Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Doily Teepee & American Indian Family

Have you ever thought to yourself... "It would be so cute to make a teepee out of a doily."? These are the kinds of thoughts that go through my mind. So, this morning I decided to do it. I got 8" paper doilies from Hobby Lobby.

After I got the teepee's made, I decided they need a family to inhabit them! So, I got my blank peg dolls out, and started painting...

This is the result!!! I am crazy about it! I am taking my last born child's bedroom form baby to toddler, by changing from a jungle theme to American Indian. I plan to use these Indians in his room, but will need to come up with a more masculine teepee.

 I have two tutorials below. One for the tall teepee, and one for a shorter version. Picture them at a party, as a place setting. They are so feminine and darling.

Fold the bottom over.
Glue it into a cone, leaving a hole on top, and the fold in back.
Fold the top flaps out.
Put sticks in the top.

 Couldn't be any easier!

 Now for the short teepee. I was picturing this super feminine,  with Indians wearing only pastel pink feathers, but it evolved to this....

Fold doily over.
Cut an elongated triangle out of the middle, by slightly folding the white part in half.
Make into a cone and staple the back.
Cut a straight line up the front, and fold the doors out.
Place sticks in the opening.

Here's a closer look at the family. I love them!

I am busily working on my son's room. He isn't in a big boy bed yet, but I have already started changing things up, and am excited to include these Indians in the mix!

Be sure and check back for more creative inspiration. I am also working on my tween daughter's room, and loving it! I'm excited to share.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Oz inspired lunch

I recently took my kids to see, Oz, the great and powerful. They loved it, and I thought I would bring a little Oz home, with this amazing. Yellow Brick Road ribbon bread! I called my local grocer, Bowman's in Kaysville, UT. The baker made it for me, and it was ready the next day. It cost $2.99 for a large loaf, already cut.  Isn't it adorable?!? My kids knew exactly what it was the minute they saw it!

We had a BLT bar for dinner, then I sent it in their lunches the next few days, and they LOVED it!

This was so fun and easy to do. I will definitely be doing it again in the future.

Have a Happy and Creative Day!

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