Sewing Your Own Flannel Receiving Blankets

Before my daughter was born, I was aimlessly walking around in a fabric store when an elderly clerk struck up a conversation. I mentioned that I wanted to make some things to use when my baby arrived. She suggested making receiving blankets because the commercial ones are never big enough.I made a few of these blankets that very afternoon. Each one cost less than $3 because I got the flannel on sale.Here’s how to make your own flannel receiving blankets: MaterialsTwo yards of baby flannel. I like to use two different but coordinating prints, but you can use whatever you like. Coordinating threadPreparationThe first step is to ask the girl at the fabric counter to cut two one-yard pieces of the flannel. If you’re using two different fabrics, it’s obvious. But if … [Read more...]

Baby Shower Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself!

Baby showers are so much fun! And one of the best parts is getting the chance to decorate. These baby shower centerpieces are so much fun and you can switch up the accessory pieces or colors based on the theme and colors of the shower. Baby Shower Centerpieces That Double as Gifts!You have to love a centerpiece that the mom-to-be can take home and keep as a lovely gift. These adorable centerpieces are perfect for a baby shower because the gift is built right in!1. Baby Stacker Rings - This simple sewing craft is an adorable baby shower centerpiece, and a gift that infants can play with for months. By Domestic Esq.2. Snips, and snails and puppy dog tails are for little boys and these snail diaper rolls are just fabulous. They are easy to make too! By Handmade Charlotte.3. … [Read more...]

11 Modern DIY Baby Shower Gift Ideas

In 2013, about 4 million babies were born in the United States. There were at least that many baby showers and possibly ten times that many gifts purchased. That's 40 million gifts. I wonder how many among that number were handmade?? My guess is not many.A handmade baby gift holds a meaning and value to the pregnant mommy that is second to none. A handmade bath towel or pair of booties is going to be treasured by that mommy for years after her new bundle of joy uses them. If you can sew or crochet, you can make a handmade baby shower gift. If you can use a pair of scissors or stamp with a stamp, you can make a handmade baby shower gift. I've got 11 Modern DIY Baby Shower Gifts with their tutorials to prove to you that YOU can do it!/1/ Cloud Mobile - This mobile is perfect for a … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for a New Baby’s Arrival!

Blissfully Domestic has started an account on HomeTalk and we started sharing some of our most popular posts there for others to look at. Now we are curating some fun and useful boards and the featured board today focuses on Preparing the Home for Parenthood.We collected  some great tutorials for anyone prepping for a new little one around the house!Preparing The Baby's Room Hanging Wall Shelves - by Honey Bear LaneBaby Nursery Wall Art - by Blissfully DomesticDresser Changing Table Remake - by The Golden SycamoreKid's No-Paint Dresser - by Mellywood's MansionTree Mural Bookshelf - by The Design ConfidentialBaby Accessories to Make 10 Free Baby Booties You Can Knit - by Blissfully DomesticWooden Baby Scooters - by Killer B DesignBaby Closet … [Read more...]

10 DIY Halloween Costumes for Kids

It's the time of year when ghosts and goblins come out to play. Of course, they aren't real ghosts and goblins...they're our children dressed up for trick-or-treating and Halloween partying! And, if we're really cool parents, we dress-up with our kids!My kids ask to be something different every year. And every year I secretly hope they'll ask to be something I can make myself. A good DIY costume is second to none. This year out of five kids I get to make three costumes. Not bad odds. {The five-week-old baby doesn't get a say so. Ha!} My oldest son wants to dress-up as a nerd. {Awesome!} My four-year-old daughter wants to dress-up as an angel. {Easy enough!} I'm glad they chose easy costumes to create.When your kids tell you they want to dress up as something or someone do you … [Read more...]

Hip Lace Table Runners and Other Modern DIY Ideas for Doilies

You know the old saying, what goes around comes around. What was once placed on our grandparent's side tables and buffets are now HIP again. I believe our grandmothers would be proud of us using doilies and lace in today's DIY projects. I've gathered six ideas, from amazing gals, that mix old-fashioned and modern to bring you home decor AND wearable art. /1/ Doily Table Runner - This table runner will make you want to raid Granny's linen closet. It is chic and old-fashioned all at the same time, made from multiple doilies simply hand-stitched together. /2/ Decoupage with Lace - Bowls, Cups, Vases...let your imagination run wild with this fun tutorial. /3/ Doily Light Fixture - This lamp gives such a beautiful illumination when lit, you'll wish you had one for every room. /4/ Doily Bib … [Read more...]