There were 18 sleeps before Christmas, where no one was safe…
The tables were strewn with crochet and lace, the sewing machines jammed up with felt and bias tape.
Holiday-sized bottles of irish cream lay strewn about, while half-crazed mamas crafted projects and made toys well past midnight many a night…
All to be met with the joy of their little ones’ sweet cherub light,
And there sighed a consecutive sigh of relief; the platinum and plastic,
While the love that was used to make all those handmade gifts, shone brighter and higher than any high powered wrapped antics.
1. SUPERHERO ROLE PLAY
What little boy or girl wouldn’t love to find a package of superhero masks and capes under the tree?
Get the free tutorial via Vanilla Joy
2. IKEA HACKED: LACK LEGO TABLE
This. Yes. So much yes to this. I love all things Ikea Hacked.
Get the tutorial via Ikea Hackers
3. MAKE BELIEVE
Lots of fun to be had for little boys and girls here with this easy project. Imaginative play is where it’s at.
Get the instructions via Hart & Sew
4. CHALKBOARD CITY BLOCKS
Another quick, simple gift idea that you can make in no time, with guaranteed squeal-inducing results.
Get the tutorial via Hello Bee
5. BEST. KITCHEN. EVER.
Every child should have a play kitchen, it’s in the official rule book. Now, I’m not saying you have to make one, but this here IS pretty dang awesome. I dig its gender neutral appeal, perfect for little siblings to share. Because, you know, they do that SO WELL.
Get the instructions via Fresh Cut Flours
6. MIX & MATCH FELT-PLAY BIRTHDAY CAKE
So much fun. The perfect accessory to go with that red kitchen. Make sure to click the link below to see all of the different (amazing) decor and topping pieces you can make. Heavy like on this one.
Get the tutorial via iKat Bag
7. PLACEMAT APRONS
Simple and fun, you can use any fabrics you like for a boy or girl.
Get the tutorial via Dana Made It
8. RIDING HORSES
A wonderful rendition of the classic, old-school riding horse.
Get the tutorial via Light Blue Grey
9. PLAY TENT
Choose any type and colour of fabric you want and have at it. This is an easy project….and trust me — toddlers LOVE anything to do with forts. Give them a permanent one? You will win all the prizes.
Get the tutorial via Living With Punks
10. DREAMY DOLLHOUSE
Uhm, have you discovered Ana White yet? My friends, this woman is my DIY HERO. The dollhouse? Surprisingly easy to make. Seriously.
Get the free pattern download and detailed instructions via Ana White
11. OWL ROCKS
I may be slightly biased when it comes to these beauties, but they ARE pretty neat looking. I bet a any toddler would love to play with them. Add a little muslin sack and you have a great travel toy too. (Even better if they accompany what’s in the next slide).
As spotted on Belle Isle Art
12. PAINTED ALPHABET ROCKS
If you know toddlers, then you know they are OBSESSED with the alphabet. As they should be.
As seen on Bargain Hoot
13. QUIET BOOK
There are so many awesome pages in this neat felt book!
Get the tutorial viaServing Pink Lemonade
14. TWIRLY SKIRT (WITH FAERIE WINGS!!!)
I know, right?! It’s almost too amazing to bear and no, you probably shouldn’t make one in your size. I mean, wait – yes, YES you should.
Get the tutorial via iKat Bag
15. MINNIE MOBILE!
This is repurposing at its cutest!
Find the instructions over on The Hunted Interior
16. MATCHBOX CAR RACE TRACK
Any toddler boy would lose his toddler mind over this wooden track!
Get the instructions via Pretty Handy Girl
17. COZY CAR CADDY
If you have toddler boys – then your home, car, purse and everywhere else is littered with matchbox cars. Help keep them organized with this cute felt caddy that doubles as a take-away carrier.
Get the tutorial via Homemade by Jill
18. DOLLHOUSE FARM BED
Gah. This is SO darling. Heavy want…which means that yes, I live vicariously through my kids. But only sometimes.
Get the detailed instructions and free downloadable template via Ana White
19. CROCHETED HAIR BOWS
A cute little stocking stuffer idea that you can whip up in no time!
Get the instructions via Happy Together Creates
20. TODDLER TIES
A cute stocking stuffer idea for your little man (or men)!
Get the easy instructions via Vanilla Joy