Wedding Favours and Cards

October 31, 2011

An  assortment of designs for wedding cards or invites

Lattice basket with heather and almonds with a small heather and thistle corsage attached to basket with hot glue gun (wire can be used )

Flower with almonds using net petals with almonds inside  Tartan ribbon and heather and thistle corsage  are held and  the petals are placed around the corsage and wired together to form the flower white or green florist tape is wrapped around the stem 

Organza bag with night light bag painted to match bridesmaids dress using pebeo silk and fabric paints- tartan ribbon rosette ( thread ribbon at one edge and pull both sides to form a rosette)glue or sew on a small ribbon rosebud and attach rosette to bag 

How to glass paint a tealight holder

October 29, 2011

A quick and simple Christmas Tee Light Decoration, made using an Old CD, acetate, Peel Offs Stickers, candy Tray, Transparent Glass paint (Pebeo Vitrail, Pebeo Vitrea 160 Pens) and Glue. The outline of the Pee-off’s give a leaded stained glass appearance to the design.

Peel Off Sticker on acetate Peel Off Sticker on acetate after painting

Peel Off Sticker on an acetate sheet

Peel Off Sticker on acetate sheet with the cavity area painted using Pebeo Vitrea 16 Pens


bullet Cut a square of Acetate to approx 3.5″ by 3.5″
bullet Gently score a line approx 0.5″ up from the bottom of one side. This will act as the securing fold to the CD
bullet Select an appropriate Peel Off Sticker as your design.
bullet Stick this in the centre of the acetate sheet, with the base of your design between 0.25 and 0.75″ above the scored line ( or ensure that the centre of your design is approx 1.25″ above the score line. This is approx the height of the Tee Light Flame)
bullet Fill in the blank areas of your Peel Off Sticker with the glass paint, or glass pen, and allow to dry
bullet Stick a candy tray over the centre hole of the CD. This will hold your Tee Light in Place. Many Tee lights come with a lose metal or plastic cup. This can be used instead of the Candy Tray.

Christmas Tea Light





Christmas Tee Light Decoration


bullet Once your paint is dry and your Tee light holder is secure over the centre of the CD
bullet Fold the acetate sheet at right angles along the scored line away from the design.
bullet Secure the acetate sheet by the folded tab to the CD. Ensuing that the acetate is 0.5 to 0.75″ away from the edge of the Tee Light.
bullet Add extra detail to the Acetate sheet by sticking on spangles etc

CAUTION: Never leave your burning Candles unattended. Do not place your Creation in a draft or near flammable objects

Note: Pebeo Porcelaine 150 paints and Pebeo Vitrea 160 Glass Paints are designed to be baked in an oven for a hardwearing finish. The paint will dry under normal conditions and is perfectly suitable for this project. After all You won’t be washing your decoration in the Dishwasher! Will You ??!!











How To Make A Reindeer Hair Clip

October 29, 2011

Peindeer hair clip project


bullet Plastic Hair Clip
bullet Gold Chenille Stem
bullet 2 x  10 mm  eyes
bullet 1″ Hole Pom pom Beige
bullet 0.5″ Glitter pom pom red
bullet PVA Glue


bullet Cut your Glitter Chenille stem in half. (one stem will do for two reindeer)
bullet Cut your half a pipe cleaner in half again
bullet Thread one piece of pipe cleaner through the hole in the pom pom by pushing the plastic insert out as you thread the antler through the hole.
bullet with the remaining half a pipe cleaner. cut it into three equal pieces then cut one length in half again.
bullet You will have two long and two short pieces of chenille.
bullet Wrap a long and short piece of chenille around each side to complete the antlers
bullet Use PVA glue to stick the eyes and nose to the face.
bullet Stick the Head onto the hair clip.

A quick and easy project made in minutes. you can stick the head to anything. Try sticking it to a magnet or on a greeting card.

A quick and easy project suitable for children



October 29, 2011

Pin Craft Christmas Bell Tree Decoration using Pinflair components and Christmas Ribbon

Pin Craft and Pinflair Components

Pin Craft or Pinflair is the art of pinning fabrics, or sequins etc to shapes or forms. Pinflair Polystyrene shapes are an ideal medium, allowing easy construction. Use filigree etc for finishing. easy to make Christmas Craft project in less than an hour

bullet Requirements

bullet Polystyrene Bell Shape 4 “ other sixes available
bullet Christmas Ribbon approx 6 metres 15mm wide
bullet Sequin Pins
bullet Filigree cap
bullet Gold or Silver Cord

bullet Preparation

bullet Cut ribbon into approx 58 10cm lengths. This number may vary depending on the closeness of the overlays

Pin Craft and Pinflair Components


bullet Find and mark the centre point of the base of the bell.
bullet Place a ribbon length on a flat surface face down
bullet From the centre of the the ribbon, fold over end by 45 degrees
bullet Fold over the other end the same way.
bullet Place the ribbon on the base of the bell and secure the fold point the the bell with a sequin pin to just off the centre point you marked on the base of the bell.
bullet The ribbon can be placed either face up or face down to provide a different finished effect. The bell illustrated was made with the face down.
bullet Secure the fold two fold ends to the bell.
bullet Repeat the process on the opposite side, and again at ninety degrees to them.
bullet This will then give a cross structure over the base of the bell.
bullet Repeat this again from the centre filling the for gaps between the ribbons.
bullet Depending on the width of your ribbon, and the size of the bell, you may have to add extra layers
bullet Once this initial round is completed, simply repeat the effect by adding more folded ribbon in layers, moving away from the base of the Bell.
bullet Continue layering until you reach the top of the bell.
bullet Fold over and ribbon ends and secure a filigree cap to the top of the bell to cover the ends, using a Teardrop Hatpin.


bullet Finishing Effects

bullet Finish off the Bell by adding:

bullet  A hanging cord to the Filigree Cap
bullet Coloured Pearl Headed  Pins to the sides of the bell.
bullet Secure a filigree Ball to the base of the bell using a Teardrop Hatpin to represent the bell chime

bullet Hints and Tips

bullet Try using an egg cup or cup to hold your bell upright while working on the base.
bullet Use decorative paper strips rather than ribbon
bullet Use Sequins or Bridal beads to add extra glitter to your bell
bullet Use a thimble for easy pin insertion and prevent finger pain.
bullet Use small lengths of ribbon on small bell sizes.
bullet For the accomplished pinner, try using a thinner ribbon for a very detailed effect
bullet Try using other polystyrene shapes as bases.
bullet As an alternative to ribbon try using Christmas Fabrics, simply cut in lengths and folded in the usual way.
bullet Try starting at the top of the bell and layer your bell the opposite way.

bullet Please remember that young children will be attracted to your bell, so hang it safely out of reach from children on your Christmas Tree.
bullet Guidelines on Pin Crafting



How To Make A sequin (Pinflair style )Spider

October 29, 2011

seuin art spiderMaterials

2 black chenille stems (pipe cleaners) 

1 half polystyrene(styrofoam) ball

google eyes ,sequin pins,black sequins  

How  To Make

Pin on enough sequins to cover shape   

glue on eyes

cut each pipe cleaner into 4 pieces and glue or pin on to the side to make legs

How To Make Pom Pom Spider and Pumpkin

October 28, 2011

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2 Black bump chenille stems (pipe cleaners) — these have 4 bumps 1 for each leg

large black pom pom with hole

2 google eyes

How To Make

Cut the chenille in half and half again push pipe cleaner through pom pom—- – as you do this the plastic tube will come out of the pom pom—–

wind 3 pieces  onto each side to make 8 legs – glue on eyes (alternatively use sticky backed eyes)

Pumpkin Materials

1 large orange pom pom with ho;e

1 green chenille stem (pipe cleaner)

How To Make

Push green chenille through the hole in the pom pom -turn over a small piece to make the top fole the other piece into 2 triangular shape for feet Glue on google eyes or use sticky backed eyes  


Spooky Halloween Cards

October 26, 2011

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Cards using an assortment of  Bo Bunny papers and cut outs from cricut halloween cartridges  The grey card with the spider also has a spiders web made with a spirelli shape and sparkle thread.The card is A4 folded in half the papers are cut to leave a small border at each end of the card and stickers or peel offs are used to embellish along  with cut outs.Ink around the edges of the card with black or green staz on ink pad

KRAZY DAYZ Legionnaires Sun Hat

October 23, 2011


bullet A quick and easy Fabric Painting Project for age 5 to Adult.
bullet Requirements:


bullet 1 45ml bottle Pebeo Setacolor Fabric paint
bullet 1 white Legionnaires Sun Hat, or any white Sun Hat.
bullet Salt Crystals.
bullet Large Paint brush or sponge.





bullet Mix a solution of water and Pebeo Setacolor Fabric paint.
bullet The more water the lighter the colour. Can be diluted to a level of one part paint two parts water.
bullet Either indoors or away from direct sunlight apply a liberal application of paint either using a brush or a sponge.
bullet Ensure that the fabric is wet.
bullet Place the fabric on a flat dry surface such as a vinyl tile.
bullet flatten the cap as much as possible, making peaks and hollows.
bullet Apply a liberal application of Salt Crystals.
bullet Allow the hat to dry in direct sunlight. This will aid the process of the salt absorbing the paint.
bullet Once dry you will have a superb Summer Sun Hat.

Hints and Tips


bullet Pebeo Setacolor Fabric paint is Photosensitive. 


bullet Spectacular effects can be achieved by shielding areas from light.
bullet Scatter items such as leaves or cut out shapes to the fabric after painting.
bullet Move items to direct sunlight, ensuring that the covered areas remain covered.
bullet Fabric sheltered from the sunlight will retain a darker colour, while certain items that shield the fabric will also absorb paint at different levels leaving a pattered effect.
bullet use more than one colour, apply liberal amount of salt in the areas where paint merges.


 Apply a liberal amount of watered down Pebeo Setacolor Fabric Paint. Use either a sponge or large paint brush.
Once the hat is covered in paint, and still wet, flatten it out on a flat surface.
Apply a liberal amount of Salt Crystals to the hat. Areas with no salt will remain colour true, while the salt absorbes the colour in oter areas.

Shuffle the salt crystals around to achieve different effects.




Childs Christmas Tiara

October 21, 2011

Required Components

  Materials Required

  1SILVER 12”PIPE CLEANER (chenille Stems)

  Make a small loop at each end, twist to secure
  Twist and secure sprays to pipecleaner
  Bend pipecleaner into a half circle.
  Secure the tiara to hair with hair grips
  Hints and Tips.

  Always use an odd number of sprays.
  You can add height by building a larger spray using three sprays wound together.

Silk Painting

October 21, 2011

silk painted cardsilk painted scarfUsing 2 parts paint 1 part water -mix in separate bottle or spray -wet silk with water and spray/brush or drop onto silk.allow to dry approx 24 hours then iron to fix

Alternatively -Heliographic technique

place leaves or cut outs or sprinkle rock salt onto painted silk – lay out in the sun remove when dry  iron fix

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