Art & craft

Dec
04

Homemade Christmas Fun

At the chilly end of the year, indoor activities come into their own and are a great way of keeping the kids busy during the holidays. Donning an apron and heading for the warmth of the kitchen might appeal, or making Christmas cards, decorations or presents; there are plenty of Christmas craft activities to choose from.

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Apr
14

Make Napkin Bunny Ears

bunny ears cupSimply fold two napkins together for a fun addition to your Easter table. Just wrap round a chocolate egg, tie together with pretty ribbon and hide in each person’s glass, or fold and have poking out of a party cup. Make your bunny ears in a few easy steps…

 

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Mar
26

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Home-made Bouquet

_MG_2437-EditThis week, a gorgeous DIY project from Christine Leech’s book, Scissors, Paper, Craft. Nothing quite matches the beauty of real flowers but these paper versions of two of her favourite flowers make a quirky and long-lasting bouquet for any bride.  Using a cupcake baking tray ensures the flowers hold their beautiful curved shape.

 

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Oct
16

Witch Makeup Video by Antonia Spicer

To complete your Halloween look, the make-up is every bit as important as the fancy dress outfit. Here, make-up artist Antonia Spicer shows us how to create a Wicked Witch look in a helpful, step-by-step tutorial.

To get make-up, fancy dress and other bits for your Halloween party, click here to shop at Party Pieces.

To see more of the services and expertise Antonia offers, click here to visit her website.

Oct
02

Make Lollipop Spiders

spider lolliesOn 31st October, don’t limit the dressing up to the kids. These spookified lollipops are quick, safe and easy to make, don’t require any gluing and look great on a Halloween party table. They’re also an easy way to spruce up sweets to surprise young trick or treaters with.

 

 

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Mar
07

Make Decorated Jam Jar Votives

These can be used for storage as well as vases for spring flowers and party cutlery containers, but they’ll look especially lovely illuminating a table at a dinner party. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to make pretty, decorated  jam jar votives, to use again and again. 

 

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Feb
21

Easter Activities & Games

Easter Game and Activity IdeasWe know that the Easter holidays are still quite a way off and Easter Day is not until 31st March, but it’s a good idea to have a few fun Easter games and activities up your sleeve in advance. Here are a few eggcellent(!) tips for fun Easter games and crafty things to do come rain or shine, all spring long.

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Feb
04

Make Tissue Paper Flowers

This Valentine’s Day – or any other day of the year for that matter – surprise a loved one with a very special homemade bouquet of flowers that will last a lot longer than real thing. Follow these step-by-step instructions to make tissue paper blooms to decorate a table or a party room. 

 

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