Archive | February, 2012

What to do with old stuffed toys…

20 Feb

When my dog messed up one of my stuffed animal’s heads, I came up with this idea to give it a new one. I think it turned out cute!


1. Old stuffed animal.

2. Fuzzy fur fabric.

3. Wiggly eyes.

4. Rubber bands.

5. Hot glue.

I liked the way it turned out so much that I tried it with some other old stuffed animals too.


1. Cut the head off of an old stuffed animal.

2. Pull stuffing from the head.

3. Ball up stuffing and place in the middle of a piece of Fuzzy fur fabric.

4. Bunch fabric around stuffing and secure with rubber bands.

5. Stick rubber banded end of fabric into neck hole of stuffed animal.

6. Secure with hot glue.

7. Now you have a body with a fuzzy head. Glue on wiggly eyes and tongue if desired.

This one was definitely improved when I added a fuzzy heard.

Your stuffed animal is revitalized!

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Valentine’s Soap

13 Feb

Easiest craft ever and it looks so cute in the bathroom!


Clear bottle of hand soap.

Scrap of ribbon.

Plastic table scatter.


1. Peel labels off of hand soap bottles.

2. Put plastic scatter into the soap.

3. We used a bamboo skewer to poke shapes into the soap. You do not have to do this, eventually they will sink and you can add more.

4. Tie a ribbon around the neck of the soap.

Ta- Dah!!!

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Valentine’s Eraser Jewelry

4 Feb

When we saw these cute Valentine’s Day erasers at Target, we knew just what to do with them! They are perfect for fun and functional jewelry! And the craft is super easy too, and super inexpensive.  Basically, here’s all you need:


1. Cute erasers.

2.  Crafter’s Pick Glue, The Ultimate (or other strong child-safe glue)

3. Findings (Ring blanks, pin backs, eye pins, jump ring)

4. Wire clippers for cutting eye pins (scissors often work well too.)

5. Ribbon for necklace.

Directions for rings and pins:

1. Lay erasers on a flat surface.

2. Add a large dot of glue to the back of each one.

3. Pin back or ring blank on dot of glue.

4. Allow several hours to dry.

Directions for necklaces: 

1. Cut an eyepin so that about 1/4 inch of wire extends from loop.

2. Poke into top of eraser.

3. Add a tiny dot of glue at the top if desired.

4. Add a jump ring through the eye pin.

5. String ribbon through jump ring.

See the finished products below! We feel sure you could do this same project with hot glue, but it tends to pull off of surfaces, so we don’t know how durable they would be.

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This post is also linked to Toys in the Dryer, but their icon kept popping up on top of my photos every time I tried to upload it!  So to see more Valentine’s crafts, visit them at

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