Galaxy DIY’s are everywhere at the moment and it’s easy to apply this theme to lots of paper-craft projects. All you need is an old astronomy magazine (they contain page after page of mind-blowing images that you can cut out)!
I made some envelopes (and some geometric wall-art….coming soon)!
There are a gazillion envelope templates on the web that you can use (or you could use my string-tied envelope template). You could also make some galaxy gift-tags/ribbon or some 3d galaxy geometric shapes.
Do leave a comment if you have any more ideas ^_^
Oh, and the font in the top image is called Later On and it’s free!
I love confetti and have spent a ridiculous amount of time making my own ^_^ Needless to say there will be some confetti-based tutorials coming up soon.
We are really enjoying the summer holidays, but as a consequence my work is very s-l-o-w. As I write this the house is being dismantled by my two sons…time to go and put it all back together again!
I noticed that the woven gift-topper I made last year was doing the rounds again on Pinterest so I thought I would make an updated pastel version (pastels seem to be the new neon at the moment).
I bought some quilling strips (0.5cm) to use this time which reduces the labour by about half (I’ve also been working on some more intricate woven ‘things’ for another project…more to come soon). Anyway check out the previous post if you want full instructions.
Above: Mischevious hands – the unseen backdrop in all my photo’s ^_^
While I took photos today my boys were making their own presents by wrapping boxes in newspaper. I gave them masking tape to use – much more obedient than sticky tape. They are not usually the ‘sitting-down’ type but they loved it…
Finally, the font used on these images is called soymilk and it’s free to download …yay!
My boys love wearing necklaces and bracelets so we’ve been making some. I think I like the plastic-bug look!
I didn’t do a full how-to for this – it’s pretty straight forward. We used superglue to attach a single hama bead to the back of the bug. Then we threaded some cord through…easy. If you dont have superglue to hand then you can always just bind your bug in embroidery thread…then attach the cord.
Please remember: These are suitable for over 3′s only….and do go steady with the super-glue!
Sorry about the tumbleweeds that have been blowing through this blog lately! We’ve been holidaying ^_^
It’s been lovely to escape this rainy country in search of a bit of sunshine. (I am lucky enough to have a set of parents who live in Southern France and a set who live in Northern Spain so we have been visiting them).
I’ll be back with another craft tutorial and the questionnaire results early next week. Here are a few distractions until then.
Hope you are all well and happy.
I saw this donkey Piñata yesterday and fell in love with it. In order to access the goodies I would have to cut a small, discreet hole in it – I couldn’t bear to batter it with a stick!
I love these pompoms by studio meez…it’s a great blog so do pop over and have a look.
These photos of Dyamond the dog by Hana Pesut made my day. I don’t usually go for animals in dress-up but he is very cute. Make sure you pop over to Hana’s website too. Her switcheroo series is great fun.
I saw some pompoms on Pinterest the other day and it reminded me to make some with my boys (and my niece and nephew). They all l-o-v-e-d it! I had fun too. Reminded me of making them with my Mum when I was little!
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// Neon pompoms as wall decorations.
// Pompom jewellery (the third from bottom is my favourite…love those colours).
// Pompom garland from etsy seller Depeapa.
// Miniature pompoms made with forks.
I’m sure there are a gazillion pompom tutorials out there…and you can probably make them in your sleep…but if you need a quick reminder, here’s how:
You will need
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// Scrap card
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1. You need to cut two cardboard ‘doughnuts’. Ours measured about 8cm in diameter but you can experiment with different sizes. Needless to say the bigger the doughnut the bigger the pompom. Put the doughnuts together and start winding the wool around them (we were lacking in patience that day so we wrapped four stands of wool at a time!).
2. Keep going.
3. Keep going…you can switch color if you want ^_^
4. Keep going!
5. Pop your scissors between the two pieces of cardboard and cut all the way around the edge.
6. Be careful at this point…don’t let it fall apart.
7. Cut a long strand of wool and put it between the two pieces of cardboard. Tie in a knot and pull tight. Knot again.
8. Remove cardboard and fluff up!
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