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Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas…

Mothers day is only a few days away so I thought id share with you some handmade mother’s day gift ideas I’ve found.My favourite is No8 Oh happy day’s free printable mother’s day breakfast flags and messages. I’ve included my very own handmade string heart, let me know what your favourite handmade mother’s day gift is….
handmade mothers day gift ideas
1.Mother’s day cupcake topper
2.Pretty fabric covered plant pots.
3.Handmade 3D letter – Spell out MUM or Mothers initial?
4.A photo bookmark for mum
5.Upcycled tin can vase/plant pot.
6.Scented draw liners – Free template
7.Hand painted “I Love U” pebbles
8.Mothers day breakfast – Free printable
9. I love you this much cute card
10. Handmade string love heart

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St Patrick’s Day Glass Decoration – Free Template

As it’s St Patrick’s day this Saturday I though I would make something quick and easy with a St Patrick’s day theme. So here are some four leaf clover glass decorations with a free template for you to use. I printed mine on coloured card but you could just used white or cream.

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How to make a string heart charm decoration…

I love little heart charms and door knob decorations and I’ve been trying to think of a simple handmade project I could do and share with you.

A few weeks ago I blogged about Handmade Valentine Gifts and came across Michele’s Sunkissed Heart Wreath.

Michele’s tutorial inspired me to come up with my own string hearts, Michele uses balloons to create a hollow heart wreath but I’ve created solid heart decorations using built up cardboard, I built the cardboard up to create a 3D effect and I’ve include a tutorial on how to create your very own.

I’ve made 2 heart decorations, a smaller one as a key ring charm and a larger heart as a door knob decoration.

Let me know what you think……
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Hand made string heart keyring charm decoration
How to make a string heart charm decoration

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Eat Me Cake and Food Toppers – Free Template

I’ve been busy this week making and designing all sorts of things for a Mad Hatters Tea Party I’m attending in April (I’ll keep you posted on everything we make!!). Today I’ve made some Eat Me Cake and Food Toppers so I though I’d share them with you and include some free templates if anyone fancied having a go (templates attached at the bottom of this blog). If anyone has any Mad Hatter Tea Party ideas I’d love to hear them, you can also take a look at my pinterest board to see where I’ve been getting my inspiration!

I managed to get the swirl shape of the flag by using doubled sided tape and rolling the cocktail stick along the flag.

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Origami Fortune Cookie in a Mini Take Out Box

origami fortune cookies and mini take out boxWell here is my very own handmade valentine gift….An Origami Fortune Cookie in a Mini Take Out Box!! I’m using mine as a valentine gift with a personal message but I think it could be used and decorated for all sorts of occasions such as weddings, birthdays, new year or it can even be used as a mini jewellery gift box. I found a template for the take out box at Mirkwood Designs, you will find lots of box templates that you can use for all your handmade crafting needs on there. I was going to create a tutorial to make an origami fortune cookie but I’ve found two great examples that helped me: 1. HP Fortune Cookie Tutorial 2.Origami Fortune Cookies from The Pretty Blog, both come with free templates you can use!!

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Mini Take Out Box

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Valentine’s Day Handmade Gift Ideas…

Valentine’s day is fast approaching so I’ve been searching for some handmade gifts and ideas which I can make over the weekend! I’ve pinned some ideas to my pinterest board but here are my favourite diy valentine gifts so far…

handmade valentine gifts

1. Antique style valentine puzzle purse.

2. Valentine love heart candle lanterns.

3.Tiny love heart garland.

4. Doilie love heart sweets.

5. Arrow cupcakes.

6. Love heart paper clips.

7. Small love hearts framed.

8. Heart wreath.

9. Love heart bookmarks.

10. Button love heart framed.

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Easy Peasy Bird Clips

Its been a while since I published my last post! I’ve been busy making and creating which i will update you on very soon. But in the mean time I though I’d share with you these easy peasy Bird clips I made way before Christmas. I used mine to hang my Christmas Cards up with. I Tied garden string around the banister and attached my Christmas Cards using these. Since then I’ve been using them to organise my scrap fabrics and papers together and I’m sure you can find a million other uses for them so they don’t need to go into the loft with all the other Christmas decorations.  They are really simple, so simple in fact  you probably don’t need a tutorial to show you how to make them………but I made one anyway! Hope you like it…..

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How to make a Cushioned Love Heart Decoration!

I’ve been wanting to make one of these for some time I’d just not got round to it. I’ve used mine as a keyring for one of my cupboards but it could be used as a Christmas decoration, hung on a door handle or draw knob. I know I say this every time but its really simple to make, I’m a complete novice but this is how did it…

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How to Make a Gift Bag!

How to make a Gift Bag

Here’s another How to…. How to make a gift bag. I found the first one a little fiddly but after I’d made a couple it was really easy. If you’re planning on making a few its worth creating a template so you don’t have to keep measuring.

So here goes…

How to make a gift bag!