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Reversible DIY Cowl with Crochet Edge – T-Shirt Upcycle

Reversible DIY cowl tutorial. Upcycle a couple of t-shirts into a cozy cowl with a pretty crochet edge. A simple zero-waste project to breathe new life into sad items!

In my journey to continue reducing the amount of waste my family produces, I’ve been trying to make as many zero-waste decisions as possible. While cleaning out my closet, I found two t-shirts that were too sad and tired to be given away. Since we already have an abundance of rags, I saved these t-shirts until I came up with a good way to upcycle them. And I finally did a couple of weeks ago! I turned 2 old t-shirts into a pretty, cozy and reversible DIY cowl!

Reversible DIY cowl tutorial. Upcycle a couple of t-shirts into a cozy cowl with a pretty crochet edge. A simple zero-waste project to breathe new life into sad items!

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This t-shirt upcycle is a great way to breathe new life into tired clothing. This would be an awesome way to re-use a graphic tee, or something that’s too sentimental to part with! In my case, it was simply a matter of trying to avoid sending them to the landfill.

You should also check out this post of 20 more ideas for repurposing old t-shirts.

As I wrote this post I realized there were easier ways I could have make the cowl, but oh well. Embrace the imperfections, right?! 😀

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DIY Felt Flower Hair Clips – With Free Pattern

DIY Felt flower hair clip tutorial with free pattern download. Learn how to make this pretty rolled felt flowers with this simple tutorial. Download the free pattern to make these adorable felt flower hair clips. Easy felt flower tutorial. DIY felt flowers are such a pretty accessory!

Felt flowers are kind of my thing. I love any excuse to craft some pretty florals, but I’m starting to run out of places in my house to put them! Unfortunately my boys aren’t too keen to wear felt flowers in their hair, so instead I thought I would start sharing some DIY felt flower tutorials here instead!

DIY Felt flower hair clip tutorial with free pattern download. Learn how to make this pretty rolled felt flowers with this simple tutorial. Download the free pattern to make these adorable felt flower hair clips. Easy felt flower tutorial. DIY felt flowers are such a pretty accessory!

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This is my first DIY felt flower tutorial on The Yellow Birdhouse. Hopefully the first of many actually!

I love designing new patterns, and sharing them is fun!

This cute flower is really easy to assemble, the hardest part is cutting it out. But I’ve got lots of tips for you. 🙂

This is a great beginner-level DIY felt flower tutorial.

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62 Free Birthday Party Printables

62 FREE birthday party printables for kid's birthdays. Cute and clever birthday party ideas. Free birthday party invitations. Free happy birthday banners. Printable cupcake toppers and photo props. Loads of free party pack printables. Plan the perfect kid's party with 62 of the best free birthday printables and ideas.

Recently, both my boys had their birthdays. We had a bowling party and a lego themed party. I like to DIY as much as I can when it comes to celebrations, both because I like being crafty and I like being thrifty!  So I went on the hunt for free printables. I hunted so much and I found so many great free birthday party printables that I had to write a post about it! There are free printable invitations, envelopes, cupcake toppers, banners, photo props and complete party packs.

Don’t forget to pin this post for future birthday parties!

62 FREE birthday party printables for kid's birthdays. Cute and clever birthday party ideas. Free birthday party invitations. Free happy birthday banners. Printable cupcake toppers and photo props. Loads of free party pack printables. Plan the perfect kid's party with 62 of the best free birthday printables and ideas.

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I vetted all of these free birthday party printables, they are all free and awesome! Most of them you just click to download, but some of them you have to sign up to an email list to get access to. It’s worth it though. 🙂 

Free Birthday Party Printables

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Free Bowling Party Printables

Bowling party ideas. Free bowling party printables for a fun kid's birthday party! Download these free bowling party invitations, cupcake toppers, treat bag toppers and free happy birthday bowling banner! Throw a fun bowling party for your kiddo using these free printables and party ideas!

We had a bowling party for my now 7 (eek!) year old last weekend. I had a really hard time finding free bowling party printables though, so I designed a few myself instead. And I love to share, so you can download all of my designs below!

Bowling party ideas. Free bowling party printables for a fun kid's birthday party! Download these free bowling party invitations, cupcake toppers, treat bag toppers and free happy birthday bowling banner! Throw a fun bowling party for your kiddo using these free printables and party ideas!

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My son’s party went remarkably well! No one cried or fought or anything! He had 10 school friends attend, plus his cousins and other family. And everyone had fun!

I only managed to snap a couple of badly lit and fuzzy photos during the party, I was super busy running around keeping everything running smoothly!

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28 Birthday Party Favour Ideas for Kids

28 Birthday party favour ideas for kids. Lots of free printables for birthday goodie bags. Awesome non-candy favor ideas for kid's birthday parties. Reach 'super-mom' status with these super-creative treat bag ideas for a kid's party.

One year we made the mistake of not having treat bags at my son’s birthday party. Rivers were cried. And we learned our lesson in a hurry. But the thing with treat bags is that they have to hit 3 points; not contain too much sugar, not cost too much money, and be fun for the recipient. It’s a tall order. So for future reference I’ve rounded up 28 of the best birthday party favour ideas that I could find.  Most of these ideas include free printables, but a few of them will require a little more diy’ing on your part. 

28 Birthday party favour ideas for kids. Lots of free printables for birthday goodie bags. Awesome non-candy favor ideas for kid's birthday parties. Reach 'super-mom' status with these super-creative treat bag ideas for a kid's party.

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I tried to find lots of non-candy options, mainly because it drives me nuts when my boys come home from a party with loot bags full of sugar. I’m not anti-sugar by any means, but things like suckers, fizzy sugar powder, ring pops, etc make my kids go bat shit crazy. Usually little chocolates or cookies don’t affect them too much.

Some of these birthday party favour ideas are actually just a design idea for the bag or a printable topper, you’ll have to come up with the treat ideas.  I usually just cruise through the Dollar store to find some appropriate treat bag fillers. But now I can also reference this post well in advance of future parties to get some more creative ideas! 

Birthday Party Favour Ideas

Birthday party favour ideas for kids

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