Tag: Beautiful

GIVEAWAY!!!

Giveaway by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

I know I said it over and over again in the last post Easter Gift Basket – Part 4, but I just have to say it again, a few more times. I love the adorable little felted eggs I made for my Easter Gift Basket. They are just so freaking cute! I love them so much that I don’t think they should just sit around or worse be packed away only to come out next Easter. These little cuties need to be shown off, loved, admired and utilised. I have created three different crafts that showcase these cute little eggs. So that would make it, Felted eggs 3 ways! How eggciting! (I bet you were starting to miss egg puns, given that Easter was a couple of weeks ago!) (more…)

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…)

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…)

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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Beautiful Buttercream Cake

Beautiful Buttercream Cake by Eclectic Handmade Creations

A few months ago I shared with you my first attempt at Making a Ruffled Buttercream Frosting Cake. Since then I have been scouring Youtube for more ruffled buttercream cake ideas and I fell in LOVE with this gorgeous ruffle! I just couldn’t wait to try it out. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait too long, it was my lovely friend Mrs K’s birthday earlier this month and of course I just had to make her a cake to help celebrate!!

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How to make a Memory Catcher

How to make a Memory Catcher by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

Last week, I wrote about New Year’s Resolutions and shared with you some of my more crafty/creative ones and how I was planning on keeping on track with them this year. I mentioned that I also had a selection of personal resolutions, there is one in particular that I have put a lot of thought into and wanted to share with you; Savoring the positive memories of 2015 to assist in being a more positive person and to help me really live in the moment. I thought that this might not be a resolution that not only I had, perhaps my tools to help me do this might help you too.

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Free New Year Resolution Planner

Free New Year Resolution Planner by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

The start of the New Year brings with it New Year Resolutions. That list of things that we should have done last year, or the year before that, or the one before that… Year after year, the lists seems to be the same, except for a few additions. In the past I, like many others, made resolutions and given up on upholding them as resolutions before the end of January. Mine are usually rather generic; Look after myself better, lose weight and be a kinder person. All very vague and lack any real thought or effort. This year, I’ll be doing something a little different. I am going to stay on track with a New Year Resolution Planner. I have put one together and I have shared it below for you for FREE.

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How to make a Christmas Garland and Card Display

Christmas Garland and Card Display by #EclecticHandmadeCreations

Last week was all about Christmas Cards. They are a great way of creating something unique and special for someone that you care about. They don’t take much time, they aren’t expensive to make, and they can look so amazing. I love that Christmas time is an excuse to go old school and post letters and cards. It is so exciting to receive cards in the mail, or really anything other than bills! But what do you do with all those amazing cards, how do you showcase the works of art that your family and friends have made or picked out especially for you? They create such a Christmasy feel and provide beautiful decoration. However, they can be quite difficult to display; the slightest of breezes blows them over, they may not even like to stand on their own, hanging them over the traditional piece of string only helps protect them from a slight breeze, anything stronger and the whole lot come floating down. Today I am going to show you a beautiful way of displaying all your Christmas cards; A Christmas Garland and Card Display. It displays all your Christmas cards and it even looks great without cards so it doesn’t matter if you don’t receive any physical cards, perhaps your family and friends have so completely embraced the digital age and don’t get excited about mail as I do :-).

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Festive Handmade Christmas Cards

Handmade Christmas Tags by Eclectic Handmade Creations

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you my about my experience in paper crafts and my first card making party with Kaszazz. I received my Kaszazz order of Christmas card making supplies and I got stuck right in to making my cards and tags. I promised you that I would show you some of the Christmas card ideas that I came up with and just because you are so awesome, I am sharing them with you.

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How to make an Easy Christmas Wreath

Christmas Wreath by Eclectic Handmade Creations

“Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favourite time of the year…”

The stores have had Christmas decorations out for months and the Christmas carols have been playing in the malls for weeks. It is all pointing to the tell tale sign that Christmas is just a few short weeks away! To be honest with you I couldn’t be happier, I LOVE Christmas!!! I just love spending time with family, feasting on all the yummy food and giving gifts to my loved ones. I love giving gifts to loved ones so much so, that I am usually already finished by the end of October and there is nothing left for me to do for weeks; fyi that is a bad thing, I like preparing for Christmas. Although, I do have a rule that in our house decorations don’t go up until the 1st of December. It is SO hard to wait until then, I am such a child. This year however, I broke that rule. I know, how naughty of me. Tisk, tisk, tisk! But, it was for a great reason! For the past few years, I have wanted to make a Christmas wreath. This year I finally got around to making one, thanks to you; well, I needed something for you to read. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I literally stood at the door for at least a full 5 mins looking at it, just marvelling at how well it turned out! There was just no way that this masterpiece wasn’t going up as soon as it was finished!

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