DIY Bunny Ears Headband

Easter is just about a week away, and I’m getting ready for Hailey’s first Easter! We are a unique family here, because my husband is Catholic and I’m Greek Orthodox. That means Hailey gets 2 Easters! My Easter is rarely on the same day as the regular Easter, and this year it’s a week behind. Didja know there was more than one Easter? Most people are pretty surprised to find out, but us Greeks follow a different counting system. I just get lucky because I get to celebrate twice! This girl loves an excuse to dress up for a theme so I made these really easy bunny ears to wear! They’re super easy to make and I bet you have all the supplies on hand. The best part is that you can use any colors and fabric you want, and they’re so cheap that you can make them for the whole family- kids, cousins, uncles and all!

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Make these really easy (no sew!) DIY bunny ears headbands just in time for Easter! You probably have all the supplies on hand already! Check out the full DIY now to make a pair for yourself and your family! #eastercrafts #bunnyearsheadband #easterpartyideas
Make these really easy (no sew!) DIY bunny ears headbands just in time for Easter! You probably have all the supplies on hand already! Check out the full DIY now to make a pair for yourself and your family! #eastercrafts #bunnyearsheadband #easterpartyideas

You will need:

Fabric (similar here)
Pipe cleaners (here)
Marker (similar here)
Headband (here)
Glue gun
Scissors

How to Make DIY Bunny Ears:

Make these really easy (no sew!) DIY bunny ears headbands just in time for Easter! You probably have all the supplies on hand already! Check out the full DIY now to make a pair for yourself and your family! #eastercrafts #bunnyearsheadband #easterpartyideas

1. Layer both pipe cleaners and fold them in half.

2. Make the shape slightly rounded, then wrap the bottom to close it off, leaving some excess to attach it to your headband.

3. Trace the pipe cleaner shape onto your fabric for each ear using a disappearing ink marker. You can also double it if you want the back of your ears to be finished. I kept it simple and did only the front, mostly because I’m lazy… er, I mean efficient :p

4. Place your fabric face-up. Put glue at the top “U” of the pipe cleaner and place it down onto the fabric. This will ensure it ends up at the right spot without being too messy.

5. Turn over your ear. Put glue around the rest of the pipe cleaner and press it down.

6. Put your ear onto the headband and wrap the excess around to secure it.

Make these really easy (no sew!) DIY bunny ears headbands just in time for Easter! You probably have all the supplies on hand already! Check out the full DIY now to make a pair for yourself and your family! #eastercrafts #bunnyearsheadband #easterpartyideas
Make these really easy (no sew!) DIY bunny ears headbands just in time for Easter! You probably have all the supplies on hand already! Check out the full DIY now to make a pair for yourself and your family! #eastercrafts #bunnyearsheadband #easterpartyideas
Make these really easy (no sew!) DIY bunny ears headbands just in time for Easter! You probably have all the supplies on hand already! Check out the full DIY now to make a pair for yourself and your family! #eastercrafts #bunnyearsheadband #easterpartyideas
Make these really easy (no sew!) DIY bunny ears headbands just in time for Easter! You probably have all the supplies on hand already! Check out the full DIY now to make a pair for yourself and your family! #eastercrafts #bunnyearsheadband #easterpartyideas

And that’s all folks! Bonus points if you also wear pom pom earrings to match a cute fluffy bunny tail like I do. I warned ya, I’m a little bit extra when it comes to a theme! I’ll probably be wearing this bunny ears headband every day for the next 2 weeks.

Tummy Time fun (for less than $25!)

Hailey’s been rolling over (a lot) and she seems to be on her tummy a lot more lately! It’s really adorable to watch her do it, but also a little scary when I turn around for a second and all of a sudden she’s flipped on her tummy on the floor, her changing pad, in the crib… I’ve definitely got to keep my eyes on her! Since tummy time is really important for her development, I decided to make tummy time as fun as possible. I wanted a fun toy for her that allowed her to play and explore instead of just staring around and eventually crying. And, since I’m not working right now I needed something that didn’t break the bank.

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Make tummy time more fun for baby with this water toy! It’s a great baby shower gift idea and perfect for playing with baby. Click to learn more about this baby list must-have item! #tummytime #tummytimeproducts #bestbabyproducts

I went onto Amazon and found this tummy time water mat and knew I had to give it a try. The mat comes folded up, and you fill it yourself with air and water. This means it’s really compact when it’s not in use, and for only $22 you can’t go wrong! There are a few more affordable options (see below) but I picked this one because it seemed like a good size and had good reviews. I didn’t want it leaking water everywhere! 

Make tummy time more fun for baby with this water toy! It’s a great baby shower gift idea and perfect for playing with baby. Click to learn more about this baby list must-have item! #tummytime #tummytimeproducts #bestbabyproducts

A lot of the reviews complain about a smell, but in the words of my husband “it pretty much smells like a beach ball would”. You could definitely air it out if you wanted to, but I didn’t feel it was overpowering or anything. Plus, the baby didn’t seem affected. That being said, the smell was much stronger when we closed it in our baby’s room, so I’d recommend storing it somewhere else.

Make tummy time more fun for baby with this water toy! It’s a great baby shower gift idea and perfect for playing with baby. Click to learn more about this baby list must-have item! #tummytime #tummytimeproducts #bestbabyproducts

As for storage, I keep it filled since I’ve been using it everyday. I’m nervous to leave it on the floor unattended (if it leaks that’s a LOT of water!) so I’ve been storing it in the bathtub when not in use- works perfectly for keeping it clean and safe from my 3 cats and new puppy.

Make tummy time more fun for baby with this water toy! It’s a great baby shower gift idea and perfect for playing with baby. Click to learn more about this baby list must-have item! #tummytime #tummytimeproducts #bestbabyproducts

Hailey’s still getting the hang of it, but she seems to love when I press down and the water sloshes around so the little foam sea animals “swim” across the water. She’s been very observant lately, so she loves studying all the different colors and images on the mat. It’s also comfy for lounging apparently, because she always takes a rest on it. And another added bonus is that tummy time often leads to lots of saliva and spitting up, and with this mat it just gets wiped right off! One less thing to launder is a win in my book. I use these baby-safe wipes to clean it off before and after use :)

Make tummy time more fun for baby with this water toy! It’s a great baby shower gift idea and perfect for playing with baby. Click to learn more about this baby list must-have item! #tummytime #tummytimeproducts #bestbabyproducts
Make tummy time more fun for baby with this water toy! It’s a great baby shower gift idea and perfect for playing with baby. Click to learn more about this baby list must-have item! #tummytime #tummytimeproducts #bestbabyproducts

As mentioned above, I got this mat because of the good reviews and larger size. They also have a pastel version for under $12, a round one for less than $10 and a mini one for less than $6, which is perfect for small apartments or those that don’t have a lot of space! I was soooo close to buying the pretty pastel one but I opted for the larger size and better reviews with the one I ended up getting.

No matter which mat you get, baby is sure to love playing around and watching the little items move inside the water. Grab one today to start your tummy time fun!

Just a Wee Bit Irish Free Printable Iron-On

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As the queen of the last minute blog post (seriously… it’s March 17!) I decided to make the easiest St. Patrick’s Day craft out there. A free printable where all you need is iron-on paper and a onesie or t-shirt! I’ve had this idea for a month but I was just finally able to work on it this weekend. Since Hailey is just a wee bit Irish (12.5%, to be precise!) I thought it would be really fun to make her this onesie! And since I'm generous, I'm sharing the printable with you totally for free! Also… I feel really foolish for having to use iron-on paper for dark fabrics YET AGAIN. I totally didn’t learn my lesson from Halloween but I’m going to order a new set for white fabrics, stat! Also, can we talk about how tiny newborn Hailey was. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for your baby or toddler? How about a free St. Patrick’s Day printable?! Get your for free now! #stpatricksday #freeprintable #ironon

You will need:

White onesies (here)
Iron-on paper (here)
Iron
Printer (I have this one and love it!)
Free Printable

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for your baby or toddler? How about a free St. Patrick’s Day printable?! Get your for free now! #stpatricksday #freeprintable #ironon
Looking for an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for your baby or toddler? How about a free St. Patrick’s Day printable?! Get your for free now! #stpatricksday #freeprintable #ironon

Isn’t she sooo stinkin’ cute in this little outfit?! If you want to create this super easy onesie for your little baby, get the free printable and get crackin’!

I’ll also add for a second time… your printable won’t have this white border if you get the right iron-on paper! You want to use one for light-colored fabrics.

The printable is available in my resource library, which you can get totally FREE access to, just by signing up. What exactly do you get? Access to all my printables, including party planning guides, checklists, and my projects. By signing up, you'll have access to all projects- past, present and future! 

DIY Easter Bunny Napkin Rings

It’s becoming spring outside and I am SOOO excited for it! Sure, the weather does fluctuate between freezing cold (where you need a jacket and scarf) to sunny and warm (where just a sweater will do) but living in NY, you take all the nice days you can get! Since Easter is coming up quick, I created these really fun DIY napkin rings for the Giggles Galore blog that are easy to make and super colorful!

Looking to dress up your Spring tablescape or your Easter table settings? Add these DIY Easter Bunny Napkin Rings to your Easter decor for a pop of color! They’re an easy Easter craft that you can whip up in a jiffy! Click for more info. #diynapkinrings #eastercrafts #eastertablesettings

They only use a few supplies, and as a crafter you probably already have them on hand! Who know that just felt, paper and a wooden bead could be so adorable? This is one of my favorite posts I’ve done, and I can’t wait to use these for Easter!

Looking to dress up your Spring tablescape or your Easter table settings? Add these DIY Easter Bunny Napkin Rings to your Easter decor for a pop of color! They’re an easy Easter craft that you can whip up in a jiffy! Click for more info. #diynapkinrings #eastercrafts #eastertablesettings
Looking to dress up your Spring tablescape or your Easter table settings? Add these DIY Easter Bunny Napkin Rings to your Easter decor for a pop of color! They’re an easy Easter craft that you can whip up in a jiffy! Click for more info. #diynapkinrings #eastercrafts #eastertablesettings

Be sure to head on over to the Giggles Galore blog to see the full post!

DIY Spring Pipe Cleaner Rings

There’s something about holidays that makes me especially crafty. I absolutely LOVE a good holiday craft, and I personally don’t think they all need to be saved for Christmas. Since Easter is coming up, I scoured the attic for supplies and decided to make these adorable rings out of pipe cleaners! They’re simple to make and pretty silly, so I think the kids would LOVE them.

Looking for a unique Easter craft or Easter egg filler? You’ve gotta make these rings! They’re super cute and affordable, and they only take a few minutes to make. Click to see how easy it is! #easter #easteregghunt #eastercrafts

I added some fun embellishments, like pom poms, felt flowers and glitter paper to create some spring characters. I kind of want to wear these all the way until Easter, since they’re so cute! Plus they really play up my lavender manicure.

Looking for a unique Easter craft or Easter egg filler? You’ve gotta make these rings! They’re super cute and affordable, and they only take a few minutes to make. Click to see how easy it is! #easter #easteregghunt #eastercrafts

They’d make a perfect prize for your Easter egg hunt as an alternative to candy too! Head on over to Giggles Galore to see the full post. It’s so easy to make your own!