Mini Makers: Dream Jars

dream jars - hobbycraft

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams” – Roald Dahl

It’s Roald Dahl day today! So we thought we’d share the dreamy dream jars we made over the summer for Hobbycraft. Like everything we do, they’re easy to make with glitter and PVA glue and given a gentle glow with a battery-operated tea light.

If you fancy making your own glittery jar then our tutorial is over on the Hobbycraft website.

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Mini Makers: Glitter Thank You Cards

glitter thank you cards

We’re still at the stage with Harper where we have to remind her to say “please” and “thank you” from time to time. So after receiving a lovely bunch of Christmas gifts, we wanted to make sure we got our thank you cards out without delay. Because Harper loves glitter, and because she had enjoyed making some glittery Christmas tree decorations, we decided to have one more go using the sparkly stuff for this really simple craft project.

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The Glitter’s Out….

mad blog awards

We’ve got the glitter out because we’re celebrating being finalists in the MAD Awards for Best Craft Blog! We’re so grateful for everyone who voted for us and want to say a big thank you. So, um, THANK YOU! We don’t get to go out very often either so the promise of an awards ceremony (as well as a day without the little lovelies) is highly exciting.

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Frozen Olaf Snowglobe DIY

frozen olaf snow globe little button diaries tutorial

Do you Want to Build a Snowglobe?

Like 99.9% of all little girls, my 2 and a half year old is obsessed with Frozen. What IS it with that film? I now find her singing Let it Go in her sleep (cute) and find me singing it in my head. All. Day. Long (annoying).

If you’re after a cute little Christmas Project, this is a great one to do with kiddies. Obviously it doesn’t have to be Olaf, you could just make a snowman (or The Snowman!) or use a plastic figurine instead of making one from fimo.

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Nap Time Crafts: Simple glitter card

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Want a simple and super (super) quick card? This one takes about 10 minutes to make (plus drying time). When Harper turned 1 we decided to make her a little card from her best buddy Amelie. Kids love to get involved with a bit of glittler and glue.

You will need:
Card stock

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Glitter Banner

Happy birthday glitter banner how to

In a few weeks my Little Button will be one year old. I’m sure every mother says this but I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone. She has changed from a tiny baby to my sweet, characterful little girl.

We’re planning a small family party for her and I’m busily preparing decorations for the occasion. I apologise now if my next 50 posts are all birthday craft related!

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Song Lyric Artwork


“I’m just sitting on a shelf” is one of my all-time favourite song lyrics from the band She and Him. Their first album, which the song comes from, has so much meaning in our household that I wanted to display the lyrics somehow.

After a search on Pinterest I found an inventive way of displaying the lyrics via a beautiful mess. This is a really simple project and the possibilities are endless.

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