• 2017 DIY Art Calendar - a free printable via barley & birch Freebie: DIY 2017 Art Calendar Printable

    Happy 2017! With a New Year, comes a new art calendar printable – this freebie was such a hit last year, we decided to update it for 2017. Instructions:  This mini calendar only requires 6 sheets of card stock or thicker paper, scissors, art supplies of your choice and some creativity! Once you’ve printed out the calendar, simply cut […]

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  • Our Santagram free printable has arrived just in time for some holiday fun! | via barley & birch Freebie: Santagram Printable!

    OK, don't tell anyone, but we've got a birthday in the house...its mine! I'm not the only one celebrating today though, because its December 6th - St. Nicholas Day! Legend has it, the jolly old elf himself was born on this day in 280 A.D. near modern-day Turkey. So in honor of our dual birthdays (!!!) [...] Continue Reading
  • Discover: 10 Creative Websites for Modern Mini-Makers

    The temperature is (slowwww-ly) dropping, the days are getting shorter, and everything seems to be a reminder that winter is coming (full disclosure: I don’t even watch Game of Thrones).  So in preparation for the indoor season, we thought we would share a quick list of of our favorite websites for kids who like to create. […]

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  • barley and birch - 2016 - The Best Y Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family Discover: 30 Quick Homemade Costumes You and Your Kids will Love!

    October has arrived and its almost time to costume up the kids and get out for trick-or-treating! But, it doesn’t have to take tons of time, supplies, a sewing machine or expensive shopping trips to have the best costumes on the block. We scoured the webs to find 30 of our favorite easy, inexpensive or upcycled DIY costume ideas for […]

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  • barley and birch - 2016 - peach - applesauce - 5 Make: Peach Applesauce

    Fall is finally here, and it feels like such a gift after the hot summer we’ve had. I’ve been so excited to ring in my favorite season, that I had to rush out to the local farm stand last weekend to grab some early apples for applesauce. It turns out, the heat has been hard on our early apple crop this […]

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  • 10-minute kid+parent DIY bud vase Make: 10-Minute DIY Kid-Safe Stem Vases

    Ah, August! With the kids already back in school and the summer-like days waning, it has us all longing to gather up and surround ourselves with every last bit of the season. Our wood block stem vases were born out of the desire to bring the last of summer inside, while using up some bits & pieces of […]

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