Here us a another simple sewing craft from my Craft Room with a Pattern to Download if you need it. A great way to add some decoration for a special celebration or just to brighten up one of the kids rooms. The style and look you want to create is only limited by your imagination. I have kept to a bright, floral theme but you could pick a more pastel palette to decorate for a baby shower or baby room.
So here is what you need – a range of fabrics, Pom Pom garland and some twine. You will also need a sewing machine and scissors.
Here are the instructions on how you make the flags:
Continue reading “Simple Pom Pom Flag Bunting”
Here is another K-Mart craft using only craft supplies you can easily and cheaply buy in K-Mart. As I explained in my previous post K-Mart have made some changes in their craft department so if you find that you cannot find something that I have used please let me know.
This is another easy card project which is great to do with a group of adults or kids. The cards are very simple to make, require no previous experience or expensive equipment and you don’t even need to be crafty to make them.
So here we go. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave a comment below.
Here is what you will need. You can find all of these items in the Craft Department at K-Mart except for the ‘Washi Tape’ – you will find that in the Stationery Department
Here is how you make them:
Continue reading “K-Mart Crafts Revisited – Part 2”
Hello everyone, this is a simple and quick sewing craft that makes a really cute baby gift. You can hand sew or use the sewing machine to make it an even quicker craft. I have kept to the ladybird theme but you can come up with your own simple designs. You can download my pattern if you need to for a small cost.
This is the materials that you will need: some scraps of fabric, embroidery thread, Heat n Bond Lite, and a pack of body suits. I got mine from K-Mart and they were pretty cheap for a pack of 4. You will also need fabric scissor, an embroidery needle and an iron.
This is how you make it: Continue reading “Ladybird Baby – Appliquéd Bodysuit”
Hello everyone. It’s been along time since my last post but I am back again with plenty of great ideas to share.
One of my viewers liked one of my K-Mart crafts and then told me that she went to K-Mart to get the supples and found that they no longer stocked what she needed. I can imagine the disappointment so I am very sorry!
I went to K-Mart as soon as I could to check it out and found that a lot has changed in their craft department. They seem to have swapped suppliers so some of their stock is the same just labelled differently. However a lot of things they have stopped stocking altogether. Such a shame but I suppose this happens with big business!
I got over my disappointment pretty quickly though and took up the challenge to come up with some new ideas! So my K-Mart posts will be similar but different to the previous posts but you can be assured that all you need you can find easily and cheaply at K-Mart.
I am sure that this won’t be the end of more changes so if you find that you can’t buy something where I said you can please let me know!
So here is my first simple craft made with craft supplies from K-Mart. It is similar to a previous post with a few changes. Hope you like it.
These are the supplies you will need
You will also need a pair of scissors and a glue gun which you can also purchase in the craft department.
How to make them:
Continue reading “K-Mart Crafts Revisited! Part 1”
Did know that Christmas is only just over a month away. Where has this year gone?
To help you get into the spirit early here is an easy handmade Christmas card idea. I have used mixed media – paper, felt, buttons, paint, hessian/linen etc and I love machine sewing on cards. It quick and easy and looks awesome. I enjoy using a variety of media when making my cards as it just makes them that bit more interesting and appealing. (These cards will be for sale on my Etsy store if you haven’t the time or the gear to make them yourself)
You had better get cracking then on those handmade cards! Your friends and family will be impressed with these!! Here is some photos and instructions on how to make them…
Old music paper is hard to find so when you do get your hands on some it’s pretty precious – well to me anyway?? To make sure it never runs out I photocopy mine and you can bearly notice the difference between the original and the copy (if you don’t ever put them side by side that is).
Continue reading “Christmas Cards – Music, Christmas Trees and Golden Splatter!”
This is a quick and easy Christmas craft to decorate the tree or give away as a stocking filler. Great to do together with a group of ladies.
You will need some wooden old fashioned pegs, white paint, ribbons, glitter paper, Bomboniere/favour circles with gold/silver trim, white plastic lollipop sticks and thin wool. Most of these things can be purchased at a craft shop or those cheap variety stores (in the craft section). The bomboniere circles are a little bit harder to find – I bought mine at Lincraft. They are made of either tulle or organza.
If you haven’t got time to go shopping I have kits for sale on my Etsy store. The best thing with the kits is that some of the steps are done for you – the pegs come already painted and the wing template is are already traced onto the glitter card.
Here is some step by step photo instructions to show you how to make them:
Continue reading “Christmas Crafts – Organza/Tulle Peg Angels”
These would have to be one of the easiest Christmas cards to make. All you need is some scraps of Christmas paper and some sparkly diamantes.
All you do is rip thin strips of paper into different lengths to position to look like a Christmas tree
Of course you can go to town with the embellishing with things like sequins, stars and snowflake hole punch shapes but try to keep it simple. If you are using plain cards you could decorate with a simple Christmas stamp if you want to. I have use a snowflake stamp to give the background a bit of interesting detail, but plain would be fine too. You could also have some fun with some watered down paint and a toothbrush to give that flicked paint effect.
This is a fun craft to do in a group as it is easy and you don’t need much equipment and you could just gather together your paper scraps from last season.
Since publishing this post K-Mart have changed stockists and some of these items are no longer available in their stores. Sorry for the inconvenience but hope the ideas will still inspire you. Thanks, Chrissy
Hello again. Another craft inspired by craft supplies purchased only at K-Mart. This idea features one of my favourite crafts of all time – origami flowers. I have mentioned these in a previous post. They are so simple to make and look so effective.
These are the supplies you will need – all purchased at K-Mart in the craft department – 5x Designer Paper Pads, Mini Terracotta Pots, Beads Kit, Set of Colour Pencils, Washi Tape and a Bag of White Stones (you will find these in the Home Wares section). You will also need scissors, PVA Glue and a glue gun (you can also buy all these items at K-Mart)
This is how you make this project… Continue reading “Craft Inspired by K-Mart, Part 6 – Origami Flowers in Terracotta Pots”
Here is another one of my loves – Crochet! I tried knitting but found that with crochet I could be a bit more creative. There are so many different stitches and patterns you can do.
This is an easy project and the fun and creativity is really in the type of yarn you use. I wait for a good sale at Spotlight and buy some unusual yarns at a good price to make these. Because it’s the yarn that makes them interesting, you don’t need to know how to do any fancy, complicated stitches.
The scarf is also thin so you don’t need as much yarn and it doesn’t take quite so long. I think the thin scarf is pretty stylish and more suitable for our Aussie winters (?well Brisbane ones anyway).
Here is one that I made just the other day. I used some really cool yarn called ”Oxley” that I bought at Spotlight on sale. It is a very textured yarn with a blend of colours and thicknesses which makes it quite interesting to work with. I used a large 9mm crochet hook for this one as the yarn is quite thick in places.
I taught myself how to crochet so I do not claim to be an expert by any measure. There are some great ‘How to Crochet’ books out there and plenty of videos on You Tube if you are interested.
One thing to be aware of here is that there are different stitch techniques and names depending on which country you are from. I learnt the UK stitch names and techniques and in this project I am using a Double Treble stitch. This stitch is the same as a Treble Crochet in the US version.
I found these videos on Youtube on how to do a Double Treble/Treble Crochet. There are lots of them so have a good look and have a go!!
The first step for this project is to… Continue reading “The ”Thin” Scarf – Easy Crochet”
Hey everyone! This is a really simple machine sewing project for beginners sewers but also a great, quick and easy project for the more experienced sewers out there. Makes a great ‘new baby’ gift!
They don’t need much fabric so I have used up a lot of my quilting scraps for this project. The backing is made of toweling so it makes them nice and soft and absorbent. You can purchase this on the roll at Spotlight or any fabric store, however I just purchased some cheap towels from the supermarket or department stores. If you use a darker colour they wont show up stains as easy.
You will need a piece of cotton fabric and toweling ~25cm x 35cm and 2 large press studs to complete this project. And of course you need the pattern – please click here to download it for free.
Here are the instructions on how to make this quick and easy bib…. Continue reading “How to Make a Simple Baby Bib”
Here is another card-making idea using a range of different media – card, recycled paper, fabric (linen), string (jute twine), buttons and wooden shapes.
I bought this great stack of recycled paper one day at a Florist/Gift Store. I have used this paper so much in my card making since I purchase it – luckily it was a big stack! I just love the recycled, old fashioned, rustic look to gives to my cards.
Craft shops will supply most of the materials required for this craft but I bought most of them fairly cheaply in the… Continue reading “‘Best Wishes’ Card with Cute Wooden Shapes”
I really felt like painting the other day so I got out my watercolours and watercolour paper pad and had a go.
I thought flowers would be cheery subject and so I stuck to that theme for the next few hours and came up with these creations. With flowers you really don’t need to come up with new ideas – you can find inspiration from others peoples artwork or from nature itself.
The different shapes and colours of flowers is endless. I found my inspiration from a folk art book that I found online but you can find ideas from all sorts of places – greeting cards, gift wrapping, kids books, art books, fabrics – flowers appear as a decorating feature on lots of things, you just need to look around! I
I have made cards from my creations that are for sale on my Etsy Store.
Here is how I made my creations… Continue reading “Simple Water Colour Painting – ‘Flowers’”