Card Marking, Kids Can DIY Too!

8th Birthday Card

   Materials: Blank card 'Happy Birthday' stamp x3 Inside message stamp Stamp ink pads x3 Stick on diamantés x 3 colours Metallic pencils x2 colours Scissors Craft knife Instructions: Choose 1 ink colour for each stamp and randomly stamp 'Happy Birthday' all over the front of the card. When the ink is dry, cut the… Continue reading 8th Birthday Card


Upcycled Old Drawer = Art Easel

Don't pay hundreds of dollars for an art easel - make one yourself! It also has built in storage for your art supplies.    Materials: Old wooden drawer (we got this this one for free from a house which was being renovated in our street) Saw Chisel Screwdriver  Wood glue  Hinges (1 for the lid,… Continue reading Upcycled Old Drawer = Art Easel

Tips and tricks

The Oops, the kids have been drawing on things again!

Remove pen from hard plastic surfaces easily will a little bit of Jif Cream cleaner on a cloth. I have used this in laminated surfaces and plastic toys. Just make sure you read the instructions on the bottle and don't put it on any painted / decorated surface of the toy. Was tip helpful? Let… Continue reading The Oops, the kids have been drawing on things again!

DIY, Kids Can DIY Too!

Wash Cloth Gift Bunny

Great easter gift for babies. Materials:Wash cloth2 elastic bands (even use hair elastics)Small Easter eggRibbonScissors  1. Fold wash cloth in half to make a triangle shape. 2. Start rolling from the bottom point toward the fold  3. Move the edge of the fold to the top.  4. Fold into a horseshoe shape.  5. Secure with the first elastic band.  6. Secure the… Continue reading Wash Cloth Gift Bunny


Budget Cake Board Splashback 

Waiting for other work to be done before your splashback is completed?Materials:Foil cake boards Double sided tape (removable)ScissorsMake sure the wall is clean.2. Add some doubled sided tape to the back of th cake board.3. Stick them up like tiles.Warning: I am not sure how heat resistant and flammable these are. If you would like to get… Continue reading Budget Cake Board Splashback 

DIY, Kids Can DIY Too!

Do you have any lost socks?

Then try this super easy lost sock board.Materials:Pegs (wooden for painting, or any pegs with flat sides)Strong double sided tapeColoured paperBlack markerScissorsPaint (optional)Paint brush or foam brush (optional)Instructions:1. Use a marker and coloured paper to make the signage 'Single and looking for a sole mate' and attach to the front of a cupboard using the… Continue reading Do you have any lost socks?

DIY, Wedding Decoration

Last minute gift or table centrepiece

Want to make a box of chocolates look a little more fancy?Materials:Cream filled or hollow chocolatesCellophaneContainerStick tapeWooden skewersFlorist foamScissorsInstructions: chocolate skewers1. Cut some cellophane into small squares.2. Push a skewer through the middle. Secure with sticky tape about an inch from the pointy end of the skewer.3. Push the chocolate on to the end.4. Cut… Continue reading Last minute gift or table centrepiece

DIY, Kids Can DIY Too!, Wedding Decoration

Paper Roses for your Valentine or 1st Anniversary

An inexpensive gift which will last longer than real flowers.This paper rose technique is not an original idea, but I thought it turned out rather well so I should post it.Materials:PaperGluePliers (preferably with a round nose)Instructions:1. Cut out a circle of paper2. Cut a spiral shape.3. Grip the outside edge with the pliers and roll… Continue reading Paper Roses for your Valentine or 1st Anniversary

DIY, Kids Can DIY Too!

Photo Transfer Wooden Pegs

Transfer printed images onto wooden pegs for craft projects, or grab a piece of string and use them to display your photos. Materials: Wooden pegs Photos or printed images to transfer PVA glue Water Instructions: 1. Mix some PVA glue with water. I have a 50/50 consistency. 2. Cut your photo to size and glue… Continue reading Photo Transfer Wooden Pegs

Wedding Decoration

Goblet Table Numbers

We needed some table numbers to suit our castle wedding. I got some goblets from eBay and self adhesive house numbers from the local hardware store.My plan was to put some florist foam inside and add some wire nail polish flowers (see the related post in 'Wedding Decorations') but I ran out of time and they… Continue reading Goblet Table Numbers