Advert. Last week I was challenged by the people at wrap.me to make something cool using their gorgeous wrapping paper. I’m a big fan of theirs having used their paper before to cover a notebook and my kids are always super pleased when we get some of their paper through the door, nothing cheers a four year old up as much as the site of their own face in print! As the paper is ultimately designed for wrapping gifts I thought I’d do just that, but instead of just parcelling something up I thought I’d challenge myself to working out how to make a paper gift bag! After a couple of tries I realised it’s actually a lot simpler than it seems so I’ve made a little video so that you can make one too!…
Sometimes a challenge comes through at just the right time and for us there couldn’t have been a better time to be asked to make a bouquet out of baby clothes. My days with a newborn are pretty much a hazy sleep deprived memory at the moment but my kids are about to welcome cousins into the family for the first time so exciting! I originally thought I’d be doing this craft on my own but when my four year old son saw what I was doing he wanted to be involved too, this really was a joint effort. This cute craft would be a great baby shower idea or is just a fun gift to make for a mum to be!
With the New Year now well and truly started and my bank balance looking predictably lousy I thought I would try my hand at making my own beauty products! There are some things that I believe are worth spending on *admires new fancy lipstick* but some things are so cheap and easy to make yourself that it’s really worth doing. Plus it’s more fun! With that in mind today I’m sharing an easy tutorial on how to make a sugar scrub.
At this time of year I’m always trying to think of gifts that I can make for family and hunting on Pinterest for handmade gift tutorials is one of my favourite ways to avoid the housework! All the tutorials I’ve included here would make great DIY Christmas gifts, but I also think they’d make great presents for birthdays too. There’s recipes, handmade toiletries, jewellery tutorials and handmade homeware too so hopefully something for everyone!
I love to sew but I’m always a bit scared about giving handmade gifts. What if my friends or family don’t think they’re up to scratch? Thankfully I have two people in my life that have always loved the things that I’ve made for them and that’s my kids.
As a mum I also get a lot of pleasure in seeing my kids play with or wear stuff I’ve made for them and with that in mind I asked some of my fellow bloggers to share gifts to sew for kids that they’ve made and that have received a lot of love back! I hope it will inspire you to sew something as a present too!