Our Favorite Summer Crafts: Part II

Hey there Make A Birthday Wish Readers! Last week we shared a few of our favorite summertime crafts. This week we have a few more, including some that would make great Father’s Day gifts! So read on, then get your craft on!

DIY Wool Felt iPhone Sleeves – These little sleeves are super adorable, and the tutorial from Poppytalk will have you crafting a carrier for your phone in no time. And these would make a great gift for dad!

Wool Felt iPhone Sleeves – Image & Tutorial from Poppytalk.

Perler Bead Bracelets – These adorable little bracelets come from the Swedish Blogger Helena, of Craft & Creativity. Check out this tutorial and her blog, and don’t worry there are English translations throughout!

DIY Perler Bead Bracelets – Image & tutorial from Craft & Creativity.

DIY Hula-Hoop Rug – How fun is this rug made from spare t-shirts from Spoonful? This step-by-step tutorial complete with pictures will have you weaving and re-purposing in no time! This could also make a great gift!

Hula Hoop Rug – Image & Tutorial from Spoonful.

Which is your favorite craft?

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DIY Owl Crafts: Part III

We can’t seem to get enough of these little avian crafts. We’ve come across a few more great tutorials for adorable owl crafts. Use the tutorials to make gifts for someone special, decorations for a party, or use it as a birthday party craft! Here are 2 owl crafts for Part III of our DIY Owl Craft collection!

Owl Felt Bookmark – this tutorial comes from Wee Folk Art


  • Felt
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Template


  • Follow the great tutorial that includes pictures and step by step directions found here!

Felt Owls from Styrofoam Balls – This sweet little tutorial was written by Jessica Christman for Factory Direct Craft


  • 2 4″ Styrofoam balls
  • 4 25mm googly eyes
  • 4 felt squares in 3 colors of your choice, and one in brown
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Owl template – free from Factory direct craft


  • Follow the great tutorial on Factory Direct Craft found here. This is a pretty easy craft and would make great centerpieces/table decorations or be a fun craft to do at a party!

Do you have anymore fun owl crafts to share with us?