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bunny onesie

Bunny Onesie DIY

Have you seen this gorgeous bunny jumper via Oeuf, yet? There is probably nothing that can top an Alpaca knit jumper but we knew we had to give it a DIY whirl. Here’s how you can make one at home in time for all things Spring and Easter, but really who needs an excuse to have a baby bunny onesie? Ideally we’d use this Kickee Pants Basic Layette Gown + Hat, but in a pinch you can use these supplies: Plain white Long Sleeve onesie, acrylic paint and a fine paintbrush: Following Oeuf’s lead, we put the eyes near the midsection and the nose … Read more

shamrock potato stamp DIY

Shamrock Potato Stamp

By Nicole. How’s that for an Irish sounding post title? Here’s how you can make everything a little luckier with a simple potato. Ready?Just grab a standard potato, the larger the better so you have plenty of room, and a sharp paring knife. Cut the potato in half and decide your shape size. You will want to cut down around the general area of the stamp so that there’s a raised image for the paint to grab onto. For this one I did a four leaf clover by etching out four heart shapes and then a stem.Using acrylic paint cover … Read more

Best of SF Baby

body con baby leggings

When we mentioned some of our older DIY’s for babies last week we were shocked at how many of you hadn’t seen them before! We wanted to do a quick repost of some of our favorite ideas for recycling and upcycling for your new baby. These make awesome shower and hospital gifts and are all under a few bucks each. First off, The Five Minute legging!   1. Take a body-con skirt (these are on sale and come in a bunch of colors!) and turn it inside out. 2. Using a fabric pencil or chalk draw up the leg making … Read more

DIY baby headband

DIY headband

You all know how we love an easy repurposed DIY for our kids, so now that we have a little Small Fry lady on board we’re excited to add DIYs for her, too! This one is a super easy headband you can make from an old t-shirt!   Grab a t-shirt:       Cut a 14″x3″ strip, straight as can be lines, and raw edges are great!   Tie the knot, if you don’t have a baby on hand you can use a ball or bowl as a measurement.   This one is such a great quick project, makes … Read more

3D Monster Clothes

This DIY was a direct request from one of our boys, and so fun and easy to make together! This is a great project for teenagers, even adults who need something festive to wear to work this Halloween, but aren’t the costume type. And of course, for tiny monster-loving boys, too! You’ll need a bright t-shirt, felt sheets, fabric glue and maybe even a sewing machine depending on your plans!   Then time to get creative! Cut out facial features, eyes, brows, noses, teeth, and get gluing or sewing! We love leaving some of the features loose, like the tongue or teeth … Read more

DIY distressed jeans

DIY Destroyed Jeans

By Emily. My journey through distressing my own jeans is long and treacherous. If you can, imagine a pre-teen Emily hunched over a treadmill. Her hands inside two pant legs holding the knee areas down on the treadmill belt at 10 MPH speed. Hands on fire from friction, but determined to get that all-natural distressed look. Long story short is I’ve tried everything. And this is what works, so for those of you who’ve inquired, here’s what you’re gonna do!  1. Grab a pair of denim (either yours or your kiddos!) that has minimal stretch. Jeggings are not going to work for this. … Read more

BFF tee

BFF t-shirt

What would we do without our besties? (Is that word still cool? We’re rolling with it.) We are so beyond grateful for the good kids that our boys get to spend time with everyday. Whether it’s in our neighborhoods, at school, or a playdate, good friendship is such a key factor in a happy upbringing. When we were littler going into Claire’s a picking the perfect best friend necklace was basically a rite of passage for all best friends everywhere, so how about something for boys and girls? Here’s how you’ll do it: First, grab Freezer paper! Fold it in half … Read more

bunny sneakers DIY

Bunny Shoes DIY

Got an Easter hunt to get to this week? Here’s a super fast (removable!) DIY to bunn-ify a simple pair of sneakers. Here’s how you’ll do it: Grab a scrap of white fabric. The duck cloth we used for the Miffy Tote works great and stands up all on it’s own! Cut it out into two tear drop shapes for the ears (we did 4 inch long and 2 inch wide). Then cut out a piece of gray felt about half the size, and the same shape, leaving a 1/2 inch white outline around the ear. Then with a hot … Read more

miffy inspired easter tote

Photos by Dear Lizzy. First things first, for those of you who have already seen the awesome blog, Everything Emily’s Miffy Treat bag, we are aware and we have been in contact with her about our twin posts. When we spotted her project online, our own Emily about died. Having been working on this post pretty much simultaneously, and completely unbeknownst to one another, we can now say whole-heartedly: blogging inception is real! Now for the post: One thing we’ve noticed the last couple years watching the boys hunt for Easter eggs is that they run around like maniacs collecting … Read more

no sew leather upgrades

With leather being such a huge trend this Fall, we have been excited to incorporate it into our kids’ wardrobes! Our local leather supply store has two huge scrap bins and they sell  any of the hides, finishes, and weights at $10 per pound. With small details like these, you’re only going to spend about $5 total! We tried out four easy no-sew leather upgrades to add a little something extra to our favorite Fall staples: LEATHER EPAULETTES // Adding a simple strip of brown leather to the shoulder seam of your favorite denim, plaid, or flannel top makes it feel … Read more