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bunhead bobby pins

bunhead bobby pins | movita beaucoup - a simple tutorial for embellished bobby pins

Bunheads for bunheads! Dancers have long embellished bobby pins with tiny flowers, beads and rhinestones to dress up their buns. But I’m going to suggest we take things to the next level. Let’s shove tiny disembodied heads in our hairdos! Supplies: small wooden beads – about 1/2 inch in diameter bobby pins mini pom poms…

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diy ballet sewing kit

DIY ballet sewing kit | movita beaucoup

Are you a ballet dancer? Do you have a ballet student in your life? Are you looking for a little gift for a dancer that is cheap AND will impress? Maybe you should make a handy sewing kit! Sewing kits are a must for dancers. They are easy to throw together, and most items can be found…

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diy clay gift tags/ornaments

clay gift tags | movita beaucoup

Lemme start by saying I didn’t invent clay, gift tags, or clay gift tags. But I do cherish any opportunity to make other people feel inferior over the holidays. Crafting my own clay gift tags makes me look super committed to the holiday season without putting in a lot of effort. The fact that they can alternate as tree ornaments…

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ballerina peg dolls {cake toppers}

ballerina peg dolls | movita beaucoup

Hosting a ballet themed party? Hoping to wow guests with your wood? These little ballerinas should do the trick. Use to decorate cupcakes or cake, or distribute them as party favours. Even better: put fire on their heads. Materials: peg dolls, drill, pencil & eraser, acrylic craft paint, small paint brushes, fine-tip marker, mini pom-poms, glue, thin ribbon…

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how to make autumn fairy cupcake toppers

autumn fairy cupcake toppers | movita beaucoup

. . . As far as crafts go, this is about as easy as it gets. But you should know that the tiny ballerina cupcake toppers are just that – tiny. They are only a couple of inches tall from head to toe. So if you don’t like finicky, elf-sized projects, walk away. You will…

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how to make swan lake cupcake toppers

swan lake cupcake toppers | movita beaucoup

. . . As far as crafts go, this is about as easy as it gets. But you should know that the wee ballerina cupcake toppers are just that – wee. So if you don’t like finicky, elf-sized projects, or if you have gargantuan fingers, walk away. You’ve been warned. Black Swan Cupcake Toppers You…

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how to make fabric flags

fabric flags

. . . Do you like little flags and banners? Of course you do. Everybody does. And don’t you think they’d be perfect on top of, say, a birthday cake? Sure you do. You could probably even find other uses for them. And I bet you’re thinking: movita, I can’t make my own fabric flags!…

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how to sew curtains (tutorial)

. . . Our basement/rec room/man-cave has been in desperate need of some privacy curtains. Curtains that will allow light to come in through the small windows, but also keep people from seeing us in our pyjamas when we watch television. When you’re this cute, you live in constant fear of kidnapping. You’ll need: fabric…

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how to make suet treats for the birds

I’m kind of obsessed with birds. It’s an obsession that developed when we bought the house Cat Farm. It started with one little bird feeder on the deck. Now we’re up to four. And 2.0 bought me the birds a heated bird bath for Christmas. He attached the bath to the deck this weekend and…

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how to make wee felt gnomes/knomes

felt gnome tutorial | movita beaucoup

Last week I hosted my annual Gnome Making Workshop. I host one every December because at this time of year my students are basically useless. They are tired, over-worked and desperate to head home for the holidays. They grow dumber every day. So, a few years ago I invited Kate Mitchell, a graduate of our…

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