Category Archives: Craft

Easter egg decoration- part 2

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Eggs are finished, branches found  and the living room is ready for Easter. Honestly, I expected this to be a “mummy do it” craft, but the boys loved every step of it! Especially arranging eggs on the branches :)

Easter egg decorations – part 1

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Over a month ago I bough a pack of polystyrene eggs, (the same size as normal eggs) to make some Easter decorations. For days I was searching my head for ideas- pinterest and everywhere else for inspiration but couldn’t come up with anything that I really liked… And finally on Friday morning – a week before Easter- I got it. Keep it simple- use PVA and water mixture and pieces of tissue paper. Then I spent over an hour trying to locate polystyrene eggs, searching every craft box and every cupboard- they just VANISHED. How very annoying! Even more so that I already told my boys we could make an Easter egg craft together.

After a quick-ish trip to the craft store we came back with tiny polystyrene eggs-because that was all they had a week before Easter! Huh. Still. Nothing is a problem. At least we had something to decorate:)

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This is what we did:

We picked the colours of tissue paper we wanted to use (light blue, yellow and bright green) and cut them into pieces.

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(we hoped that some of the hearts would show through as a pattern- on finished eggs…and in places they are clear but next time I would use plain tissue paper)

In a jar I mixed some PVA glue with tap water in 1:1 ratio – stirring well to combine. Then we used cheap paint brushes to apply glue mixture onto polystyrene egg and covered with pieces of tissue paper.

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Coating generously with glue mixture we covered each egg with two-three layers of tissue paper. Making sure the last layer was also covered in glue (the glue mixture turns clear when dry).

We finished of with a piece of ribbon and a pin.

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So far we only have blue eggs, but hopefully in the next two days we will be able to add yellow and green eggs and decorate our house.

Just a usual post

New Year has begun…quite a while ago…and I felt like the first post of the year should bear some deeper significance, either being about something super healthy or about new year resolutions…or something along these lines. I put my personal expectations of this first post so high that many times I considered not to carry on blogging, because I couldn’t find enough time to come up with anything significant.

So I decided that my expectations of myself will not be joining me in writing this blog and just wanted to take an opportunity of a quick break in my day with sleeping Noah in my arms – and say Happy New Year and hope you all are doing well with your New Year resolutions and are on a good way to better You :).

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I think it’s the first creative thing I’ve done this year…  I can’t draw very well (as you may tell), but I do enjoy doodling.

Christmas tree cones

I am trying to write a Christmas craft tutorial…and do million other- daily living- things and it’s going very slowly. So in the mean time I thought I’d  share these Christmas trees I made for window decorations at my church.

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The one on the left I made using paper cone, that I made myself-(next time I think I would use a papier maché cone for more sturdy and easier work). I used textured card in 3 shades of green, 1 1/2 inch (4cm) round hole punch and liquid glue for paper (Pritt glue pen).

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I wanted to have two green Christmas tree cones so to make the crazy looking glittery green one I adapted the idea from here.

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In this instance that was the look I wanted to try out, but I do prefer the original idea of white cone Christmas tree, and it is very quick and easy to make when you follow steps from the original website.