DIY Sharpie plant pot tutorial

  I realised the other day that although I’d shared my handy Ikea plant pot hack on my YouTube channel, I hadn’t actually blogged about it, so I’m making up for that now with a quick tutorial. This is such an easy hack – I used cheap and cheerful Kardemumma pots from Ikea which even have horizontal lines on them already, making it even more of a piece of cake. All you need are ceramic planters and a black medium Sharpie (or marker pen) – and that’s it! Using the Sharpie, draw a scalloped edge under the top edge of…

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Create Make Share #5: BLOOM

Images (clockwise from top left): Emily Quinton, Gooseberry Fool, FrenchMango_Creations, Fireflies and Mudpies It’s been another inspiring month for the Create Make Share linky, hosted by myself together with Anthea from Zing Zing Tree and Emma from Kids Craft Room. The ‘green’ theme felt so fresh and uplifting – I’ve picked my favourite crafting moments. These were bright and refreshing, but also had a wonderful sense of quiet about them – Emily’s homemade garland hanging above those gorgeous bulbs, Rachel’s moment of mindfulness while catching up on some crochet, Peggy’s cute little embroidery piece for her new creative venture and…

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Easy Valentines cards for kids to make

Spotted these heart caterpillars on Pinterest (where else?!) and thought they’d be perfect for the twins’ Valentines cards this year. I cut out hearts in lots of colours and then the twins stuck them onto a sheet of A4 white card, folded lengthways in half. They added googly eyes and pipe cleaner antennae. It was Ez’s idea to use two hearts to make a butterfly on the back of the card and then both the twins wanted to keep going so they grabbed their felt tips and coloured sky and grass. We’re not home for Valentines this year (away in…

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