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  • Our free Wild at Heart print is the perfect decor for little campers and nature lovers and looks so cute in a playroom or nursery! Freebie: Wild at Heart Art Print

    In celebration of the end of a very nature-centric week, we’ve added a small art print you can download for free and hang anywhere in seconds! May it inspire you to take a walk on the wild side – literally – get outside and rediscover your spirit animal. This little print is a great way to […]

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  • A DIY balance board for kids (and adults!) that's just like riding a wave! Make: A DIY Balance Board for Future Surfers

    Surf’s up in the Midwest, yo! As someone who used to live steps from the Pacific and did a lot of ocean swimming, bodyboarding and even some surfing, there are still so many days I wake up itching to hop into those waves! So I decided to DIY the next best thing for a corn-country gal on […]

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  • Our enormous list of healthier and more eco-friendly alternatives to every common craft supply in your home, school or business! | via barley & birch Discover: Our Ultimate List of Eco-Friendly Craft Supplies

    For the past 7 years (7!!) fun kid crafts and parent DIYs have been a favorite feature on the barley & birch blog. As a graphic designer (and general tinkerer) putting together new projects and experimenting with materials is honestly one of my favorite parts of my b&b work. But to be 100% truthful, I rarely post […]

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  • barley & birch is on YouTube News: We’re on YouTube!

    The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and everywhere I look it seems like something new is beginning – isn’t spring the best? It’s taken us awhile to get this together, but we just started something new ourselves over on YouTube…and we can’t wait for you to see what’s in store! Honesty time – this is […]

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  • Make an easy DIY sushi play set complete with a printable order menu! | via barley & birch Make: An Easy No-Sew DIY Play Sushi Set

    After two weeks of spring we’re back to snow, and frankly, everyone around here has been a little bummed about it. I had already moved on to outside play in my head, but with the temperatures hovering around 20, an hour-long nature walk just wasn’t in the cards. During some late night Pinterest sessions, I’ve […]

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  • Make a healthy St. Patrick's Day smoothie with a surprise at the end! A perfect holiday snack for kids | via barley & birch Drink: A Healthy and Delicious Tropical Green Smoothie

    Looking for something more festive than a bottle of green juice, but healthier than a shamrock shake? You’ve found the (almost literal) pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Our pot of gold happens to be a bowl of pineapple – the star of our tropical St. Patrick’s Day smoothie and the secret behind its delicious […]

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