Category Archives: Craftiness

Lego DIY Roundup

With Kyle’s birthday today, and his favorite thing on earth still being Legos, I figured that it would be fun to replace our DIY Saturday with a Lego DIY Roundup. Below you will find a few of our FAVORITE Lego DIY tutorials, all Kyle-approved!

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Funny Valentine’s Cards

With Valentine’s day only two weeks away, I’ve gotten very excited about getting all of my gifts and cards made. With the hubs and myself though, it’s all about finding the funny valentine’s cards, and when I look at the store, I feel like they’re all so generic, so I’ve decided this year that I will create my own, and that I would share them with you!

To download any of the funny Valentine’s cards that I’ve created, just click the photos below and they will carry you to the PDF file! 🙂

My Funny Valentine’s Cards

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DIY Saturday Button Thumbtacks

This week’s DIY Saturday is super easy, but super cute, and will be part of my Christmas gifts this year. This week, we are making button thumbtacks.

What exactly is a button thumbtack? Well, it’s something incredibly cute that you (or the person that you are giving them to) are going to love!

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52 Things I Love About You

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this week’s DIY is an awesome (and inexpensive) way to show how much you love your significant other! This week’s project is titled 52 Things I Love About You, and I think you’ll love it! Of course, this gift can be given for a birthday, Christmas, or just because, but I think it’s perfect for the hubs’ Valentine’s present!

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DIY Dog Rope Toys

Long before I knew I was getting Trigger, I started looking into DIY dog toys… Mostly because we do have Izzy, and I have been trying to win her over for over a year now (I’d like to report that I think it’s working too!).  Anywho, with my research, I found a way to make DIY dog rope toys that are absolutely awesome, mostly because the dogs LOVE them, but also because they are virtually free to make!

DIY Dog Rope Toys

So, how do you make DIY dog rope toys for free? By re-purposing old t-shirts! That’s right, we’re making these dog rope toys out of t-shirts.

Let’s start first by making t-shirt yarn. I love this tutorial!

You can make the toys out of just one color, but I like making them colorful with at least 3 colors or more (which means finding several t-shirts that you don’t need anymore, so you’ll be doing yourself a service by cleaning out your closet!).

Now comes the even more fun part!

It’s time to make the DIY dog rope toys!

Take your t-shirt yarn, in the colors of your choosing (here’s a hint: your dog won’t care what colors you choose, but you will!) and lay it out. Now, you’ll want to cut your t-shirt yarn into strands that are about five feet each. I use double the length of my arm to judge the length.

Now, how many strands you use for your DIY rope toy will depend on the size of your dog. You can make them with as few as 12 strands, but I prefer to make them nice and thick with 24 strands.

After you have the amount of strands cut that you feel are appropriate, grab all of your strands together and tie them in a knot about 2-3 inches from the end. Once you’ve done this, you’ll separate your strands out into 3 equal bunches, and start making your DIY rope toy with a simply braid. When you’ve reached your desired length, you’ll simply tie it off and trim the edges.

I’ve made these toys in various lengths, so that Izzy and Trigger can play with them alone, or have a fun match of tug of war with them.

These DIY dog rope toys have been a HUGE hit at our house, and I’m sure that they will be at yours too!

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