8.19.2015

DIY Outdoor Tic Tac Toe

Please welcome the very talented Kelly!

Hi there! It's Kelly from Typically Simple and I'm back to share a fun kids' craft with you all! We recently moved into a subdivision that is still in the process of being built. Once upon a time, not very long ago, it was a farm field. And we are learning quickly how rocky old farm fields can be. The builders dug up a few good sized boulders in some of our neighbors' yards, but all we have found so far are tons of small rocks. TONS! My little guy just loves it - he can take his toy trucks out in the yard and fill them up with all kinds of rocks. So I thought it would be fun to do some crafty projects with all these rocks. This outdoor tic tac toe game is fun for the kiddos to work on by themselves, or with a little help from you. And it can be personalized in so many ways with favorite colors and designs.

DIY Outdoor Tic Tac Toe with Rocks

Supplies: Scrap wood (I used a 1x6 cut into a square), acrylic paint & brush, vinyl or painter's tape, 10 rocks To get started, paint the scrap piece of wood the color you would like the tic tac toe lines to be, in my case I wanted them to be black, so that was my first coat of paint.
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After that dries, using vinyl or painter's tape, create the tic tac toe lines and paint over the whole thing with your main paint color.
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Next, start painting the rocks! I decided to go with a ladybug & bumble bee theme, so I painted a few coats of red on half the rocks and yellow on the other half. Once they were dried, I used a smaller paint brush to add the spots and stripes.
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Let everything dry throughly - acrylic paint dries pretty quick. Peel the tape or vinyl off of your playing board and you are ready to get your tic tac toe game face on!
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If you're looking for more crafty ideas and kids' activities, check out these posts: Wood Shim Garden Sign Stained Glass Butterfly

8.18.2015

Back to School Alphabet Pillow

A few weeks ago I saw the cutest pin for a back to school inspired living room. I was like, "uh...genius." As you know, I LOVE celebrating back to school. We are homeschooling this year and I feel that its extra important to make a big deal out of going to back to school. And education is definitely something to be celebrated! So when I found said pin, I knew I just had to try and duplicate the pillow in it. I had so much fun making this!


8.13.2015

No-Sew Summer Table runner!

Please welcome the very talented and very creative Kari! 

Hey guys! It's Kari! I made my first every table runner! And the best part! It's a NO SEW summer table runner! I love to sew, but I'm horrible at it! I spend more time undoing stitches, threading bobbins and trying to figure out tension than I actually do sewing. So, "no sew" projects are some of my favorites! And what's even better... I didn't have to cut any fabric!
No Sew Table Runner

8.12.2015

Sew Sew N Sew Cross Stitch Pattern Review

Let me just start by saying that this was the easiest/funnest (is that a word?) cross stitch I have ever done.

8.10.2015

Back to School Pencil Art

I always love getting craft supplies from the wood connection but I particularly love it when its for a holiday that I usually don't decorate for. I don't really have any "back to school" stuff but I love the idea of decorating for it. Going to school and getting an education is something that should be celebrated! So, without further adieu: Back to School Pencil Art. I'm over there today sharing the full tutorial! (Scroll down to enter the giveaway.)