Archive for February 2016

Easy Toddler Gift: Sew a birthday crown!

IMG_8600A friend of ours daughter is turning three, and while the party invitation said “no gifts necessary” I wanted to bring the birthday girl a little something. It can be tricky to walk the birthday gift line, so after thinking about it I decided to go with something small and handmade. I found a great free pattern and tutorial for a birthday crown  and whipped it up in her favorite color (pink) with two fun prints that her modern and sporty mama could appreciate. I love that this crown pattern is reversible, it’s two crowns in one! I’m curious though, how would you handle a “no gifts necessary” invite?

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I’m trying to save money and use up craft supplies that I already have, so I got out the stamps and made her a little card and gift bag. Isn’t that stamp on the front wonderful? I got it from The Small Object , but sadly she is no longer selling them. I drew a little birthday crown on the front, and used some letter stamps from the Target dollar bin to stamp just the first letter of each word on the inside of the card.

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I hope  this sweet and simple gift will strike the perfect balance between my wanting to give a gift and the parents not wanting to be inundated with presents. Happy Birthday, Princess Pearl!

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Happy Birthday Princess Pearl!