Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label craft. Show all posts

September 4, 2022

How To Make Rings And Bracelets At Home

making bracelets at home
Making your own jewellery is a great way to personalize your style. Creating your own pieces of jewellery can not only save money, but it can also give you an opportunity to design unique items that reflect your taste and personality. Crafting jewellery is a fun and creative hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

July 28, 2022

Easy Ways to Spruce Up The Garden

garden sign deco paint
In the spring and summer, we spend a lot of time in the garden. Spending time tending for the plants and caring for the green space can be quite relaxing and satisfying. Here are some easy ways to spruce up the garden in no time when it starts to look a little tired.

July 19, 2022

Ideas For Improving Your Outdoor Space

garden with flowers createwithmom
When you own a home, there is always work to be done on the exterior of the home and property. Instead of calling it work, think of it as an opportunity to enhance the outdoor space. Having this type of mindset can inspire to think creatively and give us an opportunity to have fun. Here are some ideas to consider when planning DIY and renovation projects for the outdoor space.

March 31, 2022

Encouraging Creative Thinking

craft troll movie
Creative thinking is critical for problem solving, resilience and to succeeding in life. As a parent, there are many things we have to do to help our kids become their best creative selves. Here are eight tips to help you foster creativity in your children no matter how old they are.

March 28, 2022

A Guide to Bulletin Board Decorating For Educators

bulletin board decorating classroom
Most teachers know the importance of having a good bulletin board, as it basically indicates the dedication of the educator. When crafted with intention, the bulletin board signals that the classroom is a welcoming space that calls for shared growth and education. If the bulletin board is drab it could be uninspiring. Putting effort into the bulletin board is important as it invites students into an inclusive learning environment. 

February 24, 2022

Epoxy Resin Projects You Can Do at Home

epoxy resin artwork
If you are looking for a creative way to spruce up your home, resin is the answer. Resin is a material that can be used to achieve a wide range of effects, from adding depth and character to furniture to making a DIY project more fun. It is an easy way to add warmth and personality to your space.

January 1, 2022

The Craft of Felting: DIY Felted Mouse

felted mouse
Making our own soft, fuzzy animals with the felting method is fun to do. To start doing felting, you only need a few materials; felting needle, wool, and a foam pad. If you want to learn this craft and invest on a few material, look for a kit at a craft store or on Amazon. There is also Klutz kits that teaches felting.

February 11, 2021

Quilling Technique Husking

Quilling is a fun hobby to do, I have used this paper craft method to do a lot of home decor and combined it with canvas painting. I also like using different quilling techniques to create intricate designs and gluing it on to handmade cards. This technique of husking can be used for large, unusual shapes, and can be done with or without a collar. Looping of the quilling paper around pins inserted into a cork, foam, or styrofoam board helps create the shapes we want. 

August 27, 2020

Painting Rocks and Books that inspires us to draw

rock painting strawberry
We love books that simplify and teach us how to draw easily with techniques that anyone with any artistic skills can grasp and become good at. The Ten-Step Drawing Series are fabulous books we highly recommend, as these books are fun and have an approachable way of teaching how to draw for aspiring illustrators, doodlers, and art hobbyists. 

July 30, 2020

Nature inspired Plaster of Paris platter and giveaway

nature inspired platter made with plaster of paris
Long summer days are perfect for outdoor crafts. We did a fun project inspired by nature using Plaster of Paris from Craft Project Ideas. Since mediums like Plaster of Paris require time to dry, we find this process is a little faster when we dry it outdoors in the summer heat. 

March 24, 2020

Geometric Designs with String Art

string art
This String Art project is inspired by the Stitch + Strings Lab for Kids book. It is similar to nail and thread art, but an easier version using cardboard, needle, and yarn. There are many different possibilities of creating geometric designs with this craft. 

February 23, 2020

For our love of wood: Scroll Saw, Wood Burning, and Workshop Setup

wood burning book
Wood is one of our favourite material to work with! From making designs with the scroll saw, wood burning to making furniture and other home decor it seems like we are continuously buying wood. 

March 17, 2019

We Are Knitters: Fun and Happiness in a kit

we are knitters kits
We Are Knittersan European based DIY knitting kit company has expanded into the Canadian marketplace. We Are Knitters encourages creativity and self-wellness through the art of knitting, as the benefits of knitting has been embraced as both a fashion trend and health practice. Knitting also helps reduce stress levels, exercise memory, combat hyperactivity, and increase overall happiness - read more about the benefits of crafts on my recent post.

August 1, 2018

Pottery Painting at Crock a Doodle

Crock a Doodle pottery painting studio
We were excited to drop-in aCrock a Doodle in Niagara Falls for an afternoon of fun. This pottery themed creative space with friendly staff made us feel welcomed. This studio is setup in a way that makes it comfortable for children to sit down and paint. For adults, it gives an opportunity to let go of everything and be a kid again. We loved it! 

May 13, 2018

Creative Designs on Wood using the Dewalt DW788 20" Variable Speed Scroll Saw

Dewalt DW788 20
We enjoy scrolling as a hobby and have done lots of small projects on a smaller entry level scroll saw. Scroll sawing is the art of making intricate cuts in wood or metal to create different patterns and objects. We enjoy doing woodworking projects on a regular basis, and using the scroll saw has taken woodworking to another level for us.  

March 20, 2018

Embroidered Crazy Patchwork

embroidered crazy patchwork
I have been working on a crazy patchwork surface to use it as the cover for a DIY stool we are working on. For this patchwork surface, I used the Crazy Patchwork method that uses random shapes of cloth attached together. Crazy patchwork is a lot of fun to do, as we do not have to cut each material using a pattern or measurement. 

December 20, 2017

Learning Needle Tatting

needle tatting amazon
I have been waiting to learn the craft of tatting, however I couldn't find the tools at any of the stores in Ontario. I searched it up on and was super excited that it was available to purchase.

December 16, 2017

Hands on origami kits

origami kits dover craft
Origami kits are a fun way to start folding creative models right away as the kits include the instructions and material we need to get started. We have been trying to use the below activity packed kits to get creative. We found that the instructions could be a little clearer, so beginners can follow it easily to make the beautiful nature inspired origami. 

November 28, 2017

Knitted Cozy Slippers

knit slipper pattern
These handmade knitted slippers are beginner friendly. I used Phentex Slipper and Craft Yarn that makes these slippers feel durable and warm. With this pattern we can personalize each of the slippers by choosing different colour combinations. The slipper stretches, so keep this in mind when you are casting on. 

November 25, 2017

Win Klutz Kits for the Holidays

klutz punch pillow
Klutz Kits have great play value, they are educational and fun for children and adults. We love using Klutz kits to learn new crafts. These kits have all the necessary tools and material needed to start the projects right away.