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How to Make a Tutu: A Tutorial

how to make a tutu without sewing

This tutu tutorial is the #1 post ever on Feels Like Home. I originally posted it in 2009, and it has been viewed and shared all over the world as parents make tutus for their little princesses, fairies, and ballerinas. I hope you enjoy it again today. For her second birthday, I made Grace a no-sew tutu. It is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. You know we’re anti-princess around here, but I thought a tutu would be a perfect dress up piece. Tutus are all about imagination and whimsy. Tutus can work for ballerinas or fairies or … Read more

Decorate for Spring with a Homemade Flower Garland

my homemade flower garland is all done

I’ve had enough snow for 2010, thankyouverymuch. It’s March. March means spring flowers, spring colors, spring weather. I’m ready for Easter eggs and Easter bunnies and Easter grass. I am pretending that it’s spring, even if the weather isn’t cooperating. We’re expecting more snow this week. I am celebrating pretending it’s spring with a with a homemade flower garland. I made it myself with minimal time and no expense whatsoever. I hung it in my big front window so that I can look at it often. Here’s what I did: Homemade Flower Garland for Springtime Decorating Materials Two pieces of … Read more

Turn Your Valentine Cards Into Refrigerator Magnets

When Valentine’s Day is over, what do you do with all of those little cards? Last year, I’m pretty sure I put them in a ziploc bag in the pantry cupboard, and Joe eventually threw them in the trash. I imagine that’s what happens to them in most homes. I feel guilty about throwing them away. Somebody went out of their way to give them to us. Shouldn’t we keep them? I know, it doesn’t make any sense. This year, I decided to make them into magnets. My idea began with Grace loving the Valentine cards she chose to give … Read more

How to Make A Superhero Cape: A Tutorial

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Grace loves the Wonder Pets, and she wants to be just like them. She’s not too big and not too tough, but with the help of her Momma and Daddy, she can accomplish almost anything. She’s my little superhero – Super Grace! Every superhero needs a cape, so I decided to make one for her. I found a tutorial at The Pleated Poppy, and I used to to figure out the whole cape process. The cape was slightly more successful than the tutu, which means that she’ll allow it to be put onto her body and even leave it on … Read more

How to Make a Toddler Pillow & a Toddler Quilt

How to make an awesome toddler pillow - Small children need small pillows for their bed! Here is an illustrated tutorial showing how to sew a very simple pillow for a girl or boy to sleep on. No pattern needed for this simple and easy DIY. Includes the best size and fabric for little kids.

Several of my Dear Readers asked how I made Grace’s bunny quilt. To tell you the truth, I cheated. How to make the bunny quilt In January of 2006, I was five months pregnant and feeling the need to craft. Flannel was on sale, and I’d decided to make some fun receiving blankets. Next to the flannel were insta-blankets, finished panels that could be made into blankets simply by adding a matching backing. This one caught my eye. I liked the bunnies, and I liked the different textures. Here’s how I did it: With the right sides together, pin the … Read more