Craft Inspired by K-Mart, Part 6 – Origami Flowers in Terracotta Pots

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)

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This is how you make this project…Read More »

‘Best Wishes’ Card with Cute Wooden Shapes

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.

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Craft shops will supply most of the materials required for this craft but I bought most of them fairly cheaply in the…Read More »

Simple Water Colour Painting – ‘Flowers’

Hi everyone,

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…Read More »

Handmade cards using ‘T2’ Recycled Packaging

I bought some cups from T2 the other day and they packaged them in this great tissue paper. It was so cool I couldn’t throw it out so I kept it stored in my craft room until I would need it for some craft project one day.

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The inspiration finally came and the other day and I created these cards. Very simple yet effective using the tissue paper as the background feature.

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Crafts Inspired by Kmart – Part 3, More quick and easy card making!

Hello everyone, I’m back!! Been away on Holidays but back home now crafting again in my craft room. Here is another craft idea using only suppliers from Kmart. So it’s cheap and easy to organise – just one store to get all your supplies. Another great idea to do in a group!

This is what you will need for this project

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The first step is to choose one of the designer pages from the ‘Designer Paper Pad’ andRead More »

Crafts Inspired by K-Mart, Part 2 – It’s Party Time!!

Here it is! – another crafty idea inspired by the K-Mart. This time I have used my ideas to help you decorate for a simple party. Can be adapted to suit any kind of party, birthday, baby shower etc. All you need can be found in the K-Mart store i.e. paper bags, place cards, tags, string, printed tape (craft dept), bulldog clips (stationary) and wooden plates and cutlery (party).

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All finished, and don’t they look gorgeous!! Happy Easter Everyone!

Thanks for waiting to see the finished product. Kate spent most of the afternoon and evening yesterday filling them with chocolate eggs, ‘paper macheing’ them closed and then painting them. They look great! A wonderful handmade gift for everyone on Sunday morning. Happy Easter everyone. He is risen!

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Watch this Space! Easter Project 2017

My daughter found this great Easter Craft on Facebook. She especially liked the paper mache eggs filled with small chocolate eggs. Check it out:

She was so excited about giving it ago we had to go straight to the supermarket to buy the chocolate eggs and water balloons.  I even had to rearrange my craft room and make room for her on my craft table so that she could make them as soon as we got home.

Here are some photos of the progress. Stay posted to see the end product. She is making a whole bunch of them to give away to friends and family this Easter. Go Kate!

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Amazing Origami Paper Flowers

This is one of the best crafts you can do with a group of girls young and old. I have taught this one many times and it is always successful. You make each petal separately with very easy origami folding. I think I have made about a thousand of these over the years and there are plenty around my house! I don’t think I will ever get tired of making them. I will definitely be posting more example in the future…Read More »