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10 Egg Carton Crafts and Ideas

| March 13, 2013 | 22 Comments
10 Egg Carton Crafts and Ideas

With Easter coming up and our recent discussion around “Egg Craft Ideas“, we thought it would be fun to also get together and share some Egg Carton Crafts  – after all we all have them, and the Easter season sort is a fitting time to share our Egg Carton crafts! So we got together on […]

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Bottle Top Craft Ideas

| February 22, 2013 | 5 Comments
Bottle Top Craft Ideas

Welcome back to another series of crafts – today we share our Bottle Top Craft Ideas – ideas from British crafty bloggers to suit a variety of age groups all using bottle tops – plastic ones or metals ones. We come together on Google+ for a crafty “hangout” – a bit like a skype or […]

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Recycled Crafts from Around The Web

| January 14, 2013 | 17 Comments
Recycled Crafts from Around The Web

And yes, my recycled craft mania continues. Earlier this month I shared 25 of Red Ted Art’s favourite recycled crafts, we revisited the 40 cardboard box crafts ideas round up and now, I wanted to take the opportunity to share some from “around” the web. – which is what the “Get Crafty” round ups where originally […]

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25 Recycled Crafts Inspiration

| January 2, 2013 | 16 Comments
25 Recycled Crafts Inspiration

There are two reasons why I am a great fan of recycled craft for kids and for the family – one we are reusing something that is regarded to be of little value. In a society that consumes and consumes and consumes, I think it is very important to stop and look for the value […]

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Kids Crafts – Paper Roll Mermaids

| August 29, 2012 | 25 Comments
Kids Crafts – Paper Roll Mermaids

Well… I know we made a TP Roll Desk Tidy last week, but I still somehow felt that I had been neglecting our love for TP Rolls. Afterall, TP Rolls are one of Red Ted Art’s “signature” crafts!!! So, Red Ted and I thought we would have another go at “something”. I saw some pretty […]

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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 Comic Book Bunting

| July 6, 2012 | 8 Comments
How To… Make Comic Book Bunting

I do love twitter and I do love talk and interchanging ideas with fello crafty people on twitter. One such person is Lucy from Captured by Lucy, who came up with this ADORABLE (comic) book bunting. How gorgeous? Love that it is quirky and different and incorporates childhood favourites. A great way to upcycle a […]

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Kids Crafts: Monster Puppets

| May 2, 2012 | 25 Comments
Kids Crafts: Monster Puppets

Remember how a few weeks ago we made Blossom Fairy Lights from Egg Cartons?? Well.. we only used the “cup” of the egg carton and I couldn’t resist keeping the “long pointy bits”.. I knew they would make perfect egg carton Monster finger puppets! So, when we had a play date a couple of weeks […]

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How to… Make a Skirt from a Pair of Jeans

| April 20, 2012 | 37 Comments
How to… Make a Skirt from a Pair of Jeans

Welcome to this week’s How to, where I am making a skirt out of an old pair of jeans!! To date, I have been saving all old jeans for crafting with the kids, using a small piece for a teddy bear’s leg here and another for some baby shoes there. Then the gorgeous Liz from […]

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How To… Make Cutlery Wind Chimes

| March 2, 2012 | 26 Comments
How To… Make Cutlery Wind Chimes

I made this Fork & Spoon Wind Chime almost a year ago (wow, time does “fly”). At the time it was for the Tesco Summer Magazine. Wonderful to be featured there along side some of our cardboard tube pirates and saltdough dinosaurs. All great activities for long holidays. Finally, it seems like a good time […]

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How to… a Make Doll’s House Bed

| February 17, 2012 | 19 Comments
How to… a Make Doll’s House Bed

Welcome. As you know, our Dolls’ House is an ongoing project. As I add room by room and detail for detail. I was very pleased with the shell sink and the shower I showed you last time and we had lots of fun decorating the house for Christmas! Today I have  simple bed pattern. I […]

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How to… make Cookie Cutter Candles

| February 3, 2012 | 41 Comments
How to… make Cookie Cutter Candles

 You may have seen my post about how to make candle wicks and a brief intro to making your own “test candles” (aka ice cube tray candles!). Since then I had a little play and started making all sorts of different candles in a variety of colours! I had heard before, but not believed, that […]

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How to… make Candle Wicks (& Experiment & Results)

| February 3, 2012 | 31 Comments
How to… make Candle Wicks (& Experiment & Results)

Welcome to this week’s How To – “How to make candle wicks”.  As you know, I love to recycle and each year at Christmas we are left with a lot of old, but perfectly good candles. As a child I once received a candle making kit and loved it. I wanted to have another go […]

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Quick Craft Post: Easy Rag Teddy Bear

| January 29, 2012 | 10 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Easy Rag Teddy Bear

Well! Remember all my Black Apple Dolls? The one’s I cannot get enough of and that I keep making? The easy Rag Dolls that follow the Martha Stewart pattern (Guest Post by Emily from Black Apple). Well… Sewing for boys can really be a challenge and I decided it was about time I sewed something for Red Ted!  And […]

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