Little Heros Launch

We are so excited to launch our new campaign Little Heros! We encourage children to volunteer their time in their communities and we would like to cheer them on! We'll be highlighting a Little Hero once a month on our blog so if you have a great kiddo we should know about please email us at ideas@olivejuice.com with the subject line Little Heros. Pass along you your friends and family!


Summer Outfits

We're loving the hot weather! We've put together three looks that will take your tot from morning to night...

Pom Pom Ponytail

We welcome Ava as our new hair post contributor! Today she's showing us how to do a fun pom pom ponytail do!

For this tutorial you will need a handful of pom pom beads, clear fishing line, two hair bands and a brush.

Start by brushing the hair back and gathering it into a high pony tail.

Once gathered, push the clear fishing line through the band and secure with a knot.

Section the hair into three and with the first pass of the braid add a pom pom. 

Braid another section and string the second pom pom.  

Continue braiding the hair and adding a pom pom with the start of a new pass. 

Once you reach the bottom of the braid, secure it with a band. Tie the fishing line to the bottom band and trim off the excess line. 

All finished! Thank you to Ava and her sister Sabrina! Look for more of Ava's tutorials in our upcoming posts. 

Ava is wearing the the Ona Frock dress in Sunburst.

Sabrina is wearing the Baby doll top in Teal and the summer skirt in Yellow Stripe.

Pillows provided by Little Pincushion Studio.

Father's Day Tie Pin

We found a little friend to teach you how to make a fun tie pin for your Papa!

Here's what you'll need:

1. Perler fuse beads in assorted colors

2. Assorted shape pegboards 

3. Iron- we got the mini  here 

4. Hot glue gun and sticks (cool setting)

5. Earring post and backs

6. Fuse paper (you can use non-stick parchment paper)

Step 1:

To make the fox, follow the pattern in the image below. Place the beads in the correct order on your square pegboard. 

Step 2:

Place the parchment paper on top of the fox. Place the iron on top of the paper and gently press for about 5- 10 seconds. If you find that the beads have not fused together, iron again for a few more seconds. Be careful, the beads can get very fused and the design may distort. 

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Step 3:

Once it is fused, you'll find that the design sticks to the paper. Gentle lift it off and flip it over. You will now do the exact same thing on the other side.

Step 4:

Get a grown up to place a little dollop of hot glue on the back of the fox and push the earring post into the glue.

Hurray you are finished! We've even made a card for you to decorate and add your pin to! 

Click here for the link to the card PDF.  Get creative and make your own designs!

Little Lola is wearing the Liberty Print Annie dress