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Royal Get Crafty *special edition*

| April 15, 2011 | 18 Comments

Get Crafty! Hello! Welcome to an impromptu and *special* Get Crafty edition! I decided last minute, that a “Royal Get Crafty” may “just be the ticket” – Will and Kate are getting married on the 29th April and in the UK we are celebrating with two extra holidays, street parties and, hopefully, crafting!

So to help you along, here is a selection of Royal, Wedding and British crafts! I hope you find some inspiration!

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First up we have a choice of fabulous bunting:

Child Friendly Tissue Paper Bunting

Liz from Me and My Shadow came up with this cute, festive and above all easy for small hands bunting: all you need is paper, lots of tissue paper and glue… this will definitely keep a wee one busy and get you all set up for the royal wedding. Go visit Liz and read all the detail!

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Potato Print Union Jack Bunting

Now here is another clever idea to do with older children – What Katie Did Next shows how they designed and made this wonderfully British and lovely bunting. I can just see these flapping in the win for a street party!

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Royal Bunting

Another surprisingly simple union jack craft is this bunting from Patticrafts. It looks very professional, but isn’t as difficult to make as you would think. Go visit for instructions!

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Plastic Bag Bunting

Now this a bit of good recycling if ever I saw some… take a blue and red plasic bag. Cut it down. Stick it together and hey presto some weather proof bunting! Love it! The brainchild of the lovely Chris and her children at Thinly Spread!

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Fabric No Sew Bunting

And if fabric bunting is your thing, but you don’t want to do any sewing, check out one of my first “how tos” with this “no sew bunting“! Bet some lovely blue/ red and white fabric and bobs your uncle!

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If not Bunting how about some Pinwheels!

If you are having a Street Party then some pinwheels in red white and blue are just the ticket. Actually, sod the street party, red white and blue pinwheels are just the ticket regardless! Children always love the wind blowing through these, so get some royal colours and craft away! Visit Moore Minutes for, uhm, more! And here is how to make a CLASSIC PINWHEEL.

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Next up Paper Chains!

Traditional Paper Chains

Thanks to our American friends celebrating the 4th of July, we have some lovely straight forward traditional red/ blue and white paper chains. Visit Getting Messy with Ms Jessi to see how the made these, as well as more craft ideas you could adapt!

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Fabric Paper Chains

Well I know you have all been looking at the wonderful Helen’s Fabric “Paper Chains” all week, so there are not “new”… However they simply have to feature on a Royal party Get Crafty. Again, make these out of some pretty red/ blue and white fabric and you can reuse these time and time again. Add some poppers and you can change the arrangements. Perfect.

Next up, some Union Jacks

With both the Royal wedding and the Olypmics this year, Union Jacks are de rigour..

Burlap Cushion

First up is this wonderful burlap cushion, I love how it is totally British and patriotic without being “in your face”. The colour scheme is fabulous and would blend nicely on any sofa.  There is no tutorial as such, but check out the blog post at Crafty Couture by Lauren as it inspirational!

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Union Jack Pin Board

I have always loved this pinboard from Snaffles Mum. I saw it around Christmas time – as it makes a fabulous Christmas gift.. Just imagine this pinboard, with a Royal Wedding photo in it and some Olympic ticket stubs… wouldn’t that be something special!?

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Fused Plastic Tote

You know me and recycling.. HOW BRILLIANT is this “fused” plastic bag tote – made out of lots of plastic bags in red whit and blue and melted to make a new “fabric”? Isn’t that simply the cleverest thing EVER? Here is the original design discussion and here is a fabulous “how to make fused plastic bags“!

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Commemorative Plates

Well, I made sure my two little ones both have a commemorative mug each. If for whatever reason you can’t get one, make one yourself!! How cute are these (there is a 2nd design for you to go and hop over for over at White Lily Greens).

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Tealight Holders

These were made again for the 4th of July… but replace the stars with hearts and crowns and I think they would look lovely indeed in your garden, the mantlepiece or a street party. They are fun and quick to make… and look great! Crafts by Amanda does it again!

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Of Kings, Queens and Crowns

Loo Roll Crowns

Hehehe of course here are some loo roll crowns! What else do you expect, especially if they come from my blog! They are cute simple and lots and lots of fun! The ideas isn’t originally mine, but go and visit the loo roll crown post, read how we made them and visit the clever original person who came up with the idea! The crowns look cute on the teddies, but I tell you, they are even cuter as party hats for kids and adults alike!

Champagne Couple

Aaah the lovely Kelly at Domestic Goddesque does it again! She made a fabulous nativity set out of Champagne corks and now managed this brilliant royal wedding couple I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I think these should be a collectors item, they are so perfect! And how appropriate to celebrate with champagne corks?!

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Egg Cress Head King & Queen

These little egg heads made me chuckle! What a wonderfully simple “Royal Craft idea” – they are quick and easy and EVERY child loves an egg cress head. Please visit the Gingerbread House & if you are lucky you may even see some “hair growing”!

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Printable Tiara

And if you want something really straight forward Free Kids Craft have come up with this super duper easy printable tiara. Take a look and print!

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Egg Bride & Groom

With Easer just around the corner, eggs really are de rigour, this time we have a little Will & Kate outside Westminster Abbey! I think they are adorable. Head over to Cass at Diary of a Frugal Family to see the photo better. Just too cute!

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Bouquet

And which bride would be a bride without a lovely bouquet!! So let’s get crafty with Cathy and make this lovely tissue paper bouquet. Simple. Pretty and perfect for any little princess!

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Horse & Carriage

And if you are going to a wedding.. you really do need your own horse and carriage – that is how real princesses arrive (what will Kate arrive in I wonder?!?!?)… in the meantime, find a big box, get that hobby horse and make a little girl VERY happy! Sunhats and Wellieboots does it again!

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Castles

Loo Roll Castle

I know that there are many blogs out there with cardboard box castles lurking in the post history… if you haven’t yet made a castle with your kids, let the Royal Wedding inspire you have a go – make the whole set: a castle, a king, a queen and some crowns… here is our Loo Roll & Cardboard castle, that we made a little while back!

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Draw Bridge Castle

…or visit Getting Messy with Ms Jessi again and check out their brilliant “draw bridge castles” , complete with clothes pin kings. I love them, they are sooo cute.

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Another Fab Castle

Nicki at Curly And Candid made this lovely castle with her son. He looks so chuffed and proud (I would be too)… though this is just a photo and doesn’t link to a specific blogpost, you should visit Nicki anyway – because she is lovely, and because carnivals like these are about discovering new blogs and finding new people to like.. so go on, explore!

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Princess Corner & Castle

A quick late entry… from A Great Hand. They have a whole lovely Princess post… which includes this castle, but also some fab paper princesses, jewels and lots lots more.. Definitely worth a stop by!

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Princes Party

…and another later feature by Jenerally Speaking, who did a whole Princess party – from a HUGE castle door entrance to royal straws (well they are pixie wands, but I reckon you can make drinking straws like this) and a choice of tiaras. You will find something you like, I am sure!

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Royal & British Treats

Napkin “Rings”

Just before you bring the food out, make sure you have the tables nicely laid with pretty napkins and COOL napkin rings… celebrate the beautiful engagement ring that Kate wears and make your own! Such a clever idea from Liz at Me and My Shadow

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Fruit & Marshmallow Skewers

Again our American friends come to the rescue. I love the idea to incorporate red whit and blue into our party feasts! Creativity 2 x Mom does just this on her blog. I think they look delicious.

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British Parfait

Well ok, this is in fact a celebration of the 4th of July (again), but it looks delicious and scrumptious all at once… strawberries, blueberries oozing in yummy yoghurt. A perfect treat for the royal wedding! Do visit Shop Annies blog for more!

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Red Velvet Muffins

I would burst with pride if I was serving up these delicious Red Velvet Muffins.. and I tell you they are delicious – I visited Kelly at her Domestic Goddesque abode and got to sample one. Too good. And I am now envious to know that she has more.. I want more.. shall I make some!?!?! (PS I love the detail she added: the “strawberry hearts with Ks & Ws”… perfect!)


Bride Cake

Ok, so this bride has a chocolate cake – but make this wonderful creation with white chocolate or simple white icing and you have your bride cake all ready for the wedding.. it could take centre place at your street party. Zoe and her girls at Playing by the book Get Crafty!

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Royal Wave

Now, this idea really made me chuckle – when you think of the Queen and when you think of the Queen and public events there is always a royal wave!!! I bet Kate has had special lessons to practice hers… so what better way to celebrate than to create you very own Royal Wave. Ingenious! Never Plain Jane, indeed is not a plain Jane.. hop over and get waving!

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  1. Liz Burton says:

    Woweee!! Hasn’t everyone been busy.

    So many gorgeous crafts for me to check out. Thanks so much Maggy for compiling them all, and for including mine xx

  2. becky says:

    Love them all !!! Def going to make a loo roll castle and hose and crarriage this easter…how marvellous!

  3. Fabulous and inspiring round up!!

  4. Zoe says:

    Thanks for including us!

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    Pleasure Zoe!

  6. What a fantastic collection! So much to choose from! Thanks for including our bunting! x

  7. Thanks for featuring me, twice! And thanks for the round-up: there are some brilliant ideas here. I am in impressive company!

  8. Red Ted Art says:

    Aaaah well both your crafts are FAB! :-)

  9. Kagi says:

    HI there,

    I stumbled upon your page form a linky party after seeing your adorable project. You have a fabulous blog and I am now your newest follower, I hope you will follow me too!

    I look forward to reading your future blog posts :)

    http://sweetenedbykagi.blogspot.com/

  10. What a fantastic round up! Must spend some time going through all these, should keep the kids out of mischief for a while :)

  11. Wow, so many cool ideas. It must have taken you some time to compile it all. You have a great blog and I’m following you now. Keep the great ideas coming. I’m sure I’ll find the strength to do something with the kids :)

  12. This is cool! :) See so many wonderful crafts! :)

  13. So amazing ideas!! My eldest is really looking forward to all the plan we have for the bank holiday. I have put together a linky for the jubilie if you would like to add to it? http://www.playfullearners.co.uk/2011/04/royal-wedding-crowns.html :0)

  14. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you, will do!

  15. Mummy Drinks Tea says:

    Perfect! Just what I needed to get my creative mojo going in time for our Jubilee street party! Def gonna do the fruit & marshmallow skewers for the kids!
    Thank you x

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