DIY, Kids Can DIY Too!

Kids Felt Pocket Activities for Easter

  Keep the kids entertained with 'Felt Pocket' activities. These 3 games fit into one small pocket sized bag and would be a good travel activity.    To make the pocket: Cut a rectanglar piece of felt and fold it in half. Stitch down 2 sides starting from the folded edge. Turn the felt inside out… Continue reading Kids Felt Pocket Activities for Easter

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Memory Jar – Wedding Anniversary Gift

   Keep memories of your marriage alive for years to come with this simple and inexpensive memory jar. I wrote the poem which reads: This first year of marriage has been so special and is the start of many more, I am excited to imagine the future we have in store. The traditional first anniversary gift… Continue reading Memory Jar – Wedding Anniversary Gift

Kids Can DIY Too!

Easy Fathers Day Card

   Materials: Blank card Pencil Eraser Stanley knife Coloured paper  Scissors  Glue Alphabet stamps Black ink pad Instructions: 1. Draw the 'D A D' lettering on to the card and cut out the edges with the Stanley knife.    2. Erase any left over pencil marks. 3. Cut out coloured paper to fit over the… Continue reading Easy Fathers Day Card

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!, 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

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

DIY, Kids Can DIY Too!

Water Droplet Canvas Art in 2 Steps

Grab a glass of water to make these great paint effects.Materials: (All available from discount stores)Framed canvas x 3Water based paint in 3 complementary coloursPaint brush Glass of waterInstructions:1. Paint the canvas in one of the colours.2. Before it is dry drop water onto the canvas using the paint bush. That's it! Repeat with the other 2 colours… Continue reading Water Droplet Canvas Art in 2 Steps

Wedding Decoration

DIY Wedding Wine Charms / Napkin Rings / Alternative to Name Placecards

Wedding guests won't lose their glasses with these easy and cost effective charms.They are also a nice keepsake for your friends and family.Try using photos or get bigger frames and use them as an alternative to name place cards.Materials:Heart pendant frame (eBay http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=150760804557 )Wine charm rings (also from eBay) Jump ringsCrafters acrylic - I used Kaiser 3… Continue reading DIY Wedding Wine Charms / Napkin Rings / Alternative to Name Placecards

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Frames that Rock!

Grab some coloured rocks and stones and make a decorative frame.You can put just about anything in it.Materials:Picture frame(s) with room to put things insideStones of different shapes and coloursGlass stonesStones with words written on them. Or anything else you would like to feature.Masking tapeScissors I made these a number of years ago, so unfortunately I… Continue reading Frames that Rock!

Wedding Decoration

Nail Polish + Wire = Floral Table Centrepiece

Looking for a cheap table centrepiece which does not obstruct your guests view? Make a nail polish flower wreath which matches your theme colours. Make matching hair pins for bridesmaids or flower girls.