20+ Lemon Dessert Recipes

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Lemon desserts are perfect with any spring or summer meal. I love that you can mix other berries into lemon dessert to change things up a bit or to make it even better. Today I'm sharing over 20 amazing dessert recipes that are packed with lemon flavor that will make you want to get cooking!

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1. Lemon Cream Roulade from SprinkleBakes/Delicious Everyday
2. Strawberry Lemon Cake Batter Frozen Yogurt from I Heart Nap Time
3. Lemon Bars from Artsy-Fartsy Mama
4. Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti from The First Year
5. Triple Lemon Baby Cakes with Lemon Pudding Cream from A Farmgirl's Dabbles
6. Italian Sweet Creme Glazed Lemon Cookies from Mom's Test Kitchen
7. Lemon Curd Sweet Rolls from Cooking with Curls
8. Raspberry Lemonade Mini Cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake
9. Candied Lemon Slices from One Sweet Appetite
10. Lemon Pound Cake with Lemon Curd from Your Homebased Mom
11. Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge from Crazy for Crust
12. 3 Ingredient Lemon Cheesecake Truffles from Gallamore West/Tatertots & Jello
13. Mini Lemon Meringue Pies from My Baking Addiction
14. Lemon White Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Toasted Coconut from The Baker Chick
15. White Chocolate Lemon Bread from Lil' Luna
16. Skinny Lemon Bites from House of Yumm
17. Lemon Coconut Donuts with Lemon Glaze from The First Year
18. Lemon Curd Blossoms from Life with the Crust Cut Off
19. Lemon Cupcake with Lemon Buttercream from Shugary Sweets
20. Lemon Icebox Cupcakes from White Lights on Wednesday
21. Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from Marty's Musings
22. Strawberry Lemon Bars from The Stitchin' Mommy
23. Lemon Drop Cookies from Your Homebased Mom
24. Lemon Raspberry Muffins from Lemons for Lulu


DIY Glittered Filigree Earrings

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Making your own jewelry can be inexpensive and fun. I love the look of filigree earrings, and you can find them at Etsy shops and boutiques everywhere. While I am a big supporter of shopping handmade, I do enjoy creating my own custom jewelry when I don't have a lot of money to spend. These glittered filigree earrings are so simple to make and you can choose any color to match your wardrobe!

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To make these earrings, you'll need some metal filigree charms (I got these ones from Wholeport), and some earring hooks. Wipe the filigree charms with some alcohol to clean them. At this point, you can add a layer of paint over the charms (front and back), or since I was making these black, I used a permanent marker to color the entire back side of the charms and left the front bare.

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Next, you'll need some Mod Podge (I used Mod Podge Extreme Glitter for extra sparkle), glitter in the color of your choice, and a spouncer or sponge brush.

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Lay the filigree charms down on a scrap piece of paper. Dip the spouncer into the Mod Podge and cover the entire front of each charm in a coat of Mod Podge. Try to work fast as it can dry pretty quick!

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Move the Mod Podge-covered charms to another paper, and pour the glitter over top. Let sit for a minute or two, and then you can lightly tap on top of the charms/glitter piles to make sure the glitter is pressed down into the Mod Podge.

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Carefully stand the charms up, and tap them on the paper to remove any excess glitter. If your glitter isn't covering as much as you'd like, or you have any bare spots, repeat the Mod Podge/glitter process.

Let dry for about 30 minutes for the Mod Podge to completely dry. Then, spray them with a coat or two of clear spray paint or polyurethane spray to seal the glitter to the charms to prevent the glitter from shedding all over you while you wear your earrings.

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Using jewelry pliers, open the bottom loop of the earring hook and attach the filigree charm to the earring. Close the loop, and you earrings should be ready to wear!

I received product from Wholeport in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.


Artsy Corner Link Party

Welcome to Artsy Corner link party! I hope you had a great week and are ready to link up what you've been working on! I'm always blown away by the projects and recipes shared every week and am looking forward to seeing all your new posts this week!

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Thanks to all those who linked up last party. There were so many fun posts to look through!!
You are all awesome and so inspiring. I'm excited to see what you have to share this week.

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Mother's Day Wish Basket Giveaway

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I'm so excited to share this amazing giveaway with you all today! I'm so grateful for each one of you and would love to give one of you a basket full of my favorite things! Even better, you could win one or all of the baskets below for you or your mom...or any special lady from 19 talented bloggers!

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Enter to win each and every basket or just the ones that really speak to you...your call! The baskets' contents have been personally selected by each blogger - they're filled with items to pamper, crafty fun, home decor and household items, beautiful jewelry, organizing supplies, yumminess, handbags, gift cards, and even more! There's something for everyone. To see all of the other baskets up close, as well as enter to win all of them, click on the links below.

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Click to enter each of the basket giveaways you see above:

1. Five Heart Home 2. Kleinworth & Co. 3. Joyful Healthy Eats 4. Live Laugh Rowe
5. Artsy Fartsy Mama 6. Twelve O Eight 7. Domestically Speaking 8. Shaken Together
9. Ring Around The Rosies 10. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
11. Happiness is Homemade 12. Will Cook for Smiles 13. Lemon Tree Dwelling
17. I Should Be Mopping the Floor 18. Ginger Snap Crafts 19. A Little Claireification

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This basket is filled with some of my favorite things, and I'm so excited for whoever is the lucky winner!

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Here's what you'll win:

Entering the giveaway is easy! Use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!!

The giveaway ends on April 28th at 11:59 pm, Central Standard Time


12 Leftover Ham Recipes

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Ham is a staple at our Easter dinner, and we always end up with a bunch of leftovers. Instead of getting burned out on eating the ham slices plain or throwing it out, make something new with it! Today I'm sharing 12 delicious recipes that will put that leftover ham to good use and that your family is sure to love.

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1. Ham Cheddar Chowder (Gluten-Free) from My Gluten-Free Kitchen
2. Ham & Cheese Calzones (Low Carb & Gluten-Free) from All Day I Dream About Food
3. Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet from Hot Eats and Cool Reads
4. Ham Asparagus Rolls from Tastes Better from Scratch
5. Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole from Oh Sweet Basil
6. Ham and Cheese Biscuits from Barefeet in the Kitchen
7. Ham Fried Rice from Mommy's Kitchen
8. Ham and Gruyère Crepes from Eat. Drink. Love.
9. Ham & Cheese Pasta Bake from Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
10. Ham, Swiss, and Jalapeño Stuffed Pretzels from Baker by Nature
11. Ham and Cheese Gnocchi from Kevin & Amanda
12. Ham & Cheese Pinwheels from Sweet and Simple Living


Preschool Chalk Color Mixing

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My daughter loves creating art projects, and has been asking a lot of questions about colors. She was blown away when I told her how you can mix two colors to create a new one. I decided to use a Master of the Arts Chalk Art Kit to have a fun and educational lesson on color mixing, and was also able to teach different coloring techniques for my little artist.

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The Master of the Arts Chalk Art Kit includes everything you need to get started: 28 blending chalks, a design pad, blending brushes, and design guide to learn about blending, smudging, creating lines, and even painting with chalk. All Masters of the Arts kits will be available at Walmart stores at the end of April 2014 for $4.97 or less!

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We opened up the design pad, and I showed her how coloring with different edges of the chalk makes different looks. She wanted to make purple, so we colored blue lines first, then added pink (or red).

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Then, with a blending brush (similar to a sponge eyeshadow applicator) or your finger, smear the chalk lines together to create the new color! Try mixing all different colors to see what you can create!

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My daughter decided to make a rainbow, so after adding some yellow and red lines, we mixed the edges together to create the green and orange in the middle.

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After trying it again all on her own, I can't even start to describe how proud she was of herself. That alone is one reason why giving my child the tools to learn and be creative are so important. We're excited to try watercoloring with the chalks soon, and will definitely be trying out the other Master of the Arts kits for more art fun!!

For more kids craft inspiration, follow CraftProjectIdeas.com on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest!

The kit was provided by CraftProjectIdeas.com and/or Horizon Group, USA in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.


Artsy Corner Link Party

Welcome to Artsy Corner link party! I hope you had a great week and are ready to link up what you've been working on! I'm always blown away by the projects and recipes shared every week and am looking forward to seeing all your new posts this week!

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Thanks to all those who linked up last party. There were so many fun posts to look through!!
You are all awesome and so inspiring. I'm excited to see what you have to share this week.

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Cheesy Potato Casserole (Funeral Potatoes)

One of my favorite dishes to have for Easter dinner is this cheesy potato casserole - more commonly known around Utah as "funeral potatoes". They get that name from being served at almost always every funeral luncheon because they are easy to make, and can easily serve a crowd. So, even though these cheesy potato goodness have the reputation for being funeral-only, they are amazing when paired with with ham at Easter dinner.

Funeral potatoes are generally pretty inexpensive to make, but I found that using an app called Favado, a grocery app that shows you what is on sale at your local grocery store, helped me save big on all the items on my Easter shopping list, like ham, potatoes, eggs for dying, Easter candy, and more!

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Ingredients:
1 (32 ounce) package frozen shredded potatoes, thawed OR 4 lbs potatoes, cooked and shredded
2 (10 ounce) cans cream of chicken (or mushroom) soup
1 cup sour cream
2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
salt and pepper
Topping:
1 1/2 cups corn flakes
2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions:
  1. In a large bowl, mix together cream of chicken/mushroom soup, sour cream, cheese, butter, and a bit of salt and pepper.
  2. Stir in potatoes, and carefully mix until everything is combined. Keep in mind that if you mix the thawed potatoes too much, you'll just end up with a sort of mashed potato! Not as good, I promise!
  3. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray, and pour the potato mixture in evenly.
  4. Pour corn flakes into a gallon size Ziploc bag, and crush the flakes with a rolling pin.
  5. Pour the flake crumbs into a small bowl and add melted butter. Stir until all the crumbs are coated.
  6. Sprinkle corn flake mixture over the top of the potatoes.
  7. Cover the pan with foil and bake at 350º for 45 minutes. Uncover, then bake another 10-15 minutes until hot and bubbly. 

When you're out shopping this week for Easter, remember to download Favado to save big on your ham, your eggs to color, and other delicious ingredients you'll need for your Easter dinner! I'm also sharing an Easter savings printable full of Easter recipes from some of your favorite bloggers and a helpful grocery list:

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This post is sponsored by Favado. As always, all opinions are my own.


Easter Word Set

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I'm always so excited to share these seasonal word sets from Wood Creations with you! I had a lot of fun putting this Easter Wood Set together. There are a lot of cute Easter and Spring sets available at Wood Creations, so go check them out if you have a minute.

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Every set from Wood Creations arrives unfinished, and needs a little sanding around the edges. After some sanding, the letters were ready to be painted, and the bunny had some extra pieces to attach later.

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I used DecoArt Americana Acrylic paints on the entire set. Each letter & piece needed 2-3 coats of paint each. Any kind of brush will work fine, but I always go with the cheap sponge brushes and haven't had a problem yet! Let each coat dry completely before adding another coat, and let the last coat dry completely before moving on to the next step.

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Now for my personal favorite part - adding the glitter!! All you need is some Mod Podge (any kind will do) and fine glitter. I really love the Recollections brand (you can find it at Michaels), but any fine glitter will do the job. Keep in mind that paint can show through the glitter sometimes, so try to find a shade of glitter that closely matches your paint colors.

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Place the letter on top of a scrap piece of paper. Then, paint a medium coat of Mod Podge evenly over the front of the letter. Pour your glitter over the entire letter, making sure that all the Mod Podge is covered. Wait a minute or two, and gently tap the glitter on top of the letter to press it down into the Mod Podge. By doing this, I've found to get a little better coverage.

Carefully stand the letter up and tap it on the paper to remove any excess glitter. Repeat for all the other letters. Once you're done, let the letters dry for a few hours. Then, you can spray the fronts of all the letters with a coat or two of clear spray paint to seal the glitter on. Now your glitter shouldn't shed all over everything!!

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For the rabbit, I painted the entire rabbit with white paint and let dry. Then, I traced the body area onto a piece of polka dot scrapbook paper and cut to fit the rabbit. Paint a light coat of Mod Podge on the rabbit's body and lay the paper on top. Press all over the paper to make sure it sticks and that there aren't any bubbles. You can also add a layer of Mod Podge on top to seal & protect the paper.

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Paint and glitter the other rabbit pieces (collar and carrots) and glue them on with hot glue or E6000. Let the rabbit sit undisturbed until you are sure everything is dry. I also painted a triangle nose and inside the ears with Mod Podge and poured on some light pink glitter. Then, I used a Sharpie to add some simple eyes.

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Now the Easter letter set is complete and ready to put on display!! I absolutely love this set and can't wait to make some more last-minute Easter projects!


Family Game Night on a Budget

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Tony’s Pizza, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #tonyspizzeria http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV.

We are moving into a new home, so needless to say money is pretty tight. Now, just because we can't spend much money doesn't mean we still can't have fun! We just have to get a little more creative. Family game night has always been something we love doing together, and it that's an activity that costs almost nothing and always makes great memories.

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Game night just isn't game night without food! Snacks and drinks are a must-have and you can find your favorites for pretty cheap anywhere you go, but finding dinner is usually the tricky part. Pizza is always a favorite at our house, and it can really get costly pretty quick if you aren't careful.

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Luckily, Coupons.com has an offer on Tony's Pizza to save you even more! You can get 75¢ off two Tony's Pizzas (11.04 oz or larger) found in the Walmart frozen aisle (while supplies last).

We were pleasantly surprised by the Tony's Pizzas. Usually frozen pizza has a reputation of tasting like cardboard. We tried both the Meat-Trio Pizza and the Pepperoni Pizzas, and were impressed with the crispier, crunchier crust, and noticed there were a lot more toppings to give it a great flavor that the whole family loved!

Coming up with game ideas is probably the most challenging part of putting a family game night together. You'll need a few different options to choose from, and you might even need to think about purchasing a game or two if you don't own any. Here are a few of my go-to family game night suggestions:

1. FREE Games: Kick back and have game night like you did when you were younger! No batteries or technology needed here! Charades, pictionary, hide and seek (or lights-out hide and seek if you have older kids), Simon Says, tag, and 20 questions are just a few games that kids of all ages will have fun playing.

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2. Board & Card Games: If you own a bunch of board games, you're in luck! Choose from your collection, or have each member of the family choose a game and play each one throughout the evening. If you don't own any, don't panic. You could ask friends, family, or neighbors if they have some you could borrow. If you really want to purchase some for yourself, Walmart has great prices on all kinds of board games.

Some of our favorite board games for toddlers/small kids are games like Memory, Chutes & Ladders, Candyland, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Cooties, and Uno!

3. Video Games: Buying games to play on a console can cost a lot of money up-front, but really come in handy when you decide to have a family game night in. You can also rent video games for cheap at Redbox if you're looking for something new to play (using free Redbox codes can save you even more!).

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4. Puzzles: Puzzles are a great way to spend time together as a family. It teaches younger children that we need to all work as a team to get the job done, and it's so fun to just talk while you put puzzle pieces together. You can get puzzles for great prices just about anywhere, but I have found great quality puzzles of all different sized at the dollar store (score)!

5. Printable Games: There are literally thousands of free or incredibly inexpensive games online that you can download and print. I have a few free printable bingo games, and some memory games for the kids available here at Artsy-Fartsy Mama (check them out in the Printables tab above).

So don't stress out about family game night if money's a little tight or you are just trying to adjust your budget. It is possible to have a great night at home with all the fun (or more) of a night out on the town while saving money.

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What are your favorite games to play as a family? If you have any suggestions, please list them in the comments! We are always looking for new ideas.


16 Easy Easter Desserts

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Easter is a great time to put all that Easter candy to good use (if you haven't eaten it all yet). Today I'm sharing 16 easy recipes that will be fun to make this week, or to share after Easter dinner. A lot of the recipes are so easy that the kids can help, and I'm sure will be a hit with everyone!

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1. Oreo Bunny Pops from Inside BruCrew Life
2. Carrot Cake Roll from Crazy for Crust
3. Baked Cadbury Egg Donuts from Couponing & Cooking
4. Carrots & Dirt Cupcakes from Something Swanky
5. Easy Pretzel Toffee from Created By Diane
6. Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars from Julie's Eats & Treats
7. Cadbury Egg Fudge from Shugary Sweets
8. Easy Easter Krispie Treats from Spaceships & Laser Beams
9. Easter M&M Thumbprint Cookies‏ from Baking Beauty
10. Malt Ball Cookie Dough Bars from Shugary Sweets
11. Easy Two Bite Brownie Treats from One Little Project
12. Cookie Butter Popcorn from I Heart Nap Time
13. Cereal Treat Easter Eggs from In Katrina's Kitchen
14. Peeps & Carrots in "Dirt" Pudding Cups from A Thrifty Mom
15. Easter White Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars from I Dig Pinterest
16. Carrot Cake M&M Cookies With Cheesecake Filling from Couponing & Cooking


Double Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Using a cake mix is one of my favorite ways to save time in the kitchen. These double chocolate chip cookies are perfectly fudgy, chewy, and chocolatey, and are so quick to throw together thanks to a Devil's Food Cake mix. I make these for family parties, or when we need to take a treat to someone at the last minute, or just when we need a quick chocolate fix here at home.

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Ingredients:
1 Devil's Food cake mix
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Combine cake mix, water, butter, and egg in a large bowl.
  3. Increase mixing speed to medium, and mix for 1 minute. The dough will be thick.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Drop dough onto greased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool for 1 minute before moving cookies to cooling rack.
The cookies can stored (if you have any left) in an airtight container for 1 week, or frozen if wrapped in foil and placed in a Ziploc bag.

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker


Artsy Corner Link Party

Welcome to Artsy Corner link party! I hope you had a great week and are ready to link up what you've been working on! I'm always blown away by the projects and recipes shared every week and am looking forward to seeing all your new posts this week!

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Thanks to all those who linked up last party. There were so many fun posts to look through!!
You are all awesome and so inspiring. I'm excited to see what you have to share this week.

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DIY Barbie Couch & Chair

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I'm so excited to share my next Barbie furniture tutorial with you today! We've already covered how to make a Barbie bed, and now the dolls have a place to relax in the living room. This Barbie couch and chair are incredibly simple to make, and it goes by really quick! It's also easy to personalize the furniture with a little paint, fabric, or vinyl!

First, let me show you how to make the Barbie chair. The couch and chair basically have the same instructions, but the measurements are obviously a little different. The chair is also covered in fabric, where the couch has been painted instead.

Barbie Chair Supplies:
Bottom Piece: 1 2x4 cut at 3 inches
Side Pieces: 2 1x4 cut at 4 1/8 inches
Back Piece: 1 1x4 cut at 3 inches
Elmer's Multipurpose Spray Adhesive
Elmer's Carpenter's® Wood Glue Max®
Clamps
XACTO knife or other blade

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Once the blocks have been cut and sanded, it's time to add the fabric! No painting needed at all. Use your gift wrapping skills to wrap each side block with fabric to get a measurement for the amount of fabric you need for each block. The bottom and back pieces will just need a piece wrapped around the front & backs of the blocks - NOT the sides.

Once you have the fabric pieces cut to size, spray the front of the block with spray adhesive. Lay the block in the center of the wrong side of the fabric, and then spray the back of the block. Fold/wrap the fabric around the block as neatly as possible, and try to keep your corners looking as smooth as you can.

When all the blocks have been wrapped, assemble them like in the image above. On the back side of the side blocks, cut an "L" shape on the side and bottom edges to show the wood. Wood glue does not hold the blocks together well when there is fabric in between, so you need to keep the wood bare where you piece them together (the main reason for keeping the sides bare for the bottom/back piece).

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Add a line of wood glue on the sides of the bottom piece, and along the sides of the back piece. Turn the side pieces up, and use clamps to keep the blocks all together. Let dry at least overnight in a place where the chair will not be disturbed.

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If your corners seem to peel up or anything, just add a drop or two of fabric or super glue to hold them back down.

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Your chair should now be ready for play! Even Queen Elsa approves!

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Barbie Couch Supplies:
Bottom Piece: 1 2x4 cut at 7 1/2 inches
Side Pieces: 2 1x4 cut at 4 1/8 inches
Back Piece: 1 1x4 cut at 7 1/2 inches
Acrylic Paint
Elmer's Carpenter's® Wood Glue Max®
Clamps
Clear Polyurethane Spray Sealant
Power Tools: I used the Ryobi 18V Circular Saw and Ryobi 18V Drill, and a palm sander
I think this technique for putting the couch together is 100 times simpler than putting fabric on like the chair. While it does give a completely different look, I think I prefer this method over the fabric.

I painted each block with DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in Raw Umber. I painted about three coats on each side, letting it dry completely between coats.

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Next, add a line of wood glue on the sides of the bottom and back piece. Stand the side pieces up, and lightly press them into place. Use clamps to keep them in place at least overnight to dry.

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Once the couch is dry, give it a good coat or two of clear polyurethane spray sealant to keep the couch protected. Your Barbies (or Frozen sisters) can now relax and visit on their new furniture!!

In case you missed it, I've already shared how to make a Barbie bed and will be sharing more tutorials soon!


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