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KIDS CRAFT

Projects that kids can make
Mids century ceramic dish Kids Craft DIY

Kids Craft: Mid Century Ceramic Hand Dish

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I’m a big fan of Mid-Century ceramics, I especially like the textures and vibrant colours that came out of the Bitossi* studio in the 50’s and 60’s. I’m yet to acquire an piece for my growing mid century ceramic collection, but I think these Bitossi inspired hand shaped dishes Emma has created for me are much better than any original….

Diy Mini Easter Baskets from Paper cups

Paper Cup Easter Baskets

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Easter is only a couple of weeks away, and the supermarket aisles seem to be laden with chocolate temptations. I couldn’t resist and had to buy some cute Easter treats, purely for crafting purposes of course! I can’t reveal how many chocolate eggs were consumed during the making of these Paper Cup Easter Baskets. I’ve always tried to create projects…

UPCYCLE, RECYCLE & REFASHION

Do something nice for the planet

PROJECTS THAT INVOLVE FABRIC OR SEWING

Fire up the sewing machine

PROJECTS THAT INVOLVE PAPER

Get those scissors snipping

PROJECTS THAT INVOLVE YARN & WOOL

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Coil + Crochet Rainbow Basket DIY on MyPoppet.com.au/Makes

Coil + Crochet Rainbow Basket DIY

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Little baskets are so handy for corralling small miscellanea that seem to end up all over the house, you can never have too many. I’ve created some lovely rainbow hued ones with a simple coil basket making technique, but instead of weaving I’ve used crochet which makes the process go a lot faster. There baskets were actually an experiment in…

French Knitted roap coaster DIY

French Knitted Knotted Coasters

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French Knitting (or Dolly Knitting) is usually is usually the first foray into knitting that most of us have had as kids. Do you remember making long lengths of long knitted cords and then thinking  “What do I do with these now?”. It’s a question I get asked all the time, so being a crafty sort of gal I thought…

SEASONAL CRAFT

Christmas, Easter, Halloween & more
cake topper DIY instructions

Easy Heart Garland Cake Topper

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Cake toppers are a simple way to add extra ‘pizazz’ to a cake whether it be home made or store bought. This week Elle from Cherry and Me, shows us how she made this Easy Heart Garland Cake Topper for her daughter’s birthday cake. Cherry and I love getting crafty together and thought it would be super fun to bake…

Furniture & Decor Makeovers

Snaz up your digs
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Upcycle Style: Suitcase Dollhouse for Samsonite’s Suitcase Amnesty

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Sponsored by Nuffnang What can you do with an old suitcase? That’s the question that Samsonite wants us all to think about. If you have old suitcases collecting dust in the shed or under the bed, it’s time to dust them off and enter the Samsonite Suitcase Amnesty. It’s time to get repurposing and upcycling to turn those old cases…

Printable crafts, Posters & colouring pages

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Bead & Jewellery craft

Make your own unique jewellery and other things with beads
How to make a gingham pattern Jewelry tray from pearler beads mypoppet.com.au

DIY: Gingham Jewellery Tray

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I really love the bold graphic contrast of Black & White gingham fabric, I use it a lot in my sewing projects but thought it would be fun to experiment with how the pattern would translate to other materials. I’ve made these cute and practical jewellery trays from Perler beads inspired by my love of gingham, they are the perfect…

watermelon and pineapple keyring with key chain craft DIY easy

DIY Gift Idea: Fun Fruit Keyrings

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Christmas hasn’t even arrived and I’m all ready day dreaming about summer holidays. Whilst our northern hemisphere friends are rugging up and preparing for a snowy Christmas, down here in OZ we will be cooling off in the pool and enjoying fresh tropical fruit. In the spirit of embracing all things summer I’ve designed these Fun Fruit Keyrings from Hama/Perler…

VIDEO TUTORIALS

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DIY PROJECTS FOR PLAY

Fun things to make and play with
pipe cleaner weaving kids craft

Kids Craft: Pipe Cleaner Weaving

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The other day Emma asked me if she could do some sewing. Hooray! After watching me stitch she is finally taking an interest in trying it herself. She described to me in detail how she would push the ‘very sharp’ needle in the fabric and not get hurt because she is ‘a big girl now and knows how to do…

Aussie Animals Fun

Aussie Animals Fun

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This is a Sponsored Post Looking for a way to make grocery shopping with the kids fun? Dress them as a kangaroo of course! Today we headed to our local Woolworths store to do some shopping and check out their new Aussie Animals collector cards. In partnership with the Taronga Conservation Society, Woolworths has launched an exclusive collection of educational…

Projects your can wear

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refashion a shirt into a girl's swing top mypoppet.com.au

The Thrifty Kid – Tightrope Top (or How to make a Swing Top from a Shirt)

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With Spring well on it’s way here in Melbourne, it’s time to start thinking about Emma’s summer wardrobe. This Swing Top that I’ll be showing you how to make today, is one of my quick ‘go to’ refashion designs when Emma needs something a little nicer than a t-shirt to wear. It’s really so easy to make, and the flowing,…