Thursday, September 29, 2011

Color your own "Keep Calm and Carry On"

Just created my own "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster that you can get your kids to colour and pin up for you. The pdf file for this can be downloaded here.

Create your own snow globe at home!

I could not resist sharing this brilliant craft tutorial on how to create your own snow globe at home. Have fun!

Materials needed:

1. Glass jars
2. Figurines
3. Superglue to adhere the figurine to the inside of the lid
4. Distilled water
5. Dash of glycerin (available at drugstores) to keep the glitter from falling too quickly
6. Pinch of magic glitter

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations

If you are in search of new craft ideas and inspiration, you will be delighted to know that the editors of Martha Stewart Living Magazine just launched a new book entitled Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts, 225 Inspired Projects for Year-Round Celebrations. I was lucky enough to get a preview copy of the book sent to me before its release and it was every bit what I imagine it would be - PURE INSPIRATION! 

This book features some of the best holiday crafts from Martha Stewart Living. From New Year's Eve to Valentine's Day to Christmas and every holiday in between, Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts contains page after page of tips, techniques, and inspiring ideas. Craft enthusiasts will love the gorgeous photography combined with the easy-to-follow steps and techniques that only Martha Stewart can deliver. Some of my favourite projects that I think will be fun to do with kids include:
Lace stencils on tags to create the most gorgeous stationery
Transform a sock into a fashion accessory for dad. Perfect project for Father's Day if you have socks with missing pairs at home and not sure what to do with them.
Finger stamping hearts on love notes and tag. Kids will love how fun and simple this is!
Create your own fortune cookie with some felt, craft wire and fabric glue. Perfect for party favours.
My all time favourite project has got to be this DIY snow globe project (see below). All you need are simple materials such as empty glass jars, some figurines, glitter, glycerine (available at most drug stores), silicon glue to create this fun project to give away at Christmas! How fun!!

So if you are in a crafty mood, do check out this book available now HERE!

Friday, September 23, 2011

DIY Sugar cubes - sweet!

Came across this nifty tutorial and thought the kids would have lots of fun making these. It looks fairly easy and fun enough to keep those little hands occupied for at least 30mins. Try it and let me know how it turns out for you! Full tutorial here.