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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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Kids Craft: Cardboard Tube Robot

| January 25, 2012 | 31 Comments
Kids Craft: Cardboard Tube Robot

Welcome back to Kids Crafts and this week’s cardboard tube robot!! I am a huge huge HUGE fan of cardboard tubes.. mainly because we have them in abundance in our house (*cough* I blame the Englishman). We actually made this robot last year and it forms part of my Time On Your Hands ebook. But […]

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How to… make a (Microfibre) iphone/ ipod case

| January 13, 2012 | 15 Comments
How to… make a (Microfibre) iphone/ ipod case

Welcome back to this week’s How To – where I show you the perfect father’s day gift or gift for a loved one or sibling. I find “male” members of the family really hard to craft for – as they usually do not want “cutesy” or “lovely” gifts, but practical ones. My brother asked for […]

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How to… make Magazine Beads

| January 6, 2012 | 33 Comments
How to… make Magazine Beads

Welcome back to a thrifty and upcycled How To: Make Magazine Beads. Magazine beads are a popular craft amongst children and teens…but in fact they originated in Africa, where people make them for a living. So just because children make them in the “Western World”, don’t “knock them” until you have had a go. They […]

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Kids Craft: Make Your Own Marble Run

| January 4, 2012 | 33 Comments
Kids Craft: Make Your Own Marble Run

I do like to practice as I preach and practice we did when we made our cardboard box marble run this week… Last week we had the Cardboard Box Craft round up and in there I had featured, this very straight forward marble run from Inhabitots V1. They made theirs out of a cereal box. […]

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Box Get Crafty – What to make from a Box

| December 27, 2011 | 51 Comments
Box Get Crafty – What to make from a Box

As you may know by now, I am a keen recycler. I love seeing the value in something that has been deemed to be useless and only for the bin. Check out the magazine beads coming up and my shopping bags made from old shirts. However, I am always horrified at quite how much waste […]

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Quick Craft Post: Cardboard Box Doll’s Bed

| December 23, 2011 | 4 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Cardboard Box Doll’s Bed

A quick craft post to share Pip Squeak’s doll’s bed that she will receive this Christmas. Finally, it is finished – though not sure why it took so long, it was really quick to make: The Bed One pretty cardboard box (this one contained the gingerbread houses that we made) All I did was cut […]

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How to… Make A Cardboard Dolls House

| December 23, 2011 | 42 Comments
How to… Make A Cardboard Dolls House

This week, I wanted to “show off” our Cardboard Dolls House. There are MANY ways of course of making your own dolls house and this is just how we made it.. A while back, I bought some little wooden dolls for Pip Squeak’s birthday, as well as a random set of kitchen furniture. It was […]

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How to… Make a Fabric Bauble (Guest Post)

| December 9, 2011 | 21 Comments
How to… Make a Fabric Bauble (Guest Post)

This week brings you yet more lovely Christmas Crafts with this How to make a Fabric Bauble from Snaffles Mummy! It really is “decorations” galore here at Red Ted Art, but with Christmas rapidly heading our way, why not? I love ornaments and this is another fabulous idea. Choose fabrics that “fit your colour scheme”. […]

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Quick Craft Post: Magazine Craft Challenge

| December 5, 2011 | 27 Comments
Quick Craft Post: Magazine Craft Challenge

A quick Christmas card craft for your kids! Cute. Cheap. Fun. I do love a crafty challenge, so when the gorgeous Tinkerlab said that the next challenge was on, I knew we *had* to take part. This time she set the “magazine” craft challenge. Nothing like a bit of recycling. And at this time of […]

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How to… make a Fabric Scrap Angel (Guest Post)

| December 2, 2011 | 43 Comments
How to… make a Fabric Scrap Angel (Guest Post)

Welcome to this week “Fabric Scarp Angel”… now I love love love this little angel ornament for several reasons: Firstly.. it is recycled. You know me and recycling, there are so many “bits and pieces around the home” that really can be put to good use and it is great when you make something cute […]

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Kids Get Crafty – Dog Loo Roll Marionette (Victor van Krumm)

| November 23, 2011 | 35 Comments
Kids Get Crafty – Dog Loo Roll Marionette (Victor van Krumm)

Welcome back to Kids Get Crafty and our loo roll dog marionette! I actually wrote this post a few weeks ago as Guest Post for Rachel at Sun Scholars! I was very pleased to be asked to stop by and share one of my crafts. I have been regularly visiting Sun Scholars over the past […]

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How to… make a Fabric Notice Board (Guest Post)

| November 18, 2011 | 5 Comments
How to… make a Fabric Notice Board (Guest Post)

Welcome back to this week’s “How To”, we have a “How to Make a Fabric Notice Board” for you.. What to do with an old frame? Upcycle of course! The lovely Kelly Innes from Domestic Goddesque is visiting again (she shared her fabulous Peg Wreath a couple of weeks ago). If you didn’t get a […]

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