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DIY Fairy House For The Garden: Add A Touch of Magic!

Finished the strawberry jam? Wait – don’t throw out that jar! If you love nothing more than a gorgeous upcycling project to get stuck into, then we’ve a magical treat in store for you. Carley Duff has turned a plain and simple jar into a beautiful little DIY fairy house… and she’s shared exactly how she did it, with us! Check out her tutorial below, and be inspired to add a touch of magic to your own home or garden with this pretty little project.

Upcycling project: glass jar toadstool

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DIY Fairy House – Step-by-Step Project:

Step 1:

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Begin by using your clay to cover the lid of the jar, making sure it is fully covered (including the lip!) Once this is fully covered, you can roll small balls of clay, and flatten them onto the lid to create the raised spots.

Top Tip: When creating circles out of clay...

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Wooden Moths and Dragonflies

Wooden Moths and Dragonflies

When the occasional bug would enter my first apartment, I would put a cup over it until my boyfriend (now husband) could come over to “take care of it”. I never was a big fan of anything creepy crawly, but there’s nothing wrong with moths and dragonflies! …Especially the cute, wooden kind. These are adorable as indoor plant décor, but they would also be sweet glued onto wooden boxes, picture frames, or anything else that needs a little pizzazz!

Wooden Moths and Dragonflies

I designed mine to coordinate with an adorable kids’ sheet set from Tarjay, and they would be sooo darling in a kids’ room. They could work as place cards or decorations at a gardening or insect-themed party as well!

Wooden Moths and Dragonflies

what you need:

Wooden Moths and Dragonflies

Folk Art Acrylic Paint
• Sponge brush
• Paintbrush
• Toothpicks
• 24 GA (...

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Papercraft Explosion Box Card

The explosion box have been a hot trend on Pinterest of late, and we think they’re a fantastic way to breath new life into traditional cardmaking! Why give someone a card, when you create something cool and kinetic… using all the same craft supplies?! This is a project where you can really let your creativity go wild; kids will also love the opportunity to add decorations, and little surprises! You could create one of these colourful exploding boxes for Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays, and plenty more occasions!

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How to Make an Explosion Box Step-by-Step:

Step 1:

Start with the blue card. This will be the base of the exploding box. Mark out 14 cms from each corner, and use a ruler to draw a grid. Your paper should now be divided into 9 even squares.

Step 2:

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Using a ...

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Birthday Party Craft Ideas: Crafty Inspiration For Your Big Celebration!

Create and Craft,  believe birthdays deserve a BIG celebration! So we’ve compiled our favorite birthday craft ideas to ensure yours (or your loved one’s) goes with a bang!

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Birthday Cards:

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Birthdays come around but once a year… which is why we just LOVE to make a big fuss whenever there is a birthday celebration to be had! It’s also why we think that crafting a homemade birthday card is so important – why give something standard and shop-bought when you can create something truly bespoke? Not only do handmade cards stand out from the crowd when they’re all on display on the big day itself – but they also show you’ve gone the extra mile to make their birthday special, by putting in some crafty effort!

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Perhaps you have a lot of friends and family, or perhaps you have o...

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Easter Egg Templates for FUN Easter Crafts

Posted by Cindy  ·  March 27, 2019  ·  Last Updated: March 27, 2019

Free printable Easter egg templates to use for crafts and Easter activities. You can color them, paint them, sew them, hang them and much much more. The possibilities are endless.

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These Easter egg printables are fun to color and make great Easter egg coloring pages. Decorate them with paint, markers or crayons. I have created the egg template in three different sizes. Choose from decorated eggs or plain eggs if you like to add your own details and designs.

Free Easter Egg Template Printables

I wanted to show you what the eggs look like. Be sure to print from the pdf so you get full-sized eggs. Click on the link above the eggs. All three sizes are included in the download...

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How to Make a Paper Flower Wreath

How would you like a wreath with large bright or not so bright flowers, made by you or your loved ones, out of paper. Here are some examples to inspire you to make a wreath of your own.  You can hang it anywhere and get to look at it every day and be proud.  This would make a nice gift for someone in the hospital, neighbor, friend, etc. These shapes are easy to make and maybe you can make new shapes for flowers and don’t forget about leaves. You will need a heavy weight paper like cardstock, so the flower will keep it shape and will not wilt down.


1. Use different sized bowls and circular objects from around your home to draw circles on your chosen sheets of coloured cardstock...

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DIY Pom Pom Wreath

Want to learn exactly how to Make a Pom Pom Spring Wreath? This super-fun do-it-yourself wreath will make a colorful addition to any front door! The trick to making this spring wreath work is the addition of deco mesh ribbon to ensure your pom-poms stick firmly to your wreath and don’t fall off – which sometimes happens if you glue straight onto a foam wreath.
DIY Pom Pom Wreath [+ Tutorial Video!]

This is a wonderful spring project to make with children and the wider family; personalise your spring wreath with embellishments such as bells, baubles, ribbons and tassels, to make it truly one of a kind!

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You Will Need:

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  • A foam or steel wreath
  • Hessian ribbon (around 7cm thick and 1 meter long)
  • 4 or more colours of yarn
  • Pom pom makers in three sizes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

DIY Spring Pom Pom Wreath Tutorial:

Step 1:

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5 World Book Day Face Painting Ideas with Snazaroo

World Book Day is now a well established event in most school calendars, with many children encouraged to dress up as characters from their favourite book. Snazaroo is keen to join in the celebrations of all things literary by providing 5 easy to follow step by step face painting guides. This year we are focusing on two classic children’s books, sharing tutorials to transform your kids into beloved characters from The Jungle Book and The Wizard of Oz.

 

Jungle Book | How to Paint Baloo Bear

Mowgli’s best friend is a sleepy old bear who teaches him the law of the jungle, Learn how to create this classic character in 3 easy steps.

You Will Need How to Paint

1. Using some grey paint, create a mask like in the picture...

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Easter Crafting: DIY String Eggs

Whether you fancy creating these fun yarn eggs as hanging decorations, or as an alternative way of wrapping this year’s Easter chocolate, this easy Easter crafting project is a great one to have up your sleeve! This crafty Easter egg project works great with twine, jute, yarn and embroidery thread– go loud with bright colours for something more festive, or stick with a simple jute twine for a more rustic approach. You can also add glitter, ribbons, name tags and more… the only limit is your imagination! Either way, these fabulous string eggs are a great way to keep little hands busy in the lead up to Easter.

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Easter Crafting Tutorial – Step by Step String Eggs:

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Step 1:

Mix in a bowl 2 parts PVA glue and 1 part water...

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Painted Rainbow Fries Favors

Who doesn’t love a good rainbow? These quick hand-painted party favors are so simple but have such a playful look perfect for your next party. Plus with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, why not give out these rainbow favors as good luck for all your friends?

Painted Rainbow Fries Favors

If you’re like us, you probably have a stash of odds and ends leftover from other parties that don’t quite match up. These favors are a great way to put those to use – just divide them by color and fill each box with what you have, and compliment them with a handful of colorful candies, crayons, toys, and stickers.

Painted Rainbow Fries Favors

Plaid’s Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set makes crafting these goodies super easy – you’ll have all the rainbow paints you need all in one place! We used seven shades here for a smaller rainbow, but you co...

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