Tag Archives: Yarn

Quick Knits

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I’m a pretty avid knitter, but I almost exclusively knit sweaters. Sometimes among the slew of never ending collars or that dreaded second sleeve (the feeling of accomplishment after finishing the first one never lasts long), I need to just finish a project. Whether it’s chunky yarn, or a small result, I sometimes need to remember how great it is to finish a project. Here are some of my favorite quick knits.

Colorblocked Baby Booties

Colorblocked Baby Booties

Anything for babies is guaranteed to be finished quickly and look adorable. The color change in these cute booties keeps the pattern interesting, but not so interesting you won’t finish in a couple of hours.

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Color Pop Charger Cables and Cords

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Dress up boring cords with an easy craft for summer!

Add a splash of color to your boring charger cables while making them less likely to get tangled. This is also a great way to claim your cords so family members know which cords belong to them. Each family member can have their own color to help end the cord war.

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Kids’ Crafts: Pom Poms

Whether you make them yourself or buy them in bulk Pom Poms make one of the most versatile, fun and inexpensive materials for kids’ crafting. Pom Pom Pets and/or monsters are one of our go-to rainy day activities. Here are some more ideas for crafting with pom poms, store bought or hand made with yarn (surprisingly pretty easy to do, even with the kiddos).

Pom Pom pencil pets dress up your pencils and make math homework infinitely more fun.

Pom Pom Pencil Pets

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Kids’ Crafts: Valentines Day!

I have to admit I’m not all that into Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday. My husband and I usually avoid crowded restaurants and prefer to celebrate President’s Day. However, as a kid I loved Valentine’s Day. My mom would put out small gifts for us to find in the morning – candy and dress up jewelry. Sometimes our parents would even set up a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt with chocolates and small toys as the prizes. Here are some more kid friendly Valentine’s Day craft activities to help you celebrate as a whole family!

These fortune cookies make unique valentines, with fun messages for the whole family.

Boy Approved Valentines

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Pom Poms

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Making your own pom poms can be seriously addicting. Once you make one, you don’t want to stop! Luckily, there are tons of great pom pom crafts to put your homemade pom poms, or tiny store bought ones to good use.

DIY a pom pom bunny

Pom Pom Bunny

Spring is right around the corner, and I’m sure anyone would want a bunch of little yarn bunnies decorating their house for the season. Create one for a child or yourself!

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Beautiful Bird Garland

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

DIY Pom Pom Bird Garland

DIY Bird Garland

Creating this garland of beautiful birds and eggs to decorate your spring home is an easy project that will take you minimal supplies, and next to no time to complete.  I’ve created a single file of all of the vintage bird and egg pictures I used, compiled from images from my favorite site for free vintage art, The Graphics Fairy, so all you have to do is print the PDF file and get started crafting!  This is a fun project to do yourself, or a good project to get the kids working on.

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