Washi Tape Swizzle Sticks

DianaBirthdays, Christmas, Crafts, New Years, Party decorations

Washi tape craft ideas

Washi Tape Swizzle Sticks I made these easy wash tape swizzle sticks for the kids at our New Years Eve party last week.  Each year we celebrate with five families and their kids – 10 adults and 14 kids for dinner.  The adults were in the dining room – the kids in the kitchen. Why? enquired my oldest child as … Read More

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Cardboard Mountain Christmas Decorations

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Cardboard mountains

Cardboard Mountain Christmas Decorations I have an illness.I find it impossible to throw big cardboard boxes (and jam jars and tin cans) away without first making them into something. This cardboard box was positively screaming to be made into cardboard mountain christmas decorations. Instructions: First cut the box into flat panels. Then cut peaks into the cardboard sheets. Paint the tips … Read More

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Gold Party Decorations

DianaBirthdays, Crafts, Decoration, Design, Leavers Party Ideas, Party decorations, Projects, Quotes & Sayings, Recycled

Party decorations

Gold Party Decorations This summer my daughter graduated from primary school.  She’s my youngest, so this really feels like the end of an era.  I made most of the decorations for the party, many of which I have previously blogged about. The venue of the party is the school itself, which has a decidedly institutional in feel.  And the budget … Read More

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Easy Halloween Decorations

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Easy Halloween Decorations

Easy Halloween Decorations Halloween is one of the kids favourite holidays.  And why wouldn’t it be? With the opportunity to run around the neighbourhood unsupervised, demanding sweets with menaces!  The holiday has really taken off in the UK in the past 5 years.  It used to be enough to plonk a pumpkin outside your front door for a few hours.  Not any … Read More

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Paint Chip Banner DIY

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Paint chip banner

Paint Chip Banner DIY My daughter has been away on a school trip all week – and while I missed her like mad, I was pretty sure she will have been kept so busy, she won’t have given us a second thought. We also have builders in re doing our sitting room and dining room (the electrician today) – he’s keeps … Read More

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