I have experimented with lots of different tag options (I shared a bunch of them in a wash test, here) but I think my favorite so far are twill tape & fabric ink stamped DIY labels! I chime in often on Facebook groups about sewing and always get follow up questions on what stamp pad I use, so I thought I’d put in one spot for reference. This is a dirt cheap way to label your handmade clothes, and the stamped designs have held up well over the years with lots of washing.
My kids are always making things, which I love, so they love to help make presents along with me. They had so much fun painting this Christmas banner with me, I decided to extend the concept and have them test an ornament that kids can make. Messy painting makes for clean, pretty ornaments with one special tool; they had fun making these and I love how they turned out for gifting to the Grandmas!
I’m sharing this tutorial as a part of a blog hop for kid-made ornaments, hosted by Crafty Mama in Me, so scroll to the bottom and click through to see other ideas for ornaments kids can make!
With about a month and a half left until Christmas, you have plenty of time to stitch up a few ornaments with my free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern! Sewn with a simple back stitch, this would be a perfect first embroidery project for someone who has always been wanting to try it out. I added sequins and seed beads just for fun, since I had a bunch left over from this ornament that I made last year.
I designed this as a part of the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home.
Who else has kids who love helping make Christmas gifts! At 5 & 2.5, they both get super excited about giving people their creations, but I try to steer their enthusiasm into projects that people will be proud to display. Resist painting is a really fun way to let kids go nuts with the paint, and still turn out something that looks great. This year, they helped me make a simple Christmas wall decoration and I love how it turned out, this is a super fun Christmas gift that kids can make! I’m sharing this tutorial as a part of a series hosted by hosted by Teach Me Mommy, scroll to the bottom to click through and see what other kid-made gift tutorials were shared.