Category: Crafts

Strawberry & Raspberry Scented Play dough Recipe

Strawberry & Raspberry Scented Play dough Recipe

*This  Strawberry & Raspberry Play Dough Recipe contains affiliate links. With the winter weather meaning we have a few more home days just recently I’ve been reaching for some easy indoor activities to keep the littles occupied. Our tub of homemade play dough has been […]

A Christmas Playdough Recipe and a cool way to wrap it!

A Christmas Playdough Recipe and a cool way to wrap it!

Florence loves play dough (what toddler doesn’t?!) and she’s been asking me to play it almost every day since our last tub had to be thrown out as she’d left the lid off and mushed all the colours together. I’ve been meaning to have another […]

DIY Easter Bunny Treat Bag Tutorial

DIY Easter Bunny Treat Bag Tutorial

So you guys seemed to love my DIY reindeer food sack  tutorial at Christmas so much, so I thought I’d try and recreate something similar for Easter. These little Bunny treat bags are just the cutest and add a lovely extra touch to your Easter Gifts.

I’ve used them to wrap up plastic fillable eggs or small treat size Easter Eggs like Cadbury’s Creme Eggs but you could always size up and use them to wrap bigger eggs or gifts if you fancied too.

What do you need?

Square of Pastel Coloured Fabric

Googly Eyes

Elastic Band

Ribbon

Plastic / treat size Easter Egg

White Pom Pom or Cotton Wool Ball

How to make a DIY Easter Bunny Bag

Lay your fabric square down on a flat surface with a corner pointing to you. Lay your egg (this one here is filled with homemade play dough, but you could fill yours with anything you like) and roll it up inside the fabric until you meet the opposite corner. You’ll have a sausage like shape with a pointed end either side.

Bring each end up to the top and cross them over to make the ears, using the elastic band to keep them in place.

Stick two googly eyes to the front. I used a hot glue gun as it just sticks better but you could use PVA glue if you have more patience than I do!

Turn your bunny bag around and stick the white pom pom to the back to make the tail.

Finish it off by tieing a ribbon around the bottom of the ears.

How cute do these look? I’ve made a couple of these for each of the children in our family and filled them with all sorts of treats including homemade play dough, chocolate buttons and sensory eggs.

They’d look super cute at different stations around an Easter Egg hunt or you could add them to your own little one’s Easter Basket like I have for Florence.

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DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper

DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper

With all eyes on the impact we have on the planet I’m making a conscious effort to make this Christmas as Eco Friendly as possible. I’ve tried to opt for wooden toys over plastic for Florence, I’ve made a lot of gifts rather than bought […]

How to make a Pumpkin Table Centrepiece

How to make a Pumpkin Table Centrepiece

With Hallowe’en all over and done with for most of us, I’ll bet there are a whole bunch of redundant pumpkins hanging around your homes right now. Well, think twice before you completely write them off and take them out with the rubbish… I’ve got […]

How to make DIY Reindeer Food Sack

How to make DIY Reindeer Food Sack

While Florence is a little young to really understand what on earth is going on this Christmas,  I have made these cute little Reindeer Food Bags for the older children in our family and I thought I would share a little tutorial on how you can make them too. Alternatively, if you just don’t have the time but would still like to have one, you can buy one from my new facebook page here.  All the proceeds are going towards our big savings pot for our house!

All you need is:

1 x cup of porridge oats

Glitter

1tbsp cinnamon

Zip Lock Food Bag

Burlap square of around 9″ x 9″

Googly eyes

Red ribbon

Jingle bell

Hot Glue Gun

First things first, you will need to make your reindeer food. Mix your porridge oats, glitter and ground cinnamon together in a bowl. You could also use ginger or mixed spice depending on your preference. Pour the mixture into a zip lock bag, collecting it into one corner of the bag and tie the string around the top to make a cone shape.

Next, grab your burlap square and place the bag in the centre. Fold one corner of the burlap twice into the centre and then repeat on the opposite side. Roll both sides in to cover the bag.

Now fold the two ends up and pinch together at the top of where the bag is. Tie together with string and you should have the basic shape of your reindeer – the head and two ears.reindeer food sack 2

Next is the fun part. Using your hot glue gun, stick the googly eyes & Pom Pom nose onto one side of the head to form Rudolph’s face. Then simply tie your ribbon in a bow around the base of the ears to hide the string and add the jingle bell for decoration.

And there you have it, a super cute Reindeer Food Sack!

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