Start decorating your abode like a winter wonderland! The design team at Honest shows us how to make a garland of our own — inspired by Honest’s first storybook, The Little Woodsman and the Winter Fox. We love the colors of this garland because they match our nostalgic-feeling winter diaper patterns, and, just like those designs, the color scheme will look good after the holidays are over. You can of course use any color paper to customize these for your holiday celebration.
Step 1: The design team made the master leaf shape on the computer and printed it out on printer paper. From there, they traced that shape onto construction paper and cut out that leaf to be the guide for all the other leaves. Once you have the leaf stencil, repeatedly trace that shape onto your paper.
Step 2: After you trace the leaf shape as many times as possible on your pieces of construction paper, carefully cut out the leaves.
Step 3: To make the paper leaves look more like the real thing, score the center of the leaves with scoring tool. (Optional: Fold leaf in half and score evenly spaced lines into the paper at an angle if you want veins in the leaf). A scoring board was used to keep the lines even but you could also use a ruler.
Step 4: Thread needle with thread, fishing line or any other type of string.
Step 5: Feed needle through top and bottom of leaf. Repeat with the next leaf until you’ve reached the length you want for each strand.
Tell us, do you get crafty and make holiday decor this time of year? Share your projects by uploading a photo in the comments!
Get flying high on this beautiful tree swing! Made from African Walnut, this swing measures 2 inch thick by 30 inches wide and 9 inches deep. The wood is treated with a clear coat of Thompson’s Water Seale, and the rope is protected against UV rays. It’s custom made to order from Etsy seller WoodenRopeTreeSwings.
One of the coolest things about fall and winter is watching the leaves change color and decorate our lawns. One not-so-cool side effect of the falling foliage is that this natural food source for our feathered friends becomes depleted. Why not pay it forward with this Honest DIY and have some fun too? This bird feeder wreath couldn’t be simpler to make and you probably have most of the materials sitting in your pantry. And it’s not just for the birds — when finished these make a great holiday gifts for friends, relatives, and even the kid’s teachers.
Agar-Agar (vegan) or unflavored gelatin
Spoon to mix ingredients
Piece of ribbon, twine, or fabric
Dissolve 1 tablespoon of Agar-Agar (or gelatin) in 1 cup water and bring to a boil. If using Agar-Agar make sure you bring it to a rapid boil, as it will not set properly if it does not get hot enough.
Fold in 2 cups of birdseed and stir until evenly mixed and coated.
Spray Bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray if needed. Scoop the mixture into the pan and press into mold. If you don’t have a Bundt pan already try your local thrift store or flea market, or pay a visit to grandma’s house!
Watch while your new friends come to feast! The kids will love to see all of the different birds that pay a visit and you’ll love the delight it brings to your yard!
Feel free to spruce-up these simple guidelines by adding other natural flair like cranberries, holly, and baby pine cones. You can even experiment with other pan shapes, mini Bundt molds (perfect for ornament size), or make your own makeshift Bundt with a pie pan and inverted tumbler. Get creative – the options are endless!
Cuddle up with your little one and read the tale of The Little Woodsman & The Winter Fox — Honest’s first book. This 24-page softcover book tells the story of a little boy (the woodsman) who misses his adorable fox. Subscribers will receive the book as part of their Diapers & Wipes Bundle.
This sweet story coincides with the recent unveiling of our Winter diaper patterns. There are three winter-themed patterns: Winter Fox, Axes, and Evergreens.
Our design team wanted patterns that reflect the season without being holiday specific, so Honest babies can wear these diapers all winter long. The team took inspiration from the 1940s stop motion Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the nostalgic winter scenery in that film, then combined that imagery with modern aesthetics.
Honest co-founder Jessica Alba always envisioned incorporating stories into our products, so the Honest design team decided to make the fox diaper pattern come alive with a story. It truly was a passion project for our design team who worked long hours to translate the design into a special children’s tale — they wrote the book, made the props, took the photos, as well as sewed the fox by hand, all in addition to creating the diaper patterns themselves.
In the coming weeks, we’ll teach you how to make crafts inspired by The Little Woodsman & The Winter Fox. Keep a look out for some fun DIY tutorials on how to make a Winter Fox of your own, the garland featured in the book, and other surprises!
All Honest subscribers will receive the book regardless of the patterns they select (but we hope you select our Winter patterns!). If you’re not a subscriber, you can download the book here.
What are your favorite bedtime stories? Tell us in the comments.
We’re feeling nostalgic over this traditional bike bell. Made in Osaka, Japan, this bell fits handlebars between 22 mm-24 mm, which is pretty much most bikes. You can order it in silver alloy, brass, or copper. This timeless design will add some old-school flair to your ride! The Crane Karen Spring Strike Bell is available at Adeline Adeline.