Want a Customized Nightlight but don’t want to spend $35 + shipping on it?! Check out this tutorial I made for Crafts Unleashed to make your own Pottery Barn Kids Customized Nightlight Knock Off! So ridiculously easy.
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In honor of April being Autism Awareness month, I thought I’d make t-shirts for the boys to celebrate diversity. Do you know that 1 in 50 kids will be diagnosed with Autism? So much more money, time, and resources need to be focused on Autism research! Along with that, we also need to work on community-wide acceptance, understanding, and assistance. And what better place to start than with our kids!
You may remember me posting about his 3 year interview last year. We decided to add a QR Code on the sheet so that anyone could scan the code and be taken to the audio file of his interview. Writing this post has taken so long because I keep on listening to his adorable little voice! You want to see what I mean?
Listen to Jack’s 4 Year Interview right here! (You can hear just how crazy he is about superheroes!)
For his second interview, we kept the questions exactly the same and only changed the format of the page slightly. It’s not easy squeezing in 12 pictures, 20 questions/answers, a title and QR code on one page! Jack looks so big in these pictures, it just breaks my heart. Quite a few of you wanted to know if I could give more detailed instructions on how to add a QR Code to any scrapbook page. Don’t worry, it’s really easy…
How to Add a QR Code to a Yearly Interview
1. Interview and record your kid. I used most of my questions from Reaves, Party of 4, with a few extra superhero ones thrown in for fun. (Don’t forget, you can always buy the original 20 Questions book from Nicole. It’s just lovely!)
Upload audio file to either your website, YouTube or Dropbox. I uploaded to my personal website because it was the easiest and I wanted to have complete control over it but I’m sure there are other options that would work as well.
2. Find a QR generator website. I’ve used QRstuff.com for two years now and haven’t had any problems but I’m betting they’re all essentially the same. Enter information on the website (steps 1& 2 in above picture) and download your code (step 3).
3. All you have to do now is incorporate the code into your page. If you are using some sort of digital editor (I used Photoshop), insert the downloaded jpeg file where ever you see fit. You could also just print out the QR code on a separate paper, cut out, and glue or tape onto an existing scrapbook page.
See? Totally easy. Now you’ll always be able to scan the code with your phone and hear your kid’s sweet little voice!
I’m going through a bit of a funk right now. You know, perfectly normal but a funk, nonetheless. I’m thinking it’s a combination of stretching myself a little thin in the creative department and also wanting to be outside with the boys more lately. I’m not too worried, creativity always comes back, just need to relax a bit and open myself up to inspiration, right?
So, until I’m back to my old crafty self, I thought I would share a fun tutorial from a couple years ago that I forgot to post. Make your own Animal Bean Bags! 50% animal, 50% bean bag, 100% loved by kids!
Animal Bean Bags
Quick! You’ve got fifteen minutes before the kids’ show ends and you want to get your craft on. What are you going to do? How about make a super cute, cheap, and quick Mouse Trap Clip! Use it by your desk to catch random papers or stick it up in the playroom to display artwork. Come by on Wednesday and I’ll show you how I used it in my craft nook!
UPDATE: Check out my Mouse Trap Gallery Wall that helps me organize my craft desk!
Mouse Trap Clips
- Mouse Traps
- Wire Cutters
- Mod Podge
- Foam Stickers
- Paint Brush