I’ve been having an awesome time sending ‘snail mail’ to a heap of new pen pals in the last few weeks. Writings words on paper seems much more tangible than this virtual world I seem to inhabit sometimes. Creating something for no other reason than to make someone happy has helped me out of a creative rut that has slowly snuck up on me without my noticing.
But as much as I’m enjoying the standard envelope and note paper scenario, I wanted to post something that reflects my quirky personality. Yes, a giant hamburger! And why not, it’s within the size limit of an Australia Post large letter so it will get anywhere domestically with just two stamps. I wish I could see the postman’s face when he (or she) delivers this.
Giant postcard making is a fun kids craft activity too, and you probably already have all the supplies at hand. Read on to see how Emma and I spent a fun afternoon…
On our recent trip to Japan I couldn’t resist picking up a colourful assortment of washi tapes. Emma loves to use them to stick up her artwork around the house, but unfortunately she is a little heavy handed and some of my favourite designs are nearly running out. In an effort to resolve the disappearing washi tape ‘situation’ I created some pretty washi tape magnets from unwanted advertising magnets that were just cluttering up the fridge.
Those advertising magnets just seem to multiply, where so they all come from?
I salvaged the strongest and largest ones for this project and the rest went in the bin.
The fridge looks much happier now with cute reusable magnets that look like pieces of tape.
Easter is nearly upon us, only a few more sleeps before Mrs Bunny comes to visit. If you’ve been a bit disorganised and haven’t had time to make or buy a gift, here is a quick and easy last minute project that you can whip up in just a few minutes.
Make this Easter Greeting Card with scraps of pretty gift wrapping paper. You can even use vintage wallpaper or pieces of fabric to make it really unique. I’ve included the bunny face printable and instructions for resizing.
I’m really enjoying these Easter paper craft projects and coming up with cute simple ideas for using my Bunny Face Printable. So far I’ve shown you how to make a Bunny Takeaway Box and Easy Bunny Garland, today I’ve made a couple of projects that are perfect to make your Easter table setting really special.
With just one small variation you can make either a Bunny Egg Cup or a Bunny Napkin Ring. Both are really quick and simple to make, and if you are having an Easter lunch or party, why not write your guest’s name on the bunny’s ear and use them as a place marker. (more…)
Remember the Bunny Takeaway Box DIY and printable I created the other week? It was such a cute easy project that I thought it would be fun to expand on it and use the printable design in a few different ways leading up to Easter. The idea was to think outside the box (gettit!) and encourage you to get creative with a simple printable motif, in this case our cute little bunnies.
I’ll be showing you four projects that you and the kids can easily make over the coming week, and also a clever little trick that will help you resize this (or any other printable page) to make four cute Easter themed projects.
Today I’ll show you how to make a simple Bunny Garland… (more…)
This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a fun and very unique craft event in Melbourne called Unleash Creative. Organized by fellow craft blogger and very cute gal pal, Magdalena Franco, it was a full day of colourful, confetti sprinkled creative playtime. Magdalena had a vision to bring a group of talented creative mentors together to inspire and pass on their skills to every day folk seeking to kick start their creative mojo.
And boy did she deliver! (more…)
Easter has got to be one of my favourite holidays, not only is choc-o-block full of chocolate and other delicious edibles, it’s the perfect excuse to make super cute crafty things. The spring inspired colours are pretty (even thought it’s autumn here) and everyone loves a bunny!
This week I’ve created a Bunny Takeaway Box and printable. This project is quick and inexpensive to make, and is ideal as a gift when filled with eggs, toys or baked treats. They would also make a cute alternative to a basket for an Easter Egg Hunt. (more…)
I was asked by HOW.DO, a clever new app, to design a project to celebrate the birthday of William Morris the 19th century designer/writer who urged a return to handmade craftsmanship amidst a world rushing toward industrial manufacturing. His textile and surface designs heavily featured floral and nature inspired motifs, so with that in mind I gathered some leaves and flowers and set off to print my own paper.
Printing your own Floral Wrapping Paper is super quick to do, and with the magic of HOW.DO I’ll even talk you through it!