Tag: Fun to do

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…)

How to make large paper flowers

How to make large paper flowers_EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

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…)

7 best websites for FREE printables

7 best websites for FREE printables EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

As you may already know, I LOVE free stuff!!! The offer of something for free makes me feel like it’s my birthday. I get as excited as a child opening their birthday gifts, and sometimes I even squeal in delight. I have issues, I know that.

One of the awesome things about being a crafter has to be the abundance of amazingly useful printables. Thank goodness for the internet! The greatest thing about the internet + printables combination is that there are SO many FREE ones available!!!! So if you are feeling crafty but you don’t want to go to the craft store for supplies, or said craft store is closed (due to it being 10 o’clock at night) or you are a little strapped for cash, you can jump on the computer find a fun printable and away you go. Another great thing about printables is that they are usually things that you can do with young children.

I have built up a list of websites that have heaps of great printables and I thought I would share this list with you. These are the 7 best websites for FREE printables. Some of these printables are for crafts, some are for around the house and some are activities that you can do with young children. Have a look through them and let me know which ones you like best! (more…)

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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DIY New Years Eve Firework Decorations

DIY New years Eve Firework Decorations by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

I hope you and your loved ones had a fantastic Christmas yesterday. I have been melting in the Queensland, Australian heat! I sure was dreaming of a white Christmas. But alas Santa didn’t make it snow in Brisbane this year 🙁

There isn’t much time after Christmas for recovering before New Years Eve rolls around. If you are hosting a New Years Eve party you only have a few days to take down all the Christmas decorations and dress the house in glitz and glam already to welcome in the New Year. Today I will show you a really easy and simple craft perfect for your New Years Eve celebrations.

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12 Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts

12 Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts by EclecticHandmadeCreations.com

It is literately only days until Christmas. Six to be exact. That means that you have six days to get those last minute gifts, finish the decorating and six whole days to do Christmas crafts 🙂

I have been keeping an eye out for some really quick and easy crafts that you can do as last minute Christmas gifts or decorations. Here are my favorite 12, that is 2 per day 🙂

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Ladies Crafternoon ~ Kaszazz Make and Take Demo Party

Cards made at the Eclectic Handmade Creations' Ladies Crafternoon

In the past, I had lightly dabbled in paper crafts such as scrapbooking and card making. I had once attempted a horrible excuse of a scrapbook. It was so bad that just the shear memory of it makes me shudder in shame! I have had a lot more success with card making; some of them were quite great (if I do say so myself) and some of them not so much, although I don’t think any of them were as bad as the scrapbook. Argh, that scrapbook.

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