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5 Fun Summer Craft Ideas
The kids are home, and the days are long! Shake up your lazy summer break with a few DIY crafts for you and the kids to try your hand at!  Here are 5 fun and easy summer crafts to start with! 
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Twist-a-Pet: The EASY (kid-friendly) DIY
An accessory, DIY craft and toy all in one?? Yes please! This fun DIY craft is MORE than just cute beads! The possibilities are endless! Come check out the blog for your dose of inspiration and a deeper look into why these DIY Twist-a-Pets are such a hit with the kids!
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Easy DIY Teacher Gifts (written by a teacher!)
Your teacher gifts don’t have to be expensive or flamboyant. Based on experience, I can promise you that there is only ONE special element to a teacher gift that will always deliver extra warm and fuzzy feelings to the special teacher in your child’s life. That special element is simply a personal, heart-felt part to the gift.
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Product Brainstorming: Soother Clips
Versatile and a baby essential, we're taking a deep dive into soother clips - different styles, looks, and a few a m a z i n g brand new design ideas for you to trial in your own shops! If you're looking to shake up your products, this is a MUST READ!
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Crafting for Easter!
Bring some fresh spring air into your home with some cute and easy Easter crafts! Whether you're looking for some home décor tips or something to while away a Saturday afternoon with your littles, we've got some great ideas for you!
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3 Simple Home Decor Crafts

Crafting isn't just for kids!! But you knew that ;) 

Show your home a little love and unleash your creativity with these three fun and easy home decor craft ideas! Read the tutorial on todays blog to make this beautiful 'ever-green' faux succulent plant.

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Product Brainstorming: Teething Rings

Don't get stuck in a product design rut!! Join us for a little brainstorming session in today's blog! We're talking teething rings!!

Far from basic, these creative twists on a 'simple' product will get you excited to start on redesigning your own!

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Endless Possibilities: Craft Kits!

We love craft kits!! They're such an easy way to explore silicone crafting - everything is all there for you! Beads (in SO many sizes!), clips, clasps, string, accent beads - the possibilities are endless!

We sat down with our NEW Limited Edition Valentine's Craft Kits and made at least 7 easy crafts (with leftover beads to spare!) Today's blog post breaks down 2 tutorials: a Lanyard Clip Wristlet and an easy Beaded Bracelet (with an assembly tip you won't want to miss out on!!). 

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Christmas Crafting in Color
NEW to the blog! Christmas Crafting in Color!! We looove decorating for Christmas but sometimes the same old color schemes get a bit boring. We wanted to come up with some fun colorful inspiration for your own Christmas Decor!
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Handmade Gift Ideas for Christmas

If you're starting to think Christmas gifts, we've got your inspo all wrapped up with a bow!

Today's blog post is all about handmade gift ideas! We've gathered our top 6 handmade gifts, and YES they're for more than just babies and toddlers. There's something for everyone here! Grab that coffee and note pad and start planning out your Christmas gifts!

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3 Ways to Use Dried Oranges in Your Fall Crafting

We're slicing off some zesty seasonal crafts!

There's something about the savory smell of oranges and cinnamon in the air! It brings back fond, nostalgic memories of gathering around a bustling table with family. That's why we decided that dehydrated orange slices are no longer just for your Christmas decor, but fall as well! Recreate the essence of these sweet and spicy flavors yourself with these 3 DIY tutorials on our Blog today!

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Dyeing Wood Beads: What Worked, What Didn’t, and What We Learned

Wood is good, but color is.......well, COLOR!!! Don't get us wrong - the chic elegance of natural wood is a forever-favourite of ours, but when we began experimenting with dyeing techniques for our wood beads, we. were. hooked! It was so much fun we had to write a post about it!
Read on to learn how to dye your beads using a variety of methods!
Tell us! Have you ever tried dyeing beads?? Any suggestions or tips you learned?

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Packaging Hacks 2.0

You only get one chance to make a first impression, which is why it's super important that your packaging game be on point. Today's blog is filled with a few more tips, tricks and fresh ideas to help you showcase your products as the beautiful, high-quality pieces they are!
Did you love the first Packaging Hacks blogpost? Did you ever use any of the ideas in your own packaging?? Send us a pic! We'd LOVE to see!

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Back to School in Style!

BACK TO SCHOOL - in Style!!

In today's blog post, we're dishing up some seriously cute back to school gear! Personalize your kids zipper pulls, backpacks and pencil cases with washable and non fading silicone beads! Looking for something a little extra? Learn how to add a little bling to your kids' shoes!

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DIY Sensory Bins for Play Based Learning
Sensory bins are a fantastic way to develop fine motor skills and stimulate imaginative play in your little one! So today's blog post includes a plethora of ideas to create your own at home using items you may already have and others that can easily be found at your local dollar or craft store!
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Tutorial: Sunglasses Strand
The most adorable accessory for your kids' summer sunglasses - perfect for summer months, these sunglasses strands can get wet in the pool and are easy to wash if they get covered in sand!
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DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts

As we start thinking about the end of the school year, we wanted to give you an early heads up to start planning your thank-you gifts! 

We’ve got three adorable ideas to get you started!

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Inspiration for Your Virtual or Small Baby Shower

One of the most beautiful things we’ve been taught this past in particular, is how important community is to us all! 

In today's blog, we're showing you guys some awesome ideas for how to shower an expectant mom with love, whether in a small intimate setting or virtually! 

Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, babies - they’re part of the fabric of our lives, and some of them happen regardless of what may or may not be going on. So settle in and get inspired

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Shop Talk: Grace + Parker
We L O V E spotlighting small shops and today we have a treat for you! We asked the lovely Krystin from Grace & Parker to chat about her experience of building a business and a brand! So find a comfy chair, sit down and soak up all her wisdom on navigating the challenges of this past year, and on how to set BIG goals for your business!
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6 Easy DIY Valentine's Craft Ideas

If Valentine’s isn’t the most acceptable time to send cheesy card lines we don’t know when is ;)

So plug in that glue gun, get some scissors and tape and let's get ready to send some smiles to your loved ones ;) 

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NEW Valentine's Craft Kits!
All the LOVE is here!  Valentine’s is just around the corner and we can’t wait to celebrate and make it a special time for our kids! We’ve found that taking the time to focus on a fun craft, holiday, or project with our kids has been such a rewarding experience.
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