dreamcatcher, mermaid, party, yarn craft

Under The Sea Dreamcatchers

“the sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net forever” Jacques Yves Cousteau

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You may or may not know that our events include parties, both for the little and the young at heart! This year has seen camps and catapults, mythical creatures, pink birds and this Under the Sea one that was especially close to my heart. A super bunch of girl friends got their busy creative fingers making and swirling to create a gorgeous collection of dreamcatchers, cupcakes and shell accessories. This week we will be sharing a detailed how to for a dreamcatcher in the meantime here are some pics to enjoy X

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easter, Eggbox craft, hats, Recycle Reuse

Easter Bonnet

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We have had some amazing Easter Bonnets over the years and some absolutely OTT! This year we opted to keep it simple with our egg box carton flowers (see previous post)  We had plenty of the painted up flowers and also we get to create another Craft Make Play craft with a recycle element which we all know is super important and the kids love it too!

Materials

  • bonnet (we picked ours up £1.50 at The Range)
  • egg  box cartons
  • hot glue gun
  • paint and brushes
  • scissors
  • ribbon 1m (cut to make 2 x 50cm lengths)

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How to:

Start off by cutting our your flowers and petals from the egg box carton

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Lay out your flowers and paint them and then leave to dry

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Whilst your flowers are drying you can fix your ribbon using the hot glue gun to the inner sides of your bonnet

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When your flowers are dry arrange and glue

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WOW! you’re done and ready to hunt out those eggs!

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easter, Eggbox craft, Recycle Reuse

Bunny Ears

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I love crafty headwear and Easter is a fab time to celebrate this but this year we didn’t only opt to Craft Make Play the traditional easter bonnet we also created these super duper bunny ears, here is how…..

Materials

  • headband
  • egg box cartons
  • glue (also hot glue gun for that extra fixing!)
  • scissors
  • paint
  • card

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How to:

 

Firstly fold your card, holding the A4 card portrait way round world the top edge down to the bottom edge, then cut out your bunny ears, we free cut ours but you could draw the shape out and then cut around take care not to cut the fold…the fold will go around your headband (see image above.

Glue ears together and in place on the headband, we also used some pink paper to add colour to the centre of the ears, you could colour in though if you prefer.

Next cut out the egg carton shapes, these can be roughly cut from the carton and then shape with your scissors into flower shapes, petals and small cup like shapes.

These are your flowers and will next be painted and allowed to dry.

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Next is the positioning and gluing of the painted egg box flowers onto the band and to the ears. PVA glue can be used but takes time to fix and dry. If you have a hot glue gun this method is quick…we ent for speed!

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Da da……

We love the bunny ears and hope you do too, next up is the bonnet ! See you soon xx

Eggbox craft, Jewellery, Recycle Reuse, Uncategorized

Egg Box Jewellery

The purpose – where I start – is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it’s reuse. – Issey Miyake

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What was once a regular egg box carton can be transformed into something beautiful….

Here is all you need:

  • egg box carton
  • scissors
  • paint
  • ribbon
  • hair clips
  • piece of card to mount your cut shapes onto
  • hot glue gun (pva is fine too but you’ll need patience!)

Firstly gather your egg boxes and scissors and then cut out leaf shapes from the egg box lid and from the egg holder sections you can cut and shape these into flower.

Paint and wait to dry

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When your pieces are dry you can then arrange them and mount them onto the piece of card. We used a semi circle shape and then fixed the leaves and flowers with hot glue, regular PVA glue can be used but the drying time will take longer.

Ribbon was added to create a neckpiece and a clip for the hair piece, again we used the hot glue gun for fixing.

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You can see here that pieces can be fixed inside pieces to create interesting blooms. Now all we need is a bigger jewellery box!

 

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New Year Party Hats

Life is a party. Dress for it.     

Audrey Hepburn

Woohoo its party hat time, really it can be any time because these hats are fab and fun and gorgeously coordinated don’t you think!

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Heres what you need:

  • patterned papers
  • glitter card
  • yarn
  • stickers
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • tape or glue

 

Using A4 patterned card roll into a cone shape and fix with tape or glue. Don’t worry if the pointy bit has a little hole at the top. Using your scissors level the bottom, this part will sit on your head.

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Ribbons can be fixed to the inside, we used 15mm wide satin ribbon, 2 pieces approx 30cm in length. Stickers can be added and also cut out card shapes and letters, remember this can be for any occasion so you could do initials, star shapes, heart shapes, or anything that you fancy.

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The pompoms were the last (and my favourite) bit to be added. We used our speedy pompom method that is wrapping the yarn around your hand approximately 50 times, slide it off, tie and secure in the centre and then snip the loops and clip into a ball. Position onto the point part and fix with hot glue.

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Woohoo, lets party!