December 27, 2021

Cardboard Box Crafts || Snow Girl

cardboard craft
cardboard craft
cardboard craft
cardboard craft
cardboard craftSaving those cardboard boxes one at time this year, small, medium + large! As my girly-girls (especially my oldest) called for a snow girl complete with a wrapping paper roll used for her arms this round. Last years snowman here. Though the gold star buttons and pink cheeks along with eye lashes are most likely my fav details to this years + my 5 year olds. Surprised?! ⭐️

Supplies to make your own?

Cardboard box S/M/L
White acrylic paint
Paint brush
Card stock (gold, black + pink)
Wrapping paper roll
Packaging tape (tape arms in place)
Your own scarf, mittens + pom pom hat
Elmer’s glue 

All other details in the photos are linked  here.

If you like this post, you might what’s coming to Instagram + TikTok this week (New Years Eve) crafts for littles to make + then celebrate! 

Warmly, Steph 


December 22, 2021

Christmas Wrapping

This years Christmas wrapping started with the basic year round colors I love so much (gold, white + pink) ⭐️ Except I added on pops of Spruce Green + Deep Red to give it that “MERRY” festive feel + now the details…

If you liked this post, you might also like last years wrapping here.

December 17, 2021

Teacher Christmas Gift || Handmade

A last minute teacher gift! As I learned almost everyone in my daughters kindergarten class was gifting the exact same thing the evening before winter break started via text messages  #griswoldchristmas so I pulled this together + whew! She LOVED it! Lucky me : )


2 light bulb boxes taped together  

Wrapping paper 


Glue gun 

Flowers in mini glass jar

Mini Maker Design Co craft kit - Santa Design

Gift card 

Could also work for neighbor gift, hostess, grandparents + or anyone else who you’re gifting a gift card too.

Tis the season for gifting + getting crafty! ☺️


November 29, 2021

Sugar Plum Fairy Mini Craft Party + Sweet Treats

Sugar plum Fairy party
Sugar plum Fairy party
Sugar plum Fairy party
Sugar plum Fairy party
Sugar plum Fairy party
Sugar plum Fairy party
Sugar plum Fairy party
Sugar plum Fairy party
Sugar plum Fairy party

A mini Sugar Plum Fairy party with a non-painting craft! Most of you got it!! 

Ele Mommy + Me Matching Tule Attire

I decided putting together a "decorate your own tutu craft" was a good way to go as each of us girl wore matching dresses from Ele Story! A beyond dream! I've been eyeing those dresses for years + they're even better in person. Super soft, high quality + just magical. Highly recommend for special occasions, birthdays, family photos etc. And super soft fabric on for my sensitive girls skin. Plus they’re magical ✨  


The "decorate your own tutu craft" was pre painted with pink acrylic paints on paper plates + pink tissue paper. Then the girls used Mini Maker Design Co glue bottles to attach pre made glitter dots + stars in various sizes sticking to the party themes colors: golds, pinks, silver + lilac. 

Even laid out gold sparkle yarn for details and anything crafty that would sparkle on the girls creations. My youngest (2.5 years old) mostly just ate the cookies : ) We even had Nutcracker party poppers! Complete with gold crowns + Nutcracker pins inside. 


Sugar Plum Fairy princess punch + pre bought sugar cookies from Target. I just used a tiny bit of pink frosting to make them a little more girly. So our Christmas tree cookie decorations were pink instead of blue + yellow. 

Overall, it was such a fun way to do something girly + festive with both my girls! Truly a great way to do something special, birthday party, girls party, girls generational party etc. A sugary pink blast!

Sugar Plum Fairy Party Details:

Girls Dresses C/O EleStory

My matching skirt C/O EleStory

Decorate a tutu craft - Mama Jots DIY

Gold star wands C/O Ellie Piper + Co

Gold Cups/Craft Containers sold out (similar here)  

Custom "Sugar Plum Saying" Sign

Gold + Pink Chandelier DIY Party Decor - Mama Jots DIY

Pink Ruffle Ribbon - Hobby Lobby 

November 15, 2021

Craft Display || Mini Maker Design CO


To hang these crafts, I painted acrylic paints on these exact 14x14 canvases to fit both Rudolphs star antlers + Santas golden polka dot hat. They needed the extra room to really shine! Versus the 12x12 for our Halloween designs.

Then to keep them up without ruining the paint (aka so you can switch them out seasonal!) I used painters tape to attach them to the actual canvases + commands strips on back top two corners of each to stay up on the wall. 

If you would like the exact supplies I used, they're resourced below.

Craft Display Resources

Craft Kit Santa (restock 11/16 5pm PST)

Craft Kit Rudolph (restock 11/16 5pm PST)


Painters Tape

Command Strips

November 4, 2021

Christmas Craft Kit Designs || Mini Maker Design CO

Christmas crafts kits for kids
Santa + Rudolph! As every hero needs a sidekick. This dream team is being offered both as a duo craft kit + as individuals this Friday as PREORDER for Mini Maker Design Co over on Etsy. 11/5 9am PST

Christmas crafts kits for kids
Christmas crafts kits for kids
Christmas crafts kits for kids
Christmas crafts kits for kids
Santa is coming to town in 4 skin tones (1-4) as shown above, with the various color hat options  listed below. 

Christmas crafts kits for kids
Christmas crafts kits for kids
Christmas crafts kits for kids
+ Rudolph will be available in both a red nose + pink. The option for a darker pink shade (same pink as Santa's cheeks if you want them to match) is also being offered as a third option last minute for Rudolph as well! 

Christmas crafts kits for kids
The Car + Tree is inspired by a favorite PNW tradition over here, the tree farm experience. + for this one Mini Makers can actually tie the string through decorated Christmas tree onto the car.
Christmas crafts kits for kids
Christmas crafts kits for kids
Decorated tree comes in pastel + classic colors as shown above.
Christmas crafts kits for kids

Presents will also be available in pastel + classic colors with holes through them to allow Mini makers tie the presents on top of the car. Super fun!

Christmas craft kits
Our Nutcracker is back! + he is available as a duo craft kit with The Mouse King! And or on his own in four skin tones + six hat colors. Details are pictured  below. 

christmas craft kit
Christmas craft kits
Nutcracker comes in 4 skin tones as shown above though happy to mix anything you want which you don't see, just message me over in Etsy!  

Here's a direct link to  Mini Maker Design Co which will be restock in all Christmas designs including our Nutcracker + Mouse King this Tuesday November 16th 5pm PST. You'll be able to get a craft kit or two for your Mini Maker or Makers.

Jolly things are certainly here!

Warmly, Steph


October 30, 2021

Littles Halloween Crafts + Decor + DIY's 2021


Painted Pumpkins

  Upgraded last year pumpkins to this year by making the old, new. Video tutorial  on what I did to make them appear new,  here.

Pink Pumpkin Bucket Tutorial

Video tutorial on "How-To" upgrade a classic pumpkin bucket to make ours from 2019, can been seen, here.

Pumpkin Bucket BOO Craft Kit

A best seller from Mini Maker Design Co's Halloween Season this year which sold out, though next year in 2022 we'll be sure to open early for PRE ORDERS over at Mini Maker Design Co

Streamer + Ribbon Round Chandelier

This is a quick 20 minute littles Spooky friendly decor which helped keep the table clear so we could decorated cookies as a mini party of 4 for this years, "BOOkie" party. Video tutorial on how I made this one, here.

DIY Halloween Costume || Pink Pumpkin Bucket

The pink pumpkin bucket Halloween costume seemed to be a hit with our community! + just a fun way to bring our 2019 pink pumpkin boo basket to life. We used Studio DIY's paper Marche balloon tutorial in making it a solid round shape. Then we painted, decorated + styled it in our own way for the pink pumpkin bucket Halloween costume : )

Ghost Leaf Craft by @nellamonaco

Did our own twist to her white ghost leaf craft by painting faux leaves instead of real ones (so we could hang them into November) + used acrylic paints in our favorite colors for the ghost this Halloween Season (Pink, Dark Pink, Lilac, Soft Orange + Purple) which if you have any left over paint from a Mini Maker Design craft kit, would be a great 2 for 1 activity! 

DIY Littles Halloween Count down by Dear Jane Printable's

When Jessica at Dear Jane Printable's sent over her paper chain craft as a Halloween count down for littles, I knew this would be the perfect way to not only do a little mommy and me craft afternoon though also a great way to help my oldest (5yrs) know it's, "Halloween!" Loved what she created + let us make!

Hallow's Eve Paper Plate Craft

Since both girls are now trick-or-treating on foot + we've noticed going out during sunset is our best time to start, so I adjusted the craft tutorial from last year to recreate this moment by making a sunset sky behind with the black cat, moon + stars. Full video tutorial on how to make this one, here!

+ if you liked this round up, you might like last years DIY Halloween Costume round up.

Thank you for being here during this crafty spooky season over the last few weeks. It's a joy to create with you. l hope you have a wonderful + safe Halloween with your littles! 

Warmly, Steph