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30 Cardboard Box Costumes

Looking for some fun cardboard box costumes for Halloween? Look no further! I've rounded up 30 of the cutest and cleverest costumes you can create using only a cardboard box and some imagination. DIY Halloween costumes for the whole family!

With Halloween just around the corner it’s time to start dreaming up some costume ideas. If your kids are like mine, they will likely change their minds about what they want about 23 times leading up to the day. So you should have a few different options up your sleeve! Since most of us have a couple of boxes lying around at all times, some ideas for cardboard box costumes are good to have on hand. Most of these you can whip up using only scissors, string and paint!

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Looking for some fun cardboard box costumes for Halloween? Look no further! I've rounded up 30 of the cutest and cleverest costumes you can create using only a cardboard box and some imagination. DIY Halloween costumes for the whole family!

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I’m a big believer in the homemade Halloween costume. And not just because I’m an avid crafter and any excuse for a project will do!

Creating a costume can be a family exercise in creativity. Get everyone involved and the kiddos can have a little pride in a costume they helped make. Store bought costumes tend to be cheaply made and will fall apart half-way through the trick or treating anyway.

Yes, I understand that cardboard box costumes aren’t going to last more than one night either, but at least they required a little imagination and effort. You’ll be making memories to last a lifetime!

Because you’ll always remember the year that little Johnny dressed up as a washing machine!

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Quilted Laptop Bag Tutorial

For my birthday this year, my Mister gifted me with a brand new laptop. It was an extravagant gift to say the least, but one of the most thoughtful he’s ever given me. My old computer was a dinosaur and took 20 minutes to load a website. It wasn’t the most efficient way to run an online business! Since the old laptop was such a beast I didn’t take much care when I was bringing it places, I’d just toss it in a bag and off I went. I wanted to make sure my shiny new laptop got proper treatment, so I made it a pretty quilted bag of it’s own! Here’s my laptop bag tutorial if you’re interested in making one for yourself!

Quilted laptop bag tutorial. This is a fun diy sewing project to keep your laptop safe and pretty when you're out and about! A free tutorial for a quilted laptop sleeve.

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I don’t have much experience making quilted items, as it’s a new skill I’ve been developing. It’s rather fun to learn new things! So I’m sure there are things I could have done differently during this project.

This is just my little disclaimer that I’m no quilting expert!

But I’m happy with the result and I use the bag often, it’s super practical. So I figured I’d share my laptop bag tutorial whether it’s perfect or not!

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51 Free Printables for Kids Rooms

Pretty graphic printables to decorate a nursery. Free decor for kid's rooms.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a whole series of posts rounding up the best in free nursery printables. But while writing those posts, I actually came across another 51 awesome free printables for kids rooms! And I knew I couldn’t leave them out. Now that it’s all said and done, I’ve found over 300 printables! Now that’s a lot to choose from!


51 free printables for kids rooms! Adorable nursery decor on a budget, a zero-dollar budget that is! These super cute free downloads are a quick and easy way to add some colorful & kid-appropriate decor to your home.

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There are so many talented designers out there and I’m amazed at all the incredible artwork they are willing to give away for free! Some of these you have to sign up to receive and others you just click to download. Either way they are all free! How nice to know that you’ll be able to decorate your nursery or kid’s room on a budget.

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Nursery Decor Series: Free Printable Alphabet Wall Art

Fun and free alphabet printables for your nursery! 19 Free ABC posters for you to print!

This is supposed to be the last instalment in the Nursery Decor Series, but I’ve found so many more amazing free printables that I’ll probably have to add an extra round-up post after this one! It’s a good problem to have. 🙂 Today I’ve got 19 free printable alphabet wall art pieces for you. Including one designed by yours truly. These super cute ABC posters are a great way to decorate a kid’s room and help them learn their letters at the same time! I love that many of these alphabets are boy appropriate too, so many of the other printables this week, like the monograms, have been more girly and flowery.

19 Super fun and totally free printable alphabet wall art. Free ABC posters for your kiddo's bedroom. Alphabet nursery prints are a fun and creative way to decorate a child's bedroom and help them with their ABC's at the same time! Win!

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I actually had a lot of fun designing this ABC poster for you! It forced me to stretch my creativity muscles, which was much needed. (Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time staring at a screen instead of creating something. I plan to rectify that over the summer months.)

Click here to download it.

And please share a picture in the comments if you do hang it in your little one’s room! It is sized as an 8″x10″.

Free Printable Alphabet Wall Art. Free ABC poster to print and hang in your kiddo's room! Rainbow colors with animals adorn this fun printable alphabet wall art. Free printable ABC nursery prints.


Free Printable Alphabet Wall Art

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Nursery Decor Series: 36 Free Printable Scripture Verses

Free nursery decor. Printable scripture quotes

While I was researching printable quote decor, I came across so many gorgeous free printable scripture verses that I decided that they deserved their own post. These printable bible quotes would be appropriate for a nursery or as decor in the rest of your home. These would be great to help with memorization too.

Part 4 in the Nursery Decor on a Budget series! 36 totally free printable scripture verses to hang in your little one's bedroom. Printable bible quote cards. Pretty scripture quotes to use as home decor. Gorgeous free printables for your nursery.

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I’ll be honest, I’m starting to run out of things to say in this nursery decor series! Lol. I think these beautiful free printable scripture verses can speak for themselves though.

One thing I noticed while doing my research is that not every image you click on will take you to a website. Sometimes the picture just opens up and it’s kinda yours for the taking. BUT I would warn against this. Those images have probably been stolen and they aren’t supposed to be free.

I made sure that every bible quote printable I found links back to a proper website where the owner has definitely offered the printable for free. I’m all for freebies, but I’m also all for supporting artists. 🙂


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