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Babushka, Babushka, Babushka, Ya Ya

By Partycraftsecrets @partycraftsecrt
Babushka, Babushka, Babushka, Ya YaIt's no secret that Babushka (or Russian nesting) dolls are in fashion; they're on everything from wrapping paper to t-shirts, bed linen to wall art.  Well here's a craft project to make on a shoestring that takes less than 10 minutes to make, and fits the totally-cute trend.  
My daughter Mimi received many, many, beautiful presents at her birthday party, and as I have blogged before, they were all wrapped in pretty paper, which I reused in part to make a scrapbooking page to commemorate the day.  She also received presents in little gift bags; the sort with patterned sides and two rope handles at the top.  One of the bags had a pretty babushka (or martyoshka) doll print on it.  It was just too pretty to toss, and too pretty to on-gift, so I decided to get crafty.
  • To make it a funny family art piece, all I had to do was cut one side off, retaining the rope handle on the side I was going to use.
  • Using a craft knife I then cut 4 circle faces out of the print (if you don't own one - don't buy one - they are dangerous - instead, simply pop a hole in the center of the faces with a pin and then with tiny scissors snip the inner circle out)
  • Once the holes are cut, you can slide photos behind them, and find one of each family member that suits the hole, it won't be perfect, but that's half the fun.
  • Tape the photos onto the back of the bag.
  • Hang the fun family art project on the wall! 

Free, fun, family-friendly - fabulous!

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