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6 Simple DIY Projects To Do With Kids From Portland-Based Bloggers

  |  Homecare & Lifestyle, Your Place

While we love a home decor piece or accessory from a local shop, there’s nothing quite like making something with your own two hands. You just appreciate it so much more when you’ve put energy, love, creativity — and sometimes a little sweat — into a DIY project.

If you’ve been a loyal reader of The Local Arrow, you may recognize these Portland-based bloggers from previous posts about DIY home projects. Well, these talented bloggers are back with some creative, crafty ideas — this time, ones you can easily do with your kids. Pull out the scissors, glue gun, sewing needles and your creative spirit for these simple DIY projects!

 

Heat-Up Rice Bag and Flannel Case

From Create/Enjoy

Easy DIY Projects to Do With Kids

Photo Courtesy of Create/Enjoy

To stay cozy during the colder months or soothe a neckache, create your own version of a microwave-able rice bag — complete with its very own flannel “sleeping bag” case. Suzannah of Create/Enjoy shares this simple DIY tutorial she has perfected over the years after making several of these, including a few for holiday gifts. Kids can help with the simple steps, like filling the bag with rice — but otherwise, you’ll have to handle the more complicated sewing parts.

 

Colorful Felt Ball Garland

From A Crafted Passion

Easy DIY Projects to Do With Kids

Photo Courtesy of A Crafted Passion

Felt balls are everywhere — from dainty garlands to fun coasters. Create your own decorative garland after following the step-by-step instructions from A Crafted Passion for creating your own felt balls. The best part? You can make them whatever color you want to match your decor! These make the perfect addition to a baby nursery or kid’s room — and your little ones will appreciate them even more because you made them together.

 

Distressed Gold Leaf Terracotta Pots

From Today’s Creative Life

Easy DIY Projects to Do With Kids

Photo Courtesy of Today’s Creative Life

Create that distressed terracotta pot look using a “dry brush” technique and add a little something extra with a gold leaf pattern along the bottom. Kim of Today’s Creative Life takes you through the process, which is very simple — and perfect for the whole family to help with. You could even skip the distressing step and paint the pot a solid color for a more simple look!

 

Ribbon Trim Table Runner

From Create/Enjoy

Easy DIY Projects to Do With Kids

Photo Courtesy of Create/Enjoy

Suzannah of Create/Enjoy could never find a table runner that fit the length of her dining table, so she decided to make one herself! Pair a ribbon that matches your home’s decor (or the current season!) with a plain fabric to create your very own chic, bold table runner. This completely customizable project will add a subtle pop of color or pattern to your tablescape.

 

Ombré Dye Pillow

From A Crafted Passion

Easy DIY Projects to Do With Kids

Photos Courtesy of A Crafted Passion

From hairstyles to home decor, ombré is all the rage these days. Bring a tiny sample of this trend into your home by creating your own ombré dye pillow. A Crafted Passion created this tutorial taking you through the process step by step, which takes about 1.5 hours to complete (but 24 hours of drying time). Use whatever dye color you prefer to make your throw pillow match your home’s decor!

 

Copper Wire Photo Display

From Today’s Creative Life

Easy DIY Projects to Do With Kids

Photos Courtesy of Today’s Creative Life

Shonee from Hawthorne & Main wrote this guest post tutorial for a copper wire photo display on Today’s Creative Life. Make an effort to display family photos that get trapped on our phones, tablets and computers by creating this adorable photo display! This project utilizes a wooden frame (either from a thrift store or a picture frame you’re no longer using) and copper wire to form a minimal and chic place to hang your treasured photos.

 

Happy Crafting!

What projects are you hoping to tackle? Let us know in the comments below!

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