Things To Make

Cute Free Thanksgiving Turkey DIYs

Posted on November 10, 2017 by

Thanksgiving is fast approaching for those of us in the USA, so that means time for great company and great food. And crafting of course! If you’re looking for alternative ways to enjoy turkey, look no further than this list of my favorite craft DIYs for the holiday.

Since now is the ideal time to year to curl up with a blanket and do a bit of reading, why not try making Red Ted Art’s turkey bookmark? It’s an easy paper craft, and one can never have too many bookmarks.

If you’re more for baking, KawaiiSweetWorld has an adorable video on how to make turkey cupcakes. They don’t require many supplies, are a good option for baking beginners, and would make a great dessert substitute if you’re not much for traditional pies.

Free Thanksgiving DIYs

A free printable option is Wild Olive’s turkey table favors. These would make a cute addition to any Thanksgiving dinner, I think! They could be used for treats for your guests, and even something like a sweet note about why you’re thankful for that person.

A cute charm made into a bracelet or necklace adds extra flair to celebrate the day with, and aCupofCakeTV’s polymer clay kawaii turkey should fit the bill splendidly.

Too much turkey? DrawSoCute has a tutorial on how to draw a kawaii pumpkin pie slice. It would be a cute doodle to color in, or use in your planner to mark the holiday!

Let us know which of these are your personal favorite! If you decide to celebrate Thanksgiving with any of these projects, do feel free to post a photo and tag us in it; we’d love to see your works!

Super Cute Creators, Things To Eat

Vegan Dollhouse Interview

Posted on November 9, 2017 by

Vegan Dollhouse

Some people have a fear of vegan food – eek tofu! Vegan Dollhouse is making vegan treats that are almost too cute to eat. From cakes to cookies she has vegan sweets covered in cuteness!

Vegan Dollhouse

Introduce yourself! Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Robin / Vegan Dollhouse, and I like to make cute things (vegan food, clothes, etc.)

Where do you live and what’s it like there?

I live in Sunnyvale, CA (halfway between Santa Cruz and San Francisco). It’s quiet, warm, centrally located, and my neighborhood has lots of dogs to pet.

Vegan Dollhouse

What was your first experience with kawaii culture and how does kawaii inspire your work?

I have a terrible memory, so I’m not certain how/when I first discovered kawaii culture. I remember going to see a movie in SF maybe 15 years ago about a girl who worked for Baby the Stars Shine Bright, so I might have been introduced to it through friends around that time. Kawaii is in almost everything I do, from the colors I dye my hair to the tea parties I organize.

What is your favorite thing to cook/bake and why?

Oooohhh this question is so hard!!! It’s like asking someone their favorite song. I have too many! I have an intense sugar addiction, so my favorite thing is probably cake in any form.

Vegan Dollhouse

Any tips for people who want to make their food cute?

Yes, come over and make food with me! Hahaha. My advice is to go Daiso* and go to the kitchen section and buy a couple of things. They have these adorbs rice molds that you can use for soooo many things, not just rice! I use my rice molds to make teddy tater tots, teddy bear shaped quinoa bites, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Vegan Dollhouse

Where can we find you on the internet?

I’m @vegandollhouse everywhere on the internet, but I probably use Instagram the most. My recipes are all at vegandollhouse.com, and occasionally I even post about the parties that my food goes to once it leaves my dollhouse.

*If you don’t have a Daiso near you, similar items can be found at Bento&co and J-List.

(All photos by Vegan Dollhouse)

Subscription Boxes

Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box – Fall 2017

Posted on November 8, 2017 by

I recently received my second Sanrio Small Gift Crate. I’m not going to do a full review, since the Summer box review was so recent, but I thought you’d like to see what was inside this one.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box

The Fall 2017 theme is Tasty, which means lots of kawaii food items – my favourite!

Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box

This time, the box turns into an adorable fast food stall! Almost worth it just for the box.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box

I couldn’t fit it into the top photo but my favourite item is this burger apron. It’s so kawaii and really well-made and fits perfectly. I’m terrible at remembering to wear an apron but it’s hanging up in my kitchen now.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box

There were some other practical items too: a Gudetama bento box and mini cool bag. I used a bento box exactly like this (with a Totoro theme) when I had an office job – you can really fit a lot of different things in it.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box

Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box

Hello Kitty as a hot dog? Yes please. This is such a cute little plush and I love the cardboard carton.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box

This set of vinyl coasters is so colourful. I’m not sure they’re heavy enough to work as coasters, but they’re too cute not to try.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box

And the rest: Chococat fries squishy, Gudetama enamel charm and Hello Kitty magnet.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate Subscription Box

Overall, I loved this box and will be keeping the apron, plush, cool bag, squishy and maybe the coasters. My only issue this time is that my box took 24 days to be delivered AFTER arriving in the UK. Loot Crate were very helpful, and would have sent me a replacement box, but who knows where it was all that time.

Sanrio Small Gift Crate

The next box has a Sweet Dreams theme, which looks very pastel and sparkly. I’m stopping my subscription for now but I wouldn’t hesistate to recommend it if you’re a Sanrio fan. It’s a really high quality, affordable box with all-exclusive items.

Check my review of the Summer box for more information and pricing, or compare with other kawaii boxes in our Guide to Subscription Boxes.

Giveaways

nomakenolife Giveaway Winners

Posted on November 8, 2017 by

Let’s find out who wins a nomakenolife Japanese beauty box.

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Congratulations to all the winners! If you see your name above, check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us.

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If you weren’t lucky this time, you can still sign up for December’s nomakenolife beauty box which will include a Dolly Wink pink waterproof eyeliner. Get $3 off your first box with the code SUPERCUTEKAWAII.

Check back in a few hours for a new post and then we’ve got a really great run of giveaways starting next week and through to Christmas!

Most Wanted!

Most Wanted: Party Hat Wooden Animals

Posted on November 7, 2017 by

T-lab Handcarved wooden animals

I spotted these wooden animals at Omoi Zakka Shop and I love them so much. Each one is hand-carved by T-lab in Japan, which means they’re all unique and have slightly different expressions.

T-lab Handcarved wooden animals

My favourites are the dog and tortoise with party hats! It’s almost impossible to decide which one is the cutest, but I think the tortoise just wins for me. You can also buy animals that don’t like to party including a koala, raccoon and wolf.

T-lab Handcarved wooden animals

Omoi Zakka Shop are based in the USA and have a great range of Japanese stationery and gifts. They do ship worldwide but it’s very expensive so I will have to live without some party animals for now.