’s daughter so I wanted to try a different twist along the same lines. My daughter is now 2 and interested in colors, so this rainbow sewing tutorial has a bonus learning benefit. It rolls up easily so it can be tucked into a bag or used in the carseat. Handmade toys are one of my favorite things to sew for kids; they don’t outgrow them as quickly as clothing! I love that I could upcycle a burp cloth for this project too, it was so pretty with the rainbow backing but stained on the other side from being used.

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10 Free Softie Sewing Patterns & Coordinating Kids Books – Half Handmade Gift Ideas!

A list of 10 fresh, free softie sewing patterns paired with coordinating chilren's books! Sew up a fun softie and wrap it up with the matching book for a perfect "half handmade" gift!

Free softie sewing patterns are so much fun – they’re a great way to check out a new pattern designer or blog and inexpensive gift to sew for babies and kids. Last winter, I paired a bunch of free tutorials with my son’s favorite books and it was so much fun, I decided to do it again with fresh softie patterns all released this past year! I like to call this idea “half handmade” – you can sew up a softie and the buy the book and gift them together!

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DIY Pattern Blocks – Felt Scraps + Upcycled Magnets

Looking for ways to use up your pretty wool felt scraps? Tired of throwing away all those cheap promotional magnets? Learn how to make magnetic felt pattern "blocks" - the perfect handmade toy for preschoolers!

Looking for ways to use up your pretty wool felt scraps? Tired of throwing away all those cheap promotional magnets? Learn how to make magnetic felt pattern "blocks" - the perfect handmade toy for preschoolers!

Quality wool felt is lovely to touch – soft, dense, and warm. It’s one of my favorite things to sew with and I can’t seem to get rid of the scraps! I have a huge list of ways to use up knit fabric scraps, but most of them don’t work for felt. A group of other creative bloggers and I have started a monthly challenge to make a craft with a specific supply. This first month, I was so excited for an excuse to brainstorm felt scrap crafts! I have a round-up of more than 25 other ways to use up felt scraps, in this post, if you need more inspiration.

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