Paint sample cards are fabulously easy to turn into fun and colourful projects. This tutorial from Ohcrafts is super quick and could easily be cut into whatever shape you choose. If you have a sewing machine, thread it up and simply sew the pieces together. Great for parties or a dull corner and especially perfect for a school holiday project. Check this project and more craft ideas on our Pinterest board here.
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We spotted this beautiful, very calm room tour over at little.lovely blog by super mum Khali Whatley. The room is designed by Sissy + Marley, a New York City-based boutique baby planner. Khali details that Sissy + Marley were engaged to produce a nursery that was modern, fresh, eco-friendly and polished for Gabriel, who was in his mother’s tummy when the nursery was designed. Some of our favourite things are the wall paper and ceiling finishes, the selection of classic toys and furniture which will last well beyond the baby and toddler years. You can find all the details of this room tour here.
We love a bunting or little garland to brighten up a room and Prudent Baby have done all the hard work for us in this round up! They are rather crafty over at Prudent Baby but these 25 cute ideas don’t involve too many crafty skills, materials or time. So if you have a pocket crying out for some bunting, maybe create some art to suit your own home and style!
One of our most popular wall prints; the customised world map looks amazing framed or mounted directly on the wall. They usually post within a few days and make a fabulous, personalised gift for a child of any age. $45.00 plus postage. Available at Little Living.
We found this colourful and fun DIY project, featured on creative blog mermag, in our online travels this week. Uber creative Mumma to 2 kiddies, Merrilee created this castle using cardboard and duct tape to decorate it. She has generously shared her diy castle tutorial including downloadable templates and ideas on how to decorate your own castle. Of course, it’s very flexible depending on your child and their toys. This is such a cute project it will also look fabulous on the shelf when it’s time to pack away at the end of the day. You can see the entire tutorial and downloads here.
We were so excited to discover this fun and stylish French range of wall stickers earlier this year; and we have been counting down the days to its arrival! So without further ado (and before I stick them all over my own children’s rooms)… ladies and gentlemen – direct from Paris – our new “bonne nuit” glow-in-the-dark wall stickers!
The details: The 1 metre long wall sticker adheres easily to any smooth surface. Application is straightforward and the sticker is easily removed if necessary. Choose a spot near a window or light so it can recharge during the day, to keep your little one company in the night. Stocks are limited, for more details click here.
It’s the first week of the school holidays… and we are in craft mode. The list was drawn up, weeks ago, of craft activities we “need” to complete before the end of the holidays and let me tell you, it will be no mean feat if we can get through it. Today we made play dough. If you feel like trying your hand, I have included the best ever recipe for no-cook make at home dough – it is smooth, quick to make, lasts forever out of the fridge, costs next to nothing, apparently tastes good, is non toxic and makes for very cheerful children. Everyone’s a winner!
No Cook Playdough
Boil the kettle.
In a mixing bowl or mixer with dough hook combine:
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 4 tablespoons of Cream of Tartar
- 1 cup of table salt (if you can, whizz it in the food processor to make it powdery)
In a separate jug combine:
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 tablespoons of vege oil
- your chosen food colouring
Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and stir until it all comes together. It will look runny but keep mixing because it will come together. You might need to throw in a handful of flour in at the end if it is too sticky. Sprinkle some extra flour on the bench and knead it all together until it’s done! I cheated and mixed ours with the dough hook stand mixer.
You can keep it in a container or snap lock bag in the cupboard for at least a couple of months.
This was my Easter weekend DIY project… some cute new cushions for the lounge! Following on from my earlier Facebook post detailing my first foray into tea towels as pillowslips… these ones I wanted to be less shabby chic so I filled them up more. Also made from some tea towels I bought a while ago I just washed and ironed them, zipped around the edges with the machine, popped the inserts in and sewed them up. I used a synthetic filling so I could throw the whole thing in the wash if (ahem, when) needed. Easy Peasy.
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We are excited to introduce new Ollie & Lime range to Little Living! Olli & Lime, an exclusive range made in the UK, offers linen made to suit the Leander Bed and Junior Bed as well as standard cots. The range includes 3 contemporary linen designs with accessories. Modern yet timeless. Here’s a peek at the linen designs (available here) and coming soon are hooded towels, wall posters and bib sets.
Door handles are a quick, cost effective way to brighten up an old piece of furniture. They come in all shapes, colours and sizes and you’ll need little more than a spanner or screwdriver to remove old handles and tighten up the new ones! These cute polka dot handles are hand painted ceramic and perfectly sized for little hands. Available from Little Living in green, blue, yellow and black with spots.