Easy No Mess DIY Play MakeUp

Anyone with a munchkin has definitely had their makeup collection raided and also been on the receiving end of an oh-so-artfully applied makeover or two:

a munchkin makeover

Of course you look beautiful but letting the kiddo loose in your beauty bag is not really cost (or easy clean-up) effective for everyday play. So, what’s a mommy to do?

DIY Play makeup

Create a glamorous no-mess munchkin makeup collection with some upcycled bits from around the house!

Here’s how it’s done:

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A Darling Dress Refashion

In keeping with this month’s Refashioning 101: The 2 for 1 Upcycle theme I’ve come up with an adorable quick fix for a too small dress + a simple trick for camouflaging unwanted prints!

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Head to Dream a Little Bigger & discover how to create a darling dress refashion AND get rid of an annoying t-shirt graphic! (this tutorial also works brilliantly on grown-up gear!)

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The Upcycled DIY Sandbox

After the grand success of our scrap wood playhouse I thought I’d continue my upcycling challenge and try to create a sandbox for the kiddo once again using only what I could find in the attic:

Upcycled sandbox DIY

Another triumph!

Here’s what I did:

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A Quick Tunic Refashion

Refashioning munchkin gear is an awesome way to stretch a few more months of wear out of those nearly outgrown clothes and can transform hand-me-downs into fantastic one of a kind fashions your kiddo will love!

Take a peek at my quick tunic refashion tutorial on Dream a Little Bigger and see just how easy it is!

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Set for Summer: DIY Munchkin Makes

Hooray! The warm weather has finally arrived which means it’s time to sort through those kiddo clothes and decide what can be kept, what can be refashioned and what to pass over to a smaller munchkin.

I’ve collected my top beat the heat projects to help you stretch a couple more months of wear out of those outgrown items + upcycle some scrappy stash bits into stylish accessories:

summer makes roundup

Get set for summer with my DIY munchkin makes!

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The DIY Upcycled Scrap & Pallet Wood Playhouse

I challenged myself to build a playhouse using only what we had stored in the attic:


Here’s how we did it:

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Get my CoaR Books for 4 Bucks!

I’ve teamed up with magnificent maker community Kollabora & collected my absolute fave upcycled DIYs to bring you an all new Confessions of a Refashionista e-book series!

I’ve gathered my best Delightful Dresses, DIYs for Guys and Upcycled Toy projects together into 3 convenient e-books and am thrilled to announce that they are now available for instant download for a mere $4 (US).

Check out what the new Confessions of a Refashionista series is all about + help me decide which book(s) to write next:

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A Simple Refashion for Girls

My kiddo wanted to dress to impress for her birthday party at pre-school and oh-so-politely asked that I make her something “bootiful and vewy strong”.

I puzzled over her vague request for a bit and came up with this:

A cotton & tulle dress with the strength of a pirate!

(the plastic dress-up box shoes were selected & styled by the munchkin but did not make final approval to be worn to pre-school)

Here’s how it quickly came together + another refashionista mistake that I make far too often:

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My Recycled DIY Pinata(s)

If you follow me on instagram & facebook you’ll already know that I had planned to create a glorious Lumpy Space Princess pinata for the munchkin’s 4th birthday extravaganza.

However, as the wonderful world of upcycling never goes completely as planned, I ended up raiding the recycling bin and using 2 entirely different methods to create 2 entirely different pinatas.

Here’s what I did:

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DIY Pet Rock Party Favors

Need a quick and quirky mini-gift for your guests?

Create some adorable pet rocks & present them in groovy upcycled wrapping with my quick tutorial!

*Including my fab free printable Pet Rock Care instructions in English & Deutsch*

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