DIY Fall Kids' Crafts

Looking for some fun crafts to do with the kids over Thanksgiving break? We've got you covered! Psst...a few of these double as your Thanksgiving decorations. 

GLITTERED LEAVES

The kids will be thrilled to help with the Thanksgiving table. Arrange around the table's centerpiece for an especially festive look! (via House of Jade Interiors)

WOODLAND ANIMAL MASKS

Use the printout template from illistyle to create adorable felt or construction paper animal masks! Great for sending photos to grandma. 

Image via  illistyle

Image via illistyle

HANDMADE OWL ORNAMENTS

The kids will love making and hanging their own ornaments when it comes time to put up the tree. They can make several to give as gifts, too! (via Paging Fun Mums)

Image via  Paging Fun Mums

Image via Paging Fun Mums

AUTUMN LUMINARIAS

Via Martha Stewart, kids will love gathering leaves, spraying the paint, and watching their decorations come to life! 

Image via  Martha Stewart

Image via Martha Stewart

HOMEMADE PUMPKIN SPICE PLAYDOUGH

This just sounds amazing. Kids can craft and sculpt after they help make the playdough! (via Small + Friendly)

Image via  Small + Friendly

Happy crafting!
-Amanda

New Fall Art Classes

We love fall here at One Strange Bird (pumpkin and chai everything!), so we came up with a host of new classes to celebrate the season! Get in touch with your crafty side and sign up for one of our classes.  Discover a new skill and take home your amazing creations!

Knitting 101. Discover your talents at this addicting hobby. Start a simple 2-color scarf and learn all the basics, such as casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off. You won't want to put your yarn down! Once you learn the basics, you'll be all set to make gifts for friends and family for the holidays (or cozy creations for yourself!). Sign up here.

Mason Jar Candles. We are addicted to candles here at One Strange Bird. Personalize your own with different wax colors and scents, and take home your creations to decorate your space for all of those fabulous fall dinner parties you're planning. Sign up here.

Printed Tea Towels. Create your own stamp and block print your design to personalize a kitchen tea towel. Perfect for hostess gifts, too! Sign up here.

Day of the Dead Mask Making. Paint and decorate your own Dia de los Muertos mask with paint, glitter glue, sequins, and more! Wear it out to all of your Halloween and Day of the Dead events. Sign up here.

DIY Wine Glasses. Always seen perfectly decorated wine glasses on Pinterest, but don't have the space or materials available? Our teacher will show you how to make a set of 4 pin-perfect glasses, perfect for entertaining! Sign up here.

Woven Wall Hanging. Discover the latest craze sweeping the craft world and make your own textile art! Learn how to weave from one of our teaching artists and impress houseguests with your DIY savvy. Sign up here.

Artwork by  Amanda Smith , teaching artist

Artwork by Amanda Smith, teaching artist

Watercolor Painting. Ever wanted to try your hand at watercolor but didn't know how to get started? Learn the basics to create beautiful works of art from a painting pro. Sign up here.

Baby + Me Onesies. Expecting or have a newly arrived little one? Bring them in their carrier (or your belly!) and decorate 2 onesies in a baby friendly environment! Choose your fabric and use stencils to design adorable baby wear. Sign up here.
P.S. Planning a baby shower? We also do onesie decorating parties! Give us a call or visit our party page for more info.

See you for class!

- Amanda

How to Tuesday Round Up: Father's Day DIY Gift Ideas

It's time to show the dad in your life how much you care! We've rounded up our favorite ideas for DIY gifts that are sure to please.

1. Coffee Mugs. Check out these adorable handcrafted mugs that you can make with kids of almost any age (via Coconut Robot). If you're not up for crafting, One Strange Bird carries dad-centric mugs for every occasion. Stop by the store or shop online here.

2. BBQ Rub and Grilling Prep Plates. For a stylish DIY gift he'll actually use, check out these grilling prep plates (via These Little Loves). Add a homemade BBQ spice rub, and he'll be set for the summer grilling season! (via Delia Creates)

3. Board Games. Is dad's favorite night of the week game night? Update some of the best old school games with a splash of color. Your family will enjoy these for years to come! (via Brit + Co)

4. Bake a Pie. The ultimate DIY projects (and tastiest) are made with food! If dad loves spending time in the kitchen, make a date to bake with him. Check out this awesome summer peach pie recipe for inspiration. (via Smitten Kitchen)

5. Cards (+ a Family Date). Does dad love being active outdoors with the kiddos? Write him a card that promises to take a family outing to the driving range, go karts, or maybe even indoor skydiving! Drop by One Strange Bird and check out our amazing collection of cards to get you started!

xoxo,
Amanda