Hello everyone. It’s been along time since my last post but I am back again with plenty of great ideas to share.
One of my viewers liked one of my K-Mart crafts and then told me that she went to K-Mart to get the supples and found that they no longer stocked what she needed. I can imagine the disappointment so I am very sorry!
I went to K-Mart as soon as I could to check it out and found that a lot has changed in their craft department. They seem to have swapped suppliers so some of their stock is the same just labelled differently. However a lot of things they have stopped stocking altogether. Such a shame but I suppose this happens with big business!
I got over my disappointment pretty quickly though and took up the challenge to come up with some new ideas! So my K-Mart posts will be similar but different to the previous posts but you can be assured that all you need you can find easily and cheaply at K-Mart.
I am sure that this won’t be the end of more changes so if you find that you can’t buy something where I said you can please let me know!
So here is my first simple craft made with craft supplies from K-Mart. It is similar to a previous post with a few changes. Hope you like it.
These are the supplies you will need
You will also need a pair of scissors and a glue gun which you can also purchase in the craft department.
How to make them:
Continue reading “K-Mart Crafts Revisited! Part 1”
Did know that Christmas is only just over a month away. Where has this year gone?
To help you get into the spirit early here is an easy handmade Christmas card idea. I have used mixed media – paper, felt, buttons, paint, hessian/linen etc and I love machine sewing on cards. It quick and easy and looks awesome. I enjoy using a variety of media when making my cards as it just makes them that bit more interesting and appealing. (These cards will be for sale on my Etsy store if you haven’t the time or the gear to make them yourself)
You had better get cracking then on those handmade cards! Your friends and family will be impressed with these!! Here is some photos and instructions on how to make them…
Old music paper is hard to find so when you do get your hands on some it’s pretty precious – well to me anyway?? To make sure it never runs out I photocopy mine and you can bearly notice the difference between the original and the copy (if you don’t ever put them side by side that is).
Continue reading “Christmas Cards – Music, Christmas Trees and Golden Splatter!”
These would have to be one of the easiest Christmas cards to make. All you need is some scraps of Christmas paper and some sparkly diamantes.
All you do is rip thin strips of paper into different lengths to position to look like a Christmas tree
Of course you can go to town with the embellishing with things like sequins, stars and snowflake hole punch shapes but try to keep it simple. If you are using plain cards you could decorate with a simple Christmas stamp if you want to. I have use a snowflake stamp to give the background a bit of interesting detail, but plain would be fine too. You could also have some fun with some watered down paint and a toothbrush to give that flicked paint effect.
This is a fun craft to do in a group as it is easy and you don’t need much equipment and you could just gather together your paper scraps from last season.
Here is another card-making idea using a range of different media – card, recycled paper, fabric (linen), string (jute twine), buttons and wooden shapes.
I bought this great stack of recycled paper one day at a Florist/Gift Store. I have used this paper so much in my card making since I purchase it – luckily it was a big stack! I just love the recycled, old fashioned, rustic look to gives to my cards.
Craft shops will supply most of the materials required for this craft but I bought most of them fairly cheaply in the… Continue reading “‘Best Wishes’ Card with Cute Wooden Shapes”
I really felt like painting the other day so I got out my watercolours and watercolour paper pad and had a go.
I thought flowers would be cheery subject and so I stuck to that theme for the next few hours and came up with these creations. With flowers you really don’t need to come up with new ideas – you can find inspiration from others peoples artwork or from nature itself.
The different shapes and colours of flowers is endless. I found my inspiration from a folk art book that I found online but you can find ideas from all sorts of places – greeting cards, gift wrapping, kids books, art books, fabrics – flowers appear as a decorating feature on lots of things, you just need to look around! I
I have made cards from my creations that are for sale on my Etsy Store.
Here is how I made my creations… Continue reading “Simple Water Colour Painting – ‘Flowers’”
I bought some cups from T2 the other day and they packaged them in this great tissue paper. It was so cool I couldn’t throw it out so I kept it stored in my craft room until I would need it for some craft project one day.
The inspiration finally came and the other day and I created these cards. Very simple yet effective using the tissue paper as the background feature.
Here’s how you make them: Continue reading “Handmade cards using ‘T2’ Recycled Packaging”
Since publishing this post K-Mart have changed stockists and some of these items are no longer available in their stores. Sorry for the inconvenience but hope the ideas will still inspire you. Thanks, Chrissy
Hello everyone, I’m back!! Been away on Holidays but back home now crafting again in my craft room. Here is another craft idea using only suppliers from Kmart. So it’s cheap and easy to organise – just one store to get all your supplies. Another great idea to do in a group!
This is what you will need for this project
The first step is to choose one of the designer pages from the ‘Designer Paper Pad’ and Continue reading “Crafts Inspired by Kmart – Part 3, More quick and easy card making!”