Easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign

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I started planning our Disney Kids Preschool Playdate, as soon as I talked to the Monkey about our “Mickey Party.”  We wanted the party to focus on the little boys play fort that the Mellow Man designed and built last year.  I particularly wanted a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign since I knew that it would suit both the party and could be used long term with their play fort.  With a few minutes of designing in my Cricut Design Space, a spare 2″x4″ and some handy goodness from the Mellow Man, I was able to create a darling and easy Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Sign in under an hour.  Plus, it cost me nothing, and looks incredible.  To me, that is a crafting win.  If you’d like to make one for yourself, here’s how to do it.

This easy to make Wooden Mickey Mouse Clubhouse sign is perfect for a party or play fort!

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Restored Patio Side Table

We’ve been working on making our outdoor area wonderful for entertaining. Mellow Man has been doing lots of projects, including building a play fort, and restoring our bench. What’s more, he recently cleaned out our storage shed.  There were a lot of things that we had squirreled away, not sure what to do with them, or if we should even keep them.  One of the things that was in the scrap pile was a wrought iron patio side table.  It was rusty and missing the top, so we were going to put in on the curb.  However, with a little creativity, it turned into a lovely, aqua blue restored patio side table that really adds to our outdoor entertaining space.

Use a wooden circle and an old wrought iron table form to restore your patio side table!
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Upcycled Transformer Logo Container

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My Monkey loves Transformers.  Well, not all the Rescue BotsTransformers, but he’s wild about , which are perfect for little hands.  Even the Peanut enjoys these Rescue Bots.  Well, we’ve got a lot of them, and one day the Monkey decided that he wanted to store them in this large plastic Animal Cracker Container.  And I’m willing to do anything that will encourage a 4- and 2-year-old to organize and pick up.  When he started putting them all into this container, I decided to make it a bit more in style for his cool Rescue Bots by using an image that I downloaded from the internet and uploading it into Cricut Design Space to create the Monkey’s very own Upcycled Transformer Logo Container.

Did you know that you can upload your own images into Cricut Design Space? Using Clipart that you can find online, take a basic plastic jug and turn it into a cool Transformer Logo Storage Container for Rescue Bots using the Cricut Explore line of cutting machines and vinyl. (Post Sponsored by Cricut.)

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Upcycled, No Sew Diaper Box for Storage

We have a lot of diaper boxes in our house.  Not as many as before, now that the Monkey only wears pull-ups at night, but we’ve got a lot of Huggies boxes sitting around.  Many are in our basement holding toys and clothes.  Overall, I have found that they are incredible durable and strong boxes, and can be repurposed for many things.  We also have a lot of blankets or “woobies” in our house.  The little boys seem to love all of their quilts, receiving blankets and afghans that they have received since their birth, and I’m running out of places to store them.  That got me to thinking that what I needed to do– make my very own upcycled no sew diaper box to store all  boxof the boys’ woobies.  Now I recently bought a huge box of Huggies at Sam’s Club, which I’m going to tell you about later, but realized that the box wouldn’t fit underneath the Peanut’s Crib.  I decided to cover a slightly smaller Huggies box to create a storage container for the Littles’ woobies.
Cardboard diaper boxes are sturdy and great to upcycle. Here's an easy tutorial to cover your own Huggies Diaper box. It's an easy DIY project and you can line the box and personalize the storage with felt letters. Project was sponsored by Huggies Diapers. [Read more…]

Decoupaged Crayon Container with Gerber’s Lil’ Beanies

We just got back from our “unplugging” vacation in the mountains.  (I’ll have details about our trip and suggestions for traveling with Littles in the mountains coming soon!)  We rented a “little tiny house” (as it was labeled by the Monkey) that allowed us to have a base for travels and a place to cook.  Each day we headed out for family adventures and had to stock up on activities and snacks for our day trips.  For the Peanut, we packed Gerber’s Lil’ Beanies, in their super portable, resealable container.  Once we finished the first package of them, I decided to turn it into a personalized, decoupaged crayon container.  It was just the right size for the jumbo crayons, and a great travel size as well.

Are you traveling this summer? Gerber's Lil' Beanies are the the perfect traveling finger food for your young toddlers. Plus, you can turn the tin into a reusable crayon container that is the perfect storage size for your car! All you need is a little paper to decoupage and a few personalized details to make a cute container for your creative Littles! {Post Sponsored by Gerber.}
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