Craftykins // DIY Cat Kit

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat kit by La maison de Loulou-a

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat Kit by La maison de Loulou-d

DIY Cat Costume Kit:
what you need:
black craft foam
scissors
black thread & needle
2 hair clips (black is better)
black craft felt
1 black pipe cleaner
optional: black mask

For the cat ears
Draw (vaguely) 2 ears form into the craft foam and cut. Fold the ear at the end, then sew and finally attached to the hair clip with few knots. Repeat for the second cat ear.

For the the bow
Cut a rectangle piece of craft felt. At the center, fold and with the help of the pipe cleaner, join & make a knot.

For the Cat bag
Draw into the felt 2 cat faces and cut. Cut 1 long strap and 2 small rectangles. To start the bag, just sew the 2 cat face templates together (not on the top). Then, on both extremities sew the 2 rectangles. Finally take the long strap and slide it into the 2 rectangles (at the extremities) and make 2 knots.

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat kit by La maison de Loulou-e

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat kit by La maison de Loulou-g

Babiekins Magazine | DIT cat kit by La maison de Loulou-f

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat Kit by La maison de Loulou-c

Babiekins Magazine | DIY cat kit by La maison de Loulou-b

Thank you Marie-Laure from La Maison De Lu Lu for sharing this all-to-cute kitty attire. Marie-Laure is an Architect and mom of two who is a Do It Yourself crafting kind of girl. Her children, Louise and Roman, are the inspiration behind all the DIY’s she creates. She is constantly exploring the kids world with her own french twist.

Craftykins // DIY Napkin Garland

By now, you’ve probably seen the latest line of Oh Joy! For Target goodies. If you haven’t, you need to get yourself to a Target as soon as possible. It’s my favorite collection yet. The geometric patterns complete with hints of gold foil make it feel like the classiest line of party supplies you’ve ever seen. I’ve been planning my daughter’s first birthday party (coming up soon!) and Joy’s patterns and color scheme fit in with my birthday bash ideas so perfectly. It’s fate, I tell you! I wanted to incorporate the gold and pink geometric pattern as a garland and these napkins were perfect for just that!

Craftykins // DIY Napkin Garland

Materials needed:

Craftykins // DIY Napkin Garland

Cut a long piece of yarn to your desired length for the garland. Fold each napkin in half over the yarn. Using the thumbtack, poke three tiny holes at the top of each fold, but just under where the yarn is.

Craftykins // DIY Napkin Garland

Remove the thumbtack and thread a paper fastener/brad through each hole. Unfold the fastener to keep the napkins in place. Repeat these steps until you’ve completed the length of the garland.

Craftykins // DIY Napkin Garland

Craftykins // DIY Napkin Garland

You should also pick up as many mini party hats from the collection as you can. They’re going to come in handy for all sorts of parties. I can feel it.

Craftykins // DIY Napkin Garland

 

Now, hang the garland anywhere you see fit! Use it as a backdrop for parties, to brighten up your office, or hang in the kids’ playroom! Let’s all thank Joy for creating the loveliest party supplies to have ever graced the Target aisles!

Photography & Styling // Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel

Craftykins // DIY Pom Pom Pushpins

There are all sorts of uses for pushpins, especially when it’s time to head back to school. But we can’t let our children (or ourselves!) use just plain old pushpins. They need some sprucing up. And that’s where the pom poms come in!

Craftykins // DIY Pom Pom Pushpins

Craftykins // DIY Pom Pom Pushpins

Craftykins // DIY Pom Pom Pushpins

It’s as easy as attaching fabric pom poms to the ends of wooden pushpins with a little hot glue! The color possibilities are abundant!

Craftykins // DIY Pom Pom Pushpins

These would look great with large pom! Can you picture them with some yarn pom poms? Cute, no?

Craftykins // DIY Pom Pom Pushpins

Craftykins // DIY Pom Pom Pushpins

Craftykins // DIY Pom Pom Pushpins

Once the glue is set, pushpin the heck out of your favorite cards or pictures drawn by the kids! These also make a great teacher gift! Just package up a bunch in a cute bowl with some candy and prepare to be the favorite!

Photography & Styling // Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel