DIY WyldStyle Hair Streaks

Who is your favorite Lego Movie character? I’m a big fan of Wyldstyle. She’s a free-spirit and Lego Master Builder who believes wholeheartedly in the prophecy that will deliver The Special to save Bricksburg. So, I decided to make some Wyldstyle hair streaks that I could wear – and remove when I didn’t need that wild style.

These are great to wear to Legoland! My boys and I recently went to Legoland to see the new Lego Movie in 4D! It is a short (less than 15 minute) film featuring our favorite Lego Movie characters, like Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, and Benny. It premiered at Legoland, CA this weekend, and you’ll be able to watch it there this summer!

Make DIY Wyldstyle Hair Streaks

To make the streaks, you’ll need:
Thread in pink and blue (I used Isacord 40 wt. in Pretty in Pink and Pacific Blue)
Bobby Pins
Tape
Glue
Scissors
Box for wrapping (I used a priority mail box)

supplies to make your own wyldstyle hair streaks

Tape an end of the thread to the box, then wrap around and around. And around, around, around, around…

wrap around box

When you have enough, thread the bobby pin through one side.

put bobby pin on

Pull it through to one side.

pull bobby pin into place

Cut the thread on the other side.

cut other end

Use another piece of thread to wrap close to the bobby pin. Wrap about a dozen times.

wrap with thread

Tie with a double-knot, then secure with a dab of glue.

dab of glue

Repeat with the second color.

wyldstyle hair streaks

Be sure to check out the new Lego 4D Adventure, showing at Legoland now! And you can follow the buzz on social media with the hashtags #thelegomovie4d #LordRisky #EvilSecretPlot #allhailme.

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Chalkboard Heart Frame

This Chalkboard Heart frame is insanely easy to make – you only need a few supplies. Your kids can help make this frame, and they’ll love how easy it is to change the sentiment – just erase the chalk and write again!

Chalkboard Heart Frame

You’ll need:
Wooden heart frame
Chalkboard paint
Sponge-tip paintbrush
Chalk

supplies for chalkboard frame

Paint the frame with the chalkboard paint.

add layers of paint

Allow to dry, add another coat, brushing crosswise.

Allow to dry overnight, then add a favorite photo. You can then write on your frame with chalk. Add a design (I went with dashes and dots), swirls, a date, names, or a favorite sentiment.

write on frame with chalk

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Olaf CD Kid Craft

When my boys saw the movie “Frozen”, Olaf was their favorite! We love a good Olaf craft around here, and so we absolutely love this Olaf CD craft that Amanda over at Crafts by Amanda made!

CD Olaf craft from Crafts by Amanda

You’ll want to pin this to your kids’ crafts board – but be sure to pin from the original source.

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Valentine’s Table Setting

Valentine’s is my favorite. It isn’t nearly as high-stress as Christmas, and there are so many fun ways you can decorate. Sure, it is easy to grab the roses, the red, and pinks… but you can make a simple table setting using black and white as well, and it is just as beautiful as one decked out with rose petals!

Black and white Valentine's Day table setting - a classy and romantic option!

You’ll need:

White China
Wine Glass (and water glass if you like)
Small and large doily
Black and white Valentine’s ribbon
Black cloth napkin
Heart-shaped glass ornament
Permanent marker

supplies for table setting

Use the permanent marker to write a name or sentiment on the ornament.

write on ornament

Fold the napkin into quarters. Roll two opposite corners in towards the center. Wrap with the small doily.

wrap napkin

Tie in place with ribbon. Double-knot.

tie in place

Slip the ornament on one end of the ribbon. Stack the large plate, the doily, and the napkin.

black and white setting

Now make something delicious to eat… or just order in!

finished table setting

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DIY Bouquet of Flowers

Whether you’re putting together a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day, another special occasion, or just because… you don’t have to break the bank to give them! You can put together your own bouquet of flowers that can look just as good as ones you bought from a florist, and at a much lower price tag! Flourish and Knot will show you how to put together your bouquet.

diy bouquet from flourish & knot

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New Year’s Lucky Money Envelopes

These lucky money envelopes are perfect for sharing some luck this New Year! If you’re not familiar, it is tradition for new money to be tucked into these envelopes and given to family members at Chinese New Year to give them luck all year long. Try your hand at making your own envelopes this year!

New Year's Lucky Money Envelopes

Supplies:
Red Cardstock
Thermoweb adhesive-backedToner sheets
Thermoweb Decofoil – gold
Silhouette cut file for lucky envelopes
Laminator
Silhouette machine
Double-stick adhesive

Cut out the envelopes from the red cardstock.

cut out envelope

Fold on the score lines.

fold

Secure flaps with double-stick adhesive. Leave top flap unsecured.

tape flaps

Cut the text onto the toner sheet.

cut out with silhouette

Remove the extra pieces, leaving just the text and frame.

cut out happy new year

Layer gold foil on top, place in a folded piece of paper, and run through the hot laminator.

foil cut out

Remove foil sheet. Remove backing paper. Stick to front of envelope.

stick on front

Rub with a tissue or soft cloth to secure to the envelope.

finished envelope

Put your money into the envelope and have a lucky Chinese New Year!

tuck money inside

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Valentine’s Door Hanger

Surprise a friend or family member this Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s gift on their doorknob! This is a great way to surprise your kids on Valentine’s morning with a sweet surprise waiting on their doorknob. This door hanger box is simple to make, just cut it out and glue together, and you’re ready to go in about 5 minutes!

Valentine's Day Door Hanger - Easy to make, then hang on the door and fill with treats!

You’ll need:
Scrapbooking Cardstock
Silhouette Machine and door hanger silhouette file
Hot Glue
Tissue Paper
Treats to tuck inside

supplies for door hanger

Cut out with your Silhouette machine.

cut on silhouette

Fold on dotted lines and glue flaps.

glue door hanger

Tuck treat in with tissue paper.

tuck in treats

Hang on a doorknob, waiting for someone sweet!

fill and hang on the door

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Simple Card Wallet

This simple card wallet makes the perfect gift for the guy in your life, but is a great idea for almost anyone – you can use it to hold store cards or gift cards. Tuck a couple gift cards in and give as a gift! If you like the pattern, you could adjust it a little to add a zippered coin pocket on one side – but I love how simple it is to make, just like this.

simple credit card wallet

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Paper Straw Kite

To celebrate Kite Flying day coming up, I thought I’d make a little kite craft. This kite is pretty lightweight, so you could try to fly it… but it is designed to be cute decor rather than a functioning kite to fly on a windy day. There are so many different adorable paper straws on the market, you’re sure to find lots of options to make the perfect kite for you!

Paper Straw Kite - Simple to make, this fun kite decor is perfect for a party or play date!

To make the paper straw kite, you’ll need:
Paper straws
Craft knife
Hot Glue (optional)
Tissue Paper
String
Glue
Scissors

supplies for paper straw kite

Cut one straw to 5 1/2″.

trim straw

Cut a notch into the middle of both the long and short straws.

cutting notch into the straw

Put the two straws together – you can use a dab of hot glue to secure. Cut a notch into the end of each straw.

cut into sides of straws

String around all four sides, then tie in place with a square knot.

string around edges

Place on top of the tissue paper, cut out with about 1″ margins all around. Cut into the corners.

trim tissue paper

Glue the flaps in.

glue down flap

Tie a length of string to the middle.

tie on string

Your kite is done! Go watch some Charlie Brown or dream of windy days…

finished paper straw kite

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Valentine Owls

If you’re looking for a simple Valentine’s craft to make with your kids, this little Owl from East Coast Mama is perfect! You can whip one up with your kiddo, using a toilet roll tube as the base, she’ll show you how to make your own Valentine’s Owl Craft.

Valentine Owl from East Coast Crafts

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