How to Make a Custom Skateboard and Grip Tape Design

How to make and paint a custom skateboard (custom grip tape to custom design) Great birthday party idea, Christmas gift, etc. via lilblueboo.com #skateboard #diy #griptape #custom #tutorial #gifts #handmadegifts

 

Boo has been asking for a skateboard so I thought I’d make one for her using a blank board. I just finished it up and took it out for a test run today. My skateboarding skills are a little rusty…I think it’s been 25 years since I was on one:

Paint a Custom Skateboard Ashley Hackshaw Lil Blue Boo via lilblueboo.com #skateboard #diy #gift #handmade

It rides pretty well!  A custom skateboard would be a great Christmas gift or even an auction donation….or just hanging on the wall for a shelf or custom decor.

How to make a custom skateboard design via lilblueboo.com #skateboard #diy #gift #handmade

You can buy blank boards from Amazon (this one is 8″): [Read more…]

Make a Wood Toy Camera

How to make DIY wood toy camera via lilblueboo.com #tutorial #diy #wood #toy

 

Today I made a little wood pretend toy camera.  Pink.  With a real leather strap. For my little tourist:

 

It’s modeled off my Holga camera….with a viewfinder:

How to make a wood camera via lilblueboo.com

 

I’ve always wanted to make a little toy camera but never had the right tools. Dremel asked me recently to review their Moto Saw (a compact scroll saw) this was my first project choice (among 4,000 others on my list of course)! I used a scrap piece of wood and sketched my little camera:

Wood Toy Camera via lilblueboo.com

The Dremel Moto Saw took only about 5 minutes to set up….and it attaches to almost any table as an instant jigsaw.  I love that I can just pop it back into it’s case and it goes back into storage until the next project: [Read more…]

How to Detangle Doll Hair Tutorial

How to Detangle Doll Hair Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

Boo’s Barbie dolls were not looking that great.  (Especially Birthday Party Princess) Recently they spent a morning at the Lil Blue Boo School of Beauty. Here’s how to give your own Barbie dolls (and other dolls with similar hair) a makeover:

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How to Make a Doll Sized Salon Cape

How to make a salon cape for an American Girl doll or 18" doll via lilblueboo.com #americangirl #tutorial

 

This morning was Boo’s 6th birthday party!  Before I do the big reveal, I’ll be posting about a few of the things I made for the party. Here’s the first…..salon capes to fit American Girl or other similar sized 18″ dolls! We have two of the 18″ doll salon chairs….and borrowed one from a friend…..so I made three salon cutting capes to accompany them.

To make your own, you’ll need the following for each cape:

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14 DIY Tutorials for Doll Accessories

 

14 diy tutorials for doll accessories (crib, purse, bedding, backpack and more) via lilblueboo.com

Here are some last minute DIY gift ideas for you doll loving little one…

Click “read more” below to see the gallery and links:

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The Gift of Art (DIY Art Box and Free Artwork Download)

 

The Gift of Art (DIY Art Box and Free Artwork Download by Stephanie Corfee) via lilblueboo.com #gift #christmas #diy #printable

So I was thinking about what I would have loved to get as a gift as a kid…..and this art box is definitely something I would have been overjoyed about.  Actually, I’m STILL overjoyed when I get art supplies! I have no self control when it comes to browsing the arts and crafts store…..sometimes I get lost in there for hours (as well as the hardware store). So here’s how I assembled these kits and where I purchased everything from. You can always buy the “ready made” art kits at the store….but the custom filled art box will always be 1000% more fun! Oh, and the awesome artwork? Stephanie Corfee created it….just for you…..because she’s awesome like that!

Here’s the front view of one example: [Read more…]

10 Cool Things to Make From Legos

10 Cool Things to Make Using LEGOs via lilblueboo.com

 

 

The first: a cute DIY LEGO minifig necklace I made for Boo….it takes under 5 minutes to make. Use the same technique to make keychains or leather pendants for party favors for boys or girls….or Christmas ornaments!

DIY Lego Mini Figure Necklace via lilblueboo.com

No special tools needed. All I used was industrial glue and a mini screw eye: [Read more…]

Christmas Nativity Peg Dolls and Download

DIY Christmas Nativity Peg Dolls with Download via lilblueboo.com #pegdolls #christmas #handmade #tutorial #printable #gift

 

Boo’s Box o’ Princesses and BOYville dolls were such a big hit last Christmas that I decided to commission my friend Stephanie Corfee to make a Christmas Nativity version!  I spent the last few days painting Baby Jesus, Jo-Fess (as Boo calls him), Mary and the rest of the Christmas peeps: [Read more…]

Cool Things Made From Recycled Toys

Recycled Toys via lilblueboo.com

I’ve been saving up Boo’s old toys forever…..the ones that I’m sure would hit the landfill and not Sunnyside. I’m not sure what I’m going to make yet but here are some projects and art I’ve seen around that are pretty awesome:

 

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Felt Cookies and Pastry Labels | A Free Printable

Felt Cookie Play Food and Free Sweet Treat Baked Good Printable Download via lilblueboo.com

I made these cute little felt cookies for Boo’s play kitchen and grocery store. Stephanie Corfee made the cute little “sweet treat” printables for baked goods and I used for the label!

Felt Cookie Play Food and Free Sweet Treat Baked Good Printable Download via lilblueboo.com

Click “continue reading” for the rest of the tutorial!

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