Card Making · Great for a Craft Group · Paper Crafts

‘Best Wishes’ Card with Cute Wooden Shapes

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.

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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”

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Card Making · Decorating Ideas · Paper Crafts · Simple Painting Projects

Simple Water Colour Painting – ‘Flowers’

Hi everyone,

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’”

Decorating Ideas

Dyed Muslin and Lace – ‘Favour Bags’

I purchased some muslin bags the other day from Kmart. They were cute but plain and I thought they needed some embellishing to make them a bit prettier. I came up with the idea of dying them with the dye from Kmart which you can read all about in a previous post. But then I thought what if the occasion you need them for doesn’t really suit the bright colours. The bright ones would be good for a kids birthday party but would not really be suitable for giving to guests at a wedding. And what about Mother’s day or Grandmas’ 70th! I came up with something a little more neutral and natural but still really pretty!

Here is how I did it… Continue reading “Dyed Muslin and Lace – ‘Favour Bags’”

Card Making · Great for a Craft Group · Paper Crafts

Handmade cards using ‘T2’ Recycled Packaging

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.

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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”

Decorating Ideas · Simple Machine Sewing

Hippy Bunting – Simple Sewing with the Overlocker

This is a great craft if you have an overlocker. I purchased one late last year from ALDI for a good price. Its a Janome so I think it was a good buy. I’m not really a clothes sewer so I’m always on the look out for crafty ideas where I can use my new toy!

With bunting being so popular but also so fiddly to make I started to play around with the idea of trying to make it with my overlocker. With sewing and cutting happening at the same time I thought that trying it this way would cut out a few of the time consuming steps. This project is also a great way to get rid of all those scraps of material you don’t know what to do with.

So this is how I made this bunting, ‘overlocker style’. Continue reading “Hippy Bunting – Simple Sewing with the Overlocker”

Crafts by K-Mart · Decorating Ideas

Craft Inspired by Kmart – Part 5, Happy Kmart Felt Bunting!

Please note:

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

This is an easy decorating idea, again inspired by products I found only at Kmart. Great decoration idea for Birthday Parties. All materials purchase at one store so there is no running around looking for all the bits and pieces. Simple and colourful to brighten up any celebration!

This is what you will need:

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Step 1 – cut up the felt into the bunting triangles. Use the measurements given Continue reading “Craft Inspired by Kmart – Part 5, Happy Kmart Felt Bunting!”

Crafts by K-Mart · Decorating Ideas

Crafts Inspired by Kmart – Part 4, Ombre Dip-Dyed Muslin Bags

Please note:

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

Another easy craft inspired by the craft section at Kmart!! Here is what you need:

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The first step is to wash the ‘Muslin Bags’. I just hand washed them in the sink with a bit of washing powder. Rinse the soap out thoroughly and Continue reading “Crafts Inspired by Kmart – Part 4, Ombre Dip-Dyed Muslin Bags”