This little fella would be very happily hang in a little one’s bedroom. He’s super easy to make with the help of some air dry clay and a handful of coloured buttons. Hop over to Hobbycraft to see our blog post on how to make him. Complete with template and video tutorial!
There’s a big pinwheel obsession going on in our household right now. Whilst playing around making paper wheels in the garden, I realised it would be just as easy to make a felt version that would make an awesome hairclip (/brooch/hairband/hatpin/keyring..?). This is a great one if you only have a short space of time and requires very little equipment. I didn’t have a hairclip base so I ripped an ugly one apart. Very satisfying!
January is renowed for diets, detox and exercise galore. We salute those motivated enough to avoid sweet treats completely, and we’re giving a nod (albeit a faint one) to healthy eating by giving up chocolate for a month. But we still need a little something to dunk in our tea, hence these lemon button biscuits. They were also the perfect opportunity to try out our new Christmas baking gifts.
We saw this really lovely craft tutorial on Country Baskets for a simple button tree decoration, so we thought it would make a perfect festive Nap Time Craft.
For this project you will need:
- An assortment of green buttons in different sizes
- 1 small yellow button
- 3 medium-sized red buttons
- Craft wire
- Wire cutters/scissors
- Bakers twine to hang decoration
Begin by cutting your wire. You need to cut it to double the length of your finished tree. You also need a bit extra to tie the decoration at the bottom, and a loop to hang it at the top.
Today’s Nap Time Craft is so quick, it can be done while the kettle is on.
For this craft you will need:
- An assortment of buttons/flat-backed tins/photo paper (depending on which type of magnet you choose)
- Self-adhesive magnet sheet
- Craft knife
Cut the magnetic sheet to fit the back of the button. You need to use buttons that have a flat back and not the shanked variety.
Peel off the back of the magnetic sheet, and stick it onto the back of the button.