Showing posts with label simple craft for kids. Show all posts
Showing posts with label simple craft for kids. Show all posts

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Make Your Own Luggage Tags

Craft:


We just got back from holidays. It was Thom's first trip overseas and we had an absolute ball.

I had hoped to post this before we left - but ran out of time. With our bags all packed, we just needed luggage tags. So I thought we might make our own. 

We each made one - Thom used an old painting he had done and I used a cute Molly Makes calendar I had.




They were really simple and reminded me of the gift tags I made for Christmas a few years back or the fabric style labels - see links here and here.

Materials:
  • paper, card or a photo would also be great that you can print  or write on
  • contact paper (or laminator if you are lucky to have one)
  • pens, stamps, glitter (use your imagination)
  • ribbon 
  • hole punch
  • scissors
1. First cut out your tags, mine are 10cm x 4cm

2. Print, write or decorate the front however you like (I just stamped each of ours with 'MINE' which sort of made me giggle.

3. Write your contact details on the back.

4. Contact both sides, making sure not to get any bubbles in them.

5. Cut out the tags ensuring you keep a little bit of contact around the edges to ensure they stay stuck together.

6. Sew around the edge with a simple straight stitch to secure the contact. You don't have to do this step but I think it will help the tag last a little longer - and it looks pretty too!

7. Punch a hole through the top of the tag and attach to your bag with a ribbon.


Enjoy!

Caity x

Friday, 12 April 2013

Button Magnets

Creative Ideas:


I've had this project sitting around for a while now. I finally got around to getting some magnets this week so I could get it finished.

To make these magnets you will need:
  • Large flat buttons
  • Super glue
  • Flat magnets


Simply glue the magnets to the back of the buttons. Leave to dry and use!



It couldn't be easier.... could it!

Happy creating

Caity x

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Pretty Tulle 'Nanna' Coat Hangers

Craft:

I'm still on holidays (bliss for me, I know) and while I did pack a fair bit of sewing to do I have found it really hard to pick up anything.

So this week I have another great SUPER easy project that you can make for under $3!!!

There is a little story to go with these coat hangers first. My grandmother, on my father's side, was blind. She only lost her sight later in her life, but my memory of her is of her having no vision.

Like many women of her time, she was amazing at embroidery, could crochet and knit like no tomorrow and loved to bake.

When she lost her sight I think she struggled for a long time until my granddad organised her to make these simple hangers. Needless to say every time we went to visit I could come home with some more coat hangers.

I still have a couple at home now - amazing purples, greens and pinks. 

They really are so simple to make I will keep the instructions basic.

What you will need:
  • wire coat hangers
  • tulle (0.6m per hanger)
  • ribbon, flower or something to decorate
  • scissors

1. Cut up all the tulle into strips of approx 2cm wide and 11cm or 4.5 inches long (if you don't have a ruler that's ok - just use the length of your iPhone like I did!!).


2. Start tying the tulle in simple single knots around the wire hanger until you have filled the hanger.


3. Attach ribbon or pretty flowers to the base of the hook and admire!


This is a great project for the kids to do (obviously you may need to cut up the tulle for them!). They are also really cheap to make. This is a breakdown of the costs to give you an idea:
  • 0.6m tulle per hanger = $2.1 ($3.50/m at Spotlight)
  • Wire hangers = 35c each ($3.50 for pack of 10 at Kmart) 
  • 50cm Ribbon for bows = 17.5c (35c meter at Spotlight)
Happy crafting!

Caity x