Showing posts with label Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crafts. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Up-Cycled Jewellery/Trinket Box..


This has to be my favourite upcycled/recycled/crafty project to date. 

A box I had some scarf's delivered in...

 Cover in some Cath Kidson red polka dot material, ribbon, sticky pretend diamond jewels some paper flowers, red buttons and glue.


It did start off as a jewellery box for my daughter..

But now is proudly in my hallway as a trinket box...

On my New Shoe Cabinet...


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Autumn With Tots 100 And Bostik Family Craft Bloggers Pack ...


Thanks to 'Tots 100 And Bostik' for our Family Craft Bloggers Pack this month. We have been getting very Autumn style, crafty this week.

We were lost for ideas with this months parcel and then the ideas just kept flowing in from nowhere!!

Well I actually dreamt of one idea, then that lead to another one..

I am in the middle of a kitchen make over for Christmas, so we decided to get our some things ready for our Autumn table. 


I can not wait to finish my kitchen now to see all our crafty things on display..


No Halloween is complete with a spider or two. 

We are not to fond of the scary type so we went for a cute one with big eyes!!

What we did~

Place lots of glue the polystyrene ball with the Bostik glue pen.

Cover with orange tissue paper. then more glue and a piece of black tissue paper for hair.

Get 4 pipe cleaners and tie in middle with some ribbon.

Bend the pipe cleaners for the knees in the legs.

Use 2 Bostik glue dot to stick the legs on top of the head.

Stick 2 big eyes in the middle...


Don't you just love the Christmas snow globes? 

This was the idea for Halloween one.

I found some prunes a year out of date in the cupboard, so now to be a complete waste the Halloween globe was created.

Wash a old jar a lid out.

Half fill with water.

Place beads and glitter inside.

Find a Halloween toy.

(I used this sweet little Halloween bucked my daughter brought about 6 from the pound shops later week)

Place toy inside.

Fill to top with water.

Place lid on and dry off any water.

Stick around lid with strong tape.

I used duck tape.

Cut out a round piece of felt to hid lid and tape.

Wrap some different colour wool around felt on lid to keep in place.

I never stuck it as I would not have got more water in. The bucket moves around which makes it more fun trryng to make it stand up again...


I love this time of year for having lots of candles around the house for display.

My new table centre piece..

I picked this vase up from Ikea last week..£1.00 what a bargain!?!

Placed some old Christmas candles in the middle for display.

Fill the jar with some dried pasta around the candles.

Stick the leaves on with a few Bostick glue spots on each leave. 

Then tie some garden twine around.


Love a bit of up-cycling!!

An old beetroot jar, cleaned out.

Stick the leaves on with a few Bostik glue spots on each leave. 

Then tie some garden twine around.

Glue some ribbon with the glue spots around the top.


A boring candle with a bit of a makeover...

All I did was stick the leaves on with a few Bostik glue spots on each leave. 

Then tie some garden twine around.


Love this idea...

Laminated place mats...

My dad borrowed me his laminate to cover over Parkrun tickets to stop them from ripping. 

So I tried to laminate a few of the leaves.

I was pleasantly surprise with the result. 

The picture does not do these justice. 

I want a laminar now!!


About this post-

We got send a lovely parcel of fun things to share our crafty work. All thoughts on the post are my honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...


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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Shoe Cabinet For Under £30.00...

Having a large family, hiding all the shoes away can be a big task. I have been looking for ages for a big shoe rack that looks nice and tidy, holds lots of shoes and is trendy in the hallway too.

Having broken our last shoe rack how could I add all our shoes onto the little shelves that you see in the shops?

On a trip to Ikea, I came up with this idea.

A book case, some material and a curtain rod...

And this is what I made~








I have now finished all the papering, painting and the carpet is fitted in the hallway.

 It looks amazing...

Will update more pictures soon..

Next job ...

The kitchen ...

Eek...

Vine....



P.s I have got a comfortable just over 50 pairs of shoes on here!!

Mostly mine and my daughters with a few size 10's boots and a pair of wellies...


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Rainy Day Crafts..



As it was pouring down with rain all day Sunday, we thought it would be the perfect time to stay inside and catch up on some crafting projects. Thankfully we had something new and exciting to do, as this months crafty parcel challenge from Bostik and Tots 100 had arrived earlier in the week.


My daughter wanted no help in making this months things. She wanted to make something all by herself and it was going to be a big surprise at the end. 

Great I can cook Sunday dinner whist she got crafting!?! 'I thought'

5 minutes later... "mum can you help!"

"What can we make?"




First up my daughter designed a pencil pot, so she can stop losing all her pencils!?! 

This was an easy one to start with as we had a tube already and it just needed some fun hearts and a cupcake sticking on.


Everything at the minute is all about baby Oleg. We made him a new bag to be carried around in and a new bed as the old one got broken.

Baby Oleg bag~

What you need ~

  • A plain bag
  • Some material
  • Some sew simple Bostik glue
  • Some fun letters, numbers and picture stickers
  • Scissors

What we did~
  1. Lay the bag flat.
  2. Cut material to size.
  3. Glue the material down with the sew simple glue and leave to dry.
  4. Stick the letters, number and pictures on.
Lastly we made baby Oleg and grub a new bed

What we used~
  • The box our crafty pack got delivered in
  • Material
  • Sew simple Bostik glue
  • Scissors
What we did~
  1. Cut around the box leaving one side high up for cot behead.
  2. cut material for bed head and blanket
  3. Stick bed head material down, leave to dry.
  4. Place baby Oleg inside and cover with blanket.




About this post-

We got send a lovely parcel of fun things to share our crafty work. All thoughts on the post are my honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...


Sunday, 15 June 2014

My First Dress : I Made...


I have finally finished making my first ever dress!!

I brought some different material from Ikea with my birthday money last month with the idea to make 3 fun skirts.


I started making this dress with the intentions of making a maxi skirt.

Being a little worried I would make it to small or to short,

I made it to wide and too long for a skirt!!


Oh well!!

I like it better as a dress!?!

What do you think?


I am loving this pattern on the material.

60's or 70's era?

Amazing, how it is only £4.00 a metre.


With the elastic I picked up from Hobbycraft the dress cost me less than £5.00 to make.


Now I need somewhere fun to wear it...

Happy Sunday...

Thanks for stopping by...

Don't forget to come back later and share what has got you creative this week :)

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Up-cycled Girls Shorts, A Necklace And What To Do With A Pinchy Bracelet...


With this months crafty parcel challenge from Bostik and Tots 100 we have gone all girly. 

When I was wondering what we could make this month my daughter was putting on her jeans. "Mum they are to short" she shouted. "Try another pair on" I replied. 'These are to short too' !!


All of last years jeans were to small (lucky I had just brought her some new ones). 

I know, we can cut the legs off to make shorts, I told her. She just gave me that look and walked off into the room. 

Off I went upstairs chopped off the legs half way up, rolled them over a few times for effect and sprinkled beads and sequins over. The shouted her upstairs. 

Wow she said, these look great...

Yeah I finally got her attention...

But it was left to mum to sew them all on..




I have had this bracelet years now but for some reason it pinches the hairs on my arm and sometimes my skin. It is so uncomfortable to wear I simply stopped wearing it altogether. I think it catches around the 2 bits pointed out below so I did something that has stopped it pinching...



I simply screwed a bead onto the bottom on added a few charms, another bead and screwed another one onto the top on. So far so good, not pinching....



And my daughter made and designed her own necklace...

About this post-

We got send a lovely parcel of fun things to share our crafty work. All thoughts on the post are my honest opinion and I was not paid for this post...

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Coat Hanger Jewellery Organiser...

Yeah summer is here and it is time to get those pretty necklaces and sunglasses out...

Do You have anywhere to put them?

No?

Why not make some Coat Hanger Jewellery Organiser?

I now have somewhere cool to keep all my fun sunglasses..




What you need-
  • Wooden coat hangers ( I picked a pack of 3 up from the pound shop).
  • Mod podge.
  • Red glitter.
  • Old pot and brush for mixing glitter and glue.
  • Strong glue.
  • 12 various sized heart buttons.
  • 3 heart tags.
  • Polka dot ribbon.





What to do-
  • In an old pot mix some mod podge glue with the red glitter (enough to cover 3 hangers).
  • Paint the glitter glue all over the front of the 3 coat hangers and leave to dry.
  • Cut pieces of ribbon and make them into bows.
  • With strong glue stick bows on to the heart tags.
  • Once coat hangers are dry place heart tags over the top of the coat hangers and glue on the backs of the hearts, to hold the tags into place.
  • With the strong glue, stick heart buttons on.




What do you think?

Now I can find my sunglasses, necklaces and scarf's...


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