Pom-Pom Pumpkins

September 26, 2016
Halloween, Holidays

no carve pom pom pumpkins

Pumpkin decorating very often involves sharp objects, precision, and muscle. If you have little people who are eager to help, those designs are pretty much off limits for anyone under the age of 12.

Here are three, no-carve pumpkin ideas I created for Parents magazine this year that only involve paint, pom-poms, and glue! I guarantee the first-aid kit will not be needed this year! Click over to Parents.com for the simple instructions…and for tons of other amazing Halloween fun!

(Photo by Dane Tashima on Parents.com)


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Cute Animal Stools

September 26, 2016
Animals, Decor, DIY Home, Furniture, Kids Rooms, Playrooms

ikea animal stools

I feel like the term Ikea hack is too commonly used. Therefore, I will not refer to these stools as an Ikea hack, but rather an Ikea upgrade?

I love how barebones some of their products are, like these simple Flisat stools that are perfectly sized for kids. They are just begging to be enhanced in some fabulous way! Here’s how I used our old Melissa & Doug wood blocks to create these sweet little critter chairs.

What you’ll need:

Bunny

  1. Paint stool seat with the paint. Let dry.
  2. Paint 1.5” circles in two corners black. (Trace a roll of full washi tape to get a perfect circle!)
  3. Adhere a piece of painters tape onto the angled surface of the wedge blocks, leaving about a ¾” border. Paint block and remove tape once the paint has set for about 20 minutes.
  4. Assemble stool.
  5. Glue ears in place as shown. Once the glue has set, about 2 hours, screw into the bottom of the stool and into the block to add further support.

Fox

  1. Paint stool seat as shown. To create the scallop, mark the center of the stool about 2 to 3 inches up from the bottom edge, then trace an appetizer plate from that point to the outside edges.
  2. Paint 1.5” circles in two corners black. (Trace a roll of full washi tape to get a perfect circle!)
  3. Apply painters tape to the small triangle blocks to create the ears, leaving a ¾” border to paint orange.
  4. Assemble stool.
  5. Glue ears in place as shown. Once the glue has set, about 2 hours, screw into the bottom of the stool and into the block to add further support.


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Well, hello…

September 21, 2016
Everyday Crafts

welcomeIn the midst of the launch of my second book and back to school and prepping for all the fall crafty holidays, we decided to revamp Projectkid.com.

We hope you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for, and even what you never knew you needed!


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A Kids’ Room for Two

September 20, 2016
Decor, DIY Home, Furniture, Kids Rooms, Lighting, Organization, Playrooms, Styling, Wall Decor

project kid kids room bedroom decor kingloff

Living with two small kids in a small-ish Brooklyn, New York can be a challenge in so many ways. (You really don’t want to hear me count them.) There’s the toy storage dilemma, the clothing wrangling, and the sleeping arrangements of two kids under the age of six, sharing a room with very different taste in all things.

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Five years ago, Parents magazine ran a story about the crafty ways in which I decorated my son Oliver’s nursery, and now, with a second kid and totally different needs, I set out to take that post-nursery hodgepodge of a room and turn it into something airy, bright and fun for both Oliver (age 6) and Sommer (age 4). And this time, FamilyFun Magazine, the sister to Parents, shared these photos on the pages of their August/September issue.

kids room decor fun playful

So much work went into this room and so many great companies helped me solve both form and function dilemmas. Stay tuned for more posts soon about why I chose specific products and why I made specific DIYs.

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