Ideas for craft projects

31 Oct

A few calendar-based projects today, spotted on Pinterest.

I would love to make this for someone for Christmas! Each month has an envelope for you to save your treasures into and there are blank pages for you to make notes. What a great idea! I’m not sure how you could make it yourself and make it look professional, but it looks like it could be a fun project (and if it doesn’t work you, you can pick one up here).

How great is this!? Write down what you did every day over a year and then update the library card every year. As someone who keeps her moleskine diaries for every year and loves to look back and see what I was doing at any point in time, this seems like a really great idea.

Paint chalk squares on to your walk for an easily visible, erasable monthly calendar.

And finally, this isn’t really a craft project, but I got my god daughter a really cute wooden advent calendar for Christmas last year (similar to the picture below), with the plan of filling it up every year, but what do I get for a very little girl (almost 2) that can fit into these small little drawers? Any and all ideas please!

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2 Responses to “Ideas for craft projects”

  1. Mandy 31/10/2011 at 10:19 pm #

    Hi! I found your blog through the ever-lovely Super Katie Bell! Love it!

    For the advent calendar… What if you give her parts that add up to a whole? Like… A cute bead or charm every day to make a bracelet? Maybe that’s too advanced for a kiddo? Or a page from a book folded up so that she gets a piece of the story every night? Then you can bind it with her when it’s all done and maybe make a book cover together?

    Just a few ideas that sprung to mind… but I’m not Mom, so don’t know how age appropriate they are.

    Thanks for the fun and funky inspiration!
    Mandy B.

    • Katie 02/11/2011 at 8:08 am #

      I like the idea of something folded up – that’s a really sweet idea. I could do some little illustrations and some IOUs for her parents for babysitting etc. I also love the bracelet idea, but think that might be too advanced. Definitely keeping it for later in her life though! x

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