Category: Tutorial

Easter Gift Basket Part 4

Easter Gift Basket Part 4 by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

This is the last post in our Easter Gift Basket Series, the fourth of four. If you haven’t already done so, read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. Today I will show you how to make the gorgeous little felted Easter Eggs. I have left the cutest, easiest and just all round best craft till last. I absolutely love these little Eggs! I could make them all day long!!!!! I could also go on about how much I love them but I’ll spare you that 4 hour read and just get straight to the tutorial shall I? (more…)

Easter Gift Basket Part 3

Easter Gift Basket Part 3 by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

Welcome back to the 3rd post in the Easter Gift Basket series. If you havn’t read through Easter Gift Basket Part 1 and Part 2 take a read now… it’s OK, I’ll wait… Have you read them? Are you sure?? Ok, let’s keep going. This post walks you through how to make the Easter String Eggs. These were fun to make, very messy (in a fun way) and a little tricky but so worth it, they are so cute.  (more…)

Easter Gift Basket Part 2

Easter Gift Basket Part 2 by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

Easter is getting closer and this week is the second part of four to the Easter Gift Basket. The last two posts will be published over the next few days, so that you still have plenty of time to make them before Easter. Last week I gave you a list of all the supplies, tools and equipment you will need to make this. I would highly recommend reading through last weeks post and through all of the below instructions first before starting. (more…)

Easter Gift Basket Part 1

Easter Gift Basket Part 1 by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

It is not long till Easter, only a few short weeks away. Soon the Easter bunny will be hopping around hiding chocolate Easter eggs for all the little boys and girls to hunt for. Or more accurately, mums and dads will be buying up big on the chocolate eggs and doing up Easter baskets for the kids to take to school to give their friends and teachers. Then mum and dad play Easter bunny and hide a mountain of eggs for the traditional Easter egg hunt.

Easter is one holiday that I don’t really celebrate; I really don’t need an excuse to eat chocolate, I already consume far too much of it as it is! I do however really like how Easter themed things are generally very cute. How could I not do a super cute Easter craft for you guys 🙂  (more…)

Quicker and Easier Bookmark

Quicker and Easier bookmark by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

Last week I made a bookmark for a friend’s birthday and I liked it so much that I thought I would make one for myself. I alerted the design a bit, drawing inspiration from my beautiful collection of High Tea cookbooks. This bookmark was even quicker and easier than last week’s one! (more…)

Quick and Easy Bookmark

Quick and Easy bookmark by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

One of the lovely ladies that I work with had a birthday the other day and didn’t give us any warning! I love making things for people’s birthdays and would have loved to have been prepared and made a lovely gift for Mrs S. Given that she withheld her birthday from me, I figured I could be a day late on the card and gift, so that night I made her a simple little gift. Mrs S loves Jane Austen novels. She was getting the hardcover book set of all the Jane Austen books for her Birthday. I thought a bookmark was quite fitting.

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How to make large paper flowers

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We recently moved office at work and the new building has a lovely fresh feeling to it. There is lots of light, both natural and artificial and the walls are all panted in a very crisp fresh white with a fresh lime green as an accent colour. A few of the staff have indoor potted plants growing at their workstations, which add to the lovely feel of the space. I really wanted to have a plant of my own but there was one serious flaw in the idea, I kill plants! It’s not like I try to kill them or that I only kill sensitive plants, I genuinely kill any plant I look after! I was determined not to let this small flaw, ruin my plan and decided to think a little creatively. If I can’t keep live plants then artificial plants would have to do! I didn’t want to just get a plastic plant, I wanted something a little more lively, something with a little more soul. So, I thought I would make myself some flowers. I have the perfect blank wall next to my desk to display something sweet! (more…)

Valentine’s Day Card Free Printable

Valentine's Day Card Free Printable by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

♥♥♥ HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

Last week I showed you how to make a beautiful Valentine’s decoration with the DIY Valentine’s Day Garland and today I am going to show you how to make a beautiful Valentine’s Day Card. I have done all the hard work for you and created a Valentine’s Day Card Free Printable template to assist you. This card features a photo insert in the cover and a pop up inside, impress your Valentine with your crafting skills.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Garland

DIY Valentine's Day Garland by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

Red roses, boxes of chocolates, heart shaped cards and romantic gestures. All heart melting things that let us know that it is coming up to Valentine’s Day.  I know that Valentine’s Day is traditionally meant for singles and new couples but as a not-so-old married woman, I can’t helped be swept up by all the…

 

Red & Pink

 

…and you thought I was going to say LOVE 🙂

After finally taking down my Christmas Garland my hallway wall just looked too bare, so I decided to make a lovely romantic Valentine’s Day garland to decorate our home in celebration of the holiday of LOVE!  (more…)

FROZEN Elsa Doll Birthday Cake

FROZEN Elsa Doll Birthday Cake by Eclectic Handmade Creations

Do you recall back in August last year I wrote about birthday cakes that we wanted as a child? For me the ultimate cake was a Dolly Varden cake, I always thought they were just so magical and beautiful! Well guess what?? I finally got the opportunity to make one J I was asked by a customer to make a Frozen themed cake for his daughter’s birthday and of course her favorite character is Elsa. So, the obvious choice for me was an Elsa Dolly Varden cake.  I spent a lot of time and energy on the Frozen Elsa Doll Birthday Cake, as the little Birthday girl Miss V is such a sweet little girl. The birthday girl loved it so all the time and effort was worth it! I was pretty impressed with how well it turned out.

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