Hey Everyone! Here is another Christmas card idea made exclusively with craft suppliers from K-Mart. Its so easy as well as being affordable!
This is what you will need – all of it can be purchased from the Craft Department at K-Mart except for the Washi tape which you will find in the stationary area.
Here is how you wake them:
With the gold paint pump bottles spray the cards carefully with paint. Make sure you have a good drop sheet to help protect everything else in your work area from the over spray. Don’t worry if the spray looks uneven or there are some bigger splatters here and there as the finished effect will look fine. The cards will curl a little because of the moisture but they should flatten out as they dry. If you are impatient like me use a small desk fan to quicken up the drying process
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 Christmas gift tor the new baby! This is a repeat on a previous blog but with a Christmas theme! I just love all the beautiful fabrics you can get at this time of year!!
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. I just bought these at Spotlight the other day. They will often have out of season towels on sale
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 is a great craft to do with a group of people. All the beads, wire etc is included in this handy kit. There is enough to make 6 angels. I purchased these from Ebay and they are a bit expensive but if you do them in a group you can share the cost.
This is the list of materials included in the kit
Instructions are simple and easy to follow
You will need to provide scissors, small pairs of pliers and craft glue to complete the angel. Some gold/silver ribbon or string is also needed to make a loop it you want to hang the angel as a decoration
If you are planning to do this craft in a group I found that separating the beads and putting them into small containers made it easier for participants.
The finished product is really cool
I have taught this craft in a small group on a number of occasions and the participants always enjoy the making and are really impressed with the finished result
Hello everyone. Here is another simple machine sewing idea that’s cute as well as useful. I am always attracted to all those beautiful bundles of fabric where each piece is already cut to size and you don’t have to worry about deciding on colours because all that is done for you. They are great for quilting and applique projects but also perfect for making small, easy projects like this one.
The ‘FFB’ (Fat Flat Bundle) as they are often called in stores is made up of 5 or 6 pieces of fabric each measuring around 45cm x 55cm. Measurements will vary – some will be 50cm x 54xm others 49cm x 52cm, however it doesn’t matter for this project, you will just end up with slightly different size bags.
They are not only easy to make but can be very useful. I like the idea of using them to ‘wrap’ a gift instead of using wrapping paper. The bag can then be used by the recipient to carry and store their new gift. Much more useful, innovative and eco friendly than using wrapping paper. Here are some pics of gift ideas you could use the bags for – great to hold gifts for adults, babies, boys and girls. And great to hold the gift for any occasion – birthdays, baby showers, kitchen teas, thank yous etc etc
Here is how you make them. First you need to choose your fabric – try and choose fabrics where the patterns are facing all directions, so you don’t need to worry about them being the right way up on your finished product.
Another simple handmade card idea to welcome the new baby. You can find everything you need in the Craft Department at K-Mart. Come up with your own baby themed designs or you can download my pattern for three card designs for free. Thank you to my sister, Cathy who inspired me with the ‘pram’ card that she designed.
Here is what you will need to purchase to make these cards. You will also need some scissors, a glue gun and some double sided tape (the normal variety and the mounting tape which has a bit of thickness to it). See pictures below of the materials and equipment you will need.
Here are some simple step by step instructions with photographs to show you how to make them. Have fun!
Here are the instructions for the Bird Hanging. It is very simple just like the owl but there are some differences so here are some step by step instructions to help you out. If you need a pattern you can purchase and download mine.
Make your templates using my pattern or your own with plastic sheeting or card board. You will need 2 pattern pieces for the body and the wing
Another card idea using supplies exclusively purchase at K-Mart. This one is all about owls but you can come up with your own ideas. If you want to copy mine you can purchase and download my pattern sheet with patterns for all 8 owls.
Here is what you will need from K-Mart. All of these products can be found in the Craft Department. You will also need scissors and double sided tape. A glue gun may come in handy too.
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.
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)