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DIY No-Sew Watermelon Flip Flops

These DIY No-Sew Watermelon Flip Flops are so stinking cute, and they're incredibly easy to make. My tween assembled her DIY Watermelon Flip Flops in just 10 minutes! These no-sew Watermelon Flip Flops make a great summer craft for kids, tweens, and teens (and even adults!)

If you're ready for all things Summer like us, read on for the simple supply list and tutorial  (with step-by-step imagery) to make your own DIY No Sew Watermelon Flip Flops. This is such a fun way to jazz up inexpensive flip flops this summer!

Embroidered Handprints - Perfect For Gifting This Mother's Day! Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #4

Embroidered Handprints! Kids handprint crafts are really such an adorable way to capture the early stages of childhood. Since my oldest daughter is a little older now (11) she was able to stitch all 4 of my children's handprints to create this cute little keepsake for me, for Mother's Day.  DIY Embroidered Hand Prints would be a great handmade gift for parents and grandparents alike! Stitch your children's handprints, or the entire family's handprints. This is such a fun little treasure to hang and enjoy for years to come. This embroidered handprints craft is project #4 in our Kids Sewing Series here at One Savvy Mom™.

Read on for the easy supply list and tutorial below, to make your own embroidered handprints wall hanging.

Owl Embroidery Hoops - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #3

These Owl Embroidery Hoops turned out SO CUTE! My favorite part? The large Owl Embroidery Hoop (made on a 10" embroidery hoop) and the small Owl Embroidery Hoop come together fairly quickly, and only require very simple supplies and simple stitching. If you're looking for an easy sewing project / craft for the kids, this is it! Each Owl Embroidery hoop took under an hour to complete, and when they're finished your child will have some adorable DIY wall art for their room (or a great handmade gift for someone special!) This is project #3 in our Kids Sewing Series, here at One Savvy Mom™. My reasoning behind this series, is simple. In short, sewing is a constructive activity that helps occupy idle minds and hands; it's an activity that requires mindfulness / presence in the moment. This is something that I believe many children are missing these days with all of the connectivity, media, and screens. We have largely disconnected our children by choice from a lot of that in our home, and we're now getting "back-to-basics" so to speak, with fun activities and crafting. You can read more on why I started this kids sewing series in my first post of the series, HERE.

Read on for our simple supply list and tutorial (along with step-by step imagery) on how to make your own Owl Embroidery Hoops, with the kids!

DIY K-Cup Bouquet - Perfect For Gifting This Mother's Day!


Looking for the perfect, creative gift to give to all of the special moms in your life this Mothers Day? This DIY K-Cup Bouquet is it! You can customize each DIY K-Cup Bouquet to the individuals preferences by using different mugs with cute sayings / images / patterns,  K-Cups in their personal favorite variety, and different flowers / color schemes. You have full creative control to make each K-Cup Bouquet arrangement truly special and unique for each recipient.

These are so simple to make, and only take about 15-20 minutes to assemble once you have all of your supplies ready. I made this arrangement with Twinings Green Tea, and big bright blooms. I absolutely love how it turned out! In total I assembled 10 of these cute little K-Cup Bouquet flower arrangements for all of the special moms in my life, and I can't wait to gift them this Mothers Day. 

Read on to grab the simple supply list and step-by-step image tutorial on how to assemble your own DIY K-Cup Bouquets, perfect for gifting this Mothers Day (or any special day of the year, really), below. 

"Bee" Happy Canvas Clutch - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #2

This "Bee" Happy Canvas Clutch is so adorable! It's the perfect cheery DIY accessory for tweens and teens - so fun for both spring and summer! This is project #2 in our Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™

Hi there, friends! The sun is shining here today! If you live in the northeast part of the country, you know how crazy the weather has been these past few months. Sunshine and blue skies feel like an absolute gift right about now! We are more than ready to welcome the warmer temps, the blooming flowers, and the buzzing bees around here. This little DIY accessory sewing project is fun for both kids and tweens/teens; such a fun and happy way to welcome a new season! 

Grab the simple supply list and our full tutorial to make your own "Bee" Happy Canvas Clutch, below.

DIY Unicorn Tote - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #1

Unicorns! This DIY Unicorn Tote is super simple, and oh so CUTE! My daughter is just slightly obsessed with all things Unicorn related at the moment. She's currently at an age where it can be hard to catch her attention - but suggest a Unicorn themed DIY / craft project, and she's ALL EARS!

Hi friends, how have you been? I've been slightly M.I.A. the last few weeks; my apologies! I've been working behind the scenes on some new stuff, that I'm excited to share with you over the coming weeks and months! I've been busying myself most days with my energetic toddlers - my gosh they keep me on my toes! I've also been simultaneously weaning my older children off of the electronics/screens. Friends, can I be completely unfiltered and real here for a minute? Honestly, I'm not in love with what all of the connectivity is doing to people these days; specifically children. Even more specifically, my kids. When I started this website many moons ago, some of you may remember my involvement and endorsement of a traveling event called "The Ultimate Block Party." This movement of sorts was all about creating and environment for children that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and the incredible power of hands-on PLAY. We seem to be missing that these days. Just look at what's happening in the toy industry for a minute; I never thought I'd see a day when Toys R' Us was no more. I don't like where all of this seems to be going, friends. Not one bit! So, I'm changing it in our home. Because I can (we all can!) We've placed some pretty severe limitations on screens in our home, and we're getting back to hands-on creativity.

Embroidery and sewing is a great creative activity for kids of all ages, especially tweens and teens. It keeps idle hands and minds busy, and helps create mindfulness / an awareness of being in the moment. This DIY Unicorn tote is a great beginner project for tweens and teens, and only requires a simple back stitch for outlining (ears and unicorn horn and eyes.) This project is fairly frugal too! It rings in just under $10 (possibly less if you already have some of the supplies on-hand.)

This is the first project in our new Kids Sewing Series, here on One Savvy Mom. This series will include 30 simple sewing projects for kids of all ages. Each original embroidery / sewing project will only require a handful of simple supplies, and all of the projects in this series will be under $10. Whether you're looking to unplug your kids like we did, or you're looking for some fun ideas to keep the kids occupied this Summer, this series will offer up something fun for everyone!

Read on for the simple supply list and tutorial to make your own DIY Unicorn Tote.