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How to make mini succulent planters

Polymer Clay Mini Planters

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I’ve been propagating baby succulents from the plants in my garden and thought it would be fun to make little mini planters to display them in. If you’ve never propagated succulents you can find some easy instructions here. I had a little bit of polymer clay leftover from a couple of projects in my soon to be released craft book,…

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folding paper dollhouse

Papercraft: Folding Paper Dollhouse

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There is a marvellous world of dollhouses out there. Some are elaborate with many fine details, right down to the plumbing and electric lighting. Some are factory plastic production runs. Others are homemade and easily put together with nothing more than a couple of tissue boxes or even Lego. All dollhouses are beautiful in their own right. The beauty lies…

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DIY: Poison Ivy Cosplay

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Yep it’s Comic-Con season at Casa My Poppet! For the last couple of weeks I’ve been busy working my crafty mummy magic transforming a pile of ordinary craft supplies into a cosplay costume worthy of meeting Emma’s high expectations. Every year the planning on her part seems to start earlier and earlier, I can’t even count the number of very…

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Kids Craft: Pom Pom Pineapple

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Ok, I admit it – I’m a little pineapple obsessed. Even though it might be winter here as I create this fruity tutorial, I am dreaming of warm summer days and big bowls of fresh fruit salad. Besides being a lovely reminder of summer days this little project is a great craft activity for the school holidays and super easy…

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Make in a day - crafts for kids book - By My Poppet

I made a book! Presenting Make in a Day – Crafts for Kids

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Guess what I’ve been up to? Making a craft book, that’s what! It’s called Make in a Day: Crafts for Kids and it’s available to pre-order now on Amazon. What’s in Crafts for kids? “Fifteen projects with step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations include a dreamcatcher, painted plant pot, leather treasure pouch, felt pennant flag, and other decorative and practical items….

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Knitted slipper pattern

Knitted Pom Pom Slippers

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It’s slipper season! The temperature has dipped all of a sudden in Melbourne and our toes are feeling chilly. Emma’s feet are so big now that she has grown out of kid’s sized slippers, I can’t find any to fit her (I’ve looked everywhere), so  I thought it was time to dive into my yarn stash and knit her a…

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Printable Easter Egg coloring page

Printable: Easter Colouring Page

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If you are looking for something to keep the kids, (and even the adults), entertained over the Easter break, why not try some colouring in! I’ve hand drawn this floral Easter egg design with plenty of patterns for those who enjoy intricate colouring. You can download my PDF colouring page and print out as many copies as you like for…

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Easter Egg Button Art

Kids Craft: Easter Egg Button Art

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Easter is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start thinking about what crafty adventures you and the kids are going to get up to these Easter holidays. Our colourful button DIY project will make the perfect decor accessory for your Easter celebrations. (It’s also a great way to use that big jar of buttons you’ve been squirreling  away…

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Crochet Easter Eggs in Cotton Yarn

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It’s nearly Easter time and when American Yarns invited me to try out their colourful assortment of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarns, a carton of rainbow hued Crochet Easter Eggs instantly sprung to mind. I’ve used cotton yarn in the past both for knitting and crochet and really enjoy working with it. Mostly my experience has been with 4ply…

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How to make a yarn tassel - mypoppet.com.au

Quick Craft: 2 Minute Yarn Tassel

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Yarn tassels are a fun and easy way to add a finishing touch to knitting and crochet projects. They are super quick to make, and look great on the corners of throws and shawls, on hats instead of a pom pom, or on the ends of belts and ties. I’ve just recently finished a crocheted poncho for Emma with a…

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