DIY Wooden Toy Blocks

DIY Wooden Toy Blocks

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I have a recent addiction: the compound miter saw.  Seriously.  It was love at first use and ever since, I found all sorts of excuses to use it more. Excuse no 1: DIY wooden toy blocks for our daughter. Cubes, rectangles, pyramids and cylinders. (No bridges; this is an one-tool-DIY and bridges require two tools.)

I made a battlement, though.

Check out how to make your own wooden building blocks for crafts and toys. Plus, three four tips for making your cubes and pyramids perfectly smooth without crazy amounts of sanding.

Yes, that’s right: minimal sanding! And smooth, factory worthy blocks. 😉

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Adorable Cut & Dress Up Unisex Doll

Adorable Cut & Dress Up Unisex Doll

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So adorable! Tutorial for a cut and dress up doll by TwoPlusCute

Make an adorable, cut & dress-up, unisex doll, that stands on its own (and is sturdy enough to hold actual jewelry), using a pizza box.

Do you remember those dress up dolls we were cutting off of paper and had all sorts of cute outfits? They were pretty and elaborately designed but were not very sturdy and consequently, they didn’t last long. I made a much sturdier and larger version for The Cute – and didn’t cost a thing!

Read on for the tutorial, plus 6 ideas for learning activities using this cute dress up doll.

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Shine! Diamond Art (+ free printables)

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SPARKLE diamond free printable art header by TwoPlusCute

I am at the happy place where I – finally – have plenty of wall frames to fill with photos, art and quotes. How about a happy go lucky message that combines three of this year’s trends? And two free printables with some diamond vectors?

Something sparkly like – say – diamonds, some gold for extra glamour and a decisive touch of yellow.

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Be Your Own Kind of Awesome – Poster Art

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Be your own kind of awesome by TwoPlusCute

We severely lack decor (and furniture but that’s another story). Dressing up the walls of a whole house can prove a costly endeavor and I am brainstorming for frugal but also personal ways to add art and decor on our walls.

My first attempt on painting some modern art that we could actually use in our home, served well to prove that my mom had it ALL wrong. She always believed – unwaveringly -I am some kind of mini-Picasso with great artistic skills. Well, this is what I made before I had my daughter cover the whole thing with black paint to hide my shame:

 

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The Best Valentine’s Day Gift Ever!

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Valentine's card by TwoPlusCute

Let me tell you about a perfect Valentine’s gift of minimal cost and yet tons of value (and the best one I have ever received). Through my life, I never cared much for Valentine’s day, or the gifts typically associated with it, like flowers and chocolates and teddy bears and the rest overly pink whatnots. I am not one for jewelry either.

All that, was to – eventually – change when I received the perfect Valentine’s day gift. And it had lots of pink.

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