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Papier Mache Christmas Baubles

| November 29, 2012 | 13 Comments
Papier Mache Christmas Baubles

Well.. I gave you a sneaky preview of these Christmas Baubles over on Life At The Zoo a week or so back. You gave it the thumbs up! So here is a quick how to for one our quirkier Christmas Ornament Ideas! They are made from papier mache, hence the wibbly wobbly shape. I love […]

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Quick DIY Wrapping Paper 2

| October 24, 2012 | 12 Comments
Quick DIY Wrapping Paper 2

Well.. I did say we had hit Birthday Party season here at Red Ted HQ. And since our last Birthday Party (5 days ago). when I needed some emergency DIY Wrapping Paper, we still haven’t had the chance to get some more wrapping paper, and the next party is TOMORROW. Yikes. Our Car Print Potato […]

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How To… Tissue Paper Halloween Lanterns

| October 5, 2012 | 10 Comments
How To… Tissue Paper Halloween Lanterns

I think you will all believe me to be Paper Mache crazy at the moment! Yes, we have had a number of paper mache posts recently, but THIS craft, we actually made LAST year. We made it for St Martin’s Day and Halloween – a nice way for us to bring our Austrian and British […]

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How To… Make a Easy Halloween Costumes Ideas: PIRATE

| September 27, 2012 | 12 Comments
How To… Make a Easy Halloween Costumes Ideas: PIRATE

Well.. yes! I am back, with ANOTHER easy Halloween costumes idea – this time a cute Pirate Tutu… did you see our Witch Costume? Well.. same principle. And we are joining in the Halloween Blog Hop! Come link up Halloween crafts below!   Tulle pattern: Red, Red, White, Red, Red, Black, Red, Red, White…. Check out our […]

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How To… Make Easy Halloween Costumes – WITCH

| September 23, 2012 | 25 Comments
How To… Make Easy Halloween Costumes – WITCH

Well, my kids are slowly getting into the whole “dress up thing” and last year they enjoyed going Trick or Treating for Halloween for thee first time. We kept it simple costume wise. This year I needed some easy Halloween costume ideas for myself. And then I remembered the wonderful easy Tutu craft Guest post […]

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Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

| September 21, 2012 | 30 Comments
Autumn Fairy Lights – Physalis Crafts

Oooh one thing I really like in Autumn is that beautifully orange Physalis (aka Chinese Lantern or Japanese Lantern). It is bright orange, delicate (but not too delicate) and quirky. And I love it. But what to make from them? Have you got any favourite Physalis Crafts to share? Well.. I have not one but 3 […]

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How to… Make No Sew Bunting (2)

| September 14, 2012 | 12 Comments
How to… Make No Sew Bunting (2)

  Remember how many moons ago, I made some “No Sew” bunting? Well…. recently a good friend of mine got married and we needed LOTS of bunting in a hurry. We made an even simple version of “No Sew Bunting“…. no iron or sewing machine in sight. Result – lots of wedding bunting in about […]

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How to make a Schultüte (Bastelanleitung)

| September 4, 2012 | 25 Comments
How to make a Schultüte (Bastelanleitung)

Today, I will be a little “daring” and write this post in German AND English.. mainly because “Schultüten” are essentially a Germanic thing – but they are increasinly becoming popular or known as “Kinder Cones” or Kindercones in other parts of the world. Just in case you are, I will write in both languages. Firstly.. […]

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How to… Make an (Upcycled) Batman Costume

| August 31, 2012 | 36 Comments
How to… Make an (Upcycled) Batman Costume

Well.. I have long wanted to make a Fancy Dress costume for my kids. And I kept thinking “yes yes, when they are older”. Then I suddenly realised, that when they are TOO much older, they will not WANT to wear a homemade fancy  dress costume, however cool I think it is. So NOW is […]

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How To… Make Washi Tape Pen Holders

| August 24, 2012 | 33 Comments
How To… Make Washi Tape Pen Holders

I LOVE Washi Tape… well I love ANY sort of pretty tape that you can stick on things. It is the sort of thing I pick up her and there at craft fairs, adore, love and then put in a drawer and don’t quite know what to do with it. A classic item for me to […]

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How to… Make (No Sew) Wristbands

| August 17, 2012 | 7 Comments
How to… Make (No Sew) Wristbands

Oh my goodness, we actually made these “No Sew Wristbands” by “accident”. We were crafting away at something else, when the kids pulled out some of their old hole-y socks from the craft stash and started putting them on their hands. I looked. Took on snip and we had: Materials: An old pair of socks […]

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How to… Make Lavender Bath Sachets

| August 10, 2012 | 15 Comments
How to… Make Lavender Bath Sachets

Oooh this is so simple and yet soooo satisfying – lavender bath sachets. I have TONS of lavender all over the house, that I cannot keep up with making lavender wands and lavender bags. So, I decided to make some of these lavender sachets as a simple (but oh so lovely) gift to a friend! […]

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How to… Make Walnut Pin Cushions

| August 3, 2012 | 9 Comments
How to… Make Walnut Pin Cushions

Here is a super easy little walnut pin cushions to make. Perfect for small stocking fillers or a little gift to a crafty friend! Materials: Walnut halves, fabric scraps, ribbons/ brocade, PVA glue A hot glue gun would also be handy for this, but PVA works just fine. You could make these REALLY lovely and […]

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Kids Crafts: Sewing with Kids Lavender Bags

| August 1, 2012 | 30 Comments
Kids Crafts: Sewing with Kids Lavender Bags

 I am very keen to teach myself all sorts of things.. and sewing is one of them. Well, so long as they are interested that is. A while back Red Ted and made little nature bags, which he LOVED doing, so now I decided to have a go sewing Lavender Bags with him. I saw […]

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