Easter Craft #1 . . . . Wreath

April 2, 2012

I love wreaths.

In Australia they only come out for Christmas, but I love them so much that I am going to start putting them up at other times of the year.

So for Easter I thought I better make an easy peasey one,
so that I actually finish it!

Ha! (I know myself well!)

Ingredients

* Wreath of any description (I bought mine at a gift shop for $14)
* Polystyrene eggs (I bought three packets for $7)
* Skewers
* Wide mouth jar
* Acrylic paint
* Paint brush
* Hot glue gun or white glue
* Wire or ribbon (for hanging)

Tools and Materials

Destructions

Pile your eggs next to a paint colour tube so that you are happy with colour division

Choosing your colours

Working with one colour at a time firmly push a skewer into each egg

Skewer Time

Paint each egg, giving a thicker than normal coat

Having a skewer to hold a wet, slippery & elliptical object is very handy

Place the skewer in the jar to allow the egg to dry

Drying time with no streaks or mess

Move onto the next colour

*each egg will need at least 2 coats of paint,
although lighter colours may need 3

Arrange eggs onto the wreath

Take a photo with your phone or camera, so that you can refer to it when you start glueing.

Taking a photo seems obvious, but I forget to do it ALL the time :(

Remove all the eggs and then attach them (using your photo as guide) with hot glue gun or white glue (I use Helmar Tiger glue). Use the glue you are most confident with.

Put adhesive on eggs as well as the wreath for good contact

Attach a bow or little wire hook to the back of your wreath – and you’re done!

Bella!

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New Year Inspiration + craft :)

December 30, 2011

With New Year’s Eve only 24 hours away, I thought I would give you a couple of quick but cute DIY craft ideas for your party.

They may be the final touches you need for your celebration :)

The first one is an idea I found here at Chic Coastal Living. Really gorgeous. (I’m making my versions in purple and green)

Boy, does this look like a cool party to be invited to . . .

And here are some cool decorating AND game ideas for your party from  B.Nute Productions.

Clock Faces to incorporate into your NYE decor


Table Trees for Christmas

December 9, 2011

I always feel drawn to small Christmas trees. The delightful way they mimick a real fir tree, makes me smile :)

Over the next week I will show you how to make various little trees to decorate your front entrance, dining table, sideboard or even the floor (I’ll make a copse of trees).

Here’s a peek at the first one . . . done in my Christmas colours for 2011 – purple and turquoise/teal.

Made from a polystyrene foam cone & hand painted and free-cut raindrops


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