Leaves

I‘ve been having a clear out and came across some leaves that I pressed last year.

Silver leaves // Christmas decorations

I sprayed them with silver paint and they look ace. You could use them for all sorts of things – such as an autumnal garland or gift topper. I’m going to use mine as Christmas tree decorations (what do you think?).

Silver leaves // Christmas decorations

Silver  leaves // Christmas decorations

The best thing is that they are cheap and quick to make.

I pressed my leaves in a heavy book. I put a single layer of leaves in between two tissues and then popped them in between the pages. Make sure you use an old book just in case any moisture seeps out.

Silver leaves // Christmas decorations

Silver Leaves // Christmas decorations

Finally I took them outside to spray them – my spraypaint is a bit smelly. Make sure you put plenty of newspaper down – unless you want silver grass of course!


 

printable paper // marbled edition

I was looking for some printable marbled paper last week to make some envelopes out of – I couldn’t find any anywhere so I made some instead. You might be able to use it for a project or two? If so you will find the links to the pdf’s at the bottom of the post.

printable paper // marbled edition

printable paper // marbled edition

printable paper // marbled edition

printable paper // marbled edition

PDF’s
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Make sure you set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ or ‘best photo’.

Blue [pdf]
Pink [pdf]
Purple [pdf]
Green [pdf]


 

Book // How many jellybeans?

Hello there! Well the holidays are over and my kids have gone back to school so normal service(!) is about to resume on minieco.

I thought I would kick things off with a book recommendation. It’s a brilliant book for children and is called How Many Jelly Beans? It’s written by Andrea Menotti and illustrated beautifully by Yancey Labat.

Book // How many jellybeans? A Giant Book of Giant Numbers

In spite of my best efforts ^_^ my sons are turning out to be much more interested in maths and science than anything creative so it’s great to find a fun book all about HUGE numbers.

The characters in the book are called Aiden and Emma. During the book they have a chat about jelly beans and are trying to decide how many jelly beans are enough! As you can imagine their conversation soon starts to turn to some really big numbers.

Book // How many jellybeans? A Giant Book of Giant Numbers

On the last page are a million jellybeans to look at which made my sons and I squeal with delight when we saw them. I’m not going to spoil the surprise and tell you how it’s done but it’s well worth a look.

Book // How many jellybeans? A Giant Book of Giant Numbers
(Yes – there really are 10,000 jelly beans on this page!)

If you fancy getting hold of a copy try thebookdepository.com, Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com.

back to school // wrap & gift tags

Here is some printable ‘back to school’ wrap and gift-tags – perfect for wrapping small treats. (We are really enjoying the summer holidays – although they seem to be racing away! I hope you are having fun too).

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

back to school // printable wrap & gift tags

PDF’s
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Make sure you set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ or ‘best photo’.

Pencil wrap // Yellow [pdf]
Pencil wrap // Multi [pdf]
Pencil wrap // Tags [pdf]


 

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