Free Printable Paper Dolls + Fabric Clothing Templates

custom paper dolls and 2 diy fabric outfits

Create your own custom paper dolls with these free printable paper doll templates. We’ve created a unisex body for boys and girls and two outfit templates to be used with your own scrap fabric. We’ve created the templates to work perfect with fabric charm packs, but any fabric, felt, or even scrapbook paper will work great!

I shared these little guys as a WIP awhile back on our Facebook and laughed for longer than probably necessary at the adorable dogs and cats in dresses. They now hang above the window in the kitchen ; makes washing dishes a little more fun!

free paper doll printables with clothes

Lola still loves making these and grabs her templates every chance she gets. Sooooo, still calling it a win! She even had some suggestions on what you guys might do with yours.

Ideas from Lola:

  • Make Christmas ornaments from them. Just add a ribbon to hang!
  • Print on patterned paper, then make clothes “like normal” (she means with the templates/fabric)
  • Use the top of the dress like a tank top with the shorts
  • Make stands for them from scraps of cardboard
  • Use your child’s picture for the face, or even your four-legged child (my addition to her list)

Print your free printable paperdoll template (cat and dog faces are optional! I found mine through a Google images search for free cat faces, and free dog faces) and have some fun creating your own custom paper dolls and clothing from scrap fabric!!

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paper doll printable dress_craft forest

xo, Jennifer (art direction by Lola)

13 DIYs and Crafts for Teenagers

13 diys for teen boys from

My oldest is turning 13 this week. 13?! I wanted to tell you tons of stories about holding him for the first time, that he said (and still says) hilarious things like “La Petite is for chumps.” when asked how his day was at preschool, and that I can’t imagine meeting someone more interesting, challenging, kind, and creative…BUT when I told him I was gonna write about him he said “no mushy stuff, Mom. I mean it. None.” So, no mushy stuff, guys.

We had a great time looking around at diy projects for teens together. He actually said things like “oh, man we HAVE to make that“, which is pretty cool, and pretty rare. So here is your official 13-year-old’s stamp of approval round-up of cool crafts.

DIY Marshmallow Shooter
He asked his grandma for marshmallows for his birthday just to make this one. Looks like a winner, crafters!
diy marshmallow shooter
Source: Happiness is Homemade

DIY Speakers
We use a drinking glass for our iPhone family dance parties, but this is really cool and perfect for his room.
Source: All for the Boys

iPod and/or Cell Phone Case
Riley actually turned down having his iPod screen replaced because he was sure he’d break it again (and again and again…). So this is the perfect DIY for us!
ipod case
Source: Closed Etsy Shop?, no tutorial

The Classic Duct Tape Wallet
He remembered making these when he first started getting allowance and got all nostalgic for way back to 3 years ago. Both kids get duct tape in their stockings for Christmas each year and he knew just the right roll to make his next one.
diy duct tape wallet for boys
Source: Frugal Fun for Boys

Make your Own Light Saber
I know a bigger boy who is turning 39 on his birthday that would probably like this one, too!
diy lightsaber
Source: NewarkFarnell

Craftstick Bow & Arrow
He pretended this was cool for “younger” kids, but then started looking around for supplies. And the case reminded him that he needed something similar for Nerf wars. Teen approved.
diy kids bow and arrow craft
Source: All for the Boys

PVC Bow & Arrow
And for a larger scale version…I wanna play with these, too!
Source: Skip to My Lou

Giant Jenga
“Awww, sweeeeet” was the quote. So I think that’s good, right?
diy backyard jenga
Source: KID Collective

Paracord Bracelets
I asked him where, how, and if these would save his life one day and he wasn’t sure. But he was pretty sure that they looked “cool, real cool”. There you have it!
diy paracord bracelets for teen boys
Source: Artchoo!

Lego Desk Organizer
Great use for all the long forsaken landmines legos on the floor in his room.
Source: Kid’s Activities

Lego Terrarium
While we’re decorating with Legos, these are fantastic. We have so many mini figs, this would be a great way to see ’em all the time!
lego Terrarium
Source: Babble, Original tutorial not found

DIY Nerf Gun Bullets
We had a Nerf war in the park over the weekend and lost nearly all the bullets. This will come in handy for sure!
nerf gun bullets
Source: Instructables

Ninja Stars & Target Practice
Enough said. Lola wants a Ninja party for her birthday now, too.
NinjaPartyActivity (7)
Source: Craft Interrupted

Bonus #14: Dream Bank
I’m adding this one because I love the idea of visual savings (for all of us) and he’s already talking about saving for a car. This one that was sold by Uncommon Goods would be perfect. We’re gonna be inspired by this one and make our own.
dream bank
Source: Uncommon Goods, but they no longer carry the bank so it’s probably okay to tell you to make your own. Right?

So to set the record straight, boys like crafts. Pre-teen and teen boys, too. So go make stuff with your boys!

Jennifer, Old Mama & Riley, Teenager

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A Perfectly Crafted Road Trip

diys for road trip sanity from

We’re hitting the road and wanted to share some of our favorite DIYs to make the trip a little easier, on everyone!

1. All heads need a travel pillow or a special case for their home pillow with room for books and a lovey.

2. Grab a lunch box and fill it full of yummy…art supplies!

3. Keep them entertained with road trip games like this felt tic-tac-toe or this really cool upcycled bubble wrap game!

4. Happy, healthy, and full bellies are a must. Check out this round up of healthy snacks we shared earlier this week.

5. Hitting up some roadside attractions? Make sure everyone is safe with these genius cell phone number bracelets for the littles!

6. Have everyone keep track of their favorite memories with these diy travel journals perfect for every age!

These quick ideas will hopefully help you keep your sanity. Are we there yet?!?!

Happy travels families! You’ve got this.

xo, Jennifer

Beautiful Wedding DIYs using Fabric & Scraps

Via CMHandmade on Etsy

Via CMHandmade on Etsy

Wedding season is upon us! I completely love weddings — the happy couple, the dancing, the cake! What’s not to love!? I especially love all of the DIY trends and personal touches that are becoming the norm. Creating the perfect day has gotten a lot easier with blogs and Pinterest, hasn’t it?

We’re all about making things easier for you, so here’s a round of up beautiful and affordable wedding DIYs using fabric and fabric scraps!

Wedding Quilt Guest Book :: Guests sign a quilt with advice and good wishes instead of a traditional guest book. What a wonderful keepsake! Here are two of our favorite variations!

jenny_darren_664_wedding quilt
Via Beautied Affair

Via Belle Amour

Fabric Rosette Wedding Bouquet :: How incredibly gorgeous are these fabric rosette bridal bouquets? We are in awe. We could see so many uses for this simple, but beautiful, fabric flowers.

Via My Wedding Reception Ideas

DIY Veil :: From classic to modern, many brides are creating their own bridal veils. Here are a few that make us swoon! With fabric, paper, and more.

bird cage veil
Via Wedding Chicks

DIY Fabric Table Numbers :: Create custom table numbers with this simple tutorial!

Via Wedding Chicks

Fabric Streamers for Ceiling or Tenting :: Grab those jelly rolls to create this amazing fabric ceiling for a barn, reception hall, or outdoor wedding.

Via Style Me Pretty

Weave Fabric on Rental Chairs :: Create an expensive look with muslin or thrifted linens woven through party chairs. We also really love the chalkboards! We showed you how to make your own chalkboard paint here.

chalkboards at a wedding
Via The Wedding Chicks

Fabric Napkin Wedding Favors :: We adore these fabric napkin favors for a small wedding!

fabric napkin favors 1
Via 100 Layer Cake

fabric napkin favors
Via Pinterest, No original source found

Fabric Seating Chart There are countless options to create a fabric seating chart that matches your weddings theme and style. Check these out!

Via Rustic Wedding Chic

fabric seating chart_scraps
Via Le Fru Fru

fabric swatch escort card
Via Pinterest, No original source found

Fabric Boutonniere & Bow Ties :: No need to leave the fellas out of the DIY mix!

fabric buttoner
Via One Wed

mens fabric
Via Etsy

bow ties
Via Inspired By This

If you are a bride-to-be or helping one to keep her sanity, we hope you’ll consider some of these lovely fabric DIYs for the big day!

Stay tuned for DIY wedding gifts that the happy couple will adore!

xo, Jennifer

Video: No Sew Super Hero Capes

Learn to make your own DIY Super Hero capes from upcycled T’s! Great for kids, pets, or for a super hero themed birthday party! All you need is a large t-shirt, scissors, and either fabric or markers to decorate!

This is the perfect craft for the long holiday weekend! Have a great one, super heroes!