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Button Love Heart Picture

 

I’ve been busy this weekend getting a few bits and pieces completed. The first is this 2nd love heart picture design. I decided to use buttons as I’d been given some lovely ones with my Mollie Makes magazine.

There wasn’t quite enough for this design so I used some others that I had been saving and recycled from old shirts and cardigans.

For the background I recycled an old column table lampshade that was ready to be thrown out but I really liked the texture and thought it would look great against the buttons.

I used double-sided tape to stick the buttons on to the textured background and used the same heart template that I used for the 3D butterfly heart picture.So now they can sit pretty next to each other…

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Handmade Button Heart Decoration

My friend bought me this cute heart decoration for my birthday which gave me the idea to attempt to make my own. I also had some cream buttons that were perfect for this project.
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I started by feeding the buttons onto thin wire. Feeding the wire through the holes or through the loop depending on the button type.
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I then fed a strip of galvanised wire through the back of the looped buttons to give structure to the decoration and make it easier to bend into a sturdy shape.
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I then attached the two ends of the galvanised wire by twisting the ends together. Once the wires were secured I bent the wire into a heart shape.

To make the decoration even sturdier I took some of the thinner wire and wrapped it between each button to secure them further to the galvanised wire. To finish I attached some beige ribbon to the back of the heart decoration and completed with a bow.

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Just Married Bunting – Free Vector Image

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One of my oldest friends got married yesterday and it was really nice to see her on her wedding day.

It was also the perfect opportunity to experiment with my dye cutting machine and I created a handmade “Just Married” bunting along with a handmade cut out design card.

I’ve include the “Just Married” vector image template for anyone to use, all you need to do is convert the file to SVG which can easily be done online. I placed the love heart bunting at the beginning, middle and end of the design in a contrasting colour and used some silver ribbon to finish. Easy Peasy!!

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Handmade Lantern made from a Glass Jar….

handmade lantern made from glass jarsIt’s been a while since my last post but I’ve been busy making these cute handmade lanterns. Made from glass jars, spray paint and garden string they are really easy and inexpensive to make. With summer not to far away I think these would look great scattered around the garden with tea lights…..what do you think???
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Happy Mother’s day!!!

Just a quick post to say Happy Mother’s Day and also to share with you my DIY vase. Recycled from an old tin can, brown paper and garden string I made this container for my Mother’s Day flowers. I also attached one of handmade string hearts for my mum to keep…… and this is what it looked like.
Happy Mothers Day!!!
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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….
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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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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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Creative Pancakes

Pancake day is not that far away so I’ve been looking for some delicious recipes that I can share with you. In my past experience I’ve not been that good at tossing a pancake so maybe these are a little bit adventurous for me! Maybe with a bit more practice I’ll be able to create some amazing pancakes like these……

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1. Pancake Art Doily

2.Memorial Day Breakfast Pancakes

3. Love heart pancake breakfast

4. Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes …..Birthday pancake cake!

5. Colourful Pancake

6. Rainbow Pancakes

7. Pancake Parcels

8. Buttermilk Pancakes with flower decoration

9. Birthday pancake cake

10. Cleaned out ketchup bottle to dispense your pancake batter. GREAT IDEA!!

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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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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…

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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.