Archive of ‘DIY’ category

DIY: Key Fobs

This is one of my favorite projects because key fobs are so easy and useful! Plus, they are fun for the whole family. You can give one to every family member so they never lose the house key or keep it as an accessory on your key ring. They also make great gifts! Super simple and personalized.

All you need is:

  • your ribbon or fabric scraps
  • a little imagination
  • key fob hardware (available here)
  • and a pair of pliers.

Download this easy to follow tutorial from Emmaline Bags HERE

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Loopy Rainbow 🌈

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends!

We love this fun craft by One Artsy Mama

This adorable craft includes supplies you probably already have. It’s great for fine motor skills too!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

They’re Magically Delicious ☘️🌈😋

This tasty treat is truly charming

Your chances of finding a four-leaf clover in your yard are pretty slim, but we guarantee you’ll hit the jackpot with this marshmallowy treat!

The blog Sugar & Cloth shared this clever idea for mixing Lucky Charms with Chex cereal for a festivite—and not too sugary—take on the classic puffed rice bar. The best part: you can melt the marshmallows in the microwave, then just let the treat cool before chowing down. A no-bake dessert? Now that’s charming. Get the recipe.

What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day dessert?

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Make the Perfect Boutique Bow!

Sometimes you need a video, and then other times you just need a reminder! We love the visual tutorial as a companion to the video tutorial. So handy! Pin this and keep it in a good spot so you never miss a move while making your Boutique Bows!

 

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Green Tea Scented Play Dough

Mmmm, we love the smell of this green tea play dough! Incorporating the use of all the senses is a benefit of sensory play. Thanks to Still Playing in School Blog, this recipe is even taste safe for little ones and involves plenty of fine motor work through pretend play!

To Make: 

For our green tea play dough we brewed eight bags of green tea in two cups of water. Then we combined the two cups of tea with two cups of water, one cup of salt, two tablespoons of oil, two tablespoons of cream of tartar in a saucepan. We let the mixture cook over medium high heat while stirring constantly. Once a dough was formed we dumped it onto a floured surface to cool.

Next comes the fun! Rip open the tea bags to dump the wet tea leaves out onto the cooled play dough. Knead the dough to mix the tea throughout. The tea leaves really scent the dough!

What a delicious smelling tea for calming and comforting sensory play on a long winter day. The recipe even makes enough to share!

We hope you love this easy and fun craft! Comment other flavors you would like to incorporate below!

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Wool You Be Mine? 🌹

Know any crochet or knitting enthusiasts? Why not make their Valentine’s Day by sending them this adorable card!

The blogger behind this craft project is Stephanie from All About Ami. She has created a free printable to help you make this and there are plenty of photos that explain how to make it too!

You have two options!

Wool You Be My Valentine?” and “Wool You Be Mine?

We also wanted to have both crochetingand knitting options!

To help you easily make this card along with us, we have created a FREE PRINTABLE PDF HERE so you can have the exact same text that we designed and used!

To Make: 

  1. Print out the Wool Valentine Card PDF HERE using good quality paper.
  2. Cut along the line in the middle.
  3. Fold it in half.
  4. Make a yarn ball!  We’ve even included a PDF of the Yarn Ball Circle Template HERE if you want guidance for that too! It’s best to use sturdier/harder paper for the circle since you will be wrapping yarn around it!  You will need about 145 inches/368 cm of yarn!

Directions: 

Cut a tiny notch at the top of your circle. Begin wrapping the yarn as shown to simulate how a real yarn ball is formed!

 

Then, use hot glue to firmly stick the yarn ball onto the card. Leave a tail of yarn and carefully glue that strand onto the card as well so it looks like the yarn is all ready to be used!

 

If you want to make the knitting version, grab two toothpicks and cut off the bottoms with a sharp pair of scissors.

 

Make a notch at the bottom of the toothpicks by rotating your scissors around them.

 

Put some fabric glue onto the top of the knitting needles and insert them into your pretty yarn ball!

 

For the crochet version, use some decorative wire to make a hook by bending one end with a pair of pliers. Place fabric glue on the bottom of the hook and insert it into the ball of yarn.

 

Aren’t these so modern and beautiful?  They would make such special handmade cards for all the wool lovers in your life!  It’s such a lovely way to use up the scrap yarn you have in your stash too.  You can choose which phrase you want, what color yarn ball you want (like the recipient’s favourite color), and whether you want the knitting or crocheting version!

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, everyone!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Valentines Tic Tac Toe Treat 😍

Paper games can be fun, but have you tried playing a game with your food?!

Today on the RABOM Blog, we have some valentines themed treats which you can actually play with! We hope you love this sweet treat!

Thanks to The Inspiration Edit for this yummy game!

What You Will Need

  • Graham crackers
  • Heart candies
  • White chocolate melting chips
  • Piping bag

Let’s Make It

  1. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat one cup of white candy melts for 3-4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted
  2. Pour the melted chocolate into a piping bag and cut a small tip off the bottom
  3. Carefully break your a gram crackers in half width wise
  4. Use your bag of melted chocolate and draw a tic-tac-toe board on each graham cracker square and let harden for about 15 minutes
  5. Use your heart candies to play tic-tac-toe!

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

DIY Heart Notebook ❤️

Want to make a cool and pretty unique card for Valentine’s Day? Or for any other lovely occasion really? Have the kids make this adorable DIY heart notebook and let them fill in the heart shaped pages with their drawings or have them write fun messages. This is a wonderful keepsake that will be cherished for years to come!

We just love this cute and simple craft from Easy Peasy and Fun!

Making Mother’s day cards can be a fun activity for the classroom or in the home and this awesome DIY heart notebook will make things even cooler. Needles to say this cool crafty project doubles up as a homemade mother’s day gift too!

What you need

  • our printable heart template HERE – you can also draw the template
  • pencil
  • printer
  • red construction paper
  • print paper (we used 5 sheets, you can use more or less)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • printer
  • ribbon- Shop HERE
  • drawing materials (crayons, pencils, markers…)

Optional: yellow paper (or any other color), biodegradable glitter, stickers, sequin…

STEPS:

Cut out the template or drawing

Fold a sheet of print paper in half

Fold it in half again

Place the heart template in the corner (the bottom of the heart in the corner with no open flaps). Trace the heart with pencil. Cut the heart out – only cutting along the upper part of the heart (the arches)

Unfold (you should get a “4 leaf clover” shape). Draw something nice or write a nice little message

Fold in half. *One heart at the top, two hearts folded in half*. Repeat with as many sheets of paper as you want – one sheet is one page of the book (well technically a 2 page spread).

Take one of the drawings. Unfold. What you need to do is push the “side hearts”, the ones that you folded in half in the previous step, inside. When done, you should get a nice heart shape. Repeat with all other pages.

Time to assemble the DIY heart notebook

Apply glue on one side of the heart. Press another heart shape on the first one.

Apply the glue on the next heart shape. Glue the third one on top of that. Continue until you run out of hearts.

Take the heart shape template again and trace it 2 times on the red construction paper. Cut it out.

Apply glue on the white heart shape (across all the surface) Place ribbon across the center of the heart (don’t cut the ribbon just yet).

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Place the red heart on top. Turn to the other side, apply glue, ribbon and another heart.

Cut the ribbon (leave enough it can be tied in a bow).

You can leave the heart as is, or add a smaller heart inside the heart, using a different color.

You can add a message on the cover of your DIY heart notebook.

Tie the ribbon and you are done!

Your DIY heart ribbon is ready to be gifted to someone special!! 😍

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

EASY cookie decorating with kids!

Commercials make it look so easy and peaceful, don’t they? Let’s be honest: it’s not always the stuff of commercials. What starts out as a wonderful holiday memory can leave kids bored and whiny, your floor covered in sprinkles, the kitchen a disaster area, and lots of frosting in your hair.

If you’re looking for a fun way—and easy way—to decorate cookies with kids this Christmas, We’ve got you covered. It only take a bit of prep work on your part the day before and you’ll be set up for a stress-free, mess-free (!) cookie decorating session.

We love this tutorial from The Pioneer Woman 

The secret to this cookie decorating success? Food coloring pens!

First, start by making the cookies. Use whatever cut-out cookie recipe floats your boat.

You’ll also need royal icing. Here is a recipe for royal icing made without meringue powder.

The key is making the cookies and royal icing at least a day before decorating.

You’ll thin the royal icing with a bit of water, stirring gently as you go until, when you run a knife through the bowl of icing, the line disappears in about 20 seconds. Pour the icing into a squeeze bottle and cover the cooled cookies.

Note: If you want to ensure that your icing is the whitest of white, stir in some white food coloring.

Use a toothpick to guide the icing in place and to pop any large air bubbles. Don’t worry about perfection here. Let the icing dry uncovered for 6-8 hours or overnight. If making them a few days early, store in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper. The cookies can even be frozen and then thawed at room temperature.

Once the cookies are made and the icing is completely dry (we cannot stress this enough), grab your kiddos, break out the food coloring pens, and let them go to town!

Another bonus? Because you made the cookies and icing the day before, the only thing to clean up after decorating is the pens!

Here’s hoping your Christmas is filled with love … and cookies! 🍪❤️

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

 

SnOw COOL! DIY fake snow ❄️

Learn how to make fake snow that is cold to the touch using just 2 ingredients you already have! Kids love playing with this DIY snow that feels SO real! We love this super COOL craft from Make Life Lovely!

It’s surprisingly easy to make snow at home that naturally feels cold when you touch it (without having to put it in the freezer), is really fun to play with, and is a cinch to make with just two simple ingredients.

Bonus:  This fake snow smells really amazing too!

Here’s how you can make your own snow without having to deal with freezing cold weather.  Your kiddos are going to love this!

How to Make Fake Snow

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb. box of baking soda
  • 1 can shaving cream
  • Dish or container (to mix it all up in)

DIY Snow Directions:

Pour all of the 2 lb. box of baking soda into a plastic container with a lid.

Add some shaving cream, and knead it into the baking soda.  Add more shaving cream, mix, and repeat, until the mixture is the consistency of snow.

The DIY fake snow become light and powdery, and will leave very little residue on your hands when fully mixed.

Takes about 10 minutes to mix it all in with your hands. Your kiddos will love to help mix!

We used one full can of shaving cream, plus a small amount of another can, but this will depend on the size of the can that you use.

Our shaving cream scent was called “Arctic Snow,” which was perfect for this project!  I was going to add peppermint oil, but our DIY snow didn’t need it, since it already smelled amazingly brisk and cool due the shaving cream scent.

It was a nice surprise that our fake snow felt cold to the touch.  I’m not sure why the mixture is cold, but it definitely makes it more realistic, and even more magical!

To add to the magic, we couldn’t resist adding Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Christoff, and Sven to our DIY fake snow. Your little ones will be playing peacefully together with the snow for HOURS! Always nice for any mama! 😉

Would you ever have believed that it was so easy to make fake snow?  We truly hope you enjoyed this how to make snow tutorial.  If you give it a try, be sure to leave a comment and let us know how it went

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

 

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