Posts Tagged ‘kids’

No-Sew Winter Hat

How to Make a Funky Fleece Hat

No Sew Hat

This is a cute hat – you can use an old sweatshirt as long as it has big enough armholes.  Cut off the sleeves and turn them both into winter hats!


  1. Cut a sleeve off an old sweatshirt.
  2. Make a brim by rolling up the large end.
  3. Cut off the cuff around the wrist and cut fringes up the sleeve so the main part still covers your head.
  4. Randomly tie slits together in double knots. Not all the slits need to be tied, some can just hang down.  You can also use a hair elastic to gather the top together.


Eco-Friendly Picture Frames with Cute Animal Photos

Popsicle Stick FramePopsicle Stick Frame
Popsicle Stick Frame BackPopsicle Stick Frame Back

I wanted to make frames with my 7 year old daughter.

The idea was that we would make frames out of things we found – twigs, cardboard and cloth, etc – and put in photos of animals!  Our potential models were pigs, chickens, turkeys, cats….bees… oh, and horses of course!

Popsicle Stick Frame

We ended up making these popsicle stick frames.  They were easy and look good!   I still want to make the twig frames!     Framed photos make great gifts and are fun to make!

Here are some more ideas:

Stick frame

Rustic Stick Frame

  • Glue Twigs with Glue gun
  • wrap with twine….
  • glue photo in place

Full instructions are at Making friends

Craft Stick Sunflower Picture Frame

I have some colored craft sticks already so I liked the look of this.

  • You just glue the sticks together,
  • embellish with a sunflower cutout or whatever, let dry,
  • then put a piece of cardboard on the back, leaving the top open to slide in a photo.
  • Then you glue on a easel piece, magnet, or a ribbon to hang…

See full instructions at Making Friends