DIY

Hanna + Friends: Printable V-Day Cards

Perfect for Valentines Day card sharing at school!

In celebration of love and our Hanna + Friends Valentines day Long Johns, we made something extra-special for you. An easy-peasy printable sheet with Hanna Valentine's day cards on it. Just print in your printer at home, cut them out and let the kids write little notes to all their school friends. Shop Hanna jammies here and download the Valentine’s printable below ♥

Valentines Day Printable Cards for Kids
Valentines Day Printable Cards for Kids

Because our character friends are extra-special in every way, we have ©Disney Mickey Mouse printables too. The kids love their ©Disney Mickey Mouse jammies, so we made Valentine's day even easier with a Hanna + Friends Printable too! 

If you print and share on valentines day, show us! Tag @happyhannas and use #ilovemyhannas to share the love on this extra lovely day! 

V-day Printable Card
Valentines Disney Printable Card

Last Minute Christmas Tree

In a pinch to get christmas going? A last minute Christmas tree DIY might be just the right idea. Whether you’re looking for a tree alternative, or in a crunch to get holiday-ready, a DIY christmas tree with garland is easy to put together and is super cute too!

We used our green hand knit flag garland to whip up a simple, festive, criss-cross tree that doesn’t take up any space on the floor! 

 Last Minute Christmas Tree Alternative 

Last Minute Christmas Tree Alternative 

If you missed the last ship date to get your special ones a gift from Hanna, visit your nearest Hanna store, (locations here). Or, a send super fast gift - a Hanna E-Gift card!  

 

Wooden Flag Pennant DIY

One of the best things about photoshoots is getting to work with talented people who bring so much spark and creativity to the room. On our fall shoot for Hanna Home, our prop stylists Dane Holweger and Margo Latka helped us create (among other things) this awesome and fun wooden flag pennant. It's the perfect piece to add whimsy to any space, but it's particularly wonderful for a kid's room. Here's what you need to make your own below!


Materials:

- paint (several colors)
- cups/mason jars for paint
- a ruler
- string
- grommets
- grommet pilers
- box cutter blade
- pencil
- cardboard (template)
- scrap cardboard
- thin scrap birch/wood

 

1. Cut a triangle template from the cardboard. Use the template to trace onto the wood, then cut out the triangles using the blade. Once you’re done, lay out your grommets.

2. Use the grommet pliers to punch holes at the top two corners of you triangles. Once you’re done, pour paint into individual cups (fill about 3/4), then dip the tip of your triangles into the colors of your choice.

3. Lay out your triangles to dry on a scrap piece of cardbard. Once they’re dry, string them together by pulling the string away from you in the first hole, then towards you through the second hole. 

 
 

Enjoy your flag pennant! And don't forget to check out our new Fall Hanna Home line (including Queen sheets!) launching online in only 5 more days.

 

Playhouse Bed Frame DIY

If you've already tackled the first DIY from our Fall Hanna Home shoot than you might be ready for something a little bit more labor-intensive. Our prop stylist Dane has an extra special project up his sleeves for you: A Playhouse Toddler-Size Bed Frame! Not for the tool-averse, this project offers challenges and rewards. We recommend an extra set of hands to hold lumber in place and help out with the trickier steps! Here’s what you need to make your own below:


Materials:

- 2 x 2 x 8 wood blocks
- minter saw
- a ruler
- drill
- elmers glue
- wide paint brush
- hammer
- measuring tape
- brackets
- nails 
- varnish

1. Gather tools and materials pictured above. (Please note: The board feet of lumber will depend on the exact size of your toddler’s mattress and height of your house). Cut (4) 42” vertical 2x2 posts to stand at each corner.

2. Cut 2x2 pieces to create the frame around the bed attaching to the vertical posts at the corners. Pre-drill holes just smaller than your 3” wood screws making sure to put one screw above the other so they don’t hit where they cross. This is an important place to have help stabilizing the corner posts.

3. Attach steel corner brackets to keep things sturdy. Cut 2x2 pieces to go between the posts at the top (same length as pieces directly below. Pre-drill and attach. Steel brackets at these corners too. Attach (2) pieces of 2x2 to form a 90 degree angle for each end of the house. Hold these corners up to the end of the house with the peak centered and mark where they line up with the outside edges of the house.

4. Mitre cut at these marks and attach the roof pieces by pre-drilling before putting in the screw. One piece of 2x2 left to insert between the 2 peaks and the house is finished. For stability I would now cut 1x3 slats at the bottom evenly spaced with about 2” of space between each.

5. Good wood glue should be applied at all wood joins! And steel corner brackets should be installed at all 90 degree joints. Sand and clear coat with a water based non toxic finish.

 

Enjoy your cool new playhouse bed frame!