We recently helped organise and participated in a local market. It was lots of fun and it gave us the opportunity to get creative and spend time together. Thank you to Andie for the awesome shot above of the Market. This is one of the cards which my daughter designed. We are donating a portion […]
Getting your children involved in preparing for their own birthday party can be lots of fun and teaches them important life skills. You can teach them how to budget for their birthday, help prepare and decorate treats such as cupcakes and help them to create party favours like these adorable Fairy Butterfly Wands which we have […]
So, we decided to go with a Butterfly Princess Crown but you can go for a prince crown and decorate it with whatever you find more “princely”. What you will need: White cardboard (you can use paper but the cardboard is less likely to break) Colouring pencils or crayons Decorations – eg. sequins, glitter, fuzzy […]
It is holiday time again and whether you are you having a vacation or a staycation it is always great to have a few ideas to keep kids (and adults) busy. This upcycling idea is great fun and also helps to organise all those pens, pencils and crayons that often have no home. What you will […]
Easter is hopping around the corner and it’s holidays so why not make these cute little bunny tops which you can add to your easter baskets, breakfasts or use them to decorate your home. My daughter insisted that we make both boy and girl bunnies and we actually got quite creative in the end. We […]
At the end of the year (and if your house is a bit like our house) you will be left with half finished paints, paper, stickers and more. Pop these into a box that you can move around easily and whip out before the “I’m Bored” comes out. This way, you will use up all the […]
Barely over a week until Christmas and that means we need quick but meaningful gift ideas. Earlier this year, I shared some Natural Beauty Recipes and the Cinnamon Sugar Scrub is ideal for a quick but special gift. Cinnamon Sugar Scrub What you will need: Glass Jar Ribbon Wooden Scoop (optional) Ingredients Brown Treacle Sugar Cinnamon Olive […]
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if instead of spending money, we celebrated Christmas in the spirit it is meant to be celebrated? Yes, gifts are wonderful, I am the first one to admit it (she says after receiving some gifts from her brother which she can’t wait to open!) but maybe we can change our focus just a […]
Why not do some recycling/upcycling this Christmas?! You can have a white Christmas after all… Wash out an old Mayo/Pickles Jar and fill it with Epsom Salts. Drop in a tealight candle and light. Adds fantastic Christmas cheer to any table and looks really sweet when you group various sizes together.
Too many Lego pieces lying around? Put them to good use and make these Lego cufflinks for the guys this Christmas. Lego Cufflinks What you will need Plain Cufflinks or Cufflink backings (try looking at craft stores or your dad’s cupboard, the backings will look better) Superglue (Try Bostik’s glue for Plastics with Primer) Lego pieces […]
Our next homemade gift will be a fun gift for the guys. Can you guess what it is?
This is a great idea for getting the kids involved in creating a little bit of love for Christmas! Permanent Pen Mug What you will need Inexpensive White Mug Thin-tip Permanent markers And of course, an Oven! Directions Map out your design on paper. Draw the design on your mug using your permanent markers. Bake in […]
This is a great idea, especially for the holidays where everyday you have something on. This will be a lifesaver and make a really gorgeous gift! Chocolate & Peppermint Dry Shampoo Ingredients 1 cup Corn Flour 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil What you will need Bowl Wooden Spoon Glass Jar […]
Our next homemade gift smells delicious…but you don’t eat it! Come back soon to find out what it is.
I love this idea (as with all the other homemade gift ideas) but the great thing about it is you can either purchase a new tray as I did or you can upcycle an existing tray that you have! Chalkboard Tray (Serving) What you will need Chalkboard Paint Old or New Tray (you can use […]
I saw this idea on our holiday in Hermanus and luckily we live by the coast and have access to shells and starfish but if you don’t you could get creative and find another theme. I just thought the starfish idea was super cute and would make a lovely gift. Starfish Wall Hanging What you […]