Most Clever DIY Dollhouses

DIY Bookshelf Dollhouse Turn a simple bookshelf into an adorable DIY Dollhouse with this tutorial from LAnd of Nod. And when they outgrow their dollhouse (does anyone really ever outgrow a dollhouse? I know I never did.) you can use it for it’s original purpose of storing books! Get the tutorial from our friends at Land of Nod.

This cardboard dollhouse from Tasmin Brown is adorable!! Gah! Get inspired by her flickr album. DIY Cardboard Dollhouse

This cardboard dollhouse from Aprill Aprill is magical in it’s design and I love that it’s kid-made. DIY Cardboard Dollhouse 2

Ana White shares the plans to build your own beautiful wooden dollhouse sure to become a family heirloom. Get the plans here: Ana White Dream Dollhouse.DIY Ana White Dollhouse

This DIY Suitcase Dollhouse is another take on the traveling dollhouse, but this one is large enough for all their little imaginary friends to occupy. Learn how to make it on My Poppet. DIY Suitcase Dollhouse

Our DIY Doll Suitcase is the perfect on-the-go toy for pretend play in the car or on vacation. DIY Doll Suitcase

Sherri and John from Young House Love made this beautiful dollhouse (and give a step-by-step DIY) for their daughter Clara. It’s clean, modern, and lovely like everything they do. Best DIY Dollhouses

When it’s time to decorate, head over to Craftiness is Not Optional for her painstakingly perfect attention to every minute detail. Her dollhouse is amazing. Best DIY Dollhouses

Happy playtime prudent friends!


How to Sew A Bow Tie

How to Sew A Bow Tie Tutorial We first shared with you our tutorial on How to Make a Bow Tie FIVE YEARS AGO. Oh my. And that post was so popular, little boys everywhere were rocking prudent bow ties in their family photos. How cute is this?
How to Make Sew a Bow Tie

The post was so beloved that we thought maybe we would include a tutorial for making a bow tie in our book, Pretty Prudent Home. But then we thought, bow ties aren’t really a home decor item, are they? But lucky for you, it took as a minute to figure out that obvious fact, and by that time we has already had all the steps beautifully illustrated by the amazing Sonya Benham. Oh, and modeled by my sexy husband. How to Sew A Bow Tie

So I’ve gone ahead and updated our DIY instructions to be extra clear and illustrated here in this post. Of course, if you prefer the photographic tutorial, you can still get it here: How to Make a Bow Tie.

Read on for our updated 5-years-on How to Sew A Bow Tie Tutorial… (more…)


Unicorn Horn Party Hat


3 years ago I posted photos of my daughter Clare’s unicorn 5th birthday party, however I never shared how I made the unicorn horns, which happened to be a huge hit. This week I received an email asking when the heck I was going to post that (oopsy!) so I put on my thinking cap and “made a point” (ha!) of pulling together a little unicorn horn DIY.

Unicorn horn party hat

Shall we?

Unicorn horn party hat



Best Clever & Cute Bookshelves for Kids’ Rooms

Best Bookshelves for Kids We adore a bookshelf that puts a few choice covers on display like artwork. These clear acrylic shelves give the room a grown up feel even as they adorn the walls in book cover art meant for children. This room was designed by Sissy + Marley, spotted on 2modern. They use the same shelving to awesome effect in the star-strewn room below. Best Bookshelves for Kids

This dreamy shelf offers the same display for one or two favorites, especially effective in a small room. This Cloud Shelf comes in small, medium or large ($50.50) as well as blue, gray, or white from ShopLittles on Etsy.
Best Bookshelves for Kids

The $3.99 Ikea Bekväm spice rack as bookshelf is a tried-and-true hack for kids rooms. They look so sweet on a wall here in Supergail‘s reading nook, or save space when attached to the sides of a dresser or changing table.
Best Bookshelves for Kids

Turning a bookshelf on it’s side and adding a cushion to create a little reading nook is a sweet way to bring books and coziness together. We love this gold-hued nursery look from Better Homes and Gardens.
Best Bookshelves for Kids

Updating a bookshelf with contrasting colors inside and out is always awesome. We love this sophisticated coral and gray makeover from The Pleated Poppy.
Best Bookshelves for Kids

We love these skateboard wall shelves from Leçons de Choses for a little dash of sporty fun.
Best Bookshelves for Kids