Bohemian Rainbow Wedding

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. I have a sweet, romantic, whimsical wedding to start the week off today. 

Jenn + Matt had so many unique details to their wedding to really make it theirs. I love that they had their bridal party in rainbow colors because the rainbow is a symbol of promise and they watered a tree together during their ceremony that they plan to plant behind their house and watch grow every single day. Gorgeous photos thanks to Three Nails Photography.

Its all in the words of the bride 🙂

rainbow bridesmaids dresses

bride with flower halo

all you need is love

The wedding was held at the weekend/camp house of a family friend. They let us use the camp as a gift to us, we saved a lot – and are so grateful! Plus, it is gorgeous and private!!

bride with flower halo

groomsmen in rainbow suspenders

rainbow bridesmaids dresses

rainbow eye shadow

rainbow wedding bridal party

I walked down the aisle to the song “everlasting light” by the black keys. This is also engraved into his ring. It’s a special song to us, and the intro was great for the bridal party to bee bop down to!

outdoor wedding ceremony

watering tree during wedding ceremony

outdoor wedding ceremony

outdoor wedding ceremony

wedding in the trees

bride in flower halo

black and white wedding photography

bride in converse chuck taylor allstars sneakers

bride and groom in woods

Most memorable moment of the day?

Mr. says when I walked down the aisle – and when I forgot my vows!! I have a hard time choosing, hiding behind the bush before I walked down the aisle, my dad getting on me for picking my nose (I didn’t want boogers and forgot to check…don’t judge!), when Matt and I kissed, when I went overboard stuffing his face with cake, sitting around the water after most guests left with all my old friends.

bride and groom fine art photo

rainbow dessert table

ring bearer in suspenders

butterfly wedding cake

wedding first dance

wedding exit sparklers

How did you make the day about the two of you?

We though about how we would do everything, there was no”this is how it’s supposed to go” and leave it at that, Every detail showed our individuality, such as the tree planting – something that intertwines our love of nature into the ceremony and something we will grow with. All of the decorations and details were crafted by myself, family, and friends. We added wording to the pastor’s (who is an inspiring person in our life and Matt’s boss) speech that meant a lot to us and we wrote our own vows.

Any advice for those planning now?

Spend the most on photography/videography. Don’t stress over details. Have back-up bridesmaids/groomsmen. Make sure not to let the day be controlled by someone else. Make it personal to you and your groom, don’t be afraid to break tradition. You aren’t close with people who are so uptight they’ll be mad at you for something you decided to do for you & your new hub!

Thanks so much Jenn + Matt for sharing your day with us. We wish you both the best life together!! And for those of you reading and in love with their gorgeous photos by Three Nails Photography, you will want to head over to his blog and check out his contest where he is giving one lucky couple free wedding photography!


Pudding Cups


 Wicked Good Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cups. They’re from the book, Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey Treats for Kids by Jill O’Connor and just as good as their name states. These pudding cups, they are really fun to make and even more fun to eat. You’ll see what I mean in a minute.




Let the pudding chill for at least four hours before eating.

Now, here’s the best part.

It involves balloons to make bowls.


We blew up regular size balloons about halfway so they were still small, but found that water balloons worked best. They are a perfect size for this project, just hard to fill with air instead of water. I about busted a lung.

After you blow up the balloons, wash them off and let them dry. And before you use each one, spray a little non-stick cooking spray on each. Just a little.

Okay, here’s what you do.

Melt some semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate or confectionery coating. Let it cool slightly before using. It doesn’t need to be super hot.


Spoon a small amount on a wax-paper-covered baking sheet.


Then take one of your prepared balloons and dip it in the chocolate. Dip it in enough so the chocolate makes a bowl shape around the balloon.

Remove from the chocolate and place the balloon gently on top of the chocolate waiting on the baking sheet.


And repeat.


Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.


It’s as easy as one…






And like I said earlier … just fun. 

You can place the tray of balloon bowls in the refrigerator to speed up the drying time.


Then it’s time for the really fun part.

Pop them all with a pin.


Gently remove the balloon carnage from the inside of the cups and they are ready to go. If you want, you can also serve other treats in them like ice cream.


But we had wicked good pudding waiting in the fridge. Fill each cup as full as you want.


Then you can top them off with whipped cream.


Lots and lots of whipped cream.

To make Jill’s Sweetened Whipped Cream, just chill a metal bowl and beaters in the freezer for about 15 minutes (to help whip the cream faster). Then combine 2 cups heavy cream, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat on medium-low using a mixer until the cream starts to thicken. Then increase speed to medium-high and beat until firm peaks form.


Finally, you can add some sprinkles. As few…


or as many as you like.


Want some?


Come on… you know you do.


And when you’re all finished, you can eat the bowl, too.


Enjoy making a mess!

Source: Bakerella

Make your own jellyfish in a bottle :D

 The other day, while I was thinking to get something to put in the water bottle to shake for fun. I saw a plastic grocery bag next to me and then this idea popped up. I think.. well, give it a try. With some trials and errors, my little jellyfish comes alive just like I thought it would be. 🙂

Things you need to make your own jellyfish (Hope you can find all these in your kitchen) :

1. A transparent plastic grocery bag
2. A plastic water bottles.
3. Thread
4. Food coloring
5. Scissors

• Flatten the bag and cut off the handle and the bottom part (see picture 1)
• Cut along both sides (see picture 2) to split into 2 plastic sheets – by the way, we only use just one of them.
• From the center of the plastic sheet, fold it like a tiny balloon to make the head part and tie it with the thread – not too tight (see picture 3). You must leave a little hole in order to pour some water in the head part (see picture 7-8).

• Now you’ll get the head balloon part and the remaining will be its tentacles. Cut from the edge up to the head part roughly. You’ll get for about 8-10 tentacles (see picture 4).
• For each of them, cut again into 3-4 small strings (see picture 5) – and just cut off the remaining part.
• Trim to make random long and short tentacles (see picture 6)

When finished, you’ll get something like this (the left pile is all the pieces we cut off)• Put some water into the head part to make it be able to sink (see picture 7). You must leave some air inside to make be able to float up (see picture 8).
• Fill up your water bottle (see picture 9).
• Put your jellyfish in the bottle with a few drops of blue food coloring. Screw in the cap and that’s all. : )

** Don’t forget to make sure the cap is properly closed and tight before give it to children ** 

How to play: Just let the kids turn it upside down – they’ll be surprised to see it moves every time they turn the bottle. And they’ll try to confuse this little jellyfish by turning the bottle back and forth very fast – well, my boy did . : )

For young kids, this will help him exercise his hand and arm muscles when he flips, rotates or turns the bottle. They can also learn about the relationship between the direction of bottle and the movement of the jellyfish. For older kids, you can ask them questions about why the jellyfish always floats up to the water surface and what is the differences between the real jellyfish and the one in the bottle.

You can make a few extra bottles for your child’s friends. Trust me! They’ll have much more laugh and fun playing together. : )

Source: Bhoom Play

The 6 Most Eerily Convincing Ghost Videos on YouTube

YouTube is full of “This is totally real, guys” ghost videos, and if you don’t spend at least one night around Halloween browsing through a bunch of them, you’re not truly getting into the spirit of the holiday. Here are what we consider the most eerily convincing videos in the genre.*

*Note: Science has found zero empirical evidence for the existence of ghosts, aliens, demons or any other supernatural creatures, and these videos will surely not fool an expert in video fakery. Unless he or she watches them alone, late at night, in the dark. Then they become very convincing.

#6. The Levitating Girl

It’s just a dude strolling through the woods in Russia, when he sees something … weird:

Approximately 99 percent of “supernatural” videos can be revealed as hoaxes simply by asking “Why was anyone filming this?” As much as Cloverfield and The Blair Witch Project have attempted to convince us otherwise, people usually don’t have cameras glued to their faces unless they know someone is about to be shot out of a cannon or something. So that’s our question as soon as this video opens:

Twist ending: The dog is actually several smaller dogs in a suit.

A Russian man is out filming his dog in the woods, waiting for something quantifiably adorable to happen. Maybe the dog was supposed to do a backflip or something. Instead, he runs off, having apparently sensed black magic in the trees. The cameraman chases after him and stumbles across these two girls and holy shit, one of them is flying:

“Honey, can you bring me the stepladder? Yeah, she’s stuck in the air again.”

The older girl in orange watches appraisingly as the tiny one in red floats 10 feet above the ground. Camera Manikov steps in for a closer look, making all of the noise in the world as he does so, and the girls spot him. The hovering child drops back down to earth and the two run off.

They would have flown off, but they’d expended their spell slots for the day.

Now, the obvious answer here is that the girl is on a wire. There’s even a convenient gap in the filming — as the guy is moving in closer, the camera is pointed at the ground for a second or two, and when it snaps back up, the little girl is already back on the ground. We don’t ever actually see her descend, which if wires were involved would be a dead giveaway. You’d see her tilting awkwardly or her clothes pulling up at odd angles wherever the wires were attached, even if she were wearing a harness. So clearly, she’s being held aloft by wires that are connected somewhere in the trees …

Yeah, you see — right … hm …

Um, in the … uh, trees …

Right in that one area …

Or maybe a crane? Someone could’ve, you know, moved a crane out there to the left or right of the girls and tied a harness to that …

Sure, let’s go with that.

Ok, well, it’s probably just … CGI or green screen or something. Maybe it’s a viral ad created by a tourism bureau in Russia designed to ensure we never, ever go to Russia. Or, if we do, that we never enter the woods alone. Mission accomplished, guys!

Also, are we racists for finding the foreign videos creepier? Like this next one…

#5. The Headless Ghost


In this video, we have four kids wandering around looking for a ghost in an abandoned school in Iraq (one description says India, but since they’re speaking Arabic we’ll go with Iraq). The boys are kind of wandering aimlessly through stairwells and empty classrooms for a solid two minutes, which would arouse suspicion under our “Why is anyone filming this?” rule if not for the fact that we know they are explicitly waiting for the lights to suddenly dim and for a hallway full of disembodied 19th century clothes to start doing the Monster Mash. That doesn’t happen. What happens is much creepier:

About halfway through, while conducting yet another unremarkable sweep of a hollowed-out classroom, they seem to find what they are looking for:

Which they celebrate by not acknowledging it or reacting in any way.

A headless goddamned ghost appears right in goddamned front of them. You literally see it materialize on camera — of all the entries on this list, this is the one you absolutely have to watch (here’s a shorter version that cuts right to the ghost if you don’t have 4 free minutes). Seriously, your mind will be blown like Eric Stoltz’s penis in The Rules of Attraction. As they swing the camera lazily through the room, the ghost just walks very purposefully toward them like it’s delivering a pizza, while a long, low moan emanates from its phantom lungs.

“I should never have started smoking ghoooOOOooost cigarettes!”

Surely at this point our ghost hunters are propelling themselves the hell out of that school on pants-shredding jets of crimson-tinged fear diarrhea. Except they aren’t. In fact, they have no reaction at all, and they continue scouring in the haunted building for another two boring minutes until the clip ends. (At least the “moaning” isn’t coming from the ghost — it’s the beginning of a call to prayer in a neighboring mosque. You hear the service continue throughout the rest of the video.)

YouTube commenters seem to think the ghost is simply one of the boys who went to go look out the window; that the bright light coming through obscures his head and gives him a washed-out ghostly look for the camera. But again, watch the video — when the camera sweeps across the floor a few seconds earlier, nobody is standing there:

And it really does look like a translucent figure materializes into an empty freaking room. You can even see it beginning to bleed out of the wall and take shape when the cameraman first shakily stumbles in:

Maybe the dude was just wearing really translucent clothing that day.

If this is all an accident of the lighting and their shitty cell-phone cameras, then it was a lucky damned accident, considering they were specifically there to hunt ghosts in what they thought was a haunted abandoned building. If they doctored the video with effects later, then this is a remarkably subtle job. These are giggling teenagers goofing around, and we’re pretty sure they gave us a creepier ghost effect than any of the Paranormal Activity movies. So good job, guys — you successfully creeped us out, one way or another.

#4. The Jakarta Angel

You’ve got to love security camera ghost footage. Black and white, low-res, easy to fake. So you see a video like this on YouTube and expect the “Jakarta Angel” to be some bright blur, probably a lightning bug that landed on the camera. Instead, you get this:

This security footage from Cilandak Square in Jakarta, Indonesia, starts on a relatively empty public square at night. Then, about 7 seconds in, a big, bright, winged thing plops down onto the pavement like one of Zeus’ electric titanshits, then bounces out of sight less than a second later:

“Whoops, never mind! Thought I saw a virgin.”

A group of bystanders rush onscreen, flocking to where the creature landed and searching around like maybe it dropped its keys:

“Proof of the afterlife is one of things on our scavenger hunt list!”

It almost looks like it could be viral marketing for something like Diablo III or a new season of Supernatural, but the footage has been floating around for over a year now and so far no one has claimed it. One part of your brain knows this is just a computer-generated effect. But goddamn, did they do a good job — notice how the glow from the flaming angel beast even lights up the structure on the opposite side of the frame:

And the light from the “angel” has a strange weight to it — you can see it pulse outward at the bottom as it suddenly gains mass after striking the ground. Anyway, maybe a Pixar animator got bored and threw this together just to mess with people. After contacting all of his or her friends in Jakarta, Indonesia, to stage it. Including, of course, his or her friends with access to the security footage of that particular public square.

The alternative is that a seraph chose to rocket all the way down to Earth for, like, 2 damn seconds in front of what appears to be a laundromat. Maybe someone carelessly dropped one of those limited-edition 50 State Quarters, and it really needed Wyoming to complete its collection.

While we’re on the “fallen angel” genre …

#3. The Fallen Angel of Catalonia


When a video begins with a couple of guys crashing through the woods at night like one of those “searching for Bigfoot” specials on The History Channel, you can already tell that it isn’t going to end well (and that they aren’t going to find Bigfoot). That’s the case with this video, reportedly shot in the woods of Catalonia, Spain (hence all the Spanish):

The two men are apparently investigating strange noises. It’s not totally unbelievable that they would want to bring a camera along — strange noises potentially mean a large and equally strange creature, so it would behoove them to get it on tape. As they follow the noises, they start to find giant white feathers, which honestly are kind of out of place in the middle of the forest, seeing as oversized swans and/or geese typically don’t go tearing through the underbrush at midnight:

But raptors do.

Here’s where an optimistic person would think, “Oh, this is probably some inspirational Christian video, and they’ll run into a white-robed woman who will smile and offer them tidings of comfort and joy!” That is not what happens.

Eventually the men come across what at first appears to be a person crouched in some gnarled bushes, but when the creature turns to look at them, all of that “person” bullshit goes out the window:

“Oh, what a relief, it’s just chupacabra.”

If you freeze-frame it, you can see that while the thing may be humanoid in appearance, its eyes are badly sunken in, its head and face seem overly large (and awfully pale), and its pupils catch every ounce of the virtually nonexistent light coming from the camera. So, it’s either a seriously haggard meth addict with Riddick-like powers who wandered out into the woods of Spain to scream at the talking scorpions living beneath his fingernails, or it’s someone in heavy monster makeup. Most likely, it’s the latter and the whole thing was staged by a couple of friends wanting to either get on the news or become Internet famous. It’s not even that great of a costu- … wait, what are those, stumps on its back?

“Listen, I know I should be focused on this other worldly discovery, but we really need to get him to a dermatologist.”

You know, it looks like it used to have wings … until someone (or something) ripped them off.

Well, someone could have built those out of plastic or latex and fastened them to … uh, their deteriorating drug-addicted friend’s back, solely for the purpose of a detail that’s never clearly focused on and is mostly obscured by the curling skeletal fingers of tree branches. In the middle of the woods. In the middle of the night.

You know what’s totally lame? The woods. Only losers go into the woods, ever, for any reason.

#2. The Disneyland Ghost

Right away this video is suspicious just from the description — a ghost hanging around the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland? That’s a fake haunted house. Why would any realm-shambling specter waste its time in a place where people are expecting to see automated rocking chairs and Muppets dressed up like phantoms? It just seems like that would be super boring.

Anyway, the video starts with someone (presumably a security guard) filming a bank of four monitors displaying video feeds from four different cameras in the park, near the Haunted Mansion attraction:

He (or she — we really have no way of knowing, because the camera operator never speaks) zooms in on one screen for what initially is no apparent reason. But then it slowly becomes clear:

“John, if this is another one of those screamer videos? I swear to Christ …”

It just looks like a smudge in our still shots, but in motion it’s a clear yet transparent human figure, merrily strolling down the path like someone out to test their new Predator cloaking device. The guard tracks it across all four screens as it walks right through the closed gate, crosses the street and then struts out over the river before fading from view:

It didn’t even buy a Mickey ears hat.

So what is it? It’s clearly a person (or the shade of a person) just kind of jaunting along like a haunted iPod commercial, but what could produce that image on the security feed? A lot of YouTube comments jump to the conclusion that it’s a reflection on the monitor, which would make sense if the room the monitors are in were about 60 feet long, and wide enough for someone to stand far enough away to make the appropriate scale and to walk a long enough distance to cast a seamless reflection on all four screens. Beyond that, the screens are stacked, not side by side, meaning the security office would have to be two stories tall and the person casting the reflection would have to teleport from the top level to the bottom level midstride in order to maintain the illusion. Either that or the reflection is being made by a very tiny man.

Then there’s this shot:

Again, it’s easier to see in motion, but that’s the figure appearing on two cameras simultaneously, which means it pretty much has to be something that is actually on the video. In other words, we have to stand back in awe, if not at the existence of Disneyland ghosts, but at whoever went through the shitload of time and effort this took.

It would (presumably) have to be CGI that was doctored directly onto the security tapes and then filmed on a separate camcorder during playback. Maybe the guard stole four separate tapes of footage, took them home to add the effects on each one and then brought them back to the park to play them on the security bank in perfect sync without anybody noticing. After all, it’s not Air Force One, it’s Disneyland. How hardcore could security possibly get? Well, they do have four cameras monitoring a single walkway …

Not to mention all the cameras in the bathrooms.

Uh, maybe it’s part of the ride?

#1. The Hand Demon


If there is an Internet video out there creepier than this one, we’re not sure we want to see it:

This video starts with someone running through their house swinging a camera around while what sounds like an air-raid siren drones in the background. At first, it seems like maybe a hurricane is raging outside and he’s making a video inventory for the insurance company:

“That’s the 108” LED TV, complete with Bose stereo system and all six seasons of 30 Rock.”

But when the horror starts, it’s anything but subtle. And by that we mean that when the cameraman gets to the bedroom, everything becomes a Tool video. He switches on a flashlight as bizarre, pale-grey arms begin growing down from the ceiling. First it’s just a few, but soon it’s a dozen or more:

To be fair, his friends did warn him about the dangers of leaving a high-five hanging.

Then, several spindly baby arms reach up from under the door and flex against the doorjamb like tiny soot-covered Hulkamaniacs:

This is not how one goes about breaking down a door.

More hands start grasping out of the wall, even coming straight through one of his posters, because phantom chimney-sweep forearms care nothing for personal belongings:

He pans over to one undisturbed patch of wall just as a surprisingly benign eye appears and blinks at him:

“Oh, sorry, I usually wait until you’re asleep to start watching you.”

Finally, a creature made out of a wriggling mass of hands and fingers forms in the center of the room. It gives him a few seconds to dye his pants brown before it attacks him.

Its superpower is groping people on subways.

The fact that this is CGI is as obvious as the crap in our pants that appeared after watching it. But that’s some goddamned well-made CGI — see how the light is reflecting off of the skin of the arms?

It’s … you know, almost like that flashlight really is shining on something in the room …

The giant hand-creature in the immediate foreground?

Again, totally fake. And again, try going to bed tonight without imagining a dozen tiny black baby arms reaching under the gap beneath your closet door. That’s what horror is all about — you watch these at work, during the day and your rational brain writes it off as some film student’s demo reel. Watch it again, at night, alone and you will believe in ceiling hands.

 Source: Cracked

TakeAlong Games

Play on a pillow in the car, on mom’s bed where it’s comfy, or at the doctor’s office.

Throw them in a little drawstring hobo sack and you’ve got a complete game bag

Today we’ll make a game of Checkers but there are many games you can try:

• Go Fish
• Tic Tac Toe
• Chess
• Dominoes
• Memory

Let’s get started 🙂

Grab bright felt colors (found at most fabric shops)

Start by cutting your checkerboard pieces.  You want the board to be two layers of felt so it’s sturdy.  If you plan to place a different game on the opposite side (like Tic Tac Toe)…then the other game can be serves as your second layer.  But if you use a light color of felt–like I did with white–you may need two layers of white and then your other game on the back because the white is a bit see-thru.

Okay, CUT:
•  (2) checker boards 17 x 17 inches – White
•  (32) checker squares 2 x 2 inches – Blue
•  (4) binding pieces 17.5 x 1.25 inches – Yellow

• Place one white checker board square aside for later.
• Start arranging squares on the other checker board piece.  Start on the diagonal and leave a 1/2 inch border on the four sides.
• Pin the squares in place.  Be as liberal or simple as you want with the pinning.  The squares stay in place fairly well because they’re felt.
• Starting with the top right corner square, sew them all in place, around each side of each square.  I know that sounds tedious but it goes quickly if you work in lines. First sew the right sides of one row of squares, then sew the left sides of the same row, then move to the next row, then turn it and sew the other sides of the rows, etc.  Try your best to keep the squares touching but don’t fret if they don’t! Handmade gifts are cool for many reasons…and one is that they don’t look perfect.  Gives them some charm.

• When the top checkerboard is done, lay it over the other large white square piece.  Pin them together and baste sew them about 1/4 inch from the edge all the way around.  Use a rotary cutter to trim any uneven edges.

At this point, you may choose to add a different game to the back.  I created a Tic Tac Toe game fairly easily.  Then just sew the entire board game to the back of the checker board, as we did above, and we’ll bind it all together.

Each side will be bound separately. So…

• Grab one strip of binding and fold/sandwich it around one side of the board and pin it in place. Do the same for the opposite side.

• Sew the two bindings in place.  Just do a topstitch, about 1/8 inch from the binding edge.
• Trim any excess felt so the binding is flush with the board.
• Sandwich the other bindings around the other sides and sew them in place as well.
• When you get to the corners, sew a small line at the corner edge so there aren’t any open spaces.

• Trim any excess felt from the ends.

And your board is done! Now let’s make some checkers.

Find something round to trace your circles, like a thread spool that fits the size of the squares.

• You need 12 checkers for each player and each checker is double layered….so trace and cut 24 circles from two different felt colors (48 circles total).

Now let’s add little charms to one side of each checker…so that when players reach the other side of the board, they can say “King me!” or “Queen me!”  I chose hearts and stars.  You can do whatever you like or even draw with a sharpie marker to make it fast/easy.

• Draw and cut small hearts and stars from felt.

• Sew each charm to one side of the checker pieces.  Then place another plain checker on the back and sew around the two circles.

Colorful Checkers!

Finish up the project by making a large drawstring bag to hold the game board and a smaller bag for the checker pieces, using the Hobo Sack Tutorial.

Now you’re ready to play anywhere, anytime!

Happy Checkering!

Source: MADE

Art, Recycling ideas: Orange “roses”

Art, Recycling ideas: Orange “roses”

Orange “roses” you can decorate a fragrant mixture of dried flower petals..

Апельсиновыми "розами" можно украсить ароматную смесь из засушеных цветочных лепестков

Starting from the top of the fruit, spiral cut away thin strip of peel. The upper edge of trying to capture the white stripes.

Начиная с макушки плода, спиралеобразно срезаем тонкую полосу кожуры. По верхнему краю стараемся захватить белую полоску.

Получается вот такая заготовка розы

It turns out there is a blank roses

Начиная с макушки, полоску скручиваем в плотную спираль.

Готовую свежую "розу" кладем на картонку и помещаем на отопительную батарею. Высыхает примерно за две сутки. Становится твердой, прекрасно д

Cooked fresh “rose” to put a piece of cardboard and place them on a radiator. It dries in about two days. Becomes a solid, well-d

Готовые "розы".

  Если кожура у апельсина толстая, после срезки первого слоя, срезаем второй слой - белый. Из него "розы" получаются цвета масла.

 If you peel an orange with a thick, after cutting the first layer, cut-off the second layer – white. From a “rose” colored oils are obtained.


If tangerine cut into thin slices and dried in the battery, get a fashionable addition to the dry flower arrangements.

Если мандарин покроить тонкими ломтиками и высушить на батарее, получим модное дополнение к сухим цветочным композициям.


Апельсиновыми "розами" можно украсить ароматную смесь из засушеных цветочных лепестков

Source: Craft Craft

Finger Knitting How-to

You know how I love to make handmade gifts from just about anything. well, this is anything. Sitting on the couch on a lazy Sunday..that beats gift-getting for sure. It is a gift itself. 

 Today’s craft  is a really easy way to make something from nothing, quickly, especially if you use a super-bulky yarn.


 You end up with a long coil of knitting like this, that curls itself into a sort of tube.


 The boy is using a finer and less expensive yarn, here.  You can pretty much use whatever yarn you have sitting around to do this. 



 As a scarf!!





Any yarn

An eager kiddo

 Time: However long you want!

 I think that super-bulky yarn is a good weight to start with.  Its easy to work with on the fingers and your kiddo will get something done pretty fast.


 Start by placing the yarn in between your thumb and hand, such that the tail hangs behind your hand.

 Pick up the yarn that goes to the ball, leaving the tail in between your thumb and hand. Bring the yarn behind your middle finger and over your ring finger.

 Now, bring the yarn around your pinky, behind your ring finger and over your middle finger.

 Next, bring the yarn around your index finger.


 Now, we’re going to head back again. Bring the yarn behind your middle finger and over your ring finger.

 Then, around your pinky, behind your ring finger, over your middle finger.

Starting with your pinky finger, bring the lower loop on your finger over the upper loop and over your finger. 

Continue this process on each finger, bringing the lower loop over the upper loop and over your finger.  Bring the tail in between your index finger and your middle finger.  This is your home base. Now, repeat.

 Wrap the yarn around your index finger.

 Proceed to repeat the over and under until you have two loops on each finger.

 Pull the lower loops over all the upper loops and over the finger, starting at the pinky.

You end up back at home base and you just keep repeating.

This is how the back looks.

This is how the opposite side of the finger knitting looks.

To finish, cut the yarn and bring the end through each of the loops.  If your child wants a break at any point, bring a pencil or pen through the loops in this same way and set aside.  Then, easily place the loops back on the fingers when you want to continue.

 Take the loops off your fingers and pull tightly.

Voila – there’s your finger knitting chain. 

Source: Flax And Twine