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{diy crinkle tag toy}


What’s up with babies’ obsessions with tags?
Forget about the stuffed animals — it’s the tag on their butts that’s keeping babies’ attention for what feels like hours at a time. They get closely inspected; turned over, touched with those tiny fingers, looked at and sucked on. Fun, right? ;)

Almost as much fun as anything that makes noise!

So, of course the first thing I created when we unpacked my sewing equipment after moving to the new apartment, was a crinkle tag toy.


I found these pieces of fabric and scrap ribbons in my stock pile and raided an out of date first aid kit
for an emergency blanket.

Emergency blankets makes for the best crinkle material in my opinion:
a great noise-maker and not easy to tear!


Cute wales on one..


..and dots on the other!


Ella loves her new toy! It’s already been a life saver on smaller road trips
or when the chores just don’t want to wait any longer.


crinkle_toy-1 crinkle_toy-2 crinkle_toy-3 crinkle_toy-4

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  • Reply
    Janet Vinyard
    Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 at 09:15 PM

    Hi Vanessa, What a creative idea! Your instructions are so nice and understandable, too. Well done! Blessings, Janet

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    Amy Birgit Kausch
    Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 at 09:44 PM

    das war/ist eine superschöööööne idee!!!
    liebste grüße :-)

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    Angie @ ambient wares
    Wednesday August 24th, 2016 at 02:45 AM

    Love this! I’m always looking for things I can make my nieces and nephews and this is perfect for the littlest one. Thank you! Pinning &Sharing!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday August 24th, 2016 at 10:03 PM

      Thank you so much for your comment-love, Angie!
      I am sure the littlest niece or nephew will love it as much as Ella!
      XO’s from Germany,

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    Mrs. T
    Wednesday August 24th, 2016 at 03:37 PM

    Fantastic idea! Love it, and the tutorial is so nice and clear. Thanks for sharing!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday August 24th, 2016 at 10:05 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :)
      I’m happy to hear your like the tutorial and project!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Sunday August 28th, 2016 at 08:18 PM

    That’s perfect!
    My nephew is the same.…gimme a tag and I’ll be happy!
    I’ll be attempting this project soon!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday August 29th, 2016 at 08:20 PM

      I’m so happy to hear you’re gonna give this little project a try! ;)
      I am pretty sure your nephew is gonna love his new toy!
      XO! Vanessa

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    keri @ shaken together
    Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 02:16 AM

    This is adorable — LOVE your fabric choices and the ribbon! Bet that sweet baby girl has a ball with it!

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    Alicia Owen
    Tuesday August 30th, 2016 at 04:32 AM

    What a cute idea! Seems relatively simple too. Babies are obsessed with the most random things. My 7 month old’s current favorite “toy” is a cardboard tag from big sister’s cloth undies. Yep.…

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday September 1st, 2016 at 10:07 PM

      Haha, I know! No need to buy expensive toys for the little ones. They find the things they like around the house anyways. ;)
      Have a fantastic day!
      XO’s from Germany, Vanessa

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    Friday October 7th, 2016 at 09:54 PM

    Ohh, warum kenne ich deine Seite denn noch nicht? Supersüß. Wird gleich abonniert. So viel Mühe, die du dir mit den Anleitungen gibst. Bin gespannt.
    LG Steffi

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Friday October 7th, 2016 at 10:07 PM

      Ich freue mich Dich auch auf meinem Blog begrüßen zu dürfen! :)
      So lange blogge ich noch nicht auf Deutsch; muss mich erstmal mit den “Markt” hier vertraut machen. Naja, und Mama bin ich auch erst seit 10 Monaten. Also alles noch Neuland. Hehe
      Ganz liebe Grüße,

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