It is school holidays here and my lovely friend Michelle dropped over last week with a big box of fun craft to keep the kids occupied for the morning. Michelle is a whizz with craft which goes without saying as she owns a super cool business called Little Crate – a fabulous box filled with craft fun that arrives on your doorstep each month!
Our crafting activity for the morning was all about being in the garden.
Follow along with these simple instructions for a great craft activity to do with the kids this week.
Alternatively jump on the Little Crate website and order one of their crates and it will arrive on your doorstep ready to go within a few days. School holiday boredom solved!
Here is what you will need for today’s project
Mini paper cups
Toothpicks Paint Paint brush
Jiffy Soil Pellet Seeds
To start use the toothpick to peirce three small holes in the bottom of the cup so that the water can drain
Now it is time to paint – grab those paint brushes and have fun with lots of colours and patterns.
Allow your works of art to dry in the sun for a little while before moving to the planting stage
Next place the soil in the bottom of the cup and add some water – the soil we have used is a jiffy pellet but any soil will do
The seeds go in the pot next – we have used a Lemon Balm Seed
Now you need to leave your pot in a protected spot with plenty of light and and over the next few weeks watch your seed turn into a lovely plant.
I am joined today by Fiona from Craft Hunter who has a wonderful blog filled with fantastic DIY tutorials, tips and idea.
Fiona is sharing with us her Confetti Gift Wrap Tutorial today – here is what she has to say about this fun DIY Gift wrap.
I wanted to make something bright and happy to decorate a special present, and with a bit of sticky tape and hole punched scrap paper, I got just that. In true Fiona style this project is super easy and literally takes less than 5 minutes – so there’s no excuse to give a boring gift. Actual confetti would of course work splendidly too, or a fun collection of cut up shapes… or chunky glitter!
To make some confetti leaves yourself:
Lay out a few pieces of sticky tape, sticky side up.
Make them slightly overlap eachother so you create a bit of a sheet Sprinkle on your confetti goodness (mine are just from a standard hole punch) Layer more tape on top, sticky side down Cut your leaf shape and you’re done.
If you visited the blog last week you will have seen Indi’s 5th Birthday Celebration. As with my signature style I kept everything simple with a few pops of colour and the backdrop I created for this party was no different.
All you need is some of your favourite coloured wash tape and a pair of scissors. The idea for this really came as I was decorating the bottles the day before the party.
I wanted to add a little colour to the mini bottles and washi tape is always my favourite thing to use. After finishing the little crosses on the bottles I thought it would add a little pop to the background by doing something similar. I kept the colour the same and ended up with a simple washi tape backdrop for my table.
I also used the washi tape to stick on the favour bag tags – I stamped Indi’s name on to the tag and stuck them on glassine bags.
As well as a great way to hold your spoon on the mini pot and decorate the straw holder.
Photography :: Leanne Ambrogio | Sweet Style
These are some of the cutest printables I have seen and are just perfect for Fathers Day!
Elise has designed these brilliant Candy Bar Wrappers just for Sweet Style Readers. All you need to create these guys is some of the Aldi Moser Roth Mini Choc Bars that can be found in packs in Aldi Stores Australia wide. Print off the attached PDF file using a colour printer and then cut the designs out. Full instructions are included in the download. Twine has been used as the finishing touch on each chocolate bar.
There are four designs to chose from and there will be a lot of fun deciding which person best suits each design. Does your loved one wear a tie or maybe he is more the Hawaiian Shirt type. I can see a few granddads getting the bow tie design and then there are all those dads who spend their time with their tools in the garage!