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Ribbon Doorway

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Here’s an easy decorating idea that both you and your child can agree on… and to top it off they can make it themselves. The Ribbon Doorway is a new twist on the beaded doorway of the 70’s, and unlike the old version it doesn’t get tangled… a big plus I can tell you from experience. 

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The Big Picture

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Here's a quick decorating idea, which looks great in any room. Simply blow up some pictures in black and white and display. They look great alone or as a group in any room, but are really great in a playroom or family room. Plus the kids really love seeing themselves larger than life. 

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Branching Out

Posted by Elisa Taub
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This rustic looking wall decoration is easy and fun to create with your kids. The finished product is an artsy wall piece that looks great in any room and brings a little bit of nature into your home.

To make this project you'll need a bunch of tree branches. You can either collect fallen branches in your neighborhood or purchase willow or other types branches from your local arts and crafts store or Ikea (Ikea carries them for $12.99 a bundle, but you can't order them online -- see info at right). 

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The Big Frame Up

Posted by Elisa Taub
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I'm not a big fan of putting holes in my walls... hanging a picture at my house takes a lot of planning and reassuring to get it just right. But with my kids' rooms that isn't always possible. They are constantly changing their interests. One month they're into flowers, the next its sports, the next rainbows... 

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Support Your Local Artist

Posted by Elisa Taub
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What better way to encourage your budding artist than to display his or her artwork. But how do you display the myriad of crayon musings and painted wonders without resorting to pushpins in every available wall? Below find our favorite ways to display the family masterpieces without creating Swiss cheese walls. 

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Stick It

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Since my son was born, I've become a die-hard Cling-On fan. No, I'm not running out to Star Trek conventions around the country, I'm talking about one of the best ways we've found to decorate your child's room. The name of the item -- Wall Clings. 

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Style Squared

Posted by Elisa Taub
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Cork squares are nothing new, even those covered by fabric. After all they are in all the home decorating catalogs. But what sets our cork board project apart is its low cost and the ability to choose your own fabric. 

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One Of These Things Is A Lot Like The Other

Posted by Elisa Taub
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I love modern art, and often take my kids with me to the museum. But invariably, during our visits, one of the kids exclaims "I could make that..." It's something I too have thought many a time, but this time I decided to make this idea a reality. Why not create our own art?  

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We've Got You Covered

Posted by Elisa Taub
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What kid doesn't like to snuggle with a cozy blanket? Well now your whole family can make their own snuggly with this fun art project. These blankets are easy to make and a great project for kids because it requires no actual sewing. 

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