Thursday, 17 October 2013

Make Your Own Fun Gifts for Teachers :)

It is with both excitement and sadness that we are deep in the throws of moving country at the moment, with the house furniture packed up & floating somewhere in the Atlantic as we answer Africa's beckoning call home! So sadly tomorrow is Katies last day at nursery. I wanted to give her dear teachers something with a bit of "colourful us" thrown in, so after buying a load of pencils and glue at Poundland, heres what we came up with .. stationary cups/ vases made out of pencils!

Right now to make these you will need the following ...

Wrap a hairband elastic around the tin and start inserting pencils all the way around. Then glue each one together using superglue or a suitable wood glue.

Let dry and decorate as you please ...

I threw in some flower pots on top to raise the vibrance a notch higher even :)

Friday, 11 October 2013

A Princess Castle Party Prop

Heres one we made in the midst of moving house! We were surrounded by large cardboard boxes with loads of packing to do .. but somehow making decorations for Katies upcoming princess party seemed more interesting and this creation came to mind -

Heres how we did it-

We had 1 grocery left in the kitchen - namely coffee... and one sponge in the sink, and that was all we needed ;)

And heres are pics of the Princess having fun with it on the big day :)