Looking for a Christmas gift to make? Delight children with personalized presents that use simple crafting.
Here are 5 Christmas gifts for kids that you can make. All of them are easy, inexpensive and cute DIY toys (and games) that your children will love. They are homemade gift ideas for Christmas but may also be used for a birthday or any occasion.
Make Christmas more personal by making your own gorgeous toys!
DiY Tic Tac Toe via
DiY building discs via
Knit octopus via
DiY memory game via
DiY kaleidoscope via
Have a nice weekend all of you!
Infantry has arrived! Three wooden soldiers await your orders to play. They are stockable soldiers by fruitsuper design.
Made of solid hardwood, this set includes 12 stackable pieces, enough to make 3 soldiers. Stack and re-stack to create a unique infantry.
Don’t miss their Stackable Snowmen and Stackable Gnomes among other nice products you’ll find in their shop.
Dress warm, it’s cold! Drape a scarf to make you feel more cosy.
Today I’m loving these kids scarves designed by Caroline Bosmans.
She graduated from the fashion department SASK Sint-Niklaas with an award winning collection of children’s fashion.
In her collections, she likes to play with the boundaries between boys and girls, loves graphic elements and takes pleasure in injecting humour into her creations.
How is your city or town? My city has streets and houses, trees, vehicles and people…And it is made of cardboard. Are you coming to visit us? Its name is Bloc city.
Once again Milimbo proposes a simple and nice game made of cardboard. After playing with the animals of the jungle and Little Red Riding Hood, now they encourage each of you to do your own city.
This toy is made it with simple and geometric forms. From 2 die-cut cardboard sheets A3 size, you can build houses, a truck, a bus, a child with his dog….
To complete the game you can make a path in different ways, with small cardboard cards we can play to make several trips, building, winding roads, barriers, crosswalk, signals, bridges, trees, etc.
More about Milimbo’s work here and here.
Thanks to Fine Fine Books, I’ve discovered Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski’s work. They’re the founders of Hipopotam Studio, specialized in designing children’s books and creating online, interactive projects.
Here some of them:
Maps (pics above) is an atlas with 51 maps full of fun details. They took 3 years to create this book! You can find it in many languages: Polish, English, German, French, Dutch and Italian.
Mapmaker is an activity book full of creative task for young explorers. It contains 36 creative tasks for map enthusiasts which range from designing your own maps and flags to preparing a trip to Mount Everest.
Monster time: each page is divided into three parts. You can turn over them endlessy, creating 729 creatures with strange names.
Check out their web and enjoy!
The giveaway winner is … Emma! Congrats!
I already shared a collection of DIY Christmas Decorations ideas, so now it’s time to suggest 5 easy and cute DiY ornaments kids can make.
Check out the images that inspired me, and get creative!
DiY Clay snowmen via
DIY Woodland Reindeer via
DIY paper trees via
Easy seawing patterns via
DiY Carboard Christmas tree via
Today I would like to show you this girl’s room with many details in red. They uses mainly IKEA furniture, some red paint for customizing some elements and a wallpaper with lots of color.
Do you dare to the red color?
Brighten up your day. Play with colours and simple shapes. Draw with scissors. Learn geometry. There is always a place for a cushion. The Kallas collection is here!
Tove Johansson has designed a collection with geometric patterns, simple shapes and bright colours and the result is some stunning cushions, perfect for adding a little bit of poetry and joy to your home.These ones may be unique Christmas gifts!
Tove Johansson is a Swedish designer based in Paris. With a background in fashion design, and a BA from Central Saint Martins College of Art she worked many years in fashion and trendforecasting in London and Paris before moving towards printmaking and textiles.
This is her first collection, but I’m sure that many more are to come.
Take a look at her web and enjoy!
Today I’m loving these wallpaper (Plants) and vinyls (Pájaro Hoja and Casa Árbol) designed by David de las Heras for Wallery.
Natural and unnatural are blend and confused. David’s drawings always provoke some emotion.
More about David de las Heras’Work here
A few weeks ago I posted about Mimobee, a new amazing kids brand. I really love their Fall/Winter 2013 collection: simple, minimal, modern and very comfy!
Then something nice happened…They got in touch with an offer too good to refuse: a Mimobee’s giveaway just for you. The winner can choose between two great pieces: long wrap or long hoodie.
Long hoodie: a longer-length silhouette, this cotton hoodie features super-soft fleece, an exposed front zipper closure and a classic drawstring hood with a center binding for added detail.
Long wrap: this cotton fleece wrap features raw hems and an asymmetrical cut. A chic essential, this cozy fleece piece can be wrapped or draped for a relaxed yet warm feel.
Giveaway ends Sunday, December 8th at 11 pm CET. I will announce the winner on Monday, December 9th.
So what you waiting for? Join in and tell all your friends!
Good luck to you all and thank you for playing!
Get your home holiday-ready with a homemade Advent calendar, a nice wreath and more Christmas decorations.
So with the holidays in mine, here are 5 nice projects. Do it Yourself and have fun!
DiY wreath via
DiY Gold leaf pine cone garland via
DiY snow globes via
DiY Advent Calendar via
DiY festive wooden trees via
Have a nice weekend!
Noch mini designs beautiful, well-made, simple, yet sophisticated clothes for children. This brand uses only certified organic materials and low-impact dyes.
According Jina Jan, designer of Noch mini, the inspiration for fall/winter 2013 collection came from Egon Schiele’s painting ‘House with Laundry’. They took the color inspiration from the painting and took the house as our main motif. Triangle pattern came from the roof shape and one of their prints is oversized repeated houses in geometric shape.
Photo by Emily J. Anderson
It’s almost December already! Looking for a DIY advent calendar to make this year? I have a guest post over at Decopeques: 10 Awesome Advent Calendars.
Hope you like it!
Londji is one of my absolute favorite toy brand. Imagination, magic and joy are always present in their designs.
They offer a very wide selection of unique products, mostly toys but also stationary, magnets and tattoos. They love search of traditional toys and games, often forgotten, that were combined with their own designs
I’ve chosen some favorites that would be great options for Christmas gifts. But take a look at their website and make your own selection!
Hopper spinning tops
Love all Londji spinning tops! These are presented in 5 different mat colors based on the work of the American painter Edward Hopper.
Tour Eiffel puzzle
The Eiffel Tower made of thread, ruler-ribbons and thimbles. 54 pieces puzzle with the scene of Paris. You can do Big Ben and Sagrada Família puzzles too!
Explore a world where cork stoppers have eyes, nose and mouth, pencils have legs and pebbles wear hats. Draw as much as you want, imagine what is lacking and overall, have fun!
You can choose between a lot of kaleidoscopes. Moon and Trésors ones form kaleidoscopic patterns from objects around you.
Noir & blanc
Love this stylish version of the traditional game Chess. It is made entirely from recycled cardboard. The board and pieces are easily assembled - just click together and play!
Surrealist Magnets to decorate your fridge with an artistic way. You can decorate it with your own sculpture or play with wild animals too.
The game comprises 32 cards (16 pairs), delicately illustrated, presented in a rigid cardboard box.
(First photo: Tattoos Circus)